Member Monday: The Power of the Girl!

In times of uncertainty, girls need systems of support to remind them that they are, indeed, powerful! Girl Scout Senior Nooriyah knows this well: she spoke about the necessity of caring Girl Scout leaders who give girls the platform they need to succeed. To lead and prepare young women for the future, she says, “We have to get back to Girl Scouts.”

Watch the video above to hear everything Nooriyah has to say about the importance of leaders to girls!

This Member Monday, we are reminding everyone of how incredible and inspiring our girls and the people who support them are. Read on to learn about some amazing, game-changing Girl Scouts from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI).

Girl Scouts Care!

Thirteen-year-old Kasey Brislane is credited with helping save her former neighbor, Susi Schubert who slipped on ice and became trapped underneath a parked car this past winter. Brislane has hypersensitive hearing as a symptom of autism and was the only one who heard Schubert's cries for help on a freezing night in January.
Girl Scout Kasey with neighbor Susi (Brian OMahoney / Pioneer Press)

It is in the Girl Scout DNA to be ready for anything and always think of others first: Girl Scout Kasey, from Harwood Heights, IL, is a fantastic example. It was Kasey’s hypersensitive hearing, trust in her gut instinct, and Girl Scout know-how that allowed her to save the life of her neighbor Susi last January, and for her incredible act of compassion, Kasey has earned the Girl Scout Medal of Honor, an award presented to a Girl Scout who exemplified presence of mind and true Girl Scout spirit in an emergency.

We sincerely congratulate Kasey for earning this prestigious award. Read more about Kasey’s story in the Chicago Tribune.

This week, we also got a special shout-out from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, IL, for a recent Gift of Caring donation of 36 cases of Girl Scout cookies for their staff members. We hope the cookies brought some smiles to the faces of those very essential workers!

Girl Scouts Just Wanna Have Fun!

Girl Scout Madeline with her mom’s Brownie sash

This certainly has been an uncertain and challenging time for all of us, but Girl Scouts have weathered the storm quite impressively by making their own fun, even girls who just joined us.

Girl Scout Daisy Madeline, after not being able to meet in person for her first year of Girl Scouting, was thrilled to participate in virtual meetings, and has grown to love the virtual experience! Even if things look different, Madeline is finding joy everywhere she looks, and it’s a good thing we have a lot planned this year!

Read our blog to learn all about what’s going on at Girl Scouts GCNWI this Fall.

Speaking of finding joy, we’re still loving the submissions girls and families sent from our Summer Camp Revamp Program! For Movie Magic Week, Girl Scouts Lilia, Dahlia, Cora, and Elsa got together to make their own movie about haunted dolls. Check out their extra spooky and silly movie above! Thanks for sharing, girls!

Girl Scouts also continue to bridge up levels, and we’d like to congratulate all Girl Scouts who moved up this year, including:

Girl Scout Junior Madeline! Check out her at-home bridge—she’s so proud of it she still hasn’t taken it down!

Girl Scout Olivia, also now a Junior! She participated in a masked-up bridging ceremony with her leaders, a great way to stay safe and celebrate!

And to Girl Scout Brownie Ellie, who rocked an awesome outfit AND bridged on horseback! Scroll through the images to see pictures of her mom at her pinning ceremony: we love seeing generations of Girl Scouts!

Last Chance to Renew and Win!


Renew by tomorrow to automatically receive a free Zoom account and $20 eGift card for the Girl Scouts GCNWI online shop for the new membership year!

Learn more and renew on our website!

Girls, renew your membership today!

Share your Story!

Now that in-person, masked-up meetings are starting up, what do you plan to do with your troop? Continued service opportunities to assist your community? Fun at-home virtual programming? Let us know! Your stories are inspiring and we want the whole council to know!

Share with us on social media (we’re @GirlScoutsGCNWI on all platforms), on Facebook, or share your story on our website

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