2013 Summer Programs

It is time to make your summer plans and, with lots of program and event opportunities, there is something for every girl with Girl Scouts! Please visit our online calendar for a complete listing of upcoming programs. You will also find all programs listed in our Spirit of Nebraska Summer Camp e-publication.


Programs are filling up quickly, register TODAY!



Girl Scout Cookie Program

We would like to say "THANK YOU!" to ALL of the volunteers, parents and girls for their participation and support with the 2013 Cookie Program. 

Girl Scout Girl Awards

Three awards. One life-changing experience! This month and next, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will recognize the more than 400 girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver and Gold Award at five ceremonies across the state.

Click here for dates and details. 


Congratulations, you have each made a lasting difference in your community and the world!  


City-Wide Days of Giving! 

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will participate in TWO upcoming "Day of Giving" campaigns in Lincoln and Omaha. Please share this information with your social media contacts!


On Thursday, May 16, The Lincoln Community Foundation will host their second annual "Give to Lincoln Day." Every donation supports our Outreach troops in Lincoln and helps Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska receive a share of a $200,000 challenge match pool! Visit their website for more information.


On Wednesday, May 22, the Omaha Community Foundation will host "Omaha GIVES!" Matching funds and prize money will be available to amplify charitable donations. For more information, visit the Omaha GIVES!" websiteQuestions? Contact Jenny Cardwell in Lincoln or Wendy Hamilton in Omaha. 


Calling All Artists!

Express your creativity and share your vision for Girl Scouts-of-the-future by participating in the second annual artVenture Public Art Project. This year's theme is "Girl Scouts, Our Next 100 Years!"

Put on your creative thinking cap and fill out your project proposal entry by June 1, 2013. Projects must be completed by August 1, 2013. Click for entry form, guidelines and to see last year's completed projects


YWE Camp, 2013

Two Locations
Catron Camp and Retreat Center, Nebraska City

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte
YWE Camp (Young Women Executive's Camp) brings girls (entering grades 9-12) together with the community's most accomplished women business leaders for a highly-rewarding, unique and often surprising leadership experience.


Build your leadership and professional skills, network like a pro, plan your financial future and focus on your strengths. You'll also enjoy camp activities like swimming, archery, a challenge course and more.

Learn what it's like to be a business woman in today's world!

There is no fee to attend YWECamp but space is limited! Submit your application by June 1, 2013. Click here for more information and for the application.


My Summer Place 2013 - Omaha 

What better way to spend the summer than meeting new friends, seeing old ones and exploring the world around you? You can do all of that and more at My Summer Place! Sign up now - our sites are filling up fast!


Click here for more information. Discover more by site and register here. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


Upcoming Programs


Give One, Get One - A "Bring a Friend" program!

Saturday, May 18

Camp Maha, Papillion

Daisy - Cadette

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register by May 13!

Calling all crafters! Bring your non-member friends for an afternoon of crafts, snacks and Girl Scouts fun! Make a special craft to take home and another to donate to a worthy cause. Click here for all the details.


A Horse of Course! 

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14

Various Locations, Omaha area

Brownie - Junior

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register by May 24!

During this week long day camp you will learn all about horse safety, care and feeding, how to tack up your horse and how to lead and ride. Be sure to wear your boots and jeans!  Click here for more information and to register. Space is very limited so register early for this popular metro camp and check out the other, cool Metro camps on our website.


Addams Family, May 14
Discount Tickets Available Now

Enjoy discounted tickets to the smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Get all the details here then come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you!

Quick Links
Cookie Thank You
Girl Awards
Days of Giving
Public Art Project
YWECamp 2013
My Summer Place
Upcoming Programs 
Addams Family 

Bust Out Your Bike!

Learn safe biking skills at CycleFest13, hosted by Nebraska Safety Council.

Don't miss this FREE event Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chalco Hills Recreation Area.

Enjoy a bike rodeo, free helmets (while supplies last), bike safety checks, prizes, face painting, free food and MORE! For more info click here or visit their website

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