Several months ago, Girl Scout Troop 24029, based in the Heights, volunteered at Open Gate by sorting clothing donations and hygiene items. When they finished, they decided that they wanted to do something more.

In September, the Troop presented Open Gate with their project: eight copies of “Open Gate’s How-To Book” for our Resource Table. Each scout researched a topic, collected information, and organized their material into binders. Chapters included: How to obtain a copy of your birth certificate; How to get a Gold Card (Harris Health System healthcare assistance); and more.

Each scout earned a Bronze Award for this project, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. The awards were given to the girls by an Open Gate participant when they presented their notebooks.

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