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Girl's Guide to Summer Fun Open to ALL Girls in Grades K-12!


earn your MedExpress first aid patch Earn your MedExpress first aid patch by touring a local MedExpress center. Girl Scouts can meet our clinical team, do mock X-rays, and then watch a first aid kit demonstration by a MedExpress team member. We can also bring the First Aid Kit demonstration to you! MedExpress can come to your summer camp, day camp, or scout meeting to do a First Aid Kit demonstration. Our First Aid and Safety Demonstration is a free community outreach program that teaches children about basic first aid and illness prevention. Our warm, friendly staff lead demonstrations that help you learn about preventing the spread of germs, why people get sick, and when to visit a doctor’s office or an urgent care center. If your group is interested in hosting a MedExpress First Aid and Safety Demonstration, please contact your local MedExpress center for more information or visit: MECommunityConnections.com

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Spend Your Summer with Girl Scouts... Your Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun is just part of the picture. Use it along with your Annual Program Book, available on our website, for a complete roadmap to your Girl Scout adventure. Register for programs online at GirlScoutsNebraska.org. Programs are open to EVERY girl, grades K-12.

What’s Inside This Guide? Camps............................................10 Camp Cosmo...............................11 Camp Crossed Arrows............... 13 Camp Maha................................. 15 Camp Catron............................... 19 Lakeview Cabin...........................22 Other Camp Programs...............24 My Summer Place..........................26 Maggi Thorne Ninja Warrior..........30 Girl Scout Cookies.........................32

artVenture......................................33 Astronomy Clubs...........................34 Local to Global Take Action!...... 36 Events.............................................38 Programs on Demand............... 48 Travel............................................. 50 T’weens & Teens.......................... 60 Girl Awards..................................62 Volunteer Awards.........................67 Registration and Information.........68 GirlScoutsNebraska.org

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Three EASY Steps to Summer Fun!

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Check out all the exciting programs Girl Scouts offers. Refer to your Annual Program Book for even more!

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Select the programs in which you want to participate.

Register (see below)…

...then, let the FUN begin!

How to Register To register for any Girl Scout program, go to GirlScoutsNebraska.org and click on “Registration.” Refer to pages 68-69 for additional information and resources about registration, payments, and refunds. For all registration questions or assistance, contact our Member Support team at 402.558.8189 or 800.695.6690, or MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

Not a Current Member? No problem! Register online for Girl Scouts and pay the $25 membership fee. This allows you to participate in any Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska program through September 30, 2019.

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Try new things. Make new friends. Go on countless adventures. There’s a whole world of opportunities waiting for you when you become a Girl Scout! In Girl Scouting, girls enjoy the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through enriching experiences and activities, girls discover their values, connect with those who share their vision, and take action to make the world a better place.

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Benefits of Girl Scouts

Who Can Become a Girl Scout? Any girl, kindergarten through 12th grade, can join Girl Scouts. You can join a troop or attend events as an individual. Annual, national membership dues for October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019, are $25 for each girl and adult. Please allow 24 hours for your membership to process prior to registering for a program, camp, or training. Register online at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

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n my honor, I will try: To serve God and my countr y, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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ill do my bes t to be honest and fa ir, friendly and h elpful, considerate a nd caring, courageous a nd strong, an d responsible fo r what I say a nd do, and to respect myse lf and others, respect autho rity, use resources wisely, make the worl d a better pla ce , a n d be a sister to every Girl Sco ut.

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The Girl Scout Difference We all know the Girl Scout mission: building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. But how exactly does that happen? Our success comes from focusing on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Every Girl Scout activity, program, and award teaches girls to thrive in five key areas, providing the skills needed to succeed in school and in life!

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Five Outcomes: SENSE OF SELF Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

POSITIVE VALUES Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

CHALLENGE SEEKING Girls learn to take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by resolving conflicts constructively and communicating their feelings directly.

COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING

Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve th Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to*: • Work collaboratively with others on group projects (86% vs. 61%) • Engage in hands-on activities and reflect on what worked/didn’t work (81% vs. 59%) • Take an active role in decision-making (80% vs. 51%) *Methodology: An online survey was conducted by the research firm Decision Analyst and consisted of 3014 girls (1507 Girl Scouts, 1507 non-Girl Scouts) aged 5-18. Quotas were set by age, race/ethnicity, region, and family income to achieve a nationally representative sample. For more information, contact gsresearch@girlscouts.org and look for more statistics from this survey throughout this book.

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Volunteer-to-Girl Ratios Girl Scout groups are large enough to provide a cooperative learning environment and small enough to allow individual development. Volunteer-to-girl ratios show the minimum number of volunteers needed to supervise a specific number of girls and ensure their safety and health.

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Supervision

Your group must have at least two unrelated, approved volunteers present at all times, plus additional volunteers as necessary for the group’s size, ages, and abilities. Any adult who supervises girls must be at least 18 years old and screened before volunteering. One troop co-leader in every group must be female. See the Volunteer-to-Girl ratio chart at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios.

Safety Activity Checkpoints Refer to Safety Activity Checkpoints (found in “Volunteer Resources” on our website) for additional safety guidelines for particular activities.

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Girl Rewards*

Local to Global Patch 3 Stamps

Fanny Pack 5 Stamps

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For Girls

$25 Spirit of Nebraska Program Credit 8 Stamps

Passport Information With your Local to Global Passport, you are encouraged to explore all Girl Scouts has to offer and earn prizes along the way! Bring your Local to Global Passport to programs this year on your Girl Scout journey.

Earn ANY 8 Stamps for All 3 Rewards: • Local to Global Program (x2)

• Program on Demand

• Camp Program (x2)

• Travel Program†

• Event Program of Your Choice (x2)

• World Thinking Day

• Girl Scout Cookie Program NOTE: Local to Global Passport stamps are provided only for Girl Scout Spirit of Nebraska-sponsored programs. Daisies and Brownies may earn the Travel Program stamp by attending any council-sponsored program more than 50 miles from their home. Juniors may earn the Travel Program stamp by attending a council-sponsored Travel Program or attending a council-sponsored program more than 100 miles from their home. †

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Co-Leader Reward* 30 $30 Spirit of Nebraska Program Credit 8 Stamps

For Co-Leaders Passport Information

With your Co-Leader Passport, you are encouraged to explore all Girl Scouting has to offer and earn a prize along the way, too! Bring your Co-Leader Passport with you on your Girl Scout journey this year. We will fill your passport with stamps, and you will earn a cool reward!

Earn ANY 8 Stamps for Your Reward: • Plan Troop Year in Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) • Update Troop Meeting Information • Attend Volunteer/Service Unit Meeting (x2) • Attend Area Recruitment Rally or Volunteer Conference • Troop Early Bird Registration • Girl Scout Cookie Program Participation • Troop Finance Report Complete by Deadline • Invite-a-Friend or Add-a-Girl Campaign Participation NOTE: Co-Leader Passport stamps are provided only for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska-sponsored activities. *Appearance of actual prizes may vary.

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camp Experience the great outdoors while developing teamwork, self-sufficiency, and problem-solving skills. No matter which adventure you choose, it will be unforgettable. Bring your Local to Global Passport to collect stamps and earn prizes!

Did You Know? The pattern used in this section is called “Tartan,” originating from Scotland.

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GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA Every Girl Scout needs a getaway and this may be just the place for you! Camp “Cosmo” Cosmopolitan is a sparkling, river-side camp property with programs that are as diverse and interesting as the Girl Scouts who attend them!

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CAMP COSMO

This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards.

Hogwarts Express Day Camp BJC 

Grades 2-8 Thursday, July 25, 2019

You have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Get sorted and work as a team to win the Hogwarts House Cup! Escape the Muggle world and brush up on your flying skills as we play quidditch, make your own magical wand to cast spells, try your hand at potions, and experience much more as a Hogwarts student. Only two adult volunteers are needed. There is no cost for volunteers, but they must be registered Girl Scout members and have successfully completed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register by: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Location: Camp Cosmo, 2400 E. Wildwood Dr., Grand Island Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snack, patch, and T-shirt

Camp Cosmo Circus! JC 

Grades 4-8 Friday, July 26, 2019

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk a tight rope? Ever tried to juggle or make your friends laugh? Then Circus camp is just for you! Test your skills on the ropes course, dress up in your favorite clown attire, and learn the art of juggling, all while spending the day at camp! Only two adult volunteers are needed. There is no cost for volunteers, but they must be registered Girl Scout members and have successfully completed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register by: Friday, July 19, 2019 Location: Camp Cosmo, 2400 E. Wildwood Dr., Grand Island Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snack, patch, and T-shirt

Save the Date! Spirit of Nebraska Camporee May 29–31, 2020

SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA

CAMPOREE 2020

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LARPing with Girl Scouts! JCS A

Grades 4-12 Sunday, July 28, 2019 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Do you love dressing up, acting, and creating fun, mythical, and magical characters to act out? Come to Camp Cosmo and learn all about Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing! Create your character, work with pros to learn the rules of the game, and develop outdoor skills along the way. Only two adult volunteers are needed. There is no cost for volunteers, but they must be registered Girl Scout members and have successfully completed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Sunday - 5 p.m. Tuesday Register by: Sunday, July 21, 2019 Location: Camp Cosmo, 2400 E. Wildwood Dr., Grand Island Girl Cost: $85, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Check out these other AMAZING Camp Cosmo programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org PROGRAM NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Explore Camp Cosmo

April 28

April 28

K-12*

Challenge and Shoot Day

May 18

May 18

4-12

Camp Glam Mini Resident Camp

June 2-4

June 2-4

4-12

Camp Confidence Mini Resident Camp

June 5-7

June 5-7

4-12

Gross Out Day Camp

June 10

June 10

K-3

Let's Go Camping Day Camp

June 11

June 11

K-3

Power Girls Mini Resident Camp

June 12-14

June 12-14

4-12

Camp Classic Mini Resident Camp

June 23-25

June 23-25

4-12

Camp Cosmo Slumber Party

June 27-28

June 27-28

K-3

Moonlight Madness Mini Resident Camp

July 7-9

July 7-9

4-12

Camp Cosmo Family Camp

July 12-14

July 12-14

K-12*

Mad Scientist Mini Resident Camp

July 17-19

July 17-19

4-12

Nature Explorers Mini Resident Camp

July 21-23

July 21-23

4-12

End of Summer Camp

Aug. 16-17

Aug. 16-17

2-5

Just for Brownies Overnight

Sept. 6-7

Sept. 6-7

2-3

*family members may also register

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NICKERSON, NEBRASKA See amazing ecosystems, dense woods, meadows and bluffs at Camp Crossed Arrows. Best known for horse programs, airconditioned yurts, and the new Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour, there are many more program offerings on this beautiful river property.

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CAMP CROSSED ARROWS

This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards.

