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A Tea Party Lifts the Spirits of Underprivileged Children Hosted by a Group of Girl Scouts Earning The Girl Scout Gold Award

Three Cypress Springs High School girls earned Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award, by working with underprivileged youth at Catholic Charities. The children learned table manners, the importance of recycling and how to make rosary treasure boxes at a tea party hosted by three Girl Scouts. Senior Girls Scouts Grace M., Kaytlin H. and Tracy M. planned this very special Tea Party.

There were three distinct sessions. During the table manners session, the children learned dining etiquette and how to set a table. During the recycling session, the youth made crafts from recycled items while learning the importance of conserving Earth’s resources. And, while making treasure boxes, the children made Rosary Beads and were taught how to pray with them.

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.

“The process the girls go through to achieve the Girl Scouts highest honor lasts over several years,” says Gloria LaPoint, Gold Award Advisor at GSSJC. “They are forever changed by the challenges and hard work necessary to complete the project. The Gold Award truly builds girls courage, confidence and character.”

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 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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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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