NORTHERN ILLINOIS – In these changing times, Girl Scouts offers girls a unique chance to be part of something larger than themselves. The organization gives girls the opportunity to experience friendships in-person and virtually, make memories, and build skills to be leaders in their own communities.
Girl Scouts is perhaps best known for the Girl Scout Cookie Program which empowers millions of girls to become entrepreneurial small business owners. This year, Girl of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is offering a recruitment drive right ahead of the cookie program, so girls who join now will be able to take part in the largest girl-led business in the world! Through the cookie program, girls learn the 5 Skills of goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. The 2020–21 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins online on Dec. 14.
Due to recent health and safety guidelines, GSNI is using technology to provide girls with the necessary benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Interested families can check out the Girl Scout program during Girl Scout SnapShots - 20-minute virtual activities for girls in kindergarten and grades 1–3 and their families. Girls meet new friends online in real time while choosing between activities like building an edible campfire, making a robot friend, crafting a bird’s nest or designing a fairy house. SnapShots are available in English and Spanish.
After participating in a SnapShot event, interested families are invited to an online family meeting where they can choose to register their girl as a Girl Scout. Families can sign up for a Girl Scout SnapShot that fits their schedule or get more information at www.girlscoutsni.org/snapshot.