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Girl Scout Spreads the Warmth and Earns the Gold Award

Girl Scout Taylor T. recruited more than 50 volunteers to donate fleece and make 60 blankets for teens and pre-teens at Texas Children's Hospital. It took five months for Taylor to complete her Gold Award project.

"I wanted to make blankets for the children in the hopes that they would bring a little cheer and let the patients know that people care about them," says Taylor. "I learned that sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference."

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.

Taylor's mother is proud of what her daughter accomplished. "Taylor worked with our service unit, Whispering Pines, and was the first girl to work on a Gold Award project in the service unit in a number of years. She was able to motivate and inspire the younger Girl Scouts in our area," says Marilyn T.

Taylor, who attends Klein Forest High School, plans to attend Cottey College in Nevada to study English.

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

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