2014 Cookie Program

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is still going strong! Troops and girls have until March 9 to sell cookies door-to-door direct, via order cards or at booth sales. The last "Planned Order" can be placed March 9 for pickup the week of March 10, along with any Gift of Sharing cookies. Troop recognition orders are due Thursday, March 13.


Remember the second ACH withdrawal for remaining 50% of your initial troop orders will be Wednesday, March 12. The final ACH withdrawal for all cookies picked up from the Cookie Cupboards will be Friday, March 21. Be sure to deposit all money at least 24 hours before the withdrawal date; 72 to 96 hours before, if you are depositing checks.


Looking to buy Girl Scout Cookies?  Check out our Cookie Booth Locator


Join us for artVenture!

artVenture is an arts education-based leadership program that gives girls the opportunity to work with professional artists. The masterpieces they create, along with pieces donated by artists, are sold at silent auctions -- the proceeds of which benefit Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.


Click her for more information about the four upcoming events throughout the state.  


To volunteer at the Omaha girl reception, email Lori Williamson.


Volunteer Awards

Visit our website to nominate a volunteer who has made an impact in your or your daughter's life.  The 2014 Volunteer Award nomination forms can be submitted electronically for your convenience.  Questions? Contact your area Volunteer Development Specialist.


Ogallala - Jennifer McMann


Kearney/Columbus - Pat Larson 


Lincoln/Omaha - Danielle Smith         


Trip Deadlines Extended

We've extended the deadline to March 15, 2014, for two of our summer 2014 trips. Join us on our first-ever trip to Seattle or the popular Savannah trip (beach house and surfing, anyone?). Register now with just a $100 deposit. Financial assistance is available and cookie dough can be used as payment! For more info, email Lori Williamson


Rewarding Summer Job.
We're Hiring!

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is hiring for a variety of summer positions at the following camps:


Camp Crossed Arrows - Nickerson, NE  

Camp Maha - Papillion, NE  

Catron Camp and Retreat Center  - Nebraska City, NE

My Summer Place - Omaha, NE


To view job descriptions and to apply, visit our page on the CareerLink website


Scouting for the Cure

Wear your pink on March 15 and attend one of our Scouting for the Cure events across the state. Learn about breast health and breast cancer awareness through a variety of activities. To register for a particular location, click below:





North Platte      

Grand Island     


For more information, contact Lori Williamson

Discount Tickets for Sister Act

It's not too late to order discounted tickets for Sister Act at the Orpheum Theater on Thursday, March 20! Main floor seats are only $58. To order, contact Lori Williamson by email or phone 402.779.8239.  


Upcoming Programs!


Pinterest Party

Multiple locations                                                          Grades K-12

Get crafty exploring all things Pinterest! Spend the day creating all of those great projects you've pinned, but have not had time to try. Make crafts, play games, and prepare and eat snacks -- all found on the popular website. Click here to see all upcoming Pinterest Parties. Register online and Search: Pinterest Party 


Museum Exploration

Family Event

Sunday, March 16

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), Kearney

Register by March 7!

Enjoy an artful afternoon at the museum, exploring permanent and temporary exhibits with a focus on Cranes-Taking Flight and take home a special patch!


Camp Adventure Weekend: Badge Weekend

Grades 2-12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23

Register by March 6!

Spend an entire weekend earning new badges.  Expand your knowledge, enjoy camp activities, make new friends and earn badges too! 


Columbus Career Fair

Grades 9-12

Saturday, March 22

Columbus YMCA, Columbus

Register by March 21!

Discover job and volunteer opportunities in your area. Plus, learn how to write a cover letter and resume and ways you can use social media to find a job.


Night at the Museum

Grades 2-5

Saturday, March 22 - Sunday, March 23

Hastings Museum, Hastings

Register by March 7!

Explore Hastings Museum at night, discover how Kool-Aid was created right here in Nebraska, enjoy an IMAX movie and so much more!


Magic of Chemistry: The Case of the Unsigned Letter

Grades 4-5

Chadron State College, Chadron, Saturday, March 29

UNO, Omaha, Saturday, April 5

Register by March 7 for Chadron 

Register by March 15 for Omaha!  

Be a forensic investigator and put your sleuthing abilities to the test to 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! 


Fort Robinson Tree Plant

Family Event

Crawford Community Building, Crawford

Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5

Register by March 31!

In 1989, trees in Fort Robinson State Park were devastated by wildfires. Since then, Scouts from four states have gathered each year to plant trees. This year is the 25th anniversary of the event, and the final chance for Girl Scouts to participate in this wonderful community service activity. 


Girl Award Deadlines

Girls earning their Bronze and Silver Award must complete their projects and submit final reports by March 31, 2014 in order to participate in the 2014 Girl Award Ceremonies. For more info, contact Shelly Blakley.


YWECamp and YWEAchieve

Apply Now!

Girls entering grades 9-12 can apply now for the popular YWECamp and YWEAchieve programs. These programs are free, but girls must submit an application by the deadline to be accepted.

YWEAchieve is for girls wanting to learn valuable business skills, experience campus life and go on an exclusive leadership adventure. This three-day program takes place on the UNO campus.  (Dates have just been announced, they are June 16-18!)


YWECamp is a leadership development and mentoring program based in a camp setting.  Girls are paired with women who are leaders in their field during this fun and active experience. YWECamp is offered at Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City and also at Lakeview Cabin in North Platte.
Quick Links
artVenture 2014
Volunteer Awards
Trip Deadlines
Summer Camp Positions
Scouting for the Cure
Discount Tickets
Upcoming Programs
Girl Award Deadlines
YWE Programs

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 9-15!

Celebrate groundwater by learning about and taking action to protect this precious natural resource by participating in Let's Keep It Clean -- now available for all levels of Girl Scouts!
For more information, visit The Groundwater Foundation's Girl Scout website or send an email.  
Also, don't forget to check out the Annual Program Book for upcoming Groundwater Foundation Pathway Programs near you! 

This June, Norfolk Public Library will host Nebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America. In preparation for this event, they, along with Humanities Nebraska, are hosting a series of book and movie discussions beginning March 15. See their flyer for details. 


These events are FREE and open to the public. For more info, call 402-844-2100.

Community Collaborators

Have you checked out our Community Collaborators?

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


Click here to see all of our Community Collaborator listings and what they offer this year for Girl Scout activities! 

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