Girl Scout holds community day camp to earn Gold Award
THE WOODLANDS (Oct. 1, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Breanna D. held an after school day camp at Taminia Community Center to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.
“I learned how to organize an event to help people in need in my community,” says Breanna, a 2010 graduate of College Park High School.
Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires recipients to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.
“I chose this project because I thought it would be a fun and rewarding experience working with children,” she explains.
“Breanna learned that to organize and lead an event, it takes good organizational skills,” says Judy D., Breanna’s mother. “She has become more independent and assertive.”
At College Park High School, Breanna was a member of choir and photojournalism. This fall she is attending college to study nursing.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and 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 72,000 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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