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World Thinking Day


World Thinking Day Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community-one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.


The theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is girls worldwide say "we can save our planet." Your Girl Scout Brownie can participate in this global holiday by earning the official award here.

Rock the Dam Registration Now Open  

Rock the Dam with Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada! Join us for a symbolical bridging across Hoover Dam as we honor the past and welcome the next century of Girl Scouting. Rock the Dam, commemorates the historical beginnings of Girl Scouts in Southern Nevada by gathering where it all started in 1932 with 22 girls in Boulder City.


Participants will kick off the celebration in one of ten designated decade areas that reflect an era of Girl Scout history. Girls, alumnae, and volunteers will celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting by exchanging S.W.A.P.S. they create to represent one of these decades.  Click here for more information.

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Brownie Journey: A World of Girls  


A great way to celebrate World Thinking Day is to take a Brownie Journey. On this very special Brownie Quest, girls will gain a deeper knowledge of one another and the rich traditions of Girl Scouting. As they follow the trail of the Brownie Elf, girls will learn more about their global sisterhood of Girl Scouts and the girls and women working to make our world a better place.


These leadership awards can be earned as girls work through this Journey:

  1. Hear a Story Award - Brownies find clues in a story that represent changes they can make in their world.
  2. Change a Story Award - Brownies act on the clues to change things for the better for girls in their world.
  3. Tell a Story Award - Brownies teach others about the change they created in their community and inspire their audience to support change too.
  4. Better World for Girls! Award - Brownies understand they belong to a large and far-reaching world of girls and use creative expression to show what it means to them to be part of a larger world of girls.

When Brownies have completed this journey, they will learn more about the world of girls and how to be a "sister to every Girl Scouts."


To get started, refer to your Brownie Journey, A World of Girls.

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Map Quest: A Letterbox Challenge    

March 3, 2012 


Let's go on a treasure hunt! Spend a morning with your fellow Girl Scouts learning about an outdoor hobby called Letterboxing. Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzles solving and includes a map-reading game, storytelling and use of rubber stamps. So let your curiosity run wild and join in on the fun!


Brownies in ActionTroop 732
Troop 732

Brownie Troop 732 donated more than 60 new or slightly used shoes to Safe Nest as part of their Brownie Quest Take Action Project. Eight year old troop member, Mackenzie, even asked her family and friends to donate shoes in lieu of getting her birthday presents.

Volunteer Recognition Nominations

Due March 9, 2012


Awards Volunteers are the lifeblood of all non-profit organizations, and Girl Scouts is no different. Each year we  recognize our hardworking volunteers at the Annual Meeting & Adult Recognitions Luncheon. This year we are celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting on Saturday, April 21 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Nominations for council level award recipients are due March 9. 


Throughout the year, each service unit plans its own award recognition event and honors an Outstanding Leader, the Outstanding Volunteer, the Leadership Development Pin, the 3 Years of Service and the 5 & 10 year membership numerals. Nomination forms must be turned in one month before the planned awards event.


Visit for guidelines and applications. Please pay special attention to listed requirements and the number of nominations and endorsement letters required for each award.


Contact Cordia Gay, for more information.

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February 2012
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World Thinking Day
Rock the Dam!
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Brownie Programs
Brownies in Action
Volunteer Recognitions
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Thin Mint Sprint
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Thin Mint Sprint Largest Brownie Team

Saturday, January 28 marked the Thin Mint Sprint 5K & 1 Mile Shortbread Shuffle. Families ran, walked and jogged to support Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Thank you to all who participated. Congratulations to our top sprinters and to Brownie Troop 215 for winning the Largest Brownie Team award and Most Donations Raised!

Thin Mint Sprint 5K Top 5 Females, 8 and under

  1. Ashley Catucci, 7
  2. Ka'leese Alexander, 8
  3. Elena Mesalic, 6
  4. Hailey Gorelow, 7
  5. Brooke Peters, 8  
Click here to see the rest of the race results.
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