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Richmond Girl Scout educates children on importance of living a healthy lifestyle to earn Gold Award

 

HOUSTON, Texas (September, 2013) – Girl Scout Christine N. held two workshops for children where she educated them on the importance of good hygiene in order to not get sick 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 and gained different skills of leadership,” said Christine, a junior at Travis High School. “I’ve become more confident around bigger groups. I’ve learned how to be open-minded to any changes and how to keep a good organizational system.”

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 felt that children in today’s time aren’t educated enough about their health and nutrition,” said Christine.

For her project, Christine led a team of volunteers in teaching two workshops for children to discuss good hygiene and how to not get sick. In the workshops, her students made get well cards for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital as well. Finally, Christine and her volunteers sewed 26 blankets for the hospital.

“Christine learned how to plan, schedule and coordinate with school teachers and library personnel where she presented her workshop,” said Thien N., Christine’s father. “I think she feels more confident about her abilities.”

Christine has been a member of Girl Scouts for four years. Following graduation in 2015 she hopes to attend Baylor University to study physical therapy.

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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 62,000 girls 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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