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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Emissary, Lexi shares a proud Girl Scout memory with all of our readers.

 

When I was a first grade Daisy scout, we planned a visit to the Senior Center near Christmas time.  This was one of the first events our troop did together.  We were all very excited about it and could hardly stop talking once we got there!   Visiting the Senior Center was an important event to me in Girl Scouts because we got to sing carols, and all the people came out to watch us. We played board games with them and made them each a Christmas pin.  All of the girls got to play games with the residents.  I was glad that I got to help make them happy for Christmas.  We have done a lot of other events, but this was one of my favorites, and I'll never forget our first Girl Scout troop event!

 

This year in Girl Scouts, I can't wait to save up money so we can take a trip to White Pines Horse camp!  Our troop wants to save up money we earn selling cookies and fall product, so that we can go to camp!  I really enjoy camping in the "wilderness".  We have camped as a troop a few times, and have had so much fun.  We can't wait for our next trip!

 

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released today by Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National President. Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Mrs. Obama's video coincides with the launch of the organization's new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout experience.

 

The campaign captures the fun of Girl Scouting with the theme "I can't wait to..." and girl-friendly grassroots promotions that will reach every community nationwide. With 3.2 million Girl Scouts and 112 Girl Scout councils across the country, parents, caregivers, and volunteers are vital to the organization's success.

 

"Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined."

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Discover the Girl Scout Leadership Experience on Sunday, October 6, 12:30–3:30 p.m., at the Crystal Lake Nature Center, located at 330 N Main Street. Activities will include sleeping bag races, making survival bracelets, hiking the nature center, and geocaching. During the open house, interested girls and families can stop by to experience a wide variety of Girl Scouting activities! To download the flyer for this event click here. For more information, please contact Emma Eschenfeldt at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7124, or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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This summer, GSUSA representatives visited GSNI’s “My Best Elf Self” camp at Baker Community Center in St. Charles to see how girls enjoyed using Healthy Habits, a component of the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Journey. The cameras were rolling as girls worked on WOW! Wonders of Water and learned about staying healthy throughout their lives.

 

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GSUSA has made the process of submitting and tracking the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal and Final Report a lot easier with GoGold Web App! Instead of filling out the traditional paperwork, girls working on their Girl Scout Gold Award will document their progress and submit their project proposal and final report by using the GoGold App. Benefits of this web app include:

  • Keeping all of your information in one place

  • Ability to share progress on your award in one place

  • Get feedback from the Girl Scout Gold Award Volunteer Committee

  • Access to Girl Scout Gold Award resources to help answer your questions along the way