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Sugar Land Girl Scout renovates Rosenburg Train Museum to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Amanda B. refurbished various parts of the Rosenburg Train Musem 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.
“From this project, I learned how to be more organized, but I also learned valuable life skills in communicating, leadership, and other people skills,” said Amanda, a 2013 graduate of Austin High School. “I also learned that if I set a goal for myself I am very capable of attaining it, and even surpassing it.”
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 was helping a friend do her gold project at the museum and I realized there was a great need of help at the museum,” said Amanda. “I thought I could help by using my artistic skills.”
For her project, Amanda led a team of fifteen volunteers in revitalizing the Rosenburg Train Museum's “education station.” She repainted the walls, adding a mural, created artwork for the walls, painted a chalk board, made curtains and created a display for children's artwork to provide a safe, clean learning environment.
“Amanda and her volunteers did a great job on the room,” said Janet and Kevin B., Amanda's parents. “When she began it was not a room I would want for a learning environment. It was dirty and ugly and dark. The makeover of the room was unbelievable. It is clean and a great environment for the kids. She learned how to coordinate her volunteers and be responsible.”
Amanda was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Austin High School she was a member of National Honor Society, cross country, the swim and water polo teams and has earned the Swimming All District Academic Award. She plans to attend college following graduation to study nutrition.
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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