Girl Scouts receive $8K in corporate grants

Money to fund STEM fair, Aurora project

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois received a $5,000 grant from Nicor Gas and a $3,000 grant from Ecolab, a company that helps organizations treat water, according to a news release.

The Nicor grant will be used to host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fair Sept. 28 at Camp Dean in Big Rock.

The STEM Fair will feature hands-on activities for attendees and the newly created Maker Space will be open to all Girl Scouts during the event.

The Ecolab grant will be used to support the organization’s Project Opportunity program in Aurora.

Project Opportunity are troops led by Girl Scout staff with programming designed to support underserved members who otherwise might not be able to participate in Girl Scout leadership, according to the release.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serve 16 counties, including parts or all of Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall and McHenry.

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