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22-23 Annual Program Book Registration Opens August 24

Earn Girl & Co-Leader Passport Prizes

22-23 Theme Information

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off Parties

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Table of Contents WELCOME.......................................................................................................................................................... 4 Girl Scout Basics............................................................................................................................................. 6 Supervision, Program Symbols ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 Troop or Individual, Grade Levels ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8 Meet Our Program Team............................................................................................................................... 9 Girl Scouts Give Back Passport Prizes ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 Girl Scouts Give Back Theme Information & Activities ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 EVENTS...............................................................................................................................................................14 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off Events ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15 Girl Scout Spirit Week................................................................................................................................... 18 Nuts/Candy, Cookies, and Cookie Kick-Off Parties ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������24 World Thinking Day..................................................................................................................................... 28 artVenture..................................................................................................................................................... 38 Programs on Demand.................................................................................................................................. 39 Broadway Shows.......................................................................................................................................... 40 Community Collaborators............................................................................................................................ 41 CLUBS................................................................................................................................................................ 42 Beyond Our World Astronomy Clubs �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42 Trailblazers and Mariners........................................................................................................................... 43 GSAG (Girl Scout Advisory Group) ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 43 TRAVEL.............................................................................................................................................................. 44 Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46 Travel Workshops......................................................................................................................................... 50 Council-Sponsored Trips.............................................................................................................................. 51 CAMPS..........................................................................................56 Camp Catron............................................................................ 58 Camp Cosmo...........................................................................60 Camp Crossed Arrows............................................................ 62 Camp Maha.............................................................................. 64 Lakeview Cabin.......................................................................66 Other Outdoor Programs........................................................ 67 T’WEENS & TEENS....................................................................72 Real Life Academy................................................................... 72 Girl Empowerment Series...................................................... 73 Girl Awards.............................................................................. 74

Important REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 24, 2022 Be sure to keep this publication through September 2023. ALL girls grades K–12 are welcome to attend programs in ANY area of the state. Join online and let the fun begin!

Girl Learning Opportunities................................................... 77 VOLUNTEERS..............................................................................78 REGISTRATION & INFORMATION.........................................86

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Welcome to Your 22-23 Annual Program Book! Dear Girl Scout Family, Girl Scouts Give Back honors the timeless tradition of community service that is core to our Mission. Girl Scouts have been making the world a better place and a difference in their communities for 110 years. Whether it is planting a community garden, thanking first responders, providing babysitting for a school event, or planning and completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project, we honor the incredible community spirit and impact of Girl Scouts. Just as the spirit of service has been woven through time and handed down by generations of Girl Scouts who have come before us, you will see it woven through our programs this year. There are many opportunities to connect with Girl Scout sisters while giving back, including the statewide Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off and artVenture events this year. I look forward to seeing all the amazing things we will do together to make the world a better place. Yours in Girl Scouting,

Sarah Waldman

Sarah Waldman Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

How to Use This Book in Five Easy Steps... 1. Read through new programs starting on page 14. 2. Go to GirlScoutsNebraska.org for more program details. 3. Register online to reserve your spot. 4. Bring your Girl Scouts Give Back Passport to programs you attend to earn stamps. 5. Have fun and earn cool prizes, too! See all 2022-2023 passport prizes on pages 10-11.

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Giving back to others has long been part of the Girl Scout tradition. Whether it’s giving back to your community, your country, or the world, Girl Scouts have been lending a hand, advocating for others, and making an impact for over 110 years. This year, we are making this a focus for Spirit of Nebraska and helping girls find even more ways to give back!

Girls

Read through this book and pick events, trips, and camps you’ll love!

Co-Leaders

Use this book to help plan your 2022-2023 Girl Scout year.

Caregivers

Find adventures in this book with your girl for her or her troop.

Who Can Become a Girl Scout? Any girl, kindergarten through 12th grade, and any adult can join Girl Scouts. You can join a troop or attend events as an Individual Girl Member. See page 8 for more information. Annual, national membership dues for October 1, 2022 –September 30, 2023, are $25 for each girl and adult. Register your Girl Scout membership online at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

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

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

Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be: honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to: respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout. GirlScoutsNebraska.org | 5


Four Pillars of the GSLE Everything in Girl Scouts centers around our four pillars, designed to meet her where she is now and to grow along with her. Whether she’s building a robotic arm, coding her first app, packing for her first hike, or advocating for change in her community, a Girl Scout has an exciting array of choices to suit her interests at every age.

Benefits of Girl Scouts Try new things. Make new friends. Go on more adventures than you can count. 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.

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 (GSLE). The GSLE is designed to help girls everywhere develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills. It also ensures that Girl Scouts at every level are sharing a powerful, national experience—girls together changing the world! 6 | Annual Program Book

STEM

Outdoors

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Five Outcomes of the GSLE Our GSLE is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. When girls participate in Girl Scouts, they thrive in five key ways:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Strong Sense of Self Positive Values Seeks Challenges Healthy Relationships Problem Solving


Supervision Some of the programs listed in this guide are open to girls only, with council staff or volunteers providing the necessary supervision. Other programs require that adults register and attend with girls. For those programs, marked with the Supervision Required symbol ( ) and noted in the program description, adults must register for and attend the program (and be a current Girl Scout member) with girls using the below recommended volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Events, Travel, Camp

Troop or Group Meetings

Volunteer-to-girl ratios show the minimum number of volunteers needed to supervise a specific number of girls and ensure their safety and health. Your group must have at least two unrelated, approved volunteers present at all times, plus additional volunteers as necessary for the group’s size. Any adult who supervises girls must be at least 18 years old, a registered Girl Scout member, and background screened before volunteering. One troop co-leader in every group must be female. Volunteer-to-Girl Ratio

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Two unrelated volunteers (at least one of whom is female) for this number of girls:

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Plus one additional volunteer for each additional number of this many girls:

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1–10

1–12

1–15

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Two unrelated volunteers (at least one of whom is female) for this number of girls: Plus one additional volunteer for each additional number of this many girls:

Program Symbols Each Spirit of Nebraska program is designed for different grade levels, and may include a specific theme or activity. This key will help you understand grade levels and the corresponding symbols to pick the events that are just right for you or your troop/group:

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Daisy (K-1)

Badge-Earning Activity

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Brownie (2-3)

Global Program

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Junior (4-5)

GSAG-Created Program

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Cadette (6-8)

NEW! Program Aides Needed

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Senior (9-10)

NEW! Virtual Program

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Ambassador (11-12)

Independent Travel Opportunity

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Family Welcome

Challenge Course

Supervision Required

Horse Program

NEW! Girl Scouts Give Back

Juliette’s Boutique Pop-Up Shop

Safety First! For safety guidelines for specific Girl Scout activities, search Safety Activity Checkpoints on our website.

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Troop or Individual?

Grade Levels

Girl Scouting is for every girl! Whether you belong to a troop or venture solo as an individual member, there is a place for you in Girl Scouts. Either way, you can do all of the activities in this program book! Read on to see which is best for you! There are two great ways to be a Girl Scout! How will you participate?

As a Troop Member... y You will be part of a group that meets regularly and plans activities together. y You will work together as a team to set goals, brainstorm ideas, complete service projects, earn Girl Scout awards, participate in programs (including the Cookie Program), and more!

DAISIES (Grades K-1) Learn to care for themselves, animals, and protect Earth’s treasures.

BROWNIES (Grades 2-3) Go on a quest to find the keys to leadership and learn their place in the world.

JUNIORS (Grades 4-5) Learn types of power leaders need to succeed and earn their Bronze Award.

CADETTES (Grades 6-8) Develop relationship skills needed to be leaders and earn their Silver Award.

SENIORS (Grades 9-10) Have a vision, lead the world closer to it, and earn their Gold Award.

AMBASSADORS (Grades 11-12) Advocate for issues they care about, aim for justice, and earn their Gold Award.

y You will be guided by two or more Girl Scout-qualified volunteers, your activities will be girl-led, and you will develop leadership skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.

As an Individual Girl Member (IGM)... y You will customize your Girl Scout experience with the support of the adult mentor of your choosing. y You can mix and match your interests and participate in EVERY aspect of Girl Scouting, including special events, programs, service projects, travel opportunities, camp, and product programs like selling Girl Scout Cookies! y With no troop meetings, you can arrange your Girl Scout activities around your busy schedule. y You can earn recognitions and awards, including the Gold Award when you are a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador!

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Meet Our Program Team Ever wondered who works behind the scenes to bring all the life-changing programming to your Girl Scout? Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has an amazing team who works year-round to bring life-changing Girl Scout programs and outdoor experiences to girls in Nebraska and Carter Lake, Iowa.

Alisha 'River' Epp Alisha is a Program and Outdoor Experience Specialist in the Grand Island area, since 2012. She loves photography, teaching new skills, and spending time with her kids.

Susan 'Dragonfly' Nickels Susan is a Program Specialist in the Columbus area, since 2008. Susan is a lifelong Girl Scout and grew up attending camp at Camp Crossed Arrows in Nickerson!

Hannah 'Storm' Pray Meet Hannah, our new Program Specialist in the Omaha and Lincoln areas with a focus on global programming. She loves cooking and baking, exploring nature, and reading.

Breena 'Sunshine' Schwarzkopf Meet Breena, our new Program Specialist in the Panhandle area! Breena previously volunteered for Girl Scouts for 13 years, she enjoys outdoor adventures, spending time with her kids, and being involved with sports.

Kat 'Pepper' Tedder Kat is a Program and Outdoor Experience Specialist in the North Platte area, since 2019. She is an avid horseback rider and loves going on adventures with her horse, Winston.

Hailey 'Lemon' Thiem Hailey is our Program Specialist in the Omaha area, since 2021. Hailey has an affinity for art and art history, loves to travel, and enjoys taking care of her house plants.

Erin 'Wonder Woman' Finken Erin is our Outdoor Experience Manager and has been with the Spirit of Nebraska council since 2017. As a 35+ year Girl Scout alum, she credits her love of nature and the outdoors to the many summers she spent at camps Wa-Shawtee and Maha. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and caving—but her favorite activities combine nature with science!

Lori 'Serenity' Williamson Lori is our Program Manager and has been with the Spirit of Nebraska council since 2005. She is an avid reader, loves taking walks in nature, and is inspired daily by the creative and caring Program Team, our dedicated volunteers, and especially by all the amazing girls leading us into the future!

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For Girls

Girl Scouts Give Back Passport Information With your Girl Scouts Give Back Passport, you're encouraged to explore all Girl Scouts has to offer and earn prizes! Gently tear your passport out from page 3 then bring it to programs this year on your Girl Scout journey.

Girl Prizes

Girl Scouts Decal

This year, girls may attend any five council-sponsored programs and will receive prizes while attending their fifth event. Girls will receive... 1. An exclusive Girl Scout Decal to show your Girl Scout pride on your phone, laptop, tablet, or in your room 2. A $25 Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Program Credit

$25 GSSN Program Credit

3. We're giving back by donating $5 to the GSSN Financial Aid Fund (on your behalf ) so all Nebraska girls may experience Girl Scouting without financial barriers NOTE: Appearance of actual prizes may vary. Girl Scouts Give Back Passport stamps are provided only for Spirit of Nebraskasponsored activities.

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$5 Donated to the GSSN Financial Aid Fund (On Your Behalf )


For Co-Leaders Girl Scouts Give Back Passport Information

With your Co-Leader Passport, you are encouraged to explore all Girl Scouting has to offer, and you will earn a prize along the way! Gently tear your passport out from page 3 then 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 prize!

Co-Leader Prize

STAMPS YOU CAN EARN ALONG THE WAY... • Attend a Council-Sponsored Program • Attend a Service Unit (SU) Event

$25 GSSN Program Credit 9 Stamps

• Attend a Volunteer or Service Unit Meeting • Become a Sister Troop

• Participate in the Girl Scout Tree Promise

• Complete Community Service or Take Action Project

• Plan Troop Year in the Volunteer Toolkit

• Complete Troop Finance Report

• Register Troop During Early Bird

• Help Start a New Troop

• Update Troop Meeting Information

• Hold a Troop Parent Meeting

• Visit or Stay at a GSSN Camp Property

• Participate in Girl Scout Week or Girl Scout Spirit Week • Participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Girl Scouts Give Back Theme Information Throughout our long history, Girl Scouts have been giving back to their communities, their country, and the world. They’ve helped neighbors in need, cleaned up parks and trails, held food and clothing drives, made blankets and toys for shelter animals, and completed many other service projects. There are as many ways to give back as you can imagine, and Girl Scouts are great at imagining creative, impactful, and sustainable projects. This year, we invite you to explore new ways to give back. Many of our programs will focus on helping others or include community service components. Here are just a few to consider:

GSSN Council-Sponsored Programs • Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off Events (pg. 15)

• Girl Scouts Polar Plunge (pg. 21)

• Girl Scouts Give Back Program on Demand (pg. 39)

• Give One Get One (pg. 23)

• artVenture 2023 (pg. 38)

• Cupid Crew (pg. 26)

• Give For Good (pg. 20)

• Tree Promise Day (pg. 34)

Highest Awards We also invite you to earn one of the highest honors in Girl Scouting. Each award provides the opportunity to identify an issue you care about and take action to make a difference.

GSUSA National Service Projects

• Bronze Award (Grades 4-5)

There’s more! Girl Scouts of the USA has several National Service Projects to join. Here are just a few! Find details and more project options at GirlScouts.org.

• Silver Award (Grades 6-8)

• Tree Promise Service Project

• Gold Award (Grades 9-12)

• Citizen Science Service Project • Promote the Vote Service Project • Fighting Hunger Service Projects

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Nebraska Girl Scouts Giving Back There are so many ways to Give Back! You are already doing amazing things in your communities and beyond. Check out all these photos featuring Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scouts taking action and making lasting impacts. You constantly inspire us with your generous and lasting acts of kindness!

On September 19, 2021, over 6,000 Nebraska Girl Scouts were among the millions of volunteers working together during World Cleanup Day. Nebraska girls collected 1,500+ bags of trash from their local parks and neighborhoods. (Troop 28591 pictured above).

For their Bronze Award project, Troop 00290 added bright yellow flags and landscaping around the disc holes of the Minden High School Disc Golf Course. Additionally, the girls cleaned up litter on the property and installed trash cans to help prevent further littering.

Gold Award Girl Scout, Madison Eisert, partnered with Goodwill Industries to create a community service event called “Merry Thriftmas!” Her Gold Award project helped lift the financial burden and ease stress for families in need during the holiday season.

For their Bronze Award project, Troop 45107 wanted to share their love of books with their community. The girls wrote letters to teachers asking for book donations—then designed, built, painted, and installed a two-story Little Free Library near Florence Elementary School.

As part of Cupid Crew, a National Service Project, Troop 58100 donated keepsake boxes filled with candy, bookmarks, crochet hearts, inspirational quotes, and 160 handmade Valentine's Day cards to Home Instead and Fremont Health Foundation clients and staff.

Girl Scout Troop 82436 collected nonperishable food items and household essentials to fill Little Free Pantries for Lincoln area families in need. Additionally, the girls planted seedlings to grow fresh, edible herbs to include in the pantries.

Gold Award Girl Scout, Marigold Helvey, brought awareness for more pediatric organ and tissue donors. Marigold contacted her state senator, Machaela Cavanagh, to introduce bill LB251, which would lower the legal age of organ and tissue donor registration from 16 to 14 in the state of Nebraska. Additionally, she also worked with Live On Nebraska to create a K-12 patch program about organ donation.

For their Silver Award project, Troop 41706 wanted to use their unique and creative talents to paint a colorful, inspirational mural on an Omaha walking trail. With permission from the Omaha Parks Department and Aksarben Community Board, the girls got to work cleaning, drawing a design, and completing their gorgeous mural after three years of planning and unexpected hurdles.

Chloe of Troop 18145 nutured, waited, and watched as her six tiny caterpillars transformed into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. Chloe released her butterfly friends into the wild to help the decline of important pollinators.

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Fun With Flags Grades K-12 DBJCSA Sunday, September 11, 2022 Discover interesting facts about the American and Nebraska state flags. Participate in a flag-retirement ceremony, be part of a take-action project for veterans, and play fun and challenging flag games. Activities are planned by girls, for girls, and led by the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Honor Guard. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Register by: Sunday, August 28, 2022 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $7, includes activities and snack

What Webb Sees!

Events

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, September 23, 2022

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 Girl Scouts Give Back Passport to collect stamps and earn cool prizes!

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The Webb Space telescope offers beautiful views of the universe. Celebrate the first images with us as we dive into cosmic art forms. Create your own stellar art using images captured throughout the years by astronomical photographers and space telescopes. Pencil sketches, acrylic paints, and pastels are some of the art mediums you can try! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 6 – 8 p.m. Register by: Sunday, September 11, 2022 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities Sibling Cost: $10, includes activities and patch

artVenture Unleash your creativity and collaborate with other Girl Scouts to create a masterpiece during artVenture 2023! Open to all Spirit of Nebraska girls, registration for artVenture 2023 begins December 1, 2022. See page 38 for more details.


School of Rock

Girl Scouts Take Flight Series

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Saturday, September 24, 2022

Grades 2-8 BJC Monday, October 3, 2022 – Saturday, October 8, 2022

A middle-aged wannabe rock star lands a new gig as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, where he transforms a group of straight-A students into a face-melting rock band. School of Rock features a cast of young rock stars who act, sing, and perform all of the show’s rock instrumentals live on stage. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group

Special Program Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off Events Grades K-12, Families Friday, Sept. 30, 2022; DBJCSAF Saturday, October 1, 2022; Sunday, October 2, 2022

*Backstage tours have limited capacity. Sign up for a tour time when you register.

Welcome back, Girl Scouts! These past few years have been challenging and now it's time for Girl Scouts to Give Back to the people, communities, and organizations that have supported us! Learn how to make a difference in your community. Simple random acts of kindness go a long way! Write cards, paint kindness rocks, and be a sister to every Girl Scout while getting a sneak peek at what's new and exciting this year. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 5 – 8 p.m. Location: Hidden Oaks Cabin, Valentine City Park

Arrival/Departure: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Register by: Thursday, September 1, 2022 Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha Girl Cost: $25, includes reserved seating, backstage tour,* and patch Adult Cost: $33, includes reserved seating and backstage tour* Sibling Cost: $25, includes reserved seating and backstage tour*

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Sunday, September 25, 2022 Discover the magic and mystery of this classic children’s tale in a live performance. Follow Aslan, the great lion, in his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteerto-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 5 p.m. Register by: Sunday, September 11, 2022 Location: North Platte Community Playhouse, 301 E. 5th St., North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes performance, meet-and-greet with actors, and patch Adult Cost: $17, includes performance and meet-and-greet with actors Sibling Cost: $10, includes performance and meet-and-greet with actors

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Locations: • Lincoln: Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr. • Nickerson: Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Rd. P1 • North Platte: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St. • Omaha: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Dr. • Scottsbluff: Westway Christian Church, 1701 W. 27th St. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 1832 W. 9th St., Hastings Register by: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack Sibling Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch

Have you ever wished you could fly like a butterfly or soar like an eagle? Women have been involved in aviation since it began. In this four-part series explore women in aviation and learn about the dynamics of flight. Discover the different careers that make flying possible. Our last session will be an in-person event at the North Platte Regional Airport where you will experience flight simulators, view static displays, and enjoy a tour of the facilities. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. SESSION 1 Date: Monday, October 3, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Virtual SESSION 2 Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Virtual SESSION 3 Date: Friday, October 7, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Virtual SESSION 4 Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: North Platte Regional Airport, 5400 E. Lee Bird Dr., North Platte Register by: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Girl Cost: $40, includes activities, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and lunch

Important REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 24, 2022 Be sure to keep this publication through September 2023. ALL girls grades K–12 are welcome to attend programs in ANY area of the state. Join online and let the fun begin!

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Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities

DIY Terrariums Grades K-8 Saturday, October 15, 2022

Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, October 8, 2022; Saturday, November 12, 2022; Saturday, December 10, 2022; Saturday, January 14, 2023; Saturday, February 11, 2023; Saturday, March 11, 2023

Terrariums have been adding living ambience to homes for over 150 years. Create your very own air plant or succulent terrarium, learn how to care for it, and add a functional piece of decor to your home that will boost your mood, improve your air quality, and inspire your creative inner gardener! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Discover new cities and countries through the Exploring Omaha's Sister City series! In each program, learn about one of Omaha's global sister cities, the history and culture of the area, and what daily life is like there for girls your age. Participate in a fun art project, and enjoy a snack, native to the country, too! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. SHIZUOKA, JAPAN Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 Register by: Saturday, September 24, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion SIAULIAI, LITHUANIA Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 Register by: Saturday, October 29, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 Register by: November 26, 2022 Location: GSSN Omaha Service Center, 2121 S. 44 St., Omaha TANTAI, CHINA Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023 Register by: Saturday, December 31, 2022 Location: GSSN Omaha Service Center, 2121 S. 44 St., Omaha XALAPA, MEXICO Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 Register by: Saturday, January 28, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion NAAS, IRELAND Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 Register by: Saturday, February 25, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Cost: $10 per session, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5 per session, includes activities, supplies, and snack

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AIR PLANTS Arrival/Departure: 10 – 11:30 a.m. SUCCULENTS Arrival/Departure: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, September 30, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities and snack

Ready, Set, Bow Grades 4-12 Friday, October 14, 2022

JCSA

Place your arrow, pull back the string, eye your target, and release! Bullseye! Archery is a thrilling sport that is even more fun to master. It takes strength, attention, steadiness, and practice so come build your archery skills while learning how to shoot on a range. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register by: Sunday, October 2, 2022 Location: Platte Valley Archers, 2551 16th St., Columbus Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch

Babysitting 101 Grades 6-12 Saturday, October 15, 2022

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Do you know how to calm a crying baby? Or how to handle a conflict between two children? Learn how to help kids have fun, while keeping them safe and following household rules with American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training. Plus, learn CPR and First Aid! At the end of the class, you will step away with the skills to be successful in your babysitting business. Arrival/Departure: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, September 30, 2022 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, lunch, first aid kit, and patch

Sweet Scents – October Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, October 15, 2022 Tour and experience the most amazing women-owned business in northeast Nebraska! Taste delicious desserts, learn about chocolate making, and explore floral arranging. Have an in-depth conversation about owning your own business and be ready to ask questions. You will come away energized with some sweet treats and a flower arrangement! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. GRADES K-5 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. GRADES 6-12 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Location: Master's Hand, 3599 County Rd. F, Tekamah Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $28, includes activities, supplies, and snack


New Moon Party Grades K-12 Friday, October 21, 2022

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The new moon is the darkest night of the moon phase, making it easier to see our amazing solar system and beyond! Join us for a star party to learn about constellations, objects in the sky, and more! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 – 10 p.m. Register by: : Sunday, October 9, 2022 Location: Hyde Memorial Observatory, 3701 S. 70th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch

Ghost Hunters Grades 6-12 Friday, October 21, 2022 – Saturday, October 22, 2022

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If there's something strange in your Girl Scout camp, who you gonna call? Ghost Hunters! Join the spooky fun of ghost hunting at this overnight designed for brave, older Girl Scouts. Learn the history of Camp Cosmo and see how experts try to track signs of the paranormal. Just in time for Halloween! Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday – 9:30 a.m. Saturday Register by: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $15, includes lodging, activities, supplies, snacks, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes lodging, activities, supplies, snacks, and breakfast

Meteors and Martian-mellows!

