Wednesday, April 30, 2014

GSSI Day Camp Deadlines Approaching! Register Now!


Becoming a Well-Rounded Girl Scout
June 9-12, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, IL
Deadline: May 8

Artful Antics
June 9-13, 2014
Camp Chan Ya Ta, Worden, IL
Deadline: May 23; $10 late fee is past deadline

Camp Survivor II
June 9-13, 2014
American Legion Post 58, Freedom Farm, Freeburg, IL
Deadline: May 17; $10 late fee if past deadline

Muggles, Magic & Mayhem
June 9-13, 2014
Highland Silver Lake, Highland, IL
Deadline: May 2

Arts in the Park
June 16-20, 2014
Fox Ridge State Park, Charleston, IL
Deadline: May 15; $10 late fee if received between May 16-June 1)

Camp Wassatoga’s Dude Ranch! (for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors)
June 16-20, 2014
Camp Wassatoga, Effingham, IL
Deadline: May 5

Girl Scouts Reconnect with Nature! II
June 16-20, 2014
Camp Chan Ya Ta, Worden, IL
Deadline: May 23

Once Upon a Time, Chapter 2
June 16-20, 2014
Horner Park, Lebanon, IL
Deadline: May 26

Fort Massac Day Camp
June 18-20, 2014
Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL
Deadline: June 1

Around the World in Eighty Days
June 23-27, 2014
Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL
Deadline: May 10

Camp Wassatoga’s Dude Ranch! (for Daisies, Brownies & Juniors)
June 23-27, 2014
Camp Wassatoga, Effingham, IL
Deadline: May 5

Once Upon a Time in Dupo
June 23-27, 2014
Dupo Park, Dupo, IL
Deadline: May 15

Surf’s Up
June 23-27, 2014
Camp Vandeventer, Waterloo, IL
Deadline: May 19

Mom and Me Craft Camp
June 26-28, 2014
Mt. Vernon Little House, Mt. Vernon, IL
Deadline June 1

 Artistic Adventure
July 14-18, 2014
Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL
Deadline: May 15

STEM Explosions 2: Camp CSI
July 21-25, 2014
Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL
Deadline: June 23

A Mini STEM Explosion!
July 24-25, 2014
Camp Torqua, Edwardsville, IL
Deadline: June 23

Skills & Thrills
August 1-3, 2014
Randolph County Conservation Area, Chester, IL
Deadline: July 1


GSSI Council Shop Update - May 2014

New Merchandise!
It’s Award Season - Get Your Badges, Awards and Pins!
From Legacy Awards to Journey Awards, Skill-Building Awards and more, visit GSSI’s Council Retail Shops or shop online for all of your badges, awards and pins!  Go To Awards
Get Your Starter Kits Now!
Starter Kits are perfect for bridging… Purchase a uniform component (sash, tunic or vest including insignia), a Journey book or a Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and receive a free Girl Scout Canvas Drawstring Bag in choice of pink or green!!  Prices and requirements for kits will vary based upon the uniform component and book purchased and in-store specials.  See Starter Kits

GSSI Council Shop Hours:

GSSI Council Shops will be open from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on May 3, 2014

Council Shop Extended (Saturday) Hours will be suspended during the summer months and will resume in September.

PLEASE NOTE: Council Retail Shops will be closed August 6-7, 2014 for annual inventory.

Upcoming Shop Specials:
“It’s a Clearance Event” -- All marked clearance and sale items will be an additional 50% off during the entire month of May!

MAY Journey of the Month

Girl Scout Senior: Sow What?
Receive $1 off the featured Journey book and $1 off the accompanying award when both are purchased.

GSSI’s Online Shop:
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Free Standard Shipping for orders of $50 or more, May 4 - 10.
Shop Online Now!

GSSI Council Shop Contact Information:
Corporate Service Center: Beth Ross: 618.692.0692, ext. 1129 • e-mail:
Regional Service Center: Brenda Halbin: 618.242.5079, ext. 2103 • e-mail:

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Receives $72,000 Imagine Your STEM Future Grant from Girl Scouts of the USA and AT&T

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) has 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 School District. The grant is part of a partnership between GSUSA and AT&T through a program called Imagine Your STEM Future.

