Features Gretchen P. created a prayer resource to teach the importance of the practice. Her project promoted concepts of prayer in the youth and adult community at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch. She led 15 volunteers in the project to help others understand how, when and where to pray. Gretchen included a craft of a prayer keepsake booklet to allow recipients to write prayers, tell stories and draw pictures about their faith. She also held prayer sessions to share the importance of prayer. Uyen T. raised awareness about premature labor prevention and helped families facing complications due to premature labor. She created a club in Cypress Ranch High School that focuses on premature labor prevention and education and makes beanies and comfort toys for families with premature babies at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. Uyen led 182 volunteers in making over 300 beanies that were delivered to families throughout Houston. She hopes her project educates others about preventable issues and maternal health.
Silver and Bronze Award Projects from Around the Council Zane S. of Troop #142119 earned her Silver Award by creating an educational flyer and video on strays and hosting a pet food drive for the Houston Humane Society.
Narmeen V. developed tutoring sessions for middle school students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The project’s main focus was to help students with ADHD learn reading and math with greater success. Narmeen hosted seven tutoring sessions that utilized methods that diverged from conventional teaching styles. She drew inspiration for her project from her personal experiences of being diagnosed with a learning disability. She hopes her project will help the students, their parents and others to better understand the disorder. Payton W. started a Junior Olympic Archery Development club for kids in her community. She raised more than $18,000 for the club and the archery range. With the help of 15 volunteers, Payton completed the construction of the archery range by adding a concrete slab, picnic tables, a pavilion and archery targets. The completion of the archery range was a continuation of her Silver Award. The club now has 80 members, who Payton hopes will someday become Olympian archers. Emily W. created an after-school girls’ book club at the Longhorn Hope Center, which serves disadvantaged CypressFairbanks Independent School District students. She also organized a book drive for the girls to take home books and to help supplement the library. The girls enjoyed book-themed snacks, crafts, discussions, math problems and games. Emily was inspired by her own personal experiences participating in a summer book club, which helped her improve her reading skills and developed her passion for reading.
Lorelai P. of Troop #102167 earned her Silver Award for her work at the Nacogdoches Women’s Shelter. Troop #111016 earned the Bronze Award by building the Harmony Garden and redoing the landscaping at Hancock Elementary School with the help of Home Depot #6512. July/August 2019 l The Golden Link
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