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Local Girl Scout Creates Butterfly Garden To Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Michelle W. completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Michelle created a butterfly garden at the elementary school that she attended with landscape timbers and butterfly friendly plants. The garden will assist science teachers with their lesson plans.

“I feel that science is the hardest subject for teachers to make interesting,” said Michelle. “This will be a tool that teachers can use to make science more enjoyable.”

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.

After hours spent planning and organizing the project, Michelle mobilized her 16 volunteers and spent a week building the garden that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

“I wanted to build the garden because I wanted to give back to the school I attended,” she said.

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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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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