About Us

In 2009, four northern Illinois Girl Scout councils merged together to form Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI): Girl Scouts – Fox Valley, Green Hills Girl Scout Council, Girl Scouts – Sybaquay Council and Girl Scouts – Rock River Valley. As of September 2013 GSNI currently serves over 17,000 girls and 4,000 adults in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties.


GSNI has four service centers located in Elgin, Freeport, Rockford and Sugar Grove, four camp facilities located in Illinois—Big Rock, Hanover, Harvard and Stillman Valley, and one camp in East Troy, Wisconsin. Each service center houses council staff and has its own Council Store, with an additional stand-alone store in the IceHouse Mall in Barrington (Girl Scout Express).


GSNI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which includes Associate Directors who are girl members of Girl Scouts. Each year GSNI holds an annual meeting where voting members (girls and adults aged 14 and above) elect the council’s governing body.


An audit of the council is conducted annually and our 990 is available for download as well.

To view our annual report, please click here.