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Local Girl Scout Helps Kids Dance Their Way to Physical Fitness to Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Local Girl Scout, Brandi G., created a dance camp at Bingman Elementary to encourage girls to take care of their bodies inside and out, while completing all the requirements to earn the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

This one-day camp focused on baton twirling that incorporated both classic and urban styles. The girls also learned about working as part of a team. Brandi, a recent graduate of Clifton Ozen Magnet High School, taught the girls how to stay physically fit and spoke with them about maintaining personal hygiene. “I want to teach young girls to value their bodies,” said Brandi.

Brandi, along with her six volunteers, collected batons to be distributed to the elementary students for the one-day camp.

It is a significant honor to earn the Gold Award. Girl Scouts who earn this award have demonstrated leadership skills, career planning, community involvement, and personal development. It takes two to three years of intensive work to complete all the requirements for the award. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. A major component of earning the Gold Award is planning and completing a Gold Award Project that is a service to the community.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as 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 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties.

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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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