February 2012
Week 3

Cookie Stats

The pre-order tally is in!    


Your Cookie Sale is off to a great start with 1,280,000 boxes of cookies initially ordered by troops. That's 83% to your goal of 1,545,000!  We are very excited to report that Kansas Girl Scouts have sold over 16,000 Cookie Shares which is already 3,000 more boxes than last year. Way to go Girl Scouts! See more cookie reminders at the bottom of the newsletter.


Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities  

Plan ahead to get the most of Volunteer training!


Make sure to check out the calendar to the right for details on upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities! There will be Outdoor Leadership sessions scheduled this Spring, and more will be posted as they become available. You can find these, along with upcoming Program Opportunities, on the Events Calendar, and online registration makes signing up a snap!


Note: in order to sign up for Adult Learning Opportunities, you will be directed to a new registration system. As a currently registered adult Girl Scout, you'll just need to *ACTIVATE* your account, instead of creating a new one. If you need assistance, please view the FAQs  and videos available, or contact our Registration Help Desk at




Get informed, Speak up, And invest in girls  


Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has launched the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in our nation's history. Girl Scouts will use the occasion of its 100th birthday to work toward getting the issue of girls' leadership on the national agenda.  The cause - ToGetHerThere - will help break down barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving the highest ranks in all fields and industries, from science and technology to business and government. (click to continue reading)


Make sure you click the link for to learn more and take the pledge to do your part in supporting today's girls!



Celebrate The Green Way

Girl Scouts Go Greensburg!


Girl Scouts from across Kansas are descending onto Greensburg, KS April 28-29 for a 100th anniversary celebration. The 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! Troops and families can CAMP in Greensburg for the weekend.  



Help spread the word about Girl Scouts Go Greensburg! Use this fun image in your email signature, and link it to our Greensburg page at: 


Service Unit Awards Reminder

Order by February 15


GSKH offers several award options which can be approved and given at the Service Unit level.. 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.



Be a PROUD Girl Scout! 

Wear your pin or uniform on March 12


March 12, 2012 has been designated as Proud Girl Scout Day. Girl and adult Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear uniforms or pins to let your peers see how proud you are to be a Girl Scout. And of course, patches are available.  


Click here for a Proud Girl Scout Order Form or a half-page sheet to share. Patch orders will be due to council shops by March 31, 2012.



More Cookie Sale Details

Girl Scouts can take orders and sell through March 11


Troop volunteers can pick-up more cookies at any of the 44 Cookie Cupboards to fill additional orders and for booth sales. Watch for a listing of the Cookie Cupboards in your area when you pick-up your initial order of cookies.  Cookie Cupboard lists will also be posted on our website.


When picking up your initial order of cookies, be sure to double count the cookie cases before you leave with the cookies in your vehicle and sign a receipt.  When girls pick-up their cookie orders, double count the cookie boxes with the parent and have the parent sign a receipt. Be sure to keep the receipts for future reference.


If you have a few hours to spare, the Wichita Girl Scout Center is looking for Cookie Cupboard Volunteersfrom February 21 through March 15. If you are able to help, please contact Deanna Farmer at 316-684-6531 ext. 516, or 


Quick Links


Coming Up for Volunteers


Sat Mar 3  

 NHSC First-Aid and CPR

Sat Mar 3
NSC First-Aid and CPR Instructors Course

  Coming Up for  




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




Tue Mar 6 - C

Program Aide Training



Tue Mar 9 - All

Mall of America Trip 2012 - The Great Girl Gathering



Sat Mar 10 - DBJ

Wild Life at the Cheyenne Bottom - Trek 2 

Great Bend


Sat Mar 10 - All

 Girl Scout's 100 Years of Leadership



Sat Mar 10 - J 

Wild Times at the Zoo: Session 1 - Animals 



Sat Mar 10 - All

100th Anniversary Celebration



Sat Mar 10 - B

Historical Games & Fun


Sat Mar 10 - J

Wild Times at the Zoo: Session 2 - Plants



Sat Mar 10 - All

Celebrating 100 Years - Girl Scout Sing-a-long 



Sat Mar 10 - JCSA

Mall Madness



Mon Mar 12 - All

Girl Scout 100th Birthday Party



Mon Mar 12 - All

Girl Scout Birthday Celebration

Great Bend 

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