Make your summer plans
with Girl Scouts!


We have many programs (indoor and outdoor) in many locations throughout Nebraska, and even a few beyond our borders. No matter what you are planning to do when school lets out, participating in Girl Scout programs and events will make this a summer to remember. Be sure to bring your Pathways Passport!!


We continue to celebrate the Year of the Girl and Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary. Museum exhibits, a GS license plate, time capsules and a Nebraska State Fair Girl Scout Party are just a few of the things we have planned. Keep up with the latest information on our website and look for your Troop Celebration Kit coming later this month. Go Girl Scouts!


Enjoy FREE admission to Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, April 27 and 28 in celebration of Arbor Day and the Cherry Blossom Centennial. Explore the beautiful spring gardens and learn about the importance of nurturing and caring for trees. The first 100 households to arrive each day will receive a free tree seedling! Gardens are open 9am-5pm. Open Lauritzen Gardens' flyer here for all the details.


For more information about Lauritzen Gardens, please call 402-346-4002 or click here.

Cookie Program "Thank You"

With the 2012 Cookie Program coming to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You!" to all of the volunteers, parents and girls for their participation and support. Many troop cookie managers, product sales coordinators and cupboard managers spent countless hours devoted to this year's program and we want you to know your efforts have not gone unnoticed! Everyone's contributions have been GREATLY appreciated!

Recognitions for this year's program arrived at the end of March; check in with your troop cookie managers if you have not received them. Thank you again for helping build girls of courage, confidence and character!

Volunteer Spotlight 

Marlene Lewis of Hastings, Nebraska, has been a Girl Scout volunteer for the past 15 years. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer award in 2001 and 2003, as well as additional honors throughout her years volunteering with the organization. In her Service Unit, she is actively involved with the "Fifth Grade Opportunity Award" committee, which allows girls to apply for scholarships that can be used to attend Girl Scout events. Read more...

Early Bird Gets the Patch! 

It's already time to begin thinking about and registering for the 2012-13 Girl Scout Year! This is what is known as Early Bird Registration and it is open to ALL. Every girl member who is registered by June 24, 2012, through our online registration system will receive the Early Bird Patch. To get started with online registration click here!

We are Hiring for Summer

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is hiring for a variety of summer positions at the following Nebraska locations:

Camp Crossed Arrows in Nickerson, Camp Maha in Papillion, Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City and for our My Summer Place programs in Omaha. To view a full listing of the positions, job descriptions, qualifications and to apply please visit the Career Link website.  

Nominate Volunteers Today 

Adult Awards are a meaningful way that we acknowledge the time and energy graciously given by volunteers to Girl Scouting in Nebraska. There are both council and national awards and honors; all designed to offer tangible, visible recognition with criteria, requirements, forms and step-by-step guidelines. Please note that a new award is available this year, Volunteer of Excellence. The Outstanding Leader and Outstanding Volunteer Awards have been retired. For more information and nomination forms, visit our website.

Leader Appreciation Day is Sunday, April 22. 

Please consider making your appreciation known to a Girl Scout Leader on or around April 22. It will make their day!

My Summer Place 2012!   

My Summer Place (MSP) is a seven-week day camp open to all girls entering grades 1-9. At MSP, girls will connect with other girls their age to explore topics like art, wellness, nature and more. Although Crestridge Magnet Center is full, there are openings at Skinner Magnet Center and Spring Lake Magnet Center, both in Omaha. Sign up today for a summer full of fun and adventure!
The GS Open 
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will take a trip through all of golf's bogies and sand pits as they explore the Omaha golf scene from putt-putt through professional. This four-part series will teach all about golf from the best in the biz. Tee time is right around the corner, so sign up today.

Face to Face Tour

New travel option for Junior Girl Scouts (Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, too)

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 877.447.5558 ext. 239.


We have a few spaces left for this popular trip so we've extended the deadline to April 15! Celebrate Girl Scout's 100th Year Anniversary in Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. In addition to programming at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, girls will enjoy beach activities and visit historic Savannah. For more information, contact Lori Williamson by email or 877.447.5558 ext. 239. 

In This Issue
Lauritzen Gardens
Thank you!
Volunteer Spotlight
Early Bird Registration
We're Hiring!
Adult Awards
Leader Appreciation Day
My Summer Place
Pathway Programs
Service Centers
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