Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI).  We wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the ways contributions to GSSI have made a difference in the lives of nearly 14,000 girls in Southern Illinois.

 

 

In 2013, gifts to GSSI have provided over $150,000 in financial assistance.  This included:

  • Nearly $52,000 to pay for more than 4,300 girls' membership dues
  • Over $30,000 in camp scholarships allowing 166 girls to attend resident camp at Camp Cedar Point
  • More than $1,900 in financial assistance to 65 girls allowing them to attend one of our summer day camps

Support to GSSI has also allowed us to grow our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming.  Specifically we have:

  • Increased from one robotics team in 2010 to supporting 25 First Lego League, Junior First Lego League, and Botball teams - including the Robotics Gems featured above
  • Offered a STEM Explosion camp at Camp Torqua which was attended by 51 girls
  • Held our first science badge series for Girl Scout Brownies

Please consider making a gift to help us continue building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  With your support we can make sure all girls have a chance to learn leadership skills, experience camp and participate in STEM programming like robotics.

 

With your gift you can make a difference for someone like Akayla, who wants to major in law and has an interest in engineering who said, "Robotics has changed my whole life.  Now I know how to work as a team.  I learned to be patient when working together to achieve something."  She added that the robotics program has convinced her that she can help other people and change the world.

 

$1,000

Become a Juliette Gordon Low Society Member and help fund girl program development, assist in camp maintenance and improvements, and provide financial assistance for at-risk girls.

 

$500

Can provide reusable Robotic Kits to start a Robotics Team

 

$250

Can provide safety training and materials for 15 volunteers

 

$100

Can pay for a Girl Scout membership for 8 girls for one year

 

$50

Can purcahse a sash/vest, badges and journey book for 2 girls

   
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