We have packed a lot of information (all good stuff!) into this e-newsletter. Grab a Girl Scout Cookie and cup of tea and please take a few extra minutes to read. Thank you.

There is no snow on the ground, but plenty of Girl Scout Cookies to be found. There are still three full weeks left in this record-breaking, first-ever direct sale in Nebraska. Remember, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Nothing says, "I love you" like a bouquet of Girl Scout Cookies. Questions? Please contact your local product program manager or send an email for more details.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is the place to begin when planning your summer adventures and activities. There is a great discount and FREE Year of the Girl canteen for those who register early. As always, bring your Pathway Passport with you; we will fill your passport with stamps and you will collect awesome rewards.

Disney on Ice Scout Night    


Join Mickey and Minnie on their Magical Journey!  Friday, February 24, is Scout Night. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $12, plus you receive a free commemorative patch!  Be sure to stay for the 20- minute post-show clinic where you'll get a "Behind the Scenes" look from your seat on how Disney magic is created.


Please call Angie at 877-275-8211 for more information or to order tickets. To learn more about Disney On Ice, please click here. 

In case you missed it Tuesday, Girl Scouts of the USA launched a new leadership initiative to empower
the next generation of young women titled: ToGetHereThere. 


The campaign, which coincides with the 100-year anniversary and declaration of The Year of the Girl, kicked off with a panel discussion featuring female leaders from various industries and backgrounds.

Watch a replay of this inspirational discussion here.

Statewide Birthday Bash 

On Saturday, March 10, celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting with sister Girl Scouts across the state. This event is FREE to registered Girl Scouts!   

Open our flyer for all the details and registration information.

"CATS" Special Offer
for Girl Scout Members


The beloved musical "CATS" is coming to the Orpheum Theater in Omaha and we have a special offer just for our members (and their friends and family)! We have a limited number of tickets for only $30.00 each (regularly $64.00). You will get a special "CATS" patch (while they last) and after the show, we will all meet with former Girl Scouts who are now "CATS" cast members!!

Order immediately as these tickets will sell out fast! Email Tina
or call 877.447.5558 x201.

100-Year Anniversary 
Keep in touch with what is happening around the state and around the country for Girl Scouts' 100-Year Anniversary!  
Visit our website for the latest information.   


Many of you have inquired about the custom Girl Scout license plate. The details, design reveal and order forms are coming soon!! Stay tuned. 

Gold Award Information    


Spirit of Nebraska Gold Award interviews will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 (3rd Saturday of the month). Please note that anyone wanting to submit Gold Award proposals using the former requirements will need to submit their paperwork by March 15 of this year AND have their interviews scheduled on or before April 14, 2012.

For more information, email Shelly Blakley
or call 877.447.5558 x210.

February 11, 2012 
Omaha and Kearney

Join us for a World Thinking Day event in Omaha in the morning OR in the afternoon, OR in Kearney. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community.

The theme for 2012 is girls worldwide say "We can save our planet." For more information, contact Lori Williamson by email or call 877.447.5558 x239. Troops wanting to "adopt" a country and offer an interactive exhibit at the event should contact Lori.   


Want to know more about World Thinking Day, go here.

Legislative Day Invitation

Cadettes through Ambassadors, bring your parents or leaders to Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 13 at the State Capitol in Lincoln. Meet with elected officials, witness the Governor signing an official "Year of the Girl" Girl Scout proclamation, tour the Governor's Mansion and enjoy lunch with First Lady Sally Ganem. If you would like to represent Girl Scouts on this historic day, please contact Megan Berlin by email or phone 402.875.4348.
Delegate Voting

Let your Girl Scout voice be heard! Vote for delegates today.
The nominations are in and ballots are ready. Click here for the ballot and instructions.
Delegates are voting members of the corporation of Spirit of Nebraska.
They attend the annual meeting, vote on amendments to the council bylaws, elect the council board, and elect national delegates and alternate delegates to the national council. 
Camp Master Plan

We are seeking volunteers interested in participating on a board of directors task force working on a Camp Master Plan for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. This group, who will work with the task force to investigate how to best utilize our camp properties in the coming years, will be formed over the next 30 days. Please email Fran Marshall, our CEO, with your volunteer and camping background and contact information if you are interested in participating.  
10% Early Bird Discount
for Camp Pathway Programs*

Now through February 29, 2012, sign up early for camps listed in the Summer Supplement and save 10%. Every girl who registers by February 29 will also receive a Year of the Girl Camp Canteen (pictured).

*Excludes all horse camps. Discount will be taken on Girl Scout sponsored programs only. Does not include camp property fees or troop camping. 
artVenture 2012
Museum Exploration 

Expand your artVenture experience and explore ancient Egyptian art at "Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures" at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum. There will be hands-on activities and a special exhibit tour! For more information, open our flyer or contact Lori by
email or phone 877.447.5558 x239. 
Magic of Chemistry

Back by popular demand, UNO chemistry professors and students are offering Junior Girl Scouts a fun, hands-on science program, The Case of the Unsigned Letter. For more information, open our flyer or contact Lori Williamson by email or phone 877.447.5558 x239. 

Face to Face Tour  

New travel option for Junior Girl Scouts!
We have opened up registration for our Face to Face Tour

to include Juniors! Visit Mount Rushmore and a mammoth excavation site, play in Evan's Plunge and explore Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park. For more information contact Lori Williamson by email or call 877.447.5558 x239.


Something Fishy in Denver 

March 31 through April 1
Dive into the adventure of a lifetime at the Denver aquarium, home to more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits showcasing fascinating ecosystems from around the world. Is there something fishy in Denver? Check it out for yourself. For more information, contact Cynthia Gill by email or call 308.254.3809.



July 2012  Celebrate Girl Scout's 100-Year Anniversary in Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. Girls will enjoy beach activities and tour historic Savannah. Space is limited for this popular trip so register soon! For more information, contact Lori Williamson by email or call 877.447.5558 x239. 

In This Issue
Summer 2012
Disney on Ice Scout Night
Statewide 100th Anniversary Bash
"CATS" Special Offer
100-Year Anniversary Activities
Gold Award Information
World Thinking Day
Legislative Day
Delegate Voting
Camp Master Plan
Early Bird Camp Discount
artVenture 2012 Museum Exploration
Magic of Chemistry
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