Giving Back: Girl Scouts

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Its not yet time for the cookie sales, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to help one organization. Learn how you can help your local girl scout troop in today’s Giving Back.

It’s back-to-school time and that means Girl Scout recruitment time! Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves over 20,000 girls and volunteers across 38 counties, over 600 volunteers specifically in greater Champaign area. Most volunteers serve as troop leaders; yet, each year we have more girls who wish to be scouts than volunteers to lead them. We also need volunteers to assist with program events as well as outreach in schools and social agencies, directly impacting girls. During camp season June-August, we also need volunteers to lead girls at Camp Kiwanis. Volunteers also can make a difference assisting with maintenance of Camp Kiwanis in Mahomet, entering survey data to measure outcomes, becoming a board member and so forth. The more volunteers we have to help, the more girls we can build of courage, confidence and character.


1. What does a girl and her family need to do in order to join Girl Scouts?

Visit to fill out an interest form and find more information on all of the adventures that await.

2. Are there any new badges for girls to earn?

Yes, there are 30 new badges, including environmental stewardship, robotics, college knowledge, cybersecurity, space science, and mechanical engineering.

3. Is there a volunteer process for adults?

Yes, start by visiting our website at or calling our Customer Care toll-free at 888-623-1237. Then complete a background check when working directly with girls.

4. What is the time commitment involved?

The time commitment varies, but really as much as one is able to give.

5. Does GSCI look for particular qualifications?

We look for those who want to help introduce girls to new experiences and show them they are capable of more than they ever imagined.

6. What are the benefits?

Be the role model she will always remember.


Troop leader recruitment and training are ongoing; program events, series and data entry are ongoing; Cookie Crew delivery starts again February-March, 2019; summer camp returns June –August 2019. Find more information at

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