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Summer Stack Club

Due to incredible demand, registration for the 2023 Summer Stack Club is, remorsefully, CLOSED.

We know you’re disappointed, and we are, too. Despite this being a virtual, free program for Girl Scouts, it isn’t exactly a virtual, free program for us at the council level to run. We must order patches, print bookmarks and congratulatory letters, and then mail all these things out to Summer Stack Club participants. Doing so for more than 4,000(!) of you is the max that we can handle this year. When we made that first social post for this year, we had NO idea it would take off like it did and garner SO much interest from the Girl Scout community at large!

We are certainly thinking ahead to next year and how we can go about ensuring that all girls who want to participate and earn a patch can do so. With that being said, if you didn’t get to sign up, there’s nothing to stop you from reading lots of books this summer! You are welcome to use our carefully curated and fabulous Summer Stack Club Reading List to get some ideas of what you might want to read this summer. Check with your local library, too, and see if they are offering a summer reading program for kids. 

If you did sign up to participate this year, remember that to earn the patch, girls need to:

  1. Be registered for the Summer Stack Club (no registration = no patch)
  2. Fill out this patch order form (so we can be sure to send you the correct patch and/or rocker)
  3. Read for at least 20 hours total between June 1 - August 1
  4. Read at least 2 books off of our SSC Reading List (see below) during that timeframe 

Completion of the patch requirements is based on the Girl Scout Honor system; no need to report anything to us. Patches will be mailed out starting in late August. (So make sure your mailing address is accurate on MyGS!)

If you'd like, you can download and print out this fun log sheet for your own tracking purposes: Log Sheet >>>


Knox County Girl Scouts: You can also participant in the Read City USA "All Together Now" year-long reading challenge. Books read June 1 - August 1 can count for Read City USA AND the Summer Stack Club! Learn More >>>

2023 SSC Reading List

All titles should be available in your area's public library system. Each of our Leadership Centers also has a Lending Library that girls can use year-round! Many titles from past Reading Lists are stocked in our Lending Libraries. 

Picture Books (Great for Daisies/Brownies)

  • Cece Loves Science and Adventure by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein
  • How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Giselle Potter
  • How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller, Hatem Aly
  • Just Help! How to Build A Better World by Sonia Sotomayor, Angela Dominguez
  • Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival
  • More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard, Fanny Liem
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, Keturah A. Bobo
  • A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young
  • What Can You Do with a Rock? by Pat Zietlow Miller, Katie Kath

Chapter Book Series* (Great for Brownies/Juniors)

  • Bink & Gollie series by Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee, Tony Fucile
  • Cleo Edison Oliver series by Sundee T. Frazier
  • Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries series by Leslie Margolis
  • Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham
  • Zoey & Sassafras series by Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay

Middle Grade Novels (Great for Juniors/Cadettes)

  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (Graphic Novel)
  • Chirp by Kate Messner
  • The Exceptional Maggie Chowder by Renee Beauregard Lute
  • Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Graphic Novel)
  • Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd
  • Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia L. Smith
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim

Young Adult Novels (Great for Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors)

  • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha (Graphic Novel)
  • The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
  • Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr
  • Running by Natalia Sylvester
  • Slay by Brittney Morris
  • Vampires, Hearts, and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston
  • The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

*For chapter books, any title in the series will count as a book read off the reading list. 

View and download a printable version of the Reading List >>>

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