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.
Fall Fest – for all grade levels
October 3, from 12 - 4pm (deadline: September 7)
Fall is here! Celebrate this colorful season and make a tasty s’more over a campfire, play exciting fall games, take a nature hike with a Park Ranger, go for a hayride, shoot some archery, make a craft or two, try your hand at slingshots and archery and maybe take a ride in a canoe! Lunch will be provided. For those interested in joining in a chili cook-off, your troop will receive a special patch and the winner will receive a special prize!
Cost: Girls $9; Adults $4
Haunted Camp Torqua – for Daisies and Brownies
October 17, multiple time slots available (deadline: September 16)
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, haunted hike, craft, a visit through a haunted troop house and a snack.
Cadette-Ambassador Troops: If interested in assisting with this event, please contact Carolyn Miener at firstname.lastname@example.org. First planning meeting will be held on September 15 at Camp Torqua.
Cost: Girls $8; Adults $1
Zombie Run – for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
October 18, multiple time slots available (deadline: September 16)
Zombies, zombies everywhere! Obstacles and challenges await you along this fun filled 2.5 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 and other spooky fun.
Cost: Girls/Adult Runners $15; Non-Running Adults $3
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.