Sunday, July 3, 2016

Around the Council: June 2016

36 Girl Scouts from Johnson and Pope Counties traveled to Savannah, Georgia where they visited the birthplace of founder Juliette Gordon Low, toured the city by trolley, and took dolphin and lighthouse tours on nearby Tybee Island. 

Waterloo Ambassador Troop #387 took a trip to New York City, where their toured local sights such as Central Park and spent some time getting to know sister Girl Scout Troop #5327 from Staten Island. 

Anna-Jonesboro Troop #8597 went horseback riding and then visited Cape Splash to cool down. 

GSSI STEM Program Manager Emily Stanley was interviewed by NASA Edge TV Show regarding GSSI’s participation in programming related to the 2017 solar eclipse. 

Girl Scouts were introduced on the field at a recent Southern Illinois Miners minor league baseball game! 

Staunton Troop #1075 took a trip to Washington D.C. Along with the other local attractions, they visited the portrait of Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon Low at the National Portrait Gallery. 

Ambassador Troop #248 from Belleville went on an adventure in Kansas City. 30 Girl Scouts participated in a recent “Going for Gold Weekend”, a workshop that helps girls prepare to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award by completing a Journey book and doing training sessions. Another “Going for Gold” Weekend is being held this fall - watch our online program calendar! 

Daisy Troop #8597 from Mt. Vernon had fun at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Troop #431 from Freeburg worked out their ninja skills at the Girl Scout Ninja Warrior program. 

Maddie from Carlyle went canoeing for the first time during the World of Water program at Camp Butterfly. Madison County Troop #130 held a weekend troop camp with girls ranging from 2nd to 8th grades. Campers made camp buckets, camp towels and bandanas, as well as screen printed shirts. They also learned knife safety, practiced their archery skills and went hiking. 

Girl Scouts from Clinton County Troop #8447 went ziplining and kayaking at American Obstacle. 

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis visited GSSI’s Corporate Service Center on June 30 to make a donation of American and Illinois flags and to discuss upcoming GSSI initiatives, especially STEM programs. 

Girl Scouts Danielle Patton & Emily Hocking, both from Mt. Vernon, earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their efforts giving back to the community this year. 

Troop #370 from Edwardsville was featured on the website & Facebook Page of Spike Carlsen, a renowned author, carpenter and woodworker. The girls learned about measuring, cutting and staining while making their own nomad laptop desks using instructions from one of Carlsen’s guides.