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Kingwood Girl Scout hosts art workshop for children to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Claire S. held a day-long hands-on art education workshop for young children 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 chose this project because art education is poorly funded in most public schools, so many children miss out on experiencing art and the self-expression it can provide,” said Claire, a senior at Kingwood High School. “Art allows people to explore themselves as well as the world around them from new and unique angles.”
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.
For her project, Claire led a team of volunteers in teaching children how to make sock puppets. The children then create a play using the sock puppets as their characters and performed the play for their friends. They also played improvisation games to open their imaginations and explore different worlds.
Claire has been a member of Girl Scouts for six years. At Kingwood High School she is a member of drama, National Honor Society and International Thespian Society. Following graduation she hopes to attend the University of Texas at Austin to study theater.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilGirl 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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