Make this your BEST SUMMER EVER--attend a Girl Scout program event! There are HUNDREDS to choose from, both indoors and outdoors, and something for every Girl Scout AND non Girl Scout!* Whatever you do, you will have an AWESOME time!

 

Click here to find all the AMAZING programs happening at our camps and EVERYWHERE this summer.

 

P.S. You can attend a camp open house (see below) and sign up to explore all that camp has to offer!

 

*Girls who are not yet Girl Scout members will need to register prior to attending a program.

camp

Camp Open House Events

For girls in grades K-12 and families!

 

Experience the magic of Girl Scout camp! Bring the family for a fun-filled day (activities may include: hiking, crafts, songs, games and more). This is a great way to introduce yourself and your daughter(s) to camp. Adults must register with girls, using recommended adult-to-girl ratios.

 

Cost is only $5 per person and includes meal, supplies and all activities. 

 

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Register by Friday, April 11

 

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

Saturday, May 3, 1-5 p.m.

Register by Wednesday, April 16

 

Camp Catron, Nebraska City

Sunday, May 4, 1-5 p.m.

Register by Wednesday, April 16

 

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Sunday, May 4, 2-6 p.m.

Register by Wednesday, April 16

GirlAwards

Girl Award Ceremonies

Congratulations to all the Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scouts who have earned a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award this year! We'll be recognizing their achievements at ceremonies during May and June. See specific dates and locations in our Summer Supplement Program Guide. 
VolAwards

Volunteer Appreciation and Awards

Girl Scout Leader's Day is April 22. We would like to send a heartfelt "thank you" to the volunteers who make Spirit of Nebraska such a great organization!  You share your time and talents with us and are helping to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

 

To nominate your favorite volunteer for a Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Volunteer Award, click here. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2014. 

Learning

Learning Sessions

Spring 2014 learning sessions begin in April. Click here for more information and to find the learning schedule. 

YWE

YWE Leadership Programs

Want to learn valuable business skills?  Attend YWEAchieve June 16-18 and experience campus life and go on an exclusive leadership adventure. For more information, visit our website. 

 

YWECamp is a leadership development and mentoring program.  Girls are paired with women who are leaders in their field. Choose one of two locations: Lakeview Cabin in North Platte (July 30-August 3) and Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City (August 6-10). 

 

Both YWEAchieve and YWECamp are FREE for girls entering grades 9-12, but girls must apply. Application deadline is May 1, 2014.

VolunteerSurvey

Volunteer Survey

You will be receiving an email from Spirit of Nebraska in April asking you to complete a survey about  your Girl Scout volunteer experience. We encourage you to complete the survey to help us better provide you with support as a Girl Scout volunteer. You can take the survey now, by clicking here. The survey is open April 1-15. Questions? Please send us an email. 

NYC

Visit NYC this Fall!

See a Broadway show, visit the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building and much, much more. This popular trip fills quickly so register now with a $100 deposit.  Financial assistance is available.

artventure

artVenture

artVenture events continue taking place across Nebraska through May. Browse all of the beautiful artwork on our online gallery.  If you want to continue your creative streak, join our Public Art Project.  Entry deadline is June 1, 2014.

UpPrograms

Upcoming Programs!

 

Pinterest Party 

Grades K-12

Multiple locations                                                     

Register for a Pinterest Party near you!                 

Make crafts, play games, make snacks - all found on the popular website Pinterest!

 

Challenge and Shoot Series

Grades 4-12

Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20             

Camp Maha, Papillion                                                     

Register by April 9!                 

This is a fun-filled four session series. Spend two sessions on the archery range and the other two discovering the challenge course. Compete in an archery match, zip through the trees on the challenge course and more!

 

Money Cents

Grades K-12

Luther Memorial Church, Omaha

Saturday, May 3                                                     

Register here for grades K-5 

Register here for grades 6-12                                

Take a step toward financial freedom! Discover how to manage money now and avoid making poor financial decisions in college and beyond.

 

Grow in the Garden

Grades 2-3

Pioneer Park Nature Center, Lincoln

Sunday, May 18                 

Register by May 4!                                                     

Work with the Nature Center Naturalists to deepen your appreciation and love for animals and plants in our environment. 

 

Designing With Duct Tape

Grades K-8

Hartington City Auditorium, Hartington

Tuesday, May 27                                   

Register by May 14!

Create amazing works of art using only your imagination - and duct tape! Bring an old pair of shorts, pants or a skirt and create a fun new piece of clothing.

 

Theater Camp

Grades 4 - 12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014 

Register by May 26!

Work with talented local artists and learn the basics of improv, stage presence, speech and more. Plus, enjoy traditional camp activities like swimming, horseback riding and archery.

