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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 Ambassador 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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Ambassador Journey: Justice 


Ambassador Journey Badge On this journey to JUSTICE, Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Sage Award by participating in activities in the six steps to understanding environmental justice. The Sage Award takes its name from the word meaning wise person (from the Latin root sapere, to be wise) and the medicinal herb (from the Latin root salvare, to heal or to save). The award represents both the commitment and ability to be judicious, and it reminds us of the importance of healing.

While earning the Sage Award, girls explore justice (and injustice) from many angles including science, decision making and even doing a little math! Ultimately Ambassadors create and present their own unique definitions for Justice!

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Me & My Gal: Groovy Girls Zumba    

Starting March 12


Get ready for some healthy fun!  Girls will move and groove with their favorite groovy adult gal. Spend five energizing evenings with certified Zumba fitness instructor practicing a progression of steps followed by a full Zumba workout.  Plus, participate in making a healthy snack after each post workout. 


Ambassador Learning Opportunities

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

In This Issue
World Thinking Day
Rock the Dam!
Badges, Patches, & Awards
Ambassador Programs
Volunteer Recognition
Learning Opportunities
Annual Meeting
2012 Cookie Pin
Give the Gift
Thin Mint Sprint
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Thin Mint Sprint


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 Brittany Lesperance for coming in first in her age group!


Thin Mint Sprint 5K Top 3 Females, 14-19:

  1. Brittany Lesperance 
  2. Brittaney Mydra 
  3. Crystal Hostetler 
Click here to see the rest of the race results.
In The News

1/3 - Neighborhood News
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1/10 - Things to do 

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1/17 - Things to do
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1/19 - Cookies Now Available


1/24 - Things to do
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1/27 - Girl Scout Cookies
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1/27 - Girl Scout Cookies and Thin Mint Sprint 

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1/27 - Girl Scout Cookies and Thin Mint Sprint
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1/28 - Girl Scout Cookie Carnival
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