WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On a historic day for the nation and the Girl Scouts of the USA, five new women were inaugurated into the United States Senate today, bringing the total number of female senators to 20, the largest proportion in history. Of the 20 women now serving in the Senate, 14, or 70 percent, are Girl Scout alumnae.
"Today, 14 of our alumnae have entered one of the most powerful legislative bodies in the world, clearly demonstrating that the core principles on which Girl Scouting was founded are alive and well in the 21st Century," Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chavez, said in a statement. "We are seeing the impact that Girl Scouting can have in the life of a young woman. I am so proud of our alumnae today, and look forward to the great things they will accomplish as national leaders and role models in the United States Senate"