February 2012
Week 4

Happy World Thinking Day 

February 22, 2012 


Happy World Thinking Day to all the Girl Scouts across the council - and around the world!


What do you have planned? You can share online at  

Need More Cookies? 

Have no fear, Cookie Cupboards are near! 


Cookie Cupboards are locations where Troop Cookie Managers can call in an order to pick-up additional cookies for girls selling to individual customers, and for troop or group booth sales! Girls who sell cookies after the initial selling period still receive Cookie Credits and recognitions.  

  • Cookie Cupboards are open February 23 - March 11.   (GS Office Cupboards will be open until March 13 for new orders, and through March 16 for exchanges only)
  • Only Troop Cookie Managers (not parents) can pick up cookies boxes or cases.
  • Cookies can be exchanged only for other varieties. Cookies cannot be returned. 
  • Boxes not in condition to be sold (with writing, tape, smell like smoke, etc.) will not be exchanged.
  • Cookie boxes damaged during shipping (crushed or ripped) can be exchanged.
  • Remember, each troop is responsible for all cookies ordered plus the cookies they pick up from a Cookie Cupboard or other troop.
  • Use receipts to record all transactions.

Click here for lists of Cookie Cupboards located throughout the Kansas Heartland area. 


Salina is in need of some Cookie Cupboard volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you're able to help, please contact Katie Utter at  




Happy Birthday to Girl Scouts

Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting  


 100th Anniversary Events:

See the website for info on Girl Scout Sunday and Sabbath and Be a Proud Girl Scout on March 12, 2012! Planning a celebration?  List it on the website and check out 100 ways to celebrate! 


Or, join in the celebrations from the comfort of home. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum are looking for scanned or digital photos from Girl Scouts and alumnae to create an online exhibit. Please send your photos - and a sentence or two about a Girl Scout memory to - 


Spotlight On - Shelly Prichard, CEO 

Get to know your council support


We're adding a new feature to your Connect eNews. Once a month, we'll give you an inside glance at someone around the council, helping you put some faces and stories with our names!


Shelly and Family at Haunted Stroll  

What I do on a typical day: On a typical day, I share the leadership message of Girl Scouting with many audiences: donors or potential donors, Board members, girls, volunteers, community leaders, staff, sometimes random people who comment on my car tag (GRLSCTS) or the cookie magnets covering my car.


Why I love being a Girl Scout: I love being a Girl Scout because Girl Scouting fits a girls' life no matter what her interests, where she lives, or how much money her family has. The power of the organization behind her journey, with so many dedicated volunteers to help her along the way, is an incredible force and one I'm honored and lucky to be a part of.


When I'm not working on Girl Scouting, you can find me: Playing with my Chocolate Lab, Callie; reading cooking magazines or trying to recreate some great restaurant dish; spending time with my husband, Cameron, and my stepson Corbin; volunteering at my church; reading; or watching movies, particularly historical fiction.


From the Council Shop

Check out what's new! 


Girl Scouts of the USA reviews program materials on an ongoing basis to assure content meets the needs of today's girls. Some of the Journeys were recently updated and stickers made available to affix in copies you may have. We are updating current inventory in shops as well. As GSUSA prints new books, these changes will be made. 


Here is the complete list of the Journeys that have been updated and a link to the sticker you can print.

It's Your World, Change It!

It's Your Planet, Love It!

It's Your Story, Tell It!

Girl's Guide 

If you should have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact your local Council Shop.  


And, don't forget to get your Girl's Guides to Girl Scouting before the 25% off sale ends!  


Does your girl have the NEW Girl Guide to Girl Scouting binder? Is your troop bridging this Spring to the next age level? Talk to parents about purchasing the books while they are on SALE! Sale ends March 12, 2012.

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 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 - JC

Babysitting Clinic



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 11 - JCSA

Mall Madness



Mon Mar 12 - All

Girl Scout 100th Birthday Party



Mon Mar 12 - All

Girl Scout Birthday Celebration

Great Bend  


Fri Mar 16 - BJ

Rolling Hills Wildlife Overnight Adventure



Sat Mar 17 - DBJ

Girl Scout Green 

Great Bend


Sat Mar 17 - C

Silver Award Orientation



Sat Mar 17 - SA

Gold Award Orientation



Mon Mar 19 - Thurs 22 - SA

STEM Academy



Tue Mar 20 - DB

Healthy Living Days






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