Eight 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.
Sahar A. hosted a health awareness day for senior citizens at her mosque. She led a team of volunteers in teaching the participants the importance of maintaining their health. She hoped the project would encourage the seniors to live a long and happy life.
Carina H. created memory books for seniors to help them document their memories and life experiences. She led a team of volunteers in interviewing each senior, then created a book for them based on the stories shared. She hoped the books would help preserve their valuable memories and stories for years to come.
Jana H. built a garden to benefit children at La Escuela Rice (The Rice School). She led a team of volunteers in working with the children to create a garden and then taught the children how to maintain it and the benefits of eating homegrown foods. She hoped the project would teach the childr...