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How Your Support Adds Up

Financial contributions provide vital funding for the council's operations, including support for volunteer training and girl program activities.

Your gift provides an opportunity for more than 69,500 girls in greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to discover their unique leadership skills, connect with others, and make a difference in their neighborhoods and communities. Girls learn to manage money; develop a passion for fitness; explore science, technology, engineering and math as a career path; and acquire a lifelong love of the environment.

Apart from the traditional troop model, the transformative Girl Scout Leadership Experience also extends to 1,600 girls in staff-led troops and 10,000 girls in underserved areas who participate in Girl-Scout programming through schools, community centers, and places of worship. Many members of traditional troops also receive financial assistance. Your support also makes this possible. 

For example:

A gift of $100 provides a girl with everything she needs for a year of Girl Scouting – membership dues, books, her uniform, and a program opportunity.

A gift of $300 covers a range of day and resident camp opportunities at one of our many beloved camps located throughout our region.

A gift of $500 gives 25 girls the opportunity to attend a STEM Saturdays (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) event.

A gift of $1,000 gives ten girls the opportunity to attend “It’s Your Future – Dream It!” day camp at Journey World, our innovative program center.

Join us in making a promise to girls:

Every girl in this generation will reach her fullest potential.

Wherever she lives.

Whatever challenges face her.

However great the journey to what she can become.