Who We Are
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana launched on July 1, 2008, after seven independent local councils merged as part of a national strategy focused on transforming the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
We are the largest Girl Scout council in the country, impacting the lives of nearly 84,000 girl members and 24,000 adult volunteers who reside in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter).
Girl Scout Gathering Places and program facilities located throughout the council's jurisdiction offer community-based girl program activities, training, Girl Scout shops, and access to a variety of support services for volunteers.
View our staff contact list.
Our website is organized into the following navigations:
Board of directors
Girl Scout Gathering Place locations
Girl Scout Info:
Basics about Girl Scouting and our leadership program for girls
Access to interesting activities and events
Direct links to register for activities online
World's Strongest Girl microsite for girls
Become a new volunteer
Make a financial gift
Find everything a current volunteer needs - forms, resources, publications, trainings, safety guidelines
Where to buy cookies from girls
Resources for volunteers and girls to support the cookie program
24-hour online purchasing of resources, badges, fun items, clothing and much more
Click below to view our Annual Report
Girl Scout Statements: faith-based, social and political issues
The Girl Scout Movement is a secular, values-based organization founded on democratic principles, including freedom of religion. We do not attempt to dictate the form or style of a member's worship. We believe faith is a private matter for girls and their families to address.
The Girl Scout organization does not endorse or promote any particular philosophy or religious belief and allows flexibility when girls say the Girl Scout Promise.
The Girl Scout organization, including local councils, does NOT take a position on abortion or birth control. Our membership is a cross-section of America with regard to opinions on religious and social issues and practices. We believe these matters are best decided by girls and their families.
The Girl Scout national organization does NOT have any national collaboration or relationship with Planned Parenthood, nor do we provide any financial support to this organization. We believe health and sexuality are private matters for girls and their families.
Girl Scouting believes in building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
We celebrate each girl’s commitment to her own religion, and support her and her family as she embraces that by earning the religious recognitions available for girls. Our Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting contains a religious award called “My Promise, My Faith” that encourages girls to keep their connections between their faith community and the important values outlined in the lines of the Girl Scout Law.