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Today, Thin Mint Sprint Committee Member, Kristen N. Campbell shares what to expect while running races that are part of this year's 10th Annual Thin Mint Sprint.


What to expect when running the Trail Run:
1. Running, walking, climbing, jumping
2. Gravel, dirt and grass trail
3. Possible deer
4. Very large hills up AND down
5. Beautiful scenery and views of Camp
6. Water station strategically placed after very large UP hill
7. Smack in the face from a branch
8. High five from everyone that finished!

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Do any of these sound familiar?

  • “I’m having trouble logging into my account, forgot my username and password, can you help me login?"
  • “The portal is not recognizing my answers to the security questions.”
  • “I can’t see my Troop Roster, I have a meeting tonight and need to know, etc.!
  • "I’m trying to login and the page is saying “found me in the system” and I should contact you.”
  • “I tried to create a new online account and was supposed to get an email but I have not received it yet, help!”


If you ever find any of those sentences as thoughts in your head, the GSNI Registration Help Desk can help! Members of the GSNI Registration Help Desk Team can be reached at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7110. 

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As you may have heard, we are excited to share an opportunity with GSNI Membership for girls to start selling Girl Scouts Sweets and Treats THREE WEEKS EARLY this year! The only requirements are: 


Once these two items steps are completed, girls can start selling on September 19 (or as soon as training has been received, if the Service Unit training date is after September 12). For a list of Fall Product Training dates and times, click here.

GSNI is looking for assistance with data entry from older girls and other volunteers. All data entry will take place in a Service Center, and if there are groups of girls, leaders/parents must stay to meet the girl to adult ratio. This is will be a great help to making sure we get all our information entered in a timely manner. Girls will also gain experience working in an office environment and with computers.

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With school starting and many girls going back-to-troop, you may be asking yourself if your Girl Scout needs a uniform. The answer is yes! Girl Scouts have been present and proudly identified by their uniforms and good deeds for over 100 years. While it’s true uniform styles have changed considerably over the years, the feeling of dignity and self-respect girls have while in uniform never fades. In fact, chances are if you ask an alumna about her most treasured Girl Scout memories, she’ll mention her badges, her handbooks, and her uniform. You can bet if she kept her vest or sash, she’ll want to show them to you! Girl Scouts of all ages have a special, time-honored attachment to the tradition of wearing a Girl Scout uniform.


So, why is a Girl Scout uniform so important? Girls who wear a uniform are easily identified as Girl Scouts while in the community. Whether serving at shelters, helping at the food pantry, or performing a flag ceremony for veterans, people in the community will be able to see the good things Girl Scouts do in their own neighborhoods. Uniforms also show girls they are part of something larger than themselves. When all the girls in a troop are in uniform, they feel inclusive, equal, and accepting of one another as sisters. Of course, the added benefit is a place where they can readily show their earned badges and award recognitions on the front and awesome fun patches and SWAPS on the back!

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