Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Alexandra Waugh from Nashville Has Earned the Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Alexandra Waugh from Nashville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. 

For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, called Move for Missions, Alexandra combined her love for her grandparents with her passion for missionary support. During one part of her project, she developed and held a functional fitness class for senior citizens at three different locations in two different communities. In addition, during the functional fitness classes, she had donation collection boxes where people could donate items that were then sent overseas to missionaries in India.

“I have learned that above all that dreams can come true and that nothing is impossible with God and a lot of hard work,” Alexandra said of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Alexandra is the daughter of Tanya and Lee Stewart. She is a graduate of Centralia High School 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 5 percent of eligible girls earn the prestigious Gold Award.