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The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is designed to

be accessible to all girls. Whether your daughter is staying busy with sports, school, or volunteering, Girl Scouts can offer her what she needs to become a leader in today’s world. For many girls, camp is the first opportunity they have to experience archery, fishing, rappelling, ziplining, horseback riding, canoeing, outdoor living skills or S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming. In Girl Scouts, it is not just what girls can do but how they do it.  This makes Girl Scouts unique; it drives the quality of girls’ experiences and promotes fun and friendship.

Our camp programs are designed around the three Girl Scout processes which help girls become engaged in their surroundings at camp and learn how to become a leader in their community. These processes are:

Girl-Led: Girls play an active role in figuring out the “what, where, when, how,

and why” of their camp activities. This means girls are more engaged as decision makers in the planning and implementation of the programs at camp.

Learning by Doing: Promotes hands-on education that engages girls in an ongoing cycle of learning. As girls take part in meaningful activities by doing – instead of only watching – and as they learn from their experiences, they get to explore their own questions, discover answers, gain new skills, and share ideas and observations. Cooperative Learning: Camp is designed to promote the sharing of knowledge, skills, and learning in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation as girls work together on goals that can only be accomplished with the help of others. This helps the group succeed together.

All girls are welcome! This summer, send your

daughter someplace where she will learn leadership skills that will carry with her throughout her life. Send her to a place where she will develop healthy relationships and positive values, and learn more about herself than she ever could in front of a computer. Send her to summer camp! You don’t need to already be a Girl Scout to go to camp! We encourage all girls to join us this summer to enjoy the benefits of a camp experience. Invite your non-Girl Scout friends or family members to come along! Simply pay the $12 membership fee and complete your membership profile before you register for camp. 1


We’ve moved all of our camp registration online this year.

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This allows us to provide quicker confirmation of camp sessions for our camper families and greater accuracy in our camper records. Online registration will open on Feb. 18. Camp dates and sessions will be posted online in January.

Confirmation Registration confirmation and additional information will be sent to you via email within two business days of the completion of your online registration. If you do not see a confirmation after you register, check your SPAM mailbox, then call the Girl Scout office at (816) 358-8750 to confirm your email address and have another confirmation sent to you.

Refund Policy A $25.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must be submitted with each registration. Cookie coupons or financial assistance may not be used for the deposit. A membership fee of $12.00 is also due at the time of deposit if the camper is not a registered Girl Scout for the 2012-2013 membership year. The balance of the camp fee is due two weeks before the camp session begins. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. The $25.00 deposit is not refunded after registration is confirmed. Membership dues and bus fees are not refundable. The balance of the fee is refunded only when written notice of cancellation is received two weeks before the camp session starts, or when the camper is ill and a written refund request is accompanied by a statement from the attending physician. Refunds will not be made if a camper leaves camp because of homesickness, illness, or parent request. If a camper cannot be placed in any camp session, the total fee will be refunded.

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registering online? Call us at (816) 358-8750 or email campdept@gsksmo.org.

Cookie Coupons Help Pay for Camp Registered girls can earn discounts to apply toward their camp fee when they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. For Mother/Daughter Overnights, cookie coupons may be used only for the girl’s portion of registration fees. Coupons may not be used for Day Camp or Service Unit events. To apply coupons earned towards the camp fee, check the appropriate box when you register online. Coupons cannot be transferred to friends but can be combined within immediate family. Your camper’s actual cookie coupon amount will be verified by our staff and applied when her registration is processed. (In order to support the importance of goal setting and the business skills learned in the Cookie Program, coupons cannot be transferred to friends.)

Bus Transportation Bus transportation is available for Camp Oakledge and Camp Daisy. Bus stops are listed below. Stops are subject to change based

on attendance and availability of sites.

• Warrensburg, MO • Antioch, Kansas City, MO • Metcalf, Overland Park, KS

• Raytown, MO • Lawrence, KS • Topeka, KS

Fee is $65. Busses are chartered motor coaches. Camp staff ride with girls. More information, including specific locations and pick-up/drop-off times, will be available with the confirmation of your camp registration.


Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri subsidizes our summer camp fees. Approximately 30% of the fee is subsidized to ensure that we keep our programs affordable for our families. In addition to programming fees we have many other expenses that help contribute to your camper’s experience. Things such as property, supplies, and professional costs increase in price each year and, although these are unavoidable expenses, we still want to ensure that all campers are able to afford our programming. We realize that all families have different financial situations, and would like to invite those with the ability and desire to “Pay the Difference”. This option will be available with online registration.

Camp fee - The subsidized amount charged for camp to ensure that programs remain affordable. (Price varies per program)

Actual Expense - What camp

$295

$420

actually costs to operate. By “Paying the Difference,” you help Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri!

Financial Assistance Money is set aside each year for financial assistance to help girls who might otherwise be unable to attend camp. Grants are made based on the number of requests, availability of funds and applicants’ needs. To request financial assistance, use the form located on the website at gsksmo.org, or call the council office and a copy of the form will be sent to you.

Want to help girls get to camp?

Visit campforkids.org to contribute to our campership fund after March 1.

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Girl Scout Summer Programs Overview

Mother/Daughter & Service Unit Camps Grades K+

Resident Camps Grades 3+

Camp Type

Camp Location

Grade Level

Service Unit Day Camp

Varies

K-12

3-5 Days

Mother/Daughter

Daisy Prairie Schooner

K-2

1 Night

Resident Camp

Daisy Oakledge

3-11

5 Nights

Leadership for Teens

Daisy Oakledge

7-12

(on 3/1/13)

Session Length

5 Nights

(plus internships for some programs)

Programs are available to all without regard to race, national origin or disability. Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri actively seeks and supports participation by all girls with a variety of interests and abilities in Girl Scout programs.

Look inside for these icons: Cookie Coupon: Coupons earned in the Cookie Program can be applied to the girls’ portion of the program fee for parent/daughter and resident camp programs. Financial Assistance: Needbased financial assistance is available for this program. Pay the Difference: Able to afford a little more? Help Girl Scouts by paying the “Pay the Difference” price. See details on page 5.

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Service Unit Day Camp This summer, there will be more than 40 Girl Scout service unit day camps happening at locations throughout the council. Day camps are intended for girls grades K-12, and include a wide array of opportunities, challenges and new experiences for all ages. Dates, locations and fees vary for each day camp. Day camps are planned and staffed by adult volunteers. They generally last several days and often include an optional overnight campout. The activities at day camp vary by location and service unit. Interested in day camp? Information and registration forms are distributed by the local service unit through the Girl Scout troop. Contact your troop leader or the council office for more details.

Mother/Daughter Overnight

Grades K-2 (as of March 1, 2013) Enjoy a unique one-on-one camping experience with your Girl Scout. During this relaxing campout, you’ll go on hikes, participate in arts and crafts, learn camping basics, enjoy Girl Scout Journey activities, sing camp songs and cookout over a campfire, all at your leisure. This campout allows you and your Girl Scout to choose your own activities at your own pace. Dependent on weather, Camp Prairie Schooner offers a swimming pool, and Camp Daisy offers horseback riding. Each Mother/Daughter pair can list one other camping pair as camp buddies. Buddies will camp together in the same campsite. Camping facilities vary by camp. List your buddy pair when you register and make sure buddies list each other. Fee Per Person: $40

Camp Prairie Schooner

Dates

June 22-23 July 6-7 July 19-20 August 9-10

Arrival/Departure

1:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.

$60

Camp Daisy Hindman

Dates

Arrival/Departure

June 7-8

5:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

June 29-30

1:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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For girls grades 3-12 Session length: 6 days, 5 nights

Session 1 June 9-14

Session 2 June 16-21

Session 3 June 23-28

The Facility Camp Daisy, located 20 miles southwest of Topeka, Kansas, has 160 acres of natural beauty. Camp Daisy has a horse program, a lake for canoeing, archery field, and lots of hiking trails. Living arrangements vary from A-frame cabins to platform tents. A-frame cabins sleep 8 girls on cots with mattresses. A platform tent is a full canvas tent with a wooden floor that sleeps 4 girls on cots with mattresses. All units have access to storm shelters, latrines, showers, and unit houses. The sprayground, new in 2012, will feature a new element in 2013.

