Katy Girl Scout donates baby blankets to Pregnancy Help Center to earn Gold Award
HOUSTON (November, 2011) - Girl Scout Ashley C. made and donated baby blankets to the Pregnancy Help Center in Katy 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 I can benefit my community and make a difference," said Ashley, a senior at Katy 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 children and love that the Pregnancy Help Center is centered around Christ," said Ashley.
For her project, Ashley led a team of 15 volunteers to make the baby blankets over a two-month period prior to donating them to the Pregnancy Help Center.
"Ashley has always been a generous person and the first to volunteer or lend a hand on a project," said Sandra C., Ashley’s mother. "While working on her Gold Award, I think she realized how much one person could make a difference in our community. Ashley also discovered the self-satisfaction of knowing she made a difference in a young mother's life."
Ashley has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years. At Katy High School she is a member of FFA, National Honor Society, Katy Cowgirls and serves as a class officer. Following graduation she plans to attend Texas A&M University to study agricultural economics or 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 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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