Spring Activities
There is still great availability for troop camping, zipline, rappelling, horses and more in March and April.
Check out our website and make a reservation today!
Camping 101 and 102
Camping 101 is now offered as an online training that you can take at your convenience! Topics include how to involve girls in the planning process, what equipment to bring, safety, overview of camp properties and much more.
Completion of the Camping 101 course qualifies adults to take a group camping in a building (heated with basic amenities). Although only one adult in each camping group is required to take the training, we encourage all adults who will be supervising the group to take this free online training.
Camping 102 will continue to be an in person training with hands-on activities like methods of fire-building, outdoor cooking, dishwashing, knots and more. Completing Camping 102 qualifies adult volunteers to take girls on camp-outs, where the girls will be cooking outdoors and sleeping in a platform tent, perma-tent, A-frame tent or a pitched tend on a primitive campground.
 Take Action Mini Grants Available
Great news!  New this year, GSKSMO will be offering up to 20 grants of a maximum of $100 each to be used for Take Action projects. These grants are available for any Girl Scout troop or individual Girl Scout completing a Take Action project or a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Project.
The first deadline is February 1 for projects that will be completed between March- June 2013. Visit our website for more information and to apply.

 Brownies at Camp
There are so many fun things for Brownies to do at camp this spring! In addition to traditional camp activities like fire building and outdoor cooking, Brownies can ride horses at Camp Winding River, climb the traverse wall at Camp Tongawood and play in the spray ground at Camp Daisy.
Brownies can also explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with exciting programming like letterboxing, digital scavenger hunts and astronomy. Check out our interactive calendar for upcoming opportunities!

Cookie Materials Survey Available Now

GSKSMO Program Survey Coming in February

ABC Bakers, our GS cookie baker partner has released a survey for volunteers about this year's Cookie Program resources. These resources included the glossy program book with goal poster inside. Each troop should have received one of these at the beginning of the sale (usually at your service unit's cookie training). Go to the ABC website now and begin the survey. The survey is available through February 1.
In addition, we want your feedback on this year's Cookie Program. Watch for four different surveys: girl, parent, troop leader / cookie manager and SU PSM. Our surveys will be available beginning the week of February 4. Watch the next S'MORE for the survey links.
 Letterboxing and Geocaching Programs
There are some great opportunities for girls to get into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs through letterboxing and geocaching. We offer programs to help Brownies work toward their letterboxing badge and Juniors work toward their geocacher badge. Check out what is available now.
If a troop has interest in doing more work with letterboxing and geocaching, a troop leader or other adult volunteer may take a council training to learn how ot lead the programs independently. Once the adult training is complete, a troop can check out the materials for either program (compasses, GPS handheld units) through our headquarters office. This is a great option if you wanted to do the activities at a troop meeting or camp-out. Visit our website for available adult training dates.
 Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship Due Feb. 1
Just a last minute reminder! The deadline for the Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship application is due this Friday, February 1.
The scholarship is available for graduating Ambassador Girl Scouts. Get the application and more details now.
 GS destinations Applications Due Feb. 15
 Destinations await teen Girl Scouts! Applications are still being accepted for national and international trips through the GSUSA destinations program. Get up close with the sea turtles or imagine yourself exploring Peru!
The second round deadline is February 15. Visit our website for all the info!

Upcoming Events

February 16, 2013

Pottery for Brownies

NOTO Arts Center - Topeka, Kansas

Programs are available for other age groups as well.  


February 16, 2013
Junior Shatto Dairy Day

Shatto Dairy - Osborn, Missouri

Programs are available for other age groups as well.


February 22, 2013

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Senior and Ambassador)

UMKC - Kansas City, Missouri