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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is partnering with Techbridge's Role Models Matter Project to offer targeted training to women working in the fields of science, technology, and engineering who want to be role models for future generations. Volunteers will receive free training and resources to help them become role models and do not have to be registered Girl Scout adults to take the Role Models Matter Training, nor volunteer with Girl Scouts after receiving training. This training is also open current Girl Scout volunteers.


Techbridge will generously provide grant funds to GSNI for up to the first 90 volunteers who register and take the training by the end of June 2015. To register, contact Pam Schnecke at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7140, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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At GSNI’s Annual Meeting, on April 25, 2015, GSNI announced a new Volunteer Recognition Award – The Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the Girl Scout Movement within Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and beyond. In the past, this award was known as the “Courage, Confidence, and Character Award”. Recipients of this award have supported GSNI Girl Scouts in a variety of ways including advocating for Girl Scouts in the community, volunteering in a variety of roles and financially supporting GSNI. No more than two individuals shall be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a given year. Presentation of the Hall of Fame award will be done at the Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event. In addition, The Hall of Fame Award can be given posthumously.

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We have some good news and not so good news about camp to share with you today.

Let’s get the not so good news out of the way, first. After much consideration, a decision was made to cancel the sessions of Desserts Galore (6), Duct Tape Creations Part 1 (7a), and Duct Tape Creations Part 2 (7b) taking place at Camp McCormick. All of the families have been notified of these changes. Please know that this is never an easy call to make and we never do so lightly. We always want to offer as many fun opportunities for girls as we can.

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City-wide ice cream social? Yes, please! Alpine Kiwanis is inviting all Girl Scouts, Girl Scout alumni, and their families to attend Kiwanis: 100 Years of Giving on Saturday, August 22, from 3–7:30 p.m., at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, in Rockford. The event will include scoops of free ice cream, local bands, and fun activities for all ages!


One of Rockford's favorite bands, Clutch Cargo, will perform live, and Alleluia Quartet will sing "God Bless the USA." Girl Scouts are invited to be part of a video, filmed via overhead drone, during the song. Alpine Kiwanis is also looking for a troop that would be willing to create a foam core map of the United States to be featured during the filming!

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is committed to providing girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. We are proud to extend this commitment by helping girls through the Girl Scout Scholarship Program. In 2015, GSNI awarded one $500 Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship and eight $500 Girl Scout Ambassador Scholarships.


All scholarship applicants must be current and active members of GSNI. Recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship must have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award and live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Ambassador Scholarship recipients must demonstrate they live by the principles expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We are proud to announce the recipents of this years' awards.

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