Imagine girls in careers that foster creativity, action, a good income, and opportunities to change the world for the better. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills can get girls there! As a long-time supporter of Girl Scouts, AT&T’s Imagine Your STEM Future is a four-part series designed to increase girls’ interest in STEM careers and inspire them to become leaders through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

“We are thrilled to receive this Imagine Your STEM Future grant from GSUSA and AT&T,” said Micah Bolandis, Director of Mission Delivery. “Today’s girls need programming that will introduce them to a variety of career options in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. 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 1,728 girls participated in a STEM program in the past year,” Bolandis added.

Through the Imagine Your STEM Future grant, Girl Scouts and AT&T have united to advance underserved high school girls in science and engineering. As minority students and women are gravitating away from science and engineering toward other professions, and employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields are increasing at a faster pace than in non-STEM fields, educational experts say the U.S. must increase proficiency and interest in these areas to compete in the global economy. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA and AT&T are addressing this issue with a $1 million AT&T Aspire contribution to spark interest in STEM in underserved high school girls across the country.

Experts say the country's need for a world-leading STEM workforce will continue to grow. Recent research from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce predicts 2.8 million STEM job openings as of 2018, including 1.2 million net new jobs and an additional 1.6 million replacement openings.

“Girl Scouts has a long history of encouraging girls to participate in STEM. The first STEM badges – the electrician badge and the flyer badge – were introduced in 1913. GSSI’s goal is to build and reinforce girls’ interest in STEM, to support their continued involvement as they reach critical decision-making points and to achieve parity in these fields,” Bolandis said.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New Prizes Added to Thin Mint Sprint!

 There are even more special prizes for GSSI's Thin Mint Sprint 5K Trail Run & 5K Obstacle Course on June 7 at Camp Chan Ya Ta in Worden! Register Now:

Overall male and female obstacle course winners win a free pair of Inov-8 running shoes courtesy of RunWell

Overall male and female trail run winners win a free Garmin GPS watch courtesy of The Cyclery and Fitness Center

Prizes for the winners in each age group will include either Camelbak water bottles courtesy of The Cyclery, gift certificates for Road ID or gift certificates to First to the Finish

Heather Barclay of Thompsonville Honored as GSSI's April Pearl of the Month

Heather Barclay of Thompsonville has been named GSSI’s April Pearl of the Month. The 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.

 Heather has been a volunteer for seven years since her daughter started as a Daisy. She has continued to take on more responsibility becoming a co-leader. Heather is always working to come up with new ideas to help the girls earn badges.

She is also the Cookie Chair and Fall Product Manager for the troop. Despite personal and family commitments, she never misses a meeting and already has plans to keep the girls engaged over the summer.

Friday, April 25, 2014

GSSI Donates Girl Scout Cookies to American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region

The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is pleased to accept a donation of more than 4,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies that will be distributed to Red Cross clients affected by disasters in Southern Illinois.
The Gift of Caring program allows Girl Scout customers who do not want cookies for themselves or have a limited need to give to others while supporting Girl Scouting.

Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, Red Cross volunteers respond to small and large disasters, including an average of three house fires per day. They provide displaced residents with basic emergency needs such as a safe and warm place to stay, provisions for food and clothing, and emotional support. Volunteers will distribute the cookies to Red Cross clients in Southern Illinois in the coming months.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region are both member agencys of United Way.

For information about the Red Cross, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit

Monday, April 21, 2014

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Elects Board of Directors

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) held its 5th Annual Meeting on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.  During the meeting, approximately 300 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; Jay Strobel, GSSI Chief Communications Officer and Micah Bolandis, GSSI Director of Mission Delivery.

Along with the Officers, Directors-at-Large and Board Development Committee Members that were elected at the Annual Meeting, GSSI named the two girls that were selected to serve as Girl Ex-Officio Board Members.  Helena M. Frisbie-Firsching from Dorsey and Lydia Fulton from Worden will serve as Girl Members on GSSI’s Board of Directors

In addition, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognized top Girl Scout volunteers which are the heart of Girl Scouting.    GSSI’s 4,800 Girl Scout volunteers play an instrumental role in providing leadership programming and opportunities for more than 14,000 girls in southern Illinois.  The theme for this year’s GSSI 5th Annual Meeting was I Can’t Wait To which is part of a national Girl Scout campaign launched to highlight the fun, excitement and anticipation girls feel when they join or participate in 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 Appoo.  “We are honored to elect these new Board Members and recognize our exceptional volunteers as they are the driving force behind carrying out GSSI’s mission of building leaders for America.  Working together with our volunteers, we are providing important and valuable programs and experience for girls who will make the world a better place for everyone,” Appoo added.  

