2009 Annual Report - Girl Scouts of Central Illinois


2009 Annual Report - Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

15 Activities

“I was not a big traveler

until I got into Girl Scouts,

and now I’ve taken all

these trips. I don’t know

if people realize that Girl

Scouts provides this huge

spectrum of possibilities.”


Girl Scout Ambassador

Council-Sponsored Activities

• GSCI offered more than 200 council-sponsored activities across six program areas of concentration:

Healthy Living, Financial Literacy, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Travel, the

Arts, and Outdoor Education

• Thirteen Girl Scouts between the ages of 14 –18 and eight Girl Scout adults traveled to England, France,

and Switzerland, staying at two of the four World Girl Scout Centers. Domestic road trips included bus trips

to Chicago museums, the St. Louis Science Center, and hiking at Mississippi Palisades State Park

• A grant from GSUSA enables GSCI to offer the uniquely ME! Dove Self-Esteem program to 10,000 girls

in grades 4 –12 so that they can make healthy choices and live healthy lives

• A grant from Lockheed Martin supported GSCI’s S.T.E.M. program, offering activities for girls in Science,

Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

• Camp Exec, a professional development program, allowed fifty-two girls ages 11 – 17 to visit universities,

explore college majors, and job shadow professional women across a broad spectrum of careers, including art

museum director, basketball referee, horticulturist, life coach, and more. A grant from State Farm helped

us to continue and expand this leadership development program for girls

• Over 2,500 GSCI Girl Scouts and their families enjoyed Girl Scout Day at the Capitol with

activities that included a parade, a Girl Scout rally, meeting policy makers, and touring the House of


• 890 Girl Scouts gave back to their communities through council-sponsored community service projects

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