Cy-Fair-area Girl Scout earns Gold Award
Girl Scout Ambassador Lisa Clopton recently earned the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award.
To earn the award, Clopton hosted a Woodland Trails West Community Awareness Day. She educated about 45 community members about available services and resources. She displayed posters and distributed booklets with information about local emergency services, the Harris County Library, the homeowners association, electrical and gas companies, the Harris County Municipal Utility District, local businesses, area schools, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, energy saving tips, crime reports and recycling. The event lasted four hours and took about 80 hours of planning and preparation.
"Living in an unincorporated part of Harris County, I realized that many people in my neighborhood did not know that we were not serviced by the City of Houston," said Clopton, a 2010 graduate of Jersey Village High School. "I wanted to educate my neighbors as to the services provided and by whom."
The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.
A Girl Scout since kindergarten, Clopton has served in the Green Starlettes in the Northwest Division for seven years. At Jersey Village High School, she has won the Outstanding Community Service Award four times, including the Lone Star Degree. She is currently attending Lone Star College-Cy-Fair and plans to transfer to Sam Houston State University.
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