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March 2012
Week 5
 

Be Heard! Be Informed! Be There!

Join us for Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Meeting

 
Saturday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. volunteers across the council are invited to a special breakfast at six different regional locations where volunteer awards will be presented before the GSKHAnnual Meeting.

 

The 2012 Annual Meeting will follow breakfast, beginning at 11:00 a.m., to elect the board of directors and conduct other business essential to Girl Scouting. In addition to receiving updates on the business of the council, delegates will vote on the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors and the Board Development Committee.   

 

If you missed yesterday's registration deadline, but would like to come for breakfast, please RSVP as soon as possible to be included in the headcount.  Any registered Girl Scout ages 14 and up can participate in the Annual Meeting without prior registration. 

 

See all the details, including locations, and the annual meeting agenda and slate of nominees here! 

 

Girl Scouts Go Greensburg

Will YOU be there?  

 

Have you seen the latest information on Girl Scouts Go Greensburg, the epic celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting?  Check out all the details here!  All Girl Scouts and their friends and families are invited for a full day of programs, live music, artisans, festival games, tours of Greensburg, community service projects, ceremonies, and block party entertainment.  Before April 6, the registration fee is $20 (Saturday only) or $25 (Friday and/or Saturday night).  The tent camping area will be available at no additional charge to weekend registration fee. Greensburg also has an RV park and two local motels on a first come, first served basis.  Dinner will be provided on Saturday. Local vendors will have delicious food options available throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and snacks. A pancake breakfast will be provided on Sunday for those staying the night and the local churches welcome you to join them for services. Hundreds have already signed up!  Register online now! 

 

Interested in volunteering at this epic event?  Please contact Ginger Durall.

 

 

 

The Great American Can Roundup 

Earth Day Project     

 

GSKHGSKH Troops 50044 and 50244 are coordinating the Great American Can Roundup  in conjunction with Earth Day. The public is encouraged to bring aluminum cans to Midwest Iron and Metal, 700 S. Main St, in Hutchinson on Saturday, April 21 between 8:00 a.m. and noon to receive cash for the cans.  The roundup helps fight litter and save valuable resources. 

 

Girl Scouts who participate will receive a patch (see right). Girls are encouraged to participate as a troop. However, individual Girl Scouts may also participate. Ribbons will be awarded for the troops who bring in the most cans! 

 

Focus On: Volunteer Recruiters  

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 Recruiters to help find adults to fill various volunteer roles, including Troop and Service Unit positions; coordinators and advisors for Series, Events, or Camp; and other short- and long-term volunteer needs. The position description specifies that this will be a 1-year term, averaging 6 hours/month.  This is a great volunteer position for someone energetic, enthusiastic about Girl Scouting, and tuned into your local community.  Does that sound like you?  Interested in finding more adults to work with Kansas Girl Scouts?  Contact your MVP Specialist or Holly Slawkowski. 

 

Get Ready for Camp Season!  

Check out upcoming Outdoor Leadership courses.

 

Thinking about a troop camping troop or a service unit day camp?  Volunteers need to complete GSKH Outdoor Leadership training before facilitating outdoor activities with girls.  The home-study Outdoor Leadership Basics 100 can be completed on your own time, and prepares volunteers to take troops or groups out for the day to hike, have a picnic, and get a taste of outdoor fun (without fire-building or outdoor cooking).  By completing Outdoor Leadership 101, volunteers will be qualified to plan and have backyard camp-outs, host and attend day camps, and have a camping adventure within their own community or stay at any Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Camp property (with the exception of semi-primitive camp sites). Volunteers will also be able to lead cookouts and have campfires.  Outdoor Leadership 201 provides additional skills necessary required for any overnight camping (tents, A-frames, rustic cabins, etc.) outside your community and semi-primitive camping.

 

Check out these upcoming combined Outdoor Leadership 101/201 courses:

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  

Volunteers

     

Sat Mar 31  

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

(click location for details) 

Emporia

Garden City

Hays

Neodesha

Salina

Wichita 

    

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 

 

Fri Apr 20

Outdoor Leadership 101/201 

Camp EE/Emporia

 

Sat May 5

NSC First Aid & CPR 

Emporia 

 


  Coming Up for  

Girls 

 

Sat Apr 14 - CSA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service, and Auction

 Salina

  

Sat Apr 14 - JCSA

Archery Challenge

Camp Four Winds 

 

Sat Apr 14 -  J

Everything Eco-Friendly: Session 1

Wichita 

 

 Sat Apr 14 - J

Everything Eco-Friendly: Session 2

Wichita

 

Sat Apr 14 - CSA

Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls

Camp Tablemound/

Independence

 

Sat Apr 14 - DB

 Go Team, POW!

Wichita

 

Sun Apr 15 - JCSA

Spring Congress Meeting, Service and Auction 

Hill City

 

Fri Apr 20 - J
Camp Four Winds/ Leon

Sat Apr 21 - All
The Great American Can Roundup
Hutchinson

Sat Apr 21 - All
Powder Puff Pinewood Derby
Neodesha

Sat Apr 21 - All
It's a Challenge!
Camp EE/Emporia

Sat Apr 21 - CSA
Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls
Hill City

Sat Apr 21 - B
Wild Times at the Zoo: Session 1
Wichita

Sat Apr 21 - CSA
Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls
Camp EE/ Emporia

Sat Apr 21 - B
Outdoor Madness for Brownies
Camp Four Winds/ Leon

Sat Apr 21 - B
Wild Times at the Zoo: Session 2
Wichita

Sun Apr 22 - JCSA
Spring Congress Meeting, Service and Auction
Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

Apr 27-29 - All
Girl Scouts Go Greensburg
Greensburg

 



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Contact Information
Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (620) 778-8463  
hslawkowski@gskh.org
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