Just for Teens

At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. One thing's for sure. Every adventure is another chance to take the lead and make an impact. 

The activities and opportunities below are facilitated by our GSKSMO staff and designed just for Teen Girl Scouts to build upon their Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This list is ever-evolving, so check back often!

Civic Engagement Group

GS Grade Level: Seniors, Ambassadors
Dates: Aug. 14 & 25, Nov. 2 + additional dates TBD
Location: Varies

This special interest group will be comprised of Girl Scouts in 9th-12th grade who are members in the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri council who are passionate about making a difference in world.  This girl-led group will research issues, create action plans, engage the public sector, and learn how to use their voice to speak truth to power.  They will work on multiple civic initiatives, with a variety of elected officials and organizations.  They will also gain firsthand experience with the change process and build relationships with other change makers.  The group will meet in-person and virtually on a regular basis as determined by the group and the needs they identify. Due to the large geographical area of our council, accommodations will be made for in-person meetings when possible.

This is a one-year commitment, August 2019 – July 2020. 

August 14, 6-8 PM: First Meeting
GSKSMO HQ
This is an in-person meeting.  It will also be offered virtually for those outside the KC metro area.  

August 25, 2-4 PM: Second Meeting
Lawrence Public Library   
Meeting with the League of Kansas Municipalities to discuss our first initiative, supporting their efforts to educate youth about the 2020 Census and encourage increased participation in the Census. 

November 2
A day with the UMKC Law Program.  Girl Scouts will meet and interact with attorneys, judges, professors, and other legal professionals. 

Additional meeting dates, events, and other time commitments will be discussed and decided on by the group as the year unfolds. 

This group will require a significant time commitment, at least a few hours every week and sometimes more.  Please consider if this is a commitment you are willing and able to make. 

>>APPLY by Aug. 10 

 

Mentorship Program with Slcket

GS Grade Level: Seniors, Ambassadors
Dates: Sept. 11 & Sept. 18, + ongoing interactions/activities
Location: Varies

Girl Scouts and Slcket are excited to roll out a mentorship program for our Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. Slcket is a technology company that has created the coolest communication platform EVER! Slcket's communication platform is the next evolution in the way people will communicate and connect.  

Starting this fall, Seniors and Ambassadors will have an opportunity to engage with local professionals in a choose-your-own-adventure mentorship networking event. Girl Scouts will learn critical skills at the prep meeting like how to create an impactful resume, a meaningful elevator speech and an effective introduction letter. Then at the kick-off event girls will connect with  professionals from a wide range of industries including technology, non-profit management and business and data analytics. Girls will then identify professionals they want as mentors and professionals will follow up with those Girl Scouts. Each of these relationships will look different based on the mentor/mentee dynamic. There may be additional communications and/or events for participants through Girl Scouts and/or Slcket, however, each Girl Scout is expected to manage her mentorship experience following the kick-off event.

There are two mandatory events for girls who decide to engage in this opportunity:

  • September 11: Prep Meeting at GSKSMO HQ
    - Girls will meet the other girls who are participating.
    - Girls will get assistance on their resumes, letters and elevator speeches.
    - Girls will understand what to expect at the September 18 kick-off.

    Prior to this meeting girls will receive an email with tips/tricks and guidelines for creating a resume, developing an elevator speech, and writing an introduction letter.

  • September 18: Kick off event at Slcket
    - Girls and mentors will participate in a speed-networking event to quickly introduce girls to a wide variety of professionals and industries.
    - Girls will indicate to the professionals of their choice if they are interested in learning more about that individual's career and/or a potential mentorship.

Please Note:  All professionals who participate in this event will have completed a background check but Girl Scouts will not continue to monitor their relationship. We encourage girls and parents to stay in communication around meeting plans and conversations with the mentor. 

>>REGISTER by Sept. 4

Girl Scout Astronomy Club

 2019-2020 Kick-Off + Leadership Retreat
GS Grade Level: 
Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Date: August 10 at 1:30 pm - August 11 at 11:30 am
Fee: $35/girl (does not include the GSAC $25 annual membership fee)
Location: Camp Tongawood
>>REGISTER (deadline to register is Aug. 5)

Announcing our new Girl Scout Astronomy Club! We're looking for Cadette, Senior and Ambassadors to help lead our newly revamped Girl Scout Astronomy Club (GSAC)! The GSAC year will have a kick-off event and leadership retreat August 10-11 at Camp Tongawood that will include leadership training and activities, zip lining, stellar painting, stargazing, glow in the dark capture the flag & more! Cadettes will complete Program Aide training while Seniors & Ambassadors will earn hours toward their CIT pin.

Girls at this event will be part of the planning and execution of the GSAC astronomy club for the year, if they choose to engage in that way!

General membership in GSAC will be open from Aug. 24 - Sept. 30!

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Level: Senior & Ambassador
Fee: $200
Location: Camp Prairie Schooner for initial training, Camp Tongawood and Excursion locations as assigned
Group Capacity: 16
Training Weekend (if accepted): Sept. 13-14

CIT is a volunteer program for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. CITs will go behind the scenes with Girl Scout Adventure staff to see what  it takes to run a zipline, rappel tower, climbing wall or range. CITs will work alongside professionally-trained Adventure Staff members to facilitate adventure programs for fellow Girl Scouts! CITs will gain valuable leadership experience while assisting with group warm up activities, debriefing, processing and other tasks at the adventure elements. In addition, CITs may become eligible to earn their CIT Bar, which requires at least 30 hours of service to the Girl Scout organization.

CITs should demonstrate a high level of initiative and maturity, work well both under supervision and independently, and be punctual. CITs will be asked to commit to required training, in-service dates, workshops and a minimum of 30 hours during the season which can run anywhere from 8-12 weekends. Upon successful completion, girls will earn the CIT Bar and can progress to CIT II if she chooses. 

Girls interested in the CIT program must complete this  application by August 12th. If accepted into the CIT program, you will receive the registration information and payment plan schedule via email. All CITs are required to attend an overnight training Sept 13-14th at Camp Prairie Schooner.

>>APPLY

Journey Overnights

Date: Sept. 21 at 9:00 am - Sept. 22 at 12:00 pm
Location: Prairie Schooner
GS Grade Level: Senior, Ambassador
Fee: $50/girl
Session Length: 2 days, 1 night
Group Capacity: 20

In this Senior Outdoor Journey you will earn three badges: Adventurer, First Aid, and Adventure Camper. You will then complete your Take Action Project on your own to earn your Journey award.

​You will enjoy primitive camping in Farmers Field at Camp Prairie Schooner, rappelling off our 40 foot tower, and becoming CPR/First Aid certified if you are not already.

This Journey weekend is open to both Seniors and Ambassadors and registration includes all badges and Journey materials. 

>>REGISTER