Clear Lake Girl Scout earns Gold Award
Girl Scout Macy Lunney was presented with the Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council for her work in making fleece caps for cancer patients at Texas Children's Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn and is given to less than 5 percent of girls who join the scouts. To earn the award, the scout must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. More than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work are required.
"I chose this project because I wanted to help cancer patients in the hospital that maybe didn't have families to visit them and bring needed items to them," Lunney, a junior a Clear Brook High School, said in a press release.
The scout led a team of volunteers in making 100 fleece caps, finding the pattern, collecting the supplies and teaching each volunteer how to make it correctly. Half of the caps were donated to Texas Children's Hospital and the other half to MD Anderson Cancer Center.
"I learned that although the project seemed too much at first, when I just got started, it became more and more manageable," said Lunney. "I learned to sew and how to buy and cut fabric. I learned it feels good to help others."
"Macy learned time management and that everything takes longer than you think, as well as the value of volunteers," said Amori Lunney, Macy's mother. "She also learned big projects are more manageable if you tackle small pieces at a time, but most importantly I think she learned to be a finisher."
Lunney has been a Girl Scout for 11 years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, PALS and the varsity cheerleading squad.
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