What to Expect Camp Daisy is the place to be this summer if you’re a horse lover! Enjoy other camp activities like arts and crafts, hiking, cooking out, canoeing, and campfires. Girls lead the way to having fun and making friends at Camp Daisy.

Medical volunteers needed! See page 15 for more info. 6

Round-trip charter bus transportation is available for those attending Camp Daisy. See page 2 for details.


camp DAISY

Juniors Grades 3-4

(as of March 1, 2013)

Session 1 June 9-14

Session 2 June 16-21

Session 3 June 23-28

All Around Camp Daisy

Tails & Trails

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Fireflies

All Around Camp Daisy

Tails & Trails

Fireflies

Grades 3-4 Take the week to explore Camp Daisy, whether by trail, canoe, or horseback. Enjoy great traditional camp activities like singing, crafts, and cooking out. Prepare for an adventure, explore animal habitats, splash around at the spray ground or learn cool new games. Weather permitting, campers will have the opportunity to ride horses and canoe one time.

Grades 3-4 Get ready to hit the trail! Hiking and horses are combined in this fun week of traveling around Camp Daisy. Plan a pack-out lunch at the corral and learn how to dress for the weather. Traditional camp fun like cookouts and spray ground time are included. Weather permitting, girls will ride horses two times.

Grades 3-4 What lights up when the moon comes out? Fireflies! Take a closer look at the nature of camp with microscopes, telescopes, and GPS units! Let technology light your way while you learn about camp after dark and during the day. Girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities and the Camp Daisy spray ground and, weather permitting, will canoe one time. (Girls will not ride horses.)

$295

$420

$345

$495

$295

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camp DAISY

Cadettes Grades 5-7

(as of March 1, 2013)

Session 1 June 9-14

Session 2 June 16-21

Session 3 June 23-28

Out & About

Creatures of the Night

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Horsin’ Around

Out & About

Creature of the Night

Horsin’ Around

Grades 5-7 Choose your own adventure! Create a culinary masterpiece over the campfire or find your way through the woods using a map and compass. Explore the plants and animals that live in the forests and fields or spend time lounging under the relaxing shower of the spray ground. Out & About campers will choose from a little of bit of everything at camp and weather permitting, they will ride horses and canoe once.

Grades 5-7 Are you a night owl? Explore the kingdom of nocturnal animals and learn why they are well-suited for the night life! Use modern technology to get closer to nature and build your appreciation for our world. Learn what kinds of careers are involved in caring for the earth while you enjoy traditional camp fun and, weather, permitting, explore Lake Odanata by canoe. (Girls will not ride horses.)

Grades 5-7 Step into the saddle and get ready to ride! Learn how to saddle and bridle a horse, then go behind the scenes and see what it takes to keep a herd of horses happy and healthy. Riders will practice walking the horse and possibly trotting. Campers will still have time for traditional camp activities including trips to the spray ground, cookouts, and campfires. Weather permitting, campers will ride horses 3 times.

$295

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$420

$295

$420

$345

$420


camp DAISY

Session 1 June 9-14

Wrangler in Training I

Session 2 June 16-21

Session 3 June 23-28

Wrangler in Training II

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Grades 8-12

(as of March 1, 2013)

Riding Instructor in Training I Riding Instructor in Training II

Seniors & Ambassadors

Wrangler in Training I (WIT 1)

Riding Instructor in Training I (RIT 1)

Grades 8-12 Interested in a future volunteer position working with horses? This program is an apprenticeship with the opportunity to increase your horsemanship skills and knowledge. If you love working with horses and want to volunteer during weekend horse programs at Camp Winding River in Dearborn, MO, this is the place for you! You will have the opportunity to ride and work around horses each day, help with daily chores, and assist young riders. After camp, a minimum of six days volunteering during weekend program September 2013-May 2014 is requested of each participant.