GSSI's Board Members serve on staggered terms, so the whole Board was not re-elected this year. The list of all GSSI Board Members is as follows: 

GSSI's Board of Directors


Dixie Travelstead, DuQuoin - Board Chair
Sharon Mayo, Robinson - 1st Vice Chair
Linda Manley, Highland -  2nd Vice Chair
Angie Zahn, Trenton  - Secretary
Phil Climaco, Belleville - Treasurer

Members at Large: 

Sarah Anderson, Mt. Vernon 
Susan Bowman, Highland
Jane Childers, Carbondale
Ellar Duff, Alton
Sandra Evans, Alto Pass
Julie Furst-Bowe, Edwardsville
Bishop Albert Ingram, Jr., Harrisburg
Candis Isberner, Carbondale
Teresa Katubig, Marion
John McCracken, Edwardsville
Julie Reed, Edwardsville

Ex-Officio Girl Members: 

Lydia Fulton, Worden
Helena Frisbie-Firching, Dorsey

Board Committees: 

Board Development Committee: 
Candis Isberner, Bishop Albert Ingram, Jr., Ruthie Alexander, 
Kim Mills, Sandra Evans, Lisa Smith

Finance Committee:
Linda Manley, Teresa Katubig, Angie Zahn, John McCracken, Angela Boyd, Sarah Anderson
Susan Bowman, Phil Climaco, Dixie Travelstead

Audit Committee:
Julie Furst-Bowe, Ellar Duff, Ruthie Alexander, Jeffrey Speith, Phil Climaco, Dixie Travelstead

Fund Development Committee:
Candis Isberner, Sandra Evans, Linda Manley, Julie Reed, Angela Boyd, Dixie Travelstead

Friday, April 18, 2014

GSSI Gearing Up for Camp Season

It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to start preparing for camp season!  This summer, GSSI is offering 20 Day Camps and 26 Resident Camp sessions with a variety of fun themes.  

Resident Camp Registration Ends April 29! 

Day Camps Are Filling Up Quickly!

Volunteers are needed to help make GSSI Summer Camp programs a success!  Put a little sun in your summer by volunteering with Girl Scouts!  Call 800.345.6858 for more information. 

Six GSSI Girl Scouts Earn the Trifecta Award

(Left to Right -Back) GSSI Board Chair Dixie Travelstead, Cheyenne Chalkus,
Meredith Layfield, Marissa Schatz (Left to Right, front) Casey Blankenship, Hannah Pavlisin
The Girl Scout Trifecta Award recognizes GSSI Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Following are the 2013 GSSI Trifecta Award recipients:

Casey Blankenship Troop #8106, Carterville
Cheyenne Chalkus Troop #8587, Salem
Taylor Koonce Troop #573, Dupo
Meredith Layfield Troop #296, O’Fallon
Hannah Pavlisin Troop #915, Lebanon
Marissa Schatz Troop #162, Scott Air Force Base

Learn more about Girl Scout Awards!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Win Free Camping at Thin Mint Sprint!

Win TWO FREE NIGHTS at camp while participating in Thin Mint Sprint! 

GSSI is calling all troops to come get active during our Thin Mint Sprint being held Saturday, June 7 at Camp Chan Ya Ta in Worden. GSSI is offering a timed 5K Trail Run, timed 5K Obstacle Course and a Fun 5K* Obstacle (untimed).

We are holding a Spirit Contest for troops to participate. Sign up for the event (any of the three) and attend with your troop showing your team spirit in whatever way you want! Wear Girl Scout Green, dress in a team theme, or show your Girl Scout spirit in your own unique way. We will award 1st and 2nd place prizes to the troops displaying the best Team Spirit. Prizes will be TWO FREE nights of camping at a GSSI campground. Click for informatioor call 800.345.6858.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

GSSI Botball Team From O'Fallon Awarded at Regional Tournament

On April 12, GSSI teams from O’Fallon, Troy and Germantown participated in the St. Louis Regional Botball Tournament at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  While GSSI teams did not place in competition, the O’Fallon squad did receive the “Team Spirit” and “Spirit in the Face of Adversity” Judges’ Choice awards.   