Daisy Sleepover D 

Grades K-1 Monday, July 15, 2019 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Enjoy a sleepover in the cozy lodge. Go hiking and experience an evening campfire, complete with s’mores. Meet some of our international camp staff, too! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Monday - 11 a.m. Tuesday Register by: Sunday, June 30, 2019 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Rd. P1, Nickerson Girl Cost: $25, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast Adult Cost: $20, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast

Camp Katniss JC 

Grades 4-8 Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019

Seek challenges, and test your agility and teamwork skills with games, activities, and-most of all-archery! Learn how to use these skills, along with problem solving and learning from setbacks, to survive during Camp Katniss! May the odds be ever in your favor! Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Rd. P1, Nickerson Girl Cost: $40, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $35, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in healthy activities, like exercise and eating right.

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Check out these other AMAZING Camp Crossed Arrows programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org PROGRAM NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Explore Camp Crossed Arrows

May 11

April 17

K-12*

Beginner Horse Camp

May 27-30

May 13

4-12

Mission Impossible

June 2-7

May 19

4-12

Performing Arts Camp

June 9-14

May 26

4-12

Hogwarts School of Craft and Magic Resident Camp

June 17-21

June 2

4-12

Intermediate Horse Camp

June 23-27

June 9

4-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

June 24

June 10

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

June 25

June 10

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

June 26

June 10

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

June 27

June 10

K-12

Soaring Hawks Mini Resident Camp

June 30-July 3 June 16

6-10

Classic Camp for Juniors

July 7-9

June 23

4-5

Classic Camp for Brownies

July 10-12

June 23

2-3

Where the Wild Things Are Resident Camp

July 14-19

June 30

4-12

River Adventure

July 21-26

July 7

6-12

Intermediate Horse Camp

July 28-Aug. 1

July 14

4-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

July 29

July 15

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

July 30

July 15

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

July 31

July 15

K-12

Saddle Up Day Camp

August 1

July 15

K-12

*family members may also register

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in STEM activities, like science experiments and building robots.

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PAPILLION, NEBRASKA Perched above the Platte River, Camp Maha is the perfect setting to embrace your inner explorer. Wander hiking trails, discover Girl Scout Island, and splash in the swimming pool. Check out the Marie Museum and Trading Post inside the TLC Welcome Center!

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CAMP MAHA

This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards.

Camp Friendship BJC 

Grades 2-8 Saturday, July 13, 2019

Have fun with old friends and make new ones at camp! Practice what it means to be a Best Friend First. Enjoy crafts, fun on the challenge course, a hike to the river, and all kinds of opportunities to learn what a true friend can be! Don’t forget to sign up for the Camp Friendship Optional Overnight. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Register by: Sunday, June 23, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, lunch, dinner, patch, and T-shirt

Camp Friendship Optional Overnight BJC

Grades 2-8 Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019

Register for Camp Friendship and add this optional overnight! Spend the night at Camp Maha with friends. Enjoy a dip in the pool, and with the help of your friends plan your own evening program, perhaps a night hike, a dance party, or a campfire program. Wake in the morning and enjoy a leisurely breakfast together. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, June 23, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast

Never Give Up On Your Dreams! Maggi Thorne, a popular American Ninja Warrior competitor from Lincoln, will be visiting Camp Maha during Survival Day Camp in July! Earn Maggi’s signature "BOW Patch," exclusively for Girl Scouts (see page 30). A celebration of inner and outer strength, the BOW patch signifies overcoming obstacles while celebrating your true self.

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Wilderness Girls (for troops or "My Gal & I" pairs) DBJCSA 

Grades K-12 Saturday, July 27, 2019

Explore the great outdoors, Wilderness Girls! Cook a meal over an open fire, shoot a bow and arrow, and hike to the river. Don’t forget to sign up for the Wilderness Girls Optional Overnight. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www. GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Wilderness Girls Optional Overnight DBJCSA 

Grades K-12 Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019

Register for Wilderness Girls and add this optional overnight! Bed down in a comfortable lodge or, weather permitting, sleep in a tent. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast Adult Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast

Dynamic Duo (for "My Guy & I" pairs) Grades K-12 Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Explore the great outdoors with your girl. Wilderness Girls and Dynamic Duo participants will team up to enjoy the outdoors together. Participate in archery, the challenge course, swimming, and crafts, and cook over an open fire. Don’t forget to sign up for the Dynamic Duo Optional Overnight. Girls must be accompanied by at least one male adult, who is a registered Girl Scout member and has successfully completed a background screening. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Dynamic Duo Optional Overnight Grades K-12 Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019

DBJCSA 

Register for Dynamic Duo and add this optional overnight! Sleep in the comfortable Maha cabins. Girls must be accompanied by an adult either from Wilderness Girls or Dynamic Duo. That adult must be a registered Girl Scout member and have successfully completed a background screening. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast Adult Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and breakfast

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PROGRAM NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Ambassador Justice Journey and Gold Award Workshop

April 5-7

March 27

11-12

Brownie Cabin Camper Overnight

April 12-13

March 27

2-3

Explore Camp Maha

May 3

April 17

K-12*

Camp Maha's Got Talent Day Camp

June 10-14

May 26

K-5

Starfish Slumber Party

June 15-16

May 26

K-5

Around the World in 80 Days Day Camp

June 17-21

June 2

K-5

Animal Planet Day Camp

June 24-28

June 9

K-5

Once Upon A Time Mini Resident Camp

June 30-July 3 June 16

2-3

Survival Camp Day Camp

July 8-12

June 23

K-5

Anything Goes Day Camp

July 15-19

June 30

K-5

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Extra Fun at Camp Maha Family Nights at Day Camp DBJCSAF 

Grades K-12, Families Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.

All family members who have a camper at a week-long day camp are invited and encouraged to attend Family Night. During Family Night, campers perform skits, shop at the Trading Post, sing songs, and have fun! Feel free to bring blankets and chairs for your family to use. You may bring your own picnic for dinner or order a dinner we supply for only $8 per person. Girl/Adult Cost: Free to attend; $8 per person if ordering meals.

Optional Overnight at Day Camp DBJ

Grades K-5 Thursday Nights

Day camp is a sampling of what resident camp life is like. This optional overnight introduces the next step: spending the night. Swimming, a campfire, and s’mores are all part of the experience. This option is available for girls attending any week-long day camp. Girl Cost: $28, includes dinner and snack Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday. Register for Family Nights and Optional Overnights when registering for camp. To add them, contact MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org or call 800.695.6690.

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Maha Bus Schedules Girls attending Day Camp at Camp Maha MUST ride the bus to and from Camp Maha each day. Bus chaperones follow the health and safety standards, and policies of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. Parents/Guardians, you must be at the bus stop to pick up your daughter at the designated time. If you are not there to pick up at the designated time, your girl will be transported to the Omaha Service Center at 2121 S. 44th Street. Council staff will stay with your daughter until you arrive, but you must pick your daughter up by 6 p.m. (except Thursdays when girls not attending Family Night activities must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.)

BUS 1 1A

Florence Elementary 7902 N. 36th St. 7:20 a.m. & 5:40 p.m.

1D

Avery School 2107 Avery Rd. 8:05 a.m. & 4:55 p.m.

1B

Benson West 6652 Maple St. 7:40 a.m. & 5:25 p.m.

1E

St. Matthew’s School 12210 S. 36th St. 8:15 a.m. & 4:45 p.m.

1C

Omaha Service Center 2121 S. 44th St. 7:50 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.

BUS 2 2A

Loveland School 8201 Pacific St. 7:15 a.m. & 5:40 p.m.

2C

Aldrich Elementary 506 N. 162nd Ave. 7:40 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.

2B

Masters Elementary 5505 N. 99th St. 7:30 a.m. & 5:25 p.m.

2D

Willowdale Elementary 16901 P St. 8:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

BUS 3 3A

Ezra Millard 14111 Blondo St. 7:30 a.m. & 5:20 p.m.

3C Mockingbird 5100 S. 93rd St. 8:00 a.m. & 4:55 p.m.

3B

Beveridge Middle School 1616 S. 120th St. 7:45 a.m. & 5:05 p.m.

3D

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Tara Heights Elementary 700 Tara Rd. 8:15 a.m. & 4:45 p.m.


NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA Catron Camp and Retreat Center is home to Sky Camp, a spacious lodge, an amazing swimming pool, and a cool craft and nature center. All it needs is YOU! Come to Catron and be transported to a place where you can immerse yourself in Mother Nature.

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CAMP CATRON

This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards.

Troop Camping 101 - Tent Camping JCS A 

Grades 4-12 Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Camp with your troop at our “Mini Camporee” in Indian Village at Camp Catron. Enjoy preplanned activities such as nature crafts, archery, the low challenge course, and swimming. Join other troops at an all-camp campfire. This is a great opportunity to practice your camping skills for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Camporee 2020! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. NOTE: Troops are responsible for meals, tents, and camping equipment. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, May 12, 2019 Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City Girl Cost: $18, includes tent site, activities, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $15, includes tent site, activities, and T-shirt

Save Your Spot! Through April 30, reserve your spot with a $25 non-refundable deposit on all camp programs over $150. Deposit counts toward program fee (must be paid in full by registration deadline).

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Troop Camping 101 - Platform Tents B 

Grades 2-3 Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Camp with your Brownie troop at our “Mini Camporee” in the Sherwood Forest platform tents at Camp Catron. Enjoy pre-planned activities such as nature crafts, archery, the low challenge course, and swimming. Join other troops at an all-camp campfire. This is a great opportunity to practice your camping skills for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Camporee 2020! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www. GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. NOTE: Troops are responsible for meals and camping equipment. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, May 12, 2019 Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City Girl Cost: $25, includes platform tent, activities, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $22, includes platform tent, activities, and T-shirt

Adrenaline Rush JCSA 

Grades 4-12 Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

Challenge yourself at this fast-paced camp packed with adventure. Enjoy all the fun activities at Camp Catron, with a special emphasis on challenge. Fly high at the challenge course, camp outside in tents, and cook over an open fire. Challenge your fellow campers in games, swimming, archery, and other exciting adventures while strengthening your problem solving skills and learning how to adapt. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. Thursday Register by: Sunday, June 9, 2019 Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City Girl Cost: $275, includes lodging, activities, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Up In the Trees Mini Resident Camp JCSA 

Grades 4-12 Sunday, July 28, 2019 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Spend your time at camp up in the trees! Sleep in Sky Camp and climb high at the challenge course. It’s all about trees, so you’ll also connect with a visiting arborist. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. Tuesday Register by: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City Girl Cost: $160, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to learn money management activities, like how to spend and save.