Breads Around the World

Grades 2-5 BJ Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Sunday, October 23, 2022; Sunday, December 18, 2022; Sunday, February 19, 2023

Experience the beauty of the Orionid meteor shower while roasting green marshmallow s'mores. Explore the skies with telescopes, binoculars, and the evScope! Learn the fall constellations and how to find the north star with this fun overnight experience! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, October 9, 2022 Locations: • Chadron: Chadron State Park, 15951 Gold Rush Byway • North Platte: Lakeview Cabin Girl Cost: $18, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

GERMANY Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022 Register by: Sunday, October 9, 2022 IRELAND Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022 Register by: Sunday, December 4, 2022 BRAZIL Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023 Register by: Sunday, February 5, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $5 per session, includes patch

Rhythm and Roots Grades K-3 Saturday, October 22, 2022

Bake your way around the world as we explore mouthwatering breads from around the globe. Learn the basics of bread making and talk with a baker with ties to the featured country. You’ll get the recipe and a list of ingredients ahead of time, so you will be prepared to bake with us. Buon Apetito! Adult supervision is required.

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Learn about rhythm and music by working together to create your own instruments. You will participate in a rhythm circle and listen to a music performance as you learn to write your own music together! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Friday, October 7, 2022 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and lunch

The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter Lab Assistant Grades 9-12 Friday, October 28, 2022 – Saturday, October 29, 2022

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No good science experiments are complete without a few good lab assistants. Come to this program to learn about science labs from the inside, out! Then, help younger Girl Scouts on their scientific explorations during the full-day program on Saturday. Arrival/Departure: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday Register by: Friday, October 7, 2022 Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Durham Science Center, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, dinner Friday, lunch Saturday, T-shirt, and patch Adult Cost: $7, includes activities, dinner Friday, and lunch Saturday

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Celebrate Girl Scout Spirit Week! MON

Happy B-Day, Juliette!

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Acts of Kindness

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Protect Our Planet

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Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

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Girl Scout Pride

Show your Girl Scout pride during Girl Scout Spirit Week*, October 31 – November 4! Celebrate the sisterhood of Girl Scouting by participating in a “Girl Scouts Give Back”- themed activity, ideas below, or brainstorm ways you would like to celebrate on your own or with a troop. Watch our blog in October for additional activity ideas and Girl Scout Spirit Week details. 10/31 Throw a birthday party for our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Don’t forget cake and decorations! 11/1 Make a positive impact in people’s lives—bring non-perishable food items to your local food bank, smile at everyone you see, or bake cookies for the local police/fire station. 11/2 Learn about recycling and reducing water usage, cleanup a neighborhood park, or participate in the Girl Scout Tree Promise. 11/3 Plan an event for younger Girl Scouts, volunteer with a troop to help them complete a badge or help a fellow Girl Scout sister with their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project. 11/4 Show off your Girl Scout spirit by wearing your Girl Scout uniform or T-shirt to school. Share what the badges, patches, and awards you’ve earned mean to you and encourage those around you to learn more about Girl Scouting. *Girl Scout Spirit Week is a great time to invite non-Girl Scout friends to your troop meetings and activities. Share the fun while showing your Girl Scout pride. Use our Invite-a-Friend Meeting Guide to help you plan.


The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter Grades 4-5 Saturday, October 29, 2022

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Put your CSI and sleuthing abilities to the test with this mystery! Be a forensic investigator and help crack the Case of the Unsigned Letter. Hands-on experiments and a cast of hilarious suspects make this a super fun day you won't want to miss. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Eco Badge Programs at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, November 5, 2022

Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Friday, October 7, 2022 Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Durham Science Center, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, lunch, T-shirt, and patch Adult Cost: $7, includes activities and lunch

Foodie Grades 6-8 Saturday, November 5, 2022

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Presentation is everything! Discover your inner connoisseur while you learn basic food preparation and knife skills. Prepare your very own charcuterie, discover global dishes, and refine your palate. Take culinary arts to a new level while savoring gourmet dishes and learning to appreciate the art of cuisine. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, October 21, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $18, includes activities and snack

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DAISY ECO LEARNER Come to the zoo to earn the Eco Learner badge. Learn how they keep plants and animals safe and go on an outdoor adventure to discover how the zoo reduces, reuses, and recycles. BROWNIE ECO FRIEND Earn the Eco Friend badge at the zoo! As a Girl Scout Brownie, you already take care of the environment whenever you spend time outside. Now, learn new ways to treat outdoor spaces and wildlife with kindness and how to teach others that they can, too. JUNIOR ECO CAMPER Visit the zoo to earn the Eco Camper badge. Whenever you step outdoors, you are a guest in nature’s home. Whether or not you are an experienced camper, you will learn how to protect the environment during future camping trips. CADETTE ECO TREKKER Earn the Eco Trekker badge at the zoo to understand the important role you play in nature. You’ll learn how to plan an eco trek, minimize your impact on the environment, and how to conserve, preserve, and protect nature. SENIOR ECO EXPLORER Come to the zoo and earn the Eco Explorer badge while examining environmental issues—from plastic pollution to wildlife preservation and shoreline erosion. Learn how the zoo addresses these important issues and work as a team to research and create solutions. AMBASSADOR ECO ADVOCATE Attend this zoo workshop to earn the Eco Advocate badge. You already understand the importance of our environment. Now, learn to advocate for nature by taking your skills a step further. Hear from zoo staff about issues such as endangered species and the destruction of rain forests,

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $28, includes activities, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday), and badge Adult Cost: $22, includes activities and zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday)

Zoo Bound Overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Sunday, November 6, 2022 Explore the zoo after hours and sleep in Gorilla Valley. Attend a night owl workshop, go on a night hike and more! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteerto-girl ratios. All adults who register must be current Girl Scout members who have completed and passed a background screen. All adults who register must be current Girl Scout members who have completed and passed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 5 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. Sunday Register by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $85, includes dinner, snack, breakfast, night owl workshop, night hike, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Sunday) overnight stay in Gorilla Valley, and patch Adult Cost: $85, includes dinner, snack, breakfast, night owl workshop, night hike, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Sunday) overnight stay in Gorilla Valley, and patch

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What Binds Us Grades 6-8 Saturday, November 5, 2022

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How is paper made? How are books bound? Learn the art of book making while also getting hands-on experience making two journals! You will keep one and the second will be donated to Project Harmony. Arrival/Departure: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Register by: Friday, October 21, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $18, includes activities and snack

Creations on Canvas Grades 4-8 Friday, November 11, 2022

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Celebrate autumn colors with a fallthemed painting class! Learn basic techniques including underpainting, layering, and blending using acrylic paints. Arrival/Departure: 6 – 8 p.m. Register by: Sunday, October 30, 2022 Location: Prairie Arts Center, 416 N. Jeffers St., North Platte Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, and patch

Give for Good Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, November 12, 2022 Community service is at the heart of the Girl Scout mission. Build chemo kits, caregiver appreciation gifts, troop care bundles, and packages for the homeless at this one-of-a-kind program. We will even bake cookies for our local first responders! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Sunday, October 30, 2022 Locations: • Bridgeport: Bridgeport Public Schools, 800 Q St. • North Platte: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St. Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and lunch

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Annie

Global Cooking

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Sunday, November 13, 2022

Grades 4-12 JCSA Saturday, November 12, 2022; Saturday, January 21, 2023; Saturday, March 11, 2023;

Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theater goers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production—just as you remember it and just when we need it most. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. This show is recommended for ages six and older. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. If the show is cancelled, refunds will be provided. If the show goes on but you wish to cancel, refund requests will only be allowed if made 60 days prior to the show date. Arrival: 1 p.m. Register by: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Location: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $84, includes reserved seating, meet and greet with cast and/ or crew (if available), and patch Adult Cost: $84, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available) Sibling Cost: $84, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available)

Join us for a virtual tour of worldly cuisine from the comfort of your kitchen. We’ll cook a tasty main dish and bake a sweet treat while learning about the country’s amazing heritage. You’ll get the recipe and list of ingredients needed ahead of time, so you are prepared to cook with us. Bon Appétit! Adult supervision is required. POLAND Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 Register By: Sunday, October 30, 2022 INDIA Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023 Register by: Sunday, January 8, 2023 FRANCE Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 4 – 6 p.m. Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $5 per session, includes patch

Show Your Girl Scout Spirit – A Girl Scout Gives Back Community Service Project Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, November 18, 2022 – Friday, December 30, 2022 Continue the Girl Scout tradition of giving back to your community. Join sister Girl Scouts across the state in holding a canned food drive, collecting winter clothing, thanking first responders, and your own unique community projects. We’ll share project ideas, and instructions to get you started, and then you will take the lead in your community. After the project ends, we’ll invite you to a Zoom meeting to showcase the collective impact Girl Scouts made! Adult supervision is required. Register by: Friday, December 16, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $6, includes patch


My Place in the World

Girl Scouts Polar Plunge

Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, November 19, 2022; Saturday, December 17, 2022

Grades K-12, Families Sunday, November 20, 2022

How do you fit into the world? Where do you live and how can you influence communities around you? Learn about our geography in the world and how Girl Scouts can make an impact on our communities, country, and the world. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022 Register by: Sunday, November 5, 2022 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln

Girl Space Explorers Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, November 19, 2022 Where do the stars get their names? What is it like to travel through space? What does astronaut ice cream taste like? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you explore the universe through out-of-this-world hands-on activities. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. MORNING SESSION Arrival/Departure: 9 – 11 a.m. AFTERNOON SESSION Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, November 4, 2022 Location: GSSN Omaha Service Center, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $13, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $11, includes activities and snack

Math in Nature Badge Day Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, November 19, 2022 How do you know what the weather will be like? Can you figure out how old a tree is by looking at it? Do you know how to measure height using shadows? Math can be used to tell us all kinds of things about nature. At this program, you'll learn all about the math we use when we study our environments as you earn a badge! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, November 4, 2022 Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 Register by: Sunday, December 3, 2022 Location: GSSN Omaha Service Center, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha Arrival/Departure: 9 – 11 a.m. Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, supplies, and patch Adult Cost: $2, includes snacks

Senior Mission: Sisterhood Journey-in-a-Day Grades 9-10 Saturday, November 19, 2022

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Explore the Mission: Sisterhood Journey and realize the benefits of sisterhood for yourself and the world. Learn ways to broaden your friendship borders and be your own best friend. Together we will learn that sisterhood strengthens girls, and it strengthens the world! Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Sunday, November 6, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and Mission: Sisterhood Journey book

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Think you've got what it takes to endure a little cold-water swimming? Celebrate Girl Scouts by jumping into Yanney Park Heritage Lake! Gather your troop, family, and friends; design clever costumes; and come out for an afternoon of fun and prizes! Teams will be judged on creativity. Plus, bring a pair of mittens to donate to the local shelter in Kearney! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 3 – 5 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Location: Yanney Park, 2020 W. 11th St., Kearney Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $2, includes activities, supplies, and snack Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch

Brownie Badge Bonanza Overnight Grades 2-3 B Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Sunday, December 4, 2022 Have a blast at this Brownie overnight while earning the Philanthropist and Give Back badges. Did you know you can help your community by working with animals at a shelter or making artwork to give to senior centers? There are so many ways you can make a difference while making the world a better place and we are going to show you how! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, November 20, 2022 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $25, includes lodging, activities, supplies, breakfast, snack, and badges Adult Cost: $5, includes lodging, breakfast, and snack

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Cinderella

A Christmas Carol

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Saturday, December 3, 2022; Sunday, December 4, 2022

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Sunday, December 4, 2022

Celebrate the season with The Rose Theater's fantastically frosty take on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. This new holiday production of the beloved Broadway musical will whisk you away to a wintery wonderland, where your family will find the familiar fable of Cinderella; a young woman who overcomes the frozen hearts of her family with the warmth of her hope and determination - and of course, a little help from her Fairy Godmother! With sparkling sets, cozy costumes, and snowy special effects, this princess fable will prove to be the perfect present for everyone on your nice list this holiday season. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, November 4, 2022 Location: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha Girl Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket Sibling Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket

Ambassador Justice Journeyin-a-Day Grades 11-12 Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Identify global environmental issues and create your own vision for change. Listen to an environmental scientist to find out how they use data, engage in a debate about environmental controversies, and discover inspirational quotes, poems, or song lyrics that ignite your vision for justice. Then team up to present and share your vision of environmental justice. Arrival/Departure: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register by: Sunday, November 20, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and Justice Journey book

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Experience a holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a lifechanging journey filled with lovely costumes, exquisite music, beautifully crafted sets, and special effects. Perfect for the whole family! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 5 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha Girl Cost: $25, includes reserved seating, backstage tour,* and patch Adult Cost: $35, includes reserved seating and backstage tour* Sibling Cost: $25, includes reserved seating and backstage tour* *Backstage tours have limited capacity. Sign up for a tour time when you register.

Climb to New Heights! Grades 4-12 Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Calling all high adventure seekers, climb to new heights on the rock wall at the University of Nebraska Kearney! Learn the basics of rock climbing and see if you can make it to the top! MORNING SESSION Arrival/Departure: 10 – 11:30 a.m. AFTERNOON SESSION Arrival/Departure: 12 – 1:30 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 Location: University of Nebraska Kearney, Cushing Coliseum, 1410 W. 26th St., Kearney Girl Cost: $10, includes activities and patch

Cookie Business Badge-a-Palooza Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, December 10, 2022 Cookie sales help fund all Girl Scout activities and what better way to get ready for cookie season than earning the Cookie Business badges! Earn them, wear them—and let the world know all that you’ve learned and achieved as a real-life entrepreneur. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, November 27, 2022 Location: United Methodist Church, 704 Box Butte Ave., Alliance Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Holiday Belay Grades 6-12 Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Calling all high adventure seekers, celebrate the holiday with a belay! Learn the basics of rock climbing and try toprope and bouldering. Wear comfy clothes so you can climb your way to the top. Rock on! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Friday, November 25, 2022 Location: Approach Climbing Gym, 4923 S. 72nd St., Omaha Girl Cost: $22, includes activities, equipment, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, equipment and snack


Salvage with Santa's Elves Grades 4-12 DBJCSA Saturday, December 10, 2022 One person's trash is...your new favorite holiday decoration! Learn how to upcycle common items into holiday décor and unique gifts. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 Location: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St., North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Holiday Care Package Grades K-12 DBJCSA Sunday, December 11, 2022 Girl Scouts make the world a better place! Enjoy a special afternoon of holiday cheer and community friendship. Give back by making holiday care packages for local organizations and hear speakers describe what those packages mean to people in your community. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. Register by: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Location: First United Methodist Church, Outreach Center, 3602 16th St., Columbus Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $2, includes activities and snack

Give One Get One Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, December 17, 2022 Discover new ideas for gift-giving. Use jars and other containers to make gifts to give and to keep. Simple, creative, and fun! We'll also complete a service project that gives back to our community! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 504 W. 8th St., Wahoo Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities, supplies, and snack

Snowflakes and Sugarplums: The Nutcracker Ballet Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Saturday, December 17, 2022 Join the Midwest Ballet Company for a special pre-show party and mingle with Nutcracker cast members in full costume. Enjoy refreshments while you pose for photos and get cast member autographs. The highlight of this experience will be attending the live performance of the Nutcracker. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 12:30 – 4 p.m. Register by: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Location: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $40, includes ticket, pre-show reception (if available), and patch Adult Cost: $40, includes ticket, preshow reception (if available), and patch Sibling Cost: $40, includes ticket, preshow reception (if available), and patch

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, January 13, 2023

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Enjoy a virtual visit to the famous Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo! Sit back and enjoy this exciting tour with your family and friends. Meet a zookeeper, connect with the animals, learn about zoo careers, talk about conservation, and discover all things Zoo! *Adult supervision is required for Daisies and Brownies, and recommended for all other levels.

Cadette Breathe Journey-in-a-Day Grades 6-8 Saturday, January 7, 2023

A Virtual Tour of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

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Take a deep breath of the air we breathe! Investigate air quality and consider your impact on the Earth's air. There's more going on with the air in your life than you might imagine! Get in touch with the air you breathe as you complete the requirements for the Breathe Journey and prepare for a Take Action Project. Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Friday, December 9, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and Breathe Journey book

Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register by: Wed. December 28, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes tour and patch

Badge Day at the Hastings Museum Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, January 14, 2023 Explore space science with the Hastings Museum! Complete all the steps to earn your Space Science badge using investigation skills and hands-on activities. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. DAISIES AND JUNIORS Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. BROWNIES Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Saturday, December 31, 2022 Location: Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings Girl Cost: $13, includes admission, activities, supplies, and badge Adult Cost: $8, includes admission

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Fall Product Program Now is the time to Go Bright Ahead with the 2022 Fall Product Program and say Aloha to our new mascot, the Hawaiian Monk Seal! This financial literacy program challenges girls to become enterprising entrepreneurs by offering family and friends the opportunity to purchase delicious nuts, chocolates, magazines, and more. It’s an excellent way to earn troop startup funds for the new Girl Scout year. There are multiple ways to participate, including completely online! fruit slices

2022 FALL PRODUCT PROGRAM DATES • In-Person Sales: Sept. 23 – Oct. 17, 2022** • Online Sales: Sept. 23 – Nov. 7, 2022 To participate, fill out the Product Program Intent Form on our website.

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Girl Scout Cookie Program Girls will continue to Go Bright Ahead next year while building entrepreneurial skills during the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Your cookie program will go swimmingly with a new, lively dolphin mascot who is one smart cookie! Plus, we will have a new, delectable Girl Scout Cookie. Watch your email and check our website for details. To participate, fill out the Product Program Intent Form on our website under Cookies & Nuts > For Cookie Sellers. Also, be sure to register for a Cookie Kick-Off Party, coming in January 2023! See page 26 for details. **Although all participation options will be offered, each program can be done entirely online with direct ship delivery if girls and troops prefer contactless participation.



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Special Program Cookie Kick-Off Parties Grades K-12 Friday, January 20, 2023; DBJCSA Saturday, January 21, 2023 Enjoy creative cookie activities, play Girl Scout games, and prepare to join the ranks of Girl Scouts who have participated in cookie sales since 1917. The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn't just about tasty treats, it's the world's largest girl-led business. This year, we will focus on the gift of sharing and how cookies make the world a better place! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Hidden Oaks Cabin, Valentine SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Locations: • Kearney: First Presbyterian Church, 4511 6th Ave. • Norfolk: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1102 W. Norfolk Ave. • Omaha: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Dr. • Wahoo: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 504 W. 8th St. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Locations: • Lincoln: Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr. • North Platte: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St. • Omaha: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Dr. • Scottsbluff: West Nebraska Arts Center, 106 E. 18th St. Register by: Sunday, January 8, 2023 Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

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Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, January 27, 2023 – Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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Grades 4-12 JCSA Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Join Girl Scouts from across the nation as part of the Cupid Crew in giving back to essential workers and residents of long-term care facilities, adding your own spin to this National Service Project, and spreading some cheer to those who need it most this winter. At the end of the project, you will be invited to a Zoom meeting where we will showcase the impact you made in your community and across the state! #GIRLSCOUTSGIVEBACK *Adult supervision is required for Daisies and Brownies and recommended for all other levels. Register by: Monday, February 13, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $6, includes activities and patch

Daisy Money Counts Grades K-1 Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Dollars and cents are the subjects of this workshop. Learn about different types of coins and paper money while you earn the Money Counts badge. Hear from a banker and play in the Museum’s new bank exhibit! Includes admission for each girl, and one adult, to spend the morning or afternoon at the museum before or after the workshop. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 13, 2023 Location: Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $32, includes activities, supplies, snack, and badge

Take a virtual tour of the five Girl Scout World Centers and learn about amazing Girl Scout travel opportunities for older girls. Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $5, includes patch Adult Cost: $5, includes patch

Junior aMUSE Journey-in-a-Day Grades 4-5 Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Reach Out, Speak Out, and Try Out! Gain an understanding of just how limitless your potential can be as you discover the many roles women and girls play in the world. You’ll also learn important leadership skills as you earn the aMUSE Journey award and prepare to complete a Take Action project. Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and aMUSE Journey book


Space Science Days at the Lincoln Children’s Museum Grades K-5 Saturday, February 4, 2023; Saturday, February 11, 2023

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Explore space science at the Lincoln Children’s Museum during their Space Science Month! Complete all steps to earn the Space Science badge using investigation skills and hands-on activities. Includes admission for each girl, and one adult, to spend the morning or afternoon at the museum before or after the workshop. BROWNIE SPACE SCIENCE ADVENTURER Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 20, 2023 JUNIOR SPACE SCIENCE INVESTIGATOR Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 20, 2023

Brownie Money Manager Grades 2-3 Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Learn how to build a budget and the importance of saving money. You’ll discover how to be a Money Manager as we ‘shop’ on a budget, and complete other fun activities while you earn the Money Manager badge. Hear from a banker and play in the Museum’s new bank exhibit. Includes admission for each girl, and one adult, to spend the morning or afternoon at the museum before or after the workshop. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 13, 2023 Location: Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $32, includes activities, supplies, snack, and badge

Valentine’s Day Soirée Grades 4-12 JCSA Saturday, February 4, 2023 Celebrate Valentine’s Day, and the gift of sharing and generosity, as you make a delicious lunch and learn how to arrange flowers to give to your loved ones! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 20, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $22, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $6, includes activities and lunch

DAISY SPACE SCIENCE EXPLORER Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 27, 2023 Location: Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $32, includes activities, supplies, snack, and badge

Galentine Overnight Palooza! Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, February 10, 2023 – Saturday, February 11, 2023 Galentine’s Day celebrates the special friendships in your life, so call your besties and invite them to join you for this overnight. Together, make snacks, play games, watch movies, and learn paper cutting techniques to create valentines to deliver to the elderly in your community. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Night at the Museum – North Platte Area Children's Museum Grades K-5 DBJ Friday, February 10, 2023 – Saturday, February 11, 2023 Ever wonder what happens at night after the museum closes? Pack your bags for a night at the North Platte Area Children's Museum and find out! Hang out with other Girl Scouts while exploring the museum’s interactive play exhibits: Ag World, Transportation Room, Shopping Market, Pirate Ship, Pizza Shop, Medical World, Construction House, Fine Arts World, and more! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Friday – 7 a.m. Saturday Register by: Sunday, January 29, 2023 Location: North Platte Area Children's Museum, 314 N. Jeffers St., North Platte Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

Valentine Climb Grades 6-12 Saturday, February 11, 2023

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Escape the winter weather and come inside for Valentine Climb! Learn the basics of rock climbing and try top-rope and bouldering. Wear comfy clothes so you can climb your way to the top. Rock on! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Friday, January 27, 2023 Location: Approach Climbing Gym, 4923 S. 72nd St., Omaha Girl Cost: $22, includes equipment, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes equipment and snack

Arrival/Departure: 6:30 p.m. Friday – 8:30 a.m. Saturday Register by: Monday, January 30, 2023 Location: First United Methodist Church, Outreach Center, 3602 16th St., Columbus Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

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World Thinking Day Saturday, February 25, 2023 Did you know you have Girl Scout sisters in more than 140 countries around the world? Join us to celebrate each other, to learn about our world, and to explore and take action around a common theme. Participants are asked to choose and research a country, then prepare a colorful, interactive display to teach others about their chosen country.

