Girl Scout Voices is an opportunity for you and your girl to share your thoughts and feelings about experiences in Girl Scouting. This feedback helps Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois shape and improve our programs and services to all of our girl and adult members.
Young Women of Distinction (YWD) is GSNI's special way to honor Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, along with girls selected to receive a Girl Scout Scholarship. The 2014 event will be Sunday, June 8, at Giovani's in Rockford.
Girl members interested in attending YWD have the opportunity to enter a lottery for free attendance! While all age levels are encouraged to enter the lottery, girls and troops who have completed and submitted their Girl Scout Bronze or Silver Award final report paperwork between April 16, 2013, and April 15, 2014, and Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors will be given first priority. Please note all girls attending must be accompanied by a paying adult. Girl Scout Gold Award and scholarship recipients do not need to enter the lottery.
GSNI has three scholarship opportunities for registered high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2014. Scholarship applications are due
- The 2014 Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship ($500) is for girls who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. (8 available)
- The 2014 Girl Scout Ambassador Scholarship ($500) is for girls who are current high school seniors. (2 available)
- The 2014 Vicki Wright Scholarship ($2000) is for girls who are pursuing an education degree or non-profit management degree. (2 available)
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) serves over 17,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 16 counties in northern Illinois. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of leadership-oriented and girl-led programming, girls participate in age-appropriate activities in the areas of Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Financial Literacy, Outdoor and Environmental Awareness, and Community Service. Click here to read more.