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Missouri City Girl Scout makes items for Gabriel Project to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Jessica D. sewed bags, blankets and more for the Gabriel Project, an effort by a church community to help women in what might seem to be a crisis pregnancy, 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 more about the Gabriel Project’s mission and purpose in addition to improving my leadership skills,” said Jessica, a 2012 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy.
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 wanted to help the Gabriel Project and learn more about how to care for newborns so I could teach others,” said Jessica.
For her project, Jessica led her team of volunteers in sewing a variety of items needed at the Gabriel Project. She taught and supervised volunteers in making toys, bags, blankets and other assorted baby items. More than 100 baby items were donated to the organization.
Jessica was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and participated in Mariners, GSSJC’s sailing program. Outside of school she volunteered with Methodist Hospital where she gained more than 1,000 hours of service and earned the Presidential Gold Award for her work. This fall she is attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to study political science.
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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