STEP 1 Choose a country you want to learn about. Reserve your chosen country and get further information by emailing MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

STEP 2 Research the country. Find out what it would be like to be a girl growing up there.

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Create a colorful display XX and develop a fun, interactive activity to teach the other participants about your chosen country. Some suggestions are: • Teach how to count to 10 in the country’s language. • Perform a dance, play an instrument, teach a game, or make a craft unique to the country. • Prepare and offer small samples of a food the country is known for (no nuts, please). • Provide clothing samples, such as kimonos or sombreros to try on. New to World Thinking Day? Daisies and new troops are invited to attend without researching a country and presenting an activity. Once you experience World Thinking Day, we’re confident you’ll be inspired to return next year representing a country!

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Backyard Bird Count

Be Kind to Your Mind

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Monday, February 13, 2023 – Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Get ready to do some birdwatching and participate in Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count during this community service project in ornithology! This annual event helps expand our understanding of birds and provides a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Become a citizen scientist and help collect valuable data during the four-day count! You will receive an activity packet and instructions on how to track birds in your area using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. After the count ends, we will meet via Zoom to hear the results of the count and get tips from an avid birdwatcher. *Adult supervision is required for Daisies and Brownies and recommended for all other levels. Register by: Monday, February 13, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $6, includes activities and patch

Spirit of Nebraska Star Party Grades 4-12 Friday, February 17, 2023

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Discover your place in the universe while learning about and observing the night sky. Learn to identify constellations, track the movement of planets, and spot far-off galaxies. Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 8 – 10 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 5, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $5, includes patch

Special Program World Thinking Day Grades K-12 Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023

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Join the global Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding sisterhood and celebrate together on World Thinking Day by learning, exploring, and taking action around a common theme. Select a country to research before the event and prepare a fun interactive display to teach sister Girl Scouts about your chosen country. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 12, 2023 Locations: • Columbus: St. Luke's United Church of Christ, 1072 21st Ave. • Grand Island: Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N. Elm St. • Lincoln: Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr. • North Platte: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St. • Omaha: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 90th St. • Scottsbluff: WestWay Christian Church, 1701 W. 27th St. Girl Cost: $5, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $3, includes activities

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Grades 6-12 Saturday, March 4, 2023

Everyone needs a few moments to relax and focus on their own mental wellness. Be kind to your mind as we participate in de-stressing activities and practice ways to stay calm in stressful situations. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Saturday, February 18, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $2, includes snack

Robotics Days at the Lincoln Children’s Museum Grades K-5 Saturday, March 4, 2023; Saturday, March 11, 2023; Saturday, March 25, 2023

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It’s robotics time at the Lincoln Children’s Museum! Spend the day at the museum and earn all three Robotics badges: Daisies will earn What Robots Do, How Robots Move, and Design a Robot. Brownies will earn Programming Robots, Designing Robots, and Showcasing Robots. Juniors will earn Programming Robots, Designing Robots, and Showcasing Robots and leave with instructions for completing the “Hour of Code” at home. BROWNIE ROBOTICS DAY Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 Register by: Friday, February 17, 2023 JUNIOR ROBOTICS DAY Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 Register by: Friday, February 24, 2023 DAISY ROBOTICS DAY Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Register by: Friday, March 10, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $60, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snack, and badges

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Les Misérables

Baked It!

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Thursday, March 9, 2023

Grades 6-12 Saturday, March 11, 2023

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Can you compete with the professionals? Test your confectionery skills with this fast-paced competition to recreate Baker's Masterpieces. Will you Nail It or Fail It?

Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. This show is recommended for ages eight and older. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. If the show is cancelled, refunds will be provided. If the show goes on but you wish to cancel, refund requests will only be allowed if made 60 days prior to the show date. Arrival: 7:30 p.m. Register by: Sunday, January 8, 2023 Location: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $70, includes reserved seating, meet and greet with cast and/ or crew (if available), and patch Adult Cost: $70, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available) Sibling Cost: $70, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available)

Spirit of Nebraska Lunar Party Grades 4-12 Friday, March 10, 2023

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Look to the sky and admire the beauty of a full moon during the Spirit of Nebraska Lunar Party! Learn about the phases of the moon, how the moon interacts with the Earth, and much more! Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 8 – 10 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $5, includes patch

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Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Location: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St., North Platte Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch

Cupcake Wars Grades 6-12 Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Cupcake Wars is back and better than ever! Put a philanthropic twist on this modern baking favorite. Choose a charity that is near and dear to your heart to inspire your cupcake sensation. Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Location: United Methodist Church, 704 Box Butte Ave., Alliance Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch

Sweet Scents – March Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, March 11, 2023 Tour and experience the most amazing women-owned business in northeast Nebraska! Taste delicious desserts, learn about chocolate making, and explore floral arranging. Have an in-depth conversation about owning your own business and be ready to ask questions. You will come away energized with some sweet treats and a flower arrangement! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. GRADES K-5 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. GRADES 6-12 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, February 24, 2023 Location: Master's Hand, 3599 County Rd. F, Tekamah Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $28, includes activities, supplies, and snack

The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt! Grades K-3 Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Leprechauns have taken over Camp Cosmo! Follow the magic trail around camp to search for the pot of gold. Enjoy shamrock sundaes, green candy, and much more as you work with your friends to take back camp! Arrival/Departure: 3 – 5 p.m. Register by: Saturday, February 25, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $2, includes activities and snack

Behind the Curtain Grades K-5 Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Learn about storytelling, music, art, and design, including sets and costumes, as you work with opera artists for the ultimate opera experience! We're partnering with Opera Omaha for this interactive workshop and behind-the-scenes look at the elements that go into making an opera. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, February 24, 2023 Location: Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam St., Omaha Girl Cost: $22, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack


Legislative Day Grades 6-12 Monday, March 13, 2023

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Are you interested in government or politics? Are you passionate about community issues? Speaking out and showing concern for others at a local level are important parts of being a Girl Scout. Let your voice be heard in our state capitol! Meet with state senators and discuss issues that matter to you and your community. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Location: Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, lunch, and snack Adult Cost: $15, includes activities, lunch, and snack

Celebrating Women Making History Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, March 18, 2023

Night at the Museum – Hastings Museum *

During Women's History Month, celebrate some of history’s most iconic women, from athletes to scientists, authors, artists, suffragettes, and more. Discover and Connect with each woman’s trailblazing story and then Take Action. You’ll learn what these women of courage, confidence, and character have accomplished throughout history and earn a patch that represents each inspirational woman! *Adult supervision is required for Daisies and Brownies and recommended for all other levels. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 10, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and patch

Grades 2-5 Saturday, March 18, 2023 – Sunday, March 19, 2023

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Ever wondered what happens after a museum closes? Pack your bags for a night at the Hastings Museum and find out! Hang out with other Girl Scouts, discover how Kool-Aid started in Nebraska, explore the museum after dark, and wind down with a movie in the IMAX. Brownies will earn the Potter badge and Juniors will earn the Jeweler badge. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 5 p.m. Saturday – 7 a.m. Sunday Register by: Friday, March 3, 2023 Location: Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings Girl Cost: $32, includes admission, supplies, snack, breakfast, and badge Adult Cost: $27, includes admission, supplies, snack, and breakfast

Join Us For Girl Scout Fest 2023

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Girl Scout Fest 2023 Grades K-12, Families Sunday, March 12, 2023

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Celebrate with your fellow Girl Scouts as we enter our 111th year of building girl leaders! Girl Scout Fest will start with a parade through downtown Grand Island—with every troop, service unit, group, or family, exhibiting and riding in their own float. After the parade, join us for a Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Expo featuring council departments, community collaborators, and more! Then come to Camp Cosmo and explore the camp and all its amenities. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register by: Friday, February 24, 2023 Locations: Multiple Locations in Grand Island Girl Cost: $5, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and patch Sibling Cost: $5, includes activities and patch

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Ready, Set, Bow Grades 4-12 Friday, March 24, 2022

Motion Commotion JCSA

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, March 31, 2023 – Saturday, April 1, 2023

Place your arrow, pull back the string, eye your target, and release! Bullseye! Archery is a thrilling sport that is even more fun to master. It takes strength, attention, steadiness, and practice so come build your archery skills while learning how to shoot on a range. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 5, 2022 Location: Platte Valley Archers, 2551 16th St., Columbus Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch

Glaze Craze! Grades 4-8 Friday, March 24, 2023

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Have fun wrapping your hands around a 3-dimensional project and learn about ceramics, too. If your eyes glaze over at the idea of picking your very own ceramic and decorating it in your unique style, this program is for you! Arrival/Departure: 6 – 8 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 12, 2023 Location: Prairie Arts Center, 416 N. Jeffers St., North Platte Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, and patch

Celebrate your Girl Scout Cookie Program success with this fun lockin! We'll have the place to ourselves to enjoy swimming, free play in the gym, yoga, and more! Lifeguards and fitness instructors will guide girls through this fun, active event. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Outdoor Art Expo Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, March 25, 2023 Spend some time being inspired by nature and creating your own masterpieces. Create a windchime to make music using the wind, go on a photographic scavenger hunt, and paint using nature as your inspiration. You’ll even create an air-dry pottery piece! By the end of the program, you will have earned the Outdoor Art badge. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 12, 2023 Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 450 Bordeaux St., Chadron Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Your Mind Matters Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, March 25, 2023 Our world is complex, and it can be hard to find the time to de-stress! Learn about mindfulness, practice meditation, and spend time outdoors. Give back to yourself as you make crafts and take time to focus on your mental wellness! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 10, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

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Disney Lip Sync Battle Grades K-12, Families Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Be part of a no-holds-barred afternoon of “live” lip sync performances from your favorite Disney movies! Gather your troop or family together to debut your talents as Elsa, Merida, or Ariel. Bring your best costumes and moves, set to songs you select, as you battle it out in hopes of becoming the first champions! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 5 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 12, 2023 Location: First United Methodist Church, 1600 W. E St., North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes activities and snack Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack Sibling Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Arrival/Departure: 8:30 p.m. Friday – 7:30 a.m. Saturday Register by: Sunday, March 19, 2023 Location: North Platte Recreation Center, 1300 S. McDonald Rd., North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and snack

Fighting Spirit: Self-Defense Course Grades 4-12 Saturday, April 15, 2023; Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Be prepared for anything with this selfdefense course. Learn selfdefense techniques from a trained professional that will help keep you safe in dangerous situations. SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023 Register by: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 Register by: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Location: Championship Martial Arts, 8812 Blondo St., Omaha Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Cost: $25, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $25, includes activities and patch


From Trash to Treasure Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, April 15, 2023 One girl's trash is another girl’s treasure and an opportunity to give back to Mother Nature! Learn how to upcycle common recyclable materials into new and useful objects. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. GRADES K-5 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. GRADES 6-12 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 31, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, patch, and snack Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and snack

Outdoor Art Badge Day Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, April 15, 2023 Let the sights and sounds of nature inspire your creativity. Earn Outdoor Art Maker badge, Outdoor Art Creator badge, or Outdoor Art Explorer badge while exploring and learning about nature. Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design different kinds of art, and give back to your community by making a collective art piece to display in the Nature Center. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 31, 2023 Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Cadette aMAZE! Journey-in-a-Day Grades 6-8 Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Life is a maze of relationships! During this Journey, discover how to navigate the twists and turns of getting along in middle school and in life...by being a leader! Explore everything from making good first impressions and building genuine, long-lasting friendships to peer pressure and no-pressure. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 24, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and aMAZE! Journey book

Senior GIRLtopia Journey-in-a-Day Grades 9-10 Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Girl Scout Seniors know the world is not ideal. With this Journey you can imagine a perfect world for girls. You’re invited to create your vision as an art project—in any medium you choose. Then you’ll take action to make your vision a reality. Leaders, after all, are visionaries! Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 26, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and GIRLtopia Journey book

Girl Scout Crafternoon Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, April 15, 2023 Spend the afternoon getting crafty with your friends at this open-house style event! Surround yourself with paint, paper, glitter, glue, and more! Make a project to take home, to give to a friend, or to decorate your room! Separate crafts will be available for older girls. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $10, includes supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes supplies and snack

Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Saturday, April 15, 2023 Bring your family for an afternoon of fun at Madagascar. Join Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria as they escape captivity and have crazy adventures in the Big Apple. Prior to the show, participate in an exclusive actor talkback (pending approval closer to the show) and a FAN Fest experience with arts and crafts. Some girls will also help usher, hand out programs, and introduce the show! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 3 – 5 p.m. Register by: Friday, March 17, 2023 Location: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $34, includes ticket, activities, supplies, and patch Adult Cost: $34, includes ticket, activities, and supplies Sibling Cost: $34, includes ticket, activities, supplies, and patch

Spring Fling Overnight Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, April 21, 2023 – Saturday, April 22, 2023 Celebrate spring with a spring fling overnight! Learn about spring plants, animals, birds, butterflies, and bees. Enjoy eco-friendly activities, plant an herb garden, and make a spring wreath! Make a wreath to give to a local assisted living facility, too! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteerto-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 6:30 p.m. Friday – 8:30 a.m. Saturday Register by: Monday, April 3, 2023 Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1102 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk Girl Cost: $16, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

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Earth Day Extravanganza Grades K-12 Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Happy Earth Day! Come celebrate our planet as we learn to enjoy and take care of the world we live in. Participate in a scavenger hunt, make seed balls from recycled paper, and learn how you can help the world reduce, reuse, and recycle. We will also make a fun snack! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 9 – 11 a.m. Register by: Saturday, April 8, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes snack Sibling Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch

Tree Promise Day

Night at the Museum – The Museum of the Fur Trade Grades 4-5 Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Sunday, April 23, 2023

A sleepover like no other! Enjoy an evening of activities with other Junior Girl Scouts as you learn about Western Nebraska history, culture, and traditions. Wind down the fun evening with snacks and a movie! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, April 9, 2023 Location: The Museum of the Fur Trade, 6321 Highway 20, Chadron Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, April 22, 2023

Little Women

Celebrate Earth Day by making the Girl Scout Tree Promise! Start your own seedlings and help plant a tree to Give Back to our planet and make the world a better place. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Grades K-12, Families Sunday, April 23, 2023

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 7, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

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Based on the cherished novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women tells the story of the four March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they grow to adulthood in Civil War era New England. The girls endure hardships and adversities, and even a tragic loss, but their courage, their love for each other, and the strength of their family bond never fade. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 5 p.m. Register by: Sunday, March 26, 2023 Location: North Platte Community Playhouse, 301 E. 5th St., North Platte Girl Cost: $10, includes performance, meet-and-greet with actors, and patch Adult Cost: $17, includes performance and meet-and-greet with actors Sibling Cost: $10, includes performance and meet-and-greet with actors

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May Day Festival Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, April 29, 2023 Making and giving May baskets are part of the May Day tradition, a celebration of spring that might include a maypole dance or other festivities. May baskets are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats, left anonymously on someone’s doorstep. Celebrate this fun tradition and brighten someone's day with your very own creations! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Sunday, April 16, 2023 Locations: • Bridgeport: Bridgeport Public Schools, 800 Q St., Bridgeport • Hastings: Grace United Methodist Church, 1832 W. 9th St. • North Platte: Lakeview Cabin Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Junior Agent of Change Journey-in-a-Day Grades 4-5 Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Power of One, Power of Team, and Power of Community! Get ready to explore how individuals, teams, and communities can come together to create an impact on our world. Participate in a Take Action project and learn important leadership skills as you earn your Agent of Change Journey award. Adult supervision is recommended. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Monday, April 3, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and Agent of Change Journey book


Archeologists and Excavators Grades K-5 Sunday, April 30, 2023

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Imagine you are an archeologist stepping into a new dig site, excited to see what you'll excavate! Learn what archeologists do in the field, the tools they use, and uncover your very own artifact! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 14, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities, supplies, and snack

Frozen Grades K-12, Families Sunday, April 30, 2023

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FROZEN features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. This show is recommended for ages six and older. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. If the show is cancelled, refunds will be provided. If the show goes on but you wish to cancel, refund requests will only be allowed if made 60 days prior to the show date. Arrival: 2 p.m. Register by: Thursday, March 2, 2023 Location: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $96, includes reserved seating, meet and greet with cast and/ or crew (if available), and patch Adult Cost: $96, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available) Sibling Cost: $96, includes reserved seating and meet and greet with cast and/or crew (if available)

Special Programs Outdoor Art at the Wildlife Safari Park Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, May 6, 2023 Get outside and observe the animals at the Wildlife Safari Park while earning your Art in the Outdoors badge. Think about the different colors, textures, and animals that you see and how these unique features help each living creature thrive in their environment. Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design different kinds of art. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. Register by: Thursday, April 6, 2023 Location: Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N. 292nd St., Ashland Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, snack, badge, and admission to the Safari Park on Saturday Adult Cost: $14, includes activities, snack, and admission to the Safari Park on Saturday

Wildlife Safari Park Overnight Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Sunday, May 7, 2023 Enjoy a campout while learning about native Nebraska animals, eating s'mores around the campfire, and experiencing the night sky far away from city lights. Wake up to a backpacker’s breakfast and a morning animal visit, too. Camp in tents, sleep in the outdoor building, or even car camp! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. All adults who register must be current Girl Scout members who have completed and passed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 6:30 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. Sunday Register by: Thursday, April 6, 2023 Location: Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N. 292nd St., Ashland Girl Cost: $52, includes activities, snack, breakfast, patch, and admission to the Safari Park on Sunday Adult Cost: $50, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and admission to the Safari Park on Sunday

Photography at the Wildlife Safari Park Grades 6-12 Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Lights! Camera! Action! Exploring photography at the Wildlife Safari Park is a perfect stepping stone to learning all about animal and wildlife photography. Bring your camera, or phone, and get tips on lighting, angles, and getting the best shot! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. Register by: Thursday, April 6, 2023 Location: Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N. 292nd St., Ashland Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, snack, patch, and admission to the Safari Park on Saturday Adult Cost: $14, includes activities, snack, and admission to the Safari Park on Saturday

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Discover Science in Nature Grades K-5 Saturday, May 6, 2023

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The great outdoors is the perfect place to learn about natural science. Discover native Nebraska wildlife, find out how bird eggs get their color, learn to identify animal tracks, discover the power of the sun, and more as you experience first-hand how science and nature go hand-in-hand! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. MORNING SESSION Arrival/Departure: 9 – 11 a.m. AFTERNOON SESSION Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 21, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Explore With Your Senses Grades 2-3 Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Two badges, one event! Earn the Hiker and Senses badges during this nature program. We’ll prep, plan, and go for a hike while also learning to use our senses to explore and investigate the natural world around us. We’ll learn how some animals use their senses, too. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 12:30 – 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, April 21, 2023 Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, snack, and badge Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Special Program Ready, Set, Bridge Grades K-12 Saturday, May 6, 2023; Saturday, May 20, 2023; Sunday, May 21, 2023; Saturday, May 27, 2023

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What does it take to bridge from one Girl Scout level to the next? Find out as you complete the bridging steps and earn your bridging award. Celebrate sisterhood, teamwork, and tradition and prepare for a bridging ceremony! Graduating Girl Scouts—you’ll learn about Emerging Alums, Campus Girl Scouts, Summer Camp Counselor opportunities, and other ways to stay involved beyond high school. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Locations: • North Platte: Lakeview Cabin • Alliance: Alliance Central Park, 10th St. and Niobrara Ave. SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, May 7, 2023 Locations: • Columbus: St. Luke's United Church of Christ, 1072 21st Ave. • Papillion: Camp Maha SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. Register by: Sunday, May 7, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 1 – 3 p.m. Register by: Sunday, May 14, 2023 Location: Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

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Butterflies and Fairy Houses Grades K-5 Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Learn about butterflies, bees, and other pollinators as you design and build your very own fairy or gnome house for your garden. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Friday, May 5, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities and snack

Beauty and the Beast Grades K-12, Families DBJCSAF Saturday, June 10, 2023 Join Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and all your other favorite characters in the Beast's castle for an escape to a world where redemption starts with learning how to love and how to be loved. A world where beauty is not just skin deep, and Belle sees the human behind the facade of Beast's curse. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteerto-girl ratios. Order ONLINE ONLY. For groups to be seated together, have one person order for the entire group. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, May 12, 2023 Location: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha Girl Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket Sibling Cost: $15, includes reserved seat ticket


Special Programs Outdoor Art at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, August 12, 2023 Get outside and observe the animals at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium while earning your Art in the Outdoors badge. Think about the different colors, textures, and animals that you see and how these unique features help each living creature thrive in their environment. Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design different kinds of art. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Thursday, July 13, 2023 Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $28, includes activities, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday), and badge Adult Cost: $22, includes activities and zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday)

Photography at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Grades 6-12 DBJCSAF Saturday, August 12, 2023 Lights! Camera! Action! Exploring photography at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a perfect stepping stone to learning all about animal and wildlife photography. Bring your camera, or phone, and get tips on lighting, angles, and getting the best shot! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Thursday, July 13, 2023 Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $28, includes activities, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday), and patch Adult Cost: $22, includes activities and zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Saturday)

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Overnight Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, August 12, 2023 – Sunday, August 13, 2023 Explore the zoo after hours and sleep in the Scott Aquarium. Attend a night owl workshop, go on a night hike, and more! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. All adults who register must be current Girl Scout members who have completed and passed a background screen. Arrival/Departure: 5 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. Sunday Register by: Thursday, July 13, 2023 Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $85, includes dinner, snack, breakfast, night owl workshop, night hike, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Sunday) overnight stay in Scott Aquarium, and patch Adult Cost: $85, includes dinner, snack, breakfast, night owl workshop, night hike, zoo admission (until the zoo closes on Sunday) overnight stay in Scott Aquarium, and patch

Spirit of Nebraska Adventure Quest 2023 Grades K-12 DBJCSA Friday, August 25, 2023 – Friday, September 9, 2023 Are you ready to begin a great Girl Scout adventure? Join our fourth annual virtual Spirit of Nebraska Adventure Quest! It’s a scavenger hunt—with a twist! Instead of searching for items, you collect experiences and facts through fun challenges called quests. Do one or do them all. Earn points for each completed quest and advance to the next level by gaining the required point total. Did we mention PRIZES? With your points, you can earn an exclusive patch, a decal, and a chance to be entered in drawings for the top prizes—Girl Scout camp overnights! The quests are top secret until the program kicks off but could include snapping a photo with your favorite food or completing a step-by-step science experiment and submitting your findings. This will be the adventure of a lifetime— a chance to explore YOU, the outdoors, STEM, and your community. Upon registration, participants will be sent instructions for the Quest. Adult supervision is required. Register by: Monday, August 14, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and patch

Chopped Grades 6-12 CSA Saturday, September 9, 2023 Let the cooking competition begin! Use your culinary skills, speed, and ingenuity to make an amazing meal. What mystery ingredients will you get? What will you and your Girl Scout friends make? You will be cooking outdoors with a stick, grate, and Dutch oven and make an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. The best dishes will be judged on taste, presentation, and creativity! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register by: Friday, August 25, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $16, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes lunch

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artVenture 2023 Collaborations DBJCSA

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artVenture is a statewide event celebrating creativity, collaboration, and giving back! During artVenture, groups of Girl Scouts work with artists to create a piece of art from conception to completion. The collaborative artwork is auctioned off to raise funds in support of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska allowing us to provide quality programming for all girls. Participating girls and their families will be invited to see their artwork on display and celebrate their contribution during a special preview with both in-person and virtual options. New for 2023...choose how you participate! COUNCIL-ARRANGED COLLABORATIONS Sign up for a traditional council-arranged collaboration, including options for in-person and virtual experiences. Register early, limited space will be available. Registration Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Registration Closes: Sunday, January 1, 2023 Collaborations Take Place: Throughout February and March, 2023 Locations: Will vary, but will include inperson and virtual choices Girl Cost: $10*, includes arranged collaboration, patch, and invitation to reception (attend in person or virtually) *Collaborating artists also may charge each girl up to $25 for materials. Material fee details will be included in collaboration listings.

