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Cookie Construction with the American Institute of Architects Kansas City & Women in Design Kansas City

Organization:  Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri, The American Institute of Architects Kansas City (AIA Kansas City) and Women in Design Kansas City (WiD-KC)

Program Name:  Cookie Construction 2016

Who:  Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Kick-off Event When and Where:

Kick-off Event is Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meeting will take place at Camp Prairie Schooner at 15300 Ess Road, Kansas City, MO 64136.

Girl Scouts will have at least one meeting per month to attend as well as some work to do at home in between.  Check out our frequently asked questions for more information.

Build Day will happen at Crown Center on March 5, 2016.

What:  AIA Kansas City, WiD-KC and Girls Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri are excited to bring Cookie Construction once again to area Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts will work in teams with volunteer female Design Professional Mentors from the architect and design industry, over six months, to create structures out of Girl Scout Cookie boxes to culminate with a build day in March. Check out last years completed builds. 

Space is limited to 100 Girl Scouts and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration information below. This activity will require multiple meetings prior to the final build, involving all team members. Those participating are expected to attend all team meetings. Please review our frequently asked questions for more information.

Kick-off Event: September 19; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.:
Girl Scout participants and their guardians will come together for a breakfast meet and greet where they will meet their fellow team members and Design Professional Mentors at Camp Prairie Schooner located at 15300 Ess Road, Kansas City, MO 64136. 

Build Day: March 5 at Crown Center: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On March 5 teams will come together for Build Day.  Girl Scout participants and their Design Professional Mentors will build their construction and local celebrity judges will choose a top construction based on design and structure.

Cost Per Girl: $20 (additional costs for construction supplies will be incurred on a per team basis.)

How to register: If you are interested in registering for the Topeka Team, please call Stacy Willems at 816-759-3090 before registering. For the Kansas City teams, Click here to register your Girl Scout. Once you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with three forms that must be completed and turned in PRIOR to September 4 in order to finish your Girl Scout’s registration.  Once all materials have been received, you will be notified if your Girl Scout registered in-time to claim one of the limited spots available or if she has been added to a wait list.

Questions:  Please email Anne Johnston at ajohnston@gsksmo.org. 

Additional Information:  Each team will be provided with cookie boxes. It will be the responsibility of the team to purchase materials needed to assemble and build the structures. 

Parent Volunteers Needed!  Each team of Girl Scouts will need two parent volunteers to lead groups on independent structural work.  Please contact ajohnston@gsksmo.org if you are interested.  Volunteers must have a current background check and volunteer application on file with the council.