Girl Scouts’ Young Women of Distinction event June 6

From press release

Sixteen local Girl Scouts have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. These girls will be honored for their achievement in community service at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Annual Young Women of Distinction (YWD), presented by SwedishAmerican Center for Women.

YWD 2010 will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 6, at Giovanni’s in Rockford. Keynote speaker will be Jess Weiner, columnist for Seventeen magazine and global ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Ten Girl Scout Scholarship recipients will also be honored at the event.

Tickets for the event are $25 youth; $35 registered Girl Scout adult; and $40 general public. For more information or to register, contact Kay Flavin at (815) 962-5591, ext. 7130, or via e-mail at More event information is available online at

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) was established Oct. 1, 2009, with the joining together of four area Girl Scout councils: Girl Scouts—Green Hills Council (Freeport), Girl Scouts—Fox Valley Council (Sugar Grove), Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley Council (Rockford), and Girl Scouts—Sybaquay Council (Elgin). GSNI builds courage, confidence, and character of more than 22,000 girls served in 16 counties including Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago and Whiteside counties.

Visit to find out more about how you can be a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Northern Illinois.

Girl Scouts of the USA

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members nationwide. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Scouts is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 45 countries.

Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories.

Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information about how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit

From the June 2-8, 2010 issue

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