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Girl Scout Earns the Gold Award by Planning "Fun Day" for Special Education Students

Girl Scout Mona L. wanted to do something meaningful for special education children in the Clear Creek Independent School District. She planned a “Fun Day” for the children and their families, which included activities such as cookie decorating, puppet shows and face painting. Mona and her volunteers delivered flyers about the event to special education teachers, along with gift baskets and thank you cards for their hard work.

"I wanted to bring families together," says Mona. "Also, there aren't a lot of events for special needs children so I wanted to put my effort towards them."

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 Girl Scouts and/or the community.

Mona, who has also earned her Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards, attends Clear Brook High School. She plans to major in business at either the University of Texas or the University of Houston.

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 call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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