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Spring Girl Scout holds toy drive for outreach ministry to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Lauren H. held a toy drive and built toy cabinets for the outreach ministry program at Prince of Peace Community Church 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 it is not easy to fulfill a good deed, but in the end you feel good that you did something good for another person,” said Lauren, a senior at Klein High School.

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 knew that my project would help children and knowing that I helped young children gives me joy,” said Lauren.

For her project, Lauren led a team of volunteers in holding a toy drive with an area Home Depot store. After collecting the toys, Lauren then led her volunteers in constructing two toy cabinets and donated the collected toys and cabinets to Prince of Peace Community Church’s outreach ministry program.

“Lauren learned leadership and communication skills as well as how to problem-solve and prioritize,” said Wendy H., Lauren’s mother.

Lauren has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At Klein High School she is a member of the yearbook staff. Following graduation she plans to attend Lone Star Community College, then transfer to Sam Houston State University to study primary education.

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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