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Cy-Fair Girl Scout creates welcome packets for Grace Care Center to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Nikki D. created welcome packets for new residents at Grace Care Center of Cypress, a rehabilitation and nursing center, 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 that when scheduling workshops, I need to schedule ahead and that I need to be considerate of others schedules,” said Nikki, senior this year at Langham Creek High School. “I also learned completing a project takes much leadership and responsibility that can only come from experience and that doing something for other people is rewarding.”
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 was volunteering at Grace Care Center, so I talked with them to see what was needed,” said Nikki.
For her project, Nikki led a team of volunteers in creating and assembling the packets for new residents. In addition to compiling welcome materials, Nikki and held several workshops where she led volunteers in making blankets that were included in the welcome packets.
“I am truly proud of Nikki’s accomplishment,” said Donna D., Nikki’s mother. “To see the joy and happiness when a resident received his or her packet gave me chills. Nikki has learned how important time management is when it involves others.”
Nikki has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and has also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. At Langham Creek High School she is a member of varsity cheerleading, National Honor Society and PALS. Following graduation in 2013, she hopes to attend Texas A&M University.
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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