March 2012
Week 4

Good Turn for Goodwill

Girls give back to their communities!


The 3rd Annual Good Turn for Goodwill service project is coming up!   This event, open to all Girl Scouts in the council, allows the girls to give back to their communities by collecting material donations for Goodwill stores in their area.  By collecting gently used items which are recycled and sold in stores, Girl Scouts can help provide jobs and opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers.  New this year: Goodwill is offering a drop-off location in Colby!


Participating Girl Scouts can pick up bags at any Goodwill location after April 13th, though donated items not in Goodwill bags will still be counted.  Tally sheets and items must be dropped off by April 21st.  Following the completion of this service project, each registered participating Girl Scout will receive a patch and prizes.  Troops collecting the most donated items per troop member receive a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake and a Pizza Hut Pizza party!


Registration is required for troops or individuals. Click here to see more details.   Any questions about the event can be directed to Sharrilyn Smith with Goodwill, at 316-744-9291 Ext. 109 or


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

+ GSKH Annual Meeting  



Volunteers are gathering 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, fun activities, and a delicious breakfast spread!  The GSKH Annual Meeting is immediately following, beginning at 11 a.m. via videoconference with all 6 locations.  All registered Girl Scouts, age 14 years and older, are voting members of the council, so older girls can participate in this leadership opportunity.  Locations include Emporia, Garden City, Hays, Neodesha, Salina, and Wichita.  Find more details here!


Join the camp family this summer! 

Now hiring summer camp staff   



If you're 18 or older, like to be outdoors, and love working with children, then check out some of the Best Summer Jobs on the Planet! Needed: camp counselors, unit leaders, activity specialists, lifeguards, kitchen staff and more for Starwoods, Four Winds, and Loga Vista!  


Click here for more information, to see the position descriptions, and to download an application.


New in the Council Shop  

Anniversary Membership Discs     

100th Anniversary Disk


This special recognition is for Girl Scouts to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.  The Anniversary Membership Disc is to be layered with the grade level membership disc and star. The Anniversary discs are sold in packages of 12 for $ 5.00.  Anniversary disc, grade level disc and star are purchased separately.


Check out this item, and other Girl Scout gear in your council shop!




Cookie Sale Wrap-Up


Girl Scouts across Kansas want to send a great big thank you to all the volunteers who made the 2012 Cookie Sale a success!  Product Sales will have some final wrap-up cookie stats and information about cookie credits coming soon!

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  



Wed Mar 28

NSC First-Aid and CPR 



Sat Mar 31  

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

(click location for details) 


Garden City






Sat Apr 14

Outdoor Leadership 101/201 

Camp Tablemound/ Independence 


Sat Apr 14

Outdoor Leadership 101/201 

Camp Four Winds/ Leon  


Sat Apr 14

Outdoor Leadership 101/201 

Ness City 



  Coming Up for  



Thurs Mar 22 - CSA

Healthy Living



 Sat Mar 24 - SA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service, and Auction



Sat Mar 31 - All  

 GSKH Annual Meeting 

Multiple Locations Across the Council


Sat Mar 31 - J 

Let's Get Outdoors, Find Your Way



Sat Mar 31 - J

Prints and Graphics



Sat Apr 14 - CSA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service, and Auction



Sat Apr 14 - JCSA

Archery Challenge

Camp Four Winds 


Sat Apr 14 -  J

Everything Eco-Friendly: Session 1



 Sat Apr 14 - J

Everything Eco-Friendly: Session 2



Sat Apr 14 - CSA

Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls

Camp Tablemound/



Sat Apr 14 - DB

 Go Team, POW!



Sun Apr 15 - JCSA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service and Auction 

Hill City


Fri Apr 20 - J
Camp Four Winds/ Leon 


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