Property Update
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Property Update

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is dedicated to providing customizable experiences that develop independent and confident girls with the character to build a better world. 

In September of 2016, our board approved recommendations by our Long Range Property Planning Task Force. Below is a brief summary of this team's recommendations. 

  • The Board approved the creation of local GSNI Resource Centers in place of Service Centers.
  • Additionally, it was determined that, with our current camp usage and with the financial boundaries that inform our strategies, we have too many camps, resulting in the selling of Chapman Hills.
  • The Board has approved retention of and improvements in the four Illinois camps.

For a repository of communications, visit our Communications Timeline.

Looking for updates on what we are planning for each of our camp properties? Click here.


Communications Timeline

  • March 2018
    Moves from Barrington to Lake Zurich, Elgin to South Elgin, and from US Business 20 West in Freeport to Meadows Shopping Center in Freeport were announced
  • October 2017
    Resource Center positioning and planning was posted to our website. You can find that information here.  
    Sale of Chapman Hills to The Nature Conservancy was announced to membership. More information can be found here.
  • September 2017
    The Scope of work for camps was sent out to our members. You can find that information here.
  • August 2017
    A farewell event was held for Camp Chapman Hills.
  • June 2017
    A survey went out to ask members what specific improvements and activities they are looking for at camp. This feedback was incorporated in meetings throughout June in preparation for a Property Committe Meeting. 

  • May 2017
    Town Halls were held throughout GSNI discussing Property Updates. 

  • Feburary 2017 
    Throughout this month, GSNI held a number of events to gather feedback on many aspects of this project. Stay tuned for further updates. 

  • November 30, 2016
    Mentioned in Updates from Fiona email sent to Council Membership

  • October 31, 2016
    Mentioned in November Council Updates, sent to all Service Unit Managers

  • October 20,2016
    All Staff notified at All Staff Meeting
    Email out to Membership