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PROGRAM NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Junior Eco Camper Weekend

April 26-28

April 10

4-5

Daisy Buddy Camper Overnight

May 3-4

April 17

K-1

Explore Camp Catron

May 4

April 17

K-12*

Outdoor Survival

June 23-28

June 9

4-12

Camp Invention Day Camp

June 24-28

June 9

K-8

Crazy Delicious

June 30-July 3 June 16

4-5

Fear Factor

July 7-12

June 23

4-12

Daisy Sleepover

July 8-9

June 23

K-1

Brownie Overnight

July 9-10

June 23

2-3

Escape to Az-Camp-Ban

July 14-19

June 30

4-10

Counselor in Training (CIT) 1

July 15-18

June 30

9-12

Mermaid Lagoon

July 21-23

July 7

2-5

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Check out these other AMAZING Camp Catron programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org

*family members may also register

Never Give Up On Your Dreams! Maggi Thorne, a popular American Ninja Warrior competitor from Lincoln, will help you discover your inner and outer strength at two camps this July! Flex your muscle and meet Maggi at Fear Factor Resident Camp and Brownie Overnight at Catron or Survival Day Camp at Maha. Plus, earn the coveted “BOW Patch” (see page 30), which signifies overcoming obstacles while celebrating your true self.

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LAKEVIEW CABIN NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA Lakeview Cabin is very popular with Girl Scouts! It’s spacious, has girlrequested modern bathrooms, great views, and, no matter what the activity, everyone has an AMAZING time! The spacious deck will surely become your favorite spot for taking it easy.

Daisy Day at Camp Grades K-1 Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Have fun outdoors with your fellow Daisies! Enjoy all the camp favorites including archery, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, games, and lunch over the campfire! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr., North Platte Girl Cost: $35, includes activities, lunch, snacks, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $25, includes activities, lunch, snacks, and T-shirt

Junior Day at Camp Grades 4-5 Friday, June 7, 2019

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Have fun outdoors with your fellow Juniors! Enjoy all the camp favorites including archery, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, games, and lunch over the campfire! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr., North Platte Girl Cost: $35, includes activities, lunch, snacks, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $25, includes activities, lunch, snacks, and T-shirt

Advanced Horse Camp2 Grades 6-12 Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Challenge your riding skills as you tackle advanced rides through the bluffs! Spend two nights at Fort Robinson State Park with long morning and evening rides. Learn more about husbandry as you care for your horse at Dusty Trails and Fort Robinson. Cook meals over the campfire and grow along with your fellow Girl Scouts! Girls must have previously completed Girl Scout Advanced Horse Camp with Dusty Trails. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. Saturday Register by: Friday, July 12, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr., North Platte Girl Cost: $650, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $215, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

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Grades 2-5 Friday, August 9, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019

Do you love horses? Join us for this introduction to horse camp! Enjoy a weekend at camp learning about horses through songs, games, and crafts. Head to Dusty Trails to meet your horse and ride along the beautiful North Platte River. You’ll ride several times, spending at least three hours on horseback!

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Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr., North Platte Girl Cost: $80, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $60, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Check out these other AMAZING Lakeview Cabin programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org PROGRAM NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Senior Mission: Sisterhood! Journey Overnight

April 12-13

March 27

9-10

Explore Lakeview Cabin

April 27

April 20

K-12*

Beginner Horse Camp

May 21-24

May 6

4-12

Brownie Camp Overnight

June 7-8

June 1

2-3

Intermediate Horse Camp

June 9-15

June 1

6-12

Advanced Horse Camp

July 14-20

July 5

6-12

*family members may also register

Save Your Spot! Through April 30, reserve your spot with a $25 non-refundable deposit on all camp programs over $150. Deposit counts toward program fee (must be paid in full by registration deadline).

Register at GirlScoutsNebraska.org

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OTHER CAMP PROGRAMS Scottsbluff Saddle Up Day Camp Grades K-8 Monday, June 3, 2019; Tuesday, June 4, 2019; Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Spend the day at the YMCA Trails West Camp in Scottsbluff. Participate in fun camp activities such as outdoor cooking, swimming, crafts, and horseback riding while enjoying the pristine beauty of the Scottsbluff area. Don’t forget to sign up for the Scottsbluff Saddle Up Optional Overnight on June 4. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day Register by: Sunday, May 26, 2019 Location: YMCA Trails West Camp, 1918 SW Beltline Highway, Scottsbluff Girl Cost: $50 per day, includes activities, supplies, meal, patch, and T-shirt

Scottsbluff Saddle Up Optional Overnight Grades K-8 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Register for Scottsbluff Saddle Up Day Camp and add this optional overnight! Spend the night at camp in the Bunk House Cabins along with your friends. Participate in an evening campfire and enjoy the beautiful night sky. Arrival/Departure: 4 p.m. Tuesday - 9 a.m. Wednesday Register by: Sunday, May 26, 2019 Location: YMCA Trails West Camp, 1918 SW Beltline Highway, Scottsbluff Girl Cost: $28, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Girls Go Camping Grades 2-10 Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Spend the weekend at the Cedar Point Biological Station, once owned by Girl Scouts and now operated by the University of Nebraska. Learn about the environment with university staff. Take a hike with an expert biologist, and learn about the birds, plants, trees, and bugs who call Cedar Point their home. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, May 12, 2019 Location: Cedar Point Biological Station, 170 Cedar Point Dr., Ogallala Girl Cost: $60, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $50, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Expert horse riders – join us this summer for Expert Horse Camp on the Cowboy Trail. Beginning in Norfolk, we'll ride west daily on this historic trail while camping out along the way! Learn more and register on our website.

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Grades 2-3 Monday, June 24, 2019 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

You are part of many communities, from your family to the global sisterhood of Girl Scouts. In this Journey, learn more about yourself and how you can impact the communities you are part of. You will earn at least two badges during the Journey day camp. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios.

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Brownie Quest Day Camp

Arrival/Departure: 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. daily Register by: Friday, June 7, 2019 Location: Hilltop House, 1020 Hilltop Rd., Lincoln Girl Cost: $50, includes activities, badges, and snacks Adult Cost: $40, includes activities and snacks

Cyber G.I.R.L. Camp CSA* 

Grades 8-12 Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019

Do you love crime-fighting shows, like CSI, and think the agents or people like Abby are some of the coolest people out there? Come learn about real crime fighting in the cyber world! Try advanced hands-on activities in a computer lab as you learn key techniques used to protect computer networks from intruders. You’ll actually use the tools that real cybercrime fighters use! You’ll be able to complete the requirements for three Cybersecurity badges; Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Safeguards, and Cybersecurity Investigator. *NOTE: Girls must be in 8th grade or older. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily Register by: Friday, July 12, 2019 Location: Brain Exchange, 1902 Howard St., Omaha Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and badges

Check out these other AMAZING other camp programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Wild Cat Hills Horse Adventure

Scottsbluff

June 2-6

May 19

6-12

Cadette MEdia Journey Day Camp

Lincoln

June 11-13

May 29

6-8

Expert Horse Camp on the Cowboy Trail

Valentine

July 7-13

June 28

6-12

Outward Bound Canoe Expedition

Omaha

July 15-19

May 1

9-12

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to have an adult in their lives who helps them pursue their goals and think about their future.

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My An AMAZINGLY Affordable Day Camp Option for Omaha Families! My Summer Place is a summer-long day camp for girls entering grades 1-9 who want to have fun with their friends and make new ones! Girls will experience new adventures in a safe and structured environment that provides all-day care during the summer months.

MY SUMMER PLACE DAY CAMP

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Activities may include field trips, swimming, earning Girl Scout badges and patches, arts and crafts, healthy living, and exploring new interests in and around the Omaha area! One full week in July will be spent at Camp Maha, where the girls will discover nature. Register online at GirlScoutsNebraska.org for the full summer or select the week(s) your Girl Scout(s) will participate. • Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 28, 2019 and Monday, July 8 – Friday July 26, 2019 • 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. daily* (no exceptions) • Includes supplies, field trips, special guests, T-shirt, and patch • Norris Middle School, 2235 S. 46th St., Omaha

My Summer Place Packages OPTION 1: FULL SUMMER ($420) Payment Schedule:

Payment 1 – $60 non-refundable deposit due immediately Payment 2 – $120, due by June 5 Payment 3 – $120, due by June 19 Payment 4 – $120, due by July 10

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OPTION 2: PICK YOUR WEEK ($80/WEEK) All “Pick Your Week” sessions are optional. $25 non-refundable deposit due at registration, remaining amount due by registration deadline. • Week 1 – June 3-7, register by May 24 • Week 2 – June 10-14, register by May 31 • Week 3 – June 17-21, register by June 7 • Week 4 – June 24-28, register by June 14

• Week 5 – July 8-12, register by June 28 • Week 6 – July 15-19, register by July 5 • Week 7 – July 22-26, register by July 12

Once you’ve registered for a My Summer Place package, you may attend the Open House where you will meet the staff, pick up calendars, complete required forms, and tour the site. The My Summer Place Open House will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at Norris Middle School, 2235 S. 46th St., Omaha. Breakfast is served at the site from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Girls should bring a sack lunch each day. A monthly calendar of field trips and activities will be provided. An additional $25 will be charged for girls who are not current Girl Scout members. Financial aid is available for up to 50% of the cost for those who qualify. All payments will be required regardless of attendance. *Parents/guardians may drop girls off as early as 7:30 a.m. Please note that the site does not open until 7:30 a.m. Girls must arrive at the site no later than 9 a.m. each day, as most of the programming begins at this time. Most structured activities, including badge work and field trips, happen between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parents/guardians must inform My Summer Place staff if they need to drop-off or pick-up their daughter(s) during these hours. Pick-up begins at 4 p.m. Girls must be picked up by 5 p.m.** **My Summer Place will close at 5 p.m. daily. Parents/guardians picking up their daughter(s) after closing will be charged a $10 fee for every 10 minutes they are late. Late fees will be invoiced and must be paid in full within two days of receipt. Unpaid fees may cause cancellation of My Summer Place for your Girl Scout(s). For more information, contact our Member Support Team at 402.558.8189 or 800.695.6690, or email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

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Pack your bug spray and your sense of adventure and head to a Girl Scout camp! Available for Girl Scout and non-Girl Scout events. Camp Crossed Arrows Get a jolt of excitement on Nebraska’s first zip line tour! Check out our expanded horse camp programs, too.

Camp Cosmo Take aim at our new tomahawk-throwing course and visit the relocated Grand Island Service Center and Juliette’s Boutique.

Camp Maha Take a dip in the pool, visit the new TLC Welcome Center to shop in the Trading Post, and tour the magnificent Marie Museum.

Camp Catron Discover Sky Camp and take on the dynamic low and high challenge courses, the zip line, giant swing, and flying squirrel.

Hidden Oaks Cabin Perfect for a troop getaway or as home base while exploring the Niobrara area.

Hilltop House Host a meeting or explore 32 acres of timber and prairie grasses at this delightful outdoor education facility.

Lakeview Cabin Enjoy sandy beaches, picturesque views, and modern facilities on the shores of North Platte's Lake Maloney.

