Summer is almost here! Are you ready for FUN?

Do you love to explore the great outdoors and learn about the environment? How about singing songs, making s'mores and taking afternoon dips in the pool? If so, Girl Scout camp is for you! Check out all the AWESOME summer camp (and non camp) programs we have created just for you, and plan your next adventure NOW!


Build Her Future! 

Troop leaders and parents--it's Early Bird time! Renew your troop or daughter's Girl Scout membership online* between now and June 30 and girls receive the Early Bird Fun Patch!


Troop leaders and co-leaders who Early Bird register online with at least 2 adults on their troop roster will receive an exclusive, FREE "This is What a Leader Looks Like" t-shirt!! 


What'cha waiting for?  Register now for the 2014/15 Girl Scout membership year and start girls down their path to AMAZING!

*Girls registering via paper form with a Coventry Cares ID# or Financial Assistance application will also receive a patch.


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 your achievements at Girl Award ceremonies in May and June. For more info, and to RSVP for the Girl Award ceremony in your area, click here


Make My Summer Place

Your Summer Place!

My Summer Place is a seven-week day camp in the Omaha area for girls in grades 1-9. Enjoy arts and crafts, group games, science projects and go to Camp Maha for the entire final week! Sessions are June & July. Financial assistance is available. For more info call 402.779.8221 or click here.


YWE Leadership Programs

FREE Programs for Older Girls!


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 (June 16-18). 


YWECamp is a leadership development and mentoring program based in a camp setting. Offered at Lakeview Cabin in North Platte (July 30-August 3) and Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City (August 6-10). 


These programs are FREE and available for girls entering grades 9-12, but girls must apply by the June 1 deadline!!



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Register Now for NYC!

Spend a long, fall weekend in New York City. 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 2014 concludes with an event in Grand Island on May 17.  Check out all the beautiful artwork in our online gallery.  If you want to continue your creative streak, join our Public Art Project! Entry deadline is June 1.


Volunteer Awards

May 15 Deadline For Nominations.

Honor your favorite Girl Scout volunteers with a Volunteer Award. Click here to view award descriptions and please complete your nominations by May 15. 


Learning Opportunities

We want your experience as a Girl Scout volunteer to be a success. Attend a Learning Opportunity and receive the training and support that will enhance your Girl Scouting experience. 


Find locations and dates for learning opportunities here.


Preparing for an outdoor adventure? Sign up for an Outdoor Learning Opportunity. Click here to view the schedule and register. 


Give a little. Take a little. Learn a lot!

Juliette's List is an online community, that invites volunteers and staff to share awesome, useful resources with their peers. By sharing our resources, we will establish a community where staff, volunteers (new and returning) and all Girl Scouts will collaborate, educate and build something together that benefits all! 

Give the Gift of Girl Scouting

Mother's Day is Coming!

How wonderful your mother will feel knowing that the donation you made in her honor will make the world a better place. Visit our website to make a tax deductible gift to Girl Scouts in honor of your mother for Mother's Day. 


Upcoming Programs!


Intermediate Horse Camp

Grades 5-12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

Sunday, June 1-Saturday, June 7

Register for June session

Learn to ride in an arena and on the trail, plus complete a workbook on horse knowledge and enjoy traditional camp activities.


Grow in the Garden

Grades 2-3

Pioneer Park Nature Center, Lincoln

Sunday, May 18                                                               

Register by May 11!

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!

Discover how crafty and creative you really are when you experiment with duct tape. Bring an old pair of shorts, a skirt or pants to create a fun new piece of clothing.


Brownie Badge Bonanza

Grades 2-3

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

Monday, June 2 OR Tuesday, June 3                  

Register for Monday, June 2 

Register for Tuesday, June 3

If you need help earning badges, this event is for you! On Monday, June 2, we'll complete the Senses Badge and on Tuesday, June 3, we'll complete the Hiker Badge. Sign up for one day, or both!


Building America-Day in the Life

Grades 6-8

Union Pacific Center, Omaha

Wednesday, June 4       

Register by May 28!                                                   

Union Pacific invites you to spend a day in the life of a woman in the rail industry and explore STEM careers. Job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on activities and discover the railroad's 150-year history at the UP Museum.


Plus, click here to check out the Building America-Omaha program on July 9 for grades 9-12 and here for the Building America-North Platte program on July 19.


Amazing BFF Weekend

Grades 6-12

Catron Camp and Retreat Center, Nebraska City

Friday, June 6-Sunday, June 8                           

Register by May 21!

Learn how to Be A Friend First. Discover ways to enhance your relationships and make new friends. Practice good communication skills and learn how to stand up for others.


NEW! Everything You Love About Camp-Western Nebraska Style

Grades 4-12

Trails West YMCA Camp, Scottsbluff

Sunday, June 8-Friday, June 13                                                                 

Register by May 21!

Spend a week at camp getting back to basics - we'll play games, sing songs, explore a challenge course, go swimming and hiking, master archery and make s'mores!


Just want a taste of resident camp? Register for Mini Resident Camp June 8-10 (grades 2-3) or June 11-13 (grades 4-8).


Theater Camp

Grades 4-12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte

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

Register by May 26!

Learn improv techniques, practice singing and dancing, work with local artists and learn stage presence, proper voice and speech, reaction and connection.  Plus, enjoy all Lakeview Cabin has to offer such as swimming, canoeing, horseback riding and archery.



Grades 4-12

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island

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

Register by May 19!

Spend the week at camp delving into the wonderful world of Pinterest! We will pick our favorites and spend each day creating different crafts, making snacks and playing games! Optional overnight available.


Around the World Day Camp

Grades 4-12

Hilltop House, Lincoln

Monday, June 16-Friday, June 20                                

Register by May 28!

Have you ever heard of the game of Sepak Takraw? Or the language of Tigrinya? Can you find Poland on the map? At Around the World Day Camp we'll learn about other countries and cultures through games, crafts, music and more! 


Girls Rock Nebraska

Grades 4-12

Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff

Sunday, June 22-Friday, June 27                                   

Register by June 2!

Discover your inner rock star when you attend Girls Rock Nebraska resident camp. Learn to play a musical instrument, form a band, write and perform a song. Then perform for friends and family at the Friday Night Showcase. 


Giving Days in Nebraska

One way that you can support Girl Scouts in your community is to think about us on the "Giving Day" in your city. See our Giving Days page for dates details and remember to include Girl Scouts in your plans. Invest in girls. Change the world! 


2014 Girl Scout National Convention

Everyone is Welcome!

Join Girl Scout alumnae and volunteers from around the country at the National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-19, 2014. 


Celebrate girl leadership and reaffirm your commitment to making the world a better place. This event only happens once every three years, so don't miss out! Register now and save $70.

Quick Links
Early Bird Registration
New York City Trip
Volunteer Awards

Girl Scout Night @ The Omaha Stormchasers!

Join other Girl Scout Troops at Werner Park for a night you won't forget. Enjoy great baseball ,postgame fireworks presented by American Family Insurance, and set up a tent to spend the night on the field watching a movie on the big screen!  


Contact email Alex Beck or call 402-738-5112. 

The Great Amazing Race! 

Join us Saturday, June 28, in Omaha at Millers Landing Park. 

Based on the reality TV show, this race is way more fun than a 5k... two-person teams complete a one-mile cross country race filled with up to eight challenges. All ages welcome. Top 25 teams will qualify for a chance to win $2,000!

Girl Scouts and their families can receive $5 off team entry fee. Sign up now online.

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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