 

Pin-Aholics

Grades 4 - 12

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014   

Register by May 19!                 

Spend a week at camp delving into the wonderful world of Pinterest! We'll spend each day creating crafts, making snacks and playing games inspired by Pinterest. Optional overnight offered for a small fee.

 

Hilltop Junior Badge-A-Palooza

Grades 4-5

Hilltop House, Lincoln

Wednesday, June 11                 

Register by May 28!                                                     

Spend a day at Hilltop earning your Digital Photographer and First Aide badges. Then participate in a 1 mile fun run (family members welcome!) and earn your Practice with Purpose badge.

 

Girls Rock Nebraska

Grades 4-12

Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff

Sunday, June 22-Friday, June 27                 

Register by June 2!                                                     

Find your voice and discover your inner rock star at Girls Rock Nebraska! Learn to play a musical instrument, form a band, write a song and perform it for your family and friends at the showcase on Friday night. 

Upcoming Programs!

 

Pinterest Party 

Grades K-12

Multiple locations                                                     

Register for a Pinterest Party near you!                 

Make crafts, play games, make snacks - all found on the popular website Pinterest!

 

Challenge and Shoot Series

Grades 4-8

Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20             

Camp Maha, Papillion                                                     

Register by April 9!                 

This is a fun-filled four session series. Spend two sessions on the archery range and the other two discovering the challenge course. Compete in an archery match, zip through the trees on the challenge course and more!

 

Money Cents

Grades K-12

Luther Memorial Church, Omaha

Saturday, May 3                                                     

Register here for grades K-5 

Register here for grades 6-12                                

Take a step toward financial freedom! Discover how to manage money now and avoid making poor financial decisions in college and beyond.

 

Grow in the Garden

Grades 2-3

Pioneer Park Nature Center, Lincoln

Sunday, May 18                 

Register by May 4!                                                     

Work with the Nature Center Naturalists to deepen your appreciation and love for animals and plants in our environment. 

 

Designing With Duct Tape

Grades K-8

Hartington City Auditorium, Hartington

Tuesday, May 27                                   

Register by May 14!

Create amazing works of art using only your imagination - and duct tape! Bring an old pair of shorts, pants or a skirt and create a fun new piece of clothing.

 

Theater Camp

Grades 4 - 12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014 

Register by May 26!

Work with talented local artists and learn the basics of improv, stage presence, speech and more. Plus, enjoy traditional camp activities like swimming, horseback riding and archery.

 

Pin-Aholics

Grades 4 - 12

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014   

Register by May 19!                 

Spend a week at camp delving into the wonderful world of Pinterest! We'll spend each day creating crafts, making snacks and playing games inspired by Pinterest. Optional overnight offered for a small fee.

 

Hilltop Junior Badge-A-Palooza

Grades 4-5

Hilltop House, Lincoln

Wednesday, June 11                 

Register by May 28!                                                     

Spend a day at Hilltop earning your Digital Photographer and First Aide badges. Then participate in a 1 mile fun run (family members welcome!) and earn your Practice with Purpose badge.

 

Girls Rock Nebraska

Grades 4-12

Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff

Sunday, June 22-Friday, June 27                 

Register by June 2!                                                     

Find your voice and discover your inner rock star at Girls Rock Nebraska! Learn to play a musical instrument, form a band, write a song and perform it for your family and friends at the showcase on Friday night. 

ServeNebraska

Join the 2014 ServeNebraska

Week of Service

If you have a passion for serving your community, join Governor Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem for ServeNebraska's Week of Service, April 20-26. This week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging Nebraskans to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. 

 

Serve in whatever way you choose - whether it is an hour collecting food or an entire week on a bigger project. Visit their website to learn more or register events, then share your stories and pictures after the event!

MothersDay

Give the Gift of Girl Scouting
this Mother's Day, May 11, 2014

Click here to give a tax deductible gift to Girl Scouts in honor or memory of your mother. Thank you for helping Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  

Quick Links
Camp Open House Events 
Girl Awards 2014
Volunteer Awards
Learning Sessions 
YWE Programs 
Volunteer Survey 
New York City Trip 
artVenture 2014 
Upcoming Programs 
Serve Nebraska 
Mother's Day

Don't miss Girl Scout Night with the Omaha Beef! Watch them take on the Wichita Wild Saturday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m. at the Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St., Ralston, NE. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

Girl Scouts in attendance can participate in the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem, will be honorary coin toss captains and will be recognized during half-time. Girl Scout members, their families and friends can purchase tickets for only $10 (reg. price $20). Plus, get a NEW Omaha Beef fun patch! To order tickets, call 402-346-BEEF. More info here.

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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