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Vol. 1, No. 6 Spring/Summer 2015

Dr. Sandra Magnus...Belleville Astronaut

speaks at GSSI’s 6th Annual Meeting


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

Girls Have Voice on GSSI Board of Directors

Mission:

“Girl Scouting builds girls

of courage, confidence and

character, who make the

world a better place.”

Linda Manley

Chair, Board of Directors

Villie M. Appoo

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Strobel

Chief Communications Officer

Mary Mueller

Chief Finance Officer

Micah Bolandis

Director of Mission Delivery

Emily Kimmey

Director of Fund Development

Joan Burke

Director of Membership

Kelly Jansen

Director of Product Program

Angela Suhre

Director of Program

Jonathan Stanley

Director of Property

Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine is

a compilation of news and feature

articles about Girl Scouting

in southern Illinois. It is published

by Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois,

a United Way supported not-forprofit

organization. Direct comments

or suggestions to Jay Strobel,

Senior Editor, at 618.692.0692.

Editorial Staff

Senior Editor: Jay Strobel

Writer: Tricia Higgins

Writer: Erin Johnson

Proud Partner

Welcome to GSSI’s BOD Ex-officio Girl Members

Caroline Stewart

Belleville

GSSI Recognizes

Gold and Silver

Award recipients

Board of Directors

Linda

Manley

Girl Scouts of Southern

Illinois is pleased to announce

that Caroline

Stewart from Belleville

and Kayli Worthey from

Neoga have been selected

to serve on GSSI’s

Board of Directors as

Ex-officio girl members.

We look forward to working

with you and hearing

your ideas on how

to continue to provide a

premier Girl Scout Leadership

Experience for

our nearly 14,000 girls

and 4,500 adult volunteers.

Congratulations!

Inside this Issue

Page

3

On the Cover

Top Sellers

For This Year’s

Cookie Program

Linda Manley (Chair)

Sharon Mayo (1st Vice Chair)

Sarah Anderson (2nd Vice Chair)

Susan Bowman (Treasurer)

Angie Zahn (Secretary)

Ellar Duff

Rex Duncan

Sandra Evans

Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe

Richard Huntington

Page

8

Dr. Sandra Magnus accepts an Oops! Robotic Team business

card from Kimberly Melton at GSSI’s 6th Annual

Meeting held March 28 at Rend Lake Resort in Whittington,

Illinois. Dr. Magnus, an astronaut from Belleville is a Girl

Scout Lifetime Member and Juliette Gordon Low Society

Member. See more information about Dr. Magnus and GS-

SI’s annual meeeting inside this issue.

Kayli Worthey

Neoga

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12

Early Bird

Membership Registration

Campaign Begins

Bishop Albert Ingram, Jr.

Candis Isberner

Sandra Maxwell

John McCracken

Carla Nilson

Julie Reed

Gail Short

Diane Siemer

Julie Reed

Caroline Stewart (Girl Member)

Kayli Worthey (Girl Member)


Spring/Summer 2015

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

recognizes Girl Superstars!

Nineteen GSSI Girl Scouts were awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award during GSSI’s

All That Glitters ceremony on March 28 at Rend Lake Resort in Whittington. The Girl

Scout Gold Award, the highest award for girls in Girl Scouting, recognizes leadership,

effort and impact that Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors have

had on their communities. Only about 5 percent of eligible girls take the rigorous

path toward earning this prestigious award, but those who complete the journey

change the lives of others and their own in amazing and significant ways.

Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

Katie Albert

Waterloo

Kaitlyn Frick

Edwardsville

Jordan Lorusso

Edwardsville

Kathryn Stacy

Shiloh

Elizabeth Arend

Highland

Emily Fuhler

Trenton

Samantha Mitchell

Carbondale

Carley Sutton

Greenville

Tessa Beulah Miller

Red Bud

Megan Kraus

Waterloo

Claire Rankin

Carbondale

Krista VanDriel

O’Fallon

Lainey Brown

O’Fallon

Lizzie Krouse

Albion

Caitlynn Rosenberg

O’Fallon

Shelby Wratchford

Fults

Kaylynn Clement

O’Fallon

Hannah Almos

Melissa Atkins

Jessica Atwell

Tessa Beckman

Maria Caito

Sheila Cline

Emily Coen

Samantha Eversgerd

Abby Fahnestock

Alexandra Lloyd

O’Fallon

Tera Sparks

O’Fallon

Girl Scout Silver Award Recipients

Twenty-six GSSI Girl Scouts were awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award recently. The Girl Scout

Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, is symbolic of accomplishments

in Girl Scouting and community activities, as a girl becomes her best self and builds the world

around her. The Girl Scout Silver Award project benefits a girl’s community and can be earned

as an individual or as part of a group. Girl Scout Silver Award recipents are:

Jenna Fisher

Chiara Frydrych

Sarah Gratton

Taylor Houchens

Katharine Housewright

Morgan Huelsmann

Micayla Koonce

Shelby Lavely

Sarah Lemar

Colleen McCracken

Danielle Overbey

Adriana Powell

Megan Quam

Lexi Scrivner

Victoria Weaver

Lauren Whaley

CheyenneVondrak


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois holds 6th Annual Meeting

Board of Directors and CEO recognize exceptional volunteers

Dr. Sandra Magnus, Belleville astronaut is keynote speaker

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI)

held its 6th Annual Meeting on March 28

at Rend Lake Resort in Whittington, Illinois.

During the meeting, approximately 350

Girl Scout members (adults and girls)

from throughout southern Illinois elected

Board of Director members and received

a “State of the Council” report from Dixie

Travelstead, GSSI Board of Director Chair,

and Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive

Officer.

In addition, Girl Scouts of Southern

Illinois recognized top Girl Scout volunteers

which are the heart of Girl Scouting.

GSSI’s 4,500 Girl Scout volunteers play an

instrumental role in providing leadership

programming and opportunities for more

than 14,000 girls in southern Illinois.

Keynote speaker for GSSI’s annual

meeting was Dr. Sandra Magnus who was

an astronaut from Belleville. During her

speech, Dr. Magnus encouraged girls to

study hard, be dedicated to reaching

their goals and to follow their passions.

Dr. Magnus also stressed the importance

of Girl Scouting and earning badges as a

way for girls to try new things and discover

what their interests are. Currently, Dr.

Magnus is the Executive Director of the

American Institute of Aeronautics and

Astronautics, which is the world’s largest

technical society dedicated to the global

aerospace profession, with more than

35,000 members in 79 countries.

As a girl, Dr. Magnus was a Girl Scout

in GSSI’s legacy council River Bluffs.

In 2009, she talked with 100 local Girl

Scouts from the International Space

Station via a satellite downlink provided

by the Boeing Company. Not only did the

girls get to ask Dr. Magnus questions, but

they got to see her working on the ISS and

see a Girl Scout flag floating behind her…a

truly amazing and inspiring moment for

local Girl Scouts.

