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Girl Scouts resource center to celebrate grand opening Sept. 8

LAKE ZURICH – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will celebrate its new resource center at 499 Ela Road in Lake Zurich with a family friendly grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. The free event will include hands-on STEM activities for kids, fishing games, DIY coin banks, scavenger hunts, and a climbing wall. The first 50 girls will receive a free Girl Scout fun patch.

Donations of nonperishable food items for Northern Illinois Food Bank will be accepted on-site. Families can also enter to win the grand prize of a year’s subscription of GSNI Girl Gear. No purchase is necessary; one entry is allowed per household. 

In-store specials will include a free bag with any $5 purchase, and a chance to spin the prize wheel with any $15 purchase. Purchases of $30 or higher will include a free pop socket or smart wallet. All purchases are cumulative and offered only while supplies last. 

From Sept. 8 to 14, any purchase of the new green and gray leader T-shirt will include a free volunteer bag. Other in-store specials include 30 percent off all regular priced G.I.R.L. merchandise, excluding starter kit bags, and an additional 50 percent off clearance merchandise.

GSNI’s Lake Zurich Resource Center is one of several new and redesigned Girl Scout locations as the organization moves to be more visible in local communities and offer increased convenience for families and volunteers. For details, visit

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