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GCNWI Signature Events

GSGCNWI Signature Events are our largest, most popular programs! Meet Girl Scouts from all around the council at events tailored to what you like. 

World Thinking Day | Global Youth Service Day | International Day of the GirlDay of the Dead | My Dream Life | World Centre Thanksgiving | Badge Bashes

International Day of the Girl Celebration

Oct. 12, 2019 | Grades 2-12

Celebrate International Day of the Girl (IDG) with other Girl Scouts from around the council at our annual events!

In 2018, girls earned the Global Action Award by focusing on the 17 Global Goals like taking care of the environment, making sure all people have enough to eat and improving people's health. The program was interactive, fun and educational!

Day of the Dead Celebration

Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 | Various Locations | All Ages

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures.

The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

Join us as we celebrate one of the oldest traditions in Mexico that dates back to the Aztec period. Girls are invited to paint sugar skulls, make their own papel picado (paper banner), view Ofrendas (Altars), and have their faces painted like a Catrina.

My Dream Life

Nov. 9 | Grades K-7

Do you wish you could be an adult just for ONE DAY? Then you should attend My Dream Life!

At this fun, interactive adventure, Girl Scout Daisies through Cadettes (Grades K – 8) will get to try out different careers, then gain experience at earning, saving, and spending “money” all in the Dream Life world we create!

You will get to:

  • Open a bank account to keep your money safe;
  • Interact with real-life professionals while you determine your dream job;
  • Earn a paycheck and plan how you spend your money;
  • Then relax with a well-earned vacation!

Plus you’ll receive a fun patch and other fun swag! This signature program is presented by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and RSM, a global financial firm.

Watch our My Dream Life YouTube Playlist to learn more about potential careers from program-sponsor RSM

World Centre Thanksgiving

Nov. 23 | Grades 2-12

Did you know that as a Girl Scout, you are a part of a worldwide sisterhood? Girl Scouts USA is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which includes girls from 150 countries!

Celebrate this global sisterhood by cooking meals from where the WAGGGS World Centres are located: Mexico, Switzerland, Africa, England, and India. After we cook, we will eat the food that all of the cooking sessions have made. During this program, you will work toward your Cook badges (Snacks, Simple Meals, New Cuisines, and Dinner Party).

View all World Centre Thanksgiving events on our program site.

World Thinking Day

Feb 22 & 23, 2020 | All Ages

Did you know that as a Girl Scout, you are a part of a worldwide sisterhood? Girl Scouts USA is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which includes girls from 150 countries! Younger Girl Scouts will learn about some of these countries by using their five senses. Older girls will take part in a cultural dinner and conversation. 

Watch for 2020 World Thinking Day events to be announced this Fall!

Global Youth Service Day: Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)

Apr. 18, 2020 | Various Locations | All Ages

Music and hairnets and saving lives together! Join us to feed kids all over the world for Global Youth Service Day, a Global Action Day where girls all over the world serve together and help each other!

Badge Bashes

Multiple Dates | Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes

Want to earn 3 badges in a day? Join GSGCNWI for a Badge Bash near you! With multiple locations and badge workshops, you'll be sure to have a badge-earning good time!

View All Badge Bash Events on our Program Website »