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Houston Girl Scout delivers kid kits to sick children to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Sarah G. created a new Mission Outreach project for kids by kids 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 work with many different groups within the church,” said Sarah, a 2013 graduate of James E. Taylor High School. “I learned patience while waiting for approval from various committees in the church.”

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 was requested by Children's Ministries to design a new mission project for kids and I love working with kids,” said Sarah.

For her project, Sarah led a team of ten volunteers in helping children make fleece pillows and cards that were then assembled into kits with toys, coloring books, crayons, and sugar-free lollipops. She then delivered these kits to sick children or children undergoing difficult situations. Over forty children have been involved in the project.

“Our daughter has shown great maturity in learning to do work with so many different groups within the church,” said John and Melissa G., Sarah's parents.

Sarah was a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years. At James E. Taylor High School she participated in Academic Decathalon and has placed third in the State UIL Social Studies competition. This fall she will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study architecture and architectural engineering.

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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