Find Your Voice in New Program Book!

The Annual Program Books were mailed last month and they are bursting with fun and new experiences for girls!  You can also find the book online here. We're excited to be bringing back your favorite programs, as well as fresh opportunities for all grade levels. Register early to reserve your spot and if you didn't get a book in the mail, let us know!

Contact Lori Williamson to find out how you can get more involved and help plan or deliver council programs.


Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Award receptions will take place in October and November across the state. Everyone is welcome to come and honor those who support our girls! RSVP online to attend the event closest to you. There is no charge for the Volunteer Award receptions!



Every troop that participates in the 2013 Fall Product Program AND 2014 Cookie Program will receive a Super Troop patch for every registered girl.  Plus the troop will be entered into a drawing for a cool prize package.


It's not too late to participate in the 2013 Fall Product Program! For more details and training information, visit our Product Program pages here.


Important Fall Product Program Dates:

Late August - early September: Fall Product Training

September 12 - October 10: Fall Product Program sale 


Volunteer Learning is Going on Now!

Check out the Fall 2013 Volunteer Learning Schedule.   

There are many options available for your convenience.  Please register by the deadline for in-person learning to secure your spot (now required!).


NEW! CPR/FIRST AID Training will be offered in Omaha and Lincoln. All adult members welcome. CPR OR First Aid only $40 - or take both for $50. Learn more and register online (search CPR). For questions or more information, email Danielle Smith.


GSAG - Girl Scout Advisory Group

Calling all Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors...YOU have great ideas and we want to hear them! Joining GSAG is your opportunity to impact Girl Scouting in Nebraska. As a member, you will guide the direction of programming, expand your Girl Scout Leadership Experience and, most importantly, have FUN! For more information, contact Julie Madsen by email or call 877.447.5558 X222. 


New York City 2013

Grades 6-12

October 11 - 14

Visit landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a Broadway show and participate in a pre-show workshop! We have extended our deadline to September 12 but space is very limited so act quickly! For more information contact Lori Williamson.


Upcoming Programs!


Finding Your Voice - The Power of Media  
Kick-Off Event!

All Grade Levels, Family

Several locations statewide

Saturday, September 28, 4 - 6 p.m.

Register by September 16!

Gather with hundreds of girls from across the state to discover your unique voice and how you use that voice to make the world around you better! Become aware of the value of media, its limitations and effects, and the power it has to lead and inspire others. For locations and to register for this family-friendly event, click here.


Choices and Voices

Grades K-12

Over 20 Locations Statewide!

Dates Beginning in October

Media is the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication. Explore its influence in your life and develop strategies for becoming "media literate." Identify key messages, decide if they support your values, and then use the power of media to find your own voice!  Click here to find a location and to register!


Fall Festival

Family Event

Dobby Lee's Frontier Town, Alliance

September 21

Register by September 9!

Kick off your Girl Scout year in a turn-of-the-century town. Enjoy music, crafts, wagon rides and more!  Bring a sack lunch or money as there will be a variety of vendors.  Don't forget pocket change to spend at the candy store. Come as a family or with your whole troop!


Ghost Hunters

Grades 4-12

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

October 4-5                 

Register by September 20!

If there's something strange in your Girl Scout camp, who you gonna call? Ghost Hunters! Enjoy an overnight full of spooky fun designed for brave, older Girl Scouts. 


Halloween Bash

Grades K-5

Camp Maha, Papillion

October 12                                   

Register by September 27!

Come for a fun-filled morning of games, crafts and cake. Stay as we explore nature on a hike. Be sure to bring your friends! We will celebrate Juliette's birthday and show your friends why Girl Scouting is great!


Camp Crossed Arrows Pumpkin Patch

Family Event

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

October 13                                   

Register by September 25!                 

Enjoy outdoor games, bonfires, face painting, guided hikes and more at the annual Camp Crossed Arrows Pumpkin Patch. 


Own it

Grades 4-5

Urban Legends, Lincoln

October 14                                                     

Register by September 25!                 

Girl power at its best! Take a walking field trip to visit several woman-owned businesses. Try your hand at flower arranging, fashion retail, running a yogurt shop and even frosting cakes!


It's Your Planet-Love It! Outdoor Day

Grades K-3

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

October 19                                                     

Register by October 7!

Our planet is a wondrous place.  Come for the day to learn about the great outdoors and what we can do to protect our environment.  Daisies come from 10 am-2 pm, Brownies from 3 pm-8 pm.  



Free Barbie Activity Booklets

BarbieŽ and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed up for a unique partnership: the BarbieŽ "Be Anything, Do Everything" activity booklet and patch for Daisies and Brownies!  

The participation patch is designed to inspire the next generation of female leaders, encouraging girls to explore endless career possibilities using this fun activity booklet.


On Saturday, September 14, these FREE activity booklets (complete with free patch!!) will be available at all Juliette's Boutique stores for leaders, parents and guardians while supplies last*. The stores will be open the second Saturday of each month through November!


*Limit one per each girl in troop. 

Girl Scout Alumnae Camp Reunion 

Were you a Girl Scout in Michigan? Timbers Girl Scout Camp in Traverse City, Michigan, will hold a reunion for camp alumnae on October 12, 2013. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer McKervey by email.

Quick Links
Volunteer Learning Schedule
Barbie Activity Book
GS Alum

Looking for a fun, interactive kid's activity? Book your next troop party at your neighborhood Sam & Louie's.


Each girl can create her own pizza, decorate a chef's hat and apron, play games and more!


For more information, visit our website. Ask about our Troop Pizza Day Fundraisers, too! 

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