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April 2012
Week 1
 

Cookie Bites!

Wrapping up the 2012 Sale

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Newsflash! 2012 Cookie Credits are available by logging onto your family account in  Ultracamp! Click here for more info on 2012 Cookie Credits! 

 

Cookie Sale Highlights

Congratulations to Girls Scouts for selling over 1,495,000 boxes of cookies. Below are additional Cookie Sale highlights:

  • Cookie Shares totaled over 20,700 boxes for a 35% increase over last year.
  • Per Girl Average increased from 164 boxes last year to 168 boxes this year.
  • Girls earned $484,000 in Cookie Credits.
  • Troops and Service Units earned $533,000 in proceeds. Service Units will receive proceeds in May.  
A big Thank You for all the hard work of the volunteers at the Troop, Community, and Service Unit levels, as well as Cupboard volunteers and those who volunteer at Cookie Sales events. The Cookie Sale is only possible with the dedication of volunteers like you.
 

Forever Green

Take Action to Reduce Waste   

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Girl Scouts Forever Green (GSFG), Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, is a national effort of girls leading their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources.          

  

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland extends a challenge to you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scout movement with the Forever Green Challenge to Reduce Waste. Continue reading about it here!

 

 

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! 

 

Planning for Troop or Group Travel

Make Your Girl Scout Outing a Success!       

 

It smells like Spring!  Planning to travel with your troop of Girl Scouts?  Here are some tips to remember when planning that special Girl Scout outing...

  • Understand your trip and have a plan...understand what form you need and submit it in time!
  • All girls and adults going on the trip must be registered Girl Scout members.
  • Adults who are going on the trip must be approved through our Volunteer Application Process.
  • Be sure to collect all drivers license and insurance information before you head out.
  • One volunteer must be First Aid/CPR certified.
  • Be sure to make your trip GIRL-LED!
  • Make sure that you have filled out the appropriate travel forms, including:
    • Participant list
    • Itemized budget
    • Driver information
    • Detailed Itinerary
    • Any additional information needed for high risk events
    • Be sure to refer to the Safety Activity Checkpoints!

 And, after the trip...Encourage girls to share their trip story and share your photos with all your fellow Girl Scouts on Flickr or Facebook. 


Happy Travels!!

 

 

Pearls of Wisdom

5 Quick Tips on Girl Scout SWAPS

 

1. SWAPS, or Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere, are a reminder for girls that there are many girls in Girl Scouting.

GSKH2. SWAPS promote friendships not only throughout the US, but can be shared worldwide with other Girl Scouts!

3. Use resources wisely: make SWAPS from items you already have!

4. To save and display your SWAPS make a carrying bag or get a fishing hat and attach your swaps!

5. Plan on bringing SWAPS to share with other Girl Scouts in Greensburg!

 

- Marty Meadows, Girl Scout Volunteer, Northern Star Service Unit

 

Special Opportunities for Older Girl Scouts

Please Pass on to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

 

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to serve as Outdoor Program Aides and Counselors-in-Training at our summer camp programs.  Click here for more information about requirements and registration (which is now open).

 

 Older Girl Congress   

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  

Volunteers

     

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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