Clear Lake Girl Scout records audio books for local school to earn Gold Award

Clear Lake, TX (November, 2011) - Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Council, LogoGirl Scout Brianne B. recorded audio books for disabled students in Clear Creek ISD 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 important it is to be clear and understanding when leading people," said Brianne, a junior at Clear Brook 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 wanted to find a way to help both students with learning disabilities and their teachers," said Brianne.

For her project, Brianne recruited and led 15 volunteers in the process of recording a variety of books to tape. The audio books will be utilized by students with disabilities in Clear Creek ISD.

"Brianne learned to use her leadership skills by asking her friends to help her,” said Michelle B., Brianne’s mother. “She trained her friends and supervised their work."

Brianne has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At Clear Brook High School she is a member of swim team, Latin Club, PALS, student council, National Honor Society and serves as a class officer. She recently received the Superintendent Scholar Award for making straight A’s. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study pre-pharmacy.

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 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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