St. Louis, MO – Nov. 28, 2017 – Theresa Meyer, a junior at Lutheran High School South, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. In earning the Gold Award, Meyer demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational and networking skills. Meyer was among 48 young women in eastern Missouri honored at a ceremony at Lindenwood University this past summer.
Meyer led a group of sixth-grade students from St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School to start their FIRST® Lego League Robotics team. Meyer hopes her Gold Award project ignites student’s passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Meyer said the project has inspired kids to pursue STEM and see it in a fun way. Meyer’s team will continue to compete as she purchased a robot for their use.
“I did robotics all through grade school,” Meyer said. “I guess I just kind of fell in love with FLL [First Lego League].”
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