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Duneland Girl Scout recruitment night is Thursday

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Adults seeking rewarding volunteer opportunities and parents who wish to register their daughters for Girl Scouts are invited to attend a Girl Scout Recruitment Night on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton.

“Many people think that Girl Scouts is just cookies and crafts, but we’re so much more than that,” said Amy Christenson, Co-Leader of the Duneland Service Unit. “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.”

Girl Scouting is committed to offering a wide range of activities, workshops, camps, and interactive learning opportunities that encourage girls in grades Kindergarten to 12th to make new friends, discover their strengths and 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 personal 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,” explained Barb Von Huben, Co-Leader for the Duneland Service Unit.

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts 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, email dunelandgirlscouts318@gmail.com or visit https://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/

 

 

Posted 9/18/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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