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Girl Scout Advocates Cultural Awareness To Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Local Girl Scout, Nisha G. shared her culture while completing all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.

Nisha G. recognized a need to increase awareness about her religion, Hinduism. “Being an Indian girl, I felt that it was important to give back to the community and help people understand my culture and religion,” said Nisha G. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world with about 811 million followers. More than one million of them live inside the United States.

Nisha G. created a presentation on Indian culture at the Alief Houston Public Library to share with schoolmates, as well as people within the community. “I think it’s important for communities to be well-rounded and have knowledge of all religions,” said Nisha G.

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.

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

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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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