The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout Councils in the U.S., received a $10,000 check from the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL). The grant will help make the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) available to girls living in underserved areas of Fort Bend County, including those who attend schools located in Fort Bend and Lamar Consolidated ISDs, as part of the Council’s Girl Scouts on the Go Program. The GSLE engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place.
Mary Vitek, chief executive officer of GSSJC said, “We are grateful that the (FBJSL) supports us in meeting the many needs of at-risk girls in Fort Bend County, including providing leadership opportunities that empower girls to make good decisions and change the communities in which they live.”
GSSJC plans to reach more than 1,000 girls attending Fort Bend County-area schools during the 2012-2013 school year. Girl Scouts on the Go is offered free-of-charge to girls during and after school for 27 weeks each year. In-school programs take place once per week during girls’ physical education classes, while after-school programs take place once per week for approximately one hour. In addition, girls take two overnight trips to camp, an opportunity for them to gain independence, work with others, enjoy the outdoors and develop a respect and appreciation for nature.