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Fresno Girl Scout holds summer camp for kids to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Haile D. hosted a summer camp for children unable to attend traditional summer day or sleep-away camps 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 serve a diverse group of children,” said Haile, a 2012 graduate of Duchene Academy. “The Gold Award taught me patience, and it widened my view on my 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 I enjoy working with children, and I wanted to help those who are less fortunate than me,” said Haile.

For her project, Haile led her team of volunteers in planning and hosting a week-long summer camp for approximately 15 children. Her campers enjoyed arts and crafts projects, music, sports, reading and math and more. They also received breakfast and lunch every day at camp.

Haile was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Duchene Academy she was a member of the events committee, Ambassadors Club, student council and dance. This fall she is attending college to study science.

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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