GSNI recently received a thank you from the mother of Kesiime, a Girl Guide from Uganada who spent part of her summer at camp with GSNI. We wanted to share her words with you.
Jumpin’ Jammin’ is a council-sponsored older girl camping experience designed for Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops/groups and individually registered girls. At Jumpin’ Jammin’, a core staff of event assistants and adult volunteers are on hand to assist participants and lead a variety of theme-based program activities.
This year’s theme—CSI—will focus on activities and competitive challenges inspired by camp site investigation. Girls will be able to experience a new twist on outdoor skills, common camp activities, and problem solving. So round up your troop and friends because Jumpin’ Jammin’ is where you want to be!
Today, GSNI Camp Ranger, Guy Schmale writes about how GSNI is helping to grow more trees and the next generations of tree stewards with help from The Morton Arboretum.
Almost 50 Girl Scouts got to help plant oak trees as part of a pilot program this summer at Camp Dean, one of five camps owned by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI). The plantings were led by Beth Corrigan, Community Trees Project Coordinator for The Morton Arboretum. Beth talked with the girls about many of the ways we benefit from trees and then walked them through the proper way to plant one. Beth’s outreach work, including her visits to the camp, is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
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.