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Spring Girl Scout updates room at Houston CPS to earn Gold Award
HOUSTON, Texas (September, 2013) – Girl Scout Cassidy H. redesigned and redecorated a room at Houston Children Protective Services in downtown Houston 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 there are more than 77,000 kids in CPS in Harris County,” said Cassidy, 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 while volunteering at BeAResource for CPS Kids (BEAR), I learned about the visitation rooms and wanted to help,” said Cassidy.
For her project, Cassidy led a team of volunteers in redesigning and redecorating a visitation room at Houston CPS. She also collected new books, toys and games for children to play with while using the room.
Cassidy has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At Klein High School she is a member of diving and student council. Outside of school she is a member of National Charity League. Following graduation in 2014, she plans to attend college to study 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 62,000 girls 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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