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p13 GrahamGraham    “Girl Scouts is 2.6 million strong nationally. Locally, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is 15, 874 strong – 11,316 girls and 4,550 adults who are positively changing their communities in 40 ½ counties in Southern Illinois.  Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place!  Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills, and entrepreneurship, and is designed to meet her where she is now and to grow along with her. Girl Scouting unleashes the power of every G.I.R.L: Go-getter Innovator Risk-taker Leader preparing her for a life-time of leadership—from taking a night time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time tested methods and research backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Consider serving our 107 year old mission and volunteer to become a member or donor today.”

p13 girl scoutsLoretta Graham CEO
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois