October 2012
Week 1

Southwest Leadership Conference 

Special workshops just for YOU!      


Volunteers in Western Kansas - and from across the council - are invited to the second annual Southwest Leadership Conference on Saturday, October 20 at the K-State Extension Office in Garden City.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the schedule includes leadership activities presented by GC Leadership, special Girl Scout presentations, news about the 2013 Cookie Sale - and MORE!  Enjoy networking with other Girl Scout volunteers and preparing for the year ahead.  Contact Chandra Lay at or (620) 276-7061 for details. Click here to see the online calendar event listing.


Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) 2012  

Orders are due on October 9!     


Only one week until FOS initial orders are due! Please give your Girl Scouts and parents a final reminder to reach out to their friends and family to ask them to support Girl Scouts by ordering delicious nut and candy products.

As you know, FOS products make terrific gifts for teachers, neighbors, or the unexpected holiday guest. Open a jar of Salsa Mix and invite some friends over and you'll have an instant party. And, it never hurts to have a can or two of trail mix at your home or office for a healthy snack.


Orders need to be placed on the Trophy Nut Order System by October 9. Click here for step-by-step order entry instructions or contact a Product Sales staff member for assistance


Volunteer Toolkit: 

Fall Opportunity Sale Forms  

Troop Manager Agreement and ACH Debit Form  


Each month in your volunteer toolkit we will focus on a different Girl Scout resource to help you better understand GSKH policies and guidelines.


The Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) Troop Manager is responsible for submitting the FOS Troop Sale Agreement, outlining his or her responsibilities for managing the products and money handled by the troop. 


The FOS Troop Sale Agreement also includes the ACH debit form agreement, which authorizes GSKH to debit the troop account for the amount owed for product at the end of the sale.  A voided check must be attached to the form, and a new ACH debit agreement must be submitted for every council product sale.


Questions?  Check with your Product Sales Service Unit Manager, or a Product Sales staff member!  If you haven't submitted your  FOS Troop Sale Agreement, please submit that ASAP!


Upcoming For 



Oct 20

Fall Foliage Fun 1




Oct 20

Fall Foliage Fun 2




Oct 20

Make it Pop!




Oct 27

KMUW Media Series




Oct 27

Weather Series

Dodge City



See more on the Activities Calendar!


Upcoming For Volunteers


Oct 21

First Aid & CPR

Hill City


Oct 25

First Aid