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.



Featured Events

Fall Fest – for all grade levels and adults
September 24, from 12 - 4pm  (deadline: September 11)


Fall is here!  Celebrate this colorful season and make a tasty s’more over a campfire, play exciting fall games, take a nature scavenger hike, make a craft or two and maybe shoot some archery!  Lunch will be provided.


Cost: Girls $5; Adults $5



Haunted Camp Torqua – for Daisies and Brownies
October 15, starting at 9am (deadline: September 19)


Ghosts, bats and spiders have taken over Camp Torqua!  This scary event is sure to be a spine tingling good time for all Daisies and Brownies and their leaders.  Activities include songs, games, a haunted hike, craft, a visit through a haunted troop house and a snack.  Limit adults to Safety Checkpoints ratios.  Must carpool (very limited parking).  Start times scheduled every 20 minutes within each hour block. Register online and select your perfered time slot.


Cadette-Ambassador Troops:  If interested in assisting with this event, please contact Carolyn Miener at 618.692.0692 x 1113.  First planning meeting will be held on 9/13 at Camp Torqua.


Cost: Girls $8; Adults $2



Zombie Run – for Juniors-Ambassadors
October 16, starting at 12pm (deadline: September 19)


Zombies, zombies everywhere!  Obstacles and challenges await you along this fun filled two and a half mile course through Camp Torqua. Your path through the woods will include a visit through a haunted house, creepy graveyards and haunted trails.There will be plenty of celebrating at the quarantine party that includes a DJ, food at the Haunted Diner, zombie makeover station, knockerball and new this year a giant 100' slide!


Cost: Girls $15; Adults $15



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!



Regional Events

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.


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