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Woodlands Girl Scout hosts SewFest events to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Morgan G. hosted “SewFest” events where she led volunteers in making pillowcase dresses to send to third world countries to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.

“I learned that I can’t wait until the last moment to prepare for an event,” said Morgan, a sophomore at Incarnate Word Academy. “I also learned to expect more participants than what you think you are going to have.”

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.

“I chose this project because my school hosted a SewFest, and I really enjoyed myself,” said Morgan. “I also enjoy helping people, and I enjoy sewing.”

For her project, Morgan taught volunteers to create dresses from pillowcases at five “SewFest” events. More than 100 dresses were created and donated to an organization called Dress a Girl Around the World which distributes the dresses to third world countries.

“Morgan continued to advance her organizational skills, communication and overall leadership,” said Anita G., Morgan’s mother. “She learned more about delegating and encouraging.”

Morgan has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years. At Incarnate Word Academy she is an athletic trainer, corps representative and altar server leader. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study medicine.

About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

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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