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May 2012
Week 3 
 

Amazing Turnout at Greensburg

Huge thanks to those who made the event EPIC! 

 

There were 1,145 Girl Scouts, Alumni, volunteers, family, and friends from across the state gathered on Saturday, April 28 in Greensburg for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's Premier 100 anniversary celebration, Girl Scouts Go Greensburg!

 

This epic event included fun and educational activities provide by great community partners like The Bug Lady and The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism, as well as Girl Scout traditions like camping and SWAPS, along with great concerts and for the girls and their families.

 

Girl Scouts could be seen all over town in the newly rebuilt "green" community, helping to plant a community garden, participating in indoor archery, conducting a science experiment, or getting the face painted at the Go Green Block Party! Ceremonies included a council-wide Young Women of Distinction presentation and prize drawings from Cabela's! While live music was heard throughout the day, headlining performances included Gooding, which was a hit with the older girls and Manika, a favorite of the younger Girl Scouts. Special guests included Kansas State Senator Gregory and Carissa Kelley, Miss Kansas 2011!

 

 

 

Overall, it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event that included traditions and new activities in order to bring Girl Scouts of all ages together in the greenest community in Kansas to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting!

 

 You can check out more photos on the GSKH flick'r page! 

 
 

2012 Mall Madness at Towne West 

Wichita Mall Madness is July 28 

 

It may be hot outside but Girl Scouts are always cool!  Mall Madness is Saturday, July 28 from 5 p.m. to midnight. There will be Girl Scout specials throughout Towne West Mall and when the mall closes, the fun & games begin!

 

Get registered online.  Girl registration is $10 and adults are only $5!  Pre-order T-shirt deadline is July 6th, so do not wait!  This event is open to all girls K through grade 12.  All girls must be registered Girl Scouts, and all girls must attend with an adult.

 

Questions?  Interested in volunteering for Mall Madness?  Contact Laura Baxter at lbaxter@gskh.org or 316-684-6531 Ext. 517.

 
 

Registration Online     

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

  

1. Go to www.kansasgirlscouts.org

2. Click on the brown online registration button at the top of the page

3. Stop!  Read paragraph.  Click on "Click here to register online."

4. Choose Membership & Adult Event Registration

5. Activate* your account using the big green button that says "Activate Your Account"

6. Enter your first name, last name, and email address - (these must match what is in our current system, so whether you used your legal name or a nickname to register, use that name here)

7. Click continue - you will get a message confirming whether the activation was successful (or not)

a. If not successfulcheck with us  for email or spelling changes.

b. If successful: you will be emailed a link which you must click on within 24 hours.  Check your junk mail if you do not see an email in your inbox

8. Once you have clicked the link you will need to create a username and password and select a security question

9. Chose the "Become a Member" tab on the left

10. Click on appropriate 2012 or 2013 Membership and follow the steps to pay by credit card.

*Choose ACTIVATE for anyone who was ever registered or is a parent of member.  Create an account only if you/your child have never belonged to the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland.

     

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.

 
 

Get Ready for Outdoor Activities 

Thinking about a troop camping troop or a SU day camp?     

  

GSKH Outdoor Leadership courses are required 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.
 

Have you caught the travel bug? 

Older girls and volunteers to travel to Costa Rica in 2013

 

There will be a trip to Costa Rica for girls ages 14-17 in June 2013.  Check out this video for more information!   

   

Do you know Girl Scouts who might be interested?  Would you like more information about becoming an adult chaperone for this travel opportunity?  Contact Faith Martin at fmartin@gskh.org for girl and adult trip applications.

 

 

Quick Notes!   

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  

Volunteers

      

Fri May 18

Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Four Winds/Leon

 

Sat May 19

Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Sat May 19

NSC First Aid & CPR

Camp Starwoods/ Clearwater

 

Wed May 23

NSC First-Aid & CPR

Hutchinson

 

Thu May 31

Site Orientation for Wichita Girl Scout Center

Wichita

 

Sat Jun 2

NSC First Aid & CPR

Garden City

 

Sat Jun 2

NSC First Aid & CPR For Instructors

Garden City


  Coming Up for  

Girls 

 

Sat May 19 - SA

OK Kids Day

Hutchinson

 

Sat May 19 - CSA

Older Girl First Aid & CPR

Wichita

 

Sun May 20 - C

Program Aide

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Mon May 21 - CSA

50th Annual Friendship Exchange - Japan Trip 2012

Japan

 

Wed May 31 - JC

 Waverly Camp 100 Years & Counting

John Redmond Reservoir/New Strawn

 

Fri Jun 1 - CSA

Deadline: Celebrating 100 in Savannah, GA

 

Fri Jun 1 - BJ

Super Troopers

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Fri Jun 1 -  DB

Waverly Camp 100 Years & Counting

 John Redmond Reservoir/New Strawn

 

Sat Jun 2 - BJCSA

He & Me Rocketry

Ellis

 

Sat Jun 2 - CSA

Site Orientation for Wichita Girl Scouts Center (CIT)

Wichita

 

Jun 4 to 23 - JCSA

Wichita Junior Golf Foundation Event

 

Mon Jun 4 -  JCSA

Horses of Course

Wichita

 

Mon Jun 4 - J

Art Smarts International

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Mon Jun 4 - J

Campology

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Mon Jun 4 - J

Junior Chef

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Mon Jun 4 - C

Uniquely You Art

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Jun 4-8 - Grades 7-9

Engineering Summer Camp

Wichita 

 

Mon Jun 4 -  B

Firefly Fairies

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Tue Jun 5 - D

Best Buds

Wichita

 

 Tue Jun 5 - DBJ

Wild Life at the Cheyenne Bottom - Trek 3

Great Bend

 

Tue Jun 5 - JCSA

Kayak the Water Trail: Session 1

Toronto Lake/Yates Center

 

Tue Jun 5 - JCSA

Kayak the Water Trail: Session 2

Toronto Lake/Yates Center

 

Tue Jun 5 - C SA
Harvey County West

 

Wed Jun 6 - CSA

Site Orientation for Camp Four Winds (PA's & CIT's)

Camp Four Winds/Leon

 

Wed Jun 6 - B

Firefly Fairies

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Thu Jun 7 - ALL

Reno County Day Camp

Camp Hazen/Sylvia

 

Thu Jun 7 - B

Brownie Action-Packed Day

Wichita

 

Thu Jun 7 - D

Darling Daisies

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater

 

Thu Jun 7 - BJCSA

S'mores, Sleepover & Scouts, Oh My!

Emporia 

 

Fri Jun 8 - CSA

Site Orientation for Old Cowtown Museum (Older Girls)

Wichita

 

Fri Jun 8 - DBJCSA

Father Daughter Campout at Scott Lake

Scott Lake/Scott City



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hslawkowski@gskh.org
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