Right now, Girl Scouts all around the state are counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's selling cookies. Maybe it's helping the community. It could be anything! 


By becoming a Girl Scout, you'll have fun, make new friends and have tons of new experiences that show you how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.


So what are you waiting for? Fill out this Girl Scout Interest Form and someone will contact you about Girl Scouts.   


Please note that our Interest Form is not an official membership registration. This is just how we get to know you better!


Know someone who would enjoy being a Girl Scout?  Please share this e-Newsletter!!


Girl Scout Cookies are Coming  

Get ready for a great season!


Troops start by attending a Cookie Program training session where you'll get all the information and materials you need to help your girls and troops be successful.

Troop Cookie Managers (TCM) and Cookie Booth Managers (CBM) are required to attend training, but all leaders are welcome! Troops want to be sure to submit their 
Cookie Intent Form  and Bank Account Information Form if you haven't already.


Parents can find more information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program in our 2014 Family Guide


Visit our website for the information and details you need to get started!


Volunteer Leadership Circle

Are you interested in engaging conversations about leadership and networking? Consider joining our leadership circle; a personal development opportunity, free to Girl Scout volunteers. During four sessions, we will listen to every voice and grow through others' experiences.


Space is limited and you must be a current, registered Girl Scout volunteer.    

for this FREE opportunity today!

For questions, contact Erin Huerter by email or phone 402.779.8227. 


Give to Girl Scouts this Holiday Season!

Please consider supporting Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska with a tax-deductible, year-end contribution. Your donation will help us build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Honor the Girl Scout -- or Girl Scouts -- in your life by supporting the organization that believes that GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING! Make a secure online donation NOW!


World Thinking Day

February 22, 2014

Kearney, North Platte, Omaha & Wayne

Join other Girl Scouts in this special worldwide celebration. We'll explore different cultures through dance, games, activities and food. Troops are invited to research a country and host an exhibit at the event. Click here for more info. To reserve a country, email here. 


Important Volunteer Information

Our 2013 Volunteer Awards ceremonies were a big success. More than 540 of you joined us at receptions across the state. Thank you to all of those who attended and those of you who nominated volunteers.  Start thinking about your dedicated volunteers - nominations for 2014 will begin in March!


All volunteers are required to complete an online background screen every three years.  Please see your membership specialist or volunteer development specialist if you're not sure when you last completed a background screen.  


Fall Day of Learning sessions are complete. If you were unable to attend, you can still take Discovering Girl Scouts and Connecting to Your Grade Level online by clicking here. These learning sessions are free of charge. Additional learning sessions are now being planned for 2014. 


Program Highlights


Pinterest Parties

23 locations statewide!

This winter and spring, we'll be hosting Pinterest parties across the state. Make crafts, play games and make snacks using the amazing and inspirational ideas found on Pinterest! Click here for all the dates and locations! 


BFF (Be a Friend First!)                 

Grades 6-8

January 3-4

Congregational United Church of Christ, Norfolk

Register by Dec. 20

Guided by the aMAZE journey book, girls will discover how to build meaningful relationships and resolve conflicts peacefully.


One Smart Cookie - New Dates!

Grades 2-5

Lincoln-January 11

Omaha-January 18

Register for Lincoln

Register for Omaha

Explore the five skills of the Cookie Program through skits, games, crafts and snacks. Adults are welcome and will learn great tips to help your girls succeed in the Cookie Program.


Terrarium Workshop

Grades K-8

January 18

Ricky and Lucy's Greenhouse, Sidney

Register for K-3

Register for 4-8

Stroll through botanical gardens, explore a unique greenhouse made from refurbished buildings and take home a lovely terrarium you made yourself!


Motion Commotion

Grades K-12

January 31-February 1

North Platte Recreation Center, North Platte

Register by January 17

Enjoy swimming, roller skating, zumba, yoga, basketball and volleyball. Plus, learn about healthy eating choices and sleeping habits. Daisies and Brownies should be accompanied by an adult.


Winter Photography

Family Event

February 1

Hilltop House, Lincoln

Register by January 22

Bundle up for this adventure! Use a camera to capture the frozen beauty of the woods and prairie of Nebraska. Join us inside for hot chocolate and sharing of the photos afterward. 


Valentines for Vets

Grades K-12

February 8

Hastings Public Library, Hastings

Register by January 24

Are you crafty? Spread the love this Valentine's Day. Create cards to hand out to your friends and family. Then create cards to share with the local Veteran's Home. 


Up All Night

Grades 6-12

February 21-22


Register by February 7

Calling all night owls! Here's your chance to explore careers whose work begins after dark. Visit a 24-hour gym, morgue, fire station, hospital and more. Dinner and breakfast provided.


Camp Adventure Weekend:  Let's Keep it Clean!

Grades 2-8

February 21-23

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

Register by February 5

Brought to you by the Groundwater Foundation - learn all about water and how YOU can keep it clean! Recharge it, pump it, protect it, conserve it. Experience hands-on activities and earn your Let's Keep It Clean patch.

Quick Links
2014 Cookie Program
World Thinking Day
Volunteer Information
Program Highlights 

Girl Scout Night!

Don't miss Girl Scout Night with Omaha Lancers Hockey. Saturday, January 25, the Lancers will take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints at Ralston Arena. 


Tickets are $11 (youth & adult) and include a Lancers Fun Pack with coupons for Papio Fun Park, Spaghetti Works, Defy Gravity and more! Meals are available for $4 and get a Lancers Girl Scout patch for only $1!


For more information, click here or visit the Lancers website 

Community Collaborators

Have you checked out our Community Collaborators?

From horseback riding to pottery, from dancing to the outdoors, our Community Collaborators offer adventures for every Girl Scout. Work toward earning badges or just have a fun outing with your sister Girl Scouts


Click here to learn more. 

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