A Leader Among Young Women

Lauren Vanlandingham

Lauren Vanlandingham receives the Girl Scouts National Gold Award

Lauren Vanlandingham, a sophomore general business major from St. Louis, was among 10 Girl Scouts from across the nation to receive Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s highest honor for her exceptional efforts to help cancer patients with their mental health. Each honoree earned two Journey badges and completed an 80-plus-hour community service project to be nominated by their local scouting council for the honor.

“I’m truly honored to be among the Girl Scouts selected to receive the Gold Award. I’m amazed that something I started to help patients in my area has had such a major impact on the cancer survivor community.”

Vanlandingham was among three candidates nominated by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for the Gold Award.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts are incredible young women demonstrating remarkable leadership through a measurable and sustainable community service project,” said Aurrice Duke-Rollings, the council’s chief advancement and marketing officer. “Lauren underwent a rigorous multi-round review process at the national level.”

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