Grades 10-12 Start preparing yourself to be a riding instructor! You’ll begin to understand the horse and rider in motion. Learn the “how and why” behind the lesson. Upon completion, you will be ready to work as an assistant riding instructor during the weekend horse program. After camp, a minimum of six days volunteering during weekend program September 2012-May 2013 is requested of each participant.  Pre-requisite: Successful completion of WIT 2.

Pre-requisite: Previous horseback riding experience. $345

$345

$495

$495

Wrangler in Training II (WIT 2)

Riding Instructor in Training II (RIT 2)

Grades 9-12

Grades 11-12

Become a confident horsewoman as your knowledge and skills grow. Continue your wrangler experience, which includes riding, daily ground classes, and daily chores. Completion of ground handling skill validation and a written test of “meets expectations” will earn your full title of “Wrangler”. After camp, a minimum of six days volunteering during weekend program September 2013May 2014 is requested of each participant.

Continue learning about the horse and rider in motion. Start developing an eye to correct rider problems. Make lesson plans, horse assignments, and deliver a class that is fun-filled for each rider. Upon completion you will be ready to conduct your own arena class! After camp, a minimum of six days volunteering during weekend program September 2012-May 2013 is requested of each participant.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of WIT 1. $345

$495

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of RIT 1. $345

$495

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For girls grades 3-12

Session length: 6 days, 5 nights Session 1 July 7-12

Session 2 July 14-19

Session 3 July 21-26

Session 4 July 28-Aug 2

Round-trip charter bus transportation is available for those attending Oakledge. See page 2 for details.

The Facility Camp Oakledge is located on the Lake of the Ozarks, about 130 miles southeast of Kansas City. The 410-acre camp has a swimming pool, sports court and hiking trails.  We utilize the lake for canoeing, kayaking, and sailing.  Four to five campers sleep in each permatent, which has a wooden floor and roof, canvas sides and cots with mattresses.  In some camp programs, campers sleep in pop-up tents on the ground.  Counselors stay in centrally located permatents near the campers.

The Program Whether you are an experienced camper or coming to camp for the very first time, Camp Oakledge is the place to be! Camp Oakledge fosters healthy growth in girls whether it is trying something new, making new friends, or learning more about yourself. There is always something new and exciting happening.

Swimming Skills Evaluation: All campers will be evaluated for swimming ability

upon arrival at camp. Campers who choose to canoe, kayak, or sail must successfully complete this evaluation.

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camp oakledge

Juniors Grades 3-4

(as of March 1, 2013)

Session 1 July 7-12

Session 2 July 14-19

Session 3 July 21-26

Session 4 July 28-Aug 2

All Around Oakledge

Splash!

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Fireflies

All Around Oakledge

Splash!

Fireflies

Grades 3-4 Take the week to explore Camp Oakledge, whether by trail, canoe, or kayak. Enjoy great traditional camp activities like singing, crafts, and cooking out. Prepare for an adventure, explore animal habitats, stop by the pool for swimming or learn cool new games. Weather permitting, campers will have the opportunity to swim daily and canoe, kayak, or sail three times.

Grades 3-4 What’s that in the water? It’s you! Jump into the Camp Oakledge pool and learn the basics of water safety and self-rescue. Play water games and plan a pool party or a polar bear breakfast! Dry off and head into main camp for some traditional camp fun, too, like cookouts, campfires and hiking. Weather permitting, campers will have extra pool time daily and will visit the waterfront for canoeing or kayaking one time.

Grades 3-4 What lights up when the moon comes out? Fireflies! Take a closer look at the nature of camp with microscopes, telescopes, and GPS units! Let technology light your way while you learn about camp after dark and during the day. Girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities and the pool, weather permitting, will canoe or kayak one time.