“Girl Scouting in southern Illinois

would not be what it is today without the

dedication, passion and leadership of all

of our volunteers,” said Appoo. “We are

honored to present these awards to our

exceptional volunteers as they are the

driving force behind carrying out GSSI’s

mission of building leaders for America. I

Can’t Wait To continue working with these

amazing volunteers to ensure all girls in

southern Illinois can benefit from a premier

Girl Scout Leadership Experience,”

Ivy Anderson

Taylor Bierman

Emily Boyett

Elizabeth Brown

Avery Budde

Ariana Burriell

Natalie Busch

Emily Chace

Cheyenne Choat

Dazi Copple

Donna Copple

Maggie DuFrenne

Alexzandra Ellett

Anna Falbe

Joanna Fogg

Baylee Frisch

Ayla Furlow

Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior may earn and shows that she has

made a promise to help others, improve her community and world, and become the best she can be.

Kendra Gregory

Katie Indorante

Morgan Jarrell

Kalia Jerkatis

Dalanie Jo Belll

Kennedy Jordan

Molly Anne Kays

Kylie Keteham

Emily Komeshak

Addison Liefer

Danielle Little

Elizabeth Loyd

Megan Manning

Frankie McClary

Anna Mersinger

Kaylynn Moeller

Lucy Montgomery

McKenna Myatt

Mia Neal

Monica Neal

Sarah Nieweglowski

Hannah Noll

Elissa Ottonschnieder

Melody Pacewic

Harley Ransom

London Redstone

Hope Reeves

Aspen Rehkemper

Ocean Reinhardt

Eden Rolvos

Tequlia Rose

Elizabeth Schroeder

Morgan Seals

Hannah Sievers

Jordan Spagna

Ashley Stanton

Kristin Taylor

Reese Taylor

Ava Tidball

Victoria Voelkel

Tess Wagner

Hannah Wells

Isabella Wendler

Chloe Wild

Savannah Williams

Jordan Wilson

Mia Wilson

Jillian Wisneski

Nadia Wyatt

Brooke Zurliene


Spring/Summer 2015

Girl Scout Trifecta Award

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois would like to honor girls who have truly reached for the stars and

earned the Trifecta Award. The Trifecta Award recognizes GSSI Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl

Scout Bronze Award, the Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Katie Albert

Troop #387 Waterloo

Elizabeth Arend

Troop #17 Highland

Lainey Brown

Troop #915 O’Fallon

Kaylynn Clement

Troop #915 O’Fallon

Kaitlyn Frick

Troop #46 Edwardsville

Megan Kraus

Troop #332 Waterloo

Alexandra Lloyd

Troop #1123 O’Fallon

Jordan Lorusso

Troop #551 Edwardsville

Samantha Mitchell

Troop #8174 Carbondale

Caitlynn Rosenberg

Troop #915 O’Fallon

Tera Sparks

Troop #915 O’Fallon

Kathryn Stacy

Troop #915 Shiloh

Congratulations Girls!!!!


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts

The Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Scholarships are funded from proceeds from the annual Haunted Camp,

which is planned, organized and conduct by Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois older Girl Scouts. This past year, GSSI staff

raised funding for an additional scholarship. GSSI congratulates our 2015 Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts!

Lainey

Brown

Lainey is from Troop #915 in O’Fallon.

She has been a Girl Scout for over 9 years

and earned the Girl Scout Gold Award

this year. For all of the Girl Scout Highest

Awards, Lainey worked with a local nursing

home where she planned events and

created sensory boards for the residents.

Lainey attends O’Fallon Township High

School and plants to attend Southern Illinois

University Edwardsville upon graduation.

“The greatest things I’ve gained

through Girl Scouts are confidence,

leadership and family,” said Lainey. “I

learned that taking charge of yourself

and what you care about can turn out

to be amazing.”

Megan

Kraus

Megan is from Troop #32 in Waterloo. She has

been a Girl Scout for 13 years and earned the

Girl Scout Gold Award this year. As part of her

Girl Scout community service, Megan volunteers

at day camp and has plans to come back

to camp as a unit leader upon graduation. Megan

attends Waterloo High School and plans

to pursue a degree in Spanish at Truman State

University.

“At the end of the day, I am glad I’ve been

involved in Girl Scouts for the past thirteen

years rather than soccer or skating,”

said Megan. “When training, athletes only

focus on their sport; in Girl Scouts, I have

been able to learn a variety of things and

build up so many dreams that I otherwise

never would have known I had.”

Deanna

Hohgrefe

Deanna is from Troop #8239 in Chester.

She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years

and earned her Girl Scout Bronze and

Girl Scout Silver Awards. Deanna also

went on a Girl Scout destination to Germany

and currently serves as a delegate

for her Service Unit. She attends Chester

High School with plans on attending

Concordia University in Wisconsin.

“I would tell someone thinking

about putting their daughter into Girl

Scouts that the skills I learned from

being a Girl Scout have made me the

person I am today,” said Deanna. “I

am so grateful that I have been able

to do all of the many things I have

gotten to do - from ice skating and

skiing to traveling around the world.”

Girl Scouts Earn National Girl Scouts Medal of Honor

Lifesaving Awards have been a part of the Girl Scout program since the movement started in 1912. Lifesaving Awards are a form

of recognition given to a registered Girl Scout who has saved or attempted to save a human life under circumstances that indicate

heroism or risk of her own life. These awards are reserved for those Girl Scouts who have performed heroic acts beyond the

degree of maturity and training expected at their age. Four GSSI girls received the Medal of Honor recently.

Cheyenne Chalkus

Cheyenne Chalkus of Salem was 18 years old

last August when she saved the life of her

22-month-old nephew Skyler. Cheyenne was

sitting on the deck of her family home when

Skyler and two other nephews were playing in

the hot tub close by and her mother was preparing

the grill for dinner. Cheyenne’s mother

went into the kitchen briefly, not realizing

that Cheyenne left the deck to go to the restroom.

Upon her return, Cheyenne’s oldest

nephew said that Skyler was asleep in the hot

tub. Cheyenne ran to the hot tub and found

Skyler face down and unconscious. She immediately

laid him on the deck and started

chest compressions while her mother called

911. After several compressions Skyler

started to faintly cry and breathe on his

own. Cheyenne then sat him up and waited

for paramedics to arrive. Once there, the

paramedics found Skyler fully alert. Cheyenne

was told by the paramedics that Skyler

appeared to have been in the water for

30 seconds or less. “They said it was a good

thing I knew CPR,” said Cheyenne. “Today

he is a completely healthy and happy boy,

and I am so glad I could help him,” she said.

Kayli Kohn

Kayli Kohn of Fairfield was 10 years old when

she rescued her two-year-old brother Hudson

in 2013. Kayli was putting Hudson into the

van as the family was leaving a local business.

