The Woodlands' Claire Fogarty earns Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award
Claire Fogarty, member of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, has earned the Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award.
Fogarty led a team of volunteers in planning and hosting a one-day activity event for girls including Girl Scout activities, crafts, face and fingernail painting, a health and hygiene seminar and lunch. Fogarty also collected diapers, baby food, blankets and other items for the Tamina Community Center.
"I chose this project because I wanted my project to have a lasting impact on the community," Fogarty said, according to a press release. "After meeting with Shirley Grimes, the director at Tamina Community Center, she emphasized the need for safe, fun after-school activities as well as baby supplies."
The Woodlands' resident received the honor Thursday, Oct. 18 in The Woodlands.
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.
Fogarty has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At The Woodlands High School, Fogarty is a member of Interact Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the tennis team. Following graduation in 2014, she plans to attend college to study either business or Spanish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 13 The Woodlands runners complete The Green 6.2
- Ironman Sports Medicine Institute opens new location
- Interfaith of The Woodlands earns third place awards from Association of Directory Publishers
- Magnolia ISD high schools' lunch menu, May 20-24
- Magnolia ISD middle schools' lunch menu, May 20-24
Local Advertising by PaperG