Smart Cookies Badge Bash

On Thursday, September 21, community members and leaders in Girl Scouting came together to support the Girl Scout Mission at Smart Cookies Badge Bash. Hosted by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Associate Board, Smart Cookies Badge Bash allowed guests to embark on their own Girl Scout journey through an array of interactive booths that shared what Girl Scouts are up to today.

Each booth was led by Girl Scouts from our council, and with their infectious enthusiasm, these young trailblazers guided participants through a series of engaging activities to earn a “badge”. From testing the limits of their knot-tying speed to unleashing their creativity through robot operation challenges, attendees gained a firsthand understanding of the dynamic world of Girl Scouting and the impact of investing in Girl Scouts.

Thanks to your support, we have raised $108,000 and counting! We also thank our generous sponsors for making this evening possible!

We invite you to relive the magic of the night by exploring the gallery of photos available here.

Join us for our Smart Cookies “Badge Bash”

Join Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) at our adult premier fall fundraising event,  Smart Cookies Badge Bash, this September 22, 2022, at Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park. Hosted by our Associate Board, this event will give our supporters and community the chance to experience the fun and meaning of Girl Scouting firsthand, by meeting and learning from our Girl Scouts themselves.

At this signature Girl Scout event, we are showcasing a few of the unique experiences Girl Scouting provides at booths headed by girls in our council. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities and learn more about what Girl Scouting is all about.

We are excited to feature the Newton Busters, the FIRST LEGO League World Championships competitors, who will be present at the Smart Cookies Badge Bash with their own booth! This is an incredible team of robot-designing Girl Scouts in 7th to 12th grade who utilize several programs to showcase their technical design and team performance at local, state, and national competitions. They aim to raise awareness that women represent 25 percent of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce, and to increase the participation of girls in STEM activities through community outreach programs. Don’t miss out on a chance to see how these robots are made and get an opportunity to drive one!

Don’t miss out!

Bring your “troop” of friends and test your skills in earning badges and patches, led by today’s Girl Scouts, while enjoying bites, beverages, music, and much more.

Buy your ticket today!

Interested in sponsoring Smart Cookies? Check out the sponsorship benefits package

This event is for our adult supporters and community; the “badges” earned will be just for fun!