Schedule your troop camping trip, family reunion, or corporate meeting today!

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The BOW Patch is a celebration of inner and outer strength. It signifies overcoming obstacles while celebrating your true self– important lessons that Maggi loves to share with Girl Scouts.

Earn your BOW Patch when you complete one item from each of these themes: Entrepreneurship • Visit a female-owned business • Create a one-page business plan • Interview a female business owner

Service • Local – Perform a random act of kindness for someone • Global – Create an online campaign to support an international nonprofit organization • Share – Share your story and tag Maggi (@Nvr_GvUp)

Empowerment • Playground Play – Create your own ninja-warrior course on a playground with your friends, encourage each other while racing! • Gym Play – Gather a group of friends and find a gym where you can have fun, exercise, and support each other while moving!

Get your Maggi Thorne BOW Patch at Juliette's Boutique.

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2019 Spirit of Nebraska

Alum Retreat AUGUST 10

Camp Catron 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 per person, lunch included

For Volunteers, Adult Members, and Alums!* Share Girl Scout memories, explore the outdoors, and enjoy being at camp. To RSVP or for more information, email MemberSupport@ girlscoutsnebraska.org.

SEPTEMBER 7

Camp Crossed Arrows 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15 per person, lunch included *Attendees must be 21 or older.

CAMP CLEAN-UP DAYS

September 2019

Around the globe, organizations and individuals will join forces for World Clean-Up Day (and National Clean-Up Day) to beautify our outdoor spaces. Now, imagine the incredible impact we would make if EVERY Girl Scout across Nebraska participated in 2019's Clean-Up Day? (see page 36) We’re even offering special Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scout Camp Clean-Up Days. Gather your family, friends, and fellow Girl Scouts to help keep our Girl Scout camp properties clean and inviting! Grand Island: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Camp Cosmo Nickerson: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Camp Crossed Arrows Papillion: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Camp Maha Nebraska City: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at Camp Catron Arrival/Departure: 1–4 p.m. Girl/Adult Cost: FREE, but registration required Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios.


2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program February 1 – March 10

NEW!

Inspire, Imagine, Innovate! with the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! This Girl Scout Cookie Program promises to be a truly magical one with a brand new gluten-free cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, and our enchanting mascot – Nellie the Narwhal! To participate, fill out the Product Program Intent Form on our website.

Cookie Kick-Off Parties! You’re invited to a Cookie Kick-Off Party, with games, crafts, other activities, and ways to make your 2019 Cookie Program awesome! Register online by Friday, January 11, 2019. Cost: Girls $8, Adults $2

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019 Pickrell

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019 Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Laurel, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, O’Neill, Scottsbluff

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 Valentine

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artVenture 2019 Events This winter, Girl Scouts have been collaborating in small groups with area artists to create unique artwork, from conception to completion. Now it’s time to celebrate! Participating girls and their families will be invited to a reception where they can view their artwork on display and celebrate their contribution! ALLIANCE Saturday, January 19, 2019 Collaboration Day: 1–4 p.m. Studio A 424 Box Butte Ave., Alliance

KEARNEY Sunday, April 14, 2019 Girl Reception: 2–3 p.m. Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave., Kearney

SCOTTSBLUFF Saturday, January 26, 2019 Collaboration Day: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. West Nebraska Art Center 106 E. 18th St., Scottsbluff

*Attendees must be 21 or older.

CHADRON Sunday, January 27, 2019 Collaboration Day: 12:30–4 p.m. Chadron State College, Memorial Hall 1000 E. Main St., Chadron OMAHA Saturday, March 23, 2019 Girl Reception: 1–2:30 p.m. Auction: 6–10 p.m.* UNO's Mammel Hall 6708 Pine St., Omaha LINCOLN Sunday, April 14, 2019 Girl Reception: 12:30–2 p.m. Auction: 3–5:30 p.m.* Downtown Embassy Suites 1040 P St., Lincoln

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Beyond OUR World

ASTRONOMY CLUBS

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club Membership Grades 4-12 Multiple Meeting Dates

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Do you gaze off into the night sky, wondering about the stars and planets? Can you spot constellations? Does the thought of extra-terrestrial life fascinate you? Are you inspired by the cosmos? Then, you are the perfect match for the new Beyond Our World Astronomy Clubs. Clubs will meet at least four times a year, and you will explore space science through crafts, field trips, guest speakers, star parties, and more. Clubs in Chadron, North Platte, and Omaha will start meeting in January 2019. If you don’t live in one of these cities, be a go-getter and start your own Beyond Our World Astronomy Club so girls in your community can share their passion for space science, too. NOTE: Only club members are eligible to attend Beyond Our World club meetings. Members must register first for astronomy club membership, by area, and then they can register for individual meetings. Contact MemberSupport@GirlScoutsNebraska.org with any questions. Location Options: Chadron: Chadron State College, Math and Science Building, 1000 Main St. North Platte: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr. Omaha: University of Nebraska Omaha, Durham Science Center, 6001 Dodge St. Girl Cost: $10, includes club membership, T-shirt, and patch after attending two meetings Adult Cost: $10, includes club membership and T-shirt

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Beyond Our World Astronomy Club Meetings JCSA

Grades 4-12 Saturday, January 26, 2019; Saturday, March 30, 2019; Saturday, May 4, 2019

January, March, and May meetings are offered in each of the three club areas; choose the meetings in your area that you are able to attend. Beyond Our World Astronomy Club meetings will be filled with fun activities about space, special upcoming astronomical events you can view from your backyard, and the science behind it all. You'll be part of a community of girls who love space and the stars and want to learn more together. Membership includes a unique T-shirt, patch, and a state-wide community of space science fans. NOTE: Before registering for a Beyond Our World Astronomy Club meeting, you must first join a club! Saturday, January 26, 2019 Register by: Friday, January 18, 2019 Saturday, March 30, 2019 Register by: Friday, March 22, 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 Register by: Friday, April 26, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Girl Cost: $5, includes activities and snack Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack Location Options: Chadron: Chadron State College, Math and Science Building, 1000 Main St. North Platte: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr. Omaha: University of Nebraska Omaha, Durham Science Center, 6001 Dodge St.

Stars and S'mores Overnight JCSA 

Grades 4-12 Friday, August 9, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

Join other astronomy-loving Girl Scouts for an overnight to observe the stars. Enjoy s'mores, learn about the night sky and constellations, use telescopes, and more! This program will be planned by the Beyond Our World Astronomy Clubs. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. NOTE: This overnight is open to all Girl Scouts, not just astronomy club members. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday - 11 a.m. Saturday Register by: Friday, August 2, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr., North Platte Girl Cost: $25, includes lodging, activities, breakfast, and snacks Adult Cost: $25, includes lodging, activities, breakfast, and snacks GirlScoutsNebraska.org  ⏴⏴⏴  35


call to action E

very Girl Scout is part of a special group of girls that stretches not just across the United States, but around the world. Girl Scouts of the USA is a member of WAGGGS, (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts), which includes 10 million girls in 150 countries. All those girls, in all those countries, are building Local to Global connections and exploring global issues. Now it’s time for you to join them by taking action to make the world a better place! Be part of something BIG as you unite with hundreds of Nebraska Girl Scouts and volunteers. Together, our strength, determination, and commitment will make a true IMPACT on the local and global issues that ignite our passions. Here are a few ways you can take action:

Take Action to Help the Environment Helen Storrow Seminar on Environmental Leadership For Seniors and Ambassadors who love nature and want to positively affect the environment and stop climate change, this unique international experience doesn’t require getting on a plane or applying for a visa. You’ll connect virtually with Girl Scouts in other countries to discover how we are changing our communities. Find seminar and registration details on page 39.

Take Action by Cleaning the World World Clean-Up Day What would happen if every person picked up at least one piece of litter on the same day? Around the globe, organizations and individuals will join forces for World Clean-Up Day (and National Clean-Up Day) on Saturday, September 21, to beautify our parks, trails, beaches, mountains, and open spaces. Now, imagine if EVERY Girl Scout across Nebraska participated in World Clean-Up Day. What an incredible impact we would make! Gather your family, friends, and fellow Girl Scouts, and visit a park, lake, or any public area in your community to clean up litter and make the world a better place. After you’re done, be prepared to share your impact with the council! We’re even offering Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scout Camp Clean-Up Days. See page 31 for more details.

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Impact of World Clean-Up Day 2018 • 17 Million People • 158 Countries • Youngest Participant: 3 months old (Czech Republic)

• Oldest Participant: 100 years old (Curacao) • Coldest Day: 14° F (Canada) • Hottest Day: 118° F (Iran)

WHAT IMPACT WILL WE MAKE IN 2019?


Global Action Days Throughout the year, Girl Scouts recognize international days of action that support women and girls and address the different challenges we all face around the world. By earning the Global Action Days Patch, girls celebrate the achievements of women and girls, learn about the issues that exist, and discover how they can help. The Global Action Days Toolkit describes nine international awareness days, and provides activities for girls of all ages to have fun and learn about those global issues. Celebrate three Global Action Days, and earn the Global Action Days Patch!*

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ACTION!

We’re offering a documentary series to help older girls explore some of the Global Action Days. Check out the program listing on page 42.

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Take Action to be Change-Makers

To earn the Global Action Days Patch, you must take these three steps:

• STEP 1: Download the Global Action Days Toolkit at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/GAD • STEP 2: Choose three Global Action Days to celebrate, using the toolkit resources. • STEP 3: Submit the online form identifying the days you chose and how you celebrated. *Global Action Days Patches will be mailed upon receipt of the online request form, while supplies last.

Take Action on Global Issues Global Webinar Participate in a Global Webinar, on February 7 or March 24, to discover more about Girl Scouts’ global sisterhood, explore international issues, and be inspired to take action locally and globally! Turn to page 39 for times and registration information.

World Refugee Day In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 20th as World Refugee Day to honor the many contributions of the world’s refugees. Over one hundred countries commemorate June 20th as World Refugee Day with a variety of celebrations. Attend a World Refugee Day event in your community to learn what it means to be a refugee and how you can welcome our new neighbors.

(NOUN) A person fleeing their country because of war, violence, persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Here's an example of a World Refugee Day that is FREE and open to the public:

Omaha World Refugee Day Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Explore your community to discover similar events or organize one!

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events Have more than one passion? Want to try something new? Choose from these amazing activities and have fun while you expand your world! Bring your Local to Global Passport to collect stamps and earn prizes!

Did You Know?

The pattern used in this section is known as an “African tribal” pattern, originating from Africa.

