"Dive In" to Fall

Get ready to "Dive In" and jump-start your year with the 2014 Fall Product Program!  This year, there are exciting and NEW ways to participate, two product lines and options for your troop to earn even more start-up funds while developing leadership skills.  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


Here's a preview of what's NEW!

  • Online ordering, including exclusive online products and gift items.
  • "Project Share" ~ nuts/candy & magazines to be donated to active military overseas.
  • Increased troop profits!

Important Dates:

August 31 (or when your troop is formed): Fall Product Intent Form due 

Late August-Early September: Fall Product Program Training 

September 12-October 9: Fall Product Program Sale Dates


Here is your Intent Form.  Sign up TODAY!


Volunteer Learning Updates


Outdoor Trainers Needed!

Love the outdoors? We are looking for current volunteers who want to become outdoor trainers. Attend a free workshop at Camp Cosmo in Grand Island, July 25-26.  


Camp Out (Basic) COMING!

New this fall, we will introduce Camp Out (Basic). This six-hour outdoor learning opportunity will replace Sleep Out Camp Out AND Lodge Out Cabin Out. Volunteers wanting to build a fire and/or cook outdoors will complete this learning opportunity. Look for more details coming soon!


Connecting to Your Girls

A combined online version of Connecting to your Daisies, Brownies & Juniors is now available. Upon completion, you will be certified in all three grade levels! View instructions and register here.


Resources for YOU!

Visit our Volunteer Resources Center for forms, learning opportunities, camp guides, registration instructions, safety activity checkpoints and much, much more! 



FREE leadership program for girls entering grades 9-12! Limited space available. Apply TODAY! 


July 30-August 3 at Lakeview Cabin, North Platte


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


This is the can't-miss program for girls who are ready to be tomorrow's leaders! YWECamp pairs Girl Scouts with women business leaders for one-to-one mentoring in a camp setting.  It's totally free for girls and includes personal and professional development, traditional camp activities and friendships that will last a lifetime.  Email Lori Williamson for more information.


Volunteer Enrichment

In appreciation of our volunteers, we are offering free and low cost Enrichment Events for adult members. Gain personal and professional development skills while you network with other Girl Scout volunteers. Please check our website for more information and to view upcoming events.


Girl Scouts are GOING PLACES!

Dozens of Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, leaders and parents traveled with Spirit of Nebraska to Chicago in June. Check out some fun photos on Instagram from around the council, including our Chicago trip here.


Join the fun, travel with Girl Scouts!!  Here are two of our upcoming adventures.


New York City 2014, October 10-13, 2014
Grades:  9-12

Cost:  $1000* 
 by September 1, 2014.


Washington DC, June 9-12, 2015

Grades:  4-12
Cost:  $1000*
 by February 1, 2015.    

*Financial Assistance is available for all council-sponsored trips.


PSA Contest!

Free Being Me is a global leadership initiative recently launched by Girl Scouts in partnership with Dove. Combined with "It's Your Story-Tell It!" Journey materials, the Free Being Me curriculum helps girls define beauty for themselves and boost their self-confidence. Girls are invited to create PSA videos that show the qualities that make them unique!


Submit your PSA by August 31, 2014. Click here to learn more or send an email.


The Best Me: Mind, Body, Soul

During the 2014-15 Girl Scout year, our council theme will focus on wellness and we've planned many programs designed to help girls (and adults) be healthy and strong.  We'll kick off the theme with statewide events on Saturday, September 27.  Mark your calendars and watch for more details about this family-friendly event in the 2014-2015 Annual Program Book coming later this summer!


Volunteers to help deliver programming during 2014-2015. Work with council staff to help plan and facilitate programs for girls in your community.  Sign up for one or several programs; work with younger or older girls...it's all up to you! Contact Lori Williamson by email
for more information.


Upcoming Council Programs!


Pinterest Party                                             

Grades K-12

July 22 - Jensen Memorial Library, Minden

July 24 - St. John's Lutheran Church, Ord

August 2 - United Methodist Church, Kimball

August 5 - United Methodist Church, Superior

Get ready to explore all things Pinterest! We'll spend a day creating projects inspired by Pinterest.  Click on the location for more information and to register.


Improv Camp

Grades 6-12

Catron Camp and Retreat Center, Nebraska City

Friday, July 25 - Saturday, July 26 

Register by July 9!

Learn the basics of scripting, staging, characterization and scene processing. Deliver a knock-out performance during the showcase celebration!

BFF: Be a Friend First

Grades 6-8

Lutheran Church of the Master, Omaha

Saturday, July 26                                                      

Register by July 11!

Want to learn how to be a better friend, classmate, teammate or all of the above? We'll explore first impressions, dealing with cliques and how to stop bullies in their tracks. 


All Things Arts and Crafts

Grades 4-8

Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson

Sunday, July 27 - Friday, August 1                         

Register by July 9!

Get creative and let your personality shine! Each day you will focus on a different art medium as well as take part in camp activities like hiking and ropes.  


Everything Water

Grades K-5

Wildwood Acres Park, Verdigre

Thursday, July 31                                                      

Register by July 15!

If you love the water, this camp is for you! Go swimming in the morning and then play LOTS of fun water games in the afternoon.  

Adventure Day

Grades 2-8

Timberlake Ranch, Marquette

Friday, August 1        

Register by July 18!          

Visit Timberlake Ranch Camp and spend a day enjoying fun outdoor activities - horseback rides, paddle boats, human foosball, swimming and more! Test your endurance with a chance to fly through the skies on a blob located in the middle of the lake! 


Summer Fun Camp

Grades 4-12

Lakeview Cabin, North Platte                                             

Tuesday, August 5 - Friday, August 8       

Register by July 21!

Enjoy summer fun at Lakeview Cabin! Activities include horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, crafts, exploring nature, outdoor cooking, evening campfires and perhaps archery. Registered Girl Scout adult volunteers are needed. There is no cost for adult volunteers.

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Volunteer Learning Updates

Pump It Up where imaginations come to play. Pump It Up makes every party hassle free for mom or host. Every party is private, supervised and filled with fun! There are two huge arenas filled with inflatables, games and more. Pump It Up can host Girl Scout groups, field trips, birthday parties, summer camp, parents' night out and more. Come check out Pump it Up

For more info, 

call 402-932-7867.

Community Collaborators

Are you looking for even more ways to have fun with your Girl Scout troop? Visit the Community Collaborator  pages on our website and start exploring! From martial arts to yoga to pottery - there's something for every Girl Scout!

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