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Amber Childres
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Girl Scout works with Generation One, earns Gold Award

CLEAR LAKE (March 23, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Meghan A. recorded books to CDs for Generation One to earn 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.

“I learned to have a lot of patience,” says Meghan, a senior at Clear Lake High School. “I also learned the importance of recruiting and retaining volunteers for the success of my project.”

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 more than 100 service hours and 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 chose this project because I volunteered with Generation One and really enjoyed working with them,” explains Meghan. “I also liked that my recordings will be used for educational purposes and benefit children in third world countries.”

Meghan and her volunteers recorded numerous children’s books onto CDs. Generation One plans to use the CDs in their tutoring program for students who struggle with reading.

“Meghan learned to work with different organizations and learned perseverance pays off after overcoming setbacks,” says Donna A., Meghan’s mother.

As a member of Girl Scouts, Meghan has earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. She has also served as a program aide at day camps. At Clear Lake High School, she is a member of National Honor Society, drill team, Interact Club, French Club and LOVERS. Following graduation, she plans to attend the University of Texas to major in elementary education.

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. 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 72,000 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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