CREATE YOUR OWN COLLABORATION TEAM Form a team of at least four Girl Scouts and an adult artist volunteer. You’ll design your own project, setting meeting dates and times that work best for you, although teams must adhere to the artVenture 2023 artwork requirements and timelines. Guidelines Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Project Proposals Due: Sunday, January 1, 2023 Collaborations Take Place: Throughout February and March, 2023 Project Final Report Due: Friday, March 31, 2023 Locations: Anywhere! Girl Cost: $5*, includes patch, and invitation to reception (attend in person or virtually) *Collaborating artists also may charge each girl up to $25 for materials; this will vary by project and is to be worked out between the artist and the collaboration team.

artVenture 2023 Fundraising Event and Reception artVenture Omaha Saturday, April 22, 2023 Girl Reception, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Silent Auction, 6 – 10 p.m. Omaha (venue to be announced soon)


Programs on Demand

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has developed five programs that can be facilitated by adult volunteers at a time and place that is convenient for Girl Scouts and their friends! These inexpensive programs can be custom ordered in advance from the council for your troop, group, or service unit.

NEW! GARDENING GURU Learn about the plant life cycle while growing your very own salsa garden! Get to know garden friends and learn how to harvest. Use your home-grown vegetables to make salsa for your family to enjoy. NEW! GIRL SCOUTS GIVE BACK Ever wonder how you can make a difference in your community? With this kit, you will make toys for shelter animals, organize a trash walk, and learn how to make care packages for service members, cancer patients, and the homeless! NEW! MY COOKIE SEASON PLANNER Get ready for the ultimate Girl Scout Cookie season with this planner! Map out your neighborhood; set daily, weekly, and final goals; and keep track of repeat customers. In the end, you will have all the tools you need to build a rockstar cookie portfolio.

MYTHICAL MERMAIDS & NARWHAL ADVENTURES Learn amazingly fun facts about the “underwater unicorn.” Design a one-of-a-kind mermaid brooch, a custom garland to hang in your room, and a squiggly mermaid sculpture. If it all goes swimmingly, you’ll have narwhals and mermaids everywhere! REDISCOVER GIRL SCOUTS Explore Girl Scout history and traditions started long ago by Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Sing songs using your very own Girl Scout songbook, make an edible fire, create a SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) and design a God’s Eye (Ojos de Dios).

EACH KIT INCLUDES... • Most program supplies (other than common household items) and Co-Leader Instructional Guide • One Programs on Demand patch and one Girl Scouts Give Back passport sticker for each girl • Support from our Program Team • Digital promotional flier template for your troop or service unit

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • These programs can be used with all ages of girls and troops, and would be a perfect facilitation opportunity for girls who need Program Aide hours, too. • All supplies belong to you once you receive them—you don’t have to return anything! • New Program on Demand kits will be available October 1, 2022. • Kits are $10 per girl and mailed directly to you! Order online at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/POD. Please allow up to one month for order fulfillment.


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022 (SEE PAGE 20) The best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production — just as you remember it and just when we need it most. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way!

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023 (SEE PAGE 30) Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption— timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

FROZEN

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 (SEE PAGE 35) Frozen is an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.

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Looking for more activities for your Girl Scout troop? Try our Community Collaborators Program! Community Collaborators are awesome local organizations and businesses who create activities, programs, badge workshops, and events with Girl Scouts in mind! Bursting with unique programs and events, there is more fun to be had, and you can schedule around everyone’s busy life!

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Girl Scout Honor Status! If you are an Individual Girl Member (IGM) or Girl Scout troop that does a bit of everything, apply to become an Honor Girl Scout or Honor Troop! Each girl receives an Honor Girl Scout certificate and a special patch. Unsure about some items? There is now an exceptions request on the application. IF YOU'RE AN IGM WHO… • Worked on a Journey… • Participated in the Fall Product or Cookie Program… • Participated in a council or service unit event… OR, IF YOUR TROOP… • Has at least three adults registered in the troop… • Has a troop bank account with two authorized signers… • Planned your year in the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)… • Took a field trip away from your regular meeting place… …then you’re on your way to honor status! Find the revised requirements and the applications on our website under “Forms.” If you have any questions, please contact your Troop Support Specialist.


Beyond Our World Astronomy Clubs Grades 4-12 JCSA Sunday, October 23, 2022; Sunday, January 22, 2023; Sunday, April 16, 2023 Do you gaze off into the night sky, wondering about the stars, constellations, and planets? Does the thought of extra-terrestrial life fascinate you? Are you inspired by the cosmos? If so, you are perfect for the Beyond Our World Astronomy Clubs in Nebraska! Beyond Our World Astronomy Club meetings are filled with fun activities to help you learn about space, space travel, galaxies, constellations, and astronomical events you can view from your backyard. You’ll be a part of a community of girls who love space and stars and want to learn more together. Clubs will have three meetings this year, with two special field trips to a planetarium and an observatory to be planned by the girls in the local community (field trip costs will vary depending on location and will be determined during meetings). Girls will explore space science through crafts, activities, guest speakers, and more! Clubs will begin meeting in October, but you may join through March. Choose from six different club locations: Chadron, Lincoln, North Platte, Omaha, the NEW Kearney location, or our Virtual Club! Registering after meetings have already begun? Don’t worry—all our virtual meetings are recorded and available for viewing by members! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. MEETING DATES • Sunday, October 23, 2022 • Sunday, January 22, 2023 • Sunday, April 16, 2023 CLUB LOCATIONS Arrival/Departure: 2 – 4 p.m. • Chadron – Chadron State College, Math and Science Building, 1000 Main St. • Kearney – Harmon Park Activity Center, 3100 5th Ave. • Lincoln – Hilltop House, 1320 Hilltop Plz. • North Platte – Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr. • Omaha – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Durham Science Center, 6001 Dodge St. Arrival/Departure: 6 – 8 p.m. • Virtual – via Zoom or recordings Register by: Friday, March 31, 2023 Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, snack, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $30, includes activities, snack, and T-shirt


Trailblazers & Mariners Girl Scout Trailblazers Are you an older Girl Scout looking to push your limits? Trailblazers are calling you! y For girls in grades 8-12 y High-adventure outdoor activities y Survival camping, hiking, and orienteering y Adventure sports like rock climbing y Environmental stewardship

Girl Scout Mariners Do you love the wind and the water? Are you ready for adventure on, in, and near the water? Mariners is for you! y For girls in grades 8-12 y Canoeing, kayaking, and sailing y Weather and navigation skills y Advanced swimming, safety, and rescue

Learn more at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

Girl Scout Advisory Group What is GSAG? GSAG is a dynamic and creative group of 6th-12th grade girls who hang out together, brainstorm program ideas, work side-by-side with council staff, and guide the direction of Girl Scouting in Nebraska.

How Do I Join GSAG? • Be a registered 6th-12th grade Girl Scout. • Become a certified Program Aide (see page 77). • Attend monthly meetings. There are GSAG groups in the Panhandle, North Platte, Grand Island, Columbus, Lincoln, and Omaha areas. For more information, email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

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Travel Overview Girl Scouts love to travel— from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you. How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR... • Updated Trip Information • GSUSA Destinations Trips • Attendee Health Forms

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Get your travel feet wet! Walk to a nearby garden, or take a short ride to a firehouse or other local spot. Girls choose the location.

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Pack your bags and get ready to experience the world you live in! Whether you decide to travel near home or far away, these adventures will stay with you forever. Bring your Girl Scouts Give Back Passport to collect stamps and earn cool prizes!

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Take an all-day trip! Girls choose a nearby location and activity— like a badge step and plan lunch.


Trips At-A-Glance Check out all our exciting trip descriptions on page 51 and on our website. Be sure to submit your deposit by the deadline to reserve your spot! Keep your eye on deadlines and enjoy a new travel experience with Girl Scouts! Also visit our website for more information. TRIP NAME

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Wandering Seoul – South Korea 2023

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Our Chalet and High Adventure in the Alps – Switzerland 2023

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Space Needle or Bust! Seattle 2023

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Cadettes! Choose Your Adventure 2023!

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Start with one night, maybe at a camp or museum. Girls plan the location, activities, and meals.

Spend three to four nights somewhere a few hours from home. Girls plan most of the details, like activities and lodging.

Travel the country! Trips often last a week or more. Consider visiting places like historical sites, museums, or national parks.

Travel the world! These life-changing trips usually take one to three years to prepare. Girls plan their entire trip.

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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 Look for this symbol ( ) 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. The Trip Advisor Application can be found on our website under "Forms.”

Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations For girls ready for the most independent travel experiences, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) offers dozens of national and international Destinations 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 mid-August at GirlScouts.org/travel, where girls can also submit their online applications. DESTINATIONS APPLICATION DEADLINES 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, are due to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska by the deadlines below for trips taking place the following year. Many trips fill up fast! If your heart is set on a particular trip, apply during Round 1. • Round 1 applications due February 15 • Round 2 applications due May 1 Applications for some trips may be accepted after these deadlines, depending upon availability. For more information, contact MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org. 46 | Annual Program Book


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.

GSUSA D-Pass Travelship Grant GSUSA provides D-Pass Travelship Grants to councils for distribution to girls selected for Destinations. Girls from Spirit of Nebraska may apply for D-Pass funding to help pay for their Destinations costs, including 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! Up to $500 is awarded annually to support girls participating in Spirit of Nebraska sponsored trips (does not include Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations trips). • Girls must be current registered members of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. • All trip registration deadlines must be met. • Funds may not be used to pay trip deposits. • Funds may only be used on trips costing $1000 or more. • Applications must be received by May 15 for consideration. For the application and additional information, visit GirlScoutsNebraska.org and search “scholarship.”

Financial Aid Parents may request financial aid for up to 50% of program fees for girls. This includes councilsponsored trips and GSUSA-sponsored Destinations. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska financial aid is not available for troop trips or other trips not sponsored by Spirit of Nebraska or GSUSA. To request financial aid, register for the program online, select "Financial Aid" as the payment type, pay deposit (if applicable), and then complete the Financial Aid Application. For financial aid guidelines, FAQs, applications, and additional information, search "financial aid" on our website.

Join the Global Action Committee If you're an adult with a passion for travel, consider joining the Global Action Committee! Members bring a global perspective to Girl Scout programs, advise on travel policies, select Trip Advisors for independentlevel trips, propose destinations for future council-sponsored trips, and help promote and guide travel experiences for girls. For more information or to become a member, please contact Member Support.


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 councilsponsored trips and GSUSA Destinations. Save for a future Girl Scout trip by converting your Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks to Travel Bucks! Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks must be redeemed prior to the expiration date. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks may not be used for program deposits. See below for more information.

Convert Your Product Program Earnings to Travel Bucks! SAVE FOR YOUR FUTURE GIRL SCOUT TRIP... 1. To redeem your Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks, submit them to your local service center or call Member Support to process over the phone. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks numbers cannot be processed online. 2. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks must be converted to Travel Bucks prior to their expiration date. 3. Travel Bucks will expire five years beyond the original Cookie Dough or Nut Buck expiration date. 4. If Travel Bucks are not redeemed by their expiration date, they are forfeited. Please contact Member Support to redeem your Travel Bucks. 5. Travel Bucks will be issued in whole dollar amounts only (minimum $25). 6. Travel Bucks are not transferable to another individual. 7. Travel Bucks may only be used for Spirit of Nebraskasponsored travel program fees or Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations travel program fees. 8. Travel Bucks may not be used for program deposits. 9. A girl must remain an active member of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska to retain her Travel Bucks. If there is a lapse in membership, the Travel Bucks will be forfeited. 10. It is up to each girl and her parent/guardian to keep track of her Travel Buck amounts and their expiration dates. Spirit of Nebraska will not issue statements of balance or reminders of expiration dates. NOTE: Nut Bucks are an incentive available to Individual Girl Members (IGMs) participating in the Fall Product Program. 48 | Annual Program Book


Trip Payment/Refund Policy TOTAL TRIP COST (GIRL OR ADULT)

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

* Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Travel Bucks, and Program Credits may not be used for program deposits. ‡ 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.

Adults—Become a Trip Advisor! Are you an adult ready to share your travel wisdom and experience? Then apply to become a Trip Advisor! Our Trip Advisors provide supervision and guidance for independent-level trips, while encouraging girls to gain confidence and leadership skills. TRIP ADVISORS MUST... • • • • •

Be at least 25 years old Be currently registered Girl Scout members Be unrelated to any of the girl or adult participants 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 is usually 1/3 of the girl cost). Find the Trip Advisor Application on our website under Forms. For more information on becoming a Trip Advisor, please contact Member Support.

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Travel Workshops Whether you are considering taking a future Girl Scout trip, or ready to embark on one soon, these travel workshops will help you understand all there is to know about traveling with Girl Scouts! Ready-Set-Travel Workshop Grades 4-12 Monday, November 14, 2022

Destination Travel Workshop

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Grades 4-12 Monday, December 12, 2022

Are you ready to travel? Are you wondering how to fund your individual or troop trip? Take a readiness quiz, get tips on saving, learn how to register for a trip, and find out what to expect on a Spirit of Nebraska CouncilSponsored trip. We’ll guide you through creating a plan, answer your travel questions, and help you pick the trip that is just right for you! Adults must register and attend with their girls. Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, November 7, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities Adult Cost: FREE, includes activities

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Are you ready for the most advanced level of Girl Scout travel? Are you interested in trips, domestic or international, where you can meet Girl Scouts from all over and safely grow your travel skills and independence? You can do it with a Girl Scouts of the USA Destination trip! Learn how to apply for a Destination and get valuable application tips, hear from girls who have been on a Destination, and find out about money earning and resources to help you pay for your trip! Adults must register and attend with their girls. Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, December 5, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities Adult Cost: FREE, includes activities

Sneak Peek: Spirit of Nebraska Trips Grades 4-12 Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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Get a sneak peek of all the upcoming Spirit of Nebraska council-sponsored trips. This lively workshop will give you an exclusive insight to the trips we have planned. Meet the council staff leading the trip, ask questions, and get excited to travel! Adults must register and attend with their girls. Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities Adult Cost: FREE, includes activities

Phenom – 2023 Girl Scout National Convention Calling all Innovators, Problem-Solvers, Doers, and Phenoms (That’s You!)

True phenoms find innovative solutions to problems, do things that have never been done before, and make a difference in their communities. Ready to show the world just how phenomenal you are? Join thousands of changemakers from across the country to spark new ideas, make friends, have fun, and create something incredible. Let us know if you are interested in a potential council-sponsored trip to the 2023 Girl Scout Convention (July 20-22, 2023*) in Orlando, Florida to experience the Expo Hall, special guests, performances, and more. It’s our time to shine! This event is open to all, including Girl Scouts, alums, troops, and families. More details on dates, cost, and programming will be announced soon on our website! If interested, please email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org. 50 | Annual Program Book

*July 20-22, 2023 are the convention dates; if we offer a council trip, we will add on dates for travel and local attractions.


Council-Sponsored Trips Space Needle or Bust! Seattle 2023 Grades 6-12 Sunday, July 23, 2023 Saturday, July 29, 2023

Our Chalet and High Adventure in the Alps – Switzerland 2023 CSA

Tour the Emerald City and see many of Seattle’s attractions. Did you know there's a complete city underground or that whales can be seen in the Puget Sound almost daily from April until October? There's nothing quite like the view of the city and surrounding natural beauty as seen from the Space Needle. Join us on this amazing adventure where city and nature live in absolute harmony. Register by: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Location: Seattle, WA (flight departs from Omaha) Girl Cost: $1000 ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 60 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, patch, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Wandering Seoul – South Korea 2023 Grades 9-12 June 2023*

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Visit temples, learn Korean history, experience advanced technology, and see the beautiful scenery with this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Seoul, South Korea. Seoul has phenomenal shopping, K-pop culture, delicious food, ancient history, and gorgeous mountains. Help plan the trip and learn the ins-and-outs of international travel. Participate in pre-trip meetings to meet other travelers and finalize travel plans. *Specific dates will be announced in the 2023 Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun. Register by: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Location: Seoul, South Korea (flight departs from Omaha) Girl Cost: $4200 ($500 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 120 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, patch, and meals (excluding meals en route)

Grades 9-12 July 2023*

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Our Chalet, nestled in the Swiss Alps, has been a Girl Scout World Center since 1932. Your trip to Our Chalet will include hiking trips in the Alps, rock climbing, castle tours, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) activities, a free day, a dip in a glacial lake, and an unforgettable experience in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. This trip will be very physically demanding, including hikes of 6-10 miles in a day at high altitudes. To fully enjoy this trip and have the best experience, girls must be in excellent physical shape. It will be required that all travelers work to build their fitness before departure. Girls will also participate in one pre-trip meeting.

Cadettes! Choose Your Adventure 2023! Grades 6-8 Thursday, August 3, 2023 Sunday, August 6, 2023

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Cadettes, it's road trip time! Join sister scouts on an amazing adventure where you decide it all! Choose where we go, where we stay, and what we do, all while learning how to plan a trip and stay within our budget. We’ll start and end at Lakeview Cabin for this epic trip! Register by: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $325, includes lodging, activities, meals, patch, and T-shirt

*Specific dates will be announced in the 2023 Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun. Register by: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Location: Adelboden, Switzerland (flight departs from Omaha) Girl Cost: $3500 ($500 non-refundable deposit due at registration, balance due 120 days prior to departure), includes transportation, lodging, activities, T-shirt, patch, and meals (excluding meals en route)

More Trips Ahead Where will Girl Scouts go next? Watch for the 2023 Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun in December, where we’ll be announcing all our new 2024 and 2025 council-sponsored trips!

Trip Costs Trip costs are based on quad-occupancy. Additional charges may apply if room upgrades are available. Trip costs are based on anticipated expenses at listing time but may change if prices increase significantly. See page 49 for Trip Payment/Refund policies.

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Travel Readiness Quiz Are you ready for travel with Girl Scouts? Are you ready for an independent-level trip or should you sign up for one with your troop? Is your Girl Scout ready for an adventure far away or should she go on a trip that is closer to home? Take the quiz below to determine the best travel fit for you or your girl.

Girl Quiz

Caregiver Quiz

1. Have you ever spent a night away from home?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

1. Has she ever spent a night away from home?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

2. Have you ever slept over at a friend's house without missing your family?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

2. Has she ever slept over at a friend's house without missing you?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

3. Have you ever traveled without your family?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

3. Has she ever traveled without you?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

4. Have you ever packed your own bags/suitcase?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

4. Has she ever packed her own bags/suitcase?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

5. Have you ever used public transportation?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

5. Has she ever used public transportation?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

6. Do you like to try new foods?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

6. Does she like to try new foods?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

7. Do you like to try new activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

7. Does she like to try new activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

8. Do you like to see and learn about new places?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

8. Does she accept other cultures easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

9. Can you get yourself ready each day?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

9. Can she get herself ready each day?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

10. Can you keep track of your own things easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

10. Can she keep track of her own things easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

11. Can you save money and stick to a budget?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

11. Can she save money and stick to a budget?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

12. Can you make new friends easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

12. Does she make new friends easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

13. Can you adapt to schedule changes easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

13. Does she adapt to schedule changes easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

14. Can you follow instructions from adults easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

14. Does she follow instructions from adults easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

15. Can you stay positive in group activities, even when the activity is not your first choice?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

15. Does she stay positive in group activities, even when the activity is not her first choice?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

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Caregiver Score:


Girl Quiz Results 15-25 Points

26-35 Points

36-45 Points

Try going on a short troop trip to help develop confidence and gain important travel skills for future trips. Or try a council-sponsored trip or go as a mother-daughter pair, especially one that is not too far from home and is of a short duration. You’ll be ready for a bigger adventure soon!

