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Memorial Girl Scout holds dance camp to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Elizabeth B. held a five-day dance camp focused on teaching the fundamentals of dance to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.

“I learned the value of helping others and how it has a great impact,” said Elizabeth, a senior this fall at Stratford High School. “I shared something I love with these young girls and the gratitude and joy they expressed I will never forget.”

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 have a lot of familiarity and experience with children’s dance camps,” said Elizabeth. “I wanted to offer a camp to those girls that might not have this opportunity.”

For her project, Elizabeth led a team of volunteers in planning and teaching her dance camp for girls in kindergarten through third grade at Family Point Resources who do not have easy access to dance programs. Campers learned the fundamentals of dance, built friendships and confidence and gained an understanding for creative movement. Fifteen girls attended the five-day camp.

“We are proud of Lizzy’s diligence in the planning and development of her dance camp,” said Walt B., Elizabeth’s father. “She cultivated a wonderful relationship with Jason and Stephanie at Family Point Resources, increased her confidence and leadership skills and shared her love of dance.”

Elizabeth has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and has also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. At Stratford High School she is a member of dance and student council. Outside school she is a member of the mother/daughter organization Juniorettes and participates in youth programs at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study nursing or business.

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 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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