2012 Annual Report - page 3

Dear Friends,
We had a wonderful 2012, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the USA. We reconnected
withmany of our Girl Scout alumnae and celebrated this milestone with thousands of you across the state!
During 2011-2012, our girl membership increased 1.1 percent, giving us Girl Membership growth of 9.2 percent,
since shortly after our merger in 2008. With a 12.1 percent share of themarket (percent of potential girls who
could bemembers), we rank in the top 20 Girl Scout councils in the country.
On the pages of this annual report you will find highlights of various other accomplishments we had throughout
the 2011-2012 year. Each of which we share with the various groups of people who havemade thempossible –
our Girl Scouts, parents, volunteers, staff and donors.
We are very grateful to have such a wonderful group of donors. We surpassed our fund raising goals for the year,
enabling us to end the year with excess reserves. This is our second consecutive year of strong financial results.
Those excess dollars were allocated by our Board of Directors to fund the construction of our cabin on Lake
Maloney in North Platte. The new “Lakeview Cabin” was completed in October, 2012.
Of utmost importance to our council, and our ability to deliver on our mission, are the women andmenwho serve
as our volunteers. Troops, membership activities, programevents, volunteer learning, camping experiences, our
product programs—basically everything we do—would not be possible without your dedication, time and
commitment toGirl Scouts. Youmake us an organizationwithmore than 6,000 volunteers, who deliver on our
mission: “building girls of courage, confidence and character, whomake the world a better place.”
Lastly, we are all thankful for the opportunity to serve themore than 19,000 girls and young women who are Girl
Scouts in Nebraska. Every day they do AMAZING THINGS! Helping girls discover who they are, what they love
and how they will lead is our work. Thank you for supporting us.
Yours inGirl Scouting,
We Celebrated the Year of the Girl!
2012 Council Growth also Reason to Rejoice.
Fran Marshall
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
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