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League City Girl Scout makes clothes for orphans in Nigeria to earn Gold Award
HOUSTON, Texas (September, 2013) – Girl Scout Rebecca K. led sewing workshops to make clothes for orphans in Nigeria 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 be a leader and how to speak in front of people,” said Rebecca, a senior at Clear Springs High School.
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 like making clothes and heard about a need in Nigeria,” said Rebecca.
For her project, Rebecca led a team of volunteer in planning and hosting a series of sewing workshops. She taught her students how to make pillowcase dresses and collected baby clothes to donate to an orphanage in Nigeria.
“Rebecca learned how to make a difference in the world and how easy it was to help and get involved,” said Jennifer K., Rebecca’s mother. “She gained confidence in speaking in front of groups and teaching others.”
Rebecca has been a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years and also earned the Bronze and Silver Awards. At Clear Springs High School she is a member of National Technical Honor Society. Following graduation she plans to attend college to study education and hopes to become a teacher.
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