Troop Cookie Manager Training in Full Swing

Troop Cookie Managers and/ or Leaders - have you attended a Troop Cookie Training yet? Our trainings kicked off last week and are located throughout our 47 counties. 


If you haven't signed up, there is still a little time. Check out our list and register for a date a location convenient for you.


Exciting changes to this year's Program including more girl awards and the introduction of Cookie Dough. Don't miss it - come get all the information to help you kick off an exciting and skill-building program for your troop!



GS destinations - Round 1 Deadline on Nov. 15

Girl Scout destinations, travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. The Round 1 deadline is November 15. Visit our website for more information or to download the application. 

 WARNING:  A Fun, Rewarding and Irresistible Volunteer Opportunity Awaits You!

Are you engaging and energetic? Do you enjoy empowering and equipping adults to succeed? If so, the Training & Volunteer Support department has an opportunity just for you.  


We are seeking Trainers to provide the foundation and skill set for a successful adult volunteer experience.  As a Trainer you'll indirectly impact girls by equipping adult volunteers via training courses and conferences. Training areas include: Troop Fundamentals, Service Unit Administration, Outdoor Training, and Professional Development Topics. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your facilitation, speaking, organizational and management skills


Applicants must be comfortable and confident speaking in front of both small and large groups. Prior facilitation skills are a plus!  If you would like to be considered for this rewarding opportunity please email


 How is Your Troop Taking Action?

Send us what Take Action Project your troop is working on or has completed. One troop will be featured in the next S'MORE and the troop leader will receive a $20 GS Shop gift certificate.


Deadline for submission is Friday, November 15. It is easy - just send us your story, troop number and location to We look forward to featuring your troop!


 Troop FUNdamentals in Topeka

Are you a new troop leader and looking for the basics in managing your troop? Come join us for Troop FUNdamentals on Saturday, November 16 in Topeka, Kansas.


This course is for new Daisy, Brownie and Junior Troop leaders who have completed their Service Unit Orientation. A huge thank you to Rasmussen College for providing us a great training space at no cost. Hope to see you there!


Register for your course today!


Camp Activities - Let the FUN Begin!

Are you planning a visit to one of our camps?  There are fun options for girls of all ages available on our property.  There are self-led hike programs available for FREE check-out from the site managers, all you do is request them at check-in and the manager will let you borrow them for your entire stay.  


Each property also has at least one geocaching trail, and most have a letterboxing trail. Click here for more information about the activities at camp. 


We also have fun and practical ideas on our Camp Pinterest Board. 


And please don't forget to send photos from your camp experience to 


 Make a Difference Today - Consider Making a Few Calls for the Cookie Program

Giving girls an opportunity to work as a team at a booth sale is a critical skill learned during the Cookie Program! We need your help, and it is so easy!


Please consider helping us call businesses to arrange cookie booth locations. You will be calling locations in the KC metro area (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas - Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri). We will provide you a list and give you lots of support as you contact the locations.


If you are interested or need more information, please contact Thank you for your consideration! 

 New Online & Media Guidelines

We love promoting our fantastic council and amazing Girl Scouts! We have provided online guidelines as you develop your service unit and troop social network sites as well as added some new media guidelines when promoting your great work! We look forward to working with you!

 Workshops for Cadette - Ambassador Girl Scouts

There are many ways people can change the world. UMKC's Civic Engagement Department is offering workshops for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors that encourage girls to become active in their government and learn to use their voices to change their communities. 


Cadettes can learn about group decision making and mediation. Seniors and Ambassadors can peek behind the ballot and start planning a campaign. All of the workshops tie to the Citizenship Badges and Journeys. Dates are planned throughout the year. 


Visit our website for more information and available dates.  

 You are Making an Impact!

We send a shout out to everyone who is registering girls AND making an on line gift.  What an impact you are making!  Nearly 300 gifts totaling almost $6,000 were contributed during registration. 


This support from leaders like you helps pay for memberships for girls in the Outreach Program. Without your support the Outreach Program would not be able to offer Girl Scouts to girls in schools were nearly 90% of students receive free or reduced lunch.


Our goal this year is to raise 1.5 million dollars from private philanthropy to build girls of courage, confidence and character. Funding is needed to ensure we have quality STEM programming, fun outdoor experiences on one of our five Camp Properties, and Volunteer Training that teaches the best practices in working for girls.


We can reach this goal when we all work together. We invite you to call or email us if you have ideas on people, foundations and companies who want to help Girls. You can call Mary Pat Beals at 913.488.0200 or email marypatbeals@gsksmo.orgWe want to hear your ideas and to learn your Girl Scout story. Girls deserve the best and you are making it possible! 



Save the Date - Come Shop with us on Dec. 14

It's hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season is here! Buy a gift or two for your special Girl Scout!!


Join us on Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for a special holiday shopping event. All gift items will be 10% off, a free stuffed animal with a purchase of $50 or more and some holiday cookies and apple cider. 


Shop any time on our E-Shop.

Upcoming Events

November 16

Girl Scout Night at the Comets

All ages and families

Independence, Mo.


You Schedule It!

Adams Dairy Bank

All ages

Blue Springs, Mo.


You Schedule It!

Going Bonkers

All ages

Topeka, Kan.


You Schedule It!

CoCo Key Water Resort

All ages

Kansas City, Mo.


Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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