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Lady Oliver
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Local Girl Scout Makes Science Fun and Earns Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

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

Kelly held an event entitled “Science is Everywhere” for children ages 3 to 12 at Brazos Charter School. The event gave participants a chance to explore science, and to experience how it affects everyday life. She also created an experiment that the children could do at home.

“One person can impact so many others,” said Kelly. “I learned that I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to.”

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.

“Science is Everywhere” was a huge success with nearly 150 children in attendance. Three of Kelly’s family members assisted her with the project.

“Kelly learned to manage her time more wisely, and become more goal oriented,” said her mother Sandi H.

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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