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Katy Girl Scout holds workshops benefitting Ronald McDonald House to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Danika H. hosted a series of 10 workshops where she taught teens to tie-dye and sew dresses from pillowcases for children at the Ronald McDonald House 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 how to figure out who to ask and how to ask for donations,” said Danika, a junior at Katy High School. “I also learned how to teach and developed good communication 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.

“When I was 20 months old, I was in the pediatric ICU at Texas Children’s Hospital for two months, and my parents stayed at the Ronald McDonald House while I was undergoing treatment,” said Danika. “I wanted my Gold Award project to focus on this amazing organization and to involve my love of fashion design and art.”

For her project, Danika led her volunteers in teaching her tie-dye and sewing workshops. Danika held seven workshops where students helped tie-dye approximately 400 pillow cases. She then held three separate workshops where she and her volunteers taught students how to sew the pillowcases into dresses.

Danika has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years and has also earned her Silver Award. At Katy High School she founded the school’s Fashion Club and is also a member of theater and National Arts Honor Society. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study fashion design and product development.

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 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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