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Girl Scout creates activity kits for Texas Children’s Hospital, earns Gold Award

HOUSTON (June 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Lindsey C. created a series of activity kits corresponding with popular children’s books for patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.

“The most important thing I learned was that I have the capability to be a leader,” says Lindsey, a graduate of Stratford High School.

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.

“The primary reason for the selection of my project was that I wanted to include two of my chief interests: medicine and art,” explains Lindsey.

To earn the award, Lindsey led nearly 20 volunteers in creating and delivering her activity kits. She held three separate events at the Cancer Center where 360 kits were distributed to patients.

At Stratford High School, Lindsey was a member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Academy of Science and Engineering, National Charity League and Stratford

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 72,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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