May 2012
Week 5

A Special Volunteer Shout Out

From Lisa in Hays 

I made new friends while keeping the old at the 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts go Greensburg, last month.  Young and old, male and female, I had the great honor of getting to know and work with some of the most amazing volunteers that Kansas has to offer.


Brownie Elf at G'burg City Hall

Madelyn Baxter, Vanessa Bell, Jacob Dolezal, Lilly Dolezal, Vernon Dolezal, Rachel Harness, Sue Jorns, Angelique Libby, LaVeta Noble, Donna Stejskal, Laura Baxter, Muriel Berry, Marlo Dolezal, Linda Mills, Laura Rethorst, Charlene Versch, Carol Wehmeyer, Calla Wiemeyer and Patty Williams.  There were also many, many of you who appeared out of nowhere to help stuff bags.  Amazing! 



And I don't want to forget the lovelies, Lois Orchard and Kay Vowels, who reminded me what a SWAP was all about!


So as each member of the Greensburg Committee fights for the honor of "I had the best team of volunteers" spot, the ladies and gentlemen of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland have proven once again, that we truly have the best volunteers in the state of Kansas.  You leave no doubt that we will have another 100 years of success!


Thank You All for your great support and energy in the registration area of this event.  You made ALL the difference!


Lisa Cech

GSKH Business Manager/ Product Sales Asst.  


Read more about the Girl Scouts Go Greensburg event here. 


2012 Wichita Mall Madness @ Towne West

Will you be there?  


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 and 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? Email Laura Baxter or call 316-684-6531. 


Troop and SU Finance Summaries 

Deadline: June 1st      

  • Please remember the deadline is coming up for Troop and Service Unit finance summaries - June 1!
  • Find the online forms at: Troop Finance Summary and  Service Unit Finance Summary. 
  • Be sure to record all expense and income, along with anticipated expenses/income for the summer months!
  • The troop and service unit finance summaries are required for product sale eligibility!

Online Registration  

Early Bird Registration by June 30 for special incentives!


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. 


Parents and Troop Leaders both can complete Girl Scout Membership registration ONLINE.  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.  Only those who have never been entered into the GSKH system need to choose "Create a new account."


Troop Leaders: if you register or re-register troop members through the online system, please continue to collect a paper registration form with a parent/guardian signature for girl registrations, and an adult's own signature for adult registrations.  Indicate on the form that the registration has been submitted online.  These forms can be turned in to your closest GSKH office or mailed directly to the Wichita Girl Scout Center.  Remember, the online registration system gives troop leaders quick and easy access to their troop roster, and also allows for simple payment using a credit or debit card.  If you have questions, contact your MVP specialist or our online registration help desk.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities   

Check out these fun ways to get involved!       

  • Kayak the Water Trail! If you have a canoe certification and would like to volunteer on June 5 in Toronto (Woodson County), please contact Vesa Cunningham.
  • Summer STEM academies at Butler Community College! GSKH is offering two FREE summer day camps on June 11-12 and July 9-10 where girls can explore a future in Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering. Contact Stacy Ward Lattin if you're interested in serving as chaperone at one or both sessions!
  • Three Part Campout! Troops of Junior Girl Scouts, and their leaders, are heading to campout in Arkansas on August 8-11. We are in need of one volunteer with Outdoor Leadership experience to accompany GSKH staff and the troops, to help on-site. Transportation from Wichita will be provided. Interested? Contact Bill Gonio at 620-545-8310 or

Quick Notes!   

Quick Links

  Coming Up for  



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  



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 - All

Girl Scout Day at
 Worlds of Fun

Kansas City


Sat Jun 2 - CSA

Site Orientation for Wichita Girl Scouts Center (CIT)



Jun 4 to 23 - JCSA

Wichita Junior Golf Foundation Event


Mon Jun 4 -  JCSA

Horses of Course



Mon Jun 4 - J


Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jun 4 - J

Junior Chef

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Jun 4-8 - Grades 7-9

Engineering Summer Camp



Mon Jun 4 -  B

Firefly Fairies

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


 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


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 - D

Darling Daisies

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Thu Jun 7 - BJCSA

S'mores, Sleepover & Scouts, Oh My!



Thu Jun 7 - C SA
Fri Jun 8 - CSA
Site Orientation for Old Cowtown Museum (Older Girls)



Fri Jun 8 - DB

She & Me Sleepover

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Sun Jun 10 - B

Brownie Summer Sampler

Camp Four Winds/Leon


Jun 11 to Jun 22- SA

Investigative Summer Program at Newman University



Mon Jun 11 - CSA

College & Career Exploration Days: Imagine Your STEM Future at BCC






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