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General information regarding GSCI

Happy Birthday Juliette!

Happy Birthday Juliette! Founder of Girl Scouts, born October 31, 1860 In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) founded Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that today serves millions of girl members and alumnae, and reflects the arc of her … Continue reading

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Help the JGL Birthplace Win Preservation Funding!

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is a finalist in Partners in Preservation, a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. You—yes, you!—can help the birthplace continue its important work to preserve the site while ensuring it meets … Continue reading

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Step Back and Let Your Girls Take the Lead

One helpful Daisy spills handfuls of popcorn while passing a large snack bowl around the room; another excitedly squeals when she hears you might move the meeting outside and sprints toward the door with four other enthusiastic Daisies. At this … Continue reading

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Kick Start Your Troop Year

Whether you’re greeting a group of old friends or friendly new faces, your first parent/caregiver meeting is your opportunity to deepen the bonds among all members of your troop. It takes a village to lift up the next generation of … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Girl Scout Troop

Do you want to expand your girls’ network and bring new voices and perspectives into their world? Consider welcoming more girls into your troop! Growing your troop is a great way to share the power of the Girl Scout experience. … Continue reading

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Sign Her Up For Girl Scouts!

Adventure. Confidence. Leadership. Be a part of every inspiring moment she’ll experience as she unleashes her G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential to accomplish amazing things. At Girl Scouts, she’ll try new things, face challenges head-on, and find creative solutions to the … Continue reading

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Why I Love Being a Girl Scout Leader

Taking on the part of “role model” is courageous…and it’s what Girl Scout troop leaders are ready to embrace! There’s nothing like seeing your girls’ eyes light up when they try something new, or their smiles when they realize they’re … Continue reading

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The Importance of Trying

Think back to when your girl was a toddler; do you remember that boundless enthusiasm and I-can-do-anything attitude? One day she wanted to be a writer and the next day she’d switched to wanting to be a dentist/astronaut (because dental … Continue reading

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Help Test New STEM Program!

Girl Scouts of the USA has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to test the NEW Family STEM Night Facilitator Guides by hosting a Family STEM Night. We need troops (both single-level and multi-level) to volunteer their … Continue reading

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Your Ultimate Summer Bucket List!

Every wonder what you can do during your summer? We’ve got lots of solutions! It’s finally here—weeks upon weeks of gorgeous weather, lazier mornings, maybe a part-time job, pool parties, and ideally, buckets of free time. Summer is a magical … Continue reading

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