Girl Scout works with CAP animal shelter to earn Gold Award
RICHMOND, Texas (August 6, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Kathlyne B. completed some much-needed volunteer projects at Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) 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 more leadership skills and how to help a lot of people, not just animals,” says Kathlyne, a graduate of William B. Travis 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 chose this project because I love animals and anything I can do to help them,” explains Kathlyne.
Kathlyne led over 15 volunteers in making blanket beds for animals at CAP. The beds provide a more comfortable spot for cats and dogs to rest. She also collected dog and cat food, medical and cleaning supplies to donate to CAP.
“Kathlyne learned the appreciation of others, organizational skills, respect for the time it takes to put things together, hold the event, etc.,” says Marianne B., Kathlyne’s mother.
As a member of Girl Scouts, Kathlyne was a Program Aide at Camp Misty Meadows and day camps. At William B. Travis, she was a member of dance, softball, FFA and logged over 300 community service hours with Youth Expanding Services (YES). This fall she will be attending Stephen F. Austin State University to study sports medicine.
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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