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Local Girl Scout Assists Project Linus While Earning Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award
Jennifer R. has completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.
Jennifer assisted a well-known community service organization, Project Linus, which distributes handmade blankets to comfort children going through a traumatic experience like hospitalization as well as to children of soldiers and hurricane survivors.
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.
“The first part of my project was to educate people of all ages on the purpose of Project Linus,” said Jennifer. “The second part was to make 100 blankets to donate to the organization.”
After four months, Jennifer exceeded her goals. With the help of more than a hundred volunteers, she was able to donate 161 blankets. “I was honored to receive letters from children and some from parents whose child had received a blanket,” said Jennifer. “It was nice to see how something as simple as a blanket can help children understand that the community really cares about them,” she continued.
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. 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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