We are able to apply both the Girl Scout Promise
and Law in our effort to help save the Chesapeake Bay...
I will do my best to be considerate and caring,
We are demonstrating our consideration for the health of the Chesapeake Bay and caring of its wildlife
and the people who enjoy and depend on a healthy Bay...
and responsible for what I say and do,
Living up to our commitment to helping save the Chesapeake Bay through learning, doing, and teaching.
and to make the world a better place.
Practice and teach what we have learned in our role as elementary students in ways we can help save
the Chesapeake Bay...
We learned about the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint agreed upon by the District of Columbia
and six Bay states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia) which
includes plans for restoring the Chesapeake Bay through meeting pollution limits...
We also learned about the action by 21 states, including yours, supported by several agricultural interest
groups to overturn clean water legislation intended to support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
Through consensus, our troop agreed to learn more and write this letter in support of the Blueprint and
efforts to oppose legislation that would derail the Bay [pollution limits].
We respectfully request that you and your state respect the efforts in developing the Clean Water
Blueprint and support the efforts of the six Bay states and D.C.
CBF President Will Baker receives many letters of inspiration, but not many as
touching as a recent mailing from Girl Scout Junior Troop 10324 from the Sparrows Point,
Edgemere, and Dundalk areas of Baltimore County. As part of their Junior Agent of Change Journey,
the troop of seven has reached out to each of the 21 state attorneys general who have joined the lawsuit that, if successful, would derail Bay clean-up efforts. In part, their letters read: