Throughout history, Girl Scouts have stood together and joined forces, and now it’s your turn! Join us for a full week of service, giving back, and “thank you” to those we count on most! How will you “Do a Good Turn Daily” this week? Here are some ideas to inspire you to take action this week:
- Visit the GSUSA Service Project page for ideas on projects or to submit your own project!
- Participate in the USO Care Package program from home!
- Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can earn a Community Service or Service to Girl Scouting Bar, which each require a minimum of 20 hours of service to an organization or Girl Scout activity/troop. Find out more on our Girl Scouts Give Back page.
- The Honoring our Veterans Patch Program is perfect for Girl Scouts who want to show their appreciation to our military and veterans who serve to protect our freedom.
- Brownies who dream of making the world a better place can earn the Philanthropist badge with GSUSA!
- In order to complete a Girl Scout Journey, you must do a Take Action Project! Use these resources to help you: for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors; for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, and for Volunteers.
- Find more service project ideas and initiatives with Keep America Beautiful.
The Girl Scout Councils across Illinois are excited to partner with COLW (Conference of Women Legislators of the Illinois General Assembly) to offer a virtual meeting with female legislators! This event is open to all girls in 5th grade and above in Illinois on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the meeting information. Girls Scouts, come prepared with one question for the legislators!
Girl Scout Service Shout-Out
Junior troop 65142 from Tinley Park, Winding Creek Service Unit, capped off their Agent of Change Journey by reaching out to their community. The troop, along with the help of their community, created paper flowers to be delivered to area nursing homes. They were able to deliver a total of 1,1113 flowers! And, thanks to a last minute virtual cookie booth, each home received Girl Scout cookies for the healthcare workers! Even shelter-in-place can never stops the goodness of Girl Scouts!
Great job to Arabella, Aidan, Fiona, Autumn, Jada, Maggie, Maddy, Ava, and Jocelyn, for showing us what Service Week (and Girl Scouting) is all about!
This week in Virtual Programming
Tuesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. | For Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies (Grades K-3) | Webinar
Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, join us for Voter Girl, a webinar hosted by the League of Women Voters of Naperville! This virtual workshop will teach girls the ins and outs of voting with some fun activities, and also puts girls on track to earn the Daisy Be a Good Neighbor and Brownie Celebrating Community Badges.
Dreaming of the Future
Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12) | Webinar
Join us for our weekly Career Conversations for girls in grades 6-12! Each week we will host some career-expert panelists to discuss a multitude of career opportunities with our council members! Not only will they share about their experiences, but they will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear about all sorts of careers–– this week we’re talking about careers in Entrepreneur/Business/Law fields!
Camp Chat: Service Opportunities
Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12), Troop Leaders, and Adult Volunteers | Webinar
Between potential service projects and work days, there are opportunities for troops, groups, and anyone interested to make our camps AWESOME! Many opportunities involve going out to camps! While we can’t all be at camps now, we will be reopening in the future while following best practices and procedures from the CDC, state, and local governments. Older girls, troop leaders, and adult volunteers are invited to join this webinar to get updates from council staff Jazz and Kat and ask your questions about how you and your troop can help at camp in the future.
Tee up for C.I.Tea Time
Wednesday, May 27 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
Are you a summer 2020 Counselor in Training (C.I.T.)? Join us for an hour of socializing and brainstorming with other C.I.T.s as we discuss how you can continue your journey this summer to one day become a camp counselor. Bring your own ideas or come ready to hear different ways you can participate in virtual programming all summer long as a counselor-in-training!
Connect with the Girl Scout Sisterhood
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
Older girls, join one or all of our weekly hangouts to interact with other older Girl Scouts to talk about anything and everything. Each week we’ll have a different topic, then you’ll get to guide the discussion and activities.
Shop Social Together!
Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages, Families, Leaders, and Service Unit Managers| Facebook Live
Get ready for GCNWI’s SHOP SOCIAL on Facebook Live! Find your comfy PJs, grab some snacks and shop with your Girl Scout Council shop – all from your couch! Our online shop is still open and we want to share all of our new products, your favorites, uniform essentials and fun items for every girl. Throughout the night we will have a Girl Scout trivia contest for FREE prizes!
She the People
Friday, May 29 at 3 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, join us for Voter Girl, a webinar hosted by the League of Women Voters of Naperville on Friday, May 29 at 3 p.m.! This virtual workshop will include hands-on activities and guest speakers who specialize in local civics. This workshop also puts girls on track to earn the Senior Behind the Ballot and Ambassador Public Policy badges!
Don’t miss the Village of Lake Bluff’s virtual Memorial Day observance ceremony, available for online viewing on Monday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m.! Filmed in front of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Village Green, the ceremony will be shared online through the Facebook pages of the Village of Lake Bluff, LakeBluffStrong, and the Lake Bluff History Museum.
This week, share your service stories with us on social media by tagging us @GirlScoutsGCNWI or by submitting your story on our website. If you or your troop plans on celebrating Memorial Day by completing the Honoring our Veterans Patch Program, make sure to share your story on our separate form!