You are ready for new experiences! Prepare for your future travel experiences and improve your independence by attending a travel workshop. Sign up for a council-sponsored trip with your troop or plan an independent-level council-sponsored trip.

Choose an independentlevel council trip (on your own or with a friend) or apply for a Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations trip to travel with Girl Scouts from all over the US. You’re just steps away from skills that will lead you to future travel adventures like studying abroad during college!

Caregiver Quiz Results 15-25 Points

26-35 Points

36-45 Points

Encourage her to go on a troop trip or go along with her on a short council-sponsored trip. Demonstrate flexibility when things don’t go as planned. Help her gain important independent skills (like grooming, dressing appropriately, and keeping track of her own things) so that she will be ready for new travel adventures soon.

Suggest she try a longer council-sponsored trip with her troop or with a buddy. She may even be ready for an independentlevel trip. Ask her what types of experiences she feels prepared for and let her know you believe she is ready. Have her participate in planning for her travel experience and with your guidance she’ll soon be ready.

Look at the independentlevel and the GSUSA Destinations trips with your daughter, and help her choose one that is right for her. Let her lead the registration and application process with your guidance and support. She’ll know that you think she is capable and ready for new adventures around Nebraska, the U.S., or internationally!

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From exploring our pioneer log cabin, to learning about Native American tribes of the Plains, and meeting Scout, our resident buffalo, your Girl Scout Troop is invited to tour the museum and experience history together. Book a tour or workshop and provide a memorable, educational outing for your scout group. In addition, The Durham Museum is proud to present the Celebrating our Community Badge for Brownies. There is no better place to complete these requirements than at The Durham Museum, Omaha’s former Union Station and a National Historic Landmark.


Girl Scout Summer Camp 411

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MORE SUMMER PROGRAMS AHEAD! Watch your mailbox in December for the 2023 Girl’s Guide to Summer Fun for the full list of summer camp programs.

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Experience the great outdoors while developing teamwork and self-sufficiency. No matter which adventure you choose, it will be unforgettable. Bring your Girl Scouts Give Back Passport to collect stamps and earn cool prizes!

WHICH GRADE FOR MY GIRL SCOUT? Unless otherwise stated, girls may attend summer programs and camps for either the grade they just completed or the grade they will enter in the fall. For those entering Kindergarten, contact Member Support before registering to confirm if a particular summer program is appropriate for your girl. WHAT ARE THE STAFF AND SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS? Two adults stay with the girls at night— either GSSN staff or a background-screened adult volunteer. Each of our camps have its own unique amenities. Learn more about overnight options at our camps by exploring the camp photo galleries on our website. For more FAQs, detailed maps, and packing lists, please visit the Camp Programs section at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.


Meet Our 2022-2023 Outdoor Experience Team Alisha 'River' Epp Alisha is a Program and Outdoor Experience Specialist in the Grand Island area, since 2012. She loves photography, teaching new skills, and spending time with her kids.

Kat 'Pepper' Tedder Kat is a Program and Outdoor Experience Specialist in the North Platte area, since 2019. She is an avid horseback rider and loves going on adventures with her horse, Winston.

Erin 'Wonder Woman' Finken Erin is our Outdoor Experience Manager and has been with the Spirit of Nebraska council since 2017. As a 35+ year Girl Scout alum, she credits her love of nature and the outdoors to the many summers she spent at camps Wa-Shawtee and Maha. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and caving—but her favorite activities combine nature with science!

And Our Amazing Seasonal Camp Staff!

(Lower Left Row) Allysen "Finch" Gross; Lori "Slider" Peterson; Grace "Willow" Rooks; Jackie "Blue" Koenig; Laura "Night Owl" Stehlik; Alisha "River" Epp (Top Row) Courtney "Aussie" Castens; Samantha "Pearl" Bowland; Raynie "Joestar" Hall; Ashleigh "Froggy" Henderson; Maddie "Tuba" Carbaugh; Kat "Pepper" Tedder; McKenna "Burrito" Decker (Lower Right Row): Katy "Crush" Bruggeman; Brittney "Bubbles" Zastrow; Tori "T-Bird" Gotch; Erin "Wonder Woman" Finken; Lateasiah "Spirit" Brody

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Camp Catron | Nebraska City Camp Catron is home to Sky Camp, a spacious lodge, an amazing swimming pool, Walnut Creek, a cool craft and nature center, and the new Eugene’s Adventure Course set high in the treetops! Come to Camp Catron to immerse yourself in adventure and Mother Nature—all it needs is YOU! This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards

Camp Catron Fall Fest Grades K-12, Families Sunday, October 16, 2022

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Leaves are falling and autumn is calling! Join us at Fall Fest to discover the natural wonders of autumn. Learn about the history of scarecrows and make a mini scarecrow of your own, plant a fall flower garden using upcycled materials, and find creative ways to decorate a pumpkin. Take a fall hike to collect materials for a nature craft and then warm up around the fire with homemade spiced cider and s’mores. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 7 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack

Winter Wonderland

Arctic Explorer

Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, December 3, 2022

Grades 6-12 Saturday, January 28, 2023

Join us at Camp Catron for a celebration of all things winter. We'll take a winter hike and enjoy the fresh winter air, then grab our fuzzy socks for a fireside hot cocoa bar. Once we're warmed up, we'll create winter bird feeders and a snowflake made from natural materials as we learn about the science behind snowflakes and winter bird watch together. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Camp in the winter is amazing! During this arctic excursion you'll learn about and make your own snowshoes, build an ice structure, and take a winter hike. Then we'll warm up with an indoor "snowball fight" and hot chocolate as you learn how to plan and safely enjoy your next winter camping trip. Bring a sack lunch.

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, November 19, 2022 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Snow Birder Grades K-12, Families Saturday, January 21, 2023

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Spend a brisk afternoon at Camp Catron and learn all about birds! Start out with a birding lesson then grab your binoculars for a bird watching hike. After the hike we'll warm up inside and make a winter bird feeder and learn how to use technology to continue your bird watching at home and help scientists track bird migrations and populations. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 7, 2023 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, binoculars, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities and binoculars Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, binoculars, and patch

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Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 14, 2023 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms Grades 4-10 Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Did you know that bees are responsible for one out of three bites of food you enjoy? Or that butterflies are an important part of the food chain? Join us to learn all about the beautiful and the buzzy. You'll discover plant and bee-based products that benefit us, see how bees and butterflies help agriculture, and hear how flowers can increase creativity. Round out the day by creating a real flower and butterfly themed nature craft while you hear how you can aid in pollinator conservation. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 8, 2023 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack


Explore Camp Catron Grades K-12, Families Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Experience the magic of Camp Catron during this open house. Bring your family to explore the camp and enjoy hiking, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Roast a hot dog over a campfire and make s’mores, too. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your family to Camp Catron, learn about summer camp programs, and meet camp staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Explore Camp Catron: Eugene's Adventure Course Grades 4-12, Families Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Delight in this exhilarating outdoor adventure while testing your bravery and skills in the treetops. Enjoy the forest view as you face your fears, sharpen your focus, grow your confidence, and strengthen bonds with your friends and family! MORNING SESSION Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sign up for a Eugene’s Adventure Course session to extend your fun!

AFTERNOON SESSION Arrival/Departure: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, meal, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and meal Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities and meal

Register by: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Location: Camp Catron, Nebraska City Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $25, includes activities Sibling Cost: $15, includes activities

Earn This Patch! Visit Kimmel Orchard the next time you are in Nebraska City or staying at Camp Catron. Explore the self-guided activities to receive a special patch! Ask for the Spirit of Nebraska Kimmel Orchard Patch Program Checklist at the Kimmel Education & Research Center or contact us for questions.

Hilltop House | Lincoln Hilltop House is a delightful outdoor education facility where you will frequently spot deer, foxes, turkey, and other wildlife on the trails! Hilltop House also offers a warming kitchen, modern restrooms, covered patio, outdoor fire ring, butterfly garden, and arboretum. There is no charge for Girl Scout troops/volunteers to use Hilltop House for meetings or Girl Scouting activities, but overnight stays are not permitted.

Camp Gourmet: Dutch Oven Cooking Grades 6-12 Saturday, November 5, 2022

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Dutch oven cooking is a staple of Girl Scout camp. Create a delicious threecourse meal and discover your inner gourmet! Work in groups to prepare a soup, main dish, and dessert and then make your own box oven to take home while you wait for your meal. You'll also learn how to use technology to aid you in your Dutch Oven cooking and start a cookbook of your favorite recipes. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 22, 2022 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, lunch, and patch

Important REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 24, 2022 Be sure to keep this publication through September 2023. ALL girls grades K–12 are welcome to attend programs in ANY area of the state. Join online and let the fun begin!

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Camp Cosmo | Grand Island Every Girl Scout needs a getaway and this may be just the place for you! Camp “Cosmo” Cosmopolitan is a sparkling, river-side camp with programs that are as diverse and interesting as the Girl Scouts who attend them! Home of the Tomahawk Throwing Course and Gaga Ball Pit. This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards

Special Programs Created and led by Gold Award Girl Scout, Kim! Attending the individual skill-building sessions is not required in order to register for the Ultimate Camp Challenge but it is encouraged.

Outdoor Skill-Building Series Grades 4-12 JCSA Sunday, November 13, 2022; Sunday, January 8, 2023; Sunday, March 26, 2023; Sunday, April 23, 2023 LOST IN THE WOODS Oh no, imagine you were hiking in the woods with your family and lost your way! What would you do? Learn different ways to always find your way—how to read a map or tell which direction is north. Be ready to navigate the path and demonstrate your orienteering skills on your next adventure. Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N. Elm St., Grand Island ALL TIED UP Quick, tie a rescue knot! What? You don’t know what a rescue knot is? Learn how to tie the most important knots, from the simple square knot to the lifesaving bowline. Prove your quick thinking and knot knowledge by integrating these amazing skills into different situations!

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Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N. Elm St., Grand Island SHARPENING YOUR SKILLS Knives are used in many situations, whether in the kitchen or in the outdoors. Learn how to properly handle and care for different types of blades. Learn how to carve, clean a pocketknife, safely handle a knife in the kitchen, and swing a hatchet to chop a fallen tree. Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island LIGHT IT UP Come to Camp Cosmo to learn about different ways to start a fire safely. Roast marshmallows over the flame you make, and carefully extinguish the fire down to its last ember. Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Arrival/Departure: 1:30 – 4 p.m. Girl Cost: $5 per session, includes activities, supplies, snack, and patch

Water in the World Around Us Grades 2-8 Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Ultimate Camp Challenge Grades 4-12 JCSA Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Wednesday, June 7, 2023 You’ve been challenged! Put your skills to the test, and spend three nights at Camp Cosmo, with at least one in which you can choose to sleep in your own shelter. Face off against your friends in competitions that test your fire starting, knot tying, shelter building, and blade safety skills. Spend some downtime hiking the Cosmo trails or try the ropes course. Make your own lunches from scratch and enjoy home-cooked camping meals for supper. Finish off your days around the campfire, singing off-pitch songs, and exchanging unforgettable stories. Arrival/Departure: 6 p.m. Sunday – 4 p.m. Wednesday Register by: Sunday, May 21, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $150, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and patch Adult Cost: $30, includes lodging, activities, supplies, and meals

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Discover the wonders of water as you build water rockets, run a water relay, make rain sticks, and learn how water affects the trees at Camp Cosmo! Take home your own tree seedling to plant and take the Girl Scout Tree Promise pledge, too! Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, March 18, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and lunch

Camp Discount Register by April 1, 2023 with promo code "CAMP2023" to save 10% on any camp program fee over $50.


Explore Camp Cosmo Grades K-12, Families Saturday, May 6, 2023

Challenge and Shoot DBJCSAF

Experience the magic of Camp Cosmo during this open house. Bring your family to explore the camp and enjoy hiking, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Roast a hot dog over a campfire and make s’mores, too. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your family to Camp Cosmo, learn about summer camp programs, and meet camp staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, meal, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and meal Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities and meal

Grades 4-12 Saturday, May 20, 2023

Chopped: Camp Edition JCSA

Spend the day on the challenge course, then test your skills on the archery and tomahawk range! There's hiking, cooking over the fire, games, and much more too! Don’t miss this funfilled day exploring Camp Cosmo! Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register by: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities, lunch, and snack

Grades 4-12 Friday, August 11, 2023 – Saturday, August 12, 2023

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If you love the TV show Chopped, then show off your cooking skills at Chopped: Camp Edition! After you learn to build a fire, you'll get to go "shopping" to get your ingredients and the race is on. Teams will compete in cooking on a stick, over a grate, and with a Dutch oven. Test your skills and see who goes home with the trophy. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday – 4:30 p.m. Saturday Register by: Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities, supplies, lunch, and snack

Reserve a GSSN Challenge Course! Are you looking for a fun adventure with your troop or group? Do you want to foster teamwork or build confidence? Book a day on one of our challenge courses for an unforgettable experience and lifelong memories! Our challenge courses and properties are available to the public—corporate groups, sports teams, family functions, and more. Low Ropes

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Giant Swing

Flying Squirrel

Camp Catron

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Each booking includes a trained and certified staff facilitator, whose main focus is safely guiding you through each challenge course. Book your reservations online 24/7! For more information on the ropes or challenge courses or on becoming a facilitator, call us at 800.695.6690 or visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/camps.

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Camp Crossed Arrows | Nickerson If you want to see amazing ecosystems, dense woods, meadows, and bluffs, then sign up for one of the many programs we offer at Camp Crossed Arrows. Best known for horse programs, colorful yurts, and the Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour, there is much more at this beautiful property! This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards

The Captivating Crossed Arrows Scavenger Hunt Grades K-12, Families Saturday, September 24, 2022 DBJCSAF Do you enjoy solving puzzles and like prizes? Grab your favorite grown-up and get ready to go on an adventure. See the sites at Camp Crossed Arrows while completing a scavenger hunt that includes geocaching, riddles, and trail sign clues! After gathering all the scavenger hunt prizes along the trail, try archery, and arts and crafts. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, September 9, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities and snack Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities and snack

Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest Grades K-12, Families Saturday, October 15, 2022

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Leaves are falling and autumn is calling! Join us at Fall Fest to discover the natural wonders of autumn. Learn about the history of scarecrows and make a mini scarecrow of your own, plant a fall flower garden using upcycled materials, and find creative ways to decorate a pumpkin. Take a fall hike to collect materials for a nature craft and then warm up around the fire with homemade spiced cider and s’mores. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 7 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack

Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest: Zipline After Dark Grades 4-12, Families JCSAF Saturday, October 15, 2022 Add on to your Fall Fest excitement with an after dark zipline tour. See if you can spot ghosts and ghouls as you zip through our spooky forest. You’ll receive a glow stick necklace and trick-or-treat bag for extra fun! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities Adult Cost: $20, includes activities Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities

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Autumn Art and Pumpkin Potage Grades 6-12 Saturday, November 12, 2022

CSA

Enjoy a beautiful fall day at Camp Crossed Arrows. Sample and learn to make three different kinds of creamy autumn vegetable soups you can make at camp or at home. Then go for a hike to gather supplies for a leaf and acorn gilding project. Finish your fall afternoon with s'mores and cider around the campfire. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, October 29, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities and snack

Winter Wonderland Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, December 17, 2022 Join us at Camp Crossed Arrows for a celebration of all things winter. We'll take a winter hike and enjoy the fresh winter air, then grab our fuzzy socks for a fireside hot cocoa bar. Once we're warmed up, we'll create winter bird feeders and a snowflake made from natural materials as we learn about the science behind snowflakes and winter bird watch together. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, December 3, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack


Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Crossed Arrows Grades K-5 Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Happy Girl Scout Week! Girl Scouts is turning 111 years old; celebrate by spending the day at camp. Learn about Girl Scout camp traditions like ashes ceremonies, skits, camp songs, SWAPS, and even make your own wish boat! We'll finish our day with a Girl Scout Birthday celebration complete with cake! Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Arctic Explorer Grades 6-12 Sunday, January 29, 2023

CSA

Camp in the winter is amazing! During this arctic excursion you'll learn about and make your own snowshoes, build an ice structure, and take a winter hike. Then we'll warm up with an indoor "snowball fight" and hot chocolate as you learn how to plan and safely enjoy your next winter camping trip. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 14, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds Grades 6-12 Sunday, February 12, 2023

CSA

Nature makes life sweeter! Pamper yourself this February with handmade natural gifts, learn how plants and animals make life more enjoyable for you, and how you can, in turn, help protect them and their habitats. Make herbal soap with your choice of scent and flowers, create a beeswax candle, and handroll delicious chocolate truffles. This day camp will give you everything you need to spread the conservation love! Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Sunday, January 28, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, March 4, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Explore Camp Crossed Arrows: Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour CSAF

Grades 6-12, Families Sunday, May 7, 2023

Enjoy the thrilling adventure of the Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour! Participants must weigh at least 60 pounds and be registered for the Explore Camp Crossed Arrows program. MORNING SESSION Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $20, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $30, includes activities Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities

Nature Journaling and Birding

Explore Camp Crossed Arrows

Grades K-12, Families Saturday, August 19, 2023

Grades K-12, Families Sunday, May 7, 2023

Spend a beautiful afternoon at Camp Crossed Arrows and learn all about birds! Start out with a birding lesson then grab your binoculars for a bird watching hike. After the hike we'll cool off inside and make a summer bird feeder and learn how you can use technology to continue your bird watching at home and help scientists to track bird migrations and populations. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with Daisies and Brownies, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

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Experience the magic of Camp Crossed Arrows during this open house. Bring your family to explore the camp and enjoy hiking, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Roast a hot dog over a campfire and make s’mores, too. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your family to Camp Crossed Arrows, learn about summer camp programs, and meet camp staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Sign up for a Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour to extend your fun! Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, meal, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and meal Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities and meal

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Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register by: Saturday, August 5, 2023 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, binoculars, and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities and binoculars Sibling Cost: $15, includes activities, binoculars, and patch

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Camp Maha | Papillion Perched above the winding Platte River, Camp Maha is the perfect setting to embrace your inner explorer. Hike miles of trails, test your skills on the challenge courses, zip line through the trees, and discover Girl Scout Island. Be sure to check out the council museum inside the TLC Welcome Center! This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association which requires thorough and rigorous compliance for operations, staffing qualifications, and safety standards

The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt Grades K-12, Families Saturday, September 3, 2022 DBJCSAF Do you enjoy solving puzzles and like prizes? Grab your favorite grown-up and get ready to go on an adventure. See the sites at Camp Maha while completing a scavenger hunt that includes geocaching, riddles, and trail sign clues! After gathering all the scavenger hunt prizes along the trail try archery, and arts and crafts. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register by: Friday, August 19, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $15, includes activities and snack Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt Optional Overnight

Camp Maha Fall Fest

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Sunday, September 4, 2022

Leaves are falling and autumn is calling! Join us at Fall Fest to discover the natural wonders of autumn. Learn about the history of scarecrows and make a mini scarecrow of your own, plant a fall flower garden using upcycled materials, and find creative ways to decorate a pumpkin. Take a fall hike to collect materials for a nature craft and then warm up around the fire with homemade spiced cider and s’mores. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Add to your camp fun with the optional overnight! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 5 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Friday, August 19, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, dinner, and breakfast Adult Cost: $10, includes activities, dinner, and breakfast

Grades K-12, Families Sunday, October 23, 2022

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Arrival/Departure: 1 – 7 p.m. Register by: Friday, October 7, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack Sibling Cost: $20, includes activities, meal, and snack

Troop Camping & Camp Rentals Experience the great outdoors and discover our Girl Scout camps and properties! We have four camps and two cabins in Nebraska for you to explore with your Girl Scout troop/group. Hilltop House in Lincoln is also available for daytime activities. Visit our website for property details, photo galleries, fees, or to make a reservation. Not sure if you have the right stuff? We provide training that will give you the skills needed for any outdoor setting. See page 80 for volunteer outdoor training information.

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Winter Wonderland

Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Maha

Grades K-5 DBJ Saturday, December 10, 2022 Join us at Camp Maha for a celebration of all things winter. We'll take a winter hike and enjoy the fresh winter air, then grab our fuzzy socks for a fireside hot cocoa bar. Once we're warmed up, we'll create winter bird feeders and a snowflake made from natural materials as we learn about the science behind snowflakes and winter bird watch together. Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, November 26, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Grades K-5 Sunday, March 12, 2023

DBJ

Happy Girl Scout Week! Girl Scouts is turning 111 years old; celebrate by spending the day at camp. Learn about Girl Scout camp traditions like ashes ceremonies, skits, camp songs, SWAPS, and even make your own wish boat! We'll finish our day with a Girl Scout Birthday celebration complete with cake! Bring a sack lunch. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Sunday, February 26, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Arctic Explorer Grades 6-12 Sunday, January 22, 2023

CSA

Camp in the winter is amazing! During this arctic excursion you'll learn about and make your own snowshoes, build an ice structure, and take a winter hike. Then we'll warm up with an indoor "snowball fight" and hot chocolate as you learn how to plan and safely enjoy your next winter camping trip. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 7, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds Grades 6-12 Saturday, February 18, 2023

CSA

Nature makes life sweeter! Pamper yourself this February with handmade natural gifts, learn how plants and animals make life more enjoyable for you, and how you can, in turn, help protect them and their habitats. Make herbal soap with your choice of scent and flowers, create a beeswax candle, and handroll delicious chocolate truffles. This day camp will give you everything you need to spread the conservation love! Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register by: Saturday, February 4, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, and patch

Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms Grades 4-10 Saturday, April 15, 2023

JCS

Did you know that bees are responsible for one out of three bites of food you enjoy? Or that butterflies are an important part of the food chain? Join us to learn all about the beautiful and the buzzy. You'll discover plant and bee-based products that benefit us, see how bees and butterflies help agriculture, and hear how flowers can increase creativity. Round out the day by creating a real flower and butterfly themed nature craft while you hear how you can aid in pollinator conservation. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $15, includes activities, snack, and patch Adult Cost: $10, includes activities and snack

Shero Camp Grades 6-10 Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Join Female First Responders from around the Omaha Metro area and discover your inner shero! Overcome obstacle courses and solve crime scene puzzles with your squad. Build confidence with basic self-defense and teambuilding. Encounter basic medical scenarios, and law enforcement tools like the seatbelt simulator and alcohol impairment goggles. Round out your day with a tour of emergency vehicles and a meet and greet with the K9 unit. Brought to you in partnership with the Nebraska Association of Women Police. Bring a sack lunch. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 15, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $12, includes activities, snack, patch, and T-shirt

Explore Camp Maha Grades K-12, Families Saturday, May 13, 2023

DBJCSAF

Experience the magic of Camp Maha during this open house. Bring your family to explore the camp and enjoy hiking, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Roast a hot dog over a campfire and make s’mores, too. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your family to Camp Maha, learn about summer camp programs, and meet camp staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register by: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, meal, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and meal Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities and meal

Camp Discount Register by April 1, 2023 with promo code "CAMP2023" to save 10% on any camp program fee over $50.

