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The 'Careers and Confidence Conference' Earns Local Girl Scout the Gold Award

More than 40 middle school girls got the chance to build their confidence and explore career options thanks to Lisa N. and her Gold Award project. For the 'Careers and Confidence Conference', Lisa recruited volunteers from the American Business Women's Association to speak about leadership and careers. Girls participated in mock interviews, attended a career fair and received career planning packets. Lisa spent 88 hours on her Gold Award Project and supervised 16 volunteers.

"I wanted to make younger girls aware of how they can start building their way to success," says Lisa. "I hope that the girls who attended my event will be thinking about what they want to be and how they can achieve their goals. My wish is for every girl to reach her potential."

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's mother is very proud of her accomplishments. "Lisa has vastly improved her communications skills through publicizing her event and calling upon her sponsors and friends for help," says Cynthia N.

Lisa, who attends Kingwood High School, is president of the Latin Club and a member of the National Honor Society. As a Girl Scout, she was an EarthPact volunteer at the Houston Zoo and earned her Silver Award in 2004 by teaching badges to a junior Girl Scout troop. She plans to attend Iowa State University and major in materials engineering.

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 over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

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