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Texas City Girl Scout creates library at Resource Crisis Center to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Carin B. created a library at the Resource Crisis Center (RCC) in Galveston 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 with perseverance, all things are possible and can be done,” said Carin, a senior at Texas City High School.

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 became aware of the need for a library at the Resource Crisis Center after the center director gave a presentation to my Girl Scout troop,” said Carin. “I believed I could create a library for the center that would benefit everyone living there.”

For her project, Carin led a team of volunteers in collecting a wide variety of books for the RCC’s library, ranging from children’s books to young adult and fiction novels. More than 680 books were collected by her team.

“This project had enhanced Carin’s good qualities and perseverance,” said Sarah B., Carin’s mother. “The project has enhanced her generosity and kindness. It has made these qualities become more visible. This project has also made her a better leader.”

Carin has been a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years and has also earned the Silver Award. At Texas City High School she is a member Bowling Club, Forensics Club, Booster Club and FFA. Following graduation she plans to attend college but has not decided on a major yet.

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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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