- Our monthly newsletter via email, including inspiring alum profiles, savvy career advice from and for women, mentoring tips, and videos
- Invitations to special local and national events (varies by council)
- Networking opportunities with our vast community of Girl Scout alums
- Discounts on personal stays at Edith Macy Center in Briarcliff Manor, New York
- Links to the Girl Scout Legislative Agenda, with chances to support polices that foster leadership and educational opportunities for girls and youth-serving nonprofit organizations
- Access to new merchandise designed especially for alums and adult supporters—plus 10% off your first purchase at girlscoutshop.com
You know Girl Scouts as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And now, we've created a community of likeminded advocates who feel passionately about coming together in support of girls.
It's the Girl Scout Network: a powerful community of adults—Girl Scout alums and supporters from across the country—who believe in preparing girls to be the leaders of the future.
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Whether you were a member for two years or 10 years, once you have become a Girl Scout you’re always a Girl Scout to us! All adults with a current or former affiliation with Girl Scouting are invited to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois alumnae group and reconnect with the organization that helped you become the successful person you are today!
Regional Alum Groups
Alum groups are a great way to make new friends, expand your network, and stay involved in Girl Scouts. All across the country, Girl Scout alum groups do community service, volunteer at council events, reminisce on their Girl Scout experience, and do fun things like wine and paint nights or lunch meet-ups. Whatever experience you're looking for, your alum group can make it happen. If you have you already started an alum group or you're interested in starting one, email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org.
Alumnae Meetup: Kayaking
Big Wood Lake Recreation Area, Cedar Falls, Iowa
June 27, 2021 | 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Join us at Big Woods Lake for an afternoon of kayaking with friends Silver and Gold. After fun on the lake, join us for a BYOB grill out and play yard games at the Big Woods Lake South Shelter. We are keeping it casual, so we will bring the charcoal if you bring your own food and beverages.
Beginers are welcome, too! If you don't have a kayak, reserve one in advance through Cook's Outdoors rental.
Alumnae Meetup: Badges & Brews
John's Place 8404 Linn-Johnson Rd, Fairfax, IA 52228
August 7, 2021 | 2:00-4:30 p.m.
$20/person, $15/lifetime member
Join us for an afternoon of Girl Scout nostalgia! All Girl Scout alumnae and supporters are welcome to make gourmet s'mores, sing camp songs, craft, play yard games, and more. All attendees will get to paint their own wine glass or pint glass to take home with them, too!
Light snacks and drinks will be provided, including beer and wine for those 21 and up.
Girl Scout Advocates
Girl Scout Advocates are alums and supporters of Girl Scouts who assist with community relations in their region. Advocates will use their skill sets to recruit more members, plan events for alum, and support the Girl Scout movement.
Share your Gold Award Story
Did you know that the Gold Award has been awarded since 1919?
This prestigious award is earned by a select group of Girl Scouts who have demonstrated a higher commitment to improving their communities and advocating for sustainable change. The Gold Award has gone by many names they include:
- Golden Eaglet (1919-1939)
- Curved Bar (1940 - 1963)
- First Class (1964 - 1980)
- Gold Award (1980- present)
Have you earned your Gold Award and want to help mentor other girls in our Council? Join our Gold Award Mentoring Program! Girls in grades 9-12 will be connected with a Gold Award Achiever to help mentor girls through the process. To join the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.