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Connect to the Girl Scout Network


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.

Connect to the Girl Scout Network 

Sign up for the Girl Scout Network and you'll receive:
  • 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

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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!

Alumnae Network Group


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


Alum Events

Check back for upcoming events for alumnae!


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.

Sign up to be a Girl Scout Advocate


As a Girl Scout Advocate, you will:

  • Attend volunteer fairs and community events to promote the Girl Scout Network and identify potential volunteers. These can happen in person with COVID precautions or virtually. Minimum of 1 required per Girl Scout year (Oct 1, 2020-Sept. 30 2021)
  • Plan and host a Girl Scout alum event in your town or city with our help. (optional)
  • Serve on a committee to build our alum program.  You will be asked to attend up to five Zoom meetings throughout the Girl Scout year for updates, to give feedback on council alum program, etc. The first Zoom meeting will be a meet and greet for Girl Scouts Advocates to meet each other and learn about each other's Girl Scout experiences.

Becoming a Girl Scout Advocate is a great way to continue your connection with the Girl Scout movement and help us shape our alum program. This program is a great resume builder. Plus you will be able to earn some awesome swag!

Once you are approved, you will receive a Girl Scout lanyard and nametag

  • Total of 10 new signups for GSN and/or volunteer signups = Girl Scout mug
  • Total of 25 new signups for GSN and/or volunteer signups = Girl Scout tote bag or hat
  • Total of 50 new signups for GSN and/or volunteer signups = Girl Scout t-shirt or pin
  • Host an alum event = Girl Scout zip-up


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