On-Time Registration Deadline Sept. 20
Don't wait, register today!  The on-time registration deadline is quickly approaching on Friday, September 20. All girls and adults registered by September 20 will receive a special link to purchase the t-shirts for $12! This email with all the purchase instructions will be sent on September 27.
In addition to our on-time deadline, troop leaders please note that you will have until 10:59 pm, September 30 to renew members. After this time, the family manager will have to renew the individual(s).
 Share Your Favorite Troop Camping Activities

Don't forget to submit your favorite troop camping activities for a chance to win a GS Shop $20 gift certificate and have your troop featured in the next S'MORE! Submit your ideas by September 13 to prdept@gsksmo.org. 


Quick Start for Leaders

GSUSA has created Quick Starts for Daisy, Brownie and Junior leaders. Leaders will learn about the 10 Essential Elements for troops. Each element provides leaders with great resources to get them started. Many of these resources are pulled directly from the Adult Guides for the National Leadership Journeys. 


Check them out today at http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/quickstart/


 Fun with a Purpose

Everything we do in Girl Scouts is fun with a purpose. One way to accomplish this is to incorporate the 3 processes: Girl-Led, Learn by Doing and Cooperative Learning into all of your Girl Scout activities. Watch this great video to learn more about the 3 processes: 


 Girl Scouts Love Adventure!

Girl Scout Outdoor Programs help girls develop a strong sense of self and overcome challenges while promoting cooperation and team building. Girls can discover the fun of the outdoors through our Rappel and Zipline Programs. 

  • The Rappel Program provides the opportunity for girls to choose their challenge.... from learning about the safety equipment, standing on top of a 40' tower to controlling their ropes as they rappel to the ground.  
  • The Zipline Program provides the opportunity for girls to choose their challenge.... from learning about the safety equipment, climbing a rope ladder, standing on a platform 10, 18 or 24' off the ground, to zipping. 
Check out the interactive calendar and sign up for these great programs!  


 Girl Cookie Recognitions to be Announced 

We are really excited about the changes coming to this year's Cookie Program recognitions for girls! Beginning October 1, we will use Facebook and Twitter to unveil the recognitions!  


All you have to do is like us on https://www.facebook.com/gsksmo and/or follow us @gsksmo on Twitter!



GS Day at KC Pumpkin Patch

Come enjoy Girl Scout Day at the KC Pumpkin Patch on September 28! Learn about diversity and the power of inclusion with Spookley, the Square Pumpkin, including a Spookley craft station, more than 60 activities to explore on the farm, and apple cider and pumpkin mini doughnuts.  


Visit our website for more information 

 Camp Fire's Youth Leadership Experience

The Camp Fire Youth Leadership Experience is a one-day, once in a lifetime youth leadership development training, helping youth ages 14 -18 to understand that leadership is more than a position or a title - everyone has potential to be a leader!   This amazing day will be held November 8 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri.


Because Girl Scouts has the best and brightest girls in our community, Camp Fire has extended an invitation for five teens to participate in this leadership training.  Girls must submit an application by September 27, 2013


For more information and application, please contact Cindy Beals, Teen Program Manager, at cindybeals@gsksmo.org.

 GS Shop Update

Our shop has new hours! Shop with us at 8383 Blue Parkway Drive from 

11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Monday through Friday) and the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.


The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting books are on sale for $16.87 (regularly $22.50). Because the book comes in the Great Start Kits, this sale price is also reflected in the price of the kit. The Journey Leader set is also on sale for $10.00 (regularly $15.00). 


The sale goes through October 31. However, if you plan to attend the Volunteer Training Expo on November 9 in St. Joseph - for this one day and one location only, we will offer both items for the sale price!


Another great item for the start of the GS Year, G-Scoutmate. This is a  record keeping software package perfect for troop and service unit organization. G-Scoutmate is on sale for $23.96.


Thanks for shopping with us!  Start shopping now.


Upcoming Events

September 28

Girl Scout Day at KC Pumpkin Patch

All Ages

Gardener, Kan.


October 20

Girltopia Workshop at the Nelson Art Gallery

Senior and Ambassadors

Kansas City, Mo. 


You Schedule It!

St Joseph Animal Control Center


St. Joseph Mo.


You Schedule It!

Acting Workshops with Topeka Civic Theater


Topeka, Kan.


Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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