St. Louis, MO – October 2, 2019 – Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is pleased to announce Molly Crawford, a 14-year Girl Scout, has recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award demonstrating extraordinary leadership through a remarkable community service project.
The Gold Award is a shining example of what a girl can achieve as these recipients have stepped up to generate long-lasting solutions for real-world challenges at local, national and global levels. Open only to girls in high school, these young leaders are taking matters into their own hands and making a difference the worlds of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), education and legislation. Gold Award Girl Scouts like Crawford are creating a brighter future for us all! Crawford was recognized with other Gold Award Girl Scouts during a special ceremony at Lindenwood University in St. Charles this past June.
Safety Town is an educational program designed for children to practice basic safety skills facilitated by local police. Crawford realized the buildings of her local Safety Town were worn out from decades of use. Determined to create a better learning environment, this G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) TM decided to rebuild the Overland Safety Town.
Crawford constructed new buildings as well as repainted the old structures to mimic the City of Overland. Once Crawford completed her project, she organized and hosted a dedication ceremony of the new Safety Town. The Overland Police Department plans to maintain the new buildings ensuring future generations understand safety procedures.
For more than 100 years, eastern Missouri Gold Award Girl Scouts have funded and led projects that have left an enduring impact on individuals, organizations, neighborhoods and schools. Earning the Gold Award represents the culmination of at least 80 hours of work spanning months, sometimes years. Some of the benefits of becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout 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
Earning the Gold Award is just one of the amazing things girls can do as part of Girl Scouts. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit girlscoutsem.org/join.