Category Archives: Advocacy

Be Thankful

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals.  A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.  A time for us to give back to our fellow man, as well as … Continue reading

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GSCI Creates First STEM Advisory Council

More than 20 Central Illinois women in key STEM careers selected to help guide girls into STEM related fields before entering college. The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has created the first Girl Scouts STEM Advisory Council to help provide … Continue reading

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Why Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts is the BEST girl leadership experience in the world, period.  Since 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has given girls the necessary tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. These are the girls and young women who dream  big and do bigger.   There’s never been a better time to be part of a Girl Scout troop, share the experience with friends and family, or volunteer with Girl Scouts. Regardless of race, class, or religion, every girl has a home at Girl Scouts.  The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind, proven leadership development program that pairs girls with strong, caring female role models and mentors who … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Juliette!

Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. “Daisy,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children born … Continue reading

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Be a Volunteer for Girl Scouts

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences and help them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to take the lead and change the world. You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop crucial skills and confidence … Continue reading

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Help Her Find Her Girl Squad

Think about that one friend of yours—the one you’ve known forever, who remembers your goofiest fashion moments, who’s cheered you on through every adventure (and, okay, a few misadventures), who you can go without seeing for months and pick right … Continue reading

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In a World of Boys’ Clubs, Give Her One of Her Own

Although your daughter likely goes to school with boys, and might play Saturday morning sports and share the local playground with them, the realities of her day-to-day life are anything but the same as those of her male peers. In … Continue reading

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6 Things All Girls Should Know Before They’re 16

Whether your daughter is in pre-K or heading to prom this year, it’s never too early (or too late) to give her the tools she’ll need to live her best life. And among the countless skills and bits of wisdom … Continue reading

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Operation Cookie Share – Decatur, May 31

Join Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and Earthmover Credit Union in Central Park on May 31st for our 5th annual Operation Cookie Share. Our friends at Neuhoff Media will be live from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to honor all of those … Continue reading

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Lead Like a G.I.R.L.

Take the Lead Like a Girl Scout! When she’s a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. When you think Girl Scouts, you might think cookies, campfires and friendship bracelets. And sure, those things are all part … Continue reading

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