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events

special program Helen Storrow Seminar on Environmental Leadership SA 

Grades 9-12 Saturday, February 2, 2019

This exclusive seminar will empower you to develop as a leader and change maker. It's for girls who love nature and want to make a meaningful impact on the environment. The seminar occurs at the same time as the Helen Storrow Seminars at Our Chalet, a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Center in Switzerland. In addition to learning about and taking action on environmental issues, we will connect virtually with Girl Scouts in other countries and with the WAGGGS World Centers to discover how we are changing our communities. It’s a unique way to have an international experience without getting on a plane or applying for a visa. Who was Helen Storrow? She was an American Girl Scout leader, progressive thinker, philanthropist, and social reformer. In 1915 she met Juliette Gordon Low and became a key figure in Girl Scouts of the USA. She founded Our Chalet, the first WAGGGS World Center, in 1932. Helen Storrow Seminars have been held at Our Chalet since 1986 to honor her legacy. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 18, 2019 Location: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City Girl Cost: $20, includes activities and lunch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities and lunch

special program Global Webinar Grades K-12 Thursday, February 7, 2019; Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Are you, or is your troop, interested in the Local to Global theme, but unsure of a way to engage with it? Sign up for the Global Webinar to learn about all the amazing ways Girl Scouts can connect globally. Girl Scouting has always been a global movement, and there is a lot that can be done without hopping on an airplane! You can participate at home, or you can watch with your troop or service unit! Thursday, February 7, 2019 Register by: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 Register by: Saturday, March 23, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Location: Online Girl Cost: FREE but registration is required

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Taking Kearney by Storm DBJCSAF 

Grades K-12, Families Saturday, February 9, 2019

Are you and your family ready for some hockey action? Show your Girl Scout spirit and cheer on the Tri-City Storm. Bring your camera to capture the action, plus get a photo with the team mascot, Stormy! A public skating party will follow the game! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. NOTES: If you are a season ticket holder, cost is just $3 (this price does not include tickets to the game). Youth 13 and older must pay the adult price. Game Time: 7:05 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Location: The Viaero Center, 609 Platte Rd., Kearney Girl Cost: $8, includes ticket, pom pom, snack, post-game skate, and patch Adult Cost: $13, includes ticket, pom pom, snack, post-game skate, and patch Sibling Cost: $8, includes ticket, pom pom, snack, post-game skate, and patch Season Ticket Holder (all ages) Cost: $3, includes pom pom, snack, post-game skate, and patch

Junior Robotics Overnight Grades 4-5 Friday, March 22, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Join us for an overnight like no other at Lincoln Children’s Museum! Earn all three robotics badges, and have after-hours fun in the museum, as well. Snacks and breakfast will be provided. You can bring your own dinner to eat or have dinner before arriving on Friday. NOTE: Adults must register with girls, following the museum’s required adult/girl ratio of one adult for every five girls. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday - 9 a.m. Saturday Register by: Friday, March 8, 2019 Location: Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $55, includes activities, supplies, continental breakfast, snacks, and badges Adult Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast and snacks

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to engage in hands-on activities and reflect on what worked or didn’t work.

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special program Every Girl CAN (Choose, Advocate, Navigate) Lead C

Grades 6-8 Saturday, April 6, 2019 Every girl CAN lead, and this conference will prove just that. Join other middle school girls for a fun, interactive day building leadership skills as you hear from speakers, participate in interactive workshops, and learn more about your community and the world around you. You’ll CHOOSE what’s important to you – whether it’s managing stress and drama, appreciating cultural diversity, teambuilding, communication, or problem solving. Learn to ADVOCATE for yourself and others as you gain the skills needed to NAVIGATE your own path. Discover what makes you a great leader, connect with other young women, and take action to make a difference in your community through a service project we’ll do that day. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 22, 2019 Location: UNL, City Campus Student Union, 1400 R St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and snacks Adult Cost: $10, includes lunch and snacks

Car Care for Girls CSA 

Grades 6-12 Saturday, April 13, 2019

This popular program will cover basic car maintenance and repair, essential information for new or soon-to-be drivers. Gain confidence as you get behind the wheel and discover how to communicate with mechanics. Learn about different parts of the car, what they do, how to keep a car running well, and costs associated with owning a car. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 5, 2019 Location: George Witt Service, 3341 N. 35th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $8, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $6, includes activities

Husker Pride Tour CSA 

Grades 6-12 Saturday, April 20, 2019

Husker Power! Come tour the UNL campus with the women of Kappa Delta. Learn about attending college in Lincoln and talk to people who know all about the college experience. You’ll get lunch in a cafeteria and a special tour of Memorial Stadium! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 12, 2019 Location: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Kappa Delta House, 405 University Terrace, Lincoln Girl Cost: $12, includes Memorial Stadium tour and lunch Adult Cost: $12, includes Memorial Stadium tour and lunch

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special program Global Action Days Documentary Series Grades 6-12, Families CSAF  Thursday, April 25, 2019; Thursday, June 6, 2019; Friday, October 11, 2019 This documentary series will help older girls explore some of the Global Action Days. These films are recommended for Girl Scouts, grades 6-12 and are also open to family, friends and community members. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. APRIL – Girls in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Day: "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" By 2020, there will be 1 million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. This movie examines why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores the hurdles that exist to create this national crisis. Lincoln: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Marcus Grand Theater, 1101 P St. Grand Island: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: AMC Grand Island 7, 3404 W. 13th St. Omaha: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: AMC Classic Westroads 14, 10000 California St. Register by: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Girl/Adult Cost: $12 per person, includes screening and post-film activities JUNE – World Environment Day: "Arise" This film presents inspirational and hopeful stories of 14 women from 5 countries who created environmental solutions in rural and urban communities. You'll be encouraged and inspired to promote environmental change in your own community! Lincoln: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Marcus Grand Theater, 1101 P St. Omaha: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: AMC Classic Westroads 14, 10000 California St. Register by: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Girl/Adult Cost: $12 per person, includes screening and post-film activities OCTOBER – International Day of the Girl: "Girl Rising" * This film spotlights the unforgettable stories of girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. This movie shows the barriers girls face around the world and may inspire you to find solutions. Lincoln: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. North Platte: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1–3 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 1600 West E St. Register by: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Girl/Adult Cost: $8 per person, includes screening and post-film activities *Check out the 2019-2020 Annual Program Book for additional Girl Rising locations!

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Grades 4-5 Saturday, May 4, 2019

Gather your friends and earn your Gardener badge at Pioneers Park Nature Center. Take a look at different types of gardens around the world and how pollinators and plants play an important role, locally and globally. Learn about choosing plants, start a seed experiment you can finish at home, and help the Nature Center plant a garden.

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Get in the Garden

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 19, 2019 Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln Girl Cost: $14, includes activities, supplies and badge

Live Well, Eat Well DBJC 

Grades K-8 Saturday, May 18, 2019; Saturday, August 24, 2019

We need to fill our bodies with healthy food to be able to live our best lives. Learn about healthful eating from its origin – the garden! Sign up for just one day, or both, and learn how to plant seeds, care for a garden, or harvest what you have grown! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Saturday, May 18, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Register by: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Girl Cost: $5, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $3, includes activities and snack Saturday, August 24, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Girl Cost: $5, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $3, includes activities and snack Location: Together Inc., 812 S. 24th St., Omaha

A Taste of the Cowgirl Way Grades K-12, Families Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Saddle up for a trail ride along the beautiful North Platte River, meet the animals at the petting zoo, and enjoy a traditional cowgirl meal in the corral. Sign up for lunch or dinner. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www. GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Lunch - Arrival/Departure: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dinner - Arrival/Departure: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Register by: Friday, May 24, 2019 Location: Dusty Trails, 2617 N. Buffalo Bill Ave., North Platte Girl Cost: $35, includes activities, supplies, meal, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $35, includes activities, supplies, meal, and T-shirt Sibling Cost: $35, includes activities, supplies, meal, and T-shirt

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Zip Line Tour Grades 4-12 Thursday, July 11, 2019; Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Challenge yourself to high adventure FUN! Soar over prairies and through the woods on the five-station Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour at Camp Crossed Arrows! Each zip line run differs in height and length, providing riders a variety of thrills and views. For safety reasons, riders must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 60 and 275 pounds. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Thursday, July 11, 2019 Register by: Friday, June 28, 2019 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Register by: Saturday, July 27, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 3 - 5:30 p.m.  -OR-  6:30 - 9 p.m. Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Rd. P1, Nickerson Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $35, includes activities, snack, and patch

Globe at Night – Citizen Scientist Grades 4-12 Friday, July 19, 2019

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Thanks to a collaboration between SciStarter, Girl Scouts of the USA, and Globe at Night, you are invited to a Spirit of Nebraska Globe at Night-Citizen Scientist Event! Explore the night sky, focusing on constellations and raising your awareness of light pollution and how it impacts wildlife and humans. We’ll measure and submit our night sky brightness observations to the International Globe at Night Citizen Science Campaign Project. Don’t forget to sign up for the optional Globe at Night Optional Safari Overnight! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Location: Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, 16406 North 292nd St., Ashland Girl/Adult Cost: $20, includes admission to the park on Friday (park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitors must exit the park by 6 p.m.) activities, snack, and patch

Globe at Night Optional Safari Overnight Grades 4-12 Friday, July 19, 2019 - Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Register for the Globe at Night program and add this optional overnight! Spend the night at the Wildlife Safari Park! Enjoy a campfire with s’mores, backpackers breakfast, and a morning animal visit. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 p.m. Friday - 9 a.m. Saturday Register by: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Location: Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, 16406 North 292nd St., Ashland Girl/Adult Cost: $45, includes admission to the park on Saturday (park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitors must exit the park by 6 p.m.), supplies, snack, breakfast, and patch

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Grades 9-12 Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Spend the afternoon brainstorming ideas for a Gold Award Project. Learn the steps involved in earning the Gold Award and talk with a recent Gold Award recipient about her experience and the importance of earning the Gold Award.

