A Spotlight on Brownie Troop 3044
  Thanks to everyone who submitted their great ideas for troop kick-off events and investitures!  We want to highlight Troop 3044 from John Nowlin Elementary in Blue Springs, Missouri for their creative luau themed kick-off!

By making this welcome back a FUN and GIRL-LED activity, 12 girls returned to the troop and a new Girl Scout sister joined them. The girls enjoyed colorful Hawaiian attire, great food and friendship. What a fantastic way to kick off the new GS Year! Congrats to Troop Leader Gretchen Deaton, Assistant Troop Leader and nominator Le Ann White and all the adult volunteers who support Troop 3044!

Be the next troop highlighted and receive a $20 GS Shop Gift Certificate!  

Share some of your most creative troop camping ideas. 
Submit your ideas to prdept@gsksmo.org.
 eBiz - Girl Scout Online Registration Reminder

Hope you have seen a big improvement in this year's registration process with the new upgrades in eBiz!  


Just another reminder that if you registered for the new membership year prior to the new upgrades, you will need to reset your log-in and password information. The good news is that you will only need this one log-in / password for all GS registered members in your family!


If when you log-in, information in your profile is incorrect or you need additional support, we are here to help. Just contact our registration help desk at (816) 358-8750 or registrationhelpdesk@gsksmo.org.


Program Pinterest Boards Now Available

Check out our new Program Pinterest Boards! You will find boards for each of the Journeys, cookies, STEM and much more. They have many great ideas to add to your troop meetings.   

 Fall Dates for Zipline, Rappel and Archery

Jump start your scouting year with some high adventure or be "right on target" with a visit to our archery ranges!  Programs are scheduled at our various camps during September, October and November.  Visit the interactive calendar for available dates. 

 Call for Outdoor Volunteers

Did you know that our outdoor programs like archery, rappel, zipline and camping 102 are offered by volunteers, just like you?  What does it take to be an instructor?  Just a willingness to stretch out of your comfort zone to learn some new skills and join a group of fellow volunteers who wish to be a part of helping girls grow confident and courageous. Learn more by contacting Stefanie Lawhorn at (816) 358-8750 or stefanielawhorn@gsksmo.org.

 Camping 101 and 102

Troop camping is a great fall activity. Our properties have many options available for your troop. Training is required for troop camping on or off our property. If your troop is staying in building like cabins or a lodge, Camping 101 is required and is completed online.


If you are planning to stay in the permatents or pitching a tent, at least one adult must complete Camping 102. Camping 102 is a face to face training. You can choose a day or overnight option. 



Scholarships Awarded to Gold Award Recipients

Congratulations to 2013 Gold Award recipient, Muriel Eaton for receiving the Kansas VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship.  Muriel is paving the way for other girls, as she is the first girl in the state of Kansas to be awarded the designation.   Visit www.vfw.org  for more information regarding the Scout of the Year program.


Paige Bergan, 2011 Gold Award recipient and Overland Park resident, received the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Foreign Language Scholarship.  She is currently attending Truman State University, majoring in English and Spanish.  Congratulations Paige! For more information about the foundation, visit  www.cjsfoundation.org.   

 What Do You Think About the Cookie Program?
Our baker partner, ABC is conducting a survey about girl participation in the annual Cookie Program. This feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us improve the experience for girls. The survey will be open until 4:00 CST, Friday, September 6.  There is a volunteer link and family link below. We invite you to share with others.  Thanks!
Volunteer Survey                                        Family Survey

Upcoming Events

Begins September 5

Hey Kids, Tell Me a Story

Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes

Kansas City, Mo.


October 12

Girl Scout Night at Ailey II

All Ages

Kansas City, Mo. 


You Schedule It!

Quest Credit Union Tours and Workshops

All Ages

Topeka, Lenexa, and Fort Riley, Kan.


You Schedule It!

East Asian Culture Center

All Ages

Lawrence, Kan. and areas within 50 miles


Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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