Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's Make Good Go Viral on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history.  Families, communities, nonprofits and businesses will join together to celebrate the spirit of generosity and kick off the holiday season.  We invite our troops, volunteers, parents, friends and supporters to join this global movement in honor of human goodness.

Help good go viral by joining a global #unselfie campaign! 
Here's how it works: take a "selfie" that shows why you are giving this year.   Post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.  Don't forget the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #unselfie! 

Some templates to help you get started:
We'd love for you to your #unselfie with us!
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GSofSI or @GSofSI
Additional Ways To Get Involved:
  1. Perform a random act of kindness.  Pay it forward.  Do a good deed.
  2. Volunteer.  Your talents and time are valuable! 
  3. Give it your all!  Make a commitment to positive words and thoughts.  Smile! 
  4. Make a donation to a non-profit making a difference in the world.

Give the Gift of Girl Scouting, Help Her Change the World!

  • $25 can pay for a life vest for water safety at GSSI's camps
  • $50 can provide a sash/vest, badges and journey resource book to two girls
  • $75 can provide volunteer training materials, First Aid kits, or arts and crafts supplies
  • $100 can pay for Girl Scout Membership for 8 girls for one year
  • $500 lets you become a Juliette Gordon Low Society member and help fund girl program development, assist in camp maintenance and improvements and provide financial assistance  *multi year commitment

Friday, November 21, 2014

Danielle Hurley From Hardin Named Novemeber Pearl of the Month

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Danielle Hurley from Hardin has been named GSSI’s November Pearl of the Month. GSSI’s Pearl of the Month Award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that the approximately 14,000 Girl Scouts in southern Illinois benefit from a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Nominees must meet several criteria, including completion of all required training for his or her volunteer position as well as providing outstanding service to his or her Service Unit or the Council.
Danielle is a troop leader for 28 girls from Daisy through Junior Girl Scouts. Even though the girls are different levels, Danielle provides fun and challenging activities for each girl. In addition to working with her own troop, she coordinated a movie night at the community park to recruit more girls and planned a community
food drive. Even while living in a rural area, she takes advantage of the opportunities around her and makes sure that each girl gets a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has opportunities they may not otherwise have.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Service Projects at Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Camps

2015 Service Projects:

Camp Butterfly in Farmington, MO:
Stain Eagles Nest and Woody Glen cabins (spring 2015)
Power wash and stain Solar Showers (Fall 2015)

Camp Cedar Point in Makanda, IL:
Stain Showerhouses (summer 2015)
Picnic tables & benches built or donated/acquired (anytime)

Camp Chan Ya Ta in Worden, IL:
Power wash showerhouse & maintenance shed (spring 2015)
Create a kit for a tree trail and/or plant trail - map, signage,booklet (anytime)

Camp Torqua in Edwardsville, IL:
Stain Pumpkin Patch cabins and lodge (spring 2015)
Update the tree trail kit – map, signage, booklet (anytime)

Camp Wassatoga in Effingham, IL:
Stain Platform Tent frames (summer 2015)
2 picnic tables built or donated/acquired (anytime)

Camp Whispering Oaks: in Salem, IL:
Clean up brush around the pond (anytime)
Stain shelter (Fall 2015)
See More About GSSI's Camp Properties