Sugar Land Girl Scout mentors young musicians to earn Gold Award

Sugar Land, TX (November, 2011) - Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Council, LogoGirl Scout Misbah B. mentored young orchestra students and hosted a benefit concert in their honor 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 a passion for something can take you far, like my passion for music and teaching," said Misbah, a 2011 graduate of Clements 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 love to play my violin," said Misbah. "I decided that I wanted to do a project that I loved and would be close to my heart so it would benefit musicians like me."

For her project, Misbah worked with Fort Settlement Middle School orchestra students to help them prepare for their solo and ensemble competitions. Following the completion of their competitions, she organized a special concert where they could play for family and friends. She hoped parents attending the concert would enjoy their child's talent and continue to encourage them during their music careers.

"Misbah became more mature and responsible, and her attitude towards life got better," said Naveen B., Misbah's mother. "This award made her proud of herself."

As a member of Girl Scouts, Misbah also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. At Clements High School she was a member of DECA and orchestra. She is currently attending college and is studying finance and pre-med.

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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