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Crystal Simmons
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Girl Scout teaches team work to youth to earn Gold Award

HOUSTON (Jan. 12, 2011) – Girl Scout Ambassador Alexis P. hosted an event to teach a local youth group teamwork through fun and games 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] the work and time it takes to plan a successful event,” says Alexis, a 2010 graduate of Alief Hasting 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] to allow youth to get together, have fun, learn teamwork can be helpful in obtaining goals and to help support the church party,” explains Alexis.

During the 11-hour event, Alexis led 32-51 young adults in games and activities that required teamwork to win.

“Alexis learned that something worth obtaining doesn’t come easy, but through hard work, dedication anything can be achieved,” says Nila Pugh, Alexis’s mother.

As a member of the Girl Scouts, Alexis enjoys volunteering at the shelter. At Alief Hasting High School, she is involved in choir. Following graduation, she hopes to attend University of Texas at San Antonio to major in biology.

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

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