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Memorial Girl Scout donates blankets to Yellowstone Academy to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Holland C. hosted blanket-making workshops and donated 100 blankets to Yellowstone Academy 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 set a plan, organize groups, work with adults and coordinate schedules,” said Holland, a junior at Memorial High School. “I learned I can set up a plan and accomplish it. Also, if something does not work as initially planned, patience and perseverance will allow progress to achieve completion of the goal.”

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 a special place in my heart for Yellowstone Academy and what the school is trying to achieve for children,” said Holland.

For her project, Holland led her team of volunteers in holding a workshop where she taught participants to make blankets. She also worked to collect sanitary items for the school to use. Holland hoped her project would open the eyes of others to the work of Yellowstone Academy and make them aware of their needs.

“Holland has always been determined but to see her put a plan into place, organize and complete this project was so exciting,” said Jereann C., Holland’s mother. “I am so proud of her, for I can see it brought her confidence to another level.”

Holland has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years and has also earned the Bronze and Silver Awards. At Memorial High School she is a member of soccer, Young Life and serves as a mentor to freshmen. Outside of school she is a member of National Charity League and participates in mission trips with her church.

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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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