Four 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.
Carol C. hosted a week long music camp for children during Spring Break. She wanted to provide an enrichment program to expose children to music and address the lack of opportunities for low income families. Carol gathered supplies, wrote lesson plans, recruited more than 10 volunteers and publicized the event. Twenty-one children participated in the camp that included crafts, games, lessons in several music concepts, an introduction to recorder and demonstrations of band instruments provided by members of the James E. Taylor High School Band. On the last day of the camp, participants put on a short concert, performing rhythm activities and playing a song on the recorder.
“I have enjoyed working with children and have taught Sunday school for five years and I also love band and feel that music has enriched my life,” said Carol. “My Gold Award projec...