May 2012
Week 2 

Offices Will Be Closed


Date correction!  All Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Centers will be closed Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10 for All Staff Meetings. Staff will be unable to access email to receive or send messages during this period. 



Highlights from the GSKH Annual Meeting 


Each year at the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Annual Meeting, the Board Chair and CEO deliver State of the Council remarks, outlining major events that have impacted the volunteers and girls, and happenings at the Council and national level that have been important in Girl Scouting.


We ended 2011 with the official launch of the 100th anniversary celebration at the National Convention in Houston. Board Chair Allison Ochoa shared insights on the convention, and how that will impact Kansas Heartland. And while The Year of the Girl is really in 2012, Allison also shared the importance of this national initiative with our delegates and guests at the Annual Meeting.


Any registered Girl Scout 14-years-old and older in Kansas Heartland can serve as a voting delegate to the Annual Meeting. The democratic process is a time-honored tradition in Girl Scouting, but we want to make sure we're meeting the needs of today's Girl Scout volunteers. If you were a part of the day and have feedback, please provide that to CEO  Shelly Prichard. We examine the voting process each year to create the best way to involve our members, while making it a convenient and affordable process.


For the full text of Allison's State of the Council address, continue reading here:


Spotlight on: Victoria Partridge, Product Sales Assistant Manager     

Get to know your council support      


What I do at GSKH: I have the awesome job of managing the Product Sales (Fall Opportunity Sale and Cookie Sale) for the Central Eastern and Southeastern portions of Kansas.


The line of the Girl Scout Law that is most important to me - and why:  "Make the world a better place." This is my favorite line because every time that I hear it recited, I smile. It makes me so happy to know that one of the things we strive for as Girl Scouts is to make the world a better place. What a great goal to have!


When I'm not at work, you can find me:  Hanging out with my 6-year old daughter, Izabel. We are usually creating something "interesting" in the kitchen, running around outside geocaching and looking at bugs, dancing around the house and singing to old school Michael Jackson, or snuggled up on the couch watching My Little Pony.



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
  • 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.

Online Registration 

Get your Early Bird Registrations in by June 30 for special incentives!  

Did you know that your Girl Scout Membership registration can now be completed online and paid for by credit card? To use the new system for the first time, anyone who has ever been a registered Girl Scout through GSKH, or the parent of a registered Girl Scout, must ACTIVATE their account through the online system here.


In order to get a head start on the over 15,000 registrations that come in each year, we offer special incentives for those who register by June 30. Use the Early Bird incentives to invite new girls in your area to become Girl Scouts!


All girls who register for the 2013 Girl Scout year by June 30, 2012 will receive $5 in cookie credits and a special Early Bird patch. Adults can also receive the Early Bird patch upon request. 


Quick Notes!   

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  



Sat May 19

Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Sat May 19

NSC First Aid & CPR

Camp Starwoods/ Clearwater


Thu May 31

Site Orientation for Wichita Girl Scout Center



Sat Jun 2

NSC First Aid & CPR

Garden City


Sat Jun 2

NSC First Aid &  CPR For Instructors

Garden City

  Coming Up for  



Fri May 11 - J
Tablemound/ Independence


Fri May 11 - J

Estes park - Sixth Grade Trip

Estes Park, CO


Mon May 14 - SA




Sat May 19 - SA

OK Kids Day



Sat May 19 - CSA

Older Girl First Aid & CPR



Sun May 20 - C

Program Aide

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon May 21 - CSA

50th Annual Friendship Exchange - Japan Trip 2012




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