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Local Girl Scouts Clean Up Galveston's Beach

Girl Scout troops #19100 and #19009 from San Jacinto Council joined Galveston’s General Land Office for Texas’ Beach Clean Up Day. After several months of beachgoers enjoying the sandy fun of Galveston’s beaches, debris and trash had started to compete with the beautiful view.

Therefore, twice a year, Galveston’s citizens and interested parties join together to collect trash along the entire Texas coastal line.  Recently, 16 Junior Girl Scouts from southwest Houston were assigned a stretch of land to clean. “Not only did we clean the beach but we also filled out data cards to identify what types of litter are most common in certain areas,” said Girl Scout Sarah from Troop #19009. “The beach looked great when we were done.”

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 over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information, visit www.gssjc.org or call 713-292-0300.

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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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