June 2012
Week 1

Where the Sidewalk Ends...

Second session added due to event popularity! 


Wichita area volunteers are proud to announce a second session of Where The Sidewalk Ends for Daisise and Brownies.  Older Girls are needed to help facilitate this daily evening camp. Check out the description


Parents, are you busy during the day? This evening camp is ideal for your schedule. This program will give the first-time camper an opportunity to explore the outdoors and the wonders of science. You will have a chance to be creative, learn teamwork, and build confidence while enjoying the great outdoors. Campers will experience our famous "Dragon Walk," make crafts and enjoy a closing campfire with S'mores! Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28; daily 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wichita Girl Scout Center, 360 Lexington Rd., Wichita Cost: $45 per girl. Capacity: 25 min./50 max. Girl to adult ratio must be met. Code: 2701-WTSE2 Reservation Deadline: 6/18/2012 Contact: Faith Martin, (316) 684-6531


Click here to see all Where the Sidewalk Ends Sessions.


Have a few hours to spare on Saturday?

Volunteers needed for the 500+ Cookie Club Event  


In search of volunteers to help at the 500+ Cookie Club Event on Saturday, June 9 at Starwoods Outdoor Center: Volunteers are needed for parking attendants, supervising inflatables, registration, and more.  Lunch and/or dinner provided for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Sykes at 316-684-6531 or



Destination - Wyoming's Wildlife Wonders   

Travel Opportunity for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors   

Girls who are interested in the environment, ecology, wildlife biology and natural history will want to check out Wyoming's Wildlife Wonders, where Girl Scouts ages 13-15 travel to Wyoming to study the ecology and natural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Find details and an application here!   





Pearls of Wisdom  

Five Quick Tips for working on Girl Scout Awards 


We asked Amanda Chastain, Girl Scout Volunteer, Wichita, about working through the Bronze Award with Junior Girl Scouts. She said: "Here are some steps I gave my girls. The biggest step was just deciding on what their project would be. They had lots of good ideas!


  1. Brainstorm and write down any and all ideas. Where does your heart lie? Where do you want to make the biggest difference?
  2. Narrow list down. Look over the big list. Pick your top 5 ideas that mean the most to you.
  3. How much time do you have to achieve your goals? Cross out any of the remaining 5 that you don't feel you have the time or adequate resources to accomplish.
  4. Once you decide on your project, break it down into steps. Give yourself deadlines to achieve each step.
  5. Do the work. Sounds easy, but it's easy for life to get in the way. Ask your parent, leader, and/or sister Girl Scouts for help when you need it. Learn to delegate!


In 1914, Juliette Gordon Low sold her pearls to fund the cost of expanding the Girl Scout movement across the United States. It is a symbol of personal sacrifice and sharing.  Do you have your own pearls of wisdom to share? Send them to Holly Slawkowski.  



2012 Mall Madness at Towne West   

Wichita Mall Madness is July 28       


Mall Madness is Saturday, July 28 from 5 p.m. to midnight! Questions?  Interested in volunteering for Mall Madness?  Contact Laura Baxter at or 316-684-6531 Ext. 517.


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.




Quick Notes!   

Quick Links


  Coming Up for  



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



Mon Jun 11- JCSA 

 Horses of Course



Mon Jun 11 -  BDJ

 Wild Science Salon 



Mon Jun 11 - C


Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jun 11 - B

Country Girl Campout

Harvey County West/Newton 


Mon Jun 11 - D

Country Girl Campout

Harvey County West/Newton 


Mon Jun 11 - B

Creation Station

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jun 11 - J

CSI: Bunk House

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jun 11 - BJ

Friends of Fins, Fur, & Feathers

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater 


Mon Jun 11 - CSA

Museum of World Treasures Teen Mentor Opps



Mon Jun 11 - B

Splish Splash

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jun 11 - J

Tossing & Turning

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater 


 Tue Jun 12 - D

Flower Power Day Camp



Tue June 12 - SA

Old Cowtown LIT:Session 1



Tue June 12 - CS

Old Cowtown Museum Aide: Session 1





Your Connect eNews will arrive in your inbox weekly, with important information on training, resources, girl programs, shop specials and tips from seasoned volunteers. Have a suggestion for items you'd like to see in Connect? Let us know!
Contact Information
Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (620) 778-8463
Like us on FacebookView our videos on YouTube
Follow us on TwitterView our photos on flickr