Cy-Fair Girl Scout earns Gold Award by hosting Bible school
Girl Scout Lauren Coldwell created and hosted a vacation Bible school for underprivileged children and earned the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award eligible to Girl Scouts. Coldwell is among less than 5 percent of Girl Scouts to earn this recognition.
The vacation Bible school was held at Coldwell's church's Hope Center. The Gold Award requires leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. More than 100 service hours and two to three years of intense work are needed to complete the award requirements.
Coldwell planned and executed the VBS with an open heart, listening ears and a helping hand and provided a one-week safe summer haven to around 60 children.
More than 3.7 million girls and adults comprise Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.'s membership. The organization focuses on building courage, confidence and character in its members. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest in the country and serves more than 70,000 members in 26 Texas counties.
For more information about the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto, visit gssjc.org or call 800-392-4340.