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Girls at the Heart of Over the Edge


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Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois—our popular urban rappelling event—has raised significant funds to help girls experience all the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As our volunteer Board of Directors decided whether to host Over the Edge in 2020, one thing became clear. These dedicated, caring adults wanted more GSNI Girl Scouts to have the opportunity to both experience this adventure and to raise money to support their current and potential Girl Scout sisters.

The board decided to offer a discounted fundraising goal of only $500 raised per girl—as opposed to the $1,000 fundraising rate of all other edgers—for currently registered GSNI Girl Scouts, ages 11–18. Their goal was to increase the number of our own girls rappelling down multiple stories for a cause close to their hearts!

Our board members know outdoor activities like Over the Edge provide a chance for our girls to experience unforgettable events and triumph through individual and group challenges. If you know a Girl Scout, age 11–18, encourage her to register for Over the Edge! She’ll have an epic event in her life to look back on with pride, all while raising funds to support the very girls who may become her closest friends! Girls can register with parental support at www.girlscoutsni.org/ote.

The next Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts will be on May 30, 2020. Rockford-area hometown company SupplyCore will sponsor the event and provide its historic 8-story building as the 2020 site. Participants will receive the thrilling opportunity of rappelling 110 feet down the city office building to raise funds for GSNI programs!

Limited to the first 92 participants, individuals, ages 11 and older, raise proceeds through peer-to-peer and DIY fundraising with GSNI’s fundraising toolkit and specially designed website! There is no experience or prior training needed to participate in Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts. The Over the Edge staff consists of a team of experts who provide the technical expertise, training, and equipment needed for the event.

Visit www.girlscoutsni.org/ote to sign up today or check out ways to support local event rappelers with fundraising efforts at www.overtheedgegsni.com. GSNI is also seeking volunteers to join our Over the Edge Fundraising Planning Team! If you’re interested, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-844-476-4463 or customercare@girlscoutsni.org.

All proceeds raised through Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts will provide membership and program assistance to current and future Girl Scouts in our 16 local counties!

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