Before her father and stepmother got into

the car, Hudson accidentally hit the gear shift

and the van began to roll backwards into the

street, although the keys were not in the van’s

ignition. Kayli began to yell to get the attention

of oncoming traffic. Her attempts were successful

as the cars came to a stop before colliding

with the family vehicle. After crossing

two lanes of traffic, the van struck a building

and came to a stop. Hudson was unharmed

when he was taken out of the vehicle, and it

was later determined that the van’s gear shift

was defective. “My brother was so scared,

and he was crying in my arms. Nobody got

hurt; we are so lucky. I love my brother so

much,” said Kayli.

Brianna & Brittany McGehee

Brianna and Brittany McGehee, twins from Mt.

Vernon, were 11 years old in June 2014 when

they came to the aid of their sister Shelia. Brianna

and Brittany were going to babysit for

Shelia’s three young children when they found

their sister face down on the bathroom floor.

From their Girl Scout First Aid/CPR raining, the

girls believed Shelia showed signs of having

had a stroke. Brittany and Brianna called the

hospital and turned Shelia to her side. With

their First Aid training and assistance from the

hospital operator, the girls gave their sister aspirin

and cool rags and kept her talking. Once

stable, Brianna and Brittany helped their sister

into their mother’s truck to go to the hospital.

“We had CPR/First Aid training, but it was

really scary when it’s your own sister who you

love,” said Brianna. “I’m glad that I was going to

babysit that day and that I have my First Aid/

CPR certificate,” added Brittany.


Spring/Summer 2015

GSSI Recognizes Volunteers at Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its 6th Annual Meeting on March 28 at Rend Lake Resort

in Whittington. During the meeting, approximately 350 Girl Scout members (adults and girls)

from throughout southern Illinois elected Board of Director members and received a “State

of the Council” report. In addition, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognized top Girl Scout

volunteers who are the heart of Girl Scouting. “Girl Scouting in southern Illinois would not be

what it is today without the dedication, passion and leadership of all of our volunteers,” said

Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to present these awards to

our exceptional volunteers as they are the driving force behind carrying out GSSI’s mission

of building leaders for America. Working together we are helping ToGetHerThere and make

communities, our country and the world a better place for everyone,” Appoo added.

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued

to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable

impact that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement.

Gretel Pierpoint Service Unit #42, East Williamson

Thanks Badge The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment,

leadership and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery

goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Lois Green

Service Unit #108

Edwardsville/

Glen Carbon

Honor Pin...recognizes an individual’s exemplary

service in support of delivering the Girl

Scout Leadership Experience, which has had

measurable impact on two or more geographic

areas of service, allowing the council to reach

and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

President’s Award...recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose

exemplary service in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and

resulted in significant, measureable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.

Service Unit Team from SU 7 - Bond

Service Unit Team from SU 12 - Clay

Service Unit Team from SU 15 - Clinton

Service Unit Team from SU 21 - East Marion

Service Unit Team from SU 30 - Jefferson

Service Unit Team from SU 54 - Perry

Volunteer of Excellence Award

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service

while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

using the National Program Portfolio or who contributed outstanding service in support of the

council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

Heather Barclay, SU 51

Shelly Blaies, SU 111

Kristine Bohn, SU 7

Nicki Brown, SU 207

Shannon Buchanan, SU 201

Janice Clevenger, SU 85

Carla Crooker, SU 511 - Effingham

Brandy Dodel, SU 211 - Waterloo

Amanda Doll, SU 7 - Bond

Tara Godier, SU 7 – Bond

Mary Alice Sims

Service Unit #51

North Franklin

Connie Fair

Service Unit #109

Troy/St. Jacob/

Marine

Service Unit Team from SU 57 - North Randolph

Service Unit Team from SU 108 - Edwardsville/

Glen Carbon

Service Unit Team from SU 110 - Highland

Service Unit Team from SU 201 - O’Fallon/Shiloh

Service Unit Team from SU 202 - Trenton/

Lebanon/Mascoutah/New Baden

Barbara James, SU 72

Debbie Kamp, SU 105

Cindy Kinder, SU 106

Susan Knapp, SU 15

Lori Libby, SU 207

Lynn Miener, SU 109

Leanne Montgomery, SU 111

Melissa Oberlender, SU 110

Christina Parr, SU 85

Lisa Reed, SU 201

Nancy Robeen, SU 105

Connie Schott, SU 105

Stacy Schroeder, SU 15

Allison Smith, SU 7

Kristi Smith, SU 201

Kathy Stachowski, SU 9

Jill Thomas, SU 15

Andrea Weatherford, SU 209

Gail Webb, SU 72

Diana Williams, SU 106

Amy Zajac, SU 108

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an

individual’s exemplary service in support

of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership

Experience. This service, which

has had measurable impact on at

least one geographic area of service,

helps the council reach and surpass

its mission-delivery goals for that area.

Cyndi Addison

SU 21 - East Marion

Patti Bardle

SU 54 - Perry

Christina Boyce

SU 108 - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon

Steve Bushong

SU 211 – Waterloo

Jennifer Choma

SU 111 – Collinsville

Crystal Clement

SU 201 – O’Fallon/Shiloh

Miranda Groh

SU 42 – East Williamson

Virginia Hall

SU 30 – Jefferson

Deb Hibdon

SU 30 – Jefferson

Loretta Hilmes

SU 202 – Trenton/Lebanon/Mascoutah/New

Baden

Nikki Labbee

SU 202 – Trenton/Lebanon/Mascoutah/New

Baden

Debbie McAuliffe

SU 201 – O’Fallon/Shiloh

Amy Parr

SU 85 – Wayne/Hamilton/White

Linda Penington

SU 24 – Fayette

Karen Reed

SU 201 – O’Fallon/Shiloh

Jean Schad

SU 201 – O’Fallon/Shiloh

Karen Schmitz

SU 201 – O’Fallon/Shiloh

Marsha Shirley

SU 202 – Trenton/Lebanon/Mascoutah/New

Baden

Jennie Smith

SU 66 – Shawnee

Ann Taylor

SU 108 - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon

Nichole Williams

SU 30 - Jefferson


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

#1 Cookie Seller

Daisy Girl Scout Trinity McQuay sells 1,757 boxes of cookies!

