713-292-0367 or 713-292-0300
Local Girl Scout Dances, Cheers Her Way to Girl Scouts Gold Award
DEER PARK, Texas (May 19, 2008) – Local Girl Scout Alexis A. shared her passion for dance and cheerleading with young girls and collected new and gently used teddy bears for the Deer Park Police Department as part of a community service project that earned her the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.
Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires recipients to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement, and personal development. It takes two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.
“I love cheer and dance, and I was once in a place where a teddy bear comforted me,” said Alexis. “I wanted to put the two ideas together and share it with the community.”
Alexis, who has been dancing since she could walk, created two weeklong day camps, one for cheer and one for dance. Participants donated teddy bears for children who may find themselves at the Deer Park police station. Overall, with the help of five volunteers, the Deer Park High School junior collected more than 70 teddy bears.
“I really enjoyed helping the community and working with the little girls,” she said.
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. 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.
GSSJC Pluralism Statement
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.
GSSJC | Communications Department
3110 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77098