February 2012
Week 2

Service Unit Awards REMINDER

Order your SU Recognitions by Feb 15  


GSKH offers several additional award options which can be approved and given at the Service Unit level, and do not require approval by the Volunteer Recognition committee. Service Unit awards are for service performed during the current Girl Scout year.  Click here for details on the SU awards, and click here for the order form.


Pearls of Wisdom  Juliette Low

Quick Tips on Celebrating World Thinking Day


Try these when planning your activities:

  • Try foods from around the world.
  • Learn a traditional song or greeting from another country.
  • Host a multi-cultural potluck: each girl is assigned a county and they make a dish from that country.
  • Find a GS troop in another country and become pen pals.


*From Wichita Area Volunteers: Sandy Means, Heather Manganiello, and Melissa Losey

In 1914, Juliette Gordon Low sold her pearls to fund the cost of expanding the Girl Scout movement across the United States. It is a symbol of personal sacrifice and sharing.  Do you have your own pearls of wisdom to share? Send them to Holly Slawkowski   

Ready, Set, Jet!

Celebrate World Thinking Day at Starwoods 


Registration is open (until 2/12) for the Ready, Set, Jet event to celebrate World Thinking Day at Starwoods on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and girls will enjoy activities, songs, stories, and dances while learning about other cultures.  Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.  The event is $4 for girls, and free for adults. Adults must be registered. For more info and the registration link, click here!  



GSKH Annual Meeting March 31, 2012 

Save the Date!


Our council annual meeting will be held on Saturday, March 31, via videoconferencing at different locations across the state. This format was a huge success last year, and we hope for another great turnout of volunteers to vote on the policies that affect our council's operation. More details coming soon!



Cookie Order Tips for Cookie Managers

Initial Orders Due In SNAP by Midnight!


Troop Cookie Managers need to enter their troop's initial cookie order on SNAP by Tuesday, February 7 at midnight.  For instructions on how to enter the orders, please refer to the SNAP Guide.


After entering and double-checking the orders, click "commit" on the order screen.  Once you have clicked "commit" you will not be able to make changes, so be sure to only click "save" until you are certain that you have entered all the orders correctly.  If you mistakenly click "commit" and need to make a change, please contact the Product Sales staff to assist you. 


If you receive a late order from a Girl Scout after February 7, please notify the Product Sales staff. Arrangements will need to be made to pick up late orders at a Cookie Cupboard Location. 


Calling All Campers

We need camping experts at Greensburg



Girl Scouts from across Kansas are descending onto Greensburg, KS April 28-29 for our 100th anniversary celebration. Our Council will be celebrating a century of Girl Scout traditions while including new initiatives and fun activities! The weekend will be packed full of fun games and entertainment, exhibits and booths, educational programs, camping, community service projects and much more! We are encouraging troops and families to CAMP in Greensburg for the weekend.  


In order to make sure that camping is available to those interested, but also safe and comfortable for everyone, we are seeking volunteers to serve as master campers for the weekend! If you are currently a GSKH Outdoor Leadership Trainer, or have experience with group camping, this is a great opportunity to use your valuable skills! Please contact Stacy Ward Lattin at (316) 684-6531, or



Free Admission to WSU Women's Basketball

Join us Friday, Feb 17 at Charles Koch Arena


Get involved with your fellow Girl Scouts at the Annual PINK WSU Women's Basketball Game on Friday, February 17 to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. The tip-off is at 7:15 against Southern Illinois at Charles Koch Arena. Wear your favorite Girl Scout apparel and dress it up with pink accessories to match the Women's Basketball players.


Girl Scouts wearing Girl Scout apparel will receive FREE admission to the game. Friends and family members of Girls Scouts can purchase tickets for $5 each. Tickets can be purchased with the promotional code "GSKH" by calling (316) 978-FANS, visiting the online Shocker Ticket Office at or by stopping in at the Shocker Ticket Office at the Charles Koch arena. You may also present the coupon from this flyer. 


Quick Links


Coming up for Volunteers

Fri Feb 17

WSU PINK Basketball Game & Girl Scout Cookie Tip-Off 



Sat Mar 3  

 NHSC First-Aid and CPR

Sat Mar 3
NSC First-Aid and CPR Instructors Course

  Coming Up for  



Sat Feb 25 - C 

Program Aide 



Sat Feb 25 - All  

100 and Growing Strong



Sat Feb 25 - All

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes



Sat Feb 25 - D

Outdoor Madness, Inside Style



Tue Feb 28 - JSCA 

Are You a Character?



Fri Mar 2 - D

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party



Sat Mar 3 - J 

Drawing and Painting



Mon Mar 5 - SA





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