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.
Tinker! – for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
March 19, from 1 - 4pm (deadline: March 3)
Ever looked at a pile of recycled materials and see instead a car, or piece of jewelry or an object d’art? We will provide materials and project ideas, just come and be creative. Example projects are computer cable hair barrettes, pyrography, circuit bugs and milk box lanterns. Have a project you’ve seen that you would like to try? E-mail Emily to see if it can be incorporated!
Cost: Girls $8; Adults $8
Earth Day Celebration – for all grade levels
April 22-23, from 5-12pm (deadline: April 4)
Come to camp and enjoy a fun filled overnight at Camp Cedar Point. During the day girls will get to take part in Earth Day themed activities. Feel free to enter in our Earth Day poster contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals for the winners. This program includes t-shirt, patch and meals.
Cost: Girls $18; Adults $14
Brownie Road Trip – for Brownies
May 14, from approx. 7:30am-Approx. 6:30pm (deadline: April 13)
It’s a Road Trip for Brownies and their leaders! Girls will visit the Shaw Preservation Nature Area and the Purina Farms Visitor Center on a trip to Gray Summit, MO. Starting and ending times are approximate depending on initial bus pick-up location. Girls must ride the bus as this event is part of the Travel pathway. Adults following the bus must register for this event and pay $15 or admissions, activities and t-shirt (this is not for a GSUSA membership)..
Cost: Girls $28; Adults $28
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.