Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Sarozjani Hunter from Shiloh has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive.
For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, called Hashtag Stay Active, Sarozjani wanted to promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle at an area summer camp for children in grades K-2. She created a lesson plan with a variety of sports and activities, each lesson including a motivational quote and nutritional tip of the day. Sarozjani also developed a daily nutritional plan and balanced menu that could be utilized by the summer camp for years to come.
“I am a sports enthusiast; I have been involved in a variety of sports from a young age,” Sarozjani said. “I wanted other children to learn about the importance of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle at a fundamental age in their lives just as I did.”
Sarozjani is the daughter of Janfrey and Cynthia Hunter. She is currently a junior at Governor French Academy. Sarozjani has been a Girl Scout for 9 years. After graduation, she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.
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.
Today, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. Its sole focus is to meet the needs of all girls (ages 5-17) from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together.