Girl Scout Cookie Program an Overwhelming Success

Girl Scouts recognize Top Cookie Sellers

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) wrapped up its annual Girl

Scout Cookie Program this week. The sale was an overwhelming

success! Trinity McQuay, a Girl Scout Daisy from Troop #235 was

the overall Top Cookie Seller with 1,757 boxes sold! GSSI would like

to recognize the 10 girls who reached the 1,000 box mark during this

year’s Cookie Program:

Trinity McQuay, Troop #235, 1,757 boxes; Elise Thomlinson, Troop

#302, 1,573 boxes; Ashlie Zlotnicki, Troop #8149, 1,506 boxes; Kaleigh

Voegeli, Troop #8834, 1,272 boxes; Claire Meininger, Troop

#235, 1,250 boxes; Allison Mefford, Troop #8829, 1,131 boxes; Sloane

Gottlob, Troop #16, 1,001 boxes; Carly Havens, Troop #302 , 1,000

boxes; Kaylynn Paddick, Troop #2484, 1,000 boxes; and Brooke

Smith Muller, Troop #302 , 1,000 boxes.

“What a fantastic cookie program! I’d like to extend my thanks

to all of our wonderful girls, volunteers and parents who contributed

to the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program,” said Villie M.

Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer. “Because of their dedication

and commitment, together we will continue to provide girls the best

possible Girl Scout Leadership Experience.”

Trinity McQuay is the 3rd sister to earn GSSI’s Top Cookie Seller

honors. Her sister Gabrielle and Hannah were Top Cookie Sellers

the previous two years. What is the secret to their success? “The

girls set a daily goal and sell every day after school and all day on the

weekends,” said proud mom Tasha McQuay.

“The Girl Scout Cookie program is great at helping build strong

and confident girls. I have seen all of the five business skills spill over

to other areas of their lives too. The girls have used these business

skills to sell cookies in the classroom, in Girl scouts, in sports, and

many more ways...it’s amazing what a cookie can do!” McQuay said.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls gain five valuable skills –

goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and

business ethics – that will benefit them throughout life. In addition,

proceeds from the cookie program help Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

recruit and train adult volunteers, provide financial assistance

so Girl Scouting is available to all girls, improve and maintain camp

properties, and develop and deliver extensive program activities for

girls.

Girl Scouts and cookies share a rich history. While recipes and

box designs have changed over the years, selling cookies remains an

important part of today’s Girl Scout program. The activity of selling

cookies is directly related to the Girl Scouts’ purpose of helping all

girls reach their full potential and helping them become strong, confident

and resourceful citizens. All cookie proceeds stay right here

in southern Illinois.

Many successful businesswomen today say that got their start

selling Girl Scout Cookies. While participating in cookie activities,

girls are members of a team working toward a common goal, with

each girl striving to do her best. Customers had the opportunity to

not only choose from a variety of cookies for themselves, but they

could also purchase cookies to benefit GSSI’s Gift of Caring program.

This year, GSSI partnered with Mission of Moms and Soldiers

Angels for its annual Gift of Caring program, and donated cookies

will be sent to military members serving overseas as well as local

military organizations in southern Illinois.


Spring/Summer 2015

Top Cookie Sellers!!

Congratulations to this year’s top sellers during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program. These amazing girls put their

business skills, their smiles and their determination into action to become top cookie sellers in their Service Unit (and

those surpassing 1,000 boxes sold). Thanks also to all the parents, troop leaders and people who bought Girl Scout

cookies and supported the Girl Scout mission of providing a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience for our girls.

Name Boxes Town Name Boxes Town

Trinity McQuay 1,757 Medora

Elise Thomlinson 1,573 Collinsville

Ashlie Zlotnicki 1,506 Murphysboro

Kaleigh Voegeli 1,272 Carlyle

Claire Meininger 1,250 Shipman

Allison Mefford 1,131 Flora

Sloane Gottlob 1,001 Godfrey

Brooke Smith Muller 1,000 Collinsville

Carly Havens 1,000 Collinsville

Kaylynn Paddick 1,000 Willow Hill

Mariah Winegarner 828 Centralia

Aftyn Volanski 819 West Frankfort

Brielle Duke 801 Marshall

Orchid Konkel 770 Herrin

Kylie Price 764 Carrier Mills

Lenzie Merriman 751 Mt Vernon

Isabella Schuchardt 750 Waterloo

Dallas Sullivan 743 Norris City

Lynn Shirley 705 Summerfield

Daisy Daniel 676 Olney

Madeline Burgess 674 Valier

Jillian Kreiter 647 Belleville

Jayci Hopkins 628 Anna

Madison Parks 615 Mattoon

Kamaria Foluke 601 O’Fallon

Katie Reagan 579 Granite City

Victoria Shore 558 Marion

Jazalyn Whaley 554 Scott AFB

Addison Gottschammer 541 Ellis Grove

Emmah Reppond 504 Highland

Abbi Lamb 502 Effingham

Katelyn Long 501 Edwardsville

Presley White 501 Mount Carmel

Jennifer Hodge 478 Odin

Kelsey Trigg 454 Charleston

Avery Williams 426 DuQuoin

Erin Connor 418 Washington Park

Jayla Brink 414 Lawrenceville

Aliyah McNeill 408 Greenville

Leah Connelly 407 Troy

Chelsea Sinn 400 Freeburg

Alexandria Kampmeinert 403 Dupo

Alaina Smith 400 Ruma

Kadrianne Henry 379 Paris

Janessa Raines 372 Moro

Addy Underwood 350 Goreville

Jaden Johnson 340 Vandalia

Jailah Pelly 335 East St louis

Jala Williams 304 Metropolis

Savannah Downey 253 Greenville

Reagan Cerentano 236 Wilsonville

Katylin Moore 205 Cahokia

Jordyn Willis 186 Cahokia


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GSSI Cookie Program...lots of


Spring/Summer 2015

work, lots of girls, lots of fun and lots of pics!


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

ScienceTechnology Engineering Math

Imagine Your Future

Girl Scouts and AT&T partner to bring STEM

programming to at-risk high school girls

In the Fall of 2014, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois received

a $72,000 grant from Girl Scouts of the USA and

AT&T to advance Science, Technology, Engineering &

Math (STEM) for 200 girls in 10th-12th grades in the Collinsville

and East St. Louis School Districts. The grant was

part of AT&T’s Imagine Your STEM Future initiative. During

these STEM programs, girls participated in hands-on

science experiments including making simple circuits and

extracting DNA. Today’s girls need programming that introduces

them to a variety of STEM career options. GSSI

has an extensive STEM program that allows girls to participate

in a variety of STEM initiatives like programming robots,

building bridges, candy chemistry and STEM Explosion

Day Camp. In fact, more than 1,800 girls participated

in a STEM program in the past year. Girl Scouts leads the

nation in empowering girls to pursue their interests in

STEM. Girls exposed to STEM activities and careers while

being encouraged by professional mentors are more likely

to graduate high school, and more likely to explore future

STEM related careers. The program was so successfull

that AT&T awarded GSSI another $23,000 to offer the

program again for this spring.


Spring/Summer 2015

Oops! robotic team enters Taste of Home

National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest

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and develop skills to be future leaders.

BUT, we need YOUR input regarding our

outdoor programs and resources required

to achieve that vision.

