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posted: 4/15/2013 7:56 AM

Sage Y teams up with Girl Scouts for new program

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Submitted by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Local girls in kindergarten through fifth grade now have the opportunity to try a variety of fun activities from the Girl Scout Journey books and learn about three important keys to leadership through a partnership between Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and Sage YMCA.

The new program will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 18-June 6, at Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago, 701 Manor Road in Crystal Lake. Fee is $28 for currently registered Girl Scouts; $40 for nonregistered Girl Scouts and includes Girl Scout membership.

Girls will learn how to "Discover, Connect, and Take Action!" All activities will be age-appropriate and all girls will receive their own Girl Scout Journey book. This program is partially funded through the generosity of the McHenry County Community Foundation.

For information, contact Claudia Bethke at (847) 741-5521, ext. 7133, or

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 kindergarten to 12th grade 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 information, visit or call (800) 242-5591.