Who We Are: Girl Scouts is the largest leadership development organization for girls age 5-17. A place where she can build community, try new things and take the lead. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success.
We are 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult members annually in 38 counties throughout central Illinois. Service to others is a hallmark of Girl Scouts, and central to our mission and vision.
They get the chance to do big things. Our program centers on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a variety of fun and challenging activities, like earning badges, selling cookies, going on exciting trips, exploring the outdoors, and doing community service projects. At Girl Scouts, girls get to lead their own adventure, and work with other girls to pick and choose exciting, hands-on activities to do. The idea is to learn by doing, and at Girl Scouts, you’ll do a lot:
- Discover. You’ll find out who you are, what you care about, and what your talents are.
- Connect. Collaborate with other people, locally and globally, to make a difference in the world.
- Take Action. Do something to make the world a better place.
With Girl Scouts, girls do more than they ever thought they could, dream bigger dreams than they ever imagined, and — oh, yeah — change the world. Bet you didn’t think rock climbing or selling cookies could help do all that, did you?
There are tons of ways to have fun and explore the world in Girl Scouts, including volunteering. Unleash her inner leader. As a volunteer, introduce girls to new experiences and help them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ to take the lead and change the world.
Be their cheerleader, guide and mentor, helping them develop crucial skills and confidence to launch them into a lifetime of leadership. Imagine the excitement, the memories made, and the impact—this is what a Girl Scout volunteer shares.
For more information visit GetYourGirlPower.org or call 888-623-1237.