Monday, March 9, 2015

Alexandra Lloyd From O'Fallon Earns the Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Alexandra Lloyd from O’Fallon has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive.

For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, called The Teen Show, Alexandra worked with MindsEye Radio to develop a variety of radio programming for blind teenagers. She recorded different magazines that teenagers could listen to. She then contacted and shared her programming with the Missouri School for the Blind and Delta Gamma which both work with blind teenagers. Alexandra also made instructions for accessing The Teen Show, interviewed kids for the program and donated CDs.

“Through my challenging Girl Scout Gold Award project, I learned different communications and broadcasting skills like interview strategies, radio techniques and honed my public speaking skills,” Alexandra said. “This project also gave me a chance to meet many people and discover how much I have in common with those who live very different lives.”

Alexandra is the daughter of Mathew and Kristen Lloyd from O’Fallon. She is currently a junior at O’Fallon Township High School. She has been a Girl Scout of 11 years.

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, recognizes a Girl Scout's commitment to excellence as she develops skills and values to meet present and future challenges in her life. To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador must design and carry out a project that fulfills a need within a girl’s community, creates change, and is sustainable. The project must be completed with a suggested minimum of 80 hours of work. Only about 6 percent of eligible girls earn the prestigious Gold Award.