Category Archives: Program & Activities

GSCI Program and Activity information

Girl Scouts Highest Awards: Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. And the skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards. The Girl … Continue reading

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Get Your Girls Outside This Fall

Exploring the great outdoors—even if the “great outdoors” is a section of your local park—instills a sense of adventure in your troop. When your girls’ first outdoor experience is a positive one, they’re more likely to seek out new challenges, … Continue reading

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Adventures Await

We’d like to help jump-start your year with a guide to all things Girl Scouts. We’re busy planning the leadership experiences that you rely on from Girl Scouts to help deliver the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the … 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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Easy Ways to Help Her Explore STEM!

Changing the World with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Girls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. We introduce Girl Scouts of every age to … Continue reading

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She’s All Girl Scout. Are you?

At Girl Scouts, girls are exploring what’s possible, turning dreams into reality, and changing the world. Here, you’ll take on leadership roles as you engage in all sorts of girl-led activities and develop skills you’ll use to make a difference. You’ll unleash the confidence you need to pursue … Continue reading

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Highest Awards

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue that’s captured your interest in a big way. Whether you want to plant … 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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