Summer — Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
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Join Girl Scouts and Have Fun All Summer Long!

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  • Just because school is out doesn't mean you can't become a Girl Scout! 

    For a Limited Time Only: Join for only $35! For one low fee, you'll get to have fun with us with over a year of membership!

    Read below about the many fun programs and events girls of all ages can take part in—with or without a troop! Below are a few highlighted programs, or you can view all of the summer programs for your age group!

 Have a Sleepover Safari at Brookfield Zoo!

August 30–July 1 | Brownies–Ambassadors (Grades 2–12)

  • GIrl Scouts Summer Safari at Brookfield Zoo
  • See what happens after hours at the Zoo! Your whole family is invited to the Brookfield Zoo for a summer sleepover! You’ll get to go on a night hike around the zoo, examine real skulls, and make treats for the animals to enjoy.

    Registration includes all activities, breakfast, and a fun patch!

    Get your Sleepover Safari Tickets »

 Get Outdoors at Summer Camp!

Various Dates and Locations | Daisies–Ambassadors (Grades K–12)

  • Our Girl Scout council offers summer camp programs at eight locations in Illinois, Indiana, and even Wisconsin. Girls can attend day camp or resident camp on their own or with a buddy, or girls can attend with their family!

    Girl Scouts will get to participate in a wide variety of program activities including hikes, crafts, and singing songs by the campfire.

    Browse the 2019 Camp Guide, then register on our website.

    Sign Her Up For Summer Camp »
  •  Take the Whole Family to Camp!

    Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14 | Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL
    All ages!

    Enjoy a weekend at camp with the whole family! Fourth graders and older can try archery. You’ll stay in platform tents, screened-in cabins, or bring your own tent! 

    Learn more and register for Family Camp »
  •  You & Me: Summertime Fun

    Weekend of June 21 or Weekend of July 19 | Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL
    All ages!

    Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and female guardians: spend a weekend at camp with your girl at a You & Me Camp Weekend! Each year we celebrate with a different theme, and this summer’s theme is “Hogwarts: Journey to the Forbidden Forest.” “Swish and flick” your way to summer fun with your girl! You’ll have your choice to stay in a lodge, prairie cabin, or screened in platform tent. 

    Learn more and register for You & Me Summertime Fun »

 Earn Girl Scout Patches on Your Own

Ongoing Dates in Various Locations | Daisies–Ambassadors (Grades K–12)

As a new Girl Scout you'll learn all about how fun it is to earn badges and patches for your vest or sash. Get a head start this summer with our Patch Programs and Council's Own awards - many of which you can do on your own!

Girls of any level can earn patches in our self-directed programs like the Passport to Chicago! Take the summer to learn more about culture, cities and counties in our council, STEM, and more! 

View all Girl Scouts GCNWI Patch Programs and Council’s Own awards »

 Complete a Summer Service Project

Ongoing Dates in Various Locations | Daisies–Ambassadors (Grades K–12)

Girl Scouts have a rich history of giving back to their communities. Be a part of this tradition by participating in a service project over the summer. We have a few options that you can complete on your own. 

View Service Projects »

 Have Fun with our Community Partners

Ongoing Dates in Various Locations | Daisies–Ambassadors (Grades K–12)

The summer is the perfect time to take advantage of special offers and programs for Girl Scouts from our Community Resource Partners! 

View the list » 

 FREE Summer Drop-In Days!

Various Dates in Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana | For Daisies–Cadettes (Grades K–8)

  • Drop In Days - Summer Programs 2019
  • Stop by one of our Girl Scouts GCNWI Gathering Places throughout the summer for a FREE Drop-In Day! You’ll have fun with themed activities, meet Girl Scouts, volunteers, and staff! Learn more and register through the links below.

 All Girl Scouts GCNWI Summer Programs for Girls!

View All Daisy Summer Programs (Grades K–1)

View all Brownie Summer Programs (Grades 2–3)

View all Junior Summer Programs (Grades 4–5)

View all Cadette Summer Programs (Grades 6–8)

View all Senior Summer Programs (Grades 9–10)

View all Ambassador Summer Programs (Grades 11–12)

 Don’t Let Her Miss Out!

Girls must be current Girl Scouts to participate in these fun activities!

For a limited time only, she can join Girl Scouts today for only $35 and receive over a year of membership—that's an additional $10 to extend her membership through September 2020!

Membership Year Cost  Membership Length
Membership MY19  $25 Now through Sept. 30, 2019
Membership MY19-20  $35

Now through Sept. 30, 2020

Best Value!

Membership MY20 $25 Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020, and she's not eligible to participate in summer fun.

Once troop season begins this fall we will help you get situated with your Girl Scout troop, or learn how to start a troop now!

Contact us with any questions!

The Girl Scout membership year (MY) runs Oct. 1-Sept. 30 annually. Yearly membership fees are $25. Join for the remainder of the current MY, and all of next MY for a prorated rate of $35—a savings of $15.