As a Girl Scout you’ll get to participate in exciting activities, go on wonderful trips to far-off places, learn about new careers, create your own community improvement project, meet great friends, and help make the world a better place.
That's not all. You’ll learn about setting goals, managing money, and marketing by selling our famous and delicious Girl Scout Cookies.
Ultimately, you’ll gain the skills needed to join the next generation of leaders. Everything you’ll do—performing science experiments, creating art projects, cooking meals, or learning to protect the planet's water supply—is aimed at helping you become a leader in your own life and make a difference in your community and the world.
At Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, we are committed to providing the very best programming to our members. Visit the site often – new programs are continually being added to our Calendar, or you can check out our Program Book.
Lunar Eclipse Overnight – for all Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
February 10-11, from 4pm Friday - 11am Saturday (deadline: February 1)
Have you ever camped beneath the stars? How about under a Lunar Eclipse? Come watch the night sky with us during our Lunar Eclipse Campout. This is perfect timing and practice for the big Solar Eclipse in August 2017!
Cost: Girls $25; Adults $25
littleBits Design Challenge – for Brownies and Juniors
February 11, from 9am - Noon (deadline: January 17)
Use your brain to conceptualize and your hands to actualize as you build brilliant and fun inventions with the littleBits design kit. Take home a working prototype to show off your engineering expertise!
Cost: Girls $7; Adults $0
Sips and Stories – for Juniors
February 18 from 2 - 4pm (deadline: February 1)
Come enjoy an afternoon of hot chocolate and writing stories! We will explore different kinds of writing and girls will be able to write their own stories, drink some hot chocolate and herbal tea and share their stories with the group. Materials and Scribe badge are included in the girl's registration fee.
Cost: Girls $9; Adults $0
How to Register for Events
Registration instructions may be different for each event, and are included with each event either in the Program Book or on the searchable calendar. Read more on Registration Information for council-run events and access our Program Registration Form. Or, register online through eBiz!
In addition to activities organized by the council, volunteers at the regional level also coordinate events and programs. Be sure to check back frequently for Regional Events in your area.
For information on how to plan a Regional Event, please read our Regional Event Packet.
Service Unit Events
Volunteers at the local level are also planning fun events for girls in Kindergarten – 12th grade. For more information on Service Unit Events in your area, please contact your Service Unit Director or Membership Development Manager. If you are in need of any forms to host a Service Unit Event, please check the Forms & Library section of our website.
Events Around Town
Missouri Botanical Garden