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Hello, Alumnae!

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Just like you remember, girls today are grabbing sit-upons for a song around the campfire. They're bettering their communities with food drives and other acts of kindness. And yes, they're still earning plenty of badges!

Girls today are also building apps and robots, discovering their inner entrepreneur, and gaining the confidence they need to change our world for the better.

Celebrate Girl Scouts History with us!

Xenia Bilhorn Denoyer's 125th Birthday Party
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Denoyer Park, 440 Denoyer Trail, Wheeling, IL

The celebration will take place at the Fireplace. Follow posted signs on the trail.

RSVP to Pat Walenga: 312-607-6246

Join us in commemorating Xenia Bilhorn Denoyer's 125th birthday, and celebrating our council's vibrant history! Enjoy cupcakes, beverages, and outdoor activities with friends new and old. 

Xenia was a founding member of Girl Scouts in the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. As an adult, she formed Troop 1 and 2 in Wheeling, IL. She also served as a troop leader at Marshall High School from 1918-1928. In total, Xenia was a dedicated volunteer for 58 years, helping the Girl Scout movement flourish in our community.

Passionate about camp, adveuture, and the great outdoors, Xenia played an instrumental role in establishing Juniper Knoll in the early 1920s. She helped design the camp's layout, and started many of the traditions we know and love today!

Singing Grove -- her family home in Wheeling -- was used as a Girl Scout camp for 40 years until it became part of the Wheeling Park District after her passing. Today, the property is known as Denoyer Park, renamed in her family's honor.

Contact:

Pat Broughton, VP of Philanthropic Innovation
pbroughton@girlscoutsgcnwi.org