Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Lizzie Krouse from Albion has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive.
For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, called Saturday Science, Lizzie created an annual science event for her community. Lizzie said she really enjoys STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and wanted to help develop a love for STEM for youth in her community. Science Saturday will now be an annual event that her community’s science club will host.
“Our world needs more scientists and engineers,” said Lizzie. Hopefully through my Girl Scout Gold Award project, I have inspired an interest in science for children in my community and maybe some of those children will become much needed future scientists,” she added.
Lizzie is the daughter of Jim and Tammy Krouse from Albion. She is currently a senior at Edwards County High School. She has been a Girl Scout for 13 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.