Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois congratulates Allison Workman from Highland, Illinois for becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout—a designation she earned by focusing on screech owls in her community.
Allison has a love for animals and wanted to do something to help them for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. She built screech owl nesting boxes and hung them up at Silver Lake in Highland. In addition, she presented to all the troops in her Girl Scout Service Unit as well as the Girl Scout Day Camp in Highland.
Large projects often provide the leader a great learning experience as well, and Allison’s project was no exception. “I learned that I work better with younger girls,” said Allison, when reflecting on her Gold Award project.
As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they are the leaders our community and world need. The Gold Award is earned by girls in grades 9–12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in developing sustainable solutions to local, national and global challenges. Since the highest award was established in 1916, Girl Scouts have answered the call to drive lasting, impactful change. The Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable.
Allison is the daughter of Debbie and Matt Workman. She is currently attending Kaskaskia College where she is studying Agriculture. Allison is a Trifecta Girl Scout who has earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, Girl Scout Silver Award and Girl Scout Gold Award.