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Crystal Simmons
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Girl Scout Creates Music-Appreciation Program to earn Gold Award

MONTGOMERY, Texas (Dec. 20, 2010) – Girl Scout Ambassador Lindsie R. developed and taught a week-long music appreciation program for children ages one to seven to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than 5 percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.

“I learned a great deal about my own self as well as children,” says Lindsie, a student at Montgomery High School. “I taught music at a local daycare center to further educate our community.”

Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires recipients to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.

“I chose this project because it involves two things I love dearly: music and children,” explains Lindsie. “My Gold Award project was created to help children learn more about being a musician.”

Lindsie spent seven days or 48 hours teaching at a local daycare. She played games with children to develop their musical talents in a fun way and instill in them a life-long love of music.

“Lindsie enjoyed her Gold Award project,” says Dianne Ussery, Lindsie’s mother. “I believe it strengthened her organizational skills, as well as taught her some time-management skills and shaped her career path, as she has decided to that she would like to pursue a career teaching children.”

As part of the Girl Scouts, Lindsie enjoys taking part in all troop activities. At Montgomery High School, she participates in the Montgomery Marching Band, Montgomery Cotillion and National Honor Society. She plans to attend Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in mathematics.

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. 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 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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