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Girl Scout Spreads Easter Cheer to Earn the Gold Award

Girl Scout Katrina W. wanted both young and old to share in the joy of Easter, so she planned two different themed events for everyone to join in the fun. She held an Easter Egg hunt for 100 children in her area and then followed it up with a party where 30 residents of a retirement home enjoyed crafts, music and even a visit from the Easter bunny.

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with the two different groups," says Katrina. "I felt I had an obligation to give back to others because of all the opportunities I have been given."

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 Girl Scouts and/or the community.

Katrina feels that earning her Gold Award has helped her with her leadership skills and her mother agrees. "I saw a change in Katrina’s ability to handle details," says Cheryl W. "She saw the challenges of trying to coordinate large groups of people and she overcame those challenges."

Katrina, who attends Jersey Village High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, the soccer team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has earned a four-year scholarship to college in Kansas where she plans to pursue a business degree.

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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