Spring's Danielle Thompson earns Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award
Danielle Thompson, member of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, has earned the Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award.
Thompson led a team of volunteers in planning and constructing eight wooden picnic tables and six wooden benches for a new park. The project was completed over a two-month period. Following the completion of construction, Thompson held a family picnic to introduce area families to the new park and encourage spending quality time together.
"I chose this project because of the issue it pertained to,” Thompson said, according to a press release. “With families becoming busy, quality time outside has been put on the back burner.”
The Spring resident received the honor from the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Thursday, Oct. 18 in Spring.
The Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award is the organization's highest honor. Candidates for the award must complete a series of requirements, including two to three years of award achievements and more than 100 community service hours. The Gold Award project is one of the last hurdles, requiring candidates to plan and carry out their own significant community service project. Less than five percent of all Girl Scouts make it to Gold Award status.
Thompson has been a member of Girl Scouts for 10 years. At Klein Collins High School she is a member of band and the octathlon team. She is also involved in a summer swim team. Following graduation in 2014, Thompson hopes to go to college in Boston and is interested in studying sociology.
The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council was founded by F.M. Law and Corinne Fonde in 1922 in Houston. It serves 26 counties in southeast Texas, including Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Wharton. The council is governed by a board of directors made up of community leaders. Stacy Methvin is the chairperson of the board and president of the council. Mary Vitek is the chief executive officer.
For more information, call 713-292-0384, visit www.gssjc.org or email email@example.com.
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