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Amber Childres
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Girl Scout holds quilting workshops, earns Gold Award

KATY, Texas (March 23, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Kimberly D. held a quilting workshop for teens and donated the final products to Pregnancy Help Center 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 that to complete a project of this length, you have to have a passion for what you’re doing,” says Kimberly, a senior at James E. Taylor High School.

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 love to quilt and have been sewing for most of my life,” explains Kimberly as to why she chose the project. “I also know that Pregnancy Help Center fills an important niche in my community that I am proud to have helped.”

Kimberly taught nearly one dozen teens how to make simple baby quilts over the course of six workshops. She also collected baby items like clothing, bottles and bath items and created gift baskets to donate to Pregnancy Help Center.

“Kimberly learned when you are in a leadership position, hard work and perseverance are important qualities,” says Greg D., Kimberly’s father.

At James E. Taylor High School, Kimberly is a member of orchestra, soccer, German Club, Academic Challenge and National Honor Society. Following graduation, she plans to attend college to study biomedical sciences.

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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