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

Be Her Spark

Every girl has a light that can shine brightly – all she needs is a spark to get her started. There are more than 1,000 girls waiting to join Girl Scouts – won’t you be that spark for a girl who … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Partners with JOANN Stores

GSUSA has teamed up with JOANN to unveil a brand new Girl Scout Rewards Program. JOANN, the nation’s leading craft and fabric retailer, is offering 15% off all eligible purchases every day for Girl Scouts. Through the partnership, JOANN will also offer in-kind … Continue reading

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Why Girl Scouts, Why Now

New STEM and Outdoor Programming for Girls, New Digital Tools for Volunteers Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the BEST leadership development organization for girls—is offering Girl Scouts even more opportunities to learn skills and prepare them to empower themselves with … Continue reading

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Superpower Your Girl Scout Year

Meet the best tool a leader could ever ask for when leading their Girl Scout troop . . . The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop … Continue reading

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Unleash the Super Hero Inside – Fall Product Activity

The Fall Product Activity is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The activity takes place October 1-20, 2017 and  is directed toward family and friends- those closest to Girl Scouting and enables … Continue reading

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Happy 2018 GS Membership Year!

Here at GSCI we are all very excited to kick off our new membership year with optimism that we are poised to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to thousands of girls across the state of Illinois! Of course, we couldn’t … Continue reading

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New Badges and Journeys!

GSUSA has introduced 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the outdoors – the largest programming rollout in almost a decade! Girl Scouts will be able to design robots and racecars, go on environmentally conscious camping trips, … Continue reading

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New Adventures Plus

You’ve got mail! The 2017-2018 Adventure Guide Plus should be in your mailbox! Registration opens August 9th. Events are based on four pillars: Entrepreneurship (Guardians of the Girl Scout Galaxy), Outdoor (Camp Discovery), STEM (museum events), and Life Skills (Mom and Me First Aid Tea). … Continue reading

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Join Us for Leader Chats

Based on leader feedback, GSCI has created Leader Chat to support leaders in making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. It’s a way of keeping our leaders informed and engaged. GSCI staff members will be facilitating Leader … Continue reading

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You are more than a Girl Scout.

You’re a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. We believe there’s no such thing as too much. That there’s no excuse for making excuses. Our strength doesn’t  come from how much we can lift but from how often we can lift ourselves … Continue reading

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