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Houston Girl Scout refurbishes agriculture center to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Katie C. rebuilt garden beds 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 lead a large group of volunteers to accomplish a project,” said Katie, a 2013 graduate of Clear Brook High School. “I also learned the importance of organization to a facility.”

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 been on field trips to the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Engineering (CASE) facility and it has been an integral part of my education,” said Katie.

For her project, Katie led a team of fifteen volunteers in rebuilding garden beds at the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Engineering. She also organized a storage shed at the facility.

“Katie learned the value of project management techniques and used her time management to keep her project on track,” said Jean E., Katie’s mother. “She grew each day she worked with her team as a leader and a voice for Girl Scouts.”

Katie was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Clear Brook High School she was President of Future Farmer's of America, treasurer of Health Occupations Students of America, and a member of National Honor Society. This fall she will attend Texas A&M University to study agricultural science.

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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