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Fulshear Girl Scout makes blankets for babies at Ben Taub General Hospital to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Denise I. worked with elementary school children to make blankets for babies at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston 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 communication and coordinating,” said Denise, a junior at Foster High School. “I also learned how to improvise when the original plan didn’t take as long as expected.”

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 love kids and making crafts,” said Denise. “I have worked with elementary age children before at day camps and really enjoy teaching them new things.”

For her project, Denise led her team of volunteers in collecting supplies and teaching children how to make fleece blankets for the neonatal unit at Ben Taub. In total, 50 blankets were made and Denise also collected items such as diapers, bibs, onesies and more to donate to mothers at the hospital.

“Denise learned about communication and coordinating the most,” said Darlene I.

Denise has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years and participates in the Council’s horseback riding program, SPURS. At Foster High School she is a member of band, cross-country, robotics and Power Set. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study forensics.

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 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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