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Girl Scout Creates Video for Nonprofit Organization
To Earn the Girl Scout Gold Award

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be priceless. Senior Girl Scout Anne O. earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating a video for Let-Me-Shine, an organization that helps disabled and disadvantaged children by providing performing arts.

After several months of interviews and editing, Anne delivered a 20-minute video to be used on the organization's Web site. Her mother is especially proud of what Anne accomplished. "Anne learned patience and planning from working on her Gold Award project," says Jane O. "She realized that the difference between failure and success often lies in just putting your head down and getting things done."

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.

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 www.gssjc.org.

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