What's New at GSCI

What's New at GSCI

Early Renewal Patch Contest

Calling all artists! We'd love it if you designed our early renewal 2025 patch that may be worn on uniforms of thousands of Girl Scouts across central Illinois. The theme of the design is "Make the World a Better Place". The following guidelines must be followed:

  1. Must be a currently registered girl member in grades K-12.
  2. Design should be inspired by the theme "Make the World a Better Place". This can mean a variety of things to each girl, so be creative!
  3. Patches are small (approx. 3"x31') simple designs work best.
  4. Submit your entry form by February 29, 2024. You may mail to Girl Scouts of Central IL, 1103 W. Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 or Scan and email to ksteubinger@girlscouts-gsci.org.

All designs submitted become the property of GSCI and will not be returned. Designs are not to be copyrighted and all rights to the original design or any form thereafter will become the property of GSCI. GSCI reserves the right to alter the final design for graphic and printing purposes.

Early Patch Design Information and Form

Celebrate World Thinking Day - February 22

Start Thinking, Start Changing! 

Join your fellow Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from over 150 countries around the world to celebrate World Thinking Day! The best part is, you don’t need to wait until February to get started.  Start learning about World Thinking Day and embracing perspectives outside your own! Think about this year’s focus of "Our World, Our Thriving Future: The Environment and Global Poverty" and explore how these issues are even more challenging for girls and women in your communities and around the world. Think about the issues that contribute to the problems and about the little things you can do to make a big difference! 

Lots more information is available by clicking here.

Trolls It Takes Two Challenge

Girl Scouts and DreamWorks TROLLS BAND TOGETHER are teaming up to explore the Girl Scout Law in a whole new way: from a Troll’s-eye view!

Unlock a limited-edition fun patch by completing the Girl Scouts’ Trolls It Takes Two Challenge. Anyone can participate! Download the free activity sheet to do at home on your own, or with your Girl Scout troop.

When TROLLS BAND TOGETHER, they make the world better. When Girl Scouts and TROLLS BAND TOGETHER…well, anything is possible!

Trolls are cheerful, helpful, caring, responsible, brave, and so much more. In other words, they’re a lot like Girl Scouts! They may not know it, but they’re living the Girl Scout Law. Choose from 20 fun activities to learn about the Girl Scout Law and how it fits into the Troll world.

Watch the video and learn more about this program.

Download the Trolls Challenge


Girl Scout Destinations

Are you ready for the ultimate adventure?

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Push past your comfort zone by applying for a trip on your own, and make friends from all over the country as you travel with new Girl Scout friends. There’s a unique, life-changing experience for everyone.

Find you ultimate destination!

Calling for Submissions for Troop Spotlight

Girl Scouts around our council are always active – camping, traveling, doing serviceprojects, and making the world a better place. Girl Scouts of tCentral Illinois invitesall Girl Scouts in our council to share photos of their adventures, achievements,projects, and more.

Share your story by completing a short form and uploading your pictures. Be sureto complete all the questions with details so we can highlight your troop and theiradventures. We'd love to feature it on our GSCI social media platforms and our website

Troop Leader Planner Printable Pages

Take the stress out of organizing your Girl Scout troop with the first edition of the GSCI Troop Leader Planner. This planner contains pages for meeting planning, member contact, cookie planning, badge activity planning, finance tracking and so much more!! Just print these pages as needed – or print all of the pages and bind them in a way that best suits your own organization. Another convenient tool is our New Leader First Year Membership & Participation Map.

Need an even easier button? You can also find this ultimate must-have planner printed and bound at your local Girl Scout Trefoil Boutique.

Please Note: This document is 92 pages. However, it contains lots of duplicated pages as your resource. Please view prior to printing and choose to print the entire document or just the pages that are helpful to you.