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PRSA Houston Chapter to Help the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto and South Texas Councils Earn Girl Scouts'' Official Public Relations Interest Project Award

Interest Project Encourages Girl Scouts ages 11-17 to
Learn About the Public Relations Profession

(Houston, June 16, 2005) – The Houston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is helping local Girl Scouts in the San Jacinto and South Texas Councils earn the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Interest Project Award in Public Relations.

PRSA Houston is one of the nation''s largest and most active chapters of PRSA that encourages professional growth through participation in educational programs and leadership roles and promotes the highest standards of professional competence and ethics.

The Public Relations Girl Scout Award Project is sponsored by PRSA Houston’s New Professionals Group, which supports public relations practitioners who are in the first five years of their careers.

To earn the GSUSA Public Relations Interest Project Award, Girl Scouts are required to complete activities entitled Skill Builders where they create press kits to publicize themselves, interview public relations practitioners about their daily responsibilities and role-play pitches as a spokesperson for a favorite cause.

Girl Scouts also are required to complete one or more service projects before earning the GSUSA Public Relations Interest Award.  Such projects include volunteering to help a local organization publicize its services to the community or writing an article for media placement.

“PRSA Houston is committed to educating our community about the importance of our profession. We welcome Girl Scouts to learn as much as they can from our members and to consider public relations as a profession,” said Cindy Suggs, PRSA Houston Chapter President.

PRSA Houston’s New Professionals Group will coordinate requests to interview PR professionals to assist Girl Scouts with the different activity categories, Skill Builders, Technology, Service Projects and Career Exploration to earn the Award.

Girl Scouts who want to earn their GSUSA Public Relations (PR) Interest Project Award (page 104 in Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s Interest Projects for Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts) are invited to contact PRSA Houston New Pros Community Service Liaison Cheyenna Smith at (713) 627-2223 or csmith@piercom.com, or visit www.prsahouston.org.

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PRSA Houston is one of the nation''s largest and most active chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. Founded in 1950, PRSA Houston focuses on helping members become more valuable to their organizations and clients, and therefore become more successful professionally, by providing peer-based support; encouraging professional growth through participation in educational programs and leadership roles; and promoting the highest standards of professional competence and ethics. More information is available at www.prsahouston.org

Author: Kelly Papinchak
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