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.
Getting Wild in Southern Illinois!
Did you know southern Illinois is home to 8 wilderness areas, the only ones in the state? The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964, and you are invited to join the journey of exploration of these unique sites!
By completing a combination of wilderness day hikes in the Shawnee National Forest and the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, educational “quests” and various wilderness ranger tasks, Girl Scouts will be able to purchase a wilderness patch ($2 each) and will earn a Wilderness explorer certificate noting this achievement.
Complete details can be obtained by contacting GSSI. This program will be available through the 2014 calendar year. For a list of the required activities, please e-mail Anne Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.