Community Collaborators

Enhance your Girl Scout Experience

From recording studios to horseback riding, from fiber arts classes to sporting events, our Community Collaborators offer something for every Girl Scout to enjoy.

Complete 2014-2015 Collaborator Guide (Digital Publication)

These workshops are not planned, led or supervised by Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska staff or volunteers and are subject to change at the discretion of the sponsoring collaborator. Consult the Safety Activity Checkpoints prior to any activity. Recommended girl/adult ratios must be met and are the responsibility of leaders and parents.

Once you find a program in which you would like to participate, please contact the Community Collaborator directly. All registrations are to be made with the collaborator and all fees are paid directly to them.

Let us know about your experience, so that we can share that information with our community partners. Send your comments to Lori by email or call 402.779.8239.

We welcome new Community Collaborators!

If you know of a community organization or business that offers programming for Girl Scouts, please email their name and contact information to our marketing team.

Community Collaborator Listings

 
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Adair Dance Academy
Adair Dance Academy provides quality dance education throughout the Greater Omaha Metro Community. For twenty years, Adair Dance Academy has employed quality, professionally trained dance educators, which make all the difference in your dance experience. Our dance educators pride themselves on being approachable and strong role models for our students.
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Amazing Pizza Machine
The Amazing Pizza Machine is a HUGE 60,000 square foot, all-indoor, award-winning Family Entertainment Center in Omaha, Nebraska, devoted to creating unforgettable memories. We provide safe, clean, family fun for all ages. Enjoy delicious food, ride thrill rides, take in our feature attractions, and play from our variety of over 150 games in the Amazing Arcade.
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American Legacy Complex
American Legacy Complex will help you learn the skills necessary to complete your horse patch.
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Arbor Day Farm
Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure in Nebraska City, Nebraska, is a 260-acre living laboratory of environmental stewardship and conservation. Owned and operated by the Arbor Day Foundation, Arbor Day Farm’s mission is “to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees” and to demonstrate best practices in caring for the natural world.
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Art Attack
Enjoy fun and creative workshops at my lakeside studio or I can come to you! Workshops are suitable for all ages or occasions and no experience is required. All materials are provided. Be creative and just have fun. We have workshops designed with Girl Scouts in mind.
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Ballet Nebraska - Curtain Up!
Girl Scouts are invited to attend this season's dance performances presented by Ballet Nebraska, the state’s professional ballet company, at special reduced ticket prices. Please use the code GSCOUT for a 15% discount on tickets.

Girl Scouts may also participate in a special FREE workshop taught each season by a Ballet Nebraska professional company dancer. Details below.
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Beads etc.
“We take your passion personally!”

Give us a call at beads etc. if you think we can help with any badges! We also have great outings for Brownies through Ambassadors starting at $10 per girl.
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CalyxAnn Glass
Carrie Strope is a former Girl Scout and has been teaching glass classes to all ages for over seven years. Learn to cut glass safely, fuse it or mosaic it and create art out of glass while having fun and earning badges!
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Camp Fontanelle
Camp Fontanelle is a facility of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. Located off of Highway 91 in Washington County, Camp Fontanelle offers year round rental opportunities for day and overnight activities. Gold Award project ideas are also available at the camp.
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Clara's Closet
Responsibility. Compassion. Friendship. Self-Discipline. Respect. These are a few of the essential traits of good character. In order for young girls to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best place to find those examples are at Clara’s Closet, where learning is FUN!
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Courteous Kids
Etiquette and Social Manners Classes
Courteous Kids provides the FUN in the fundamentals of etiquette and manners for children 5-19 years of age.

