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Girl Scouts and NiSource Introduce Girls to STEM

About 100 Girl Scouts in second through sixth grades spent part of Monday, Feb. 18 tackling an assignment (

"My Little CEO"

Read about one mother's experience ( watching her "little CEOs" flourish through the Girl Scout Cookie program...

Feb. 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Day

GSUSA has declared Feb. 8 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day in order to raise awareness for the Girl Scout Cookie program. Take part in online festivities (

Girl Scouts Promote Recycling in Chicago

About 70 Girl Scouts from Chicago's Portage Park and Jefferson Park neighborhoods turned a photo session with Mayor Rahm Emanuel into an opportunity to make their case for more neighborhood recycl..

Naperville Daisies Donate to Dog Shelter

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 51695 donated funds ( raised through a troop project to a Tennessee-bas..

The Impact of Selling Girl Scout Cookies

Chicago Girl Scout Olivia Ottenfeld recently wrote a blog for Huff Post Teen ( about her experiences selling..

A Taste of Success

Two Naperville, Ill., Girl Scouts and CEO Maria Wynne sat down with Naperville 17 News ( to discuss the Girl Scout Cookie program...

CEO Maria Wynne Pens Article

Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana recently sat down to explain the many successes of Girl Gcouts Alumnae in "Why 80% of Female Entrepreneurs Were Once Girl S..

One of 'Chicago's Coolest Offices 2012'

The Chicago Gathering Place was named one of "Chicago's Coolest Offices 2012 (" by Crain..

Reality TV Study Used Locally

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana's use of the Girl Scout Research Institute's "Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV" study was featured on the GSUSA blog (http://blog.girlscouts.or..

Girl Scouts Update Recipe for Cookie Box

The New York Times ( featured an article about the refreshed Girl Scout cookie boxes. The n..

CEO Honored by North Central College

Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, was recently honored a 2012 Outstanding Alumni by North Central College. Congratulations to Ms. Wynne on all of her a..

Local Teens Featured in Justine Magazine

Twin sisters Nina and Grace were named the 2012 R.E.A.L. Girl winners by Justine Magazine. "Real, Energetic, Aspirational Leader[s]" Check out what Justine (

Today's Chicago Woman: What It Takes To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Check out this awesome blog ( from Christine Garcia at Today’s Chicago Woman, as she recaps our 2012 Cookie Kickoff and to..

Press Release: Alumnae Call to contribute to Highland Park Community Exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC Cindy Lieb 847-607-9559 asuffrinpr@gmail.comcentury. Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts Planned Call ..

Teen Girl Scout Authors Chicago Defender Column

Kierra, one of six teen Girl Scouts currently serving as representatives to our council board of directors, wrote an article about Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary that appears in the Chicago Def..

Girl Scouts Talk About Gold Award on WGN TV

Congrats to the girls from Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 30570 from Valparaiso for appearing on WGN TV's Morning Show today to play "Know Your Girl Scouts" trivia with anchors Larry Potash, Robin Ba..

Girl Scout Lego Robotics Competitions

We're excited to announce that two of our teams have advanced to the LEGO Robotics state finals. Congrats are in order for the Southside Divas and the Lockport Lego Legends! These two teams used t..

Local Team Advances to Lego Robotics State Competition

A series of regional Lego Robotics competitions taking place this month have produced several local champions, including the Southside Divas, a returning team of Girl Scouts and their mentors, who..

GSUSA Declares 2012 the Year of the Girl

CEO Anna Maria Chávez Announces Girl Scouts Plans to Start Transforming American Leadership During the Iconic Organization’s 100th Anniversary NEW YORK, N.Y. — In a move de..

Donor Presents Contribution to Girl Scouts

Allen Fore, Director-Community Relations for Kinder Morgan, visited the new Downtown Gathering Place at 20 S. Clark in Chicago to present his organization’s $3,000 contribution to support Gi..

Maria Wynne honored by TCW Magazine

Our CEO, Maria Wynne, was recently recognized by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine as one of "100 Women Making a Difference". Click here ( ..

Sun-Times Spotlights Journey World

The following article ran in the Saturday, June 4, 2011, edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. View the story online (

Persuading girls to count math among their interests

Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana commented on the important of math and science for girls in the following story that went live on today...

CEO Honored as Executive of the Year

2011 PRSA CHICAGO SKYLINE AWARDS TO HONOR BEST IN PUBLIC RELATIONS GSGCNWI CEO to be Honored as Executive of the Year CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 – The Public Relations Society..

Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland

ROLAND CORPORATION U.S. AND GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA GIRL SCOUTS ROCK! INITIATIVE in CHICAGO MAY 14! Special Disney Star Performance and Workshop Empowers Girls Through Music Roland Corporation U...

Girl Scouts Lead Mock Trial as Attorneys, Jurors

Girl Scouts partnered with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women to pilot Project Law Track, a program for girls in 6th grade and older who would like to learn more about careers in the l..

Tornado Relief

From Girl Scouts of the USA, May 2011: The losses of life and property most recently in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi and in many parts of the Midwest have been catastrophic &n..

2011 Leadership and Innovation Awards

2011 Tribute to Achievement Event Honors Leadership and Innovation Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana honored civic and corporate leaders during its annual signature event on Ma..

Girl Scouts of the USA Announces Support for Japan

FROM: Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA DATE: March 16, 2011 We are devastated by the catastrophe in Japan and, on a personal level, are deeply concerned about our sist..

Girl Scouts Put Their Heart on Display

Girl Scouts Put Their Heart on Display on North Michicago Avenue! Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is sharing its heart with everyone in the greater Chicago area! ..

Girls Don't Dumb Yourselves Down in Social Media

Featured in the Chicago Tribune – 11.12.2010 Ashley Gonzalez, 16, won't reveal her politics or social values on her Facebook page. She doesn't want to be judged by "friends" who don't kn..

GS Honors Volunteers

Girl Scouts Honor Volunteers for Years of Service, Outstanding Dedication More than 4,303 Girl Scout volunteers from all areas received recognition from Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwes..

Smart Cookies Recap

Five Women Honored as Smart Cookies Girl Scouts has been in the business of investing in Smart Cookies for nearly 100 years. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northw..

Forever Green Festival

Despite the threat of rain, more than 1,200 girls and their families converged on Allstate Arena to take part in the first-ever Girl Scouts Forever Green Festival on June 5, 2010, by actively engaging..

Two Young Women Receive Honors from The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana announces that two young women from the council received scholarships in 2010 from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation to further their..

Council Receives Inaugural ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana received the very first ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award for its unwavering innovative spirit and laser-..