Welcome back to Member Monday, our weekly blog post where we feature the projects, service, and work of our amazing local Girl Scouts! It’s true: Girl Scouts lead the way when it comes to community service, creativity, and problem-solving, and Girl Scouts from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GCNWI) are no exception!
Continue reading to learn all about the different ways GCNWI girls have stepped up for their communities this summer.
Girl Scouts Get Stuff Done!
Girl Scouts are impressive young leaders with keen eyes for ways to help others, and Girl Scout Anne from Monee, IL, is a great example! She recently got a big shout-out from the Chicago Tribune for her many different service projects, including her donation drive of almost 2,000 Girl Scout cookies to first responders in her community.
Read the article to learn more about Anne and her efforts to support local first responders and essential workers!
Another group of kind and considerate Girl Scouts from our council recently shared their service project from all the way back in January (pre-social-distancing), where they made no-sew blankets for the Dupage County Animal Care and Control center! Great job to troop 55775!
The recent reopening of the USO lounge at O’Hare Airport lead these Girl Scouts to donate 253 boxes of Girl Scout cookies! The girls made sure each box came with a supportive message for active duty and retired military service members, a great way to spread kindness (and delicious treats).
Looking for some fitness motivation? Girl Scout Makayla recently completed the Get Moving Journey, and shared her final video project– check it out above!
Lastly, we’d like to shout-out the Girl Scouts from Service Unit 596, who completed 16 snuffle mats for enrichment for the cats and dogs at Hinsdale Humane Society!
As you can tell, GCNWI Girl Scouts have certainly kept the at-home fun going throughout the summer, and we have been LOVING seeing all of your stories and projects! Keep sharing with us: tag us on social media (@GirlScoutsGCNWI) or submit on our website.
Renew Your Troop by August 31 for a Chance to Win!
Let’s get ready for an unforgettable Girl Scout year! Renew at least 90% of the girls in your troop by August 31 and your troop will receive:
- A free Zoom account for your troop
- A $20 gift certificate for the Girl Scouts GCNWI online shop
- TWO entries into a drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card (10 prizes available)!