$295

$420

$295

$295

$420

$420

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camp oakledge

Cadettes Grades 5-7

(as of March 1, 2013)

Session 1 July 7-12

Session 2 July 14-19

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Out & About

Canoe & Kayak Club

Grades 5-7 Choose your own adventure at Camp Oakledge! Create a culinary masterpiece over the campfire or find your way through the woods using a map and compass. Explore the plants and animals that live in the forests and fields or plan a pool party the entire camp can enjoy! Out and About campers will choose from a little bit of everything great at camp and weather permitting, they will swim daily and visit the waterfront twice.

Grades 5-7 Buckle up your lifejacket and head down to the dock! It’s time to hit the water! Learn the basics of canoe and kayak navigation, control, and safety while you enjoy time each day (weather permitting) out on the lake improving your paddling skills! Our waterfront staff will show you the ropes. (And, you’ll have time for traditional camp fun, too, like cooking out, swimming and campfires.)

$295

$420

$295

$420

Creatures of the Night

Anchors Away

Grades 5-7 Are you a night owl? Explore the kingdom of nocturnal animals and learn why they are wellsuited for the night life! Use modern technology to get closer to nature and build your appreciation for our world. Learn what kinds of careers are involved in caring for the earth while you enjoy traditional camp fun, swimming and cookouts and, weather permitting, explore Lake of the Ozarks by canoe.

Grades 5-7 It’s smooth sailing from dawn to dusk! Learn the basics of sailboat set up, knots and terms, control, and safety while you enjoy time each day (weather permitting) out on the lake improving your sailing skills! Our waterfront staff will show you the ropes. (And, you’ll have time for traditional camp fun, too, like cooking out, swimming and campfires.)

$295

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Canoe & Kayak Club Anchors Away

Session 4 July 28-Aug 2

Out & About Creatures of the Night

Session 3 July 21-26

$420

$295

$420


camp oakledge

Session 1 July 7-12

Camp Pros

Session 2 July 14-19

Session 3 July 21-26

Waterfront Program Aide

Seniors & Ambassadors Grades 8-12

(as of March 1, 2013)

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CIT �

CIT II

Camp Pros

Grades 8-11 Kick back and play this summer! Take time away from your busy, over-scheduled life to get back to nature and the amazing fun and in-person friendships that camp has to offer. Visit the pool and the waterfront. Get artsy with a special project or put on a play. Mentor younger campers. Use technology to connect with the woods in a whole new way. The options are all here to make great camp memories! $295

Session 4 July 28-Aug 2

$420

Waterfront Program Aide

Grades 8-11 Learn the importance of safety and leadership and build your aquatic skills in this unique camp session. The Camp Oakledge waterfront staff will teach you what it takes to become a lifeguard or boating instructor. Shadow waterfront staff and assist with their daily duties like setting up the docks, maintaining boats, and cleaning the pool. Take time to improve your own boating skills and swimming strokes. Participate in daily conditioning to improve your stamina! $295

$420

CIT

CIT II

Internship in session 3 or 4 Ages 16 and up Learn what it takes to be a camp counselor! Work with mentor counselors and your fellow CITs to gain the skills to plan great unit and patrol programs, recognize and handle conflicts, and support campers who are missing home. After successful completion of your CIT session, you’ll have the option to return to camp for a one-session internship in session 3 or 4. Internships will be scheduled at the conclusion of the CIT session.

Internship in session 2, 3 or 4 Ages 17 and up New! Take camp leadership to the next level while you learn about what happens behind the scenes in the camp kitchen, office, and health center. Plan and execute an all-camp activity and gain experience shadowing “mentor” counselors and unit leaders in camp units. Then, get ready to lead the way as you return to camp for a one-session internship in session 2, 3, or 4. Internships will be scheduled during the CIT session.

$345

Pre-requisite: CIT I or significant camp leadership experience

$495

$345

$495

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Summer Camp Parent Night

Camp Family Picnic

Girl Scouts of NE KS & NW MO Headquarters or Online Kansas City, MO Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Camp Daisy Dover, KS Saturday, June 1 1-4 p.m.

