Three Girl Scouts in San Jacinto Council recently earned Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
Zinnia C. brought awareness to different cultures and promoted the diversity of the student body by creating the Seven Lakes High School International Club. Through the club Zinnia, with assistance from more than 30 volunteers, hosted an international festival for the community, which included an African tribal fashion show, Japanese martial arts, Chinese calligraphy and a French crepe station.
Danielle D. addressed the issue of habitat loss in her community as a result of suburban sprawl and how it has forced native bird and bad species to move elsewhere or die off. Danielle hosted three events at Armand Bayou Nature Center where she showed visitors how to easily and inexpensively build bird, bat and owl houses and place them in their yards to encourage native species to return to the areas they had once flourished in before development. In addition to the h...