Afternoon on 11: St. Louis-area Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Awesome girls doing awesome things, both showing creativity and willingness to serve can go a long way in the lives of others. They are Girl Scouts with Gold Awards, the highest national award a Girl Scout Senior can earn.

Kathryn Kiefer, who oversees marketing and communications for Girl Scouts Of Eastern Missouri, says scouts here are making remarkable strides.

In 2016, the Girl Scout Gold Award will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Less than one percent of all Girl Scouts earn the award, but in 2015, 33 girls in the St. Louis are did just that. Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award requires almost 80 hours of planning and implementing a large-scale project that is innovative, engaging,  and has a lasting impact on its community.

Did you know that a Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award and enlists in the US Armed Forces, immediately rises one level in rank? Also, colleges and universities recognize the achievements and leadership abilities of Girl Scout Gold Award recipients by offering scholarship programs