Member Monday Round-Up: Finding Joy

Drawing by Girl Scout Norah L. from Troop 50288

In uncertain and stressful times, Girl Scouts step up and speak up. Girl Scouts advocate for their communities and work fast to provide resources to those who need it. Girl Scouts are resilient and strong–– but they are also girls, children, who deserve to laugh, be silly, and enjoy the present moment in whatever way they can.

These past few weeks (and months) have been very tough on our girls as they adjust to a whole new world of distancing and difficult conversations, but local Girl Scouts continue to find ways to have fun and stay connected to their friends, like all girls should. Read on to learn about what GCNWI Girl Scouts have been doing to stay positive and find joy!

Cookin’ Up Something Good

Girl Scouts have been turning to cooking and food to come together and provide some comfort, and the results look delicious! Troop 20089 got together over Zoom to make challah together: troop leaders distributed hard to come by yeast and flour, and one of the amazing parents walked them through the process! The girls enjoyed the lessons of cooking, stewardship, and sisterhood, and of course the tasty treat at the end.

We’re keeping it going with fun and practical virtual programs for girls of all ages across the council during a time when girls need it most–– check out Girl Scout Cassandra from Troop 45422 participating in the Cooking Demo with Chef Heath! She even used the recipes from that webinar to make the entire a family a full dinner. As Cassandra’s mom told us, “Quarantine has not only been doable because of Girl Scouts–– it’s been fun and productive.”

Girl Scouts from Troop 75439 celebrated National Donut Day by decorating their own donuts–– sounds fun and delicious! Thank you to their leader for sharing these great pictures!

Some Girl Scouts are taking it a step further and catching their own food: check out this Girl Scout Makayla fishing for bass!

Girl Scout Service Spotlight!

Girl Scouts have not stopped showing their generosity, and this week we’re highlighting Girl Scout Troop 45856 from Lakemoor, IL! These girls have been donating cookies to the essential workers in their community, including postal workers, hospital staff, fire fighters, and pharmacists. Great job, girls, and keep up the great work!

We made the news!

Who caught us on ABC 7 Chicago a few weeks ago? Thanks to Roz Varon from ABC 7 Chicago for featuring our Great Family Camp-In! For those who didn’t attend, watch all the videos on our YouTube! Also make sure to read our wrap-up blog post from the event in case you missed it.

Share your thoughts with us

Creativity, generosity, and passion are just some of the things you bring to the table in all you do as a Girl Scout! We want to hear your stories of service, joy, and exploration–– tell us below in the comments or share your story with us on our website.

As a girl-led organization, we support our Girl Scouts’ passion and desire to make a difference within their own communities. Our Girl Scouts and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access page now has a living list of resources for girls to take action, reflect on current events, and learn.

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