It's Spring and Troop Camp-Out Time!

Tell us about what activities your Girl Scouts do during troop camp-outs. Send us your troop camping favorite activities and your story may be featured in the next S'MORE. If your story is showcased, you will also receive a GS Shop gift certificate. Send your submission to by March 31.

 Finance Reports and Ending Balances

Troops are required to submit a Troop Finance Report by June 30. The form needs to include the May 31 bank statement. 


New this year: Due to the change in product sales, troops are allowed to carry higher balances than previous years. This means that you will not have to spend all of your troop cookies proceeds by the end of the school year. You might consider saving some for next year's expenses or use part to pay for the 2014-2015 membership dues during Spring Re-registration. 

 Last Weekend of the Cookie Program = FUN!

Two more entry opportunities for "bling" your booth celebrating the theme, "Girl Scouts Change the World" and the 5 skills. Decorate the booth, submit your photo and encourage others to vote for your photo on Facebook. 1st - 3rd place each week and then an overall grand prize winner who will receive $250 and a troop pizza party. Submit your photo for this week by Thursday, March 27 and next week by Thursday, April 3 to


Last week for the Twitter contest #gsksmobuy5boxes @gsksmo. A troop and customer winner again this week. If you have added your booth sale to SNAP or participating in a council booth sale, you will need to download the sign your troop can decorate and affix to a wooden stick. When a customer buys at least 5 boxes have them pose with the sign and tweet! You will both be entered into the contest.


Read all the details about these contests and more now.


*Brand New Opportunity* Thanks to a generous donor, we have received two suite tickets to the August 19 Katy Perry concert at the Sprint Center. These tickets will be awarded to a Girl Scout and her adult chaperon using the following criteria:


-Girl must be a Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout.


-Girl Scout must have participated in the Cookie Program.


-She must write and submit a short essay describing her cookie business, how she grew in the 5 skills (goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills and business ethics) and how the Cookie Program inspires her to pursue future leadership opportunities.


-She will submit with her full name, troop number and city / state.


We will have an essay review panel and one Girl Scout's essay will be chosen in mid-April. She and her adult chaperon will receive the two tickets.


Submit essay in an attached word document to by Friday, April 4 to be considered. Good luck!!


 Bronze & Silver Awards Pins and Patches

If you are looking to purchase Bronze and Silver Award pins, patches and certificates, you may do so through GSKSMO's shop.  They cannot be purchased through the online store.  


Please call (816) 759-3004, email, or visit the shop to purchase these items.

 Journey of a Leader - Register Today!

Please join us for our Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, April 12 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kansas.


Our Annual Meeting will provide a state of the council and national updates and an opportunity for you to elect our new Board of Directors and National Delegates. Following the meeting, we will move to our Adult Recognition Luncheon where we will celebrate our amazing adult volunteers!


Make plans to join us for this special event and register today! Registration closes on Friday, March 28.


Girl Scout Snore & Explore

NEW DATE! Saturday, May 3 beginning at 6:30 pm - 8:00 am Sunday May 4 at Kansas Children's Discovery Center in Topeka, Kansas. For Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.

Do the Dome!  What is more fun than sleeping at the Discovery Center? Sleeping in a dome AT the Discovery Center!  A geodesic dome is an unusual system of triangular forms linked together to enclose a space. Geodesic domes are an interesting way to learn about engineering, math and science! Girls will investigate the science of shapes in this STEM skill-building program, and work in teams to build the biggest and best geodesic dome! Activities are designed to support the science and technology badge. 


Evening also includes, animal encounter with the education staff, a night hike (bring a flashlight!) and a midnight movie and snack. Bring your sleeping bag and join the fun with activities and a complimentary continental breakfast. Learn more and register now.

 Astronomy Program for Cadettes on April 12

Cadette Girl Scouts will learn about how the seasons determine the stars and planets you can see in the sky on April 12 at Camp Tongawood. Using tools, such as telescopes, as well as a little math to do some calculations, girls will get a great introduction in astronomy. The volunteers have been trained by NASA educators, and understand how to take very big ideas, and make them easy to understand.  


This activity will be partially outdoors, so dress in layers.  If it is cloudy and impossible to look at the night sky, there are other ways to learn these concepts in the STEM outpost at Tongawood. Visit our website to register for this program or other STEM programs at camp  


Girl Scout Night with the Warriors on April 19

The Kansas City Roller Warriors are excited to invite you to the first Girl Scout night at the roller derby on April 19 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Doors open to Girl Scouts and their families at 4:15 pm for a special meet and greet that will include a derby rules and strategy demonstration followed by an autograph session at 4:30 pm. 


The Roller Warriors will be giving a special gift to each Girl Scout in attendance! This event is open to Girl Scout troops and families. 


Learn more and purchase your tickets.

Upcoming Events

April 5

K-State Dept.of Landscape Architecture & Regional and Community Planning

All ages and families

Manhattan, Kansas


April 18

Girl Scout Day with Kansas Softball

All ages and families

Lawrence, Kansas


April 5, May 24 or June 7

Red Star Studios

All ages

Kansas City, Missouri


You Schedule It!

Laugh Out Loud Family Fun Zone

All ages

Lawrence, Kansas


Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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