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April 2012
Week 2
 

Spotlight on: Monica Legleiter, MVP Manager, West Region

Get to know your council support

   

What I do in my position: I get to work with amazing staff, volunteers and girls who all believe in the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law.

 

My favorite Girl Scout activity is: Anything that allows me to see girls growing from their Girl Scout experience. My favorites of all time include: leading my daughter and her friends through Girl Scouts; summer camp at Camp Hansen; Scouts Sea and Sun trip to Savannah, GA/Orlando, FL; Girls Night Out At The Mall; and my job at GSKH.

 

When I'm not here, you can find me: Skyping or calling my daughter; watching Days of our Lives or reality television; surfing the internet. If time and money were no object, you'd find me traveling far and wide.

 

 

Volunteer Award Winners

They make Girl Scouting possible in our communities!    

 

Fifty-four volunteers across 80 Counties were honored by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland at the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast occurring March 31. "Girl Scouting relies on volunteers to serve as the backbone of the organization, and deliver the message of leadership to the girls," says Shelly Prichard, CEO Girl Scouts of Kansas heartland. "We are so appreciative of all volunteers do for our organization, and want make sure we recognize their contributions." To see a full list, click here.  

 

 

Cookie Sale Recognitions

Tips for celebrating success!      

 

With Cookie Sale Recognitions arriving soon, now is the perfect time to plan a party!  We all like to be recognized for our accomplishments and our Girl Scout entrepreneurs are no different. For example, you could have a cupcake party to highlight your girls' accomplishments and the importance of the cookie program. Recap with the girls what they learned throughout the sales, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. This is a great opportunity for the girls to share with parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors. Press releases have been sent to all Kansas papers but you can call your local newspaper to participate in the moment and spread the joy of success!  

 

The Service Unit Product Sales Manager should receive the recognition items in May. The Service Unit Managers will sort the items by troops for pick-up. Troops will then need to sort the items by girl for distribution. Please note: that girls with shortages should not receive recognition items. These items need to be returned to the council office.

 

Look for a 500+ seller list in the next Shout Out newsletter!   

 

 

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. 

Camp Starwoods Staff 2011
 

 

 

Add A Friend - Earn Your Patch! 

Take your friends to camp this summer.         

 

What's more fun than Girl Scouts? NOTHING! But bringing in just one more friend to join gives you double the fun! Girls who bring a friend to join Girl Scouts between now and June 30 will receive the Add A Friend patch (see patch right). 100th Anniversary Disk

  

Then, you and your friend have the opportunity to participate in all of the fun Girl Scout activities together! Complete the top portion of the form and then give it to your friend's family and ask them to complete it today.

  

Your patch will be mailed or given to you when the form is mailed or brought to the council office. Click here for form.

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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