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Girl Scout receives first place in Junior Olympic archery division

 

HOUSTON (October, 2012) - Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), the second largest Girl Scout Council in the U.S., is proud to girl scouts archeryannounce Mireille M., a Junior level Girl Scout, as the national winner of the Female Bowman Barebow Category of the Third Quarter Outdoor Junior Olympic Archery Division (JOAD) Mail-in Tournament. To earn the title, Mireille beat three archers with a score of 193.

"I love archery because there is nothing like the special moment when my bow, my arrow and I become one," said Mireille.  "I aim at the target and hit the bull's-eye."

Ten-year-old Mireille is a JOAD member of GSSJC's Archers in Motion (AIM) program, which follows USA Archery guidelines. Members of AIM meet once a month at a Girl Scout camp to shoot 36 arrows in an attempt to attain specific JOAD and GSSJC shooting levels. In her spare time and in between AIM meetings, Mireille practices her skills in her backyard and indoors at a local archery place.

"I enjoy shooting at Camp Robinwood where I can be with my Girl Scout friends and it's a lot of fun," said Mireille.

Archers from across the United States participate in these tournaments because it's a great way to compete with other archers across the country without the deterrent of travel. JOAD mail-in tournaments are open to JOAD archers across the nation and are broken into divisions. All competitors' scores are tallied at the end to determine a winner.  

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 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 the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.

JOAD is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 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 the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.

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