Summer camp is just around the corner! Calm some of your first-time parent jitters, learn about summer camping opportunities for all ages, and get your questions answered. All parents are invited to spend an evening with Girl Scout staff discussing the benefits and the nuts and bolts of sending your child to camp this summer. Every child can benefit from a camp experience – learn how in this informative and interactive evening.

Pack up the family car and a snack and come on out to camp to see what it’s all about! Take a guided or self-directed tour of camp and meet the camp staff. Make a craft, go for a hike with your family, or gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows and get your camp questions answered. Please leave pets at home.

There will be substantial time for question and answer, as well as a time to meet and talk with the camp directors. Remote “webinar” participation will be offered for parents who cannot attend in person. Log-in information will be sent after you RSVP. RSVP to the Program Department at (816) 759-3050 or campdept@gsksmo.org. Cost: FREE

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Camp Oakledge Warsaw, MO Sat. July 6 1-4 p.m.

RSVP to the Program Department at (816) 759-3050 or campdept@gsksmo.org. Cost: FREE


Employment Opportunities at Camp We work hard to recruit and screen mature, qualified staff members that have a desire to provide a safe and quality camp experience for your daughter. Staff set an example for our campers and represent the kind of leaders we want girls to become. Before working with campers, camp staff members will have successfully completed a reference and criminal background check and will go through pre-camp training that includes program guidance, camping skill enhancement, human relation skills and more. We hire specially qualified staff to direct water activities and horseback riding. Do you know someone who would like to make a difference in the life of a girl this summer? Camp staff must be 18 years of age or older. The following positions are available:

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Counselors and Program Specialists Unit Leaders Lifeguards and Waterfront Staff Equestrian Staff Administrative Staff Health Staff

Additional information and applications for camp volunteer and staff positions can be found at gsksmo.org.

Medical Volunteer Opportunities Are you a licensed physician or registered nurse? Do you love camp and have a heart for service? Camp Oakledge and Camp Daisy are looking for volunteers who would like to spend a week serving camper (grades ranging from 3-12) and staff medical needs during resident camp programs. Volunteer for one week and receive a free camp session (5-night, 6-day) for your camper or a friend’s camper! Medical volunteer applications can be requested by emailing campdept@gsksmo.org.

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Camper Care Kits Coming!

Looking for a way to surprise your camper and let her know you are thinking about her? Going to resident camp is one of the most exciting experiences for a Girl Scout! Send her a CAMPER CARE KIT to let her know you care and look forward to her return home! Our Girl Scout shop is offering a fantastic CAMP CARE KIT for your camper! The kit includes a stamped post card, cute plush animal, mesh bag for those dirty camp clothes and wet swimsuits, fun activity book plus a Kooldana to keep her cool! Pricing and ordering information is coming soon to the Girl Scout shop website.

Visit gsksmo.org and click Shop to learn more. CoCo Key Water Resort Salutes the Scouts. CoCo Key Offers Troops: • Activities toward Badges: Create a First Aid Kit, learn about swim safety techniques, water filtration, recycling, and conservation. • $5 Admission on First Thursdays: Girl Scouts get into CoCo Key for $5 on the first Thursday of every month. • Overnight Lock-Ins: Overnight lock-ins include an overnight stay in an indoor “camp” area, swim time, and fun-filled activities.

To book a scout event, call (816) 737-4727 or email jeff.hirst@hicocokey.com.

Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph

7,000 gallon aquarium of native Missouri fish Authentic Civil War artifacts Conference room rentals Monthly children’s events Educational programming for all ages

CoCo Key is 55,000 square feet of indoor water park fun offering 6 water slides, an adventure river, activity pool, and more! www.cocokeykansascity.com

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www.facebook.com/RemingtonNatureCenter www.stjoenaturecenter.info 816.271.5499 • 1502 MacArthur Drive


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Non-Profit Organ. U.S. Postage PAID Kansas City, MO Permit No. 6451

8383 Blue Parkway Kansas City, MO 64133 gsksmo.org

Send her to camp today. Watch her lead tomorrow.

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Registration opens February 18, 2013 | gsksmo.org

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