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Memorial Girl Scout hosts soccer and nutrition camp to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Jackie M. hosted a soccer and nutrition camp for kids at Ninfa Laurenzo to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.

“I learned to plan out all of the little details with my project,” said Jackie, a senior at Duchesne Academy. “Alone with my improvement of my organizational skills, my communication skills improved. I was able to effectively communicate with volunteers and many other people involved in the success of my project.”

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.

“I chose this project because I am very passionate about both soccer and nutrition,” said Jackie. “I am looking to play soccer in college, so I wanted to teach children the basic skills of soccer and teach them to find something they are truly passionate about.”

For her project, Jackie led her team of volunteers in organizing and hosting her camp. Attendees learned basic soccer skills and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jackie also focused on teaching the children how to be a team player and working together to achieve a goal. Approximately 50 kids from Ninfa Laurenzo attended her camp.

“Jackie has always been a very organized girl,” said Kathy M., Jackie’s mother. “Her Gold Award project taught her how to organize a bigger group of people and to always have back-up plans in place.”

Jackie has been a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years. At Duchesne Academy she is a member of soccer, track and Community Service Club. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study either engineering or business.

About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

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 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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