GSSI will host three Property Town Hall

Meetings with Kaleidoscope, Inc., a firm

working with GSSI to develop a model for

the future of outdoor programming, on

the dates and times below. These meetings

will be a place for discussions and

questions about our Girl Scout Properties.

Please plan on attending and sharing

your thoughts and ideas…we would

love to hear from both our girl and adult

members!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 7-8:30

p.m. in Collinsville

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from

7-8:30 p.m. in Effingham

Thursday, May 14, 2015 from

7-8:30 p.m. in Carbondale

Please register at https://gsofsi.wufoo.com/forms/svdbx6m0akwl1p/

O’Fallon girl represents GSSI at

United Methodist Bishops meeting

Girl Scout Ambassador Lainey Brown

from O’Fallon represented GSSI at

yesterday’s United Methodist Bishops

Gathering for Scouting Ministries

at Christ Church in Fairview Heights.

The annual event addresses how to

strengthen the relationship with youth

groups, as well as how young people

can use the skills they learn through

Scouting to explore and express their

faith.

Lainey discussed earning her Girl

Scout Gold Award, which she achieved

by helping develop resources and programming

for Alzheimer’s patients at

area nursing homes.

GSSI also provided information about

Girl Scout Sunday, religious recognitions

and the My Promise, My Faith pins.

Learn more about Girl Scouts’ faithbased

awards: http://www.girlscouts.

org/program/basics/faith/

Touch of Nature Resident Camp

Join the fun at this years resident

camp brought to you by Girl Scouts of

Southern Illinois in collaboration with

Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

Campers for all sessions arrive on

Sunday night, July 19th and depart on

Saturday morning, July 25th. This facility

offers electricity in each cabin, a roof

over the showers, flush toilets plus ALL

the usual Girl Scout camp fun!

All camp sessions are $350.00 and

require a $25.00 deposit. Balance of

camp fee is due June 30, 2015.

The magic of the forest comes alive

with Fairies, Gnomes, and Wizards.

Come to camp and build fairy houses,

make magical potions, and learn how to

help the wounded animals. We will also

get the chance to meet live owls and go

on an owl prowl. This is the chance to

leave the Muggle world behind and embark

on a magical journey!

Yes

camp is a

great place

to roast

marshmallows

over an

open fire...

but did you know that

Girl Scouts of

Southern Illinois’

beautiful camps can be used

for many other events,

retreats and occasions?

Wedding Receptions

Business Retreats

Family Reunions

Church Groups

Call us today for

more information about

our unique, conveniently

located, affordable and

beautiful camp properties

in the Edwardsville

and Salem areas

for your next event

1.800.345.6858

or

visit us at

www.gsofsi.org

Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day

Girl Scouts throughout southern Illinois celebrated World Thinking Day

in February. World Thinking Day was first created in 1926 at the fourth

Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference held at Girl Scouts of

the USA’s Camp Edith Macy (now called Edith Macy Conference Center).

Conference attendees decided that there should be a special day

for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world to “think” of each

other and give thanks and appreciation to their “sister” Girl Scouts.

The delegates chose February 22 as the date for Thinking Day because

it was the mutual birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy

Scout movement, and his wife, Olave, who served as World Chief Guide.


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Honors Volunteers

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognized

several volunteers as Pearls of

the Month for their exceptional service

to GSSI, Girl Scouting and our girls and

volunteers. The Pearl of the Month is

awarded to volunteers who have delivered

service beyond expectations and

helped to ensure that our 14,000 girl

members benefit from a premier Girl

Scout Leadership Experience. All nominees

must have completed all required

volunteer training and have provided

outstanding service to her or his Service

Unit or the Council. For more information

about Pearl of the Month, contact

Amanda Kaemmerer at 618.692.0692 or

e-mail her at akaemmerer@gsofsi.org.

November Pearl of the Month

Danielle Hurley

Hardin

December Pearl of the Month

Nichole Williams

Mt. Vernon

January Pearl of the Month

Laura Estes

Carterville

February Pearl of the Month

Norma Dyer

Mt. Vernon

March Pearl of the Month

Amamda Bridewell

Harrisburg

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Pearl

of the

Month

Girl Scouts Named One of 2015’s Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company

“Girl Scouts is the only nonprofit or company focused exclusively

on girls to be recognized in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative

Companies 2015 issue, which means we are being

celebrated for the values and ideals at the very core of our mission—the

idea that girls matter,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of

GSUSA.

“By putting girls at the center of everything we do, we are making

society take notice of the vital importance of investing in girls.

When girls succeed, so does our world. And when girls are given

the confi dence, tools, and support they need, they can change

the world forever, and for the better.”

“The transformational work Girl Scouts is doing on behalf of

girls everywhere is both exciting and inspiring,” said Fast Company

editor Robert Safian. “I commend the organization for its innovation

with Digital Cookie and beyond. Affecting future female

generations to become women of courage, confidence, and

character is no small feat, but thanks to Girl Scouts, girls are able

to have fun, impactful, and cutting-edge experiences every day.”

Girl Scouts of the USA received honors from Fast Company in

its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

issue. Earning recognition as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative

Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit, the publication

called out GSUSA for “showing girls technology is about more

than texting” by creating Digital Cookie, a fun and educational

digital sales program “run entirely by girls.”

This recognition arrives on the heels of the successful Digital

Cookie launch, which included a notable, first-time presence

at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The groundbreaking new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie

Program introduces girls to vital 21st-century lessons about

online marketing, app usage, and ecommerce, while creating a

fun, safe, and interactive space for girls to sell cookies. Digital

Cookie marks the first national digital platform in the history of

the iconic cookie program. Girl Scouts have also been focused

on new ways as using technology to recruit and train adult volunteers

and provide new opportunities for girls to join.


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

2015-2016 Membership Year

Early Bird

Registration Campaign

Membership Fee

$15

JOIN YOUR GIRL SCOUT SISTERS AND CELEBRATE THE START OF A NEW GIRL SCOUT YEAR!

Registration packets are NOW available from your Service Unit Registrar!

(If you are not sure who your registrar is, contact your Service Unit Manager)

Dates for the Early Bird Registration Campaign are April 15-June 15, 2015.

Great NEWS!! Computer access is now available to troop leaders who would like to register through eBiz at each

Council office: #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL or 4102 S. Water Tower Place, Mt. Vernon, IL

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Offices are closed on FRIDAYS and MEMORIAL DAY.

Benefits of participating in the Early Bird Campaign:

• Easy re-registration for leaders through e-Biz online registration. Simply go to www.gsofsi.org, click on

REGISTER NOW button and enter your information. (Instruction sheet in this packet)

• One thing about girls, is they can’t wait to have fun! Why wait to register for next year when you can register

NOW! Don’t make them wait in suspense! Sign up for another year of Girl Scouts this spring.

