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Crystal Simmons
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Girl Scout designs a newsroom to earn Gold Award

HOUSTON (Jan. 12, 2011) – Girl Scout Ambassador Brittany A. designed and decorated an interactive news room for clients of Reach Unlimited, an organization providing lifelong learning to people with learning disabilities, 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 become more organized, manage a project from start to finish and decorating skills,” says Brittany, a senior at Lanham Creek 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 love volunteering for Reach Unlimited, so I wanted to help them with whatever they needed,” explains Brittany.

Brittany spent eight weeks decorating the newsroom in a Texas theme to provide a background for filming the news. Center clients can use the newsroom to create news videos to broadcast to other clients.

“Brittany has always been organized but this project helped her to learn how to be a true leader,” says Alice Adrian, Brittany’s mother. “She learned how to set and achieve her goals. She is definitely ready to go to college.”

As a member of Girl Scouts, Brittany enjoys working with and motivating younger troops. At Langham Creek High School, she is involved in National Honor Society, Special People Assisting Remarkable Kids and Young Life. Following graduation, she hopes to attend a four-year university to study a health related field.

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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