The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the Girl Scouts USA Commemorative Coin Act. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature, and will possibly become law by the end of October. This victory would not have been possible without the efforts of thousands of Girl Scout supporters—girls, alumnae, volunteers, parents, staff, board members, and friends who wrote, e-mailed, and called their members of Congress. In fact, more than 40,000 messages were sent from Girl Scouts all over the nation. What an amazing tribute to the impact Girl Scouting has had on its 50 million past and current members. Please wait for additional information from GSUSA before engaging media and external audiences.
The Girl Scouts Centennial Commemorative Coin will be minted in 2013, marking the end of the celebration of our first 100 years and the beginning of our second century of leadership. Proceeds from the sale of the coin will be used for critically needed restoration and improvements to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. This investment will protect this national treasure and ensure it continues to inspire and benefit current and future Girl Scouts for years to come. Attached please find a “Frequently Asked Questions” factsheet about the Girl Scouts Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.
Once the legislation is signed by President Obama, we will launch a broader media outreach effort that will build public awareness and support for Girl Scouts, begin marketing the coin, and lay the groundwork for our centennial celebration. We will share additional resources, press releases, and talking points in the coming weeks.