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Local Girl Scout Partners with Project Linus to Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Local Girl Scout Katelyn K. organized summer day camps in The Woodlands area completing all the requirements to earn the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Katelyn and her five volunteers taught 16 middle school aged girls how to cut, piece together and quilt blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides handmade blankets and afghans for seriously ill or neglected children.

“I love being able to share my love for quilting, while supporting such a great organization,” said Katelyn.

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.

Katelyn is a senior at the Woodlands College Park High School and plans on taking the life lessons learned through this project and Girl Scouting in general to college with her next year. She will major in business administration.

This Gold Award project offered some new learning experiences for Katelyn. “I learned how to manage my time better and to incorporate my passions with everyday life,” said Katelyn

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 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
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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