This is your official invitation to build courage, confidence and character.  Come to... 


...Girl Scout Cookie University
If you are a Girl Scout Ambassador (current or bridging to) or a young woman going into grade 11 or 12, you can be part of this AMAZING leadership experience.
Girl Scout Cookie University (GSCU), July 18-20, UNO.

Top five reasons to attend:

  1. Learn key business skills with experts from University of Nebraska Omaha's College of Business Administration.
  2. Sleep in dorms and experience "college life" for three incredible days/two nights.
  3. GSCU is FREE!
  4. Be a part of the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program media campaign planning.
  5. Visit the "Thin Mint Room" on a private tour of the GS Cookie bakery! 

Hurry, registration deadline is June 10, 2011 and space is limited! Questions? Contact Julie Madsen by email or phone, 877.447.5558 x222.  


Catron: Fun in the Sun

Looking for summer adventure?  Not sure you can afford camp this year?  Look no further than Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska's Catron Camp and Retreat Center. Thanks to the Catron Charitable Foundation, a generous donation was made, which enabled us to discount the cost of programs for the 2011 summer season at Catron. 
Sign up today and save!


Dive into Summer!


Sunday, July 31 is 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.) Classes are filling quickly. Spots are available at 12:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Call DiVentures at 402.933.6251 or email Jessica Williams jwilliams@diventures.net for more information or to reserve your troop's spot!

Click here to learn more. 


Travel with Girl Scouts

Whether you stay within the borders of Nebraska or travel beyond, an exciting summer of adventures is within your reach. If you are interested in taking a trip and not sure how to get started, let Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska be your tour guide.

Nebraska Sampler 
For girls grades 6 - 12
Saturday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15, 2011

Savannah 2011!  

This trip is filling up fast!
For girls grades 9-12
Saturday, July 16 - Saturday, July 23, 2011


Summer Volunteer Learning Opportunities  


If you are new to Girl Scouts, bridging your troop to a different grade level or haven't yet completed your required learning, this is a great time to do so. Click here to view the in-person options or to sign up for online learning. Check out the Outdoor Learning opportunities while you are there.   


Solstice Stomp in Lincoln

Join Lincoln Girl Scout Outreach troops as they stomp the trails of Holmes Lake Park on June 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Learn about the history and importance of the summer solstice through awesome games and activities. It's the longest day of the year, so the fun will be never-ending.

Questions or need transportation?

Contact Ashley Hahn at ahahn@girlscoutsnebraska.org or 402.239.4320.  

Where: Meet at the picnic area off Normal Boulevard at 7 p.m. 
Who: All girls grades 6-12
Cost: FREE!


Volunteer Spotlight


Read about this month's Girl Scout "volunteer in the spotlight," Julie Ellis from Bartley, Neb.  Julie is an active troop leader and adult trainer, she also volunteers with several other community organizations.  Nothing slows Julie down. Read about her commitment to girls and discover how she has faced and overcome the challenges in her life!


All New! Film Fest 2011

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Aspiring filmmakers, this is your casting call!  The first ever Spirit of Nebraska Film Fest is underway and we want to feature your Girl Scout stories! Check out the Film Fest 2011 guidelines and a video we created to show you how to make your own movie.


More Amazing Girl Scout Adventures!

There is no excuse for the girl(s) in your house to be bored this summer! Girl Scouts has many opportunities for excitement and adventure. Here is a sampling of the awesome programs offered through Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. For a complete list, check out our program book or visit our online calendar.


Click on each program title for complete description.


Maha's "Kitchen Creations" Resident Camp

Sunday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 28

Registration Deadline:Friday, June 10

Location: Camp Maha


Animals Around the World Day Camp

Thursday, July 7
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, June 23
Location: Riverside Discovery Center, Scottsbluff


Camp Under the Stars Overnight

Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 24
Location: Sandhills Drive-In Theatre; Alliance


Cookin' Craze Day Camp
Saturday, July 16
Registration Deadline:
Friday, July 1
Location: Camp Cosmo


Backstage Pass - VIP
Tuesday, July 5 - Thursday, July 7
Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, June 15
Location: Eastridge Presbyterian Church; Lincoln


FIRST Lego League Robotics

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22
Registration Deadline:
Friday, July 1
Location: Eastridge Presbyterian Church; Lincoln


Improv Camp

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, July 13
Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center


Product Program Update

Product Programs 

Help your girls be a part of the largest girl-led business in the country so that they can learn 5 important business skills: goal setting, business ethics, money management, people skills and decision making. Participate in council sponsored Product Programs.


Complete a Fall Product and Cookie Program Intent form available here. Submit to your local service center office by the date on the form to ensure you receive all the training, materials and support to help your girls succeed in this entrepreneurial leadership experience.


For questions or more information call 1-877-NEMINT4U or email cookie@girlscoutsnebraska.org to reach the Product Program Team.


In This Issue
Catron: Fun in the Sun
Dive into Summer!
Travel with Girl Scouts
Summer Volunteer Learning Opportunities
Solstice Stomp in Lincoln
Volunteer Spotlight
All New Film Fest 2011
More Amazing Girl Scout Adventures
Product Program Update
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