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Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Take Flight with the Help of Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Girl Scout Amanda K. worked with Texas Wildlife Coalition (TWRC) to construct a flight cage and teach children about wildlife aid. She and her crew of volunteers built an eight-foot wide, eight-foot tall by eight-foot deep flight cage.

"It took us four days to build the flight cage," said Amanda. "We also did a power point presentation for Valley Oaks Elementary School's Student Council as well as nearly one hundred children at the neighborhood nature center on what to do if they find an injured creature," she continued.

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 Girl Scouts and/or the community.

Amanda really enjoyed the experience of achieving her Gold Award. "I love working with children of any age," said Amanda. "I enjoy seeing the lightbulbs go off as they discover something new.

Currently, Amanda attends Memorial High School. Upon high school graduation next year year, she plans to attend a college in Texas to become an elementary school teacher.

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 over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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