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Fiona Thomas Cummings, M.A., PMP, LEED Green Associate, has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI). She is a native of Surrey, a county in the South East of England, but has lived in the United States for the past 13 years. Her corporate experience includes over 28 years working for British Petroleum (BP), as a Global Head of Trading Floor Premises (Strategy and Construction) for BP North America, Commercial Manager, BP Pipelines Business Unit for BP North America, Operating Unit Manager and Member of the Board for BP Switzerland, and Systems Implementation Manager for BP Germany. While working for BP, Fiona resided in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, as well as the UK and the USA.

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Has your girl ever wondered what it would be like to be a Girl Scout? This is her chance to learn all about being a Girl Scout at the Girl Scout Experience, hosted by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. She’ll spend a fun and exciting day exploring new activities, participating in camp games, and making new friends! This event is open to all girls in kindergarten through fifth grade.
 
The Girl Scout Experience is June 26, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Parents may drop off girls from 8:45–9:15 a.m. at Wheeler Park, 822 N. First Street, in Geneva. Advance registration is available for only $5, if received by June 19, 2013. Registration is $7 the day of the event. Girls should bring a sack lunch and water bottle. To ensure safety during activities, girls should not wear open-toe shoes. For more information or to register, contact Christina Kirsch at 630-897-1565, Ext. 7182, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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The world is always changing, and Girl Scouts tries to keep up with the new situations and challenges that often accompany these changes. We work hard to make sure our organization is relevant to today's young women and that we are fulfilling our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

 

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Melissa Lock    
Customer Service and Retail Sales Representative
Elgin Service Center
847-741-5521, Ext. 7141

 

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As a Customer Service and Retail Sales Representative, I do a bit of everything! I am one of the first staff members people see when arriving at the Elgin Service Center. I help people with whatever they need when they walk through the door, from making a purchase in the Council Store to meeting with members of the Program team about an upcoming event. I'm a people person, so I love working with our volunteers and girls!

 

I love what Girl Scouts stands for.  I tell people I took this job because I needed a job.  I stay because I need THIS job!

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Be a part of the change, and take a stand against bullying! Join GSNI as we premiere I Am the Music: A Rock Operetta, an anti-bullying film starring Girl Scouts from 23 cities in GSNI’s jurisdiction. Take part in hands-on activities like making a peacemaker box, showing love on the heart wall, and receive self-defense instruction from trainer Kevin Engstrom. Activities from aMUSE and aMAZE! Journeys will be featured for girls. Adult breakout sessions with local community experts will also be held to discuss cyberbullying and how to identify if a child is a bully. The workshop is open to all girls (registered Girl Scouts and non-registered girls) in grades 4–8.

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We received an email asking Girl Scouts to help some students in Middletown, New York with a project. Please read the letter to leaders below and help out if you can!

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GSNI was contacted by Girl Scouts in New York to help spread the word about their Flat Juliettes project.

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GSNI has successfully trained over 40 people in USA Archery Training! These people are now certified in Level 1 Archery Facilitating, so they can facilitate archery training in any location. If you are interested in participating in our next Archery Training visit our website. The next training date is May 5 at Camp Far Horizons.

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In our ever-changing global economy and world, financial skills are leadership skills. As the premier leadership organization for girls, Girls Scouts helps girls build financial experience, confidence, and independence by providing them with resources focused on everything from saving money, developing strong credit, and minimizing debt, to philanthropic giving and financing their dreams.

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This past Thursday, April 11, GSNI LEGOlettes team was invited to appear on WGN's Morning News Show to talk about their experience competing with robots during National Robotics Week. You can watch the entire LEGOlettes segment on WGN's site. Congratulations girls!

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Congratulations to the following troops for winning this year’s Bling Your Booth Contest. All winners will receive gift certificates to our Council Store.

Information for this year's annual meeting has been sent out. The event will be held on April 27, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA) National Board of Directors has voted to increase annual Girl Scout Membership Dues to $15 beginning in 2013–2014. Every dollar of the membership dues is sent to GSUSA and provides accident insurance covering members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training and services to councils.

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GSNI recently received e-mails from Girl Scouts and Girl Guides requesting connecting with Girl Scouts in our council! Please read the emails below and contact the writer, if you are interested in the opportunity!

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IMG_5287Artalé Wine Co. will host an adults-only wine tasting for the public on Friday, April 5, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at 6876 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL to benefit girl members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. The event will include 30 wine varieties, along with hors d'oeuvres and dessert bites from Josef-Barbados Restaurant & Oyster Bar.

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Looking for something to make for The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge? Why not try this making this Thin Mint Popcorn? Entries are accepted through March 31, 2013. Don't miss your chance to win a basket full of baking supplies valued at $100!

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GSNI is hosting a contest all about camp! Have your happy camper submit a list of the top ten reasons why she loves Girl Scout camp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will be entered to win over $100 in Girl Scout camping supplies! Girls will be credited for their lists and featured on GSNI’s blog and social media. This contest is open only to members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. All entries received before Friday, May 31, 2013 will be entered.

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Do you live in the Geneva or Bartlett areas and  looking for a way to make an impact in your community? GSNI is looking for adult volunteers to lead a six-week Girl Scout troop opportunity for girls in grades K–5.

The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge

We all know Girl Scout Cookies are amazing right out of the box. But did you know they also work great as ingredients in a number of recipes, too? We want to know - what’s your favorite recipe using Girl Scout Cookies? If you tell us, you will be entered in a drawing to win a Baking Basket valued at $100!

Great news! Wal-Mart is reexamining its solicitation policies regarding storefront activity and is now permitting Girl Scouts to continue to sell cookies in front of stores, including Sam’s Club locations, across the country!