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Missouri City Girl Scout hosts scrapbook workshop for seniors to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Kandyce S. hosted a scrapbook workshop for seniors 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 senior citizens are wise, fun-loving people,” said Kandyce, a senior at Travis High School. “They can be very patience and cooperative.”

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 my great aunt lives in an assisted living facility that I visit regularly,” said Kandyce. “I was hoping to address the lack of unity and isolation from family, and I thought scrapbooking would encourage interacting more with each other as neighbors.”

For her project, Kandyce led her team of volunteers in collecting scrapbooking supplies and leading her day-long workshop at an area assisted living facility. Kandyce hoped her workshop participants would bond with each other while preserving their own family memories.

“Kandyce learned even more about pre-planning and organizing,” said Kathy S., Kandyce’s mother. “I am seeing these skills being repeated on a daily basis.”

Kandyce has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Travis High School she is a member of orchestra and bowling. Following graduation she plans to attend Prairie View A&M University to study chemical engineering.

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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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