Member Monday Round-Up: Stories of Sisterhood

Members of Girl Scouts Troop 40681 help troop leader Deborah Beauford, top, hang a mural created by troop members at the Harrer Park pavilion. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Another Monday, which means another week full of stories from our local Girl Scouts to share! Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) is ready for a season jam-packed with activities–– between Summer Camp Revamp, our virtual programming, and Girl Scouts from Home resources (and whatever else comes up), Girl Scouts are gearing up for a summer full of exploration and growth.

Girl Scouts are also staying dedicated to service and sisterhood, modeling what it really means to be a sister to every Girl Scout and every girl. Read on for some good Girl Scout news!

Girl Scouts Standing For More

Members of Girl Scouts Troop 40681 (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

When it comes to fighting for justice and liberation, Girl Scouts are experts. These Girl Scouts from Troop 40681 are no exception–– for their Silver Award, the girls decided to step up and advocate for the very pressing and long-lasting issue of racism in the United States.

To do this, they took on the task of speaking to community leaders and educating themselves in order to create an “action resource guide,” including steps on how to call for racial justice on the individual level. The girls then hosted a Black Lives Matter demonstration in their community, featuring speakers, performers, and a moment of silence in honor of George Floyd’s life, which was unjustly ended on May 25, 2020.

Girl Scout Kailey, when speaking to the Chicago Tribune, noted: “Black Lives Matter is an issue for everyone,” Lopez said. “It’s not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s not a partisan issue. It’s a human issue.”

To listen to the calls of their community and country, to educate themselves, to take action, and to promise to continue the hard work toward racial equity––this is exactly what Girl Scouts promise to do, to make the world a better place.

Sunny Days and STEM

Exploring nature and appreciating the outdoors has never been more valuable––check out Girl Scout Makayla and her dad, Joseph, observing a bird building its nest! There are so many interesting things happening outside all the time in nature, but they can be hard to catch, so awesome job for spotting this beautiful moment!

Looking for something a little more technological? Check out our National Security Patch for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, which was created back in 2016 in partnership with Girl Security, an organization dedicated to providing women with training and placement in the field of national security.

Love STEAM but missing camp? Spots are still open for Summer Camp Revamp’s STEAM, Dreams and Ice Cream week taking place July 6-10. Sign her up for activities that will inspire both her inner chef and scientist!

Girl Scout Service Spotlight: Cards 4 COVID Heroes!

Cards collected by Girl Scouts Mantej S. and Prabhleen K. at at

Girl Scout service has been happening at lightning speed over the past few months, and not just in our council! Girl Scouts from California, Mantej S. and Prabhleen K., reached out to us about their project, Cards 4 COVID Heroes, where they have been collecting thank-you cards from all over the nation and sending them to hospitals with gift cards. Visit their website to learn more about making or donating cards, or volunteering, and to see pictures of some of the cards they’ve gotten!

Troops are Calling!

Virtual Troop Meetings for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors are open! Any current Girl Scouts interested in joining a virtual troop can join these troops that meet weekly on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. CST!

Dates, times & locations are subject to change based on continued COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions.

Have a question? Don’t be shy! Contact us at and ask for Jody Z.

Renew your Girl Scout Membership!

Current circumstances may have you wondering if now is the best time to renew. We believe that there is no better time than now!

Renew by June 30 and your girl will receive:

  • FREE More to Explore membership patch 
  • FREE ticket to our inaugural Sneaker Ball!
  • NEW! 15% off one week of Summer Camp Revamp!

Learn more about renewal!

Share your Summer with Us!

Tell us all about your summer plans, whether you’re joining us for Summer Camp Revamp, continuing to meet virtually with your troop, providing service to your community, or just seeing where the days take you––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, and learn.

Looking for something fun to do with your troop or on your own? The Girl Scouts from Home page is full of Badge How-To’s, videos, and more resources you can access from home!

Keep up with our upcoming Virtual Events by checking out our Calendar, which can also be found on the Girl Scouts from Home page!

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