Thank you to the following teams for all of their hard work and enthusiasm representing GSSI during this year's Botball season:

Coach Michelle Sparks and team members from O'Fallon and Granite City
Coach Sara Tipton and team members from Troy
Debra Beckmann and team members from Germantown

Friday, April 11, 2014

Girl Scout Product Program Top Sellers Honored at All That Glitters

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognized its Girl Scout Product Program Top Sellers for the 2013-14 Girl Scout Year during the All that Glitters Award ceremony on April 5 at Hilton Garden Inn's Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon.  Awardees were:

2013 Nut, Candy & Magazine (NCM) Program:

Emily Jones
Troop #1247
Granite City

Maureen Corbell
Troop #8995
*not in attendance

2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program:

Hannah McQuay
Troop #235

Marguerite Kerr
Troop #143
Granite City

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Addison Liefer Presented with GSUSA Medal of Honor

Addison Liefer from Red Bud received Girl Scouts of the USA’s Medal of Honor at Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' All That Glitters ceremony on April 5 at Hilton Garden Inn's Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon.  The prestigious lifesaving award was granted to her by the national Girl Scout organization for her lifesaving actions during a house fire this summer.  Upon discovering the car in her grandmother’s garage was in flames, Addison, age 9, immediately informed her grandmother of the emergency and then moved her 2-year old sister and 5-month old brother to safety.

The fire spread rapidly on the windy day, quickly reaching the gas tanks of the two cars in the garage, which exploded suddenly.  Because the house was in a rural area of Red Bud, it took firefighters some time to arrive and since there was not access to a fire hydrant nearby, they had to return to town several times for more water.  Ultimately, the house could not be saved, but everyone inside was unharmed thanks to Addison’s quick actions.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will present Addison with the Medal of Honor at their All That Glitters awards ceremony on April 5 at Hilton Garden Inn’s Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. 

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.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dalaney Plott and Shelby Wratchford Named GSSI's 2014 Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts

(left to right): GSSI Board Chair Dixie Travelstead,
Shelby Wratchford, Dalaney Plott

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Dalaney Plott from Anna, Illinois and Shelby Wratchford from Fults, Illinois have been selected as its 2014 Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Scholarship winners.  The girls were recognized April 5 at GSSI’s annual All That Glitters Ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.    In addition to earning this prestigious award, each girl receives a $500 scholarship for the college or university she will attend this fall. 

Dalaney is the daughter of Juanita and Billie Plott from Anna.  She is a member of Troop #8542 and has been a Girl Scout for 13 years.  She has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award for girls in Girl Scouting and recognizes leadership, effort, and impact that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors have on their community.  Only about 6% of Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award.  Currently, Dalaney attends Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University upon graduation where she will pursue a bachelors degree in History. 

“Girl Scouting is an extraordinary way of life,” said Plott.  “Girl Scouts provided me with incredible opportunities to discover more about myself, establish leadership skills, and give back to my community.”  As part of her Girl Scout community service, Dalaney helped plan and implement a Homework Pals Tutoring Program in 2013 which helps younger students with their homework by providing them a high school tutor.  


Shelby is the daughter of Jamie and Phillip Wratchford from Fults and has been a Girl Scout for 13 years.  She currently attends University of Missouri “MU High” and wants to attend college to pursue a degree in Art Conservation.  Shelby earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award in 2007 and is currently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award. 

“The most memorable part of Girl Scouting has been the opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally,” Wratchford said.  “I attended a Camporee in Wisconsin and most recently spent 10 amazing days in Paris, France as part of the Girl Scout’s Destination Program.”  Shelby added that she has also learned leadership skills in Girl Scouting and believes the best leaders lead by example with kindness, patience and sincerity.

“We are so pleased to honor Dalaney and Shelby with our Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts Scholarship,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer.  “Both of these exceptional young women have done amazing things in their Girl Scout journey and have been very active in providing community service to people in their communities.  They both are great examples of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ mission of Building Leaders for America,” Appoo added. 

The Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Scholarships are funded from proceeds from the annual Brownie Haunted Camp, which is planned, organized and conducted by Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois older Girl Scouts.   The Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Scholarships are a great example of girls working together to make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Silver Award Recipients Honored at All That Glitters

See 2013-2014 Girl Scout Silver Award Recipients: 

Baldwin:  Mariah Surdyk 
Beckemeyer:  Samantha Hofer
Belleville: Amy Bertlesman, Kaitlynn Borik, Jill Ann Buettner, Morgan Fleshren, Amanda Kaltwasser, Clarissa Pavao, Caitlyn Peters, Brittanie Rice, DJ Spillan, Caroline Stewart,
Bluford:  Brenna Collins
Breese: Lyric Ailshire, Maddyson Athmer, Katelyn Elias, Samantha Hofer, Elaina Johnson, Emily Ripperda,
Brighton: Kimberly Behrends, Abigael Westerman
Carbondale: Athena Wrenn
Charleston: Makiah Koonce, Hallie Sims
Columbia: Makenzie Fulton, Morgan Hutchinson, Katelyn Jonak, Madison Schumacher, Peyton Schmidt, Kelsey Weatherford,
Dorsey: Helena Frisbie-Firching
Edwardsville: Riley Kloostra, Winter Tolly
Germantown: Jessica Jansen, Molly Nordhaus, Hannah Timmerman
Granite City: Kaitlin Koenig, Kirsten Koenig, Dakota Smallie
Greenup: Rachel Due
Highland: Elizabeth Arend, Lillie Budwell, Johannah Comish, Katherine McGlasson, Shannon Miller
Hoyleton: Jamilyn Martin, Maggie Stegman
Millstadt: Nicole Jones
Moro: Abigail Kohlberg
Mt. Carmel: McKinnon Anderson, Kelsey Phelps, Kathryn Summers
O’Fallon: Elizabeth Boehning, Kelsee Blakeslee, Katherine Buchanan, Mia Laing, Kira Mantz,  Sofie Mohd-Suhaimi, Jordyn Thompson, Leah Walton,
Opdyke: Rebekah Cramer
Piasa: Madelynn Clevenger
Scott Air Force Base: Laine Hopkins, Saran Khalid-Manning, Joi Perry
Swansea: Megan Zaiz
Teutopolis: Taylor Hartke
Troy: Marlaina Snow
Vandalia: Catti Hoffman, Tabitha Powell, Jordyn Terry
Waterloo: Adrianna Whelan

Worden: Emily Dickerson

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GSSI Council Shop Update - April 2014

Celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, and Girl Scout Volunteer Day, April 22, with Great Volunteer Merchandise! 

Honor Girl Scouts’ Highest Accomplishments! 

Earning Girl Scout Awards is a huge accomplishment! We Have Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scout Silver Award and Girl Scout Bronze Award Recipient Gift Ideas!  See gifts now.

Visit GSSI’s Mobile Shop on April 5 at
Annual Meeting/All That Glitters:

Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, IL – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Shop specials include:
Free gift at $25 purchase level – Girl Scouts Reusuable Tote Bag
Free gift at $50 purchase level – GSSI Tumbler
Free gift at $75 purchase level – GSSI T-Shirt
Free gift at $100 purchase level – Girl Scouts Trefoil Umbrella

“Clearance Corner” - 50% off all clearance merchandise
Girl Scout Award Gifts
Special Markdowns
…and much more!!!

PLUS…You can visit the Mobile Shop even if you’re not attending Annual Meeting/All That Glitters. Feel free to stop in anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Not sure we will have the merchandise you’d like to purchase at this Mobile Shop? Place an order with the Shop Manager, and pick it up at the event!

Interested in running a Mobile Shop at your local service unit or regional event? Contact Carolyn Brooks, 618.692.0692, ext. 1141, to schedule or for more details.

GSSI Council Shops will be open from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

April 12, 2014
May 3, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Council Service Centers and Retail Shops will be closed on Thursday, April 24 for an All-Staff Meeting.

Upcoming In-Store Shop Specials:

April 6-12 – – In honor of National Volunteer Week, receive 10% off all in-stock gift items including all in-stock apparel (excludes book sets, GSUSA uniforms, uniform components and insignia.)

APRIL Journey of the Month

Girl Scout Daisy: Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Receive $1 off the featured Journey book and $1 off the accompanying award when both are purchased.

GSSI Council Shop Contact Information:
Corporate Service Center: Beth Ross: 618.692.0692, ext. 1129 • e-mail:
Regional Service Center: Linda Quinn: 618.242.5079, ext. 2115 • e-mail:

2014 Bling Your Booth/CookieMobile Contest Winners

Voting for our Bling Your Booth/CookieMobile Contest ended March 31. Congratulations to Troop #235 and Troop #303 for winning $50 gift cards to GSSI Council Shops!  We appreciate all of the hard work that our girls, volunteers and parents put into making the Girl Scout Cookie program a success.  Thank you to everyone who voted and shared their support of Girl Scouting in Southern Illinois!  See Photos