Member Monday: Back to Business!

Girl Scout Madeline from Troop 85001

The new Girl Scout year is upon us, and though it will be unlike any before, we are ready to get “back to business!” There is a lot in store: read on to learn all about our Girl Scouts and what we have planned this month.

For Girl Scout Daisy Madeline, being a Girl Scout has meant a summer full of exploring. Madeline is excited about basically everything: cooking, planting milkweed in her backyard, earning “every badge possible,” and eventually becoming a troop leader. She even made a recipe of her own: roll-up S’Mores (a crescent roll sprinkled with cinnamon, rolled up with chocolate and marshmallows, baked and topped with sprinkled graham crackers) which is absolutely inspired.

Madeline’s parents are also grateful for Girl Scouting amid social distancing since the activities have fed into her growing curiosity and have kept her both happy and occupied. “She’s ready to go,” her father Paul told us, “and it’s amazing how much she looks forward to and enjoys it.”

It’s true that experiences like these for young girls are especially important now as girls face a confusing world—according to the Girl Scout Voices Count survey conducted by GSUSA, Girl Scouts provides a safe haven for girls in a tumultuous world and helps girls thrive even in challenging times.

Our Girls are Gold!

Gold Award Girl Scout Bria with her Congratulations Box!

As we continue honoring our Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Gold Award Girl Scouts, we’d like to feature a comment we received on social media this week, celebrating one Gold Award Girl Scout, Bria:

“Congratulations Gold Award Girl Scouts! Bria, proud leader does not even touch my emotions right now! It has been an honor and privilege to have been your leader along your Girl Scout journey! I am blessed to have watched you grow into the amazing young leader that you are today. Continue to use your voice and lead the change our world needs! I believe in you, I am so proud of you, and I will always be your biggest cheerleader!” – Troop Leader Donna McWilliams

We second that! Congratulations to all GCNWI Gold Award Girl Scouts this year, and make sure to read all about them on our Gold Award Spotlight blog series.

Cadette Book Worms!

Girl Scouts Addison and Sophia from Troop 75111

Girl Scouts Addison and Sophia from Troop 75111 have been loving participating in the Cadette Book Club this summer, and they can’t wait for the next meeting at the end of the month (register here by Sept. 24 to join!). Looks like they already started the book, Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams!

Interested in reading and discussing culturally diverse books with other Girl Scouts? Join us for a meeting this fall!

Registration for Fall Programs Opens Soon!

Registration for October programs will open on Tuesday, Sept. 15! In the meantime, check out the program calendar on our September programs blog and register quickly to snag your spot in our awesome webinars all month long!

Continue Your Girl Scout Journey!


Don’t miss out on all this Girl Scout year has to offer, including Fall Product, amazing virtual and in-person experiences, and much more!

Renew your membership today and continue your Girl Scout journey with us!

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