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Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

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Contact NameMelissa Murante
Address 2121 S. 44th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone402-558-8189
Website URL www.girlscoutsnebraska...

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




ONE GIRL MAKES A DIFFERENCE. GIRLS TOGETHER CHANGE THE WORLD.

Imagine a new generation of leaders, who lead with principle rather than pride, who step across barriers of class and race, who see the difficult work that needs doing in the world and bring boundless energy to every challenge. They are today’s Girl Scouts. Everywhere you look, every day, in every community across the state, individual Girl Scouts or troops are doing something to make life better for someone.

Community service is at the heart of the Girl Scout experience. It teaches girls to be confident and compassionate citizens, who will make a difference—in their home communities and throughout the world. Girl Scouts bestows awards upon girls who take on community service projects; the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are esteemed honors that girls can achieve as Girl Scouts.


LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES FOR GIRLS ARE WHAT MAKE US UNIQUE.

We help every girl discover what is possible and who she can be, whatever she decides to do. The journey begins with the Girl Scout environment where a girl’s leadership potential blooms. It is where she can be herself and try new things, in an atmosphere that is supported by caring and devoted adults. It is where she can participate in opportunities as varied as the world is large so that she can find and grow into the leadership roles that suit her best.


STAYING FOCUSED ON WHAT GIRLS NEED IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.

Girls now go further than boys in school, but men still go higher in business and government. Women now claim their share of professional and managerial jobs, but the officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies are still 85 percent male and only 15 of these companies have a female CEO. We are making strides, but have a long way to go. By pioneering Girl Scout programs in science and technology, financial literacy, healthy living, environmental leadership and global citizenship, we are staying focused on what makes a strong leader and we can begin to close the leadership gap. This will be their century. Girl Scouts is leading the way.


Giving Opportunities:



  • Establish a Planned Gift A planned gift allows you to build a legacy for future ngirls to benefit from your generosity, and you can choose how you would like to designate your bequest.

     

  • Make an Annual Gift A contribution to our annual campaign provides the funds necessary to keep Girl Scouts the vital and life-changing organization that we are today.

     

  • Attend an Event Come to artVenture, April 15, 2011, at UNO’s Mammel Hall; an auction event featuring amazing works of art created in collaboration between girls and professional artists. Cookin’ with Cookies is December 5, 2011 at Regency Lodge and will be a colossal culinary culmination of Girl Scout Cookies and noted local chefs.

     

  • Purchase Girl Scout Cookies It is the easiest and most delicious way to donate to Girl Scouts. Cookies will return in January and remember…they freeze well.


 


Volunteer opportunities:



  • Leaders and Co-leaders Looking for caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic volunteers to lead troops and help girls discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

     

  • Troop Support Share your special talents and skills with troops or just lend a helping hand.

     

  • Office Support Put your organizational and administrative skills to use helping Girl Scouts behind the scenes.

     

  • Assist at Events and Programs Use your event coordination skills or bring your special talents and interests to our programs to enhance the Girl Scout experience.


 


To volunteer or to donate contact: Melissa Murante, Chief Fund Development Officer

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

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

In 1912, with a group of 18 girls, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts on the principles of community service and commitment to girls. For nearly 100 years, we have been an essential building block in American culture and the world’s preeminent leadership development program for young women. Locally, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is the largest girl-serving organization in the state, supporting more than 24,000 members at eight service centers and six camp properties. 
Cookies and More: Almost everyone has purchased a box (or ten) and many successful women will tell you they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies.  Our cookie program is the premiere business and economic literacy program for girls. It helps them practice valuable life skills, no matter which career path they may choose, but Girl Scouts is so much more than cookies. Through the experience of fun and educational events and programs, camping, field trips and many other activities, Girl Scouts work together with caring adults to discover who they are and reach their full potential.

In 1912, with a group of 18 girls, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts on the principles of community service and commitment to girls. For nearly 100 years, we have been an essential building block in American culture and the world’s preeminent leadership development program for young women. Locally, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is the largest girl-serving organization in the state, supporting more than 24,000 members at eight service centers and six camp properties. Cookies and More: Almost everyone has purchased a box (or ten) and many successful women will tell you they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies.  Our cookie program is the premiere business and economic literacy program for girls. It helps them practice valuable life skills, no matter which career path they may choose, but Girl Scouts is so much more than cookies. Through the experience of fun and educational events and programs, camping, field trips and many other activities, Girl Scouts work together with caring adults to discover who they are and reach their full potential.

Caring for Community: Girl Scouting encourages girls to be socially conscious and of service to their communities. By planning and carrying out projects that benefit the world around them, girls learn that they have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others, thereby enriching their own lives.  
Giving Back to Girls: There is no doubt that when girls participate in Girl Scouting, they make better choices, experience more diversity, develop life skills and acquire the courage necessary to become the leaders who will influence our future. It is also true that without the support of our staff and volunteers, who devote their time and energy, and our generous community, who buy cookies, make donations and keep their arms around us in so many ways, we would not be the dynamic and life-changing organization we are today.

Caring for Community: Girl Scouting encourages girls to be socially conscious and of service to their communities. By planning and carrying out projects that benefit the world around them, girls learn that they have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others, thereby enriching their own lives. Giving Back to Girls: There is no doubt that when girls participate in Girl Scouting, they make better choices, experience more diversity, develop life skills and acquire the courage necessary to become the leaders who will influence our future. It is also true that without the support of our staff and volunteers, who devote their time and energy, and our generous community, who buy cookies, make donations and keep their arms around us in so many ways, we would not be the dynamic and life-changing organization we are today.