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Sugar Land Girl Scout hosts Easter egg hunt for local church to earn Gold Award
HOUSTON, Texas (October, 2013) – Girl Scout Sharon S. hosted an Easter egg hunt for her church 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 valuable leadership skills as well as teamwork,” said Sharon, a sophomore at Clements High School. “Many times I needed to have good communication skills to communicate with church leaders and volunteers. I believe these skills are essential to life, and I was able to sharpen them through my Gold Award project.”
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 I wanted to help out the church since they helped our Girl Scout troop by providing a place to meet,” said Sharon.
For her project, Sharon led her team of volunteers in planning and hosting an Easter egg hunt at the church. They created hunts for three age groups: under 3, 4-6 and 7-10. Sharon and her volunteers also planned crafts, music and storytelling for the children to enjoy. Her overall goal in hosting the event was to make her community aware the church, which is fairly small, better known in the area. More than 100 children participated in the hunt.
“Sharon became more social with people through this project,” said Amos S., Sharon’s father.
Sharon has been a member of Girl Scouts for seven years. At Clements High School she is a member of Chinese Club and FASCA (Formosan Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors). In addition, she volunteers with Generation Youth Humanitarian Organization and UNICEF. Following graduation she hopes to attend the University of Texas.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
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 62,000 girls 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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