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Lady Oliver
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Local Girl Scout Helps Children Get Back to School To Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Local Girl Scout Cori F. teamed with two local non-profit organizations to support children as they returned to school, while completing all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Cori F. collected donations of new and gently used backpacks and school supplies from her service unit, as well as friends, family and neighbors. She delivered half of the backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the Boys and Girls Country Foster Care Facility. While there, she did an arts and crafts project with the recipients. “I wanted to make a positive impact on a child’s life, while promoting education,” said Cori F. She took the remainder of the backpacks to a Montgomery County women’s shelter.

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.

Cori F. spent more than 80 hours preparing and implementing her project. Not only did she help more than 75 children in the area, but she also helped herself. “I learned through my determination that I can do anything and make a difference,” said Cori F.

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 more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 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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