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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

W

E ARE THE GIRL SCOUTS.

We provide leadership opportunities for girls to discover their place in the world, explore new areas of interest, connect with others who share their vision, build lifelong relationships and have fun. We offer a variety of program experiences such as travel, camping, STEM, the arts, culinary, financial literacy, business (like Girl Scout Cookies), conservation, community service and much more. The Girl Scout national program portfolio (badge earning activities) expands on program topics to create even more possibilities for a girl to do the things she enjoys or to try something she never thought possible. A spark becomes a movement. It all began in 1912 with a visionary woman from Savannah. Juliette Gordon Low believed in the power of every girl. She recognized the need in America for a program that would instill confidence and self-reliance, and she made it her life’s work to build Girl Scouts upon those principles. For more than 100 years, generations of devoted Girl Scout volunteers have upheld Juliette’s dream to provide leadership experiences so that every girl can explore her potential and reach out in every possible direction. It is estimated that 50 million American women were at one time in their lives a Girl Scout. Those who need us most. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has a robust program that extends across Omaha and the state. Through “community outreach,” we bring Girl Scouting—in the form of volunteers, program experiences and materials—to hundreds of girls in schools and in community centers; girls who may not otherwise have the means or the support for participation. In turn, the girls “pay it forward” by reaching out to offer community service in their neighborhoods and beyond. This unique approach to Girl Scouting provides fundamental leadership skills that girls can call on throughout their lives.

Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $500 – Helps a girl participate in life-changing experience through a Destinations travel opportunity

$250 – Sends a girl to a week-long resident camp $175 – Sends a girl to a week-long day camp $75 – Provides outreach to girls through after-school programming $50 – Provides Girl Scout membership dues and basics $25 – Sends a girl to council-sponsored program like Kid Chefs, Animal Helpers or Magic of Chemistry

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Leaders / Co-leaders / Troop Support Caring, compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers lead troops—both traditional and outreach—so that girls can explore and discover their values, spend time with their friends, take action to make the world a better place and have fun.

Assist at Events and Programs Use your event coordination skills or bring your special talents and interests to programs to enhance the Girl Scout experience. Event Hosts Are you a former Girl Scout? Host an event and invite your alum friends to share stories and raise awareness for the organization.

Girl Scouts empowers girls to make good choices and find their voices. GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 558-8189 • Toll Free (800) 695-6690 GirlScoutsNebraska.org CEO: Fran Marshall Board President: Brian Runge To volunteer or to donate contact: Wendy Hamilton, Senior Fund Development Director

2019

WISH LIST: • Buy Girl Scout Cookies

• Share your Girl Scout alum stories

• Volunteer your time

• Follow us on social media

• Provide in-kind donations

• Support Girl Scouts during Omaha Gives!

• Attend Girl Scout events

THE GIVING GUIDE

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