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Champions Girl Scout creates computer database for library to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Jennifer H. cataloged, organized and created a computer database for the resource library at ECI Keep Pace 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 that I need to surround myself with hardworking team members and to be flexible if your first plan does not work out as you expected,” said Jennifer, a senior this fall at Klein 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 Keep Pace helps parents and children with special needs in my community,” said Jennifer.

For her project, Jennifer led a team of volunteers in organizing the Keep Pace resource library over a two-month period. By cataloging items and creating a computer database, she hoped to enable caregivers, parents and caseworkers at Keep Pace to access materials more easily.

“Jennifer has developed into a young woman who cherishes her mission work for others,” said Susan H., Jennifer’s mother.

Jennifer has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years. At Klein High School she is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, band, student council and National Honor Society. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study civil engineering.

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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