Girl Scouts speciality license plate sales begin |

Girl Scouts speciality license plate sales begin

All Girl Scout Councils in California participated on April 11 in the kick-off for the Girl Scout Speciality License Plate, which will feature the distinctive Girl Scout logo. Girl Scouts at Lake Tahoe participated in the kick-off by distributing brochures and applications at the Department of Motor Vehicles in South Lake Tahoe.

This is an opportunity for current and former Girl Scout members, volunteers, contributors and special friends to show support for Girl Scouting. At least 7,500 supporters are needed to apply between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2001, before the plate can be minted in California.

Legislation directing the DMV to issue a special license plate that bears the Girl Scout logo has become law, and in a recent ceremony Gov. Davis signed Assembly Bill 700 presented by Assemblywoman Helen Thompson (D-Davis.) The bill authorizes Girls Scout Councils to use fees collected through sale of Girl Scout license plates to fund various programs for the state’s more than 220,000 registered Girl Scouts. Failure to reach the goal of 7,500 plates could result in the state of California not issuing the license plates. Should this happen all money collected for the license plate will be refunded.

California Girl Scout Councils have been working on the project for more than four years and are rising to the challenge of promoting the sale of 7,500 Girl Scout special license plates. The new plate will cost $50 for the original order in addition to the car registration fee and $40 for a renewed registration. Most of the funds raised from the original order are earmarked to cover production costs. It is through renewal fees that the Girl Scout Councils will realize income to support Girl Scouting.

For an application and more information call toll-free (866) 4-A-SCOUT or visit the Web site at http://www.GirlScout Plate. org.

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