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Ways to Give


Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is proud to serve over 13,000 girl members and 4,000 adult members annually. The support of our local communities makes it possible for us to provide outstanding services and programs to our registered members. While the annual cost to become a registered member of Girl Scouts is $25, the actual cost to the council to provide one year of Girl Scouting to one girl is $386. This cost includes background checks and safety and leadership training for volunteers, maintenance of accessible camp properties and service centers, and subsidized fees to keep programs attainable and cost-effective for every family. Additionally, we provide membership assistance to over one-third of our membership and $30,000 in campership assistance annually.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois offers several ways the community may support our organization to help girls realize their dreams and become tomorrow’s leaders. Friends of Girl Scouting may make a gift to one of our annual appeals, attend a special event, or contribute an item from our wish list. To learn more about these giving opportunities, click on the menu bar for additional information. Take advantage of online giving and make a gift today!

Ways to Give

Each year, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois provides over $70,000 in membership assistance to local girls to cover the $25 membership dues required by GSUSA to become registered members of Girl Scouts.  Your support makes it possible for us to cover this fee for financially disadvantaged girls who want to join the time-honored tradition of Girl Scouting. For every $25 you donate, you are giving the gift of Girl Scouting to a local girl. Please make a donation today so that we never have to turn a girl away from Girl Scouting. 


Send-A-Kid to Camp

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois believes that every girl should have the opportunity to attend summer camp, and we proudly offer campership assistance so that every girl may experience the unique joy and excitement that Girl Scout summer camp provides. During the summer months, hundreds of girls will have the opportunity to ride a horse, learn archery, climb a rock wall, visit a museum, or go hiking thanks to our Campership Assistance Fund. We provide $30,000 in campership assistance each summer. Help us continue our Campership Assistance Fund by making a donation today


Promise Partnership

Your gift to Promise Partnership is an investment in the lives of girls—inspiring them to be our future leaders. Make a donation today to invest in the future of girls.

Special Events

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois holds signature events whose primary purpose is to raise money for our organization. These special events are scheduled throughout the year in various locations within our council area. You can support our mission by attending our special events.


2022 - 2023 Wish List

In-kind gifts are gifts of property or services that are contributed to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.  In-kind gifts may include equipment, materials, supplies, and services to benefit our many girl programs or special event fundraisers. Your support through a gift in-kind helps us to further our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois welcomes contributions of new or gently used equipment and supplies. Below is a current wish list of items needed:


Program Supplies - General craft and activity supplies in good repair are always appreciated! Below is a list of some items that are used with high frequency and are often especially in need.

Bic pens (regular straight/no click)
Contact lens solution
Duct Tape
Elmer’s liquid glue
Fabric dye
Fabric (tulle and fleece in particular)
Food coloring
Heavy duty foil
High SPF sunblock
Hula hoops
Low DEET bug spray
Paint brushes
Paper products (paper towels, plates, cups and plastic spoons and forks)
Permanent markers
Plastic lacing
Pocket knives
Scissors (safety scissors and adult scissors)
Shaving cream
Sidewalk chalk
Storage containers
Swimming noodles
Washi Tape
Wood matches
Ziploc bags, gallon size


Camp Supplies and Equipment
Archery supplies
Backpacking packs
Backpacking tents
Backpacking sleeping bags
Backpacking supplies (general)
Conference room dry erase boards
Laminating machine
Microwave ovens
Outdoor cooking equipment
Pocket Knives
Portable EZ Up Canopy
Refrigerator with ice maker
Sleeping bags
Stand-up paddle boards
Storage containers
Supply cabinet


Camp Tapawingo Supplies
Bunk beds with under-bed storage and mattresses
Plastic mattress covers – commercial grade
Elevated bleachers for the indoor riding arena at Camp Tapawingo – commercial grade
Cooking equipment for indoor cabin kitchens (camp quality cooking sets which includes coffee maker, mixing bowls, table service, cookie utensils, and pans)
Pie Irons


Boots (various or used)
Helmets (new-ASTM/SEI color preferred)
Fly spray
Feed bowls (rubber not plastic)
Muck buckets
Manure forks
Feed scoops
Feed storage containers
Feed barrels (new-plastic 55 gallon drums w/ lid)
Stall bedding
Grooming supplies
Leg wrap sheets (cotton)
Vet wrap bandaging tape
Epsom salt
Epsom salt poultice (gel)


Property Maintenance - commercial grade items, please
Wrench sets - Standard and Metric
Socket sets - Standard and Metric
Complete tool box sets that would include the wrench sets and socket sets
Window/portable A/C units
Regular chainsaws
Wet/Dry Vac
Small boat motors
Sod and grass seed
Printers, copier, scanner units for camp (small)
Blue print storage hangers
Flammable Liquid storage cabinets
Vacuum (new or barely used)
Fire Rings
Picnic Tables 

Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.