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Girl Scouts Recruit Thrill-Seekers and Adventure Enthusiasts to Rappel at Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts Presented by Jewel-Osco

The opportunity to rappel 16 stories from atop the Pheasant Run Resort tower is open to anyone, ages 11 and older!

St. Charles, IL – Love to go rock climbing, rappelling, or hang gliding? If you love the air high up in the atmosphere, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) has the unique adventure you’ve been craving! Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, presented by Jewel-Osco, provides outdoor explorers the opportunity to rappel 16 stories (140 feet) down the tower of Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles while raising funds to help girls across northern Illinois benefit from a leadership experience designed just for them!

Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts returns to Pheasant Run Resort on Saturday, June 1, 2019! Limited to the first 92 participants, individuals, ages 11 and older, raise proceeds through peer-to-peer and DIY fundraising with GSNI’s fundraising toolkit and specially-designed website. There is no experience or prior training needed in order to register!

The Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts staff consists of a team of experts who provide the technical expertise, training, and equipment needed for the event. Visit to sign up, or check out ways to support local event rappelers with fundraising efforts at Supporters can join girls as they gain confidence by trying something new, overcoming fear, and practice improving their skills. All proceeds raised through Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts will provide membership and program assistance to current and future Girl Scouts in 16 local counties.

Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts is generously sponsored by Jewel-Osco, BMO Wealth Advisors, Esser Hayes, Dugan & Lopatka CPAs, Elgin State Bank, Ashford Farms, QSP, Shaw Media, and Star 105.5. Additional sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Contact Nancy Ramos at 1-815-209-6550 or for more information!

Air Fair 10th Anniversary Event Premiers at Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts!

NEW! Air Fair is coming to Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts! This air-and-space-themed family fun fair will debut on June 1, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at Pheasant Run Resort, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. The event will feature GSNI’s Rope Runner Finale, presented by Danfoss, along with exciting, hands-on activities from other family-friendly organizations! Air Fair is a free event, open to the public. A patch commemorating the event is available for $3. Participants must pre-register and pay to receive the patch. For more information or to pre-register, email or call 844-GSNI-4-ME.

GSNI 10th Anniversary: Rooted in History. Rising into the Future.

Backed by over 100 years of proven Girl Scout experience, four Girl Scout councils joined hands in 2009 and promised to propel girl leadership into the future together! In 2019, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will mark ten vibrant years of putting girls first at the center of all we do—from all-girl fun and adventure to unprecedented leadership opportunities found nowhere else. We have kept our promise to girls, and we always will!

Join us as we celebrate with lively family and girl events in local communities where it all began! Be part of our 10th Anniversary events and earn our special 10th Anniversary fun patch—Water, Land, Air! Girl Scouts Go Everywhere!

GSNI’s 10th Anniversary events include Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts and Air Fair at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, on June 1, 2019; the 15th Annual Thin Mint Sprint at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, on September 21, 2019, and the 2nd Annual All-Girl and Family Fishing Derby and Water Whimsy at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park on September 22. For more information email, call 844-GSNI-4-ME, or visit

Wondering Why Girl Scouts?

At Girl Scouts, girls are our first and only priority. And they always will be. See how girls prepare for leadership, adventure, and success at This dynamic digital experience showcases Girl Scouts as a powerhouse where girls develop key skills for a lifetime. Learn more at today!

Girl Scouts don't just dream big; we take action. Are you ready to change the world with us?

We’re Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

We believe every girl can change the world. With us, Girl Scouts develop the independence and confidence to guide their own lives and build a better world. We put girls in the driver’s seat and encourage them to customize their own experience. With programs focused on the outdoors, career and interest exploration, travel and global community, and practical life skills, in addition to community service projects, every girl can unlock her full potential and be amazing!

We serve 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).