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.


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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!


Girl Scouts Invited to Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge on National Public Lands Day, Get a FREE Water Test Kit.


For the fifth consecutive year, World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) is partnering with National Public Lands Day (NPLD) to encourage water monitoring on U.S. public lands.  WWMC has reserved 100 basic water quality test kits for FREE distribution to groups that participate in both WWMC and NPLD in 2013 (one kit per group).


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Families, friends, and community members gathered on Sunday, June 9, to celebrate GSNI’s Young Women of Distinction! Over 160 people were present as ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, along with nine scholarship recipients, were honored for their achievements. Attendees could view displays of the girls’ Gold Award Projects and watch videos of the girls discussing their projects and the positive impact Girl Scouting has had on their lives. 

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Kari Henneken
Communications Assistant
Elgin Service Center
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