March 2012
Week 1

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

+ GSKH Annual Meeting  


Volunteers, please join us for a special breakfast on Saturday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. at various locations across the council, in appreciation for all that you do for Girl Scouts!  There will be an award presentation and some fun activities, along with a delicious breakfast spread!  At 11 a.m. there will be the GSKH Annual Meeting, and videoconference with other sites around the state.  All registered Girl Scouts aged 14 and older are voting members of the council, so bring your older girls to participate in this leadership opportunity.  Locations include Emporia, Garden City, Hays, Neodesha, Salina, and Wichita. Find more details and register online from your events calendar. 



Girl Scouts Go Greensburg  

Register now for your 100th Anniversary Celebration   


There will be programs, live music, artisans, festival games, tours of Greensburg, community service projects, ceremonies, and block party entertainment. Dinner will be provided on Saturday. Local vendors will have delicious food options available throughout the day. A pancake breakfast will be provided on Sunday for those staying the night and the local churches welcome you to join them for services. Find details on your website! 


Your Invitation to Girl Scouts Go Greensburg - Troop 40457
Click to Watch Your Invitation to Girl Scouts Go Greensburg - Troop 40457

Show your Girl Scout Pride 

Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Girl Scouting! 


March 12, 2012 has been designated as Wear Your Uniform to School or Work (Proud Girl Scout) Day. Girl and adult Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to let your peers see how proud you are to be a Girl Scout. And of course, patches are available.  Check out the details here!


Focus On: Volunteer Leadership Development Organizers

Positions available across the council


If you've heard about the NEW Girl Scout Service Delivery Model, you know that GSKH is improving the way the council delivers Girl Scouting to girls across Kansas, and implementing a new structure designed to meet the needs of volunteers.  The new SDM specifies functions for staff and volunteers, at the community, service unit, and area levels, so that girls are best served across the council and volunteer needs are met.  Each month in your Connect eNews there will be a highlight of a volunteer position.  Keep an eye out for one matching your skills and availability. Don't forget to share opportunities with your non-Girl Scout friends!

There are openings across the council for Volunteer Leadership Development Organizers to work with Volunteer Services Staff on scheduling trainings and coordinating with trainers in their area or service unit.  This position will also help coordinate other aspects of volunteer development, including a point person for coordinating new volunteer interviews and mentoring.  The position description specifies that this will be a 3-year term, averaging 4-6 hours/month.  Are you organized?  Love working with adults to help them succeed as Girl Scout volunteers?  Contact your MVP Specialist or Holly Slawkowski.



Tips to Make the Most of the Cookie Sale

The cookies are here, but not for long!


Sunday, March 11 is the last day of the Cookie Sale.  Here are a few tips to share with the girls, and their parents/guardians, as the girls work towards reaching their goals!

Daisies on Wagon

  • Take extra cookies along when delivering - you can pull them in wagon!
  • Wear Girl Scout apparel or uniforms when delivering and selling cookies.
  • Use your vehicle as a billboard to advertise the Cookie Sale, and upcoming booths!
  • Use social media to promote your cookie sales.
  • Double check your Booth Schedule on SNAP.
  • Read over the Booth Sales Guide.
  • Draw attention to your booth with posters and decorations, and post your troop or group goals!
  • At your booth, smile and greet customers enthusiastically!  Girls can talk to customers about their favorite cookie and how they plan to use their cookie proceeds.
  • Have a spare change jar at your booth for customers to donate to Cookie Shares.
  • Find more Cookie Booth tips here! 
Quick Links

  Coming Up for  



Sat Mar 10 - All

 Girl Scout's 100 Years of Leadership



Sat Mar 10 - All

100th Anniversary Celebration



Sat Mar 10 - B

Historical Games & Fun



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



Fri Mar 16 - C 

Program Aide 



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



 Wed Mar 21 - J

Healthy Living Days



Thurs Mar 22 - CSA

Healthy Living



 Sat Mar 24 - SA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service, and Auction


Your Connect eNews will arrive in your inbox weekly, with important information on training, resources, girl programs, shop specials and tips from seasoned volunteers. Have a suggestion for items you'd like to see in Connect? Let us know!
Contact Information
Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (620) 778-8463
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