June 2012
Week 2

Leadership Development for Adult Volunteers

Mark your calendar! 


Staff and volunteers across the council are working together to put on regional Leadership Conferences chock full of information and resources for Girl Scout volunteers!

  • August 11, 2012: South Central Leadership Conference - Starwoods Outdoor Center, Clearwater (near Wichita) - see below for details!
  • October 13, 2012:  North Central Leadership Conference - Salina - details TBA!
  • October 20, 2012:  2nd Annual Southwest Leadership Conference - Garden City - details TBA! 
  • November 3, 2012: 3rd Annual Northwest Leadership Conference - Sternburg Museum, Hays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 5, 2013: 3rd Annual S'mores University (Southeast Leadership Conference) - First United Methodist Church, Parsons from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Central Leadership Conference

August 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starwoods Outdoor Center, Clearwater, KS.

Be ready for an amazing adult Leadership Conference - all Girl Scout Volunteers are invited to attend! Kick off the Girl Scout season with a full-day of practical and engaging workshops designed just for Girl Scout volunteers.  We'll cover financial literacy, Girl Scout songs, planning a trip, using the craftbarn, Girl Scout traditions, Journeys and the Girl's Guides, navigating the website and online registration, and so much more!  


Spotlight on: Ginger Sandell, Office/Shop/Product Sales Associate

Get to know your council support   

Ginger Sandell Garden City

What I do on a "typical" day at the Garden City office: 
Answer phones, process Cookie Credits, assist customers in the shop.

Why I love being a Girl Scout:  It's all about making a difference in a girl's life.  If I can help just one girl reach her potential, or create one leader then I did my job.

When I'm not at the office, you can find me...In a troop meeting, on a troop trip, reading or horseback riding. 


Staying Healthy and Fit   

Keeping Girls Healthy and Fit with 'Healthy Habits' Journey Booklets  

Whether they're hiking, trying a new sport, or preparing tasty, nutritious snacks, Girl Scouts enjoy many fun ways to lead healthy lives. Health and fitness have been part of Girl Scouting since girls ran foot races in 1912! 




Through the National Program Portfolio-Leadership Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for girls at all levels-girls develop leadership and build skills they can use now and in the future. Healthy living activities are woven throughout the Girl Scout program in varied ways to provide girls with choice and flexibility. In partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment FoundationGirl Scouts has developed three "healthy habits" booklets for volunteers to use in conjunction with their Journey Adult Guides. The booklets will help guide girls on their Journey as they learn to lead active, healthy lifestyles.  Learn more and download these FREE resources here.


Don't Miss Out on New Summer Activities  

Check out your Summer Supplement Guide




New opportunities to use your cookie credits in June/July are now online for you to register! Click on the image to see what summer has to offer. 


Quick Notes!   

Quick Links

Coming Up for Volunteers


Sat Jun 16

 Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Four Winds/Leon


Sat Jun 23

Outdoor Leadership 101



  Coming Up for  



Jun 25-28 - DB

NEW! Where the Sidewalk Ends



Jun 25-28 - C

NEW! Where the Sidewalk Ends - Program Aide



Jun 25-28 - SA

NEW! Where the Sidewalk Ends - Volunteer In Training



Jun 25-28 - CSA

Museum of World Treasures: Teen Mentor Opp  



Jun 26-29 - C

Old Cowtown Museum Aide: Session 3

Old Cowtown/Wichita


Wed Jun 27 - CSA

Old Cowtown Leader In Training: Session 3

Old Cowtown/Wichita


Wed Jun 27 - DBJ

Stomp Rocket Launch



Wed Jun 27 - DB

Frontier Fun

Old Cowtown/Wichita


Thu Jun 28 - BJ

Stomp Rocket Launch



Jun 29-30 - JC

Refresh, Renew, & Recycle



Jun 30-Jul 1 - All

Girl Scout Night at the Wingnuts (Sleepover)



Jul 6-7 - JCSA

World in Motion Camp-in at Exploration Place



Sun Jul 8 - B

Jumpin' In
 Camp Four Winds/Leon


Mon Jul 9 - CSA

College & Career Days: IMAGINE your STEM Future with BCC



Mon Jul 9 - JCSA

Horses of Course



Mon Jul 9 - B

Creation Station

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Jul 9-11 - D

Flower Power Day Camp 

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater 


Mon Jul 9 - JC

Get Lost! GPS

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jul 9 - J

Root beer, Rockets, & Robots

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jul 9 - B

Splish Splash

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Mon Jul 9 - CSA

 Museum of World Treasures: Teen Mentor Opp 2



Jul 9-12 - C

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Program Aide



 Jul 9-12 - SA

Where the Sidewalk Ends - Volunteer in Training



Jul 9-12 - BD

Where the Sidewalk Ends



Jul 9-10 -  J

Tossing and Turning

Camp Starwoods/Clearwater


Tue Jul 10 - SA

Old Cowtown: Leader In Training

Old Cowtown/Wichita






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Contact Information
Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (620) 778-8463
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