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Local Girl Scouts Organize a Music and Arts Festival While Earning Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Christine S. and Katherine S. completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Christine and Katherine organized a music and arts festival that doubled as a food and clothing drive benefiting the Star of Hope and the Houston Food Bank. The event featured bands, acoustic artists, and artists demonstrating painting on canvas, chalk drawing, spin art and photography. Participants brought food and clothing to benefit local charities.

“I have an intense love for music and the arts,” said Christine. “It was only natural that I chose something related to these.”

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.

The event lasted approximately eight hours, allowing Christine and Katherine to collect several bags of food and clothing.

“The girls learned a lot about scheduling, and the challenges of coordinating multiple musical groups,” said Katherine’s mother Hollis S.

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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