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League City Girl Scout works with Bridge Over Troubled Waters to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Maggie C. organized the supply warehouse at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a women and children’s shelter, 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 how to use a team of volunteers to get a project done efficiently,” said Maggie, a senior at Clear Springs High School. “I also learned how to reorganize a need within my community.”
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 Bridge Over Troubled Waters is an organization that is close to my heart,” said Maggie.
For her project, Maggie led her team of volunteers in organizing Bridge Over Trouble Waters’ supply warehouse that is used by more than 100 residents and employees. They sorted items into bins, labeled them and created a storage system that allows users to find items quickly.
“Maggie learned how to identify a need in the community, how to take action and how to surround herself with a good team,” said Ginger C., Maggie’s mother. “She also learned time management, how to see a project through to the end and how to be a leader at all times.”
Maggie has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and has also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. At Clear Springs High School, she is a member of National Honor Society, Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and drill team. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study pre-pharmacy.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilGirl 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.
About the Gold AwardThe Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
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