Dear Friend, 


     On Saturday, March 8, 62 Girl Scouts received their Gold Award-the highest honor in Girl Scouting. During the Honors Ceremony, we learned about each girl's project.  I was so impressed with all of them! One story I'd like to share is about Raven New, a Girl Scout from Gladstone, Missouri.

Raven New has been a Girl Scout for 13 years.


     For her project, Raven was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama. Raven presented lessons on health and nutrition to third through fifth grade students. She also led students in games and exercises and gave them healthy recipes to take home to their families. Raven hopes to make an impact on these children's lives, giving them important skills that will help them make healthy choices in the future. She says, "My Gold Award project taught me patience and creativity, perseverance, organization skills, and how to be a role model who reflects good character traits."



Daisy's Circle takes the cake

     After the Honors Ceremony, Gold Award recipients and their families enjoyed a reception hosted by members of Daisy's Circle, complete with a 4-tier cake!


Guests enjoyed this special cake by Mike Elder, Black Sheep Custom Cakes

     I want to thank and welcome the new Founding Members who joined Daisy's Circle during the Honors Ceremony Reception. And thank you to the 16 new Founding Members who joined Daisy's Circle at the Volunteer Expo in Topeka on March 1.


     We are so grateful for all 54 Founding Members of Daisy's Circle. You are helping to "bring her promise to life"-you make it possible to provide the very best leadership experiences to all girls in our council. For more information or to learn how to become a Founding Member, visit





For nearly all the girls attending the Outreach Program spring camp out, this will be their first camp experience.



Do you love camp and want to volunteer?

     Girl Scouts in our Outreach Program love camp, too! And in order for them to attend, we need volunteers to camp with us weekends in April. If you are interested, contact Julia Lloyd, Outreach Program Manager, (816) 759-3063 or



Recognizing your time and talents

     Finally, don't forget to mark your calendar for the Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition Luncheon on April 12 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kansas. Thanking our volunteers each year is one of the most rewarding things we do. I hope you will join us! Watch your inbox for more information coming soon.


Yours in Girl Scouting,


Joy Wheeler 

CEO, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri 


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