Girl Scout donates to Star of Hope to earn Gold Award

HOUSTON (November, 2011) - Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Council, LogoGirl Scout Audrey D. collected supply care packages for Star of Hope 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 one person can make a difference," said Audrey, a junior at Stratford 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 do something with a lasting impact," said Audrey.

For her project, Audrey led volunteers in collecting toiletries and fleece blankets, then creating care packages using the collected supplies.

Chelsea has been a member of Girl Scouts for 10 years. At Stratford High School she is a member of theater and Future Teachers. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study education.

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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