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Woodlands Girl Scout creates bee pollinator garden to earn Gold Award


HOUSTON, Texas (October, 2013) – Girl Scout Martha T. created a bee pollinator garden 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 about honey bees, including what types of plants they thrive on and what threats to their existence we are fighting, such as hive beetles and colony collapse syndrome,” said Martha, a 2013 graduate of College Park High School.

The 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.

“I chose this project because our supply and variety of fruits and vegetables will be greatly reduced by the loss of honey bees,” said Martha. “They are a threatened inspect species.”

For her project, Martha led her team of volunteers in researching the best types of plants and conditions for honey bees to thrive in. They then created a garden with plants bees are attracted to in order to help local hives continue to thrive.

Martha was a member of Girl Scouts for nine years. At College Park High School she was a member of Eco Club, Literary Club and National Honor Society.

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