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Lakeview Cabin | North Platte Lakeview Cabin is very popular with Girl Scouts! It's spacious, climate-controlled for both summer and winter use, has modern bathrooms and showers, and two fully-equipped kitchens. The spacious deck will surely become your favorite spot for taking it easy while staying here. The cabin has great views and includes a sandy beach along North Platte's Lake Maloney for supervised canoeing or swimming—no matter the activity—everyone has an AMAZING time!

Meteors and Martian-mellows!

Spring Into Nature Camp

Grades 2-5 BJ Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Grades 2-5 Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Sunday, April 23, 2023

Experience the beauty of the Orionid meteor shower while roasting green marshmallow s'mores. Explore the skies with telescopes, binoculars, and the evScope! Learn the fall constellations and how to find the north star with this fun overnight experience! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Spring into nature with this fun-filled overnight camp and earn the Math in Nature badges, too. Enjoy fun activities as we explore patterns, create art, and develop an appreciation for the beauty of our natural world. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, October 9, 2022 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $18, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

Arrival/Departure: 10 a.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, April 2, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, meals, badges, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $15, includes activities, meals, and T-shirt

Ghost Hunt at the Buffalo Bill Ranch

Fun, Frost, and Fishing Grades 4-8 Friday, January 13, 2023 – Sunday, January 15, 2023

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We've planned snow much fun at this winter camp! Make snow angels, fish on a frozen lake, roast s'mores, and drink warm cocoa. Enjoy all the wonders of winter at Lakeview Cabin with fun and frosty crafts and activities. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, January 1, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $40, includes activities, meals, patch, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $25, includes activities, meals, and T-shirt

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Grades 6-12 Friday, May 5, 2023 – Saturday, May 6, 2023

CSA

Something strange is happening at the Buffalo Bill Ranch! Join us for a spooky investigation into the ghostly happenings of the Cody Mansion and its famous barn. Learn how the experts track signs of the paranormal and even see if a ghost will talk to you! After all the excitement, we'll head back to Lakeview Cabin for some camp activities! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. Saturday Register by: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $20, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

Explore Lakeview Cabin Grades K-12, Families Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Experience the magic of Lakeview Cabin during this open house. Bring your family to explore the camp and enjoy horsedrawn wagons, archery, songs, games, and much more! Roast a hot dog over a campfire and make s’mores, too. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your family to Lakeview Cabin, learn about summer camp programs, and meet camp staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 2 – 6 p.m. Register by: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $8, includes activities, meal, and patch Adult Cost: $8, includes activities and meal Sibling Cost: $8, includes activities and meal

I Love Horses Grades 2-5 Friday, June 2, 2023 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

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Do you love horses? Enjoy a weekend at camp with games, horse crafts, and horseback riding. Ride your very own horse along the scenic North Platte River while singing songs and enjoying nature. No horseback riding skills or experience is needed to attend. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Friday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, May 21, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: $90, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $60, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt


Other Outdoor Programs | Statewide Check out these outdoor programs—perfect for girls who want an outdoor adventure beyond our GSSN camps. You’ll find plenty of ways to push past what you thought were limits and let your inner explorer run free!

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Cosmic Glow Archery

Grades K-12 DBJCSA Saturday, September 10, 2022

Grades 4-8 Saturday, February 11, 2023

Girl Scouts Love State Parks is an annual nationwide celebration of the natural wonders found across our country! Girl Scouts gather with their troops, friends, and family to celebrate our shared love of the outdoors. Join us at one of our Nebraska State Parks for activities like fishing, kayaking, animal encounters, and more and earn your 2022 Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Join us for a workshop on the importance of wildlife conservation in Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks staff will guide you as you practice your archery skills at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center indoor range and then learn how to protect species, maintain habitats, and protect biological diversity in our state. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Registrants will receive a schedule of all Girl Scouts Love State Parks activities, open to the whole family, and the 2022 patch. Purchase of daily park permit may be necessary depending on location. Arrival/Departure: will vary by park Register by: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Location: Various Nebraska State Parks Girl Cost: $5, includes invitation to participating park activities and patch Adult Cost: $5, includes invitation to participating park activities and patch

Meteors and Martian-mellows! Grades 2-5 BJ Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022 Experience the beauty of the Orionid meteor shower while roasting green marshmallow s'mores. Explore the skies with telescopes, binoculars, and the evScope! Learn the fall constellations and how to find the north star with this fun overnight experience! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 7 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. Sunday Register by: Sunday, October 9, 2022 Location: Chadron State Park, 15951 Gold Rush Byway, Chadron Girl Cost: $18, includes activities, snack, breakfast, and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities, snack, and breakfast

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Cadette Archery and Wildlife Conservation Grades 6-8 Saturday, February 18, 2023

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Winter is the perfect time for archery... indoors! Nebraska Game and Parks staff will guide you as you earn your Archery Badge, learn all about wildlife conservation in Nebraska, and practice your archery skills at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 28, 2023 Location: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities

Arrival/Departure: 5 – 7 p.m. Register by: Saturday, February 4, 2023 Location: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and badge Adult Cost: $12, includes activities

Wildlife Conservation and Archery

Girl Scouts Love Schramm Park

Grades 9-12 Saturday, February 11, 2023

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Cosmic Glow Archery is an out-of-thisworld twist on archery that features blacklights, music, and glowing targets. Join us for an evening of glow-in-thedark archery and then learn about the importance of wildlife conservation from Nebraska Game and Parks staff. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 5 – 6:30 p.m. Register by: Saturday, January 28, 2023 Location: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln Girl Cost: $15, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $12, includes activities

Grades K-12, Families Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Experience the amazing adventures that await you and your family at Schramm Education Center and State Recreation Area. Ride a virtual mountain bike, reach into the Pallid Sturgeon touch tank, spend time in the maker space, and enjoy viewing the region’s largest freshwater aquarium. Join naturalists for outdoor exploration, hiking trails, and fossil hunting in the 300-million-yearold rock layers at the Geology Display. Rain or shine, it will be a great time! Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios. Arrival/Departure: 1 – 4 p.m. Register by: Saturday, February 25, 2023 Location: Schramm Education Center and State Recreation Area, 21502 W. Hwy. 31, Gretna Girl Cost: $6, includes activities and patch Adult Cost: $6, includes activities Sibling Cost: $6, includes activities

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Camp Readiness Quiz Girls, are you ready to camp with Girl Scouts? Caregivers, when deciding which camp experience is right for you and your girl, be sure to include her in the decision-making process. Have her try a backyard campout, a sleepover, or a family camping experience. Build her confidence with outdoor experiences!

Girl Quiz

Caregiver Quiz

1. Have you ever spent a night away from home?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

1. Has she ever spent a night away from home?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

2. Have you ever slept over at a friend's house without missing your family?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

2. Has she ever slept over at a friend's house without missing you?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

3. Do you like doing outdoor activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

3. Does she like doing outdoor activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

4. Do you like to try new foods and activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

4. Does she like to try new foods and activities?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

5. Are you okay getting a little dirty outside?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

5. Is she okay getting a little dirty outside?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

6. Are you okay helping out with camp chores?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

6. Is she okay helping out with camp chores?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

7. Are you okay staying with other girls, knowing camp counselors are in a nearby tent/cabin?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

7. Is she okay staying with other girls, knowing camp counselors are in a nearby tent/cabin?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

8. Can you get yourself ready each day?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

8. Can she get herself ready each day?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

9. Can you keep track of your own things easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

9. Can she keep track of her own things easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

10. Can you survive a few days without electronics?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

10. Can she survive a few days without electronics?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

11. Can you see bugs or mice without being afraid?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

11. Can she see bugs or mice without being afraid?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

12. Can you make new friends easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

12. Does she make new friends easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

13. Can you adapt to new surroundings easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

13. Does she adapt to new surroundings easily?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

14. Can you follow instructions from adults?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

14. Does she follow instructions from adults?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

15. Can you ask adults for help, if needed?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

15. Can she ask adults for help, if needed?  No (1)  Maybe (2)  Yes (3)

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Girl Quiz Results 15-25 Points

26-35 Points

36-45 Points

A council-sponsored day camp or one overnight would be perfect for you! Get ready for resident camp next year by experiencing the fun and excitement of day camp or an overnight with your troop or favorite adult.

You’re confident and ready for overnight camping! Try a three-night or shorter camp by yourself or a weeklong resident camp with a buddy. Get ready to have a blast and experience the magic of Girl Scout camp!

If you’re not already a camping pro, you are going to be a natural! You may be ready to take on one or more week-long resident camps. You love adventure, trying new things, and making new friends!

CAMPS TO TRY:

CAMPS TO TRY:

CAMPS TO TRY:

• Water in the World Around Us (page 60) • Winter Wonderland (pages 58, 62, 65)

• Chopped: Camp Edition (page 61) • Spring Into Nature Camp (page 66)

• The Ultimate Camp Challenge (page 60) • Arctic Explorer (pages 58, 63, 65)

Caregiver Quiz Results 15-25 Points

26-35 Points

36-45 Points

You or your girl may not be quite ready for resident camp. Attend a day camp or a one-night overnight camp. She'll benefit from smaller opportunities to exercise independence before leaving home for several days. Attending an overnight with her is a great way to build her confidence for resident camp next summer.

You’re ready to send your girl to a resident camp! If you're still unsure, start with an overnight, weekend camp, or mini resident camp. You may feel more confident if you attend an "Explore Camp" program with your girl to see our camps in person, meet camp staff, and learn what resident camp is all about.

You’ve done this before, haven’t you? You and your girl are ready for her to attend one or more weeklong resident camps. You are confident in your girl's ability to independently prepare and have a great time at camp, and you are able to relax while she is away for a few days.

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EUGENE’S

ADVENTURE COURSE Camp Catron, Nebraska City

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T'weens & Teens

Real Life Academy Grades 11-12 Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Real Life Academy is a fun spin on the “Game of Life” that offers practical, life-skill based experiences. Explore your proposed career and lifestyle through workshops that focus on budgeting, personal brand development, and goal setting-with an underlying root in financial literacy. Meet and network virtually with mentors and girls across Nebraska each session as you learn new life skills! You will independently save $250 or more through money-earning activities and have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship for Girl Scout travel or college. You will independently secure and complete in-person work study job shadows with a mentor working in your chosen field. "GETTING THE JOB" Saturday, November 5, 2022 "BUILDING YOUR PERSONA" Saturday, December 3, 2022

Discover your potential, meet new friends and adult mentors, share your experiences, and be a role model for younger girls! These awesome opportunities for older Girl Scouts will help you focus on a successful future. Bring your Girl Scouts Give Back Passport to collect stamps and earn cool prizes!

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"BANKING ON YOUR FUTURE" Saturday, February 11, 2023 "THE BIG PICTURE" Saturday, March 11, 2023 GRADUATION Saturday, April 1, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 3 – 6 p.m. Apply by: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes activities, supplies, snacks, and the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship upon program completion

Real Life Academy Applications The Real Life Academy Application will be available on September 1, 2022. All applications can be found on our website under Programs > T'weens & Teens.


NEW! Girl Empowerment Series Global Citizenship

Leadership

Grades 9-12 SA Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Thursday, April 6, 2023

Grades 6-12 Saturday, November 12, 2022

Are you interested in global issues such as caring for the environment, gender equality, educational access for girls, ending child marriage, and more? Then the Global Citizenship program is the right fit for you! This series provides an opportunity to explore global themes that impact girls worldwide and looks at innovative solutions to address them. Strengthen your problemsolving skills and learn how to take action and become a changemaker. Over the course of the year, we will meet virtually to discuss these important issues and choose one to explore more deeply. Together we will plan and lead a weekend summit for middle-school Girl Scouts in the summer of 2023 to share our knowledge and help them explore the topic, too. Meetings: • Thursday, October 6, 2022 • Thursday, December 8, 2022 • Thursday, February 9, 2023 • Thursday, April 6, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 7 – 9 p.m. Register by: Saturday, September 17, 2022 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: $10, includes meetings and summit

Mentorship CSA

What does it mean to be a leader? How do you develop leadership skills? How can you elevate your role as a leader to make a lasting difference in your community and beyond? Explore these topics and more when you attend this one-day event. Hear from inspiring speakers, participate in workshops specifically designed for your grade level, and contribute to an impactful community service project as part of Girl Scouts Give Back. Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register by: Monday, October 10, 2022 Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, breakfast, lunch, snack, and T-shirt Adult Cost: $15, includes activities, supplies, breakfast, lunch, snack, and T-shirt

Grades 9-12 Wednesday, July 26, 2023 – Sunday, July 30, 2023

SA

Be part of a unique mentoring experience in a camp setting. You’ll be matched with a mentor during the camp—our mentors are inspiring women from a variety of professional backgrounds. Enjoy challenging and fun adventures with your mentor such as the adventure course, 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! Arrival/Departure: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. Sunday Apply by: Monday, May 1, 2023 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Entrepreneurship Grades 9-12 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 – Friday, June 23, 2023

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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 and develop your sense of self. Visit local entrepreneurs to learn how they got started and participate in your own small business challenge. Arrival/Departure: 2 p.m. Wednesday – 2 p.m. Friday Apply by: Monday, May 1, 2023 Location: University of Nebraska Omaha, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Girl Empowerment Series Applications Girl Empowerment Series applications will be available on February 1, 2023. All applications can be found on our website under Programs > T'weens & Teens.

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Girl Scout Girl Awards Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue you care about. Whether you want to plant a community garden at your school and inspire others to eat healthy for your Bronze, advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold, you’ll inspire others (and yourself ).

Girl Scout Bronze Award GIRL SCOUT JUNIORS (GRADES 4-5) The Bronze Award is a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you’ll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work together to make a difference. Visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/Bronze to find Bronze Award guidelines and submit intent forms and final reports. Submitting the Girl Award Intent Form allows us to follow your progress, share helpful information, and send deadline reminders. 1. Submit a Girl Award Intent Form. 2. Complete project. 3. Submit Bronze Award Final Report (one final report should be submitted per award project).

Girl Scout Silver Award GIRL SCOUT CADETTES (GRADES 6-8) Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a positive change? Earning the Silver Award—the highest honor for Cadettes— gives you the chance to show that you are an organized, determined, and dedicated leader. Visit www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/Silver to find Silver Award guidelines and submit intent forms and final reports. Submitting the Girl Award Intent Form allows us to follow your progress, share helpful information, and send deadline reminders. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Submit Girl Award Intent Form. Complete project. Fill out Silver Award Time Log and Reflection (one per girl). Submit Silver Award Final Report (one final report should be submitted per award project).

Bronze & Silver Award Deadlines THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 Deadline for girls to complete their project and submit the final report for recognition at a 2023 Girl Awards ceremony. Girls who submit the final report after March 31, 2023, will be recognized at a 2024 Girl Awards ceremony. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 Deadline for girls bridging to the next level to complete their project and submit the final report.

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Girl Scout Gold Award GIRL SCOUT SENIORS AND AMBASSADORS (GRADES 9-12) 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. The Gold Award is viewed by admissions counselors with great regard; you will be eligible for additional college scholarships; and every young woman who earns Gold is eligible to move up one military rank. SEVEN STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO EARN THE GOLD AWARD: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Choose an issue you care about. Investigate your issue. Get help and build a team. Create a plan. Present your plan and get feedback. Take action. Educate and inspire.

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 Spirit of Nebraska Gold Award Committee. Girl Award ceremonies are held each year in May and June. Look for ceremony details in the 2023 Girl's Guide to Summer Fun, coming in December. For more information about any of these awards, contact Member Support at 402.558.8189 or email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

Pat Meyer Nebraska Gold Award Girl Scout of Distinction Award We invite girls who earn their Gold Award to apply for the Pat Meyer Nebraska Gold Award Girl Scout of Distinction recognition. At least three applicants will be chosen, and each will receive a plaque, a college scholarship, and a lifetime Girl Scout membership, all provided by Pat Meyer’s family in her honor.

Additional Scholarships and Recognition There are additional scholarship opportunities available for Ambassador Girl Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts. Go to GirlScoutsNebraska.org and search “scholarship” for deadlines, requirements, and application processes.

Do You Want to Earn a Girl Award? Thinking about earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Check out our Girl Award Workshops listed on page 76 then submit a Girl Award Intent Form* at the beginning of your Girl Award project. This enables us to provide encouragement, support, and share important information regarding your project. *Found at www.GirlScoutsNebraska.org/HighestAwards.

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Girl Award Workshops Jump start your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award by attending a Girl Award workshop! These workshops will help you understand each step of the award process so you can change the world with confidence! Bronze Award Workshops Grades 4-5 Tuesday, November 15, 2022; Tuesday, March 14, 2023; Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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Brainstorm project ideas and jump start your Bronze Award during this fun and informative workshop! Learn about the award process, get your questions answered, and leave ready to start! Adult supervision is required. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, November 7, 2022 TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, March 6, 2023 TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 6 – 7 p.m. Register by: Monday, August 14, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities

Gold Award Workshops Grades 9-12 Thursday, October 13, 2022; Thursday, January 12, 2023; Thursday, March 16, 2023; Thursday, August 17, 2023

Gold Award Summit A

Brainstorm project ideas and jump start your Gold Award during this fun and informative workshop! Learn about the award process, get your questions answered, and leave ready to start! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022 Register by: Thursday, October 6, 2022 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023 Register by: Thursday, January 5, 2023 THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 Register by: Thursday, March 9, 2023 THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2023 Register by: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities

Grades 9-12 Saturday, August 19, 2023

Join us for our first Gold Award Summit! Hear all about the Gold Award process from Gold Award Committee members, spend time brainstorming with other Seniors and Ambassadors pursuing their Gold Award, and connect with organizations that want to work with Girl Scouts on Gold Award projects or support their efforts. Gain tips on how to raise funds for your project, learn how to get started on the GoGold website, and take home some Gold Award swag! Arrival/Departure: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register by: Saturday, August 5, 2023 Location: GSSN Omaha Service Center, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha Girl Cost: $10, includes activities, supplies, and snack Adult Cost: $5, includes activities and snack

Silver Award Workshops Grades 6-8 C Wednesday, November 16, 2022; Thursday, March 16, 2023; Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Brainstorm project ideas and jump start your Silver Award during this fun and informative workshop! Learn about the award process, get your questions answered, and leave ready to start! Adult supervision is required. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022 Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, November 7, 2022 THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, March 6, 2023 TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2023 Arrival/Departure: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Register by: Monday, August 14, 2023 Location: Virtual Girl Cost: FREE, includes activities

Take Action Project Ideas If you are looking for Bronze, Silver, or Gold Take Action project ideas, start conversations! Maybe a family member has a health concern? Maybe they saw something that made an impact on their lives? Does hearing their story inspire you? Another idea is to try community mapping! You might discover a community need that would make a great Take Action project. Learn more about community mapping in these Girl Scout Journey books: • GIRLtopia: pages 90–93 • BREATHE: pages 58–60 • Agent of Change: pages 70–77

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Girl Award Journeys GIRL AWARD JOURNEY

LOCATION

DATE(S)

LEVEL

AWARD

Ambassador Justice Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

December 4, 2022

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Gold

Mission: Sisterhood Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

November 19, 2022

S

Gold

Breathe Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

January 7, 2023

C

Silver

aMUSE Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

January 28, 2023

J

Bronze

aMAZE! Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

April 15, 2023

C

Silver

GIRLtopia Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

April 15, 2023

S

Gold

Junior Agent of Change Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

April 29, 2023

J

Bronze

Girl Learning Opportunities Program Aide Learning Sessions Grades 6-12 Saturday, September 24, 2022; Saturday, October 8, 2022; Saturday, November 5, 2022; Saturday, November 19, 2022; Friday, December 2, 2022 – Saturday, December 3, 2022; Saturday, March 25, 2023; Saturday, April 1, 2023; Saturday, April 29, 2023

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 (PA)! 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. A Program Aide Learning Certificate and T-shirt are awarded at the end of the learning session. The Program Aide Certificate of Completion and pin are awarded at the end of six PA experiences. To become a certified PA, you must: • Be a registered Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador. • Attend a Program Aide Learning Session. • Work directly with Daisies, Brownies, and/or Juniors through six Program Aide experiences.

SATURDAY SESSIONS Saturday, September 24, 2022 Register by: Sunday, September 11, 2022 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Saturday, October 8, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Location: St. Patrick's Assumption Arena, 340 Cedar St., Chadron Saturday, November 5, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island Saturday, November 19, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln Saturday, March 25, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1102 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk Saturday, April 1, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Location: Hilltop House, Lincoln

supplies, tote bag, snacks, and T-shirt FRIDAY – SATURDAY (OVERNIGHT) SESSIONS Friday, December 2, 2022 – Saturday, December 3, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Location: Camp Crossed Arrows, Nickerson Friday, December 2, 2022 – Saturday, December 3, 2022 Register by: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte Arrival/Departure: 6:30 p.m. Friday – 12 p.m. Saturday Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, supplies, tote bag, snacks, breakfast, and T-shirt To learn more and to register for a PA learning session, visit the Program Calendar on our website.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 Register by: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Location: Camp Maha, Papillion Arrival/Departure: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Girl Cost: $30, includes activities, lunch,

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Our Structure To help us manage 13,000 members each year, our council is split into 79 Service Units. Service Units and Service Unit volunteers play an important role in delivering the GSLE throughout our state. Troops and members are organized into their local Service Unit by their county and ZIP code.

