August 2012
Week 3

Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) 2012 

30 days and counting!      


Mint Trefoils

Can you believe that the annual Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) is only a month away!  FOS starts on September 21, so plan now to participate.  You won't want to miss the opportunity to earn funds for your troop or group!  We've streamlined FOS this year to make it even easier for girls to participate and earn funds for activities. So, don't delay -- sign up now to attend a FOS meeting in your area to pick up your materials and learn more about how simple it is to participate in FOS. See more details about the Fall Opportunity Sale here. 


Click here for a complete listing of FOS trainings. Register online at and click on "Online Registration", then "Adult Event Registration." Please contact your FOS Service Unit Manager or your Product Sales Staff Member for further information about how to participate. 


Girl Scouting 101  

Online Learning Opportunity        


All volunteers are

 encouraged to takeGirl Scouting 101 (GS101), an easy-to-use onlinecourse which introduces volunteers to Girl Scouts' inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online-whenever you can fit it into your day. Access GS101 from the GSKH Volunteer Development page.


Online Registration  

A special note for Troop Leaders!  


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.


Leader Toolkit Event at Starwoods  

Sponsored by Girl Scout Alumni & Friends  


Do you need some practical tips, hands-on experience, and proven ideas for all age levels of Girl Scouting? Come and add to your "Leader Toolkit" on Saturday, October 6 at Starwoods Outdoor Center.  Join Girl Scout Alumni & Friends, a 25 year-old organization devoted to supporting Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, for a full-day (optional overnight on Friday) of hands-on workshops and networking.   Click here for a registration form and details.  Questions? Please contact Alumni & Friends at or call Linda W. at (316) 529-2385.


Have you taken the ToGetHerThere pledge?  

Campaign for girls' leadership opportunities



Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has launched the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in our nation's history. ToGetHerThere will help break down barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving the highest ranks in all fields and industries, from science and technology to business and government.   Read more here.


100 Years of Girl Scouts and Kansas State Fairs 

Girl Scouts Invade the State Fair!  


Twenty twelve marks the 100th Kansas State Fair, as well as the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Gates are open September 7-16, 2012.


This year, we have found ways for hundreds of Girl Scouts to invade the Kansas State Fair!




They include:

  •  Volunteer Opportunities
  •  Competing  for ribbons and cash prizes
  •  Signing up to do a demonstration at the on-site Girl Scout cabin
  •  Showing your pride by wearing your uniform

Read here for more details and to see the exclusive patch/bracelet for 2012.


From the Council Shop

Taking inventory to serve you better!


FYI: the Wichita Council Shop will be closed August 30 and August 31 for inventory.  The Council Shops in Hays, Salina, Emporia and Garden City will be closed September 28 for inventory.




Quick Links

Coming Up for 




Tue Aug 14

 FOS Training



Thurs Aug 16

FOS Training



Mon Aug 20

FOS Training 



Tues Aug 21

FOS Training



Tues Aug 21

FOS Training

Dodge City


Thurs Aug 23

FOS Training



Fri Aug 24

FOS Training

Ness City


Sat Aug 25

FOS Training: Morning Session



Sat Aug 25

FOS Training: Afternoon Session



Sun Aug 26

FOS Training



Sun Aug 26

FOS Training



Thur Sept 6

FOS Training




Go to for more listings.  





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Jennifer Amrein
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