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Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, fitness buffs, bucket-list-achievers and anyone who wants to invest in a girl's future!

Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2018 as we go Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles


Want to go Over the Edge?

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
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 I am the parent/guardian of a Girl Scout
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 No connection - I am an adventure-seeker

Girl Scouts seek challenges in the world. They develop positive attitudes toward learning, seek opportunities for expanding their knowledge and skills, set challenging goals for themselves, and take appropriate risks.

Over the Edge is an amazing event for anyone 11 up to support girls in their journey. Participants have the chance to raise funds on their own personal fundraising page, work with a team, and advocate for something they believe in—and be rewarded with an incredible adventure by rappelling down 16 stories at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles!

Proceeds from the event support GSNI’s Financial Assistance Fund. The Financial Assistance Fund helps low income girls with membership fees, program fees and camp fees. Participants will have their own personal fundraising page to share with family and friends.


Rappelling spots will go fast! Reserve your spot today by completing the registration form below. You can begin fundraising today!

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Contribute to Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts at www.overtheedgegsni.com!


More Information

Who Can Participate?

Anyone over the age of 14, 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 20, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Any girl not meeting her goal by May 30, 2018, will have the opportunity to reserve her rappel spot with a credit card guarantee and continue to raise remaining funds through July 8, 2018. 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, June 1, 2018. Rappelling will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 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 www.girlscoutsni.org/ote. For additional information, please contact Nancy Ramos at nramos@girlscoutsni.org 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 2, 2018, 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 https://www.pheasantrun.com/over-the-edge.aspx  

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 http://www.overtheedgegsni.com/

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Nancy Ramos at NRamos@girlscoutsni.org.

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.


Have any questions? We would love to answer them for you! Contact Nancy Ramos at 844-476-4463 or nramos@girlscoutsni.org. Volunteer Opportunities are available.  


Thank you to all of our 2018 Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts Sponsors!

OTE 2018 Sponsors