GSNI is sad to hear about the passing of Juliette Gordon Low's niece, Margaret Gordon "Peggy" Seiler. Below is a statement from GSUSA National CEO, Anna Maria Chávez.
GSNI Troop 5302 completed their Bronze Award with their Take Action Project: Friendship Inside Out! Keep the Chain Reaction Going. Troop Leader, Jenna Leverton, describes their project:
"Many of the girls in this troop have been a victim of bullying, so they decided to do something about it! They started with a chain of kindness at school. They made posters to put in every classroom. When someone witnessed a random act of kindness, they would take a slip of paper from the poster, write down what they saw and return it to the poster. The girls then collected the slips of paper weekly and made them into a chain link that was displayed in the school. Their peers really took to the idea and as of today there have been 742 random acts of kindness witnessed!
Girl safety is our top priority, especially when it comes to inclement weather at camp. During these recent storms, girls have been kept inside or moved to a lower level of a camp building, depending on the issued warnings. GSNI follows specific safety protocols designed to keep each camper and staff member safe and secure for the duration of the camping season. In the event of a severe storm, please remain calm if camp staff doesn't immediately answer or return phone calls, as their first responsibility is the safety of the girls. Staff will return phone calls or e-mails at the earliest possible opportunity.
On September 21, 2013, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host the 9th annual Thin Mint Sprint at Camp McCormick. There are a number of races being offered and will be a great event for the whole family. Let’s talk about why you and your Girl Scout Family should participate.
For their Take Action Project, Troop #3127 made “Bully Booklets” to spread the word about ending bullying in school. Each girl presented the material in the form of a speech or skit to their classmates. Then, they had their class sign the pledge at the back of the booklet. Troop #3127 was able to reach over 200 third grade students! Way to go girls!