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Gold Award Workshop

Arrival/Departure: 1 - 3 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Location: Hilltop House, 1020 Hilltop Rd., Lincoln Girl Cost: FREE but registration required, includes activities and supplies

It’s Your World, Photograph It! CSA

Grades 6-12 Friday, August 9, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

The world is a big, beautiful place filled with amazing sites to photograph! During this twoday program, learn how to make pinhole cameras, take pictures with them, and develop photos in a dark room! Take photos and look at the world like you never have before. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily Register by: Friday, July 26, 2019 Location: Metropolitan Community College, Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St., Elkhorn Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch

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Grades 2-3 Saturday, August 24, 2019

How do your five senses work and affect your life? Become a scientist of the senses at the Lincoln Children’s Museum! Includes museum admission for the day and the Senses badge. Supervision is provided during this program, but girls wishing to stay to explore the museum after the program must be accompanied by an adult who will be required to pay museum admission. Arrival/Departure: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Register by: Friday, August 9, 2019 Location: Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $27, includes activities, supplies, badge, and museum admission

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Grades 4-5 Saturday, August 24, 2019

Our lives revolve around products that solve problems or make life easier. Be an innovator with Lincoln Children’s Museum and design your own product! Includes museum admission for the day and the Product Designers badge. Supervision is provided during this program, but girls wishing to stay to explore the museum after the program must be accompanied by an adult who will be required to pay museum admission. Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, August 9, 2019 Location: Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $27, includes activities, supplies, badge, and museum admission

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Thin Mint Sprint 5K DBJCSAF 

Grades K-12, Families Saturday, September 14, 2019

Join us for our annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K! Whether you regularly race or this is your first 5K, the Thin Mint Sprint 5K is an enjoyable way to spend your Saturday morning! Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Arrival/Departure: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Register by: Saturday, August 31, 2019 Location: Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $22, includes activities, supplies, snack, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and T-shirt Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and T-shirt

Check out these other AMAZING other events and programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

The Magic of ChemistryOmaha Fun with Polymers The Magic of Chemistry-Fun Omaha with Polymers, Lab Assistant

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

April 6

March 23

4-5

April 5 & 6

March 22

9-12

Hero Camp

Grand Island April 6

March 29

6-12

Girl Genius

Lincoln

April 6

March 22

2-3

Brownie Robotics Badge Day Scottsbluff

April 6

March 29

2-3

Anime Lovers

Lincoln

April 7

March 22

4-12

I Know How You Felt

Lincoln

April 12

March 29

4-5

Mission: Sisterhood! Journey Columbus

April 12-13

March 26

9-10

Detective Academy

Lincoln

April 13

March 29

4-5

Create, Innovate, Explore STEM

Omaha

April 13

March 30

6-12

A G.I.R.L.'s World

Omaha

April 13

March 30

2-5

Clay Day

Lincoln

April 19

April 5

K-3

Bind Together

Lincoln

April 19

April 5

6-12

Strokes of Genius

Lincoln

April 19

April 5

4-5

Clay Day

Lincoln

April 26

April 12

4-5

Bind Together

Lincoln

April 26

April 12

6-12

School of Rock

Omaha

April 26

April 5

2-12*

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DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

Clay Day

Lincoln

April 27

April 12

6-12

I Know How You Felt

Lincoln

April 27

April 12

K-3

Game On!

Lincoln

April 27

April 12

2-3

Cartoons & Comic Strips

Lincoln

April 27

April 12

4-5

Mission: Sisterhood! Goes Global

Papillion

May 3-5

April 24

9-12

G.I.R.L. Code

Ashland

May 4

April 20

6-12*

Fashionable STEM

Omaha

May 5

April 21

4-8

Girl Scout Color Run

Laurel

May 5

April 22

K-12*

Gilligan's Island: The Musical

North Platte

May 5

April 21

K-12*

For the Love of Horses

Bellwood

May 10 or 11

April 24

K-12

Bullet Journal Bonanza

Alliance

May 11

May 3

K-12

Camp 101 Brownies

Nickerson

May 17-18

May 1

2-3

Design Your Story

Creighton

May 18

May 1

4-12

Camp 101 Daisies

Nickerson

May 18

May 1

K-1

G.I.R.L. Camp

Papillion

May 18

May 4

K-5

Junior Agent of Change Journey Overnight

Nickerson

May 18-19

May 1

4-5

Zombie Apocalypse Field Day Lincoln

June 6

May 22

K-12

Norfolk Tubing and Kayaking Norfolk

June 6

May 13

K-12*

Matilda

Omaha

June 13

May 15

K-12*

Overnight at the Horn T Zoo

Monroe

June 21-22

June 3

K-12*

Passport to Imagination

Alliance

July 27

July 19

K-5

For the Love of Horses

Bellwood

Aug. 5 or 6

July 22

K-12

Annual Starlite Drive-In Overnight

Neligh

Aug. 9-10

July 24

K-12*

Chopped...Girl Scout Style

Nickerson

Aug. 17

July 29

6-12

2019 Fall Apple Festival

Nebraska City Sept. 6-7

August 21

K-12

2019 Fall Apple Festival

Nebraska City Sept. 7-8

August 21

K-12

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PROGRAM NAME

*family members may also register

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We have six amazing Programs on Demand! These affordable and fun programsto-go are facilitated by you, when you have time and the girls want an activity to do together. Order in advance and customize for your troop, group, or service unit. Each kit is just $6 per girl.

Kits include directions and most program supplies, support from our expert program specialists, a promotional flier template for your troop or service unit, a fun patch for each girl, and a Local to Global Passport sticker for each girl. For more information, email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

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Girl Power Fuel

2 KIDS’ MEALS 5-8PM EVERY DAY $ 99

Summer Reading Program

June & July 2019

All ages Read for fun

Collect prizes by logging time spent reading anything you like.

Volunteer (ages 11+)

Help out at your local branch to earn service hours, or just for fun!

Attend a program

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travel Pack your bags and get ready to go places! Discover Girl Scout history in Savannah or explore Devil’s Tower. Visit New York City or San Francisco, Europe or Japan. Whether you travel across town or around the world – these adventures will stay with you forever. Leadership, independence, and cross-cultural connections await! Bring your Local to Global Passport to collect stamps and earn prizes!

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Did You Know?

The pattern used in this section is known as “Greek Key,” originating from Greece.


Interested in learning more about Girl Scout travel? Check out the Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scout YouTube channel for our new Travel Webinar. You’ll learn about troop travel, council-sponsored trips, and Girl Scouts of the USA’s travel program, Destinations. Listen when it’s convenient for you.

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Travel Webinar Questions? Contact us at MemberSupport@GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

Trip Progression Info INDEPENDENT TRAVEL Travel for independent older girls.

INTERNATIONAL TRIPS Travel the world! Girls plan their entire trip.

NATIONAL TRIPS Travel the USA! Trips often last a week or more.

REGIONAL TRIPS Spend 3-4 nights away at a place up to a few hours from home.

OVERNIGHTS Pack your bags and stay overnight or spend a weekend at a nearby location.

DAY TRIPS An all-day trip! Girls can choose the activity, such as a badge step, and plan lunch.

LOCAL FIELD TRIPS Get your travel feet wet! A short walk or drive to a local spot.

JOIN THE GLOBAL ACTION COMMITTEE! Are you passionate about travel? Do you want to help create opportunities for girls to understand and explore the world? Global Action Committee members help bring a more global perspective to Girl Scout programs, advise travel policies, select Trip Advisors for independent level trips, identify potential destinations for future council-sponsored trips, and help guide travel experiences for girls. For more information on the Global Action Committee or on becoming a member, email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org. Register at GirlScoutsNebraska.org

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Girl Scout Travel Progression

TROOP TRAVEL

COUNCILSPONSORED TRIPS

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL

GSUSA'S DESTINATIONS

Troop Travel Planning and going on a troop trip is an important part of the Girl Scout travel experience. Troop trips are a great foundation for future Girl Scout travel opportunities! Troops Must: • Consult the Volunteer Guide and Safety Activity Checkpoints for all planned activities. • Update Health History/Activity Permission Forms (lime green cards). • Make sure all attending volunteers are current Girl Scout members and have successfully completed a background screen. • Have all drivers complete the Driver Safety Form and read the Driver Guidelines. • Submit a Troop Trip Request Form and purchase Troop Travel Insurance. For additional resources and necessary forms, visit GirlScoutsNebraska.org. Additional insurance is required for trips lasting more than two nights, international travel, and activities including non-members. For more information or help, contact MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org or 800.695.6690.

Council-Sponsored Trips With council-sponsored trips, you’ll journey to destinations across the country and beyond, and you’ll discover, connect, and take action all along the way! We offer many different experiences, so you’re sure to find a trip that is just right for you!

  INDEPENDENT LEVEL COUNCIL-SPONSORED TRIPS If you have some travel experience and are comfortable meeting new people and exploring new places, you may be ready for a more independent trip. Build confidence while navigating your ever-expanding world, all under the careful guidance of our Trip Advisors. To encourage independence, these trips are only open to girl participants. Adults interested in guiding girls through the travel process and serving as chaperones on independent-level trips are encouraged to apply as Trip Advisors.

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Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations Continuing with the progression of travel experiences, Girl Scouts of the USA offers dozens of national and international Destinations trips each year for girls ages 11 and older. Each Destinations trip is planned and facilitated by a Girl Scout council or a Girl Scout partner, such as Outward Bound, and is exclusively for Girl Scouts. Girls must apply individually and be selected. If chosen, they will participate with other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from across the globe. Destinations trips for the following two years are posted around midAugust at GirlScouts.org/travel, where girls can also submit their online applications.

DESTINATIONS APPLICATIONS Girls may apply for up to four Destinations each year. Upon selection, they then have an opportunity to accept or decline each one. Completed applications, including essay questions and references, must be submitted online at GirlScouts.org by the deadlines below.

APPLICATION DEADLINES December 1 – Round 1 applications due. • Tip: If your heart is set on a particular trip, apply during Round 1. Many trips fill up fast! February 15 – Round 2 applications due. Applications for some trips may be accepted after these deadlines, depending upon availability. Contact MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org for more information.

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Affording Your Trip Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is committed to providing travel opportunities for girls and offers several financial resources to help make travel possible for all girls.

COOKIE DOUGH AND NUT BUCKS Girls receive many benefits from participating in Product Programs, including the opportunity to earn Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks which may be used as payment for program fees, including payment toward council-sponsored trips and GSUSA Destinations. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks must be redeemed prior to the expiration date on the card. You can now convert Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks to Travel Bucks! See below for more information.

CONVERT COOKIE DOUGH AND NUT BUCKS TO TRAVEL BUCKS! SAVE FOR A FUTURE GIRL SCOUT TRIP • To convert Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks*, incentive card numbers must be submitted to your local service center, either in person or via mail. • Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks must be converted to Travel Bucks prior to their expiration date.

Co ok i e D o u gh Expires: April 1, 2019

• Travel Bucks will expire five years beyond the original Cookie Dough or Nut Buck expiration date. • If Travel Bucks are not redeemed by their expiration date, they are forfeited. • Travel Bucks will be issued in whole dollar amounts only (minimum $25).

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• Travel Bucks are not transferable to another individual. • Travel Bucks may only be used for Spirit of Nebraska-sponsored travel program fees or Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations travel program fees. • A girl must remain an active member of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska to keep her Travel Bucks active. If there is a lapse in membership, the Travel Bucks will be forfeited. • It is up to each girl and her parent to keep track of her Travel Bucks amount and its expiration date. Spirit of Nebraska will not issue statements of balance or reminders of expiration dates. *Nut Bucks are an incentive available to IGMs (Individual Girl Members) participating in the Fall Product Program.

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GSUSA D-Pass Travelship Grant GSUSA provides D-Pass Travelship Grants to councils, for distribution to girls selected for Destinations trips. Girls from Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska may apply for D-Pass funding to help pay for their Destinations costs, including the cost of transportation to and from the location where the trip originates. Applications for D-Pass funding will be sent to girls selected for Destinations.

