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At GSNI’s Annual Meeting, on April 25, 2015, GSNI announced a new Volunteer Recognition Award – The Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the Girl Scout Movement within Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and beyond. In the past, this award was known as the “Courage, Confidence, and Character Award”. Recipients of this award have supported GSNI Girl Scouts in a variety of ways including advocating for Girl Scouts in the community, volunteering in a variety of roles and financially supporting GSNI. No more than two individuals shall be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a given year. Presentation of the Hall of Fame award will be done at the Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event. In addition, The Hall of Fame Award can be given posthumously.

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We have some good news and not so good news about camp to share with you today.

Let’s get the not so good news out of the way, first. After much consideration, a decision was made to cancel the sessions of Desserts Galore (6), Duct Tape Creations Part 1 (7a), and Duct Tape Creations Part 2 (7b) taking place at Camp McCormick. All of the families have been notified of these changes. Please know that this is never an easy call to make and we never do so lightly. We always want to offer as many fun opportunities for girls as we can.

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City-wide ice cream social? Yes, please! Alpine Kiwanis is inviting all Girl Scouts, Girl Scout alumni, and their families to attend Kiwanis: 100 Years of Giving on Saturday, August 22, from 3–7:30 p.m., at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, in Rockford. The event will include scoops of free ice cream, local bands, and fun activities for all ages!


One of Rockford's favorite bands, Clutch Cargo, will perform live, and Alleluia Quartet will sing "God Bless the USA." Girl Scouts are invited to be part of a video, filmed via overhead drone, during the song. Alpine Kiwanis is also looking for a troop that would be willing to create a foam core map of the United States to be featured during the filming!

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is committed to providing girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. We are proud to extend this commitment by helping girls through the Girl Scout Scholarship Program. In 2015, GSNI awarded one $500 Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship and eight $500 Girl Scout Ambassador Scholarships.


All scholarship applicants must be current and active members of GSNI. Recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship must have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award and live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Ambassador Scholarship recipients must demonstrate they live by the principles expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We are proud to announce the recipents of this years' awards.

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We've got some bad news! All current memberships will lapse on September 30, 2015. But don't worry, the good news is that current members can register NOW for the 2015-2016 Membership Year! Why wait?! Claim your spot today! 


Need more convincing? Here are some great reasons to re-register NOW:

  • Re-registering now will eliminate the chaos of fall paperwork with back to school season in full swing! We all know how hectic that can be!
  • Insurance coverage will not lapse. If a Girl Scout is not registered for the 2015-2016 Membership Year and attends a meeting on October 1, 2015 where something happens, this means that the troop leader could be liable for any injuries or accidents that might have happened. No one wants that! 
  • There's no good reason to stop the fun! Spring and summer are full of bridging ceremonies, big trips, and camping. Why not continue with the fun in the fall?
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