Art of Entertaining
This special eight-week session is available two times per year and exclusively to Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Partnering with Arts for All Inc., this program includes social etiquette and dance instruction, table settings and centerpieces, and culminates with a dance open to the entire Girl Scout community. Call for detailed outline.
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CREATE
CREATE is a family-friendly arts and craft studio open to everyone 7 days a week. Whether you would like to have a relaxed field trip at CREATE or are working toward a badge, we can help you customize a workshop specifically for your troop! CREATE offers a wide variety of projects for any age of Girl Scout: everything from simple crafts to art techniques, jewelry making, sewing, scrapbooking, recycled crafts and more!
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Creation Station
A Contemporary Pottery Studio!
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Curves
Curves is a fitness center specially designed for women and run by women. Our mission is to strengthen women through motivation, inspiration, healthy education and role modeling. The Curves workout offers a 30 minute circuit which includes a warm up and cool down, cardio workout, strength training, and stretching. Our environment doesn’t include mirrors, unattainable expectations or competition.
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Defy Gravity
Are you looking for things to do in Omaha? Come to Defy Gravity for the best in birthday parties, fitness classes and family fun! Defy Gravity is the first trampoline park in Omaha where you can actually bounce off the walls during open jump, play dodgeball on the trampoline, act like you are in the Mission Impossible movies inside the laser maze and be your favorite quarterback at the quarterback challenge! What are you waiting for, come feel the rush!
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DiVentures
The Nation’s largest scuba and swim center is the perfect destination for a unique and exciting event for your troop! From scuba certifications to swim lessons, DiVentures offers a variety of activities for all ages.
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Doodle Cakes
Doodle Cakes
The Decorate-a-Cake Party Place!

Decorate-a-Cake!!


Our decorate-a-cake experience for Girl Scouts is one of a kind and out of this world! This all-inclusive event includes: chef’s hat (for the girls to decorate and take home), 2-tier personal size cake, plus learn how to use 4 decorating tips-Doodle Cakes style! A unique experience your girls will never forget!
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The Durham Museum
The Durham Museum is proud to offer a variety of fun and educational Journey Programs for both Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.
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Egad! Science
Egad! Science is locally owned, specializing in science education for children in elementary and pre-school. We love to share the fun of science with adults and children alike!
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Figure Skating Club of Omaha
Learn to Ice Skate Program

The Figure Skating Club of Omaha offers group ice skating classes for beginner through advanced skaters. The program is an hour in length with 30 minutes of instructed class and 30 minutes of supervised practice time. Our goal is to teach correct techniques starting with the basics, in a fun and safe environment. All of our instructors are highly qualified members of the Professional Skaters Association.
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Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum
Located on the school grounds of the North Bend High School, the Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum encompasses most of the marginal areas around the school and athletic facilities. Its features include an outdoor classroom with wildflower and native grass plots, a pond and a waterfall. The arboretum is spread out over 22 acres of school grounds and includes a handicap-accessible loop. Franklin-Cotterell Greens is an accredited affiliated site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
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Goodwill Industries
Donated goods sold in Goodwill retail stores help fund job training programs for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Good for you. Great for the community.
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Hastings Museum
Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a Theatre with a 70-foot wide screen and large full-domed Planetarium, we house dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats, allowing you to get an up-close look at many amazing creatures!

We also chronicle the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains while providing a look back at the creatures that used to roam this area and swim in the Cretaceous Sea. Of course you’ll also discover how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success.

Hastings Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, connects people to the world – and universe – through educational programs, exhibits and films, and inspires respect for, and understanding of, our past and future.
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Heart of Sewing
The Heart of Sewing is dedicated to creativity through sewing.
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Hy-Vee
Nutrition Class and Grocery Store Tour
Join a Hy-Vee dietitian on a tour of the store and a nutrition class to learn the importance of healthy nutrition, how to make healthy food choices and how to read food labels. Make a nutritious snack and receive fun recipes!
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It's Yours Pottery
Creating in Clay and More… we offer a creative experience for all Girl Scouts. It’s Yours Pottery is here to assist your troop grow as Girl Scouts, offering workshops to help girls earn recognitions or “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” outings!
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Joslyn Art Museum
Named one of the “10 Best Art Museums for Kids” by Child magazine, Joslyn Art Museum offers galleries filled with art from antiquity to the present and many engaging opportunities for learners of all ages.
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Junior Jazzercise
Junior Jazzercise is a perfect program to get girls active and learn the importance of exercise and health. The program combines fun, easy-to-follow dance moves to popular music, fitness games and light strength training. The non-competitive atmosphere is the perfect setting to introduce girls to fitness. Girls are not required to have any dance experience.
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Kearney Childrens Museum
KACM is dedicated to providing fun, interactive, educational experiences for children, which encourages creative play and expression, while supporting connections within the family, community and the world around us.
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Keep Omaha Beautiful
Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. is an environmental non-profit with the mission of Litter Reduction, Beautification and Education on Recycling and Solid Waste Issues.

