Greetings!

Whether you are the outdoorsy type (and don't mind bugs) or you would rather be inside with the A/C blowing--we have something fun for every girl to do this summer! Check out all the AWESOME summer camp (and non camp) programs here.   

Early 

Can't Wait? Early Bird!   

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 t-shirt!! 

 

Don't wait! Register now for the 2014/15 membership year in Girl Scouts and start girls down their path to AWESOMENESS!


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

Gold 

Girl Award Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of this year's Girl Award recipients and especially those who did what it takes to Go Gold

 

We are honoring these girls at ceremonies across the state. Click here for more information about upcoming ceremonies.
President 

New Board President

Please welcome Lynne B. Ruth our newly elected council board president!


Lynne has been involved in Girl Scouting in Nebraska for many years. She was an active member of the Spirit of Nebraska board, and served as board member and board president of the Prairie Hills Legacy Council prior to the Spirit of Nebraska Council merger in 2008.

 

Read more about Lynne and our board of directors here.

Volunteer 

Volunteer Learning

Love the outdoors? Attend an Outdoor Trainer Workshop! There is no cost to participate. Open our flyer for more info, send us an email or call 800.879.6123.

 

Now available - complete a combined version of Connecting to your Daisies, Brownies and Juniors online and become certified in all three grade levels! 
Me 

The Best Me! 

Our 2014-2015 council-wide theme will be The Best Me: Mind, Body, Soul. Start brainstorming ways to integrate this theme into your troop activities next year. For a little inspiration, watch this fun Brownie Elf Healthy Living video and share it with your girls!

List 

Girl Scout Wish List

Did you know that you can support Girl Scouts by donating new or lightly used items?* These "in-kind" gifts will be accepted when they can be used immediately by Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.

 

We are currently in need of life jackets, archery and volleyball equipment and a microwave for our camp properties. Click here to view our complete wish list.

*Eligible items can be used as a tax deduction.

YWE 

YWEAchieve

June 16-20 at UNO, Omaha

YWEAchieve, a Girl Scout business camp, teaches girls about finance, ethics, college prep and so much more. Plus, tour local businesses and visit the Girl Scout Cookie bakery! This exciting and informative camp is FREE for girls, but time is running out! Apply now! Email Wendy Hamilton for more information.

 

 

YWECamp

July 30-August 3 at Lakeview Cabin, North Platte OR

August 6-10 at Catron Camp and Retreat Center, Nebraska City

YWECamp pairs girls with women business leaders in a unique camp setting. This AWESOME mentoring program is totally FREE for girls and includes personal and professional development sessions, traditional camp activities, and an opportunity to create friendships that will last a lifetime. Applications are still being accepted for a limited time. Apply now! Email Lori Williamson for more information.

Programs 

Junior Naturalist Series

Grades 2-3

Pioneer Park Nature Center, Lincoln                               

Grub in the Mud-Sunday, June 15             

Register here

Is Something Bugging You?-Sunday, July 13 

Register here

Portraits of a Prairie-Sunday, August 17  

Register here        

Love the outdoors? Work with the Nature Center Naturalists to deepen your appreciation and love for nature, animals and plants.

 

Outdoor Adventure Day for Daisies and Brownies

Grades K-3

Long Pine State Recreation Area, Bassett

Saturday, June 21   

Register HERE!                    

Join other Girl Scouts for a day of outdoor fun. We'll cook lunch, learn basic survival skills and, of course, make s'mores!

  

Junior Badge Bonanza

Grades 4-5

Stuhr Museum, Grand Island    

Monday, June 23

Camp Cosmo, Grand Island                        

Tuesday, June 24

Need a little help earning those badges? We got you covered! On Monday, we'll earn the Playing the Past badge and on Tuesday, we will complete requirements for the Camper Badge. Sign up for one day or both! 

 

Create, Innovate and Explore STEM!

Grades 4-8

UNO, Omaha

Wednesday, June 25                     

Register by June 13!                                                 

Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields are growing all the time. Students from UNO's Architectural Engineering and Construction will guide you through hands-on activities focusing on green energy and the construction of science classrooms, restaurants, movie theaters and more!  

 

Nature Basics

Grades 2-12

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

Tuesday, July 1                                

Register by June 17! 

Discover the great outdoors firsthand through campfires, hikes, plants, bugs and more!

  

Building America-Day in the Life

Union Pacific Center, Omaha

Wednesday, July 9

Grades 9-12

Register here.  

Union Pacific North Platte Bailey Yard, North Platte      

Saturday, July 19

Grades 6-12

Register here.

Put on your hard hats - it's time to Build America! Explore the railroad, shadow a professional woman in the rail industry and enjoy hands-on activities as we learn about our nation's rail transportation system.

 

Spa Day Extravaganza!

Fullen School of Hair Design, Scottsbluff

Tuesday, July 15 (Grades K-3)

Register here.  

Wednesday, July 16 (Grades 4-8)

Register here.  

Relax, kick back and let us give you a day of pampering that you won't forget. Your morning of luxury will include manicures, pedicures, foot massages and more. 

 

New York City 2014

Grades 9-12

Friday, October 10-Monday, October 13 

Register now! 

Spend a long fall weekend in beautiful New York City. See a Broadway show, visit the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Register now with a $100 deposit. Financial assistance is available.

Quick Links

Can't Wait? Early Bird!

The Best ME!

 YWE

Camp Fun-Plex is any kid's dream come true for a week of unbelievable fun in the sun! Ride and Slide - Splash and Play in Nebraska's Premier Ride and Water Park!

 

Enjoy access to waterslides, motion ocean, lazzzy river, go-karts, mini golf, and so much more! Experience behind the scenes tours, go on scavenger hunts and make crafts. A low camper-to-staff ratio ensures a special experience for all!

 

For more info, click here.

Community Collaborators

Have you visited the Community Collaborator section of our website recently? We have new collaborators offering even more fun experiences for Girl Scouts. Work toward earning a badge or just have fun 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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