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Lake Jackson Girl Scout creates World Cultures Club at school to earn Gold Award

Lake Jackson, TX – Girl Scout Taylor P. created a World Cultures Club at her school, Brazoswood High School, 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 a lot about culture and other areas of the world,” said Taylor, a 2012 graduate of Brazoswood High School. “I also learned leadership, communication and organizational skills.”

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 am very passionate about world cultures, and I wanted others to celebrate and appreciate it too,” said Taylor. “It is also a good project because it can sustain after I graduate under the leadership of new officers.”

For her project, Taylor went through the proper channels at her school to create the club and recruited students to join. She then organized for each meeting to feature a cultural speaker to students could learn about more diverse cultures. More than 40 students joined the club.

“Taylor has shown such growth in her ability to organize and in her leadership,” said Robin P., Taylor’s mother. “This has been a great opportunity for her to develop confidence and gain respect from her peers and school leaders.”

Taylor was a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years and also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. At Brazoswood High School she was a member of band, National Honor Society, PALS, president of Interact Club and president of World Cultures Club. This fall she is spending a year in Thailand as a foreign exchange student. Next year she plans to attend Baylor University to study nursing.

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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