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Betsy Denson, Communications Director
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Girl Scouts Team Up with Houston Texans for National Girls in Sports Day

Fitness and fun were on the agenda for the 50 girls from Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) who attended the National Girls and Women In Sports Day at the Houston Texans Conference Center and Training Bubble on February 5, 2005. The girls, who ranged in age from 8 to 17, received expert advice and training from Roberta Anding, the registered dietician for the Houston Texans and Dan Riley, the Texans’ Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The participants learned about adolescent health issues such as diabetes, fad diets and eating disorders, and they also got information on healthy eating styles, meal planning, and the body weight/body mass index. They also practiced stretching, warm-up and cool down techniques, exercises for sports specific training, injury prevention and muscle performance.

Girls were able to work towards Girl Scout badge and interest project requirements. They also earned the National Girls and Women In Sports Day certificate and scored some Texans’ merchandise to boot. “We got to go in the bubble,” said Nicole Wappelhorst. “And we did some of the warm-ups that the team does. It was a blast!” GSSJC is grateful for the support of the Houston Texans and plans to team with them again soon for other sports related initiatives.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Houston-based Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves more than 58,000 girl members and 13,000 adults in 21 southeast Texas counties. For more information, call 713-292-0300 or visit us online at www.gssjc.org. Today, as when founded in 1912, Girl Scouts cultivates values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls. In Girl Scouting - and its special girl-only environment - girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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