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Local Girl Scout Improves Community Center to Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award
Local Girl Scout Kimberly V. revamped the exterior of a community center completing all the requirements to earn the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.
Forest Cove Community Center acts as a meeting place for the residents of the Forest Cove community. However, with a pool, playground and building, cosmetic upkeep can be difficult.” I feel our community center building and pool should have a welcoming appearance,” said Kimberly.
It is a significant honor to earn the Gold Award. Girl Scouts who earn this award have demonstrated leadership skills, career planning, community involvement, and personal development. It takes two to three years of intensive work to complete all the requirements for the award. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. A major component of earning the Gold Award is planning and completing a Gold Award Project that is a service to the community.
In addition to the other requirements for earning the Gold Award, Kimberly worked with more than 10 volunteers for four days to power wash the Forest Cove Community Center building and redo the gardens at both the community center and the pool for a facility face-lift.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as 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 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties.
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