July 2012
Week 1

Pearls of Wisdom

5 Quick Tips on Recruiting Girls and Adults!  

Juliette Low


  1. Host Service Unit events for recruiting - like Bring-A -Friend-Night, pool parties, Mom & Me or Father/Daughter Events!
  2. Use girl talks at schools to speak to girls and schedule parent meetings.
  3. Have each leader print up the days, time, and places of their meetings to hand out to parents during a recruitment night - also include the Leader and Co-leaders names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  4. Go to the local college to talk about volunteer opportunities!
  5. At any recruitment event it's best to have ALL Leaders there!!  Each leader should have their own table to talk to the "NEW" girls and parents.  New leadership can also take this time to talk to the previous age level leader.


*From Tammy Hutchison, Girl Scout Volunteer, Arkansas City


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.  


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Check out summer opportunities    


Girls can enjoy an afternoon at Big Hill Lake in Cherryvale with their dad (or other adult male) at It's a Catch on Sunday, July 22.  She and He will enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing, and hot-dog roasting.  Register by July 9!


 Check out more summer program activities here!  Don't forget that girls can use their cookie credits to register for events online!  


South Central Leadership Conference

Save the Date! 


Volunteers, be ready for an amazing adult Leadership Conference on August 11 at Starwoods Outdoor Center -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!  


More Leadership Conferences are scheduled across the council in 2012-13!



Summer Volunteer Opportunities    


Summer STEM academy at Butler Community College! GSKH is offering a FREE summer day camp on 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!


 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 Contact Bill Gonio at 620-545-8310 or

Quick Links


  Coming Up for  




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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Phone: (620) 778-8463
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