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Local Girl Scout Holds Fun Day to Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award
Local Girl Scout Lisa G., partnered with Focusing Family Agency to create a “Fun Day” that catered to children in the Hempstead community, in order to complete all the requirements to earn the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.
The “Fun Day” consisted of a picnic and carnival games. Lisa also hosted a 10-day after school volleyball camp for girls in the community. The camp taught the girls the value of teamwork. “I saw kids in the community not interacting with each other,” said Lisa. “I wanted to bring them together.”
It is a significant honor to earn the Gold Award. Girl Scouts who earn this award have demonstrated leadership skills, career planning, community involvement, and personal development. It takes two to three years of intensive work to complete all the requirements for the award. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. A major component of earning the Gold Award is planning and completing a Gold Award Project that is a service to the community.
Lisa, a recent graduate of Hempstead High School, and more than 15 volunteers spent many hours preparing and hosting these events. The combined total of participants was nearly 70 people. “It takes more than one person to earn a Gold Award,” said the recipient’s father Leonard G. “It is a community effort.”
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties.
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