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There's still time to add some fun into your summer! Take a look at what GSNI has in store! 

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For nine years we’ve had a blast running and walking the trails of Camp McCormick. This year we gather on September 20, 2014 to do it all over again at the 10th Annual Thin Mint Sprint! Just look at what we have in store to celebrate our 10th anniversary:

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Swimming. Archery. Learning new things. Making new friends. Memories to last a lifetime. These are all things that make for a great summer and are all things that are offered to girls at GSNI Camps. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the registration deadlines for our camp sessions this summer. Take a look at this handy chart found in our 2014 Resident Camp Guide: 

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Have you registered yourself or your Girl Scout for the 2014-2015 year? What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to register for the upcoming 2014–2015 Girl Scout membership year. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to register over a summer already hectic with camp and vacation, or in the fall when school and extracurricular activities are taking up so much time. Register now, and you’ll continue to have access to important local and global Girl Scout events and opportunities!

 

Girls who registered online by June 15 will receive a free patch! Also, don't forget about our awesome Service Unit Rewards that are available! What are you waiting for? Register today! 

 

Have questions or need help?
Contact the Registration Help Desk:
847-741-5521, Ext. 7110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Moving at the “speed of girls,” Girl Scouts brings the camp experience into the twenty-first century! According to a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), More Than S’mores (2014), girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers who spend less time outdoors in environmental stewardship, more readily seek challenges, and are better problem solvers—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership.

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a look at what GSNI has to offer! 

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Camper paperwork and balances due on June 1. Paperwork and balances can be dropped off at any GSNI Service Center Store. If mailing paperwork, please return to the Elgin Service Center, Attn: Emily Hall, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124. Campers MUST have paperwork turned into council prior to their camp session. If you are unable to return camp paperwork and payment by June 1, please contact Emily Hall at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7132 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Don't miss out on these awesome events! 

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Camper paperwork and balances due on June 1. Paperwork and balances can be dropped off at any GSNI Service Center Store. If mailing paperwork, please return to the Elgin Service Center, Attn: Emily Hall, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124. Campers MUST have paperwork turned into council prior to their camp session. If you are unable to return camp paperwork and payment by June 1, please contact Emily Hall at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7132 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Don't miss out on these exciting programs! 
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Just a reminder that Girl Scout Express in Barrington will be closed May 24 -26, 2014. Also, all GSNI Service Centers will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014. When we return, there will be changes to our operating hours that will be in effect through September 1, 2014.

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Each year, we set aside time to recognize an amazing group of young women who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. What is the Girl Scout Gold Award, you ask? The highest Award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award has had several names since its debut in 1916 as the Golden Eagle of Merit. It has also been known as the Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class, and the Girl Scout Gold Award. It marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the outstanding achievements of extraordinary girls.

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Help us celebrate GSNI’s Top Cookie Sellers at our Super Seller-bration event at Camp McCormick on May 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  •  Lunch – prep and serving
  • Activity set up/tear down
  • Check-in/registration
  • Lifeguarding

 

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Camp registration is still open. There are still openings in many sessions, but they are filling fast! Check out some of the available sessions:

 

Experiment Extravaganza
Camp Dean
June 22-27
Entering Grades 5-7

 

Movin’ On Up Camp
Camp McCormick
July 16-18
Entering Grade 6 (Note grade change from original camp book publication)

 

Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts
Camp McCormick
July 13-18
Entering Grades 8-10

 

You’ll Have a Splash
Camp Dean
July 24-26
Entering Grades 2-4

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Join us for the 2014 Girl Scout Convention in spectacular Salt Lake City! You’ll enjoy exciting and inspiring activities—from themed dinners and parties to the Hall of Experiences to conversations focusing on issues of importance to girls and our society. Make it even more amazing by adding in some attractions and adventures unique to Utah.

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host a VolunTEA Party on Saturday, May 17, from 2–4 p.m., at YWCA of Rockford, 4990 E. State St., in Rockford. This free, informational gathering is open to the public and designed to highlight unique volunteer opportunities with the organization. The event is designed to match up potential volunteers' specific skill sets—such as event planning, trip coordination, and mentoring—with girls and adult teams that would benefit from their expertise.

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A day a Great America is always a good time. This year, the amusement park is hosting four Girl Scout Days:

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014
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At Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, we recognize that adults enjoy collecting patches along with the girls and we are now making a vest available to display your patches. However, we do want you to be aware of the following:

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