Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Turns Five!

I would like to invite all our members to join me in celebrating our five year anniversary! Just five short years ago our two legacy councils merged to form the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.  Five years in the lifetime of a dynamic, 112 year old movement like the Girl Scouts does not sound like much - but what an extraordinary five years it has been!

Thanks to our amazing members, we are now one seamless, united council serving 14,000 girls and 4,500 adult volunteers. Thanks to our volunteers, we can provide challenging programs that meet the needs of all our girls - from Robotics and other STEM programs to leadership opportunities that challenge our girls to push boundaries and excel - while still having fun.

It is always gratifying to look back and reflect on what we have achieved, and so exciting to look forward to what is yet to come. Over the next year, together with our dedicated volunteers, we will expand our Outdoor Experiences programs with a goal of putting "outing" back into Girl Scouting!

Our council's commitment to you - we will continue to listen to what our girls and volunteers want and strive to be responsive and relevant, strive to be a resource and a support, strive to be the best we can be, so TOGETHER, we can build girls of courage, confidence and character!

On behalf of our staff and Board, I would like to thank you for a wonderful five years and we look forward to celebrating more milestones with you!

Yours in Girl Scouting,