Posts tagged ‘contest’

April 9, 2013

2013 Bling Your Booth Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following troops for winning this year’s Bling Your Booth Contest. All winners will receive gift certificates to our Council Store.

  Elgin Freeport Rockford Sugar Grove
First Place Troop 1195 Troop 5242 Troop 3399 Troop 4801
Second Place Troop 1141 Troop 5043 Troop 3223 Troop 449
Third Place Troop 201 Troop 5033 Troop 3398 Troop 4137

Here are photos of the First Place Winners. You can view photos of all of the winners

on our Facebook Page.


Rockford Service Center – First Place: Troop 3399

troop 4801- Geneva

Sugar Grove Service Center – First Place: Troop 4801

Freeport Service Center - First Place: Troop 5242

Freeport Service Center – First Place: Troop 5242

Elgin Service Center- First Place: Troop 1195

Elgin Service Center- First Place: Troop 1195

April 4, 2013

Don’t Miss These Great Camp Opportunities!

GSNI CampWith warmer temperatures beginning to be the norm in the forecast, there is no better time to think about camp. Girl Scout Camp can be a wonderful experience. Just ask Emma, who recently submitted her entry for our “Top Ten Reasons I love Girl Scout Camp” contest. Here’s her list:

1. meeting new girls
2. the helpers… No-name, shrimpy, lizard, rainbow
3. writing on t shirts at the end
4. campfire fire making
5. repeat after me songs
6. camp names
7. playing frogger
8. taking a midnight hike with our leader to the fridge 🙂
9. road trip
10. swaps

Take a look at a list of programs available for you or your Girl Scout! GSNI offers a wide variety of programs for every girl. Registration is available online, by clicking on the session title or by visiting our website.

Session Name Camp Dates Grade
Counselor-in-Training I Dean June 23-July 3 10-12
Six Days: Five Camps McCormick June 23-28 9-12
Taste of McCormick McCormick June 23-26 4-6
Cowgirl Up! Dean June 30-July 3 6-8
Creek Stomping Dean June 30-July 3 2-4
Taste of McCormick McCormick June 30-July 3 2-4
McCormick or Bust McCormick June 30-July 3 4-6
On Belay! Dean July 7-12 7-9
Splash ‘n Sports Dean July 7-12 5-7
Night Owls McCormick July 7-12 6-8
On Belay! Dean July 14-19 6-8
Camp Dean Day Camp Dean July 15-19 1-5
Have Backpack, Will Travel McCormick July 14-19 8-10
Mission H2O McCormick July 14-19 3-5
Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts Dean July 21-26 8-10
Night Owls Dean July 21-26 5-7
Survivor McCormick July 21-26 7-9
Artist Delight McCormick July 21-26 3-5
Survivor Dean July 28-Aug 2 5-7
Artist Delight Dean July 28-Aug 2 3-5
Outdoor Sampler McCormick July 28-Aug 2 3-5
March 21, 2013

Top Ten Reasons I Love Girl Scout Camp

GSNI is hosting a contest all about camp! Have your happy camper submit a list of the top ten reasons why she loves Girl Scout camp to She will be entered to win over $100 in Girl Scout camping supplies! Girls will be credited for their lists and featured on GSNI’s blog and social media. This contest is open only to members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. All entries received before Friday, May 31, 2013 will be entered.

March 15, 2013

GSNI Announces The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge!

The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge

We all know Girl Scout Cookies are amazing right out of the box. But did you know they also work great as ingredients in a number of recipes, too? We want to know – what’s your favorite recipe using Girl Scout Cookies? If you tell us, you will be entered in a drawing to win a Baking Basket valued at $100! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow us on Pinterest:
  2. Create a board called “The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge”
  3. Pin photos of the food you made using Girl Scout Cookies. Make sure you put the recipe in the comments or link to it in some way and include #GSNICookieChallenge in your post.

Each recipe will count as one entry into the contest. GSNI reserves the right to use photos and recipes collected during this contest in other printed and digital materials. Credit will be given to people who submit recipes. In order to be selected as a winner, your Pinterest profile must be connected to Facebook for notification purposes. Entries will be accepted between Monday, March 18, 2013–Sunday, March 31, 2013. The winner will be chosen on April 1, 2013.

Need ideas? Check out our idea board on Pinterest.

So, let’s get cookin’! Show us what you can make with Girl Scout Cookies for your chance to win!

March 7, 2013

Register for Your Chance to Win an iPad Mini!

iPad MiniGSNI and Girl Scouts of the USA Research Institute (GSRI) are partnering to provide opportunities for girls and adults to share their thoughts and feelings about their Girl Scout experiences through a unique website at

To participate, girls and their parents can complete an initial registration survey to help GSNI send relevant, age-appropriate surveys in the future. Information provided on these surveys is important to help us understand how to create the best possible programs for all Girl Scouts.

Girls ages 12 and under will need a parent to sign them up, and girls 13 and over can do it themselves. Registering on will take 5-10 minutes and will ask for basic personal information. This website is managed and protected by Girl Scouts of the USA; your information is never shared with any third party, and it is always kept separate from your daughter’s future survey responses to protect her anonymity.

Every Girl Scout who signs up on by March 31, 2013 AND completes a survey in April 2013 will automatically receive a new Girl Scout Voices patch and be entered to win one of four iPad Minis, a stay at camp, Journey books for their entire troop, or one of four gift certificates for the Girl Scout Council Store. You must register on Girl Scout Voices by March 31 in order to receive the survey in April, so it’s the only way to be eligible for all the great incentives! Sign up on, today!

For more information, please contact Emily at survey or (815) 962-5591, Ext. 7216. 

March 1, 2013

Announcing GSNI’s 5 for Five! Contest

5 for Five! Contest

This year, GSNI is pleased to announce our 5 for Five! Contest, running during Cookie Booth Season from March 1 through March 24, 2013. When a customer purchases five boxes of Girl Scout Cookies at a Cookie Booth, they will be given a raffle ticket to win 25 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. The customer will be directed to our website to enter the contest. Entries must be submitted via our website by March 29 at 12 Noon . A drawing will be held at 1 p.m.  on March 29 and winner announced via our website and social media shortly thereafter.

The 5 for Five! Contest is designed to support the five skills Girl Scouts learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. Happy Cookie Booth Season Everyone!