Seven 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.
Arunika B. planned and held an art camp at Boys and Girls Club for students ages 6-9. In the face of budget cuts to fine arts programs, she wanted to encourage young children to continue exploring the world of art. At the art camp, students learned about different art forms and historical art periods. The camp culminated in a living art show.
Demi D. planned and held a summer camp for children at a local Ronald McDonald House. In addition to playing games, doing crafts and spending time with the children who attended her camp, Demi also worked with her volunteers to personalize rocking chairs for the house’s patio in order to provide comfortable seating to visitors.
Elizabeth H. introduced 30 students from a Title I elementary school to tennis. During her four-day workshop, she taught the children tennis basics and the importance of staying activ...