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Special Events

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois holds special events throughout the year in our 38 county jurisdiction to help raise additional funds to support our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. We hope you will be able to join us for an upcoming event in your area. Our events will give you an opportunity to network with other friends of Girl Scouting in your area while supporting the council’s mission.

Check our website frequently for updates and details regarding Girl Scout special events in your community.

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Desserts First - Peoria - February 26, 2015

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is excited to host Desserts First, a competitive, culinary fundraising event where guests will sample elaborate desserts created by chefs from the Peoria area who turn a fabulous Girl Scout cookie into a delectable dessert. Peoria’s newest event will also feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, a prize wall, a silent auction, entertainment, and more!  Funds raised through Desserts First will benefit the over 5,000 Girl Scouts in the Peoria area by providing them the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. By supporting this event, you will help Girl Scouts make a real difference in the lives of girls in your community. As a “tried and true” organization, Girl Scouts offers contemporary, relevant programs in numerous areas from financial management and career exploration to anti-bullying and arts and science. (And, yes, we still go camping!)

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Par-a-Dice Hotel, East Peoria
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Tickets are $50 per person 

Your interest and generosity are essential to the success of this event, and are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Jennifer Ewan at (217) 233-0476.

Women of Distinction - April 22, 2015

The Women of Distinction awards will be presented at the event, set to take place April 22, 2015, at CityView Banquet and Meeting Center in Champaign.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
CityView Banquet and Meeting Center
Champaign, Illinois
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person

For further information or to purchase your tickets, please contact Stacey LaFeber at 217-693-4723.





Women of Distinction Nominations

Do you know of a worthy woman whom you would like to honor? Nominations are being accepted online. The Women of Distinction Awards recognize women’s contributions in the following categories: 

  • Business - outstanding abilities and accomplishments in business as a business order, entrepreneur, or mid-to-upper - executive management level.
  • Public Service - accomplishments, through direct assistance or advocacy, that have contributed to improving the quality of life for people in Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, or Vermilion counties.
  • Creative Arts and Entertainment - excellence in the arts, whether in promoting, supporting, teaching, or performing.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) - outstanding performance in a field such as science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Education - excellence as an administrator, board member, or educator.

Nominate a deserving Woman of Distinction online.