Click here to get program packets or call 402.444.7774 and ask for Kay.
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Kidz Cook with Joy
Hands-On Cooking Lessons
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Lincoln Saltdogs
The 1st Annual Girl Scout Day with the Lincoln Saltdogs is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014. All Girl Scout age groups are welcome and encouraged to bring any and all family members. Come out and catch the Saltdogs take on league rival Kansas City T-Bones at Haymarket Park. This is a great opportunity to take in some quality baseball while enjoying the Fun, Family, environment of Haymarket Park. Tickets will be in our lower reserved area along the first baseline, so you’ll be amidst all the fast paced action.
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My Studio Anahata Yoga
My Studio Anahata Yoga is a beautiful treehouse space nestled into an upstairs corner surrounded by windows & trees.

Girl Scouts Find Anahata Yoga!

Anahata Yoga is an awesome introduction to the world of yoga. Here girls will learn and practice a simple and gentle style of yoga, Anahata, the Sanskrit word for the heart center.

Yoga postures on the mat lead to kindness, self discipline and strength off the mat. This yoga style consists of simple, engaging and age appropriate meditation and verbal direction. This class combines postures with an additional fun project or example that guides girls to compassion; towards themselves and others. Girls will also work on official Girl Scout Badge activities (not all requirements) and everyone gets a yoga fun patch!
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Nebraska ATA Martial Arts
Nebraska ATA Martial Arts, powered by Senior Master Kassebaum’s ATA, have several programs for a variety of purposes, ranging from basic martial arts to self defense to esteem and life skills building and more. We are dedicated to enhancing your physical capabilities and maximizing your self-defense skills.
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Northwest Bank
Northwest Bank is a $961 million community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management services. Northwest Bank has 19 locations across Iowa and Nebraska and is truly committed to the communities they serve!
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Omaha Beef
The Omaha Beef professional football team would like you to join us for Girl Scout Night with the Beef and watch the team take on the Wichita Wild inside the Ralston Arena!

Scout Night with the Omaha Beef will recognize the Scouts in pregame with an opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem, Honorary Coin Toss Captains, and Halftime Recognition to award Scouts for the evening. After the game scouts are welcome to come onto the field to get autographs and meet their favorite players.
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Omaha Lancers Hockey Club
The Omaha Lancers Hockey Team would like you to join us for Girl Scout Night with the Lancers because IT’S JUST MORE FUN
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Omaha Storm Chasers
Omaha Storm Chasers Overnight
The 12th Annual Girl Scout Night with the Omaha Storm Chasers is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014, following the 7:05 p.m. game against the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Girl Scouts are encouraged to come to the Storm Chasers’ game and spend the night camping under the stars in the outfield of Werner Park. Families are welcome to join in the fun!! This event is for Daisies through Young Women, and families. The on-field pre-game parade will start at approximately 6:20 PM. We encourage every troop to bring along banners and signs. There will be a 6:30 a.m. wake-up call and breakfast Saturday morning. We hope to see you all there!
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Omaha Symphony
We are proud to present Girl Scout Day with the Omaha Symphony! With Maestro Ernest Richardson and Nebraska Astronaut Clayton Anderson at the controls, set-off with the Omaha Symphony on a visual and musical journey through the wonders of space in Symphonic Space Odyssey! The concert will also feature larger-than-life visuals from space projected above the orchestra.
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is ranked the No. 1 Zoo in the United States by TripAdvisor. With thousands of animals from around the globe, 130 acres including 7 acres of world-class indoor exhibits, the Zoo is a perfect place for Girl Scouts to explore.

