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Local Girl Scout Gets in the Christmas Spirit To Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Local Girl Scout Stephanie C. sponsored a family in need to give them a better Christmas, while completing all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

“I wanted to be able to improve a family’s standard of living, and to help them look forward to Christmas,” said Stephanie C. She did this by cleaning, organizing and redecorating the home of one local family. Her main focus was the two young boys in the family. She decorated the boys’ room in an Astros theme.

Stephanie C. and her nine volunteers spent five months being weekend warriors for this family in need. In the end, Stephanie C. was the one who received the biggest gift of all. “Helping others really brought me pure joy,” said Stephanie C. “I would like to keep working on service projects within the community.”

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 more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 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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