Tyler Cherrington Travel Scholarship The Tyler Cherrington Travel Scholarship is available to help you travel and explore! This scholarship (up to $500) is awarded to registered members of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, who would like to participate in a council-sponsored travel opportunity (excludes Girl Scouts of the USA Destination trips). This scholarship may not be used for any required deposits and all program registration dates must be met. Total funds available per year are $500. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined based upon the number of applications received. You may only apply for both Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Financial Aid and the Tyler Cherrington Travel Scholarship for trips costing $1000 or more. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/scholarships.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Financial Aid Parents may request Financial Aid for up to 50% of program fees for girls. This includes council-sponsored trips and also applies to GSUSAsponsored Destinations. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Financial Aid is not available for troop trips or other trips not sponsored by Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska or GSUSA. Find financial aid guidelines, frequently asked questions, and additional information at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/FinancialAid.

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Travel Payment/Refund Policies Program fees for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska council-sponsored trips include a non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration that is applied to the total cost. Additional payment schedules may apply for specific trips.

TRIP COST

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

PAYMENT IN FULL DUE

NO REFUNDS AFTER

Up to $500

$50

30 days prior to departure

30 days prior to departure*

$501 – $1000

$100

60 days prior to departure

60 days prior to departure*

$1001 – $2000

$200

90 days prior to departure

90 days prior to departure*

Over $2000

$500

120 days prior to departure

120 days prior to departure*

*Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is often required to pay non-refundable deposits or even full payments early to reserve flights, buses, lodging, and other expenses for council-sponsored trips. Because of this, partial refunds, minus deposits and any expenses already incurred, are granted only if the cancellation request is received by the deadlines indicated in the table above. All requests for refunds/cancellations must be emailed to MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org or mailed to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Attn: Registrations, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68105.

BECOME A TRIP ADVISOR! Trip Advisors provide supervision and guidance for independent level trips, while encouraging girls to gain confidence and develop leadership skills. Advisors must: • Be at least 25 years old • Be unrelated to any of the girl participants or other advisors • Be current Girl Scout members • Successfully complete a background screening • Meet volunteer training requirements Trip Advisors are expected to pay a portion of the trip fee (may vary by trip but usually 1/3 of the girl cost). The Trip Advisor Application is available at GirlScoutsNebraska.org under the Forms section.

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Council-Sponsored Trips St. Louis 2019 Grades 4-12, Families Monday, June 10, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Pack your bags and explore St. Louis! Experience the history and excitement of the amazing gateway to the west. Visit the Gateway Arch in Jefferson National Park; take a riverboat ride down the Mississippi; visit Forest Park, City Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens. Come as a troop or with your favorite adult. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Register by: Friday, February 1, 2019 Location: St. Louis, MO (bus departs from Kearney, with additional departure from Omaha) Girl Cost: $600, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, meals (excluding meals en route), and patch Adult Cost: $600, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Savannah Sampler 2019 Grades 4-12 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019

JCSA 

Visit Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, and where Girl Scouts began. We’ll enjoy a program at the birthplace, tour historic Savannah, and even visit the beach! Come as a troop or with your favorite adult. Adults must register with girls, using the volunteer-to-girl ratios found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/ratios. Register by: Friday, February 1, 2019 Location: Savannah, GA (flight departs from Omaha, with possible additional departure from Denver) Girl Cost: $1400, ($200 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 90 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, meals (excluding meals en route), and patch Adult Cost: $1400, ($200 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 90 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Reminder! Feb. 1, 2019, is the last day to register for these amazing trips!

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to have positive values and have a strong sense of self.

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Devil’s Tower 2019 Grades 6-12 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019

CSA

Discover America’s very first National Monument, Devils Tower! Hike, explore, and challenge yourself in rock climbing workshops, then try a beginner climb of the monument. Stay at an incredible bed and breakfast, like no other, at the base of the monument. Register by: Friday, February 1, 2019 Location: Devils Tower National Monument, WY (bus departs from Kearney, with additional departure from Sidney) Girl Cost: $600, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, meals (excluding meals en route), and patch Adult Cost: $600, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, and meals (excluding meals en route)

special program Choose Your Own Adventure Grades 6-12 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Saturday, July 13, 2019

CSA 

An unknown adventure awaits you on this trip! We’re taking the Girl Scout van to a location based on girl choice! You and your co-travelers will choose the destination, plan all the activities, make the arrangements and then we’ll hit the road in the morning! What sounds like a fun place to visit? Where do you want to stay? What do you want to do there? Practice your budgeting and planning skills while prepping for this three-day trip. You’ll choose from these three destination choices: Des Moines, West Okoboji Lake, or Niobrara State Park. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Wednesday – 2 p.m. Saturday Register by: Friday, May 31, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Girl Cost: $325, includes transportation, lodging, activities, and meals

Travel Costs Travel Costs are based upon quad-occupancy. Additional charges may apply. See page 56 for Trip Payment/ Refund policies.

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SA 

Grades 9-12 Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime to London and Paris! Stay at Pax Lodge (a Girl Scout World Center), visit Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, and so much more! Girls will help plan the trip and learn the ins-and-outs of international travel. You’ll also participate in a pre-trip retreat to meet the other participants and finalize travel plans.

travel

Europe 2019

NOTE: Participants are responsible for having a valid passport at the time of travel. Register by: Friday, February 1, 2019 Location: London and Paris (flight departs from Omaha, with possible additional departure from Denver) Girl Cost: $3500, ($500 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 120 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Chicago 2019 JCS AF 

Grades 4-12, Families Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Thursday, July 25, 2019

All aboard! We are taking the Amtrak train to the Windy City! Take the scenic route with us on a whirlwind trip to Chicago, and visit some amazing landmarks before hopping back on the rails to head home. Come as a troop or with your favorite adult. Register by: Friday, February 1, 2019 Location: Chicago, IL (train departs from Omaha) Girl Cost: $700, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, meals (excluding meals en route), and patch Adult Cost: $700, ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Check out these other AMAZING other travel programs at GirlScoutsNebraska.org TRIP NAME

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GRADES

New York City 2019

Oct. 10 - 13, 2019

July 1, 2019

6-12

Washington DC 2020

June 11 - 14, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

4-12*

Savannah 2020

June 23 - 28, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

9-12 

Colorado Adventure Trip 2020

June 24 - 28, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

6-12 

Japan 2020

July 23 - Aug. 2, 2020

Nov. 1, 2019

9-12 

San Francisco 2020

July 28 - 31, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

4-12*

*family members may also register

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t’weens  teens These awesome opportunities for older Girl Scouts will help you focus on a successful future. Discover your potential, meet new friends and mentors, share your experiences, and be a role model for younger Girl Scouts! 60  ⏵⏵⏵  Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun

Did You Know?

The pattern used in this section is known as an “Asian scallop,” originating from China and Japan.


t'weens & teens

YWEAchieve – Young Women Entrepreneurs Achieve SA

Grades 9-12 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Experience college life while staying in UNO dorms during this three-day business-basics camp. Gain business, finance, marketing, and non-profit management tips from UNO College of Business Administration faculty while also developing your sense of self. Visit local entrepreneurs to learn how they got started and participate in your own small business challenge! NOTE: Applications may be found at GirlScoutsNebraska.org beginning February 1, 2019. Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. Wednesday – 4 p.m. Friday Apply by: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Location: University of Nebraska Omaha, Scott Hall, 6510 Pine St., Omaha Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes lodging, meals, activities, and T-shirt

YWECamp – Young Women Executives Camp SA

Grades 9-12 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019

YWECamp is a unique mentoring experience held in a camp setting. Girls are matched with mentors – inspiring women from a variety of professional backgrounds. Enjoy challenging and fun adventures with your mentor such as horseback riding, swimming, archery, yoga, a special formal dinner, and more! Explore career planning and networking while developing a strong bond with the other girls and women at camp. Learn how to develop healthy relationships, become more confident, and gain a strong sense of self too! NOTE: Applications may be found at GirlScoutsNebraska.org beginning February 1, 2019. Arrival/Departure: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. Sunday Apply by: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Location: Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Drive, North Platte Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes lodging, meals, activities, T-shirt, and patch

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Girl Scout Girl Awards EARNING THE BRONZE AWARD Visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/Bronze to find guidelines and forms. Submit the Girl Award Intent Form so we can follow your progress, share helpful information, and send deadline reminders.

Complete your project and submit the paperwork:

• Final Report*

Bronze Award

Guidebook

Take Action Project

• Bronze Award Information Bios • Ceremony Intent Forms

*One final report can be submitted for a troop project, but it must include each girl's answers to the questions. A bio and ceremony intent form must be submitted for each girl. Troops should submit all paperwork together. Be recognized! Attend a Spirit of Nebraska Girl Award Ceremony or hold your own.

EARNING THE SILVER AWARD Visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/Silver to find guidelines and forms. Submit the Girl Award Intent Form so we can follow your progress, share helpful information, and send deadline reminders.

Complete your project and submit the paperwork:*

• Final Reports

Silver Award

Guidebook

Take Action Project

• Silver Award Information Bios • Timelines • Ceremony Intent Forms

*Each girl must fill out all paperwork individually. Troops should submit all paperwork together. Be recognized! Attend a Spirit of Nebraska Girl Award Ceremony or hold your own.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR BRONZE AND SILVER AWARD Sunday, March 31, 2019: Deadline for girls to complete their project and submit all paperwork for recognition at a 2019 Girl Awards ceremony. Girls who submit paperwork after March 31, 2019, will be recognized at the 2020 Girl Award ceremony. Monday, September 30, 2019: Deadline for girls bridging to the next level to complete their project and submit all paperwork.

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Gold Award Workshop Journeys complete? Ready to begin the Gold Award process? Attend the Gold Award Workshop on August 7 and get started! See details on page 45.


Gold Award

Guide for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It recognizes girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

To get started, visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/Gold and follow the steps. Once your proposal has been submitted, an interview will be scheduled with the Gold Award Committee. Seven steps are required to earn the Gold Award:

1.  Choose an Issue 2. Investigate 3.  Get Help 4.  Create a Plan

5.  Present Your Plan and Get Feedback 6. Take Action 7.  Educate and Inspire

t'weens & teens

EARNING THE GOLD AWARD

Get all the details in the enhanced Gold Award section of our website. For more information about any of these awards, contact Member Support at 402.558.8189 or email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

Girl Scout Girl Award Ceremonies JCSAF

Girl Scouting’s highest awards – the Bronze, Silver, and Gold – recognize girls who make a lasting difference in their community, and in the world. Join us as we celebrate and recognize these inspiring girls, who have demonstrated leadership and taken action to make positive change in the world. We’ll also be recognizing girls who have earned the Product Program 1000 Club Award! OMAHA LINCOLN Monday, May 20, 2019  •  7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019  •  2 p.m. Ralston High School State Capitol Rotunda 8969 Park Dr., Ralston 1445 K St., Lincoln NORTH PLATTE/OGALLALA* Saturday, June 1, 2019  •  3 p.m. Location TBD

SCOTTSBLUFF/ALLIANCE/SIDNEY* Sunday, June 23, 2019  •  3 p.m. Location TBD

COLUMBUS* KEARNEY Sunday, June 2, 2019  •  2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019  •  2 p.m. Central Community College First United Methodist Church 4500 63rd St., Columbus 4500 Linden Dr., Kearney *These will be combined Girl Award and Volunteer Award ceremonies. Girl and Volunteer Award ceremony locations in the western part of the state will be determined based on proximity of residents.

