Adults seeking rewarding volunteer opportunities and parents who wish to register their daughters for Girl Scouts are invited to attend a Girl Scout recruitment and registration night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at White Oak Elementary School.
Registration is $15 per member and financial assistance is available.
“Participating in Girl Scouts as a girl member or adult volunteer is an incredible way to build your personal skills, meet new people and get involved in your community,” said Laura Jones, membership specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. “We’re inviting adults and girls to learn about our current troop programs, opportunities, and how they can experience all the rewards of Girl Scouts.”
Girl Scouting is committed to offering a wide range of activities, workshops, camps and interactive learning opportunities that encourage girls ages 5 to 17 to make new friends, discover their strengths, leadership qualities and learn new things. Girl Scouts invests in the development of local programming and resources that encourage girls to put their leadership into action to make the world a better place.
Many volunteer opportunities exist. Adults, ages 18 and older, may volunteer to assist with the annual registration process, help a troop of girls, assist as a camp counselor, share their expertise or knowledge of a subject with girls earning badges on topics ranging from science to ecology, help with the logistics of the annual Girl Scout Cookie program and much more. Flexible options exist to complement volunteers’ work schedules and availability.
“We are looking for caring, responsible adults to encourage girls to explore a variety of related topics, empower them with the ability to choose the directions they will take to accomplish a goal, and then support them as they put their ideas into action,” Jones said.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana affects the lives of nearly 84,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter). Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
For more information, visit girlscoutsgcnwi.orgor call 1-855-ILOVEGS (456-8347).