Volunteers

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Are you ready to change the world? No matter how much time you have to give to Girl Scouts, you can make an impact. Whether you are interested in being a co-leader, adult support, cookie mom (or dad), trainer, mentor, or friend, we will find a role that suits your skills and interests.

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Volunteers are the heart of our organization!

1 NATIONAL ORGANIZATION Girl Scouts of the USA is the national organization supporting local Girl Scout councils. 2 LOCAL COUNCILS Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that fundraises to operate programs and camps for girls in Nebraska and Carter Lake, Iowa. 3 SERVICE UNITS Within our council are Service Units, entities governed by our council policies but managed by adult volunteers who support the day-to-day operations of troops. 4 TROOPS Troops are groups of girls matched with adult volunteers who have successfully completed a background screen.


Ways to Volunteer Be one of the nearly 3 million enthusiastic Girl Scout members who are discovering what it takes to make a difference in their community! Experience the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Become a Girl Scout volunteer. Here are just a few of the many volunteer roles from which you can choose... • • • • • •

Troop Co-Leader – Lead a troop/group with help from other adults; become a role model for girls. Troop Cookie/Fall Product Manager – Coordinate product programs at the troop level. Troop Treasurer – Maintain troop bank accounts and financial records. Troop Adult Support – Assist with driving, planning, snacks, and more. Service Unit Volunteer – Mentor other Girl Scout adult volunteers. Event Volunteer – Share your skills at a council or Service Unit event.

SERVICE UNIT ROLES Interested in volunteering, but not in a troop role? Volunteering with your local Service Unit may be for you! Our Service Units have roles that impact our girls, but you do not work directly with them. Work with other adults to provide a better experience for girls—help plan an event in your area, recruit girls at your local schools, or keep track of finances. We always need new ideas to help grow Girl Scouting in Nebraska and your area! Volunteering does not require a long-term commitment—volunteer for one event, one meeting, or one year in one of the Service Unit positions. Visit our website for more complete information about volunteering with Girl Scouts.

Volunteer Training Troop Co-Leader Training Requirements To get started as a co-leader, the following trainings are required and must be taken within the first month of meeting with your troop. Trainings are recommended for ALL Girl Scout volunteer roles! Find all volunteer trainings on our website under “Volunteer Resources.” TRAINING NAME

LOCATION

LENGTH

1 "Welcome to Spirit of Nebraska" A short introduction to our council.

Online

17 Minutes

2 "Co-Leader Basics" Everything you need to know to be a successful co-leader.

Online

22 Minutes

3 "New Co-Leader Orientation" Learn more about your role with your Troop Support Specialist.

Phone/In-Person

(varies)

4 "Explore Out" Essentials guide for safely taking girls outside your meeting place.

Online

(varies)

5 "Troop Finance Webinar" Learn to manage troop funds and keep finances on track.

Online

16 Minutes

6 "Girl Scout Outcomes" Learn how to provide the GLSE and the intended outcomes.

Online

34 Minutes

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Additional Training Opportunities to Learn More About Girl Scouting While these trainings and opportunities aren’t required, they are loaded with helpful information that will expand your Girl Scouts knowledge! 1. Service Unit and Volunteer Meetings—Join your Troop Support Specialist for Volunteer Meetings! Held three times a year, these gatherings are a space to meet staff, network with fellow volunteers, stay updated on council happenings, and learn about opportunities and resources. Your Service Unit’s meetings also provide an environment to connect and learn with others. 2. gsLearn—Girl Scouts of the USA’s online learning platform designed for consistent and convenient training of volunteers across the global Girl Scout movement hosts several trainings for continued learning for Girl Scout volunteers. Trainings include using the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), grade level essentials, leading virtual meetings, and more! Access gsLearn through your MY GS account. Let us know you have completed the trainings by filling out the Volunteer Online Training Report, found on our website under "Forms."

Outdoor Training Requirements Please review the Outdoor Training progression chart below. A new Camp Out (Basic) online recertification option is now available. Visit our website under Volunteer Resources > Volunteer Training > Outdoor Training, for details and registration instructions. STEP 1 (REQUIRED)

STEP 2 (OPTIONAL)

STEP 3 (REQUIRED)

STEP 4 (OPTIONAL)

"Explore Out" Online

"Girl Scouts in the Outdoors" Online

"Camp Out (Basic)" In Person or Renew Online

"Camp Out (Plus)" Online

Read before traveling away from the typical troop meeting location.

This module from GSUSA will introduce troop co-leaders how to begin sharing the outdoors with their troop.

Complete before taking girls on an outdoor adventure that includes fire building and/or outdoor cooking. Explore Out is a prerequisite.

Online videos and webinars to enhance your camp out adventure.

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Volunteer Resources Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Try the Volunteer Toolkit! It’s a digital planning tool that helps you make the most of every troop meeting, saving you time and helping you plan. The VTK includes meeting plans that are created with step-by-step instructions for each meeting activity. This means you get a full year of Girl Scouts right on your electronic device! Want to do your own thing? You can! Each meeting plan is fully customizable.

VTK Tips 1. USE THE VTK TO BEST FIT YOUR NEEDS There are plenty of resources and tools in the VTK, but not every troop will use everything available. And that’s ok! Use it for what you need. 2. REGISTER FOR COUNCIL ACTIVITIES Register girls for council activities by clicking “Manage Activity” in the Year plan tab! 3. A ONE STOP RESOURCE The VTK provides the most comprehensive collection of badge and journey resources, right at your fingertips! 4. ORGANIZE YOUR TROOP ROSTER You can find troop rosters and parent/guardian contact info for each girl in the My Troop Tab. 5. GET PARENTS INVOLVED Encourage parents to stay engaged with their girls’ experiences by getting on the VTK to view the year plan and meeting agendas. Also, send customizable, pre-populated emails to parents to share the year plan, remind them of upcoming meetings, and share other important information. 6. GET GIRLS OUTSIDE Tree icons next to agenda items in the Meeting Plan tab turn that activity into an outdoor experience. 7. NEW AND IMPROVED! Functioning and format have been updated to be more intuitive and easier to operate.

Other Volunteer Resources Our website, GirlScoutsNebraska.org, is your primary resource and portal to: • • • • • • • •

Troop Co-Leader and Outdoor Training Safety Activity Checkpoints Blueprint for Leading Virtual Meetings Important Forms Program Calendar Planning Resources Council Publications Social Media Links and Toolkits

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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 our Member Support Team: BY PHONE Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (Central) 800.695.6690

BY EMAIL MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org

NOTE: Voicemails left after business hours will be returned on the next business day in the order that they were received. Member Support will be closed on holidays.

Financial Aid Every girl deserves the opportunity to experience the lifelong, leadership building benefits of Girl Scouts, regardless of their financial situation. Each year, we invest significant resources to ensure all girls can become Girl Scout members. Our financial aid funds extend the hand of sisterhood to girls unable to afford the basic costs of Girl Scouts: membership fees, uniforms or books, and programs that ignite their confidence to change the world. Troop dues may be requested for new troops (created in the current membership year) at a one-time payment of $10 per girl. Registered troop co-leaders may request aid for GSUSA program materials for the troop’s grade level. To request financial aid for new troop materials, and/or membership dues and/ or program fees, search “financial aid” on our website.

Show Your Attitude of Gratitude Showing appreciation and gratitude for volunteers is a must. After all, your volunteers are AMAZING, and Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them! Explore the meaning of appreciation and giving back. Learn how to apply gratitude in your life and pay it forward in the lives of others. Find ways to show thanks to the volunteers who make Girl Scouting awesome. Discover your courage, confidence, and character by showing your Attitude of Gratitude! This patch program will teach girls what appreciation is, what helpers do, and how to show gratitude in large and small ways through the Three Leadership Keys of Discover, Connect, and Take Action. Girls who complete this program will receive the Attitude of Gratitude patch (while supplies last). Find instructions and the qualification form at www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/appreciation.

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Volunteer Appreciation Every day, Girl Scout volunteers help girls blossom into their true potential by providing experiences that allow them to pursue their interests, passions, causes, and the leadership roles into which they can grow. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, girls are standing up, standing out, and standing tall! Thank your awesome volunteer—here are some ways to show your gratitude: • Create a handmade card. • Treat that special volunteer to lunch and tell them how much they mean to you. • Take a group picture of the girls in your troop and decorate a frame to give to your co-leader. • Complete the Attitude of Gratitude Patch Program and earn a free patch (see previous page). • Recognize volunteers who go above-and-beyond with a Volunteer Award. See more ways to thank your volunteer at www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/appreciation.

Volunteer Awards Formally recognize volunteers and community partners for outstanding contributions that make a significant impact on girls and our council. Volunteer awards include Girl Scout Spirit of Nebraska awards and Girl Scouts of the USA national awards. • Years of Volunteer Service • Friends of Camp Award • Spirit of Girl Scouting, Community Benefactor Award • Helpful Adult Award • Volunteer of Excellence Award • President’s Award • Appreciation Pin • Honor Pin • Thanks Badge I and II • Carolyn Sloan Spirit of Nebraska Award Nominations are open through December 15 of each membership year. Recipients will be recognized the following spring. Volunteer Information | 83


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SOARING HAWK ZIP LINE TOUR

Nebraska’s first multi-station zip line tour is now open at Camp Crossed Arrows! Open to the public and to Girl Scouts, the Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour sends riders careening across prairies and through the woods. The new attraction gives thrill-seekers a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking Elkhorn River Valley at speeds up to 30 mph. Book your high-flying adventure today!

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Family Partnership Campaign Your investment brings Girl Scouting to more Nebraska girls! With your support, we can provide girls a place to discover their passions, find their voices, and create a positive impact in their communities. Family Partnership gifts may be made with your Girl Scout membership form or online. Gifts of $25 or more will receive a patch! Sibling patches are available with additional $5 gifts. Email MemberSupport@ girlscoutsnebraska.org or call 800.695.6690 with questions. Donate today at GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

PROUD GIRL SCOUT FAMILY

SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA 2022

Community Outreach More than 3,000 girls depend upon financial aid and our community outreach efforts to support their Girl Scout experience. Without the support of grant funding, public and private donations, and our dedicated outreach volunteers, we would not have the resources necessary to provide Girl Scouts to the girls who need us most. Visit our website at GirlScoutsNebraska.org to view a list of community outreach sites, including: y Columbus y Kearney y Norfolk y Ogallala y Fremont y Lexington y North Platte y Schuyler y Grand Island y Lincoln y Omaha y Scottsbluff For more information about the community outreach program, volunteering, or offering monetary support, please contact MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

Thank you for all you do for our girls!


Registration & Information ABOUT THE ANNUAL PROGRAM BOOK

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION

This Annual Program Book is filled with events, travel programs, camps, resources, and helpful information. We mail one program book per Girl Scout member household, so please share it with everyone in the house! A digital copy is also available online. Keep this program guide as a reference until the end of September 2023. 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!

Confirmation of registrations will be emailed to the email address on file when your payment is processed. To confirm/update your email address on file, please review your profile prior to registering for events. If you need assistance updating your contact information, please email MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska. org. You will also receive an email reminder approximately one week prior to the program, with additional information such as directions, what to wear, emergency contact numbers, etc.

HOW TO BECOME A GIRL SCOUT MEMBER

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY*

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 path, just right for you. See page 8 for more information.

Refunds will be granted under the following conditions:

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

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!* 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. Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Travel Bucks, and Program Credits may not be used for program deposits. Online (preferred) – Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to secure your spot. Online payment methods are bank debit cards or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX). Register for programs via the online Program Calendar or your MY GS account on our website. Mail – You may mail program registration forms*. Accepted mail payment options are checks, debit cards, credit cards, Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Travel Bucks, and Program Credits. Mail to: Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Attn: Registrations, 2121 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68105. Please note that it may take up to two weeks to process your paper registration form. *Program registration opens August 24, 2022. FINANCIAL AID Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Register for the event online and choose "Financial Aid" as your payment type. Then complete the Financial Aid Application found on our website. You will be notified within one week if your request was approved and the amount granted. You will be responsible for paying the remaining fee by the registration deadline.

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y The refund request is received before

the cancellation deadline (found in the event details in your MY GS account).

y Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska cancels the program. y The girl or family moves away from the area. y A physician confirms that the registrant

is physically unable to participate.

All requests for refunds/cancellations must be emailed to MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org before the cancellation deadline. Refund requests must include the participant’s name and address, the program name, date, and the reason for the refund/cancellation request. Allow up to six weeks for refunds. Refunds will be issued to whom the payment was received from. *Travel Refunds – see policy on page 49. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. ATTENDEE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FORMS An Attendee Health Form is required for girls attending any camp or travel program. It must be completed by the 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. Overnights – For girls attending overnight programs of three or more nights, the 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. Camp Programs – For girls attending summer camp programs, parents/guardians must complete the Attendee Health Form and Physical Examination Form online. Detailed information will be emailed to participants upon registration.


Non-Camp Programs – For travel and all other applicable non-camp programs, parents/guardians may be required to complete the Attendee Health Form and Physical Examination Form. Details will be emailed to participants after the registration deadline.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Service Centers, Camps, and Properties B

SAFETY ACTIVITY CHECKPOINTS When preparing for any activity with girls, begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints found on our website under Volunteer Resources > Support Materials.

1

BACKGROUND SCREENING

4 A

2

3, C

E

6 F D 5 G

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

SERVICE CENTERS

CAMPS & PROPERTIES

CELL PHONE & ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE AT CAMP

1

Ogallala Service Center * 302 West D St. Ogallala, NE 69153

A

Lakeview Cabin 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr. North Platte, NE 69101

2

Kearney Service Center* 2412 Hwy. 30 East, Ste. 1 Kearney, NE 68847

B

Hidden Oaks Cabin Valentine City Park Valentine, NE 69201

3

Grand Island Service Center 2400 E. Wildwood Dr. Grand Island, NE 68801

C

Camp Cosmo 2400 E. Wildwood Dr. Grand Island, NE 68801

4

Columbus Service Center 1570 33rd Ave. Columbus, NE 68601

D

Hilltop House 1320 Hilltop Plz. Lincoln, NE 68521

5

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

E

Camp Crossed Arrows 12997 County Rd. P1 Nickerson, NE 68044

6

Omaha Service Center* 2121 S. 44th St. Omaha, NE 68105

F

Camp Maha 17114 S. 63rd St. Papillion, NE 68133

G

Camp Catron 609 N. 60th Rd. Nebraska City, NE 68410

For council-sponsored camp programs, please leave all cell phones or other electronic devices at home. Their use at camp often causes increased homesickness or other issues. If there is an emergency, program staff will immediately contact the girl’s parent or caregiver. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is not responsible for any lost or stolen electronic devices. SPECIAL NEEDS For questions about specific needs or to request special accommodations, please contact Member Support. REGISTERED AS A GIRL SCOUT IN ANOTHER COUNCIL? Not a problem! You can still attend Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska programs. Register online through your MY GS account, change the filters to look within Nebraska ZIP codes. SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! Thank you everyone who contributed photos to this publication. If you would like to submit your photos for future publications, email them to marketing@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

* Service Center includes Juliette's Boutique store

FOR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT OUR MEMBER SUPPORT TEAM MemberSupport@girlscoutsnebraska.org 800.695.6690

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How to Register for a Program Online Registering online is the quickest way to reserve your spot in the program you want to attend. Here are some tips to help you get started! • You can view programs you are registered for and past events you attended in the My Events tab of your MY GS account. You can also easily see if you still owe a balance on any program registration fees. • Troop co-leaders can register family members and troop members for programs. • You can let us know if you want to pay via Program Credit, Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Travel Bucks, or financial aid – though more action is still required: • NOTE: Your spot won’t be saved until the program registration fee is paid in full, or the deposit is paid (on applicable programs). • To process payments using Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, or Travel Bucks, please call Member Support. • To apply program credits, the original paper program credit must be mailed to 2121 S 44th St., ATTN: Registrar, Omaha, NE 68106, with the program name noted. • If applying for financial aid, register online for the program first, then complete the Financial Aid Application found on our website by searching “financial aid.” • Some programs have required documents and additional information for registrants. To check if this applies to you, return to the program in you My Events tab and see “Additional Documents.”

Have Questions or Need Help? Contact us! Our Member Support team makes it easy to get your Girl Scout questions answered. We are focused on providing helpful information quickly and efficiently. Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) 800.695.6690 Email MemberSupport@ girlscoutsnebraska.org Voicemails left after business hours will be returned in the order they were received on the next business day. Member Support will be closed on holidays.


Programs at-a-Glance PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

PAGE

A Christmas Carol

Omaha

12/04/22

11/02/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

A Virtual Tour of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Virtual

01/13/23

12/28/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

All Tied Up

Grand Island

01/08/23

12/21/22

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

60

Ambassador Eco Advocate

Omaha

11/05/22

10/01/22

$28

19

Ambassador Justice Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

12/04/22

11/20/22

$15

22

Annie

Omaha

11/13/22

09/13/22

$84

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

20

Archeologists and Excavators

Papillion

04/30/23

04/14/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

35

Arctic Explorer

Nebraska City

01/28/23

01/14/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

58

Arctic Explorer

Nickerson

01/29/23

01/14/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

62

Arctic Explorer

Papillion

01/22/23

01/07/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

artVenture 2023 Collaborations

Statewide

12/01/23 – 03/31/23

12/01/22

varies

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

38

Autumn Art and Pumpkin Potage

Nickerson

11/12/22

10/29/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

62

Babysitting 101

Lincoln

10/15/22

09/30/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Backyard Bird Count

Virtual

02/13/23 – 02/23/23

02/13/23

$6

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

Badge Day at the Hastings Museum

Hastings

01/14/23

12/31/22

$13

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

Baked It!

North Platte

03/11/23

02/26/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

30

Be Kind to Your Mind

Papillion

03/04/23

02/18/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

Beauty and the Beast

Omaha

06/10/23

05/12/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Behind the Curtain

Omaha

03/11/23

02/24/23

$22

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

30

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

Chadron

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

Kearney

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

Lincoln

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

North Platte

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

Omaha

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Beyond Our World Astronomy Club

Virtual

10/23/22 – 04/16/23

03/31/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

42

Breads Around the World – Brazil

Virtual

02/19/23

02/05/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

17

Breads Around the World – Germany

Virtual

10/23/22

10/09/22

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

17

Breads Around the World – Ireland

Virtual

12/18/22

12/04/22

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

17

Bronze Award Workshop

Virtual

11/15/22

11/07/22

FREE

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Bronze Award Workshop

Virtual

03/14/23

03/06/23

FREE

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PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

Bronze Award Workshop

Virtual

08/22/23

08/14/23

FREE

Brownie Badge Bonanza Overnight

North Platte

12/03/22 – 12/04/22

11/20/22

$25

21

Brownie Eco Friend

Omaha

11/05/22

10/01/22

$28

19

Brownie Money Manager

Lincoln

01/28/23

01/13/23

$32

27

Brownie Robotics Day

Lincoln

03/04/23

02/17/23

$60

29

Brownie Space Science Adventurer

Lincoln

02/04/23

01/20/23

$32

27

Butterflies and Fairy Houses

Lincoln

05/20/23

05/05/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms

Nebraska City

04/22/23

04/08/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

58

Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms

Papillion

04/15/23

04/01/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

Cadette aMAZE! Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

04/15/23

03/24/23

$15

33

Cadette Archery and Wildlife Conservation

Lincoln

02/18/23

02/04/23

$15

67

Cadette Breathe Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

01/07/23

12/09/22

$15

23

Cadette Eco Trekker

Omaha

11/05/22

10/01/22

$28

19

Cadettes! Choose Your Adventure Trip 2023!

North Platte

08/03/23

02/01/23

$325

51

Camp Catron Fall Fest

Nebraska City

10/16/22

10/01/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

58

Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest

Nickerson

10/15/22

10/01/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

62

Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest: Zipline After Dark

Nickerson

10/15/22

10/01/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

62

Camp Gourmet: Dutch Oven Cooking

Lincoln

11/05/22

10/22/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

59

Camp Maha Fall Fest

Papillion

10/23/22

10/07/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

64

Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Crossed Arrows

Nickerson

03/18/23

03/04/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

63

Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Maha

Papillion

03/12/23

02/26/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

Celebrating Women Making History

Virtual

03/18/23

03/10/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

31

Challenge and Shoot

Grand Island

05/20/23

05/10/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

61

Chopped

Nickerson

09/09/23

08/25/23

$16

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

37

Chopped: Camp Edition

Grand Island

08/11/23 – 08/12/23

08/02/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

61

Cinderella

Omaha

12/03/22

11/04/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

Cinderella

Omaha

12/04/22

11/04/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

Climb to New Heights!

Kearney

12/10/22

11/30/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

Cookie Business Badge-a-Palooza

Alliance

12/10/22

11/27/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Kearney

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Lincoln

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

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PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

PAGE

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Norfolk

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

North Platte

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Omaha

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Scottsbluff

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Valentine

01/20/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cookie Kick-Off Party

Wahoo

01/21/23

01/08/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

Cosmic Glow Archery

Lincoln

02/11/23

01/28/23

$15

⚬ ⚬

67

Creations on Canvas

North Platte

11/11/22

10/30/22

$25

⚬ ⚬

20

Cupcake Wars

Alliance

03/11/23

02/26/23

$20

Cupid Crew

Virtual

01/27/23 – 02/14/23

02/13/23

Daisy Eco Learner

Omaha

11/05/22

Daisy Money Counts

Lincoln

Daisy Robotics Day

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

30

$6

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

10/01/22

$28

19

01/28/23

01/13/23

$32

26

Lincoln

03/25/23

03/10/23

$60

29

Daisy Space Science Explorer

Lincoln

02/11/23

01/27/23

$32

27

Destination Travel Workshop

Virtual

12/12/22

12/05/22

FREE

Discover Science in Nature

Papillion

05/06/23

04/21/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Disney Lip Sync Battle

North Platte

03/25/23

03/12/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

32

DIY Terrariums: Air Plants

Papillion

10/15/22

09/30/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

DIY Terrariums: Succulents

Papillion

10/15/22

09/30/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Earth Day Extravaganza

Papillion

04/22/23

04/08/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

34

Explore Camp Catron

Nebraska City

05/06/23

04/22/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

59

Explore Camp Catron: Eugene's Adventure Course

Nebraska City

05/06/23

04/22/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

59

Explore Camp Cosmo

Grand Island

05/06/23

04/22/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

61

Explore Camp Crossed Arrows

Nickerson

05/07/23

04/23/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

63

Explore Camp Crossed Arrows: Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour

Nickerson

05/07/23

04/23/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

63

Explore Camp Maha

Papillion

05/13/23

04/29/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

Explore Lakeview Cabin

North Platte

05/06/23

04/23/23

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

66

Explore With Your Senses

Lincoln

05/06/23

04/21/23

$25

36

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Braunschweig, Germany

Omaha

12/10/22

11/26/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Naas, Ireland

Papillion

03/11/23

02/25/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Shizuoka, Japan

Papillion

10/08/22

09/24/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

50

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PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Siauliai, Lithuania

Papillion

11/12/22

10/29/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Tantai, China

Omaha

01/14/23

12/31/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Exploring Omaha's Sister Cities – Xalapa, Mexico

Papillion

02/11/23

01/28/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Fighting Spirit: Self-Defense Course

Lincoln

04/15/23

04/01/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

32

Fighting Spirit: Self-Defense Course

Omaha

05/13/23

04/29/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

32

Foodie

Papillion

11/05/22

10/21/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

19

From Trash to Treasure

Papillion

04/15/23

03/31/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

33

Frozen

Omaha

04/30/23

03/02/23

$96

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

35

Fun With Flags

Nebraska City

09/11/22

08/28/22

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

14

Fun, Frost, and Fishing

North Platte

01/13/23 – 01/15/23

01/01/23

$40

⚬ ⚬

66

Galentine Overnight Palooza!

