Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!
Thanks for all that you do!
Girl Scouts everywhere set aside a week in April to thank all Girl Scout volunteers for the time, energy, and passion you bring to Girl Scouting. Know that you are appreciated! Kansas girls are becoming better leaders because of your leadership!
GSKH Annual Meeting
Thanks for being a voice!
A big thank you to the 110 volunteers from across the council who participated as voting members in our Annual Meeting on March 31! We used a videoconferencing set-up, for the second year in a row, which allows volunteers to participate in the annual meeting without traveling across the state. The slate of nominations from the board development committee was elected, with no nominations received from the floor. Please join us in welcoming the newly elected board members:
Second Vice-Chair: Wayne Chambers
Members-At-Large: Rebecca Chisholm; Paula Fried, Ph.D.; Lucy Kollhoff
Board Development Committee: Betty Greer; Joan Wagner
If you have any feedback on the Volunteer Breakfast or Annual Meeting, please send your comments to Holly Slawkowski.
Troop & SU Finance Summaries
Deadline: June 1
- Finance summaries can be completed by using the form provided in your Early Bird Packet on-line or from www.kansasgirlscouts.org.
- Report all troop income. Be sure to report the ending balance from the previous year, troop dues collected, Fall Opportunity and Cookie Sale proceeds, financial assistance received, donations and income from other money-earning activities.
- Report all troop expenses. Be sure to report community-service projects, badges and pins, camping expenses, trips, meeting/craft supplies, miscellaneous expenses, etc.
- Subtract troop expenses from troop income to determine the balance of troop funds.
- Mail, hand-deliver or e-mail completed reports to your local Girl Scout Center.
- Keep a copy for your own records.
Prepare your Girl Scouts for the next level.
A bridge crosses a gap and makes it possible to get from one side to another. So it is in Girl Scouting, where bridging recognizes girls for their achievements in one level, and transitions them into the next. Through bridging, girls who move from one membership grade level to another have something to help ease the jump. There are a number of differences between the six levels of Girl Scouting. Bridging is designed to emphasize the continuity in the Girl Scout program, to introduce girls within each grade level to what lies ahead, and to give older girls a sense of personal responsibility for younger girls. Bridging Ceremonies typically take place toward the end of the school year and are easily combined with a Court of Awards Ceremony. Check out your Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for the bridging awards for each level! You can also search "Girl Scout Bridging" for some great online resources and ideas.
From Your Council Shop
Proud to be a Girl Scout! Proud to be from Kansas!
Premiering at the 100th Anniversary Event: the new Council Patch represents our fine state! It's a representation of being a Girl Scout from Kansas, and it's great for SWAPS!
The council patch will be available in all the Kansas Heartland Shops the first of May for $1.75 each or get yours at Girl Scouts Go Greensburg on April 28.