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Jersey Village Girl Scout holds dance, nutrition clinic to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Brittany B. held a dance clinic and nutrition class for young girls in her community 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 become organized and how much hard work goes into a clinic and class,” said Brittany, a senior at Jersey Village High School. “I also learned how satisfying it is to make an impact.”
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 to dance and thought spreading something I love to do to others would be fun for me too,” said Brittany.
For her project, Brittany led her team of volunteers in planning and teaching dance and nutrition to young girls in her community. She focused on healthy eating and encouraged girls to exercise regularly by dancing.
“Brittany learned how to plan out a project, organize volunteers to help her and the satisfaction of carrying out her plan,” said Loretta B., Brittany’s mother. “She also felt a sense of pride in reaching out to her community and making a difference.”
Brittany has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At Jersey Village High School she is a member of drill team, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study engineering.
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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