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Bellaire Girl Scout hosts health and running camp for kids to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Shannon G. hosted a health and running camp for children ages 6-12 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 how to teach a group of children while still earning their respect and how to coordinate and plan a large event,” said Shannon, a senior at St. Agnes Academy. “I learned communication skills and gained self-confidence as I worked with adults and spoke about my project to large groups of people.”

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 I love working with kids and I love to run,” said Shannon. “I saw this project as a perfect way to share my passion for running and help kids stay healthy at the same time.”

For her project, Shannon led her team of volunteers in planning and hosting her camp. Sessions focused on stretching, running drills and fun, active games as well as the importance of staying active and practicing healthy habits.

“Shannon has grown tremendously over this past year in many areas,” said Kathleen G., Shannon’s mother. “Planning and implementing her Gold Award has taught her leadership and organizational skills. She is more confident when working with adults and people in charge because she now knows what it takes to see a project through to completion.”

Shannon has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At St. Agnes Academy she is a member of varsity cross country, track, National Honor Society and Dominican Preaching Team. Following graduation she hopes to attend Texas A&M University to study biomedical science.

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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