It's Time to Bridge!

As we celebrate the end of the school year, many troops also celebrate their move to the next grade level with a Bridging Ceremony. Thanks to all of the troops who submitted their Bridging stories - we celebrate you all and look forward to seeing you at the next Girl Scout level! We would love to share your story and photos on Facebook, just send to


For our last S'MORE of the school year, we are proud to feature Troop 1076 from Blue River Elementary in Overland Park, Kansas who bridged to Brownie Girl Scouts. What a great celebration they had with more than 40 in attendance. The girls recited the Promise & Law and then told part of the well-known Brownie story. Right before the story ended, the girls were taken across the bridge and then were told the following: 


"Twist me and turn me and show me the elf, I looked in the water and saw (insert girl's name). "For years and years, this rhyme has been special to Brownies. It means that you don't have to wait for someone else to make things better. You are a Brownie-that means you're a leader in your daily life and a leader in the world. You can do extraordinary things!"


The girls then received a special photo album full of photos of all their Daisy activities and of course enjoyed cupcakes! Congratulations to Troop 1076, their Troop Leader Sheri James, assistant leaders and families! 


Don't forget your Bridging or Court of Awards - get all your needs by visiting us at the GSKSMO Shop or through our online store.

I Can't Wait to be a Girl Scout!
Spring Re-Registration is Open

Spring Re-Registration is now open. Re-register your troop by June 30 and each girl will receive a free patch. If you re-register at least 80% of your current girl membership, you will be entered into a drawing to win a fall troop meeting planned by council program staff. 


The staff will work with the leader to determine activities and timeline. One troop from each of our four regions will be selected.  

 Summer Opportunities for Troops & Families

Looking for outdoor program opportunities for the summer? Are you ready to climb, swim, zip, aim, hike, ride, rappel and learn with us this summer? Our new summer programs have a little something for everyone! Check out the exciting Daisy GS through adult programs happening at Camp Prairie Schooner and Camp Winding River. These programs are available for families, individuals with a parent or troops. 


Troop camping dates are also now available at Camp Winding River and Camp Tongawood starting in July. TIP- Combine troop camping with new summer programs at Camp Winding River for an overnight filled with adventure! Remember, you can register 90 days in advance. Check out all the details and available dates.


Contact with questions on any of these programs. 

 Family Camp

Come and experience the magic of Camp Daisy Hindman with your family! Girl Scouts, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents are all welcome! A relaxed camp schedule will allow for exploration, lots of camp activities like boating, hiking, making crafts, STEM activities, and more. Ride a horse, cool off at the sprayground, and make lots and lots of family memories. The evenings will be planned with group activities and campfires.


Reservations for family camp are by cabin or tent (not by individual), so pick the accommodation that best suits your family group or partner up with another Girl Scout family! Reservations include the sleeping structure, food and activities for your family. Hope to see your family at camp this summer!

 Dusting Off Daisy!

Camp Daisy Hindman is going to be a busy hub for over 1,200 girls, mothers and families this summer!  Many things must be done around camp to ensure girls have the best experiences and thanks to 20 fantastic volunteers, who attended Dusting Off Daisy, many things were checked off the list! You can make a difference around camp by making service part of your next camp out!  


Contact the site managers to learn how you can make an impact, too. Just connect with them at


Check out photos from Dusting Off Daisy on our Facebook Page!


Girl Scout Night at Starlight

Come to Starlight and enjoy one, or three, nights under the Stars with fellow Girl Scouts.  Get your tickets today for The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music!  Follow this link for more information!


Also!  Are you a Senior or Ambassador who would like to volunteer to help younger children at Starlight's Family Nights during the week of Wizard of the Oz?  You can help by manning the Flying Monkey Bean Bag Toss or aid in the making of macaroni bracelets and get two tickets to see the show after helping out.  If you interested in more information on volunteering contact Kandi Gerdes at Starlight Theatre at (816) 997-1143.

 Brand New Bronze & Silver Award Tracking

Has your troop earned their Bronze and/or Silver Award this year or last year?  If so, we want to know.  Visit our website and complete the special tracking form. We want to make sure your troop is counted for its great work!  

  Name an Exciting New Initiative Coming Next Year

We need your help and great creative thinking! We are so excited to be planning for some new things coming in the 2014-15 membership year including a special troop recognition. 


We want to spotlight troops who are exemplary in using the Girl Scout Leadership Program portfolio, follow the 10 essential elements and more. This recognition will include a patch or other uniform recognition to show the honor achieved, but we need a creative name for this recognition. We have a few ideas like STAR Troop, Mighty Troop, Top-Notch Troop or Trefoil Troop - but maybe we haven't thought of the most creative idea yet. What do you think?


Share your idea for a great name for this recognition! If your idea is chosen, you will receive a little recognition of your own. Let us know by emailing Thanks!


 LPGA USGA Girls Golf 2014

Golf is great for girls! This series of golf clinics is great for beginning golfers and girls with some previous experience. Come and learn the basics and improve your game with LPGA professionals and volunteer instructors. You'll also experience the fun and friendship of girls together!


We are offering two class series at two different courses. Each class is 5 sessions long. Girls can enroll in either class.  Fee includes the instruction, golf club rental, LPGA membership, LPGA membership kit which includes a hat and backpack, and snacks.


Enroll your Girl Scout for one of our golf clinics today!

 Kids for the Cure T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all Girl Scouts Kindergarten - 6th grade who would like to showcase their artistic talents! Check out the t-shirt design contest for the Susan G. Komen Kids for a Cure contest. Your design could be chosen to be on the Kids for the Cure t-shirts at the 2014 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Run / Walk on August 10 at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.


Girl Scouts will be hosting an activity table in the Kids for a Cure area on August 10 - save the date and be sure to stop by to see us!


T-shirt design contest ends on May 15 - enter your design today!

 Your Support Makes the Difference for Girls

Thank you for investing your time, talent, and treasure into Girl Scouts!


By joining Daisy's Circle , making gifts during online registration, and through your valuable volunteer service, you make it possible to provide the very best leadership experiences to all girls in our council. We cannot thank you enough.

Thanks to leaders like you, we now have 116 members of Daisy's Circle who contribute over $3,000 a month to support Girl Scouts programs. See a list of current Daisy's Circle members now.

From the members of Daisy's Circle and the staff at GSKSMO, thank you for helping us reach our goals, and for all you do to support Girl Scouts!   
Upcoming Events

Multiple Dates beginning in June

Starlight Theatre

All ages

Kansas City, Missouri


May 29

St. Joe Mustangs

All ages

St. Joseph, Missouri


May 31 & June 1

Worlds of Fun

All ages

Kansas City, Missouri


June 20

T-Bones GS Night & Camp-Out

All ages

Kansas City, Kansas


August 2

GS Night with Blues Women's Soccer

All ages

Kansas City, Missouri


August 23 & 24

GS Schlitterbahn Days

All ages

Kansas City, Kansas


Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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