St. Louis, MO – Nov. 28, 2017 – Sydney Burgdorf, a 2017 Lutheran High School of St. Charles graduate, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. In earning the Gold Award, Burgdorf demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational and networking skills. Torluemke was among 48 young women in eastern Missouri honored at a ceremony at Lindenwood University this past summer.
Burgdorf built a prayer garden at Breeze Park Senior Living in St. Charles. In addition to planting new flowers and bushes to make the garden aesthetically pleasing, Burgdorf constructed and installed benches that are higher off the ground, which makes it easier for residents with mobility issues to use.
The Girl Scout Gold Award requires determination, communication, time management and a desire to make a difference. This distinguished award challenges girls to change the world and solve a community issue. The process requires at least 80 hours of service and often spans months or even years.
Less than one percent of all Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award, putting them among an exceptional group of women who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world. Some of the Gold Award Girl Scout benefits are:
- Immediately rising one rank when enlisting in the US Armed Forces
- Earning scholarships from colleges and universities
- Recognition from many government and non-profit organizations
- Certificates and letters from Girl Scouts of the USA, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, United States Navy and the South St. Louis Marine Corps League Auxiliary
- Receiving a Sacagawea Gold Dollar from the United States Mint