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Life Saving Information Shared at Health and Safety Fair Facilitated by Local Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

What you don't know can sometimes hurt you. Therefore, several children from the Greenspoint community attended a health fair hosted by Girl Scout Kyli A. and a group of volunteers. Local fire and police departments were on-hand to teach the children lessons on health and safety that could one day save a life.

"I felt that the children in this area would really benefit from a health and safety fair," said Kyli. "We also had various booths that girls could visit, such as the Laura Recovery Center, breast cancer awareness and first aid." In planning and implementing this health fair, Kyli satisfied the requirements to receive the prestigious Gold Award, which is the Girl Scouts highest achievement.

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.

As Kyli prepares for college, her accomplishment as a Gold Award recipient will serve her well. "I learned a lot about myself through working on this community service project. I found that I have a lot of organizational skills that I didn't know I had, but I also learned how to better use those skills at the same time," said Kyli.

Kyli also orchestrated the children in a hands-on project making get well cards for the patients at the veteran’s hospital in Houston. "I really saw how people’s lives were touched by this health and safety fair. I may have even helped to prevent some serious injury that might have endangered a life," said Kyli.

Currently, Kyli is a senior at North Shore Senior High School. She plans on attending Hobart and William Smith colleges in Geneva, New York to earn a degree in European studies.

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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