Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Lauren Lundy from O’Fallon has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive.
For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, called Lullabies Live!, Lauren addressed the lives of the women living in a maternity shelter. She wanted to show them the importance of music in an infant’s life. She gathered together a community of musicians to produce 100 lullaby CDs. In addition, Lauren provided 30 baby books to give to the children at the shelter.
Through her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Lauren learned how to use her talents to help others. “I learned that my talents can be used for a lot more than entertainment. The first question I get when I tell people I want to be an opera singer is, ‘What is your backup plan?’ This project reaffirmed that I can be a musician with the power to change other’s lives through music!” said Lauren.
Lauren is the daughter of James and Beth Lundy. She is currently senior at Notre Dame High School. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Drake University and pursue a degree in Vocal Performance. Lauren has been a Girl Scout for 12 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 5 percent of eligible girls earn the prestigious Gold Award.