BETHANY >> Girl Scouts representing several local troops were presented with a proclamation by First Selectman Derrylyn Gorski, celebrating the 105th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.

The event was held at a recent Board of Selectmen meeting. Gorski spoke of her experience in the Girl Scouts and its influence on her life. “Through the dedication, time, and talent of volunteers of different backgrounds, abilities and areas of expertise, Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 32,000 girls in grades K-12 across the state of Connecticut, and that core programs around environmental stewardship, anti-bullying techniques, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and healthy living, help girls develop a solid foundation in leadership.” More than 59 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae and 2.7 million girls and adult volunteers are active members.