A project of LEXINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska helps Lexington girls build courage, confidence & character to fulfill dreams of becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
Girl Scout Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Premiere Leadership Experience
Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, who believed passionately that girls should be given the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Low was a trailblazer whose visionary leadership created a solid foundation for the enduring organization that Girl Scouts has become.
When Girl Scouts was founded, there was no path to leadership for women. Low knew it would take an organization of all girls to change the world she saw. Since that first Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, March 1912, there’s only been one qualification required to become a Girl Scout: being a girl.
Girl Scouts has done more than any other organization to provide leadership experiences for girls. Through their many program series, events, community service projects, camp and travel opportunities and product programs; Girl Scouting encourages girls to discover themselves and their values, inspires them to connect with others and empowers them to take action to change the world.
Girl Scout Pathways
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.
Not only can a girl become a Girl Scout by joining a troop, but there are many opportunities for girls to become a Girl Scout through our Outreach Program. Spirit of Nebraska’s Outreach makes Girl Scouting available to girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate. Utilizing the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience, Outreach provides programming in the areas of life skills, philanthropy, environmental education, safety, wellness, financial literacy and much more. Our Girl Scouts Outreach program ensures every girl, regardless of her family’s socio-economic status, has the opportunity to discover who she is and what is important to her, to connect to the world around her and to take action to make the world a better place.
You Make the Difference
Of the women who are today’s community leaders in government, business, education, medicine, science and the arts, an estimated two-thirds were once Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout environment is where a girl’s leadership potential blossoms; where she can be herself in an atmosphere supported by caring adults. We want every girl to have the opportunity to learn and grow into the leadership roles that suit her best.
We need your help to do so.
Your gift to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will help Lexington girls realize their dreams of becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Through your generosity, they will grow into active and engaged members of their communities and develop their full potential.