This is an
amazing week!  


It's the official start of the Girl Scout year (have you registered, yet?) and we are asking girls and volunteers everywhere to bring their friends and family into the fun of Girl Scouting! Supporting our efforts online is none other than First Lady Michelle Obama, our Honorary National President!


Take a look at this awesome video the First Lady made just for us! Share it with EVERYONE who wants to know why girls CAN'T WAIT to be Girl Scouts. 


Give to Girls  

One girl makes a difference;
girls together can change the world.

On October 31, in honor of Juliette Low's birthday, we are asking everyone to Give to Girls. Your online gift of $50, $101, $250 or any amount will help us deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 18,000 Nebraska girls. You will also help provide leader training and support, programs and camps, financial assistance and so much more! 

Participation patches are available at the $25 and $101 level for families. Alumnae and other donors will receive an "I Give to Girl Scouts" static cling to proudly display.

For questions, please contact Jenny Cardwell by email or call 402-875-4345. 


Volunteer Award Ceremonies

There are only a few more days before our first Volunteer Awards ceremony in Kearney on October 13. Join us at any of the four ceremonies, where we will honor those of you who dedicate yourselves to Girl Scouts and to our mission. Everyone is welcome and the event is free to attend. RSVP online website today.  


Fall Product Program News

The Fall Product Program concludes on October 10! There is still time to secure nut and candy orders or renew magazine subscriptions. 


Remember, all troops who participated in the 2013 Fall Product Program AND the 2014 Cookie Program will receive a Super Troop patch for every registered troop member! Plus, the troop will be entered into a drawing good for programs, camp adventures or purchases throughout the council.  All nut and candy order cards, completed address booklets, Pay Now order forms (with payment) and Girl's Online Sales reports are due to your fall product manager by October 11.


Thank you for your participation!

Psst...Girl Scout Cookies are just around the corner! Intent Forms are due November 1.


Fall Learning

Fall learning sessions are underway! Check out the in-person schedule here or complete the online learning at your convenience. Registration is required. 


artVenture 2014

This unique program matches small groups of girls with talented artists to create collaborative artwork. Youth Artist Applications are now available on our website.  Download the form, fill it out and return with the $5 application fee. Deadline for forms is December 1, 2013. Questions, contact Lori Williamson or 877.447.5558 x 239.


Girl Rising ~ Movie Event

Location TBD, Omaha

Friday, November 1

Cost per person TBD; FREE for girls attending the YWELead conference on November 2.

Register now!

This powerful documentary showcases girls from India, Afghanistan, Haiti and other countries, who have had to fight to receive education. It beautifully demonstrates the power of girls using their voice to make the world a better place. For questions, contact Lori. 


YWELead ~ Leadership Conference

UNO's Mammel Hall

Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                           


Girls in grades 9-12                 

Register now!

YWELead is a young women's leadership conference, modeled after ICAN's annual women's conference. This day-long event will feature keynote speaker, Azure Antoinette; a poet and spoken word artist who explores the ways social media reshapes humanity. Girls will also attend workshops led by professional women, topics ranging from social media to goal setting and more! For questions, contact Lori.


Discounted Tickets to Broadway Shows!

Back by popular demand, we are again offering discounted tickets to Broadway shows through our partnership with Omaha Performing Arts. 

Featured shows/performances are:


  Elf the Musical    Friday, November 22 @ 8 pm        $56

  Sister Act           Thursday, March 20 @ 7:30 pm     $58

  Wicked               Wednesday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm     $56


All tickets for these discounted shows at the Orpheum Theater are main floor, orchestra-level seating. Free show patches for girls while they last. To order tickets, email Lori Williamson or call 877.447.5558 x239. 


For discounts to other Omaha Performing Arts shows, go to their website and enter exclusive Girl Scout promo code GSNE14OPA. 


Going for Bronze, Silver or Gold

Make plans now to attend one of the Girl Scout Girl Award workshops across the state. You'll learn more about these awards and the steps you must take to earn them.  For more information, see page 80 of the Annual Program Book and contact Shelly Blakley for questions. 


International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations passed a resolution to declare October 11 as International Day of the Girl; a day to promote "worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls' lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential." Use your voice to join girls worldwide in celebrating International Day of the Girl.


Upcoming Program Highlights!



The Finding Your Voice: Voices and Choices program in Wahoo has been changed from Saturday, November 30 (1-4 p.m.) to Friday, November 22 (6-8 p.m.).  For questions, contact Jillian Boden.


Camp Adventure Weekend:  Live Well Girl Scouts!

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

Oct. 18-20                                                     

Grades 4-8

Register by Oct. 9!

Energize Yourself! This weekend we will focus on health and wellness - GIRL SCOUT style! By creating healthy cooking concoctions, getting active and learning about our body, we will be the BEST that we can be! Contact Shelly with questions.  


It's Your Planet-Love It!  Outdoor Day for Brownie and Daisy Girl Scouts

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Oct. 19                                                                       

Grades K-3

Daisies Register here.
Brownies Register here.

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 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Brownies 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 


Rad Room

Urban Legends, Lincoln

Oct. 21 and 22                                                     

Grades 9-10

Register by Oct. 9!

During this rad room redo, you will learn how to paint, sew, glue and collage to create cool things for your room including a bulletin board, pencil holder, wall creations and more.


Out of this World

Fred G. Dale Planetarium, Wayne

Friday, October 25                                   

Grades K-12

Register by Oct. 18!

Explore the night sky, learning about different constellations and more during this interactive planetarium show. Lean back, take it all in and discover the vast world beyond our atmosphere.


Take Flight

Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus

Saturday, October 12 

Grades 4-5

Register now!  

Sidney Airport, Sidney

Saturday, October 26 

Grades 4-5

Register by October 7!

Earn your wings testing rockets, flying kites and racing paper airplanes! Meet pilots, learn about careers in aviation and explore the inside of real airplanes. If the weather is nice, you may have the chance to fly in a real airplane! 


Magic of Chemistry-The Case of the Unsigned Letter

UNO-Durham Science Center, Omaha

Saturday, November 9                                   

Grades 4-5

Register now!

Be a forensic investigator and help crack the Case of the Unsigned Letter. Hands-on experiments and a cast of hilarious suspects make this a super fun day you won't want to miss! 


One Smart Cookie

EIGHT locations around the state

Dates vary from November 2-December 7                 

Grades 2-5                 

Register online now!

Get a jump start on the 2014 Cookie Program! Participate in skits, games and crafts that explore the Five Skills girls learn by participating in the Cookie Program. Adults are welcome - learn great tips to help your girls succeed with their Cookie Program!  


Older Girl Scouts, We Need YOU!
We are inviting all girls in grades 6-12 to attend a Program Aide learning session and become a PA! This prepares girls for the next level of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; leading songs, games, ceremonies and more for younger Girl Scouts. Click here to register and search "Aide".


Discounts for Girl Scouts!

You are eligible for exclusive discounts from the American Red Cross. For 20% off Safety Training Classes register online and enter code: GSUSASPIRITOFNECOUNCIL0914. To receive 10% off purchases in the America Red Cross online store, enter code GSUSA2014 at checkout. Questions? Call Paul Holubeck, 402-343-7775.

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St. Mark's United Methodist church is bringing The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour to Lincoln November 1!

The Crazy Hair Tour is a Bible-based relationship-building experience for moms and daughters. The two-and-a-half hour event features a fun and modest fashion show, balloon sculpture, bouncing beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time and colorful confetti cannons!

For more information open their flyer here
, or check out their website. 
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