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Bay Area Girl Scout builds garden fence for church to earn Gold Award


HOUSTON, Texas (October, 2013) – Girl Scout Kathryn R. built a garden fence for the community garden at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 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 organization and communication skills,” said Kathryn, a senior at Clear Creek High School. “I also learned basic construction skills.”

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 I have volunteered with [the church] and believe in maintaining a garden that gives back to the community,” said Kathryn.

For her project, Kathryn led a team of volunteers in planning, designing and building the fence to keep animals and trespassers out of the garden which grows produce for the church’s food bank.

“Kathryn’s organizational skills improved tremendously,” said Doyle R., Kathryn’s mother. “I also observed how she has become more motivated and showed perseverance I had not seen before.”

Kathryn has been a member of Girl Scouts for 10 years. At Clear Creek High School she is a member of National Honor Society, HOSA, National Science Honor Society and band. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study secondary education.

About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

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 62,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

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