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Amber Childres
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Girl Scout beautifies local community, earns Gold Award

HOUSTON (March 23, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Sterling P. beautified TC Jester Park 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 that leadership is a valuable tool for life,” says Sterling, a freshman at Sam Houston State University.

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 wanted to work in my immediate community, and I love plants and flowers,” explains Sterling.

Sterling led volunteers in clearing brush in TC Jester Park. She also made Lady Bird Johnson’s wildflower seed balls, which were distributed throughout the area to grow this spring.

“I am very proud of Sterling’s tenacity and organizational skills,” says Shane D., Sterling’s mother.

As a Girl Scout, Sterling enjoyed earning badges and camping. She is currently studying electrical engineering at Sam Houston State University.

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

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