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Sugar Land Girl Scout hosts dance camp to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Poonam V. hosted a five-day dance camp at the Texana Learning Center in Rosenberg where participants learned dances from around the world 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.

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.

For her project, Poonam led her team of volunteers in teaching a wide variety of dances to campers at the Texana Learning Center which focuses on helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She recruited volunteers from area businesses to share their expertise on dance and was able to teach campers: Bollywood by Naach Houston, Inc.; ballet by the Houston Ballet Docent Program; line dancing by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Speakers Bureau; as well as salsa dancing. On the final day, campers performed dances they had learned for family and friends.

Poonam has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and is a junior at Austin High School.

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