Monday, December 1, 2014

GSSI Program Registration Updates: Fall 2014

Important Information -- The Registration Process Has Changed!

Register online using eBiz

Starting December 1, 2014 the preferred method for registering for council programs and trainings is online. eBiz is a great tool that allows volunteers and parents to purchase memberships online as well as sign up for GSSI programs and trainings!
Benefits to signing up using eBiz:

You can search for activities by Girl Scout grade level, event focus, date and geographic location.

eBiz listings contain the most up-to-date information on programs and trainings. If there have been any changes regarding date, location, time, etc., those changes will be reflected.

Programs and trainings added throughout the year will be reflected on eBiz.

Capacity information reflects the number of openings left for each event so you see immediately if there are enough spaces to accommodate an individual girl or multiple girls in your troop.
After completing the purchase online, you receive an e-mail confi rmation verifying your purchase.

 No need to complete paper forms!

IMPORTANT!  REGISTER EARLY! Nothing cancels a program quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! At some point, program staff must determine if an event has met the minimum
number of participants. Slow-filling events may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Registration Policies

Deadline means DEADLINE! eBiz operates on Eastern Time, so the deadline to register for events is 10:59:59 p.m. central time on the deadline date. Once the event cannot be purchased on eBiz, no more registrations will be accepted. Deadlines will be enforced. The time between the deadline and the day of the event is used to provide registrant numbers to collaborators, order and receive supplies and make other necessary preparations for a successful event.
In some cases, deadlines may be extended by GSSI

Events not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled.

GSSI cannot accept registrations for participants after the deadline or beyond the capacity.

In case of cancellation or event change, you will be notifi ed as soon as possible.
Refunds will be made up to the deadline date. After the deadline date, money will NOT be refunded unless GSSI cancels the event.

If a registrant cannot attend a program, another registered girl in the same grade level may take her place. Please notify the program registrar at of the change in advance. Provide the name of the person unable to attend and the name & complete address of the replacement. Only girls may be substituted for girls and adults may be substituted for adults.

Refunds will not be given out for girls who do not attend programs or trainings for which they are registered. GIRLS WHO DO NOT ATTEND A PROGRAM OR TRAINING WILL NOT RECEIVE MATERIALS, INCLUDING PATCHES OR AWARDS.

Register Using Paper Forms

The paper form reflects all the information we need to process each order. Registration staff may return incomplete forms to you for missing information.

 Forms received without payment will not be processed.

 Paper forms will be processed during council’s normal business hours. They are processed in the order they are received and as space allows. A completed online registration immediately holds the spot and may be purchased any time before the deadline.
The paper registration form may be found in the Forms & Library section of The form is fillable, so you can type directly into it. This section of the website contains all the forms related to membership registration, program registration, financial assistance, training registration, etc. If you are unable to locate the necessary forms, please contact us.
Submit your form along with payment in one of the following ways:

1. E-mail it to

2. Fax it to 618.692.0685

3. Mail or drop off:
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Corporate Service Center
#4 Ginger Creek Parkway
Glen Carbon, IL 62034

NOTE: All program information, plus additional information and necessary forms, can be found on our website: In addition, as new program opportunities arise, they will be added to our website, so please check it often!