• Take care of registrations now instead of at the beginning of the school year when there are lots of fees due.

• Avoid delays in having lots of Girl Scout fun at the start of a busy new school year.

• Seamless flow of Girl Scouting offered to girls as they anticipate early fall program opportunities.

• Troops are ready to participate in fall product sales (plenty of time for training and planning).

• Troops receive Early Bird Registration Campaign incentives.

• Troops can use cookie profits to pay for registrations.

Submit your troop registration roster on or before June 15, 2015 to your SERVICE UNIT

REGISTRAR to become eligible to receive Early Bird Campaign incentives. Early Bird patches

will be available when you turn your registration roster into your SU Registrar.

NOW is the time to ACT!

Get your girls registered early, earn some fabulous incentives and ensure that your girls can continue

to have a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience where she can:

Discover her world, Connect with others and Take Action to make the world a better place!

For more information or questions, contact:

Cheryl at

cseidel@gsofsi.org

or call

800.345.6858

Arti at

aclemon@gsofsi.org


Troop Early Bird Registration Incentives:

(To receive troop incentives, all THREE criteria must be met)

Incentive A: Receive FREE Early Bird patches for all girls and adults in your troop:

Spring/Summer 2015

Early Bird Registration Campaign Incentives

1. Turn in membership registrations to Service Unit registrars on or before June 15, 2015.

2. Register at least 5 girls and 2 adults (volunteer paperwork is required to be attached or on file).

3. Re-register at least 50% of current girls in your troop (if you lose a girl, you can recruit/add a new girl).

Incentive B: Receive FREE Early Bird patches for all girls and adults in your troop and either a $20 GSSI vouch

er to be used between Oct 1, 2015-Sept 30, 2016 for GSSI programs, store, training, and property reservations

(excludes online registrations) or one FREE Adult Membership.

1. Turn in membership registrations to Service Unit registrars on or before June 15, 2015.

2. Register at least 5 girls and 2 adults (volunteer paperwork is required to be attached or on file).

3. Re-register at least 75% of current girls in your troop (if you lose a girl, you can recruit/add a new girl).

Incentive C: Receive FREE Early Bird patches for all girls and adults in your troop, a “shout out” to your troop

from the CEO, and either a $50 GSSI voucher to be used between Oct 1, 2015-Sept 30, 2016 for GSSI programs,

store, training, and property reservations (excludes online registrations) or 2 FREE Adult Memberships.

1. Turn in your membership registrations to Service Unit registrars on or before June 15, 2015.

2. Register at least 5 girls and 2 adults (volunteer paperwork is required to be attached or on file).

3. Re-register 100% of current girls in your troop (if you lose a girl, you can recruit/add a new girl).

Service Unit Early Bird Registration Incentive:

•Top 3 Service Units that turn in the highest % of girl Early Bird registrations receive a Registration Kit

valued at $100 which includes a table cloth, table top pull up banner, $50 gift certificate to the Roberts

Group for recruited girl gifts. Roberts Group is an approved vendor for Girl Scout items.

Everyone participating in the Early Bird Registration Campaign will receive patches at the time of registration.

If you did not qualify for an incentive, please submit payment for patches in the form of a troop check to

your Service Unit Registrar. All checks are to be made out to GSSI. Early Bird patches are $1 each.

Those who qualify for the Early Bird Registration Campaign Incentives will receive patches at time of registration.

If your troop qualifies for Incentive B or Incentive C your information will be submitted to the Membership

Department for review and processing. You will receive the voucher at the September Service Unit

meetings. The voucher will be issued to the troop leader indicated on the troop registration form.

Packet includes: (All forms can be found on website except for GSSI Troop Roster)

• Early Bird Campaign Flyer

• Instructions to re-register troop members on eBiz

• Product Program Permission Form

• GSSI Troop Roster

• Opportunity Fund Form

• 2015-2016 Girl Membership Form

Find Us:

www.gsofsi.org


Girls Guiding Girls to Girl Scouting (4G’s) 2015-16

Fun

Adventure

Friendship

How 4G’s Works:

1.

2.

Discovery

Registered Girl Scouts (all age levels) in the 4G’s program need to recruit at least one girl that is

NOT currently registered as a Girl Scout for the 2015-16 membership year to join Girl Scouts.

Girls are able to recruit girls at all age levels. The recruited girl must be NEW to Girl Scouting.

Both girls fill out their portion of the 4G’s registration form on the back of this page. The newly

recruited girl must register using the 4G’s registration form by May 31, 2016 or register online.

A girl recruiter must be listed on the form.

3.

The recruited girl submits her 4G’s registration form along with a $15 Girl Scouts of the USA

membership fee*. Mail to: GSSI, ATTN: 4G’s Coordinator, #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon,

IL 62034. Or the newly recruited girl and guardian can go to www.gsofsi.org and click on

REGISTER NOW, create an account and register on line. Once she is registered, the recruited

girls can start attending Girl Scout programs and events.

4.

Once registered, the newly recruited girl can start attending Girl Scout programs and events.

*Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Call 800.345.6858 or visit our website,

www.gsofsi.org, for the Opportunity Fund form to request financial assistance. This form

should be submitted with the 4G’s registration.

4G’s Perks:

GIRL SCOUT RECRUITER

Free 4G’s t-shirt

Free 4G’s patch

The proud feeling of sharing Girl Scouting with other girls in your community.

NEW RECRUITED GIRL SCOUT

Free 4G’s patch

Membership in the premier leadership organization for girls!

New friends, opportunities and lots of fun!

Find Us:

www.gsofsi.org


4L’s

2015-2016

Volunteers are the heart of Girl Scouting

L

egacy

How 4L’s Works:

Registered adult Girl Scout volunteers in the 4L’s program need to recruit at least one ADULT who is

NOT currently registered as a Girl Scout for the 2015-16 membership year to join Girl Scouts.

Both people fill out their portion of the 4L’s registration form on the back of this page. The newly

recruited volunteer must register using the 4L’s registration form by May 31, 2016 or register online.

The name of the recruiter MUST be listed on the form.

The recruited volunteer submits his or her 4L’s registration form along with a $15 Girl Scouts of the

USA membership fee*. Mail to: GSSI, Attention: 4Ls, #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon,

IL 62034.

Or the new volunteer can register online by going to www.gsofsi.org and click on REGISTER NOW,

create an account and register.

Once registered, the recruited volunteer can start attending Girl Scout programs and events.

*Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Call 800.345.6858 or visit our website, www.

gsofsi.org, for the Opportunity Fund form to request financial assistance. This form should be submitted

with the 4L’s registration.

4L’s Perks:

L

eaders

GIRL SCOUT LEADER RECRUITER

Free 4L’s t-shirt (one per recruiter)

Pride in sharing Girl Scouting with other

girls in your community.

NEWLY RECRUITED VOLUNTEER

Membership in the premier leadership organization for girls!

