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It can be easy to think about Girl Scouting as a local activity that girls participate in to learn leadership skills and improve the community around them. In fact, Girl Scouting can be all that AND show girls how they are connected to the global community.


Diane Saber, Global Action Volunteer for GSNI and Lifetime Girl Scout Member, writes about how to incorporate global awareness into Girl Scout programs. Today she focuses on how to get young Girl Scouts to think about travel. The second post in her series will focus on getting involved in destinations.


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GSNI wants to hear from you! We are looking for audio or video clips, no longer than 30 seconds, responding to one of these prompts:

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Thin Mint Sprint (TMS) to be held on September 20, 2014 at Camp McCormick. In honor of this milestone, GSNI is planning to celebrate in a big way! GSNI is currently recruiting energetic volunteers to help with the activities and races—girls and adults!

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Girl Scout Voices is an opportunity for you and your girl to share your thoughts and feelings about experiences in Girl Scouting. This feedback helps Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois shape and improve our programs and services to all of our girl and adult members.

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Young Women of Distinction (YWD) is GSNI's special way to honor Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, along with girls selected to receive a Girl Scout Scholarship. The 2014 event will be Sunday, June 8, at Giovani's in Rockford.

Girl members interested in attending YWD have the opportunity to enter a lottery for free attendance! While all age levels are encouraged to enter the lottery, girls and troops who have completed and submitted their Girl Scout Bronze or Silver Award final report paperwork between April 16, 2013, and April 15, 2014, and Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors will be given first priority. Please note all girls attending must be accompanied by a paying adult. Girl Scout Gold Award and scholarship recipients do not need to enter the lottery.


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