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Bellaire Girl Scout hosts volleyball clinic at Star of Hope to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Paula B. hosted a volleyball clinic for girls at the Star of Hope Mission 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 that the best way to teach others is to have fun while doing it,” said Paula, a senior at Bellaire 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 it incorporated my three favorite things: children, volleyball and health,” said Paula. “I have been an active volleyball player, and I am interested in studying nutritional and sport science in college.”
For her project, Paula led a team of volunteers in teaching basic volleyball skills to girls at the Star of Hope Mission. Paula provided the participants snacks and bottle water with inspirational messaging on the label. At the end of the clinic, she donated a tub of sports balls to the Star of Hope Mission for its clients to utilize. Paula purchased the balls after hosting a bake sale and garage sale to raise funds.
“Paula gained confidence in her ability to communicate with others in the community as well as her ability to manage an event,” said Charleene B., Paula’s mother. “I think she realized that helping others is very gratifying. The young girls she worked with really touched her.”
Paula has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Bellaire High School she is a member of the varsity volleyball team and also plays volleyball outside of school with Westside Tennis and Fitness. Following graduation she plans to attend Texas A&M University to study either nutritional sciences or kinesiology.
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.
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