Join us as we launch our second century

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois invites all girls ages 5-17 and adults to join us as we launch into our second century of building girls of courage, confidence and character.

“Our goal is to give every girl the opportunity to join Girl Scouts and provide those girls with the skills needed to make positive change in their communities,” said Diane Nelson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. “Girl Scout volunteers are positive role models for the girls and have a direct impact on the girl’s leadership experience and lives.”

The council serves 38 counties, 31 in Iowa and seven in Illinois. The council’s membership is growing, with a three percent increase in 2011-12. We are nearly 20,000 girls and 4,500 adults strong.

Girls choose one or more pathways to be involved in Girl Scouts.

  • Camp
  • Events
  • Juliettes: Girls participate individually.
  • Series/Special Interest: Girls participate in a series of programs with the same group      relating to a specific theme or purpose, such as a triathlon training group.
  • Travel
  • Troops
  • Digital: Engage online with cool gadgets and widgets.

Girl Scouts also provides a variety of short-term and long-term opportunities for volunteers. Our council focuses on five program areas and designs events with these initiatives in mind:

  • Leadership
  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Living
  • Environment
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Adults and girls can register by visiting, emailing, calling 800-798-0833, or visiting a Girl Scout Leadership Center in Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, Waterloo or West Burlington.

About Ann McGlynn

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