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Houston Girl Scout creates gardens with students to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Hannah A. worked with fifth grade girls to plant two gardens 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 lead a large group of people,” said Hannah, a 2015 graduate of Lamar 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.
“My third grade teacher taught my class how to garden,” said Hannah. “I really enjoyed it and thought that it was a skill that needed to be taught more.”
For her project, Hannah led a team of volunteers in teaching inner city fifth grade girls how to garden through games and other hands on activities. They created two gardens at the elementary school. Twenty girls attended the meetings.
“I've watched Hannah grow from a hesitant leader to one ready to take charge to make sure her goals are met,” said Susan A., Hannah’s mother. “I believe the lessons she has learned will help her in the future.”
Hannah was a member of Girl Scouts for 7 years. At Lamar High School she was a member of National Honor Society, the track team, Interact club, orchestra, and is President of the Spanish Club. She plans to attend college following graduation to study the sciences.
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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