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Girl Learning Opportunities Expand your leadership skills, meet new friends, and have fun! If you are interested in working with younger Girl Scouts, consider becoming a Program Aide or Counselor-in-Training!

Program Aide (PA) PAs can volunteer at day camps, council programs, or with a troop! This certification will prepare you to lead songs, games, ceremonies, and more with younger Girl Scouts! A Program Aide learning certificate and T-shirt are awarded at the end of the learning session. The PA pin and the Certified Program Aide certificate are awarded at the end of six PA experiences. To become a certified PA, you must:

• Be a registered Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, 6th grade or above. • Attend a PA learning session. • Work directly with Daisies, Brownies, and/or Juniors through six different PA experiences. To learn more and to register for a PA learning session, visit the Program Calendar on our website. PROGRAM AIDE TRAINERS ARE NEEDED. INTERESTED ADULTS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT MEMBERSUPPORT@GIRLSCOUTSNEBRASKA.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Program Aide Learning Sessions Grades 6-12 Saturday, March 16, 2019; Saturday, March 23, 2019

CSA

Expand your leadership skills, meet new friends, make a difference in the lives of younger Girl Scouts, and have fun as a Program Aide! Certified PAs can volunteer at day camps, council events, or with a troop. PAs are prepared to lead songs, games, ceremonies, and more with younger Girl Scouts. Papillion: Saturday, March 16, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 1, 2019 Location: Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St. Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, meal, T-shirt, bag, and snacks

Lincoln: Saturday, March 23, 2019 Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 8, 2019 Location: Hilltop House, 1020 Hilltop Rd. Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, meal, T-shirt, bag, and snacks

INVITE A PA TO YOUR TROOP MEETING! Program Aides lead songs, games, and ceremonies. To request a PA, email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

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NOTE: Program Aides cannot be left alone to supervise and are not counted as adults in determining adult-to-girl ratios.


t'weens & teens

Counselor-inTraining (CIT) CITs volunteer at any of our six wonderful camp locations across the state and Hilltop House, too! If you love the outdoors and helping others, this is the opportunity for you! To become a certified CIT, you must:

• Be a registered Senior or Ambassador. • Be a certified Program Aide. • Attend a CIT camp learning session. • Work directly with younger Girl Scouts through two Spirit of Nebraska camp experiences. Each experience must include at least two days and one overnight.

You will receive a CIT T-shirt at the end of the camp learning session and the pin is awarded after completing the camp experiences.

Counselor-in-Training I SA

Grades 9-12 Monday, July 15, 2019 - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Do you love the outdoors and want to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with others? Do you dream about working at Girl Scout camp some day? Counselor-In-Training is a leadership development program that prepares you to become a camp counselor and work with younger girls. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Sunday – 6 p.m. Friday Register by: Sunday, June 30, 2019 Location: Camp Catron, 609 N. 60th Road, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $100, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Counselor-in-Training II A

Grades 11-12 (Select Your Training Dates)

Are you already certified as a Counselor-In-Training 1 and ready to move to the next level? Participate in Counselor in Training 2 and learn more advanced skills for working with girls in the outdoors. Pick a specialty from any of our camp programs, including archery, low ropes, high ropes, crafts, horseback riding, and lifeguarding, and sharpen your skills so you can work with younger girls to develop theirs. There is an additional charge for horseback riding specialty training. Visit the T'weens & Teens page of our website (under Programs) for the CIT II application. Apply by: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Girl Cost: $200, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt Locations: Camp Cosmo, 2400 E. Wildwood Dr., Grand Island Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Rd. P1, Nickerson Camp Maha, 17114 S. 63rd St., Papillion Camp Catron, 609 N. 60th Rd., Nebraska City

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How Do I Join? ▶ Be a registered 6th12th grade Girl Scout. ▶ Become a certified Program Aide (see page 64). ▶ Attend monthly meetings (there are GSAG groups in the Alliance, North Platte, Grand Island, Columbus, Lincoln, and Omaha areas). Email MemberSupport@ girlscoutsnebraska.org for more information.

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Volunteer Awards

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouts. Each year, we recognize outstanding volunteers, parents, and community benefactors who elevate the Girl Scouts mission. Nominated by their peers, these honorees inspire others with their dedication and make the world a better place. Please join us at any of the following receptions to celebrate and honor our volunteers!

Volunteer Award Receptions KEARNEY April 7, 2019, Merryman Performing Arts Center

OMAHA April 18, 2019, Ralston High School

LINCOLN April 23, 2019, Country Club of Lincoln

NORTH PLATTE/OGALLALA* June 1, 2019, Location TBD in Southwest Nebraska

COLUMBUS* June 2, 2019, Central Community College

SCOTTSBLUFF/ALLIANCE/SIDNEY* June 23, 2019, Location TBD in Northwest Nebraska *These will be combined Girl Award and Volunteer Award ceremonies. Girl and Volunteer Award ceremony locations in the western part of the state will be determined based on proximity of recipients. Open to all Girl Scout troops, families, and supporters! To attend a reception, RSVP online at

www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/VolunteerAwards


Registration and Information About the Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun This program guide is filled with events, travel programs, camps, resources, and helpful information. We mail one program guide per Girl Scout member household, so please share it with everyone in the house! A digital copy is also available on our website. Keep this program guide as a reference until the end of September 2019.

Who Can Participate? Girl Scout programs are for all girls, grades K-12. If you are not already a current member, just pay the annual $25 membership fee and let the fun begin! Please allow 24 hours for your membership to process prior to registering for a program, camp, or training.

How to Become a Girl Scout Member If you are not a current Girl Scout Member, simply register online at GirlScoutsNebraska.org. As a Girl Scout, you may choose to join a troop or create your own individual experience.

How to Register and Additional Information/Resources HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS It couldn’t be easier! You can register for most programs 24/7, from the comfort of your own home, by registering online NOW! See below for registration and specific payment method options. All registrations must be paid in full before they are processed. Some programs allow registration with a deposit, in which case the balance must be paid in full by the stated payment deadline. ONLINE – Secure your spot now by registering for programs ONLINE. Online payment methods are bank debit cards or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX). Go to GirlScoutsNebraska.org and click “Registration.” FAX – You may fax your program registration (available online). Accepted fax payment options are bank debit cards, credit cards, Cookie Dough, and Nut Bucks. Fax to: 402.558.8060 MAIL – You may also mail your program registration. Accepted mail payment options are checks, bank debit cards, credit cards, Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, and Program Credits. Mail to: Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Attn: Registrations, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68105.

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Financial Aid Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Apply at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

Confirmation of Registration Confirmation of registrations will be emailed to you when your payment is processed, if your current email address is on file. You will also receive an email reminder approximately one week prior to the program with additional information such as directions, what to wear, necessary forms, emergency contact numbers, etc.

Refund/Cancellation Policy* Refunds will be granted under the following circumstances: • The refund request is received before the program registration deadline. • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska cancels the program. • The girl or family moves away from the area. • A physician confirms that the registrant is physically unable to participate. All requests for refunds/cancellations must be emailed to MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org or mailed to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Attn: Registrations, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68105. Refund requests must include the participant’s name and address, the program name and date, and the reason for the refund/cancellation request. Allow up to six weeks for refunds. Refunds of $10 or more will be sent to whom the payment was received from. Refunds less than $10 will be held as a credit. Credits will be held for 60 days. If credits are not redeemed within 60 days, they will be considered a donation to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. *Travel Refunds-see policy on page 56. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Attendee Health and Physical Forms A Girl Attendee Health Form is required for girls attending any Camp or Travel program. It must be completed by a parent/guardian and current within 12 months of the program date. Adult Attendee Health Forms are also required for all adults attending a Travel program. For girls attending overnight programs of three or more nights, a Physical Examination Form may also be required. The Physical Examination Form must be completed by a physician and be current within 12 months of the program date. Parents/guardians of girls attending summer camp programs complete Attendee Health and Physical Examination forms online via CampDoc.com. For travel and all other applicable non-camp programs, Attendee Health and Physical Examinations may be found on our website under Forms.


Safety Activity Checkpoints

Cell Phone Usage at Camp

When preparing for any activity with girls, begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints found on our website under Volunteer Resources.

To preserve our camps’ unique, secure, and technology-free environment, we do not allow cell phones, iPod or MP3 players, radios, laptops, tablets, hand-held game systems, e-readers, or similar devices. Any electronic device sent with campers will be collected on the first day and returned at the end of camp. For picture taking, disposable cameras are recommended.

Background Screening As you register for programs, keep in mind that all volunteers working directly with girls, in any capacity, must be registered members and undergo a background screen.

Registered as a Girl Scout in Another Council?

Special Needs

Not a problem! You can still attend Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska programs. Just contact our Member Support team to assist you.

For questions about specific needs, or to request special accommodations, contact our Member Support Team.

Service Centers and Properties

SERVICE CENTERS

PROPERTIES

Service Center 1 Ogallala 302 West D St.

Cabin Camp Crossed Arrows a Lakeview 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr. e 12997 County Rd. P1

Ogallala, NE 69153

Service Center 2 Kearney 2412 Hwy. 30 East, Ste. 1

North Platte, NE 69101

Nickerson, NE 68044

Oaks Cabin b Hidden Valentine City Park

Maha f Camp 17114 S. 63rd St.

Kearney, NE 68847

Valentine, NE 69201

Papillion, NE 68133

Grand Island, NE 68801

Grand Island, NE 68801

Nebraska City, NE 68410

Cosmo Catron Island Service Center 3 Grand c Camp g Camp 2400 E. Wildwood Dr. 609 N. 60th Rd. 2400 E. Wildwood Dr. Service Center 4 Columbus 1570 33rd Ave. Columbus, NE 68601

Service Center 5 Lincoln 8230 Beechwood Dr. Lincoln, NE 68510

Service Center 6 Omaha 2121 S. 44th St.

House d Hilltop 1020 Hilltop Rd. Lincoln, NE 68521

FOR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT MEMBER SUPPORT MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org 800.695.6690  •  GirlScoutsNebraska.org

Omaha, NE 68105

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Member Support WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!

Our Member Support Team makes it easy to get your Girl Scout questions answered. We are focused on providing helpful information, quickly and efficiently. Reach Member Support Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time), or email 24/7!

800.695.6690 MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org

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