Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 2941 Harris Avenue Las Vegas NV 89101 USA

Mission: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of informal educational programs school-age girls get to practice life skills such as budgeting, decision making, communication, problem solving, community service, and leadership.
Geographic areas served: Southern Nevada
Programs: Traditional Troops and Groups still serve the majority; there are eight drop-in centers which provide daily after school program; five sports clubs and that number is growing rapidly; there is program for individual members which provides opportunities to participate on their own schedule, there is a girls summer camp available for non-members, too. GSFC serves girls in the 52,000 square miles that makes up southern Nevada including those girls in mining outposts and ranching communities.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I discovered Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada when I started to donate to the Camp Foxtail campaign. On my tour of the remote camp I could envision the smiles and laughter and even the challenges a girl goes through during her week stay. I think it's amazing the organization helps with scholarships to girls who might not be able to afford camp. I worked at a kids camp for three years and it is amazing to see how they grow and discover themselves year after year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sending a girl to camp through my donation allows me to rediscover my camp passion! Knowing I am helping girls grow strong through Girl Scouts puts a smile on my face!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help send more girls to camp, who by no fault of their own can afford to go to camp.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The campaign to send girls to summer camp.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I understand the importance and the experiences children gain at summer camp.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a lifetime member, Girl Scouts has meant a great deal to me. I earned my Gold Award and was able to go backpacking in Zion National Park, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, and attend a music camp in North Carolina, among other things. I became passionate about the outdoors, community service, and travel. After working in my field for a number of years I served in the Peace Corps in the Phillipines and am now a Park Ranger at Everglades National Park. My thirteen years as a girl scout in this council introduced me to a wide world of experiences that led me to where I am and who I am today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my experiences as a girl, staff, volunteer, and lifetime member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not sure

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a troop leader for many years and I have to say, I was impressed with the safety standards of the organization, and the training and ongoing support they provide their volunteers. To volunteer as a troop leader, I had to provide references, had a background check, and a co-leader who was not related in any way. The organization looked after everything and provided me training before I ever held my first meeting. Admittedly, I was a little nervous at first because I had no idea what I was doing. But the organization and its volunteer support system helped me to feel included and gave me a wealth of resources to rely on for support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I only became a leader because I wanted my daughter to continue in the program and her leader had just quit. I knew it was good for my daughter, but I had no idea the impact I would have on the other girls in my troop. Next to raising my own kids, mentoring the girls in my troop was one of the most important things I ever done. I can't think of a better way to give back to my community and have an impact in the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd like to see them have a larger presence in the community. Girl Scouts provides so many great opportunities for girls and volunteers, but it's one of the best kept secrets - not sure people really know what they're missing.

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was a girl scout for six years growing up in Las Vegas. I left the organization due to my interests at the time, but always had fond memories of my time spent there.

I was so happy to learn about the Thin Mint Sprint several years later - it was a great way to get the community involved with the girl scouts and for a chance for me to once again touch base with this organization. I also appreciate how it involved healthful living through running and walking activities - It's great to enjoy all the girl scout cookies (which I did at the end!), but it's important that the kickoff to the selling season was with activity as the two should go hand in hand.

Kudos to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada finally bridging the gap of their No. 1 selling/fund-raising initiative with activity to promote healthy living. It's good for the women and girls in Girl Scouts as well as for the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Throughout my life I have taken with me the lessons I learned in Girl Scouts. From always helping those in need to how to start a fire when going camping. I am now a board member of a children's health organization and think part of that mentality came from my time in Girl Scouts. I also improved my time in running at the Thin Mint Sprint, so that was really nice and encouraging!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any at the moment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I became a Girl Scout in Southern Nevada when I was 6 years old. I participated all the way through my senior year in high school. As a senior I earned my Gold Award, the highest level award you can earn in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts builds strong girls that know what they want out of life. It gives girls the courage to go after what they want. The program builds their confidence and character. It shows them the world is bigger than just their school or city and asks them what they will do to change it. I am who I am today and have succeeded in life due to the skills and relationships I built in Girl Scouts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a lifetime Girl Scout and a girl in this council. I donate to support something that I believe in and know works. I am who I am today and have succeeded in life due to the skills and relationships I built in Girl Scouts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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