Girl Scout creates sports camp, earns Gold Award
MEMORIAL, Texas (Feb. 16, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Danielle L. held a one-day sports camp for young students 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 patience and time management,” says Danielle, a senior at Memorial High School. “I also learned responsibility.”
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 love working with kids and have a love for sports,” explains Danielle.
Danielle led volunteers in teaching students a variety of sports. Her goal was to teach the participants about the sport, then try it out rather than just playing sports. The sports camp took place over two days and over 150 children attended.
“Danielle learned how to plan and request authorization from adults,” says Danielle’s mother. “She also learned that there are often people willing to help a good cause if you just ask.”
At Memorial High School, Danielle is a member of orchestra, Sigma Gamma and Senior Girls Spirit Group. Following graduation, she plans to attend college to study 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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