Columbus

02/10/23 – 02/11/23

01/30/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

27

Ghost Hunt at the Buffalo Bill Ranch

North Platte

05/05/23 – 05/06/23

04/23/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

66

Ghost Hunters

Grand Island

10/21/22 – 10/22/22

10/12/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

17

Girl Empowerment Series: Entrepreneurship

Omaha

06/21/23 – 06/23/23

05/01/23

FREE

⚬ ⚬

73

Girl Empowerment Series: Global Citizenship

Virtual

10/06/22

09/17/22

$10

⚬ ⚬

73

Girl Empowerment Series: Leadership

Omaha

11/12/22

10/10/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

73

Girl Empowerment Series: Mentorship

North Platte

07/26/23 – 07/30/23

05/01/23

FREE

⚬ ⚬

73

Girl Scout Crafternoon

Grand Island

04/15/23

04/01/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

33

Girl Scout Fest 2023

Grand Island

03/12/23

02/24/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

31

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Hastings

10/02/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Lincoln

10/01/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Nickerson

10/01/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

North Platte

10/01/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Omaha

10/01/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Scottsbluff

10/01/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off

Valentine

09/30/22

09/18/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Girl Scouts Love Schramm Park

Gretna

03/11/23

02/25/23

$6

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

67

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Statewide

09/10/22

08/24/22

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

67

Girl Scouts Polar Plunge

Kearney

11/20/22

11/09/22

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

21

Girl Scouts Take Flight Series

North Platte

10/03/22 – 10/08/22

09/25/22

$40

Girl Space Explorers

Omaha

11/192022

11/04/22

$13

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PROGRAM NAME

LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

Give for Good

Bridgeport

11/12/22

10/30/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

20

Give for Good

North Platte

11/12/22

10/30/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

20

Give One Get One

Wahoo

12/17/22

12/01/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

Glaze Craze!

North Platte

03/24/23

03/12/23

$25

⚬ ⚬

32

Global Cooking – France

Virtual

03/11/23

02/26/23

$5

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20

Global Cooking – India

Virtual

01/21/23

01/08/23

$5

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20

Global Cooking – Poland

Virtual

11/12/22

10/30/22

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

20

Gold Award Summit

Omaha

08/19/23

08/05/23

$10

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76

Gold Award Workshop

Virtual

10/13/22

10/06/22

FREE

⚬ ⚬

76

Gold Award Workshop

Virtual

01/12/23

01/05/23

FREE

⚬ ⚬

76

Gold Award Workshop

Virtual

03/16/23

03/09/23

FREE

⚬ ⚬

76

Gold Award Workshop

Virtual

08/17/23

08/10/23

FREE

⚬ ⚬

76

Holiday Belay

Omaha

12/10/22

11/25/22

$22

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

22

Holiday Care Package

Columbus

12/11/22

12/01/22

$8

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

I Love Horses

North Platte

06/02/23 – 06/04/23

05/21/23

$90

⚬ ⚬

66

Junior Agent of Change Journey Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

04/29/23

04/03/23

$15

34

Junior aMUSE Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

01/28/23

01/03/23

$15

26

Junior Eco Camper

Omaha

11/05/22

10/01/22

$28

19

Junior Robotics Day

Lincoln

03/11/23

02/24/23

$60

29

Junior Space Science Investigator

Lincoln

02/04/23

01/20/23

$32

27

Legislative Day

Lincoln

03/13/23

02/26/23

$15

Les Misérables

Omaha

03/09/23

01/08/23

$70

Light it Up

Grand Island

04/23/23

04/12/23

$5

Little Women

North Platte

04/23/23

03/26/23

$10

Lost in the Woods

Grand Island

11/13/22

11/02/22

$5

Madagascar

Lincoln

04/15/23

03/17/23

$34

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33

Math in Nature Badge Day

Lincoln

11/19/22

11/04/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

21

May Day Festival

Bridgeport

04/29/23

04/16/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

34

May Day Festival

Hastings

04/29/23

04/16/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

34

May Day Festival

North Platte

04/29/23

04/16/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

34

Meteors and Martian-mellows!

Chadron

10/22/22 – 10/23/22

10/09/22

$18

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Meteors and Martian-mellows!

North Platte

10/22/22 – 10/23/22

10/09/22

$18

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Motion Commotion

North Platte

03/31/23 – 04/01/23

03/19/23

$10

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LOCATION

DATE(S)

REG. BY

GIRL $ D B J C S A F

My Place in the World

Omaha

12/17/22

12/03/22

$10

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21

My Place in the World

Lincoln

11/19/22

11/05/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

21

Nature Journaling and Birding

Nickerson

08/19/23

08/05/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

63

New Moon Party

Lincoln

10/21/22

10/09/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

17

Night at the Museum – Hastings Museum

Hastings

03/18/23 – 03/19/23

03/03/23

$32

⚬ ⚬

31

Night at the Museum – North Platte Area Children's Museum

North Platte

02/10/23 – 02/11/23

01/29/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

27

Night at the Museum – The Museum of the Fur Trade

Chadron

04/22/23 – 04/23/23

04/09/23

$15

34

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Overnight

Omaha

08/12/23 – 08/13/23

07/13/23

$85

Our Chalet and High Adventure in the Alps – Switzerland 2023

Switzerland

TBA (July 2023)

11/01/22

$3,500

Outdoor Art at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha

08/12/23

07/13/23

$28

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

37

Outdoor Art at the Wildlife Safari Park

Ashland

05/06/23

04/06/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

35

Outdoor Art Badge Day

Lincoln

04/15/23

03/31/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

33

Outdoor Art Expo

Chadron

03/25/23

03/12/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

32

Photography at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha

08/12/23

07/13/23

$28

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

37

Photography at the Wildlife Safari Park

Ashland

05/06/23

04/06/23

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

35

Program Aide Learning Session

Chadron

10/08/22

09/28/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Grand Island

11/05/22

10/26/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Lincoln

11/19/22

11/09/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Lincoln

04/01/23

03/22/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Nickerson

12/02/22 – 12/03/22

11/23/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Norfolk

03/25/23

03/15/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

North Platte

12/02/22

11/23/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Papillion

09/24/22

09/11/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Program Aide Learning Session

Papillion

04/29/23

04/19/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

77

Programs on Demand

N/A

10/01/22 – 09/30/23

09/30/23

$10

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Ready, Set, Bow

Columbus

10/14/22

10/02/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Ready, Set, Bow

Columbus

03/24/23

03/05/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

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Ready, Set, Bridge

Alliance

05/06/23

04/23/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Ready, Set, Bridge

Columbus

05/20/23

05/07/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

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Ready, Set, Bridge

Grand Island

05/21/23

05/07/23

$10

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LOCATION

DATE(S)

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GIRL $ D B J C S A F

Ready, Set, Bridge

Lincoln

05/27/23

05/14/23

$10

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36

Ready, Set, Bridge

North Platte

05/06/23

04/23/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Ready, Set, Bridge

Papillion

05/20/23

05/07/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

36

Ready-Set-Travel Workshop

Virtual

11/14/22

11/07/22

FREE

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

50

Real Life Academy

Virtual

11/05/22 – 04/01/23

10/01/22

FREE

72

Rhythm and Roots

Lincoln

10/22/22

10/07/22

$20

⚬ ⚬

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Salvage with Santa's Elves

North Platte

12/10/22

11/27/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

School of Rock

Omaha

09/24/22

09/01/22

$25

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

15

Senior Eco Explorer

Omaha

11/05/22

10/01/22

$28

19

Senior GIRLtopia Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

04/15/23

03/26/23

$15

33

Senior Mission: Sisterhood Journey-in-a-Day

Virtual

11/19/22

11/06/22

$15

21

Sharpening Your Skills

Grand Island

03/26/23

03/15/23

$5

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60

Shero Camp

Papillion

04/29/23

04/15/23

$12

⚬ ⚬

65

Show Your Girl Scout Spirit: A Girl Scout Gives Back Community Service Project

Virtual

11/18/22 – 12/30/22

12/16/22

$6

Silver Award Workshop

Virtual

11/16/22

11/07/22

FREE

76

Silver Award Workshop

Virtual

03/16/23

03/06/23

FREE

76

Silver Award Workshop

Virtual

08/22/23

08/14/23

FREE

76

Sneak Peek: Spirit of Nebraska Trips

Virtual

02/28/23

02/21/23

FREE

Snow Birder

Nebraska City

01/21/23

01/07/23

$20

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Snowflakes and Sugarplums: The Nutcracker Ballet

Lincoln

12/17/22

12/01/22

$40

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

23

Space Needle or Bust! Seattle 2023

Seattle, WA

07/23/23 – 07/29/23

02/01/23

$1,000

Spirit of Nebraska Lunar Party

Virtual

03/10/23

02/26/23

Spirit of Nebraska Star Party

Virtual

02/17/23

Spirit of Nebraska Adventure Quest 2023

Virtual

Spring Fling Overnight

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$5

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30

02/05/23

$5

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29

08/25/23 – 09/09/23

08/14/23

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

37

Norfolk

04/21/23 – 04/22/23

04/03/23

$16

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

33

Spring Into Nature Camp

North Platte

04/22/23 – 04/23/23

04/02/23

$30

Sweet Scents – March

Tekamah

03/11/23

02/24/23

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

30

Sweet Scents – October

Tekamah

10/15/22

09/28/22

$30

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

16

Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds

Nickerson

02/12/23

01/28/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

63

Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds

Papillion

02/18/23

02/04/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

The Captivating Crossed Arrows Scavenger Hunt

Nickerson

09/24/22

09/09/22

$20

⚬ ⚬

66

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DATE(S)

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GIRL $ D B J C S A F

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

North Platte

09/25/22

09/11/22

$10

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15

The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt!

Grand Island

03/11/23

02/25/23

$8

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30

The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter

Omaha

10/29/22

10/07/22

$20

The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter Lab Assistant

Omaha

10/28/22

10/07/22

$20

The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt

Papillion

09/03/22

08/19/22

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

64

The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt Optional Overnight

Papillion

09/03/22 – 09/04/22

08/19/22

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

64

The Ultimate Camp Challenge

Grand Island

06/04/23 – 06/07/23

05/21/23

$150

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

60

Tree Promise Day

Lincoln

04/22/23

04/07/23

$20

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

34

Valentine Climb

Omaha

02/11/23

01/27/23

$22

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

27

Valentine's Day Soirée

Lincoln

02/04/23

01/20/23

$22

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

27

Wandering Seoul – South Korea 2023

South Korea

TBA (June 2023)

11/01/22

$4,200

⚬ ⚬

51

Water in the World Around Us

Grand Island

04/01/23

03/18/23

$10

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

60

What Binds Us

Papillion

11/05/22

10/21/22

$20

20

What Webb Sees!

North Platte

09/23/22

09/11/22

$10

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Wildlife Conservation and Archery

Lincoln

02/11/23

01/28/23

$15

⚬ ⚬

67

Wildlife Safari Park Overnight

Ashland

05/06/23 – 05/07/23

04/06/23

$52

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

35

Winter Wonderland

Nebraska City

12/03/22

11/19/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

58

Winter Wonderland

Nickerson

12/17/22

12/03/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

62

Winter Wonderland

Papillion

12/10/22

11/26/22

$15

⚬ ⚬ ⚬

65

World Center Tour

Virtual

01/31/23

01/17/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

26

World Thinking Day

Columbus

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

World Thinking Day

Grand Island

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

World Thinking Day

Lincoln

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

World Thinking Day

North Platte

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

World Thinking Day

Omaha

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬ ⚬

29

World Thinking Day

Scottsbluff

02/25/23

02/12/23

$5

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29

Your Mind Matters

Lincoln

03/25/23

03/10/23

$20

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Zoo Bound Overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha

11/05/22 – 11/06/22

10/01/22

$85

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Programs by Location ALLIANCE Cookie Business Badge-a-Palooza .......22 Cupcake Wars ........................................30 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 ASHLAND Outdoor Art at the Wildlife Safari Park ..........................................35 Photography at the Wildlife Safari Park ..........................................35 Wildlife Safari Park Overnight ..............35 BRIDGEPORT Give for Good .........................................20 May Day Festival ....................................34 CHADRON Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Meteors and Martian-mellows! ....... 17, 67 Night at the Museum – The Museum of the Fur Trade .........34 Outdoor Art Expo ..................................32 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 COLUMBUS Galentine Overnight Palooza! ............... 27 Holiday Care Package ............................23 Ready, Set, Bow................................ 16, 32 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 World Thinking Day ..............................29 GRAND ISLAND All Tied Up ..............................................60 Challenge and Shoot.............................. 61 Chopped: Camp Edition ........................ 61 Explore Camp Cosmo ............................ 61 Ghost Hunters .........................................17 Girl Scout Crafternoon ..........................33 Girl Scout Fest 2023 ............................... 31 Light It Up ..............................................60 Lost in the Woods ..................................60 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 Sharpening Your Skills ..........................60 The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt! ..............30 The Ultimate Camp Challenge..............60 Water in the World Around Us..............60 World Thinking Day ..............................29 GRETNA Girl Scouts Love Schramm Park ........... 67

HASTINGS Badge Day at the Hastings Museum ....23 Climb to New Heights!...........................22 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 May Day Festival ....................................34 Night at the Museum – Hastings Museum .............................................. 31 KEARNEY Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Girl Scouts Polar Plunge ........................ 21 LINCOLN Babysitting 101 ....................................... 16 Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Brownie Money Manager ...................... 27 Brownie Space Science Adventurer ..... 27 Brownie Robotics Day ...........................29 Butterflies and Fairy Houses ................36 Cadette Archery and Wildlife Conservation ...................................... 67 Camp Gourmet: Dutch Oven Cooking ...............................................59 Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Cosmic Glow Archery ........................... 67 Daisy Money Counts ..............................26 Daisy Robotics Day ................................29 Daisy Space Science Explorer ............... 27 Explore With Your Senses .....................36 Fighting Spirit: Self-Defense Course ....32 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 Junior Robotics Day ..............................29 Junior Space Science Investigator ....... 27 Legislative Day ....................................... 31 Madagascar ............................................33 Math in Nature Badge Day .................... 21 My Place in the World............................ 21 New Moon Party .....................................17 Outdoor Art Badge Day .........................33 Program Aide Learning Sessions ......... 77 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 Rhythm and Roots..................................17 Snowflakes and Sugarplums: The Nutcracker Ballet ........................23 Tree Promise Day...................................34 Valentine’s Day Soirée ........................... 27 Wildlife Conservation and Archery ...... 67 World Thinking Day ..............................29 Your Mind Matters .................................32 NEBRASKA CITY Arctic Explorer .......................................58

Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms ..............58 Camp Catron Fall Fest ...........................58 Explore Camp Catron ............................59 Explore Camp Catron: Eugene’s Adventure Course ..............................59 Fun With Flags ...................................... 14 Snow Birder ...........................................58 Winter Wonderland ...............................58 NICKERSON Autumn Art and Pumpkin Potage .......62 Arctic Explorer .......................................63 Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest ...........62 Camp Crossed Arrows Fall Fest: Zipline After Dark ..............................62 Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Crossed Arrows ..................................63 Explore Camp Crossed Arrows: Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour .............63 Chopped ................................................. 37 Explore Camp Crossed Arrows ............63 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 Nature Journaling and Birding .............63 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds ............63 The Captivating Crossed Arrows Scavenger Hunt ..................................62 Winter Wonderland ...............................62 NORFOLK Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 Spring Fling Overnight ..........................33 NORTH PLATTE Baked It! .................................................30 Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Brownie Badge Bonanza Overnight ..... 21 Cadettes! Choose Your Adventure 2023! ................................ 51 Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Creations on Canvas ..............................20 Disney Lip Sync Battle ..........................32 Explore Lakeview Cabin........................66 Fun, Frost, and Fishing .........................66 Ghost Hunt at the Buffalo Bill Ranch ..............................66 Girl Scouts Take Flight Series ............... 15 Give for Good .........................................20 Glaze Craze! ...........................................32 I Love Horses ..........................................66 Little Women..........................................34 May Day Festival ....................................34

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Meteors and Martian-mellows! .......17, 66 Motion Commotion ...............................32 Night at the Museum – North Platte Area Children’s Museum ................... 27 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 Salvage with Santa’s Elves ....................23 Spring Into Nature Camp ......................66 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ............................................ 15 What Webb Sees! ................................... 14 World Thinking Day ..............................29 OMAHA A Christmas Carol .................................22 Ambassador Eco Advocate ................... 19 Annie.......................................................20 Beauty and the Beast ............................36 Behind the Curtain ................................30 Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Brownie Eco Friend ............................... 19 Cadette Eco Trekker .............................. 19 Cinderella ...............................................22 Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Daisy Eco Learner.................................. 19 Fighting Spirit: Self-Defense Course ....32 Frozen .....................................................35 Girl Empowerment Series: Leadership .......................................... 73 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 Girl Space Explorers .............................. 21 Gold Award Summit .............................. 76 Holiday Belay .........................................22 Junior Eco Camper................................ 19 Les Misérables........................................30 My Place in the World............................ 21 Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Overnight ......................... 37 Outdoor Art at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ................ 37 Photography at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ................ 37 Program Aide Learning Session ........... 77 Senior Eco Explorer ............................... 19 School of Rock ....................................... 15 The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter ........................... 19 The Magic of Chemistry – The Case of the Unsigned Letter Lab Assistant....17 Valentine Climb...................................... 27 World Thinking Day ..............................29 Zoo Bound Overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ..... 19 PAPILLION Archeologists and Excavators...............35 Arctic Explorer .......................................36

98 | Annual Program Book

Be Kind to Your Mind ............................29 Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms ..............65 Camp Maha Fall Fest .............................64 Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Camp Maha ........................................65 Discover Science in Nature ...................36 DIY Terrariums: Air Plants ................... 16 DIY Terrariums: Succulents ................. 16 Foodie ..................................................... 19 Earth Day Extravanganza .....................34 Explore Camp Maha ..............................65 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Braunschweig, Germany ................... 16 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Naas, Ireland ...................................... 16 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Shizuoka, Japan ................................. 16 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Siauliai, Lithuania .............................. 16 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Tantai, China ...................................... 16 Exploring Omaha’s Sister Cities – Xalapa, Mexico ................................... 16 From Trash to Treasure ........................33 Program Aide Learning Sessions ......... 77 Ready, Set, Bridge ..................................36 Shero Camp............................................65 Sweets, Scents, and Soap Suds ............65 The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt ....................................................64 The Marvelous Maha Scavenger Hunt Optional Overnight ...................64 What Binds Us .......................................20 Winter Wonderland ...............................65 SCOTTSBLUFF Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 World Thinking Day ..............................29 TEKAMAH Sweet Scents – March ...........................30 Sweet Scents – October ........................ 16 VALENTINE Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Girl Scouts Give Back Kick-Off ............. 15 WAHOO Cookie Kick-Off Party ...........................26 Give One Get One ...................................23 VIRTUAL A Virtual Tour of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo ..........................................23 Ambassador Justice Journey-in-a-Day...............................22

Backyard Bird Count .............................29 Beyond Our World Astronomy Club.....42 Bronze Award Workshops .................... 76 Cadette aMAZE! Journey-in-a-Day ......33 Cadette Breathe Journey-in-a-Day ......23 Cupid Crew.............................................26 Breads Around the World – Brazil .........17 Breads Around the World – Germany ...17 Breads Around the World – Ireland ......17 Celebrating Women Making History .... 31 Destination Travel Workshop ...............50 Girl Empowerment Series: Entrepreneurship............................... 73 Girl Empowerment Series: Global Citizenship .............................. 73 Girl Empowerment Series: Leadership .......................................... 73 Girl Empowerment Series: Mentorship ......................................... 73 Global Cooking – France .......................20 Global Cooking – India ..........................20 Global Cooking – Poland .......................20 Gold Award Workshops......................... 76 Junior Agent of Change Journey-in-a-Day...............................34 Junior aMUSE Journey-in-a-Day .........26 Ready-Set-Travel Workshop .................50 Real Life Academy ................................. 72 Senior GIRLtopia Journey-in-a-Day.....33 Senior Mission: Sisterhood Journey-in-a-Day............................... 21 Show Your Girl Scout Spirit – A Girl Scout Gives Back Community Service Project ...................................20 Silver Award Workshops ....................... 76 Sneak Peek: Spirit of Nebraska Trips ..50 Spirit of Nebraska Adventure Quest 2023 ......................................... 37 Spirit of Nebraska Lunar Party ............30 Spirit of Nebraska Star Party ...............29 World Center Tour .................................26 STATEWIDE artVenture 2023 Collaborations ...........38 Girl Scouts Love State Parks ................. 67 Programs on Demand ...........................39 NATIONAL Space Needle or Bust! Seattle 2023 ...... 51 INTERNATIONAL Our Chalet and High Adventure in the Alps – Switzerland 2023......... 51 Wandering Seoul – South Korea 2023 ............................... 51



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