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Pearland Girl Scout hosts time management workshop to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Briana D. hosted a week of time management workshops for youth 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.
“This project demonstrated my personal use of time management,” said Briana, a 2013 graduate of Pearland High School. “It taught me how to be proactive against procrastination.”
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 realized that being a high school student and maintaining a vigorous schedule while making consistent grades was very hard for me,” said Briana. “I wanted to reach out to youth with the same problem.”
For her project, Briana led a team of thirty volunteers in creating and executing time management workshops for youth about to enter high school. She taught the significance of planning ahead as well about managing involvement in extracurricular activities while maintaining a good GPA. About seventy-five people attended her workshop.
“I am so proud of Briana for taking initiative and following through with her project,” said Sonya D., Briana's mother. “She's developing into a very productive young lady. Her project has truly taught her the values of her time. Daily, I see progress in the way she views her future goals of life. I think her project has taught her essentials for a successful future.”
Briana was a member of Girl Scouts for 7 years. At Pearland High School she was a Prancer, a member of the drill team. This fall she will attend the University of Texas at San Antonio to study public relations.
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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