L.G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is a four mile, drive-through North American wildlife adventure. You will feel like you are on an actual safari, coming face-to-face with North American plants and animals such as elk, white-tailed deer, bison and waterfowl.
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Pioneers Park Nature Center
A facility of Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Pioneers Park Nature Center is a 668 acre wildlife refuge with prairie, wetlands, woodlands, ponds and a stream. Located at the west end of Pioneers Park, it has over 8 miles of hiking trails, two interpretive buildings with hands-on and small animal exhibits, children’s herb and prairie gardens and outdoor animal exhibits including bison, elk and white-tailed deer herds, owls, hawks, a bald eagle, vultures and wild turkeys.
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Rock Paradise
Rock Paradise
We are partying like a rock star!

Dance to the Past!


Girls will have the ultimate super star experience at the NEW Rock Paradise. Full stage, lights and plenty of action in our luau party scene! Each girl will decorate and take home a life-size, rock star cardboard guitar. Then it’s time to BLAST TO THE PAST by learning popular dances from the 60’s, 70’s 90’s & today! We will finish off the party with a good old limbo contest with a trophy for the winner. We encourage your troop to dress from the past when attending our event!
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Rose Theater
The Rose Theater offers a variety of workshops taught by professional teaching artists that are designed to help Scouts learn to express themselves through the dramatic arts.
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Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good to Transform Lives!

Help Fight Hunger!
Join the Girl Scouts and The Salvation Army
to fight hunger! Of all the problems our communities face, hunger is one that can be faced head on.

Want to know how you can help? It’s simple and easy this year. Ask your friends, relatives and neighbors to
fill grocery bags with nonperishable food items and
leave the bags on their front porches for you to pick up and deliver to The Salvation Army food pantries. The Salvation Army will provide donation door hangers along with information to help you succeed!
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SilverHammer Surveillance
SilverHammer Surveillance is a locally operated business specializing in business and residential surveillance camera system equipment and installation. Our store also features spy gear and covert systems for more internal investigations.

Public Safety Class, Surveillance Camera Store Tour and Demonstration, and Observation/Investigation Exercise

Join a surveillance camera expert on a tour of the store and do observation/investigation exercises to learn how to make detailed observations, and how to learn all the things surveillance cameras can do to support public safety. We will cater the program to the age of the group.
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Smiling Turtle Art Spot
Smiling Turtle Art Spot is West Omaha’s first family-friendly art gallery and studio. We have about half a dozen artists who teach classes in a variety of mediums and techniques.
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Teddy Bear Connection
Teddy Bear Connection has Nebraska’s largest selection of unstuffed plush animals, clothing and accessories. We provide a large activity area to create a new friend, do crafts and enjoy your snacks.
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The ArtRoom
An educational art studio located in Rockbrook Village Shopping Center (108th & West Center Road). Our philosophy is that everyone should experience the creative process in an encouraging, positive atmosphere. We offer classes, workshops, camps and parties for ages 5 to 95.
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That Pottery Place
‘Paint Your Own Pottery & Mosaics Studio’

Whether it’s a field trip for fun or a workshop to fulfill or work towards badge requirements, ‘That Pottery Place’ offers a variety of creative options.
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Tri-City Storm
The Tri-City Storm plays hockey at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Storm hockey is an exciting brand of entertainment in Kearney!
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UNO Mallory Kountze Planetarium
Shoot For the Stars!
Schedule a visit to our unique, all-weather facility to learn about the stars, planets, space travel and the latest events in astronomy.
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Younkers
Money Manager
Learn how to spend your money wisely on your clothing wardrobe at Younkers. Learn the difference between wants and needs by selecting an outfit of your choice using coupons and comparison shopping. After you select your outfit that fits your budget, you will be able to model your outfit in a fashion show at Younkers.

Younkers Savvy Shopper Workshop
Learn how to add items to your wardrobe as a smart consumer. Explore your needs and wants, find out what makes people happy (or not) with what they buy and learn how to decide what to buy.
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