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Girl Scout Gives the Gift of Music and Earns the Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Catherine B. spent 6 months reestablishing music libraries at The Woodlands High School and McCullough Junior High School. She found lost music, installed a new computer and updated the database with hundreds of pieces of new music. She also created a new system for the bands to use when locating and storing music for the future.

"I chose this project because I am very involved with band and this was something that really needed to be done," says Catherine. "I learned how to manage my time well and how to stay organized."

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.

Catherine's mother is impressed with the leadership ability that Catherine demonstrated during her project. "I think Catherine learned that she could really lead others, could develop a plan on her own and not be a bystander," says Jean B. "She has gained a confidence level that is personal but not boastful."

Catherine, who is a member of the school band and the National Art Honor Society, has also received her Girl Scout Silver Award. She attends The Woodlands High School and plans on majoring in music performance on flute or digital graphics design.

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.

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