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FHN Proud to Sponsor Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois' 100th Anniversary


Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912 to give girls the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. FHN is proud to be a sponsor of the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 100th anniversary celebration this year.

The Girl Scouts trace their history back to a phone call made by Low on March 12, 1912 which led to 18 girls signing up to be U.S. Girl Guides.

100 years later, the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) and FHN are celebrating the date by awarding a lifetime membership to Girl Scouts and a special gift basket to the first baby girl born at FHN Memorial Hospital on March 12, 2012.

Freeport's inaugural member of Troop 2012 is Queenmela Jackson. She was born Monday morning, March 12, to proud Mom Ranissa Menendez and Dad Jamel Jackson, Sr. at FHN Memorial Hospital.

About Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves nearly 20,000 girls and 6,000 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls in grades K through 12 are engaged in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Girls develop leadership potential by participating in age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them. Activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness provide girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. For more information on 100th anniversary activities, or how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, visit or call 1-800-242-5591.