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Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts 2019

Harness your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and go Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts. Show your courage by rappelling 16 stories at Pheasant Run Resort on June 1, 2019. Join us for this unique fundraising adventure and give girls the opportunity to join Girl Scouts and find their personal inner G.I.R.L.

Take advantage of the $35 Early Bird Registration fee! Register Today! 

Registration Form: I am ready to go Over the Edge for Girl Scouts!
I would like more information about participating or volunteering!
 I am a registered Girl Scout
 I was a registered Girl Scout
 I am the parent/guardian of a Girl Scout
 I am a Girl Scout volunteer
 I am a community member who believes in the Girl Scout mission
 No connection - I am an adventure-seeker

Event Information:

·       Who Can Participate: EVERYONE! Parents, girls, siblings, community supporters. All edgers must over 11 years old and between 100 and 300 pounds.

·       Experience: No prior experience needed! Professional and experienced Over The Edge techs will walk you through each step. 

·       Raise Funds: so girls from all socio-economic classes can join Girl Scouts. Funds raised provide membership, programing and camp for girls in need of financial assistance.

·       Family Teams: Family teams of 2 raise $2000, teams of 3 raise $2,500. Family teams are parents, children and/ or siblings.

·       Create a Team! Teams are nonrelated edgers who wish to fundraise together. Each $1,000 raised sends a team member Over the Edge.  

·       Toss your Boss! Has your boss ever pushed you over the edge? Want to return the favor? Gather your co-workers, register your boss and raise a minimum of $1,000 to send your boss rappelling down 11 stories! BUT BEWARE!! If your boss or company matches the funds raised, they can choose someone else to rappel in their spot. Click "REGISTER".

·       Registration Fee: Your registration fee is your first donation! Early Bird Registration $35 thru November 30, 2018. Registration $40 in December. In January the registration fee returns to $50.

Registration Form: I am ready to go Over the Edge for Girl Scouts!
I would like more information about participating or volunteering!

Contact Nancy Ramos at for sponsorship information.

More Information

Who Can Participate?

Anyone over the age of 11, weighing more than 100 lbs can participate. Previous rappelling experience is not required. This event is open to the public, Girl Scouts and their families.

How Do I Participate?

Step One: Complete the registration form below. When you register you will be asked to pay a $50 registration fee. The registration fee is your first donation!

Step Two: Create your personal fundraising page and share with your friends and family. Ask them to help you reach your fundraising goal of $1,000.

Step Three: Share your fundraising page with family and friends. GSNI staff members will support and guide your fundraising efforts.

NEW! Older Girl Option

At our recent annual meeting, GSNI CEO Fiona Cummings mentioned she and GSNI’s volunteer Board of Directors would be donating funds to make more Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts (OTE4GS) rappelling spots available to girls in our council! The following week, GSNI’s Blackhawk Service Unit Manager, Linda Strohschein, extended a challenge to each of GSNI’s service units to commit to supporting a Girl Scout from their area who would like to rappel at OTE4GS. She promised to support fundraising efforts in order to help as many girls as possible who want to go OTE4GS. As a result, several girls have registered and are diligently working to raise the $1,000 needed to secure their spot!

We are happy to announce Fiona and our Board will be making a donation to ALL official GSNI girl members, ages 11–18, who are registered to go OTE4GS. Right now there are five girls registered and a total of $2,000 to be shared.

Any girl who would like to go OTE4GS can receive a donation from this $2,000, but they must register for the event by Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Any girl not meeting her goal by May 29, 2019, will have the opportunity to reserve her rappel spot with a credit card guarantee and continue to raise remaining funds through July 8, 2019. Each girl will work to meet her $1,000 goal, made a little easier thanks to Fiona and our Board.

Each girl who has not reached her $1,000 goal will also be entered into a random drawing to have her remaining fundraising amount sponsored. The winner will be announced and contacted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019. Rappelling will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, between 12 Noon–5 p.m.

All girls who reach the $1,000 goal or more will be entered into a drawing for two passes to Six Flags! Register at For additional information, please contact Nancy Ramos at or 815-209-6550.

Family Fun Opportunities!

Enjoy the day watching rapellers at Over The Edge 4 Girl Scouts (OTE4GS) and have some Family Fun at the Run at the same time! Pheasant Run Resort, the site of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ thrilling new fundraising event on Saturday June 1, 2019, has a host of family fun activities for all Girl Scout families and friends to participate in that day.

Pheasant Run Resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, a spa, and an iPANiC Escape Room for the whole family to enjoy! With five restaurants, a lively indoor replica of New Orleans' own iconic Bourbon Street, a theater, and comedy club, it's going to be a fun-filled weekend you won't soon forget. During the Over The Edge 4 Girl Scouts event, you can even buy a pool pass and a watch OTE4GS participants rappel down the tower from the outdoor pool!

Pheasant Run Resort is generously offering a special room rate for Girl Scout families so you can make a weekend getaway out of it if you’d like. Check out all the info at  

Toss the Boss Challenge!

Send your boss Over the Edge. Rally your team. Engage your coworkers for a great cause – raising $1,000 for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to Toss Your Boss Over the Edge.  Encourage other departments/teams within your company to help support this effort.  Better yet, challenge another department to join the fun and Toss their Boss Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts.

All companies that Toss the Boss, and tossed bosses, will be recognized on Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts website and at the event!

See Who is Signed Up!

See who is already signed up and Going Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts!  Check them out at

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Nancy Ramos at

Day of Event Information

Day of Event Information

Plan on spending an hour and half at the event. You will receive training on how to rappel from a certified Over the Edge technician. Invite your family and friends to watch your rappel from the viewing area.