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Local Girl Scouts Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Candice T. and Natasha H. completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

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.

Candice volunteered at the Fort Bend County Women’s Center planning activities for battered women and their children. The activities included crafts, music and games for children of all ages.

“I learned leadership and organizational skills, as well as the importance of time management,” said Candice.

The planned activities took place over five consecutive Saturdays with the help of volunteers, which Candice recruited.

“I wanted to help women who have had a hard life because they have taken the first step to help themselves,” she said.

Natasha repainted the walls of four Arab Cultural Community Center classrooms. She also collected classroom supplies like bulletin boards and erasers.

“I noticed that the classrooms needed some work,” said Natasha. “I also believe that children learn better if they have a clean atmosphere.”

Natasha will attend Houston Community College before going to Baylor University.

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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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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