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Local Girl Scouts Go Global

We are Girl Scout Seniors from Brookfield and LaGrange, and recently we discovered the value and self-satisfaction of helping others even if we have never met.  The four of us found this out first-hand when we went to Operation Care Package in Joliet.  The folks at OCP are dedicated volunteers on a mission to supply the comforts of home to military personnel on deployment.  We packed toiletries, candy and complete care packages to be sent to military personnel around the world in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.   Read More

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 | Permalink

I Never Stopped Being a Girl Scout

When my troop disbanded after fourth grade, I didn’t know it was an option to continue Girl Scouting independently of my troop. I “quit” Girl Scouts, and I thought that was it. To my own surprise, I came back into Girl Scouting this summer, when I became an intern at the Downtown Gathering Place. My friends were also surprised and asked me if I am even a Girl Scout. Read More

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2012 | Permalink

"The Week That Changed My Life"

 Camp CEO was only a week, but I learned more in that one week than I had in my fifteen years of learning.  Camp taught me to try new things and not to be afraid of being different, for it is those who are different that are successful in life.  I got to meet wonderful women who had accomplished so much in their lives and were willing to help me do the same.  But most of all, Camp CEO gave me new found confidence and leadership skills that I will take with me throughout my life.
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 | Permalink

Gold Award Ceremony Wows Recipient

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that you can receive as a Girl Scout. Being a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award is a tremendous accomplishment, but just working on the project itself, you feel a strong sense of completion because you know that all of your hard work is going to pay off. Me and my partner Katrina’s project was titled, “Just Like Me”. It is a documentary that will be shown to a variety of audiences that shows different families that have children and teens with special needs, and it gives personal interviews with not only the family members, but from the kids themselves. Read More

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012 | Permalink