Archive for July, 2012

July 30, 2012

Free 100th Anniversary Kids’ Dash at 8th Annual Thin Mint Sprint!

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts, a FREE 100 yard kids’ dash for children 5 and under will be held at GSNI’s 8th annual Thin Mint Sprint, on Saturday, September 8, at Camp McCormick in Stillman Valley. The dash will take place after the 2-mile family fun walk/run. The Thin Mint Sprint consists of an 8K road race, 2-mile family fun walk/run and 4-mile Tough Cookie Trail Run, presented by BMO Harris Bank. For an additional challenge, participants can sign up to “Do the Double,” which includes both the 8K and trail run.

The trail run begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 8K run and family fun walk/run beginning at 9 a.m.  Directions and registration forms are available online at Registration is also available online at

The 8K and Tough Cookie Trail Run are $25 per person; $30 after August 15. The 8K road race, trail run, and “Do the Double” are 2012 Rockford Road Runners’ circuit races. The 8K takes place on the rolling country roads outside Camp McCormick. The trail run is a challenging course though Camp McCormick on dirt paths and loose gravel. “Do the Double” is $40 per person; $50 after August 15.

The 2-mile family fun walk/run is $15 per person; $20 after August 15. This event is open to all ages with awards given to run participants 18 years of age and under. Part of the 2-mile walk/run will take place through a corn maze (weather permitting)! There is also a Girl Scout marathon fun patch for all participants who download and complete their running log at

All proceeds from the Thin Mint Sprint go to support programs for our over 20,000 Girl Scouts in 16 local communities! Thin Mint Sprint sponsors include BMO Harris Bank, Mulford Dental, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and B103 Today’s Lite Rock.

July 25, 2012

A Message from Anna Maria

Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA, shares some advice for girls and suggests ways you can support the girl in your life!