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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Every girl has greatness inside her. Yet, she faces barriers she can't withstand alone: a lack of role models, unhealthy images of beauty, peer pressure to not stand out, and a mean-girl culture. -

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) provides each girl they serve with mentors to pave the way for her success! Currently, GSNI needs volunteers, ages 18 and older, to lead six-week Girl Scout troop opportunities for girls in grades K--5. Volunteers will be provided training and support materials focusing on one of three Girl Scout Journeys:

It's Your Story -- Self-esteem through the arts

It's Your World -- Community exploration

It's Your Planet -- Healthy planet, healthy girls

Troops are scheduled to begin the week of April 15. The date, time, and location of troop meetings are flexible to volunteer needs. Volunteers are especially needed in the towns of Bartlett, Streamwood, and Geneva. For more information in the Bartlett and Streamwood areas, please contact Lindsey Robertson at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7137, or For more information in the Geneva area, please contact Rebecca Gronke at 630-897-1565, Ext. 7181, or

About Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves nearly 18,000 girls and 5,500 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls in grades K through 12 are engaged in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Girls develop leadership potential by participating in age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them. Activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness provide girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, visit or call 1-800-242-5591.