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Calling all Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassador Girl Scouts! GSNI is looking for your input!

We are forming a Girl Advisory Committee, comprised of girls from all over the council. In this committee, girls can share their opinions, ideas, and preferences with council staff. Do you have an idea for a super cool one-day event? Were you talking just last week with some friends about something new that you really, really want to do at camp? Do you daydream about an amazing travel experience? We want to hear it all!


Start sharing your ideas! Come to one of our introductory meetings to help build the committee that you want to be a part of!


October 7th, 2014—Informational Meeting—Sugar Grove Area—6pm
October 22nd, 2014—Informational Meeting—Rockford Area—6pm
November 8th, 8014—Informational Meeting—Western Area—10am
November 22nd, 2014—Informational Meeting—Crystal Lake Area—10am

 

Exact locations to be announced at a later date.

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Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a program sponsored by Prudential Financial. This program recognizes young people solely on their volunteer service. GSNI can nominate girls in grades 5 – 8 and 9 – 12. Girls who have recently earned their Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards would be excellent candidates.

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With summer winding down, families are beginning to plan their back to school routines and get ready for Fall. For troop leaders and volunteers, it’s a natural time to start looking ahead to incorporate new activities into troop meetings – with the girls’ input of course!

 

Using the Healthy Habits Journeys companion booklets, it’s easy to find fun, practical ways to bring healthy living into the scouting experience for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The booklets contain tips and activities that correspond to the “It’s Your Planet – Love it!” Journeys. They are free to download and available in Spanish too!

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GSNI needs your help! We are still seeking volunteers to help at the 10th Annual Thin Mint Sprint and first-ever Samoa Fun Fest at Camp McCormick on Saturday, September 20. All volunteers will receive one FREE admission for their personal attendance to the Samoa Fun Fest and a complimentary lunch at the event hospitality area! Volunteers will also be entered into a drawing for several door prizes. Additionally, Thin Mint Sprint volunteers will receive one FREE box of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies!

 

Check out the opportunities listed below. To volunteer, contact Lynn Momberger at 815-962-5591, Ext. 7111, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The following post is a message from Vice President of Membership, Volunteerism, and Program, Stacie Simpson.


As you kick off the new Girl Scout membership year, we know that you’re looking for educational and FUN activities to do with girls. Events are the perfect way to incorporate cooperative learning and learning-by-doing with a girl-led component.

We know your fall calendar is already filling up – between troop meetings, school field trips, weekend family trips, plus the usual work and play. GSNI understands that, especially during the start of school, you don’t have time for anything extra. That’s why the majority of our events are scheduled in October or after. Starting September 15, you’ll be able to browse council-sponsored events in two convenient ways:

  • The pdf guide on our website (hover over “About Us” and click “Publications”). This 12-page pdf shows you each event in chronological order and includes the basic info. You’ll also find detailed information about how to register, our cancelation and refund policies, and more. It’s also the easiest way to print out the information and bring it along to a troop meeting or share it with a friend. [NOTE: The pdf guide has been posted as of today, but online registration will not open until September 15, 2014]
  • The online activities catalog on our website (“Click Here to Register,” then “Activities”). The catalog is so convenient because it’s totally searchable! You can filter by grade, county location or date range to find an event that works for you. This is the same place you can find volunteer trainings and events. 
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