Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

New Video on GSNI’s YouTube Channel!

Check out this very cool PSA on GSNI’s YouTube Channel (did you know we have our very own YouTube Channel?!) of the United For Youth campaign, featuring GSNI’s own Girl Scout Senior Aubrey B.

Great job, Aubrey!

September 29, 2011

Dedicate a Flower on Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Float!

Be a part of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2012! The spectacular float, designed and decorated by Girl Scouts, will celebrate our centennial anniversary and be viewed by an international audience of more than 50 million!

Girl Scouts hopes all girls, adults, staff and volunteers will want to join in the excitement and ride “virtually” on the float. For a $5 donation, which will support the float, anyone can make a Float Flower Dedication and specify a name of their choice to be put on the float and “ride” the parade route. People have dedicated flowers for their daughters, troop leaders, volunteers, and mothers or in memory of a loved one–the possibilities are endless!

Please consider joining in on this unique opportunity and telling your friends too! Visit this website or to get your name on the float or make a dedication in honor of a Girl Scout, alumna, troop leader, family member or friend today. And don’t forget to watch the Girl Scouts’ float live on January 2, 2012, in the Tournament of Roses Parade! For questions about dedications, please e-mail

September 26, 2011

GSNI Troop 285 Plants Pinwheels for Peace!

Check out this awesome video on Huntley Patch about GSNI Brownie Troop 285 planting Pinwheels for Peace in the Huntley town square in celebration of International Day of Peace on September 21!

The girls planted 100 pinwheels also in honor of Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary coming up in 2012!

For more information on Pinwheels for Peace, click here!

September 23, 2011

Girl Blogger Post!

Megan is 13 years old and a Girl Scout Cadette.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to welcome Megan K. as one of our girl bloggers! Megan is 13 years old and a Girl Scout Cadette. With Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary on the horizon, we asked Megan how the roles of women have changed since 1912. Here’s her answer:

“Roles of women have changed greatly since 1912. We have gone from being in a gilded cage to being at the forefronts of science, math and politics. It is quite an accomplishment.

Barbara McClintock, who I learned about while working on the Me-dia Journey, is one of them. She received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983, the first woman to receive an unshared Nobel Prize in this category, for her work on genetics, her discoveries stemming from research on maize. 

She discovered genes could move within a chromosome. Her groundbreaking research was ignored and discredited until the ’70s and ’80s when technology led to her conclusion being proved and no longer discouraged. She had even stopped publishing for some years, since no one was interested in her work. She kept working though, and at this site, you can see more about her. She is one of many women scientists who have changed our world. At The Smithsonian there are many more.

As you can see, woman’s roles have changed a lot in the past 100 years, making the world a better place.”

Thanks, Megan!