Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a look at what GSNI has to offer!
Just a reminder that Girl Scout Express in Barrington will be closed May 24 -26, 2014. Also, all GSNI Service Centers will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014. When we return, there will be changes to our operating hours that will be in effect through September 1, 2014.
Each year, we set aside time to recognize an amazing group of young women who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. What is the Girl Scout Gold Award, you ask? The highest Award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award has had several names since its debut in 1916 as the Golden Eagle of Merit. It has also been known as the Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class, and the Girl Scout Gold Award. It marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the outstanding achievements of extraordinary girls.
Help us celebrate GSNI’s Top Cookie Sellers at our Super Seller-bration event at Camp McCormick on May 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
Camp registration is still open. There are still openings in many sessions, but they are filling fast! Check out some of the available sessions:
Entering Grades 5-7
Movin’ On Up Camp
Entering Grade 6 (Note grade change from original camp book publication)
Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts
Entering Grades 8-10
You’ll Have a Splash
Entering Grades 2-4
Join us for the 2014 Girl Scout Convention in spectacular Salt Lake City! You’ll enjoy exciting and inspiring activities—from themed dinners and parties to the Hall of Experiences to conversations focusing on issues of importance to girls and our society. Make it even more amazing by adding in some attractions and adventures unique to Utah.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host a VolunTEA Party on Saturday, May 17, from 2–4 p.m., at YWCA of Rockford, 4990 E. State St., in Rockford. This free, informational gathering is open to the public and designed to highlight unique volunteer opportunities with the organization. The event is designed to match up potential volunteers' specific skill sets—such as event planning, trip coordination, and mentoring—with girls and adult teams that would benefit from their expertise.
Dedicated volunteer and Girl Scout mom, Aimey C. recently won the $100 gift certificate to Girl Scouts after taking our 2014 Parent and Volunteer Survey online. Aimey and her family had benefitted from program assistance from GSNI in the past, and like any Girl Scout would do, she wanted to pay it forward. Aimey donated her gift certificate to be used as a Campership for a girl in need in her area. Thanks Aimey! If you would like to help a girl near you go to camp this summer, make a donation to camperships here.
Our Girl Scout family believes that camp is for every girl. And yet, affording Girl Scout Camp is not possible for all girls, even though our council subsidizes the costs for every girl. Last year, we distributed over $10,000 in financial assistance to give more girls the opportunity to receive the great benefits of summer camp. We need your help to make this possible.
This week is all about Re-registration here at GSNI. We have Internet Cafés set up throughout the council to help get you all ready to go for a year of fun in 2015. ANYONE who registers for the 2014 – 2015 year between now and June 15 will receive a Fun Patch. However, this is where it gets really exciting, we have great rewards for Service Units too! Just take a look:
All GSNI Girl Scouts are invited to attend the annual Stateline Scout Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 7, from 7 a.m.–1 p.m., at the corner of Chapel St. and Main St. in Rockton, Illinois. Prizes will be awarded in each Girl Scout/Boy Scout age group, for Girl Scout vs. Boy Scout competitions, along with hourly attendance door prizes.
On Sunday, June 8, GSNI will acknowledge the achievement of twenty extraordinary women who have achieved the highest honor in Girl Scouts, The Girl Scout Gold Award. We are happy to announce that the keynote speaker for this event is Musician Olivia Dvorak. Olivia was chosen as keynote speaker because of her drive to follow her dreams and make her life her own.