Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Representatives Discuss Leadership Programming with Congressman Shimkus

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois representatives met with Congressman John Shimkus Tuesday morning at his Maryville Office to provide an update on Girl Scouting and seek his support of the Child Protect Act.

During the meeting, the Girl Scouts also shared with the Congressman various girl programs that are helping to build leaders for America. These girl programs included, Be A Friend First (anti-bullying), healthy living, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).

Pictured: (from left) Linda Manley, GSSI Board of Director vice chair; Congressman John Shimkus, 15th District of Illinois; Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer; and Emily Stanley, GSSI STEM Manager

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' "Project Thank You" Shows Support to U.S. Military

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' Nut, Candy & Magazine (NCM) Program helps troops raise funds for special activities, trips and community service projects.  It also allows girls to get hands-on experience in valuable skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
GSSI's NCM Program runs from Sept. 20-Oct. 11.  Along with raising funds and developing lifelong skills and confidence, GSSI Girl Scouts are also reaching out to military members though the program.  Through “Project Thank You” Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will deliver donated Girl Scout honey roasted peanuts to thank service members who serve our country. 
Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate in this program by asking each of their customers if they would like to donate $5 (Honey Roasted Peanuts cost) to our “Project Thank you” program.  If a customer would like to donate a can of nuts, girls will collect the payment and mark their order card with the donation.   GSSI will then ensure that the gifts are received by U.S. service members as a token of appreciation from their friends and neighbors in southern Illinois.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GSSI's 2015 Annual Meeting & All That Glitters Scheduled

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' 2015 Annual Meeting and All That Glitters Award Ceremony will be March 28 at Rend Lake Resort in Whittington, IL.

Special rate hotel rooms are available now!  Hotel has singles, two queens and king bed options.  All rooms are available for $75 a night.  When booking a room, reference Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois or Group Block #4169.

Rend Lake Resort: 11712 East Windy Lane, Whittington, IL 62897
Phone: 618.629.2111

More information will be announced as available.