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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout council’s new cookie baker spells sweet success for girls

Little Brownie Bakers has been selected as the new cookie baker for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI). Cookie customers in the central Illinois region will now be able to buy name-brand Girl Scout Cookies® like Samoas®, Tagalongs® and Do-si-dos®. … Continue reading

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New Lodge Construction Planned for Camp Widjiwagan

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will begin construction on a new lodge for Camp Widjiwagan this spring. The new facility, made possible by a lead donation of $150,000 from Levi, Ray & Shoup, will feature over 2,000 square feet … Continue reading

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Building a Lifetime of Skills

It’s easy to think of the Girl Scout Cookie Program as girls simply hawking treats, but there’s something more behind the annual ritual. Girl Scouts at each level, from 5- and 6-year-old Daisies to the high school Ambassadors, learn about customer … Continue reading

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Operation Cookie Share

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois kicked off Operation Cookie Share in 2010. Since that time, over 190,000 boxes – worth more than $825,000 – of delectable Girl Scout cookies have been shipped to our service women and men at home and abroad. In … Continue reading

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The Power of the Girl Scout Cookie Program

A Girl Scout recent study found that, through the cookie program, girls learn skills they can apply to everyday life. 85% increased their money management skills as they developed budgets, took cookie orders, and handled customers’ money. 83% developed business ethics, learning to … Continue reading

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National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend – February 27 – March 1, 2015

Girl Scouts of the USA has declared February 27- March 1, 2015, National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! This special weekend is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout supporters to share with the community the importance of the … Continue reading

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Be a Smart Cookie

Crunch Time Know your cookies! Get familiar with the names, flavors, and ingredients of the different types of cookies. Many people have food allergies, so it’s good to know which cookies do not contain nuts, gluten, or dairy. Wear the Uniform Wear … Continue reading

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Cookie Selling Safety

It’s always good to know the Ten Basic Cookie Program Safety Guidelines to ensure that Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers can sell cookies safely while having tons of fun! Show you’re a Girl Scout Wear your Girl Scout membership pin … Continue reading

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Bling Your Booth and One More Bite Contests

Bling Your Booth Contest Banish the boring! If you want to attract lots of customers, it’s time to “bling” your cookie booth. Anything fun, bright, colorful, energetic, and artistic will bring customers running to your booth. Be creative and “bling” … Continue reading

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How to Support your Girl Scout During the Cookie Program

Family support is the key to success. Girls have greater success in the Girl Scout Cookie Program when family adults are informed and involved. These tips will help you turn “cookie time” into “family time” and provide important ways you can guide … Continue reading

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