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Cookie Construction 2020

AIA Kansas City and its committee, Women in Design, and Girls Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri are excited to bring Cookie Construction for its sixth year to area Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts will work in teams with female professionals from the design industry, over six months, to create structures out of Girl Scout Cookie boxes culminating with a build day in March.

>>See the photos from Cookie Construction Build Day 2019!

Early bird registration - register prior to August 15 (extended from Aug. 1) and save $5 off the registration fee. Space is limited. There will be a max of 5 Kansas City based teams, one Topeka based team and one St. Joseph based team. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration information below. This activity will require multiple meetings prior to the final build, involving all team members. Girl Scouts will have at least one meeting per month to attend as well as some work to do at home in between. For the Kansas City teams, most meetings will take place in downtown Kansas City. Those participating are expected to attend all team meetings. Please review our  frequently asked questions for more information. 

Important Dates:

Cookie Construction Kick-Off Day
September 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camp Prairie Schooner
Girl Scout participants and caregivers will come together for a continental breakfast and meet their fellow team members and professional volunteers.

Architectural Tour
Girl Scout Participants and mentors will take an architectural tour and have a conversation with the one of the lead architects on the design of the facility.  

Build Day
March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Crown Center
Girl Scout participants and their professional volunteers will build their construction and a jury of local architects will choose a top construction based on design and structure.

Tear Down Day
March 28, 2020 10:00 – 10:30 am

Girl Scouts will strike their builds, earn their patches and find out who is the recipient of the People’s Choice Award. Plan to spend the day at Crown Center after tear down is complete!

How to Register:

Before registering, please read the Frequently Asked Questions

This program has been created for individual Girl Scouts who have an interest in design and/or architecture. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form, not troop leaders. 

Cost Per Girl: $20  (register prior to Aug. 15 for only $15 - deadline extended). 
>>Register for a Kansas City, MO/KS team
>>Register for the Topeka, KS team

A confirmation receipt will be provided at the end of the online registration process. The Community Partners team will email additional details prior to the Sept. 14 Cookie Construction Kick-Off.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Additional Information: 

Each team will be provided with cookie boxes. It will be the responsibility of the team to purchase materials needed to assemble and build the structures. 

Parent Volunteers Needed! Each team of Girl Scouts will need two parent volunteers to lead groups on independent structural work. Please contact if you are interested. Volunteers must have a current background check and volunteer application on file with the council. 

Questions? Email Julie Phillips.