It's time to celebrate our volunteers!


With almost 25,000 Girl Scout members in Nebraska, our volunteers truly are the heart and soul of this organization.They are the women and men, who support girls, who are on the path to becoming future leaders in their homes, communities and the world.


Please help us formally thank the volunteers who are making a difference in your life, nominate them for a Volunteer Recognition "Adult Award." Go here for more information and forms.

Girl Scout Day at DiVentures

Sunday, April 10 is the second Girl Scout Day at DiVentures!
Girl Scouts can try scuba diving in DiVentures' indoor, heated pool, after learning important safety rules in the classroom. All equipment is included in the cost of the class, with a $10 discount for Girl Scouts. That means you can try scuba and learn to breathe underwater for only $40! Girls must be at least ten years old to scuba dive. Snorkeling classes are also available. There is no age requirement for snorkeling. Classes are filling quickly. Call DiVentures at 402.933.6251 and ask for available class times to reserve your troop's spot!


For more information visit DiVentures or call 402.933.6251 to book a class.


Party Tomorrow in Lincoln


We are celebrating the opening of our NEW Girl Scout Service Center in Lincoln with a party!  Join us Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for snacks, a cool craft, 10% off everything in the store* and a FREE Juliette's Boutique fun patch (all while supplies last). There will also be a Girl Scout Cookie Booth AND drive-thru, so bring your friends and stock up on cookies for the summer!


Click here for a flyer with all the details and map.

*excludes uniforms, insignia, pins, Try-Its, badges, IPPs, Journey awards and badge books. Already discounted items not included.


GS Cookie U. Wants U


GS Cookie University (GSCU) is for you! This three-day program for Ambassador Girl Scouts (or those bridging to) will help you learn valuable business skills, allow you to experience campus life and take you on an exclusive leadership adventure with other girls your age. GSCU was developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business Administration. Go here for information and an application.


Calling all Juniors and Cadettes!
Older Girls

Tell us about your experiences in Girl Scouting, at school and in the community. This is a special invitation to participate in an exciting national research project that helps Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and Girl Scouts of the USA make connections between all parts of girls' lives. Sign up at Girl Scout Voices by March 21 and you will have a chance to win 1 of 10 gift cards worth $100 each.


If you are under 13, you will need your guardians' permission to sign up. Be sure to have that person with you when you visit the Girl Scout Voices website. 


Movin' On Up in Girl Scouts


It's hard to believe, but for most of us, the end of the school year is near. That may mean it's time for you to bridge to the next Girl Scout grade level...Yea! You may already be participating in a bridging ceremony (or already have), if so CONGRATULATIONS. If not, keep in mind that you can complete the steps for bridging as an individual Girl Scout or with your troop. Click here to view the requirements for bridging.


Travel Pathway.
Adventure Awaits.


We have planned a summer full of travel adventures. Here is just a taste: Travel to Savannah, Georgia, to visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Lowe, explore the coastline, see a lighthouse, go on a dolphin tour and more! OR fly to Chicago and explore the city as you never imagined!


See Beauty and the Beast, visit museums, try authentic deep-dish pizza, share a meal with international visitors, shop and see all sides of the Windy City.


Go to page 37 of the Summer Program Book for more trip opportunities and details.  


Questions?  Email Lori or call 877.447.5558 x239.


Additional Program Opportunities

Here is a sampling of the MANY programs and events offered by Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. For a complete list of programs, check out our program book or visit our online calendar.

Click on each program title for complete description.


Flipping for Flappers 

Saturday, April 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Wessels Living History Farm, York


Daisy and Brownie Bridging Day

Sunday, May 1, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Grand Island


Native American Cultural Campout

Friday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m.

Indian Center Pow-Wow Grounds, Lincoln


Girls Go Camping 

Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5

Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala


Dance by the Light of the Moon Resident Camp  

Sunday, June 26 - Friday, July 1

Camp Crossed Arrows


Girl Scouts' "Film Fest 2011"    Here's your chance to SHOW us what you are doing to make the world a better place. Join our online Film Fest 2011 and you can be the star of your own video...and maybe even have your video play on our website!  Application is coming soon. If you have questions, contact Lori by email or call 877.447.5558 x239.


Gold Award Coordinator Update

Beginning March 15, NEW Gold Award proposals and paperwork will be handled by Shelly Blakley, program specialist. Shelly can be reached by email or by phone 402.779.8210. If you are already in the process of your Gold Award, please continue to work with Tracy Stewart through March and April. She will also be the Gold Award contact person for the 2011 Girl Awards Ceremonies. Contact Tracy by email or phone 402.476.7539 x1114.             


In This Issue
Girl Scout Day at DiVentures
Party Tomorrow in Lincoln
Movin' On Up in Girl Scouts
Travel Pathway. Adventure Awaits
Additional Program Opportunities
Featured Article
Service Centers
Guiding Star Service Center
302 W 'D' Street
Goldenrod Service Center
2412 Hwy 30 East Suite 1
Grand Island Service Center
2512 N. Webb Road
Grand Island
Hastings Service Center
223 East 14th Street, Suite 85
Prairie Hills Service Center
1570 33rd Avenue
Homestead Service Center
8230 Beechwood Drive
Great Plains Service Center
2121 S. 44th Street
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