January 2012
Week 3

Countdown to the Cookie Sale

It all begins Saturday, January 21st!


It doesn't take much to get Girl Scouts excited about selling America's favorite cookies.  Consider conducting a fun cookie activity at the meeting that you hold in the next couple of weeks with parents and girls. Find cookie activity activities here! 


Don't miss the fun at the Cookie Kickoff Events held around the state on January 20-21. Click here for a listing of events. Encourage girls and parents to attend!


Please help the girls to be honest and fair by letting the girls and their parents know that they should not start selling and taking orders until January 21.


Visit the cookie page on our website for everything you need to know about the 2012 Cookie Sale!


It's Cookie Time!


The Girl Scout Bronze Award

Learn more about our higher awards


The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. More than half a million other Girl Scout Juniors across the country and around the world are learning about this leadership adventure. Imagine what girls can accomplish when they team up with others and use their special skills and interests to take action and make a difference in the world!


There are seven steps that the girls will take to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award.

  1. Go on a Girl Scout Junior Journey.
  2. Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
  3. Explore your community.
  4. Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
  5. Make a plan.
  6. Put your plan into motion.
  7. Spread the word.

When a girl works toward the Bronze Award, they represent what Girl Scouts can achieve in their communities. Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves the time to complete a Journey, and another 20 hours that includes building their team, exploring their community, choosing their project, planning it, putting it into motion, and spreading the word. Remember that they're Girl Scouts, which means they will earn their award with courage, confidence, and character and make a difference in the world around them! Stay tuned next week to learn more about the GS Silver award!





Call for Trainers

Share your talents with other volunteers 


Are you interested in serving as a GSKH facilitator, delivering trainings to other volunteers in your area?  We are currently recruiting facilitators across the council to teach Outdoor Leadership, First-Aid and CPR (GSKH can help you get certified through the National Health and Safety Council), and other Girl Scout courses to help volunteers develop in their roles!  Please view the facilitator position description online, and join us on an upcoming training conference call.  Calls will be held on Tuesday, 1/24 from 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, January 25 from 2-3 p.m.; and Sunday, February 12 from 5-6 p.m.  Contact Holly Slawkowski at for more information.



Volunteer Award Nominations Due Feb 1

Recognize that special volunteer


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland appreciates all the wonderful support from adult members who contribute their time and energy to Girl Scouting. The council could not offer such high-quality programs and services without our many dedicated adult volunteers. In order to recognize these extraordinary women and men for their service, GSKH offers a number of volunteer awards at the local, council, and national levels.


Volunteer awards are for currently registered Girl Scouts volunteers who have given outstanding service that exceeds expectations, makes a unique contribution, or substantially supports the Girl Scout program. Any Girl Scout troop, service unit, or individual, such as a parent, can nominate a volunteer for an award. 


Please review the award descriptions, and take the time to nominate the special Girl Scout volunteer in your life! Nomination forms can be mailed into any regional GSKH office, or emailed to Holly Slawkowski, Volunteer Services Manager, at . The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2012.



Catch the Travel Bug

New council trips are on the horizon


March 2012: Mall of America Trip 2012

Enjoy all of the many Girl Scout activities at the Mall of America, and explore local attractions. Click here for more info. Deposit is due 1/30/12.


May 2012: Japan Trip 2012   

This is the 50th Annual Friendship Exchange between the Kiryu Girl Scouts (Japanese) and Yokosuka Girl Scouts (American). Click here for more info. Registration Deadline is 3/1/12.


Contact Faith Martin at(316) 684-6531 or for more information on either trip.

Quick Links


Coming Up for Volunteers


Sat Jan 28 - All

 Tue Jan 31 - All
 Media Refletions - Special Guest Peggy Orenstien


Coming Up for Girls 

Tue Jan 31 - All
Media Refletions - Special Guest Peggy Orenstien

Fri Feb 3 - All
Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Sat Feb 4 - All
You're On Stage

Sat Feb 4 - All
Skate the Girl Scout Way

Mon Feb 6 - C
Program Aide


Fri Feb 10 - All

Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

 Great Bend


Fri Feb 10 - JC

Overnight at the Museum of World Treasures



Sat Feb 11 - CSA

Winter Congress Event - Art Around the World



Sat Feb 11 -  J

Overnight at the KS Underground Salt Museum for Juniors



Sat Feb 11 - CSA

Winter Congress Meeting



Sat Feb 11 - CSA

Winter Congress Event- Overnight at th KS Underground Salt Museum



Mon Feb 13 - C

Program Aide


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