Monday, November 11, 2013

Upcoming Camp Adventure Weekend!

What: Let's Keep It Clean! Camp Adventure Weekend
When: Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15
Where: Catron Camp and Retreat Center, Nebraska City
Cost: $30 (includes lodging, meals, supplies, snacks, and a patch)

Come join the Girl Scouts and The Groundwater Foundation to learn about the water you drink and how YOU can help keep it clean! Participate in hands-on activities and get your hands wet while earning your Ask Me About Groundwater patch!

"My girls had a lot of fun doing it and have continued to talk about it.
- A Girl Scout Troop Leader on the Let's Keep It Clean Event Pathway

Friday, November 1, 2013

Better Shipping Options Now Available!

The Groundwater Foundation has recently updated its shipping options to provide lower shipping rates for small purchases. Participating in the Let's Keep It Clean Program has never been easier or more affordable!

You can purchase your Patch Books and Patches here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Your Girl Scout will Love Let's Keep It Clean!

Let's Keep It Clean! is a new Girl Scout patch program for all levels of Girl Scouts developed by The Groundwater Foundation and Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. For more information visit

And now, without further ado, here are the top ten reasons your Girl Scout will love 
Let's Keep It Clean!

10) She can share all that she has learned and created online!

Any activity that your Girl Scout participates in can be shared online. We love to hear what Girl Scouts are learning and how they are effecting change in their communities! Share your stories, photos, and other documents online here.

9) She will love Frannie the Fish.

Frannie is a beloved character at The Groundwater Foundation with an adventurous spirit. Your Girl Scout can learn from and teach others about Frannie's story.

8) She will have an excuse to eat a sweet treat (while learning about groundwater, of course).

Edible Aquifers are amped up soda floats that will allow your Girl Scout to learn about the geologic formation of aquifers, how pollution can get into groundwater, and how pumping can cause a decline in the water table.

7) She will get to develop her critical thinking and teamwork skills!

In You Be the Judge your Girl Scout will read through various scenarios with a team of Girl Scouts and decide how to solve a problem.

6) She can practice her engineering skills by creating an aquifer, designing a water wheel, and building a model center pivot!

Is your Girl Scout creative? Does she love new projects that allow her to build and design? Then your Girl Scout will love the opportunity to create an aquifer, design a water wheel, and build a model center pivot!

5) She can learn about the water cycle and become a gardener all at the same time.

In Growing with Groundwater your Girl Scout will create a miniature terrarium that demonstrates the different phases of the water cycle. 

4) She will gain ideas for her bronze, silver, or gold award.

If your Girl Scout is looking to earn her bronze, silver, or gold award, the Let's Keep It Clean! patch books are full of ideas for her award project. You can purchase the patch books online at The Groundwater Foundation's Shop.

3) She will have fun with other Girl Scouts, learn about groundwater, and earn a patch all at the same time!

Check out the new Nebraska Girl Scouts Program Book for the dates of upcoming programs, Camp Adventure Weekends, and Programs on Demand.

2) She can earn not one, but two patches!

Your Girl Scout will have the opportunity to earn two patches through the Let's Keep It Clean! program by learning about and taking action to protect groundwater.

1) She'll make a difference in her community.

At every level - from Daisy to Ambassador - your Girl Scout will be able to have a positive influence on her community through the knowledge she gains in the Let's Keep It Clean! program. Let's Keep It Clean! will provide her with hands-on activities to learn about groundwater and practical ways she can implement change in her home and community by conserving and protecting groundwater!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Patch Books and Patches: Now Available!

The Groundwater Foundation and the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska are proud to announce the arrival of the Let's Keep It Clean! patch books and patches! Books and patches are available for all six levels of Girl Scout: Daisy through Ambassador. You can purchase your books and patches here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Welcome to Girl Scouts - Let's Keep it Clean!

The Groundwater Foundation and the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska are excited to present the Let's Keep it Clean! patch and patch booklets for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador!

Our goal is to provide girls with fun and educational activities to learn more about water, develop an understanding about the importance of groundwater in our lives, and inspire Girl Scouts to take action and help protect water resources.

Please visit this blog often. We will share activity ideas, stories from girls, suggestions from troop leaders and parents, and we will invite you, our followers, to provide content and ideas.

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We look forward to being part of your Girl Scout experience!

The Groundwater Foundation

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Groundwater and 4th of July??

by Lori Davison
The Groundwater Foundation

What does groundwater and 4th of July have in common?

The answer to that question is on the 4th of July holiday you find many people celebrating with their families out by the many lakes around the country.  Groundwater is part of the water cycle, moving very slowly underground to discharge points like springs, rivers, or lakes.  This makes groundwater and surface water connected!  And so groundwater and 4th of July festivities meet!

Have a fun and safe July 4th!