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Local Girl Scout Goes Green to Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Claire S. completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Claire created a vegetable garden at Emmanuel Episcopal Day School. She also created educational material and games to teach the students about the garden as well as how to maintain it.

“I learned that I have the ability to successfully complete a difficult project when I dedicate myself,” said Claire. “I now have stronger leadership skills.”

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.

In addition to the preparation time, Claire donated more than three days to the project with the help of nearly 35 volunteers. Emanuel Episcopal Day School donated project materials.

“I have enjoyed watching my daughter become more confident as she learns to persevere when encountering difficulties,” said Marilyn S.

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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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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