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Houston Girl Scout teaches basketball and donates school supplies to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Chelsea A. organized a basketball camp and collected supplies for children in her community 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 how to direct a group of volunteers and participants,” said Chelsea, a 2013 graduate of Clear Brook High School. “I also learned how to improvise when things did not go the way I though. I learned...that I need to have a little more patience when I am in stressful situations.”

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 feel passionate about helping children stay healthy and fit,” said Chelsea.

For her project, Chelsea led a team of volunteers in organizing a basketball camp for elementary school children. She also collected school supplies for St. Bernadette's Catholic Church Christian Action Program, who distributed the supplies to children in the local community in need of assistance. Fifty-three children attended her event.

“Chelsea learned how important it is to stay organized and how to diplomatically confront adults in a mature manner,” said Dawn A., Chelsea's mother. “I believe that the organizational skills that she used will carry her through to college and beyond. In addition, Chelsea experienced first hand that remaining calm and having a lot of patience was the key to her success in dealing with the volunteers and participants.”

At Clear Brook High School, Chelsea was a member of Student Council and the soccer team, and received the Hustle Award for soccer. This fall she will attend Texas A&M University to study business.

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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