December 2011
Week 4

Season's Greetings!   


From Norton to Newton, from Salina to Sublette, Girl Scouts across Kansas wish you a happy, peaceful, joyous holiday season. Please enjoy this festive tribute as our gift to you!
Click photo to see holiday video greeting from GSKH!

Countdown to cookie sale - 33 Days!

Are you ready? 

 It's Cookie Time!

Don't forget to sign-up for Cookie Sale training in your area, so you can learn how to have a successful sale and receive your Troop's Cookie Sale Materials. Click here to see a list of the trainings. You can register for training online at and click on Ultra Camp Login. You may also RSVP, by sending an e-mail to, please include your Name, Service Unit, Troop Number, and Training Session in the email.  


Plan now to one of the Cookie Kick-off events held across the state. Statistics show that girls that attend a Cookie Kick-off event have a more successful Cookie Sale.  Click here for a listing of the Cookie Kick-off Events.



A Special Day for Older Girls in Hays

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassador events on January 14


Older Girl CongressCalling all older girls to join us for Cookie College, the Winter Congress Meeting and Defy the Ordinary - UBU!


At the It's Your Business, Run It Cookie College, held at FHSU, Hays from 1 - 4 p.m., girls will learn what it takes to be a successful businesswoman by connecting with local professionals who will share their secrets to success. They will design their personal Cookie Sale Business Plan and earn a Cookie College Patch.  Next, at the first Older Girl Congress (Hays) meeting of the year we'll discuss programs, trainings, Congress bucks, trips, events and more! This event will take place at the Hays Girl Scout Center, and will be followed by the Defy the Ordinary - UBU at the Hays Academy of Hair Design, where girls will talk about peer judgment, fashion, advertising and media and much more.



Calling all Campers!

In search of Volunteers for January 13-14 at Starwoods


We are in need of 5 volunteers for the Outside-In Camping event at Starwoods, from 6 p.m. on Friday, January 13, through noon on Saturday. Volunteers are welcome to sleep at Starwoods, or they may go home about 11 p.m. Friday and return at 7 a.m. Saturday. We need help with set-up, checking in participants, and leading activities. All materials and directions will be provided! Volunteers needs to be registered adult Girl Scouts with an approved volunteer application and criminal background check, and should enjoy working with Brownie Girl Scouts! If you are interested, please contact Bill Gonio, Camp Specialist, at 620-545-8310 or  



Reminder about GS101GSUSA

New Online Learning Opportunity


Girl Scouting 101 introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts' to Journey resources and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, along with cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more.   The training should take about 45 minutes to complete, and you can find it at You will need to enter the password: aboutGS101.




Emporia Girl Scouts make it happen


The Emporia Office would like to give a Shout Out to Troop 30050 from EMS/EHS, with Thanksvolunteers Glenda Richey and Paula Roper, for spending a Friday night cleaning and organizing the craft room. They did an amazing job and the staff is extremely grateful. Hopefully, volunteers will now be able to find items more efficiently and the room will be even more useful. 


Quick Links


Monday thru Friday,

December 26-30, 2011  

All Offices Closed 


Monday, January 2, 2012  

All Offices re-open




Coming Up for Volunteers


Click for Cookie Training Dates


 Click for Cookie Kick-Off Events


Coming Up for Girls 


Sun Jan 1 - CSA 

 Winter Congress Event - "Money Matters"

Garden City  

Sat Jan 7
Science Sleuth

Fri Jan 13 - B
Camp Starwoods

Sat Jan 14 - CSA
It's Your Business, Run it
Emporia, Garden City, Colby, Hays, Hutchinson, Parsons, Salina, and Wichita

Sat Jan 14 - DBJCSA
Swim for Health & Fun

Sat Jan 14 - CSA
Hip-Hop Dance Party

Sat Jan 14 - CSA
Winter Congress Event - Defy the Ordinary - UBU

Tue Jan 17 - CSA
Silver & Gold Award Orientation


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Contact Information
Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (620) 778-8463
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