Girl Scouts Commemorative Coin
Jack Kingston introduced coin legislation
Thursday, June 26, seeking a silver dollar coin
commemorating "the centennial of the
establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United
States of America."
The coin bill is officially named H.R. 6404.
It’s so freshly new that the Government Printing
Office (GPO) has not yet had the chance to enter
the text of the legislation into their system.
It does, however, have an impressive cosponsor
list of 41 other members in the House. That’s
strong showing for the initial stage of this
If H.R. 6404 gets half the support the Boy
Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin
Act has seen, it would seem likely to eventually
pass the House, Senate and get signed by the
President to become law. (There’s no guarantees,
but passage of the Boy Scouts commemorative
silver dollar coin for 2010 looks to be
Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912 by
Juliette Gordon Low. According to their site,
membership has grown from 18 members in
Savannah, Georgia, to 3.7 million members
throughout the United States, including U.S.
territories, and in more than 90 countries
through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
With a founding date of 1912, the Girl Scouts
commemorative coin would likely be targeted for
issuance in 2012.
If so, unless a special provision was included,
it would have to compete for passage with two
other proposed commemorative silver dollars that
have already seen Congressional action this year
— the National Infantry Museum and Soldier
Center Commemorative Coin Act and Star-Spangled
Banner and War of 1812 Bicentennial
Commemorative Coin Act.
Law limits the number of commemorative coins to
two a year.