New friends, opportunities and lots of fun!

L

eading

a

L

egacy

Find Us:

www.gsofsi.org


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

2015 Girl Scout

Day Camps

Your

Adventure

Awaits!

Get Outdoors! Meet New Friends! Try Something New!

Parents your daughter’s adventure awaits at our exciting yet affordable day camps this

summer! Many start at $50 for a week (M-F) where girls attend during the day or evening

(twilight camp) and then return home each night.

Day Camp programs help girls to:

Develop their leadership skills through teamwork and social interactions with other campers.

• Discover their interests through activities that they help design, while connecting with others to take action

to make the world a better place.

Enhance their self-confidence through exciting, challenging and fun activities.

Increase their awareness of the natural world and the environment.

Meet new people and make lasting friendships while having FUN!

• Stay active in an ever increasing sedentary society.

Day Camp 2015 – sessions and dates: listed below. For full camp descriptions, registrars’ addresses, costs and more

information visit the Day Camp section of our website, www.gsofsi.org.

How to register: Complete and mail Day Camp Registration/Health History form along with fee to the registrar’s

address listed with the Day Camp before the deadline. Don’t delay as many camps fill up early.

Who can attend: All girls are invited to attend our Girl Scout Day Camps if their grade level is listed for that camp. Non

Girl Scouts will need to add an additional $15.00 to the camp fee for membership dues.

Incentives: A Girl Scout who brings a non-registered girl friend to camp will receive a $5 discount off her registration fee

and a special t-shirt for themselves and their friend.

Volunteers: Adult volunteers are needed to help at all Day Camps. Many camps offer incentives for one camper at half

price or more for a parent, friend or relative who volunteers at camp all five days. Volunteer Applications are available

on our website, www.gsofsi.org.

Camperships: Financial assistance is available to girls who would not otherwise be able to attend camp. The

Campership Form can be found on our website, www.gsofsi.org.

Questions: Contact the director or Carolyn Miener at cmiener@gsofsi.org or Emily Stanley at estanley@gsofsi.org at the

Girls Scouts of Southern Illinois or call 618.692.0692 or 800.345.6858.


Spring/Summer 2015

Muggles, Magic & Mayhem (Twilight Camp)

The adventure continues with more wizarding fun

and science at this Harry Potter themed camp.

June 1-5, 2015; 6-9 p.m.; deadline – 5/1/2015

Silver Lake Park, Highland, IL

Contact Info: Julie LaFrance, highland62249@yahoo.com

Becoming a Well-Rounded Girl Scout

New theme for each day of camp –

Songs, science, crafts, sports & water!

June 8-11, 2015; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; deadline 5/11/15

First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, IL

Contact Info: Misty Mezo, mezo93@hotmail.com

Camp Safari Survivor

Come experience a fun filled week of safari survival skills!

Have fun swimming and canoeing on our onsite lakes.

June 8-12, 2015; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: deadline – 5/16/15

American Legion Post 58, Freedom Farm, Freeburg, IL

Contact Info: Jodie Herbstritt; sherbstri@yahoo.com

Holidazed – Celebrating a Different Holiday Each Day!

It’s a camp celebration! Besides hiking and swimming come

join the fun at Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo and other holdays!

June 8-12, 2015 at Fox Ridge State Park, Charleston, IL

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; deadline – 5/15/15

Contact Info: Heather Todd, colescountydaycamp@yahoo.com

Camp Wassatogo Whooo Done It! – (older girls)

Science is so much fun! We will have fun with messy experiments,

and crime scene investigation at this “Whooo Done

It” mystery.

June 8-12, 2015 at Camp Wassatoga, Effingham, IL

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; deadline – 5/11/15

Contact Info: Dawn Quicksall, micdawn62@hotmail.com

Around the World

It’s a world of fun as we check out games, food and crafts

from around the world. It’s your passport to adventure!

June 15-19, 2015 at Cobden Park, Cobden, IL

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; deadline – 4/15/15

Contact Info: Marci Malnar, marcimail@hotmail.com

Once Upon a Time, Chapter 3

Do you know a place where snowmen sing or toys come

to life? Adventure awaits at this imaginary trip thru books!

June 15-19, 2015 at Horner Park, Lebanon, IL

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; deadline – 5/25/15

Contact: Susan Heide Wexell, gsdaycamp.hornerpark@gmail.com

Reconnecting With Nature (Twilight Camp)

Join us at Camp Chan Ya Ta as we transform the woods

and pond into classroms while we reconnect with and learn

about the amazingness of nature!!! Campers will earn

GSSI’s NEW Outdoor Experience Progression Center Patch!

June 15-19, 2015 at Camp Chan Ya Ta, Worden, IL

4-7 p.m.; deadline – 5/25/15

Contact: Sarah Drury Dothager, sarah.drurydothager@yahoo.com

Camp Wassatoga Whooo Done It! – (younger girls)

Science is so much fun! Help solve the camp mystery while

doing other fun camp stuff like hiking, cooking and singing.

June 15-18 at Camp Wassatoga, Effingham, IL

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; deadline – 5/11/15

Dawn Quicksall, micdawn62@hotmail.com

Fort Massac Campout

Troops will get together and work on patches, crafts, take

hikes and visit the museum at beautiful Fort Massac.

June 17-19, 2015 at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; deadline – 6/1/15

Contact Info: Jennifer Larrison, oliviageddy@gmail.com

Around the World in Five Days

Adventure awaits at this trip around the world! Explore

different cultures through games and crafts while you

swim and hike at camp.

June 22-26, 2015 at Camp Vandeventer, Waterloo, IL

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; deadline – 5/15/15

Optional before and/or after care 7 – 9 a.m. and/ or 4 -

5:30 p.m.

Cost $5 per session or $10 per day (both sessions)

Contact Info: Teresa Bushong, tbushong@wildblue.net

Lights, Camera, Action (Twilight Camp)

Do you love the movies? Join us as we wonder down the

yellow brick road to Hogwarts and other magical movie

destinations. June 22-26, 2015 at Dupo Park, Dupo, IL

5 -9 p.m.; deadline – 5/15/15

Contact Info: Sandy Nelson, snelson622399@gmail.com

The Science of Colors

Discover a world of color and science at camp!

From fire building to crafts a colorful adventure awaits.

June 22-26, 2015 at Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; deadline – 5/15/15

Contact Info: Ann Taylor, anntaylor7762234@yahoo.com

Hungry Games (Twilight Camp)

Discover the fun of food! This is a week of fantabulous

food fun from spa products, to dough art, to cake decorating

and candy games.

June 29-July 3, 2015 at Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL

6 p.m.– 9 p.m.; deadline – 6/1/15

Contact Info: Lynnette Melton-Wolfe, lynettemeltonwolfe@

gmail.com

STEM Explosions 3: Made by Me!

