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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

**Applications are still being accepted!**

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
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: Women in Law
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. 

>> Online Application


Girl Scout Astronomy Club

Make new friends while uncovering the wonders and science of the universe!

Do you enjoy looking up at the night sky with a sense of wonder and amazement? Do you have dreams of exploring the great beyond of outer space? How about just wanting to know more about the sky, NASA, and the universe? Then the Girl Scout Astronomy Club (GSAC) is just for you! 
Our Club Goals and Mission:

  • A community for girls to make new friends with girls who are interested in space science and STEAM.
  • An environment that promotes the 3 keys to Girl Scout leadership. 
    • girl led
    • learning by doing
    • cooperative learning
  • Provide opportunities to younger girl scouts and inspire them to learn, lead, and grow in STEAM.
  • Learn about the wonders of science in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Council wide opportunity, open to all girl scouts.
  • Hold special events: overnights, planetarium shows, and field trips.

An annual club membership fee of $25 is good from October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020. Membership includes a club T-shirt, patch (girls must attend at least 4 meetings to receive the patch), and general meetings.  

The GSKSMO Astronomy Club is supported by NASA, SETI and Goddard Space Flight Center with support from our amazing volunteers!

>>Membership for the 2019-2020 year has closed.

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.

>> 2020-2021 CIT information will be available summer 2020!

Journey Workshops

Date: Dec. 7, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Johnson County Resource Library
GS Grade Level: Cadette
Fee: $50/girl
Group Capacity: 35

Cadettes put the "me" in MEdia as they explore media around them and remake it to better match the reality they know. Cadettes will have a month to complete Journey pre-work on their own then spend the day together completing the MEdia Journey day and their Take Action Project. Girls will leave with a new understanding of Media, new friends, and their Journey Award. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Pre-work will be sent the week of Nov. 4 to registered girl members.


Teen Leadership Circle

2019-2020 Teen Leadership Circle

We're looking for Girl Scouts in 8th-12th grade to serve on our Teen Leadership Circle for the 2019-2020 Girl Scout year. This group of girls will meet four times a year, offering their experience and opinion to various GSKSMO departments to impact future strategic plans. They will also have special opportunities to serve at council events.

2019-2020 New Applicants
2019-2020 Returning TLC Applicants

About the Teen Leadership Circle (TLC)

Applications are due June 15!