Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!
Thanks for your incredible work this year! From taking on a new online membership registration system to facilitating great leadership programming for girls, your hard work is so appreciated!!
We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. We hope you enjoy some much-deserved rest.
This will be our last S'MORE for 2012, and we will look forward to resuming this publication on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
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 Registration for Spring Programs, Adult Training and Camping
Reservations for Girl Programs, Adult Training and Spring Troop Camping will begin in January. We will be using new systems for online registrations and no paper registrations will be accepted. Registration instructions will be available on our website.
Available dates for Girl Programs & Adult Training taking place in March and April will be posted on January 2, 2012. Beginning in February, new program and training dates will be posted three months prior to the program date. Keep checking the calendar for new dates.
A new online Camping Reservation process will begin in January. Please hold all Troop Camping requests for spring until this process begins.

Cookies Take 2

 As you've heard by now, we need your help. We're below our Cookie Program goal by approximately 57,000 cases, and we hope to close that gap with Cookies Take 2
For late-forming troops that didn't get a chance to sell, or for troops that would like to continue to sell cookies after the holidays, this is a great way for troops to earn funds for upcoming activities.
Troops can earn $.75 per box and can return up to 10% of the cookies they check out after January 2, 2013. Orders for cookies may be placed in SNAP beginning December 24.
Check out all the details by visiting the cookie pages on our website.
 Activity and Travel Approval

Troops are doing a really great job with the new activity and travel approval process, so just one last reminder about the timeframe for your submission.


For overnights, day drips outside the council boundaries and high-risk activities, applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of your planned activity. See the Activity and Trip Guide for more information.

 Make Your Own Badge
Did you know that you can help your Girl Scouts make their own badge? Once a year, girls can choose something they want to learn to do, take the steps to complete and then design the badge.
Make Your Own Badge can be done individually and a holiday break might provide a nice time for girls to participate in this activity. More information about the "five steps" girls will complete to earn your badge can be found in the badge section of the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.
Once she completes the steps, she can visit the Girl Scout Make Your Own website to design her new badge.
 Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship
Our council has a great scholarship opportunity available for eligible graduating Girl Scouts; the Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship. For more information about the scholarship criteria and to download the application, visit our website.
The application deadline is February 1, 2013 (must be received by). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
 Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative Scholarship
The Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative awards scholarships of up to $1,000 to students who are pursuing a degree from a public institution toward a career in the electric power industry. Applicants must permanently reside in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte or Ray counties in Missouri.
Completed applications must be postmarked by February 15 to be eligible. For more information on this scholarship, please call (816) 628-3121.

NASA Opportunity for High School Juniors

 NASA is offering high school junior girls from across the United States an opportunity to jump-start their future by participating in the Women in STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars Program 2013.


WISH scholars will participate in online forums focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics and complete activities to qualify for a six-day summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. During the summer experience, girls will work with mentors to design a mission to Mars, interact with NASA female role models and interact with scientists and engineers as they learn about their careers.


Learn more and apply today!


Playing in the Past - Plains Indian Workshop

at St. Joseph Museum

Looking for a great activity before girls head back to school after the holiday break?
Join us on January 2 and experience the lives of the Plains Indian girls who once made their home in this area. Activities include hands-on food preparation, costuming and role playing and seeing authentic artifacts.
This workshop will complete part of the Junior Playing in the Past badge.
See more details and make plans for this great learning opportunity!
Upcoming Community Program Events

January 2, 2013

Plains Indian Workshop 


St. Joseph Museum

St. Joseph, Missouri 


February 7-10, 2013

Girl Scout Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge

All Ages

Great Wolf Lodge

Kansas City, Kansas


A Program That You Can Schedule!


Theater Workshops


Topeka Civic Theatre

Topeka, Kansas



See more community program opportunities


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