A STEAM camp designed by you for you! Girls will get to

choose from several exciting science, technology, engineering,

art and math activities.

July 6-10, 2015 at Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; deadline – 6/8/15

Contact Info: Mary Buchanan, mbuchanan@gsofsi.org

Mini STEM Explosion!

Daisies and Brownies, here’s your chance! Enjoy two full

days of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art

and math activities at camp.

July 10-11, 2015 at Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; deadline – 6/8/15

Contact Info: Mary Buchanan, mbuchanan@gsofsi.org

Exploring Nature

Nature is everywhere at camp! Take a hike or dip a net

in the creek as we discover all the fun and beauty nature

offers.

July 13-17, 2015 at Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; deadline – 6/1/2015

Contact Info: Laura Keiser, mlkeiser@sbcglobal.net


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

Frozen Torqua

Camp Frozen

More than 650 girls and adults attend Frozen Event on April 18


Spring/Summer 2015

Friends

Fun

AVOW

Adult Volunteer Outdoor Weekend

Camp

You have worked hard! You have lead a troop.

You have trained. You have mentored.

You have attended countless meetings.

And now it’s time for

YOU!

(Any adult, volunteer or alumni)

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is planning three AVOW weekends for adult volunteers to relax, connect,

have fun and enjoy the outdoors with other volunteers. Activities will include (weather permitting):

hiking, archery, canoeing, swimming, outdoor cooking, singing songs, sharing stories and having fun and

fellowship while networking with other Girl Scout volunteers. It will be a great time...so sign up NOW!

WHEN/WHERE:

July 10-12 at Camp Butterfly

For more information about AVOW, contact:

Tina Boyce

618-363-9027

timandtina1996@gmail.com

If you would like to help plan these great

AVOW events, please contact Tina.

Come Join the Fun!!


Girl Scout Chronicle Magazine

Girl Scout Shop News and Sales

Girl Scout T-shirt

$26.00

Purple v-neck tee in a

cotton/polyester heather

jersey knit. Only available

in teen sizes.

while supplies last

Every girl deserves her very own !

Extended GSSI Shop Hours

Shops will be open on the following

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

May 2, 2015

Check website for

special Fall hours

shop anytime at www.girlscoutshop.com

Open Tuesday evenings

April 28-May 19 until 7 p.m.

Closed August 5 & 6

for inventory

Shop Hours and Locations

Corporate Service Center

#4 Ginger Creek Parkway

Glen Carbon, IL 62034

618.692.0692

800.345.6858

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Shop Contact: Stacey Port

Infinity Scarf

$20.00

Pastel loop scarf with Girl Scout

trefoils on an abstract

water color pattern.

Regional Service Center

4102 S. Water Tower Place

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

618.242.5079

800.345.6858

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Shop Contact: Brittany Galloway

Shop Online at www.gsofsi.org

Girl Scout

Starter Kits include:

Choice of Sash, Tunic

or Vest, Wavy Flag,

Council ID Set, Troop

#s, Insignia Tab, Pins,

Journey Book or Girl’s

Guide, and a Free

Canvas Bag (Purple or

Black). Stop by one

of our council retail

stores. Check out the

starter kits and all of

our other new items!!!

Yankee Candle

$2.99-$27.99

Candles and car jars

available in Trefoil, Coconut

Caramel Stripe,

Chocolate Peanut Butter

and Thin Mint.

DYK: Currently, Girl

Scout uniform components

are made in the

U.S.A. from fabric made

in the U.S.A. This program

has expanded to include insignia – wavy

flags, numerals and ID sets.


Building Leaders For America

Spring/Summer 2015

Development

Update

Leading Ladies Event Raises $6,000

On March 12, Southern Illinois female business and community leaders gathered to connect and share their support

of Girl Scouting during the Leading Ladies Connections and Cocktails fundraiser held at the Gateway Center in

Collinsville. The event raised approximatley $6,000 for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ STEM (Science, Technology,

Engineering & Math), Financial Literacy and Health & Wellness programs.. Thanks so much to event sponsors: Edward

Jones - Financial Advisor: Linda S Manley, Cork Tree Creative, TheBANK of Edwardsville, M.O.W Printing, Goldenberg

Heller Antognoli & Rowland, P.C., and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Foundation! “We are so grateful

to everyone who supported our Leading Ladies event,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer. “Working

together we can provide all girls in southern Illinois a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls will gain

the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place,” Appoo added.

Girl Scout Family Partnership Campaign Underway

As a family member of a Girl Scout, you

know what Girl Scouting means to your

daughter. You have seen her make new

friends, you have seen her try new things

and you have seen her confidence blossom!

Girl Scouting does extraordinary things for

girls -- it opens doors to new opportunities,

teaches essential life skills, builds leadership

and creates lasting friendships.

Research shows that, compared to women

who were not Girl Scouts, Girl Scout

alumnae have more supportive social relationships,

attain higher levels of education,

earn higher incomes and feel more optimistic

about their futures. Last year, GSSI

spent $150,000 in financial assistance so no

girl was turned away from having a positive

Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

We want every girl who wants to be a Girl

Scout to have the opportunity. That’s what

Family Partnership donations do...your gift

makes a difference to all girls, including your

own daughter.

Family Partnershp donations support a

variety of Girl Scout financial needs including

financial assistance, volunteer support,

property maintenance and improvements

and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ Family Partnership

Campaign is a way for family and

friends to support our mission of bringing

life-changing experiences and programs to

our 14,000 girls. All donations to the 2015

Family Partnership stay right here in southern

Illinois.

While product sales and program fees cover

much of the cost of Girl Scouting, a gift of:

- $50 will cover the costs of providing

training and experiences for one girl for an

entire year;

- $100 will help provide a girl an outdoor

camping experience; and

- $500 will provide one year’s membership

for 33 girls in at-risk, low income neighborhoods.

Please consider a donation to Family Partnership

so that all girls in southern Illinois

continue to benefit from the Girl Scout

Leadership Experience, because Every Girl

Depends on Every Family.

You can make a donation on GSSI’S website

at www.gsofsi.org and clicking on

“donate” tab. You can also send your donation

directly to GSSI at #4 Ginger Creek

Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL 62034. For more

information, contact Emily Kimmey at

800.345.6858 or ekimmey@gsofsi.org.

Your United Way Dollars at Work for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a Proud Partner of United Way. Each year, Girl Scouts receives

financial support from various United Ways throughout our jurisdiction. Without United

Way’s continued support of Girl Scouting, we would not be able to provide as many programs,

services and activities for our girl members and adult volunteers. Thank You, United Way!


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Corporate Service Center

#4 Ginger Creek Parkway

Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Regional Service Center

4102 S. Water Tower Place

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Girl Scouts is for girls like US!

Start Your Girl Scout Journey Today...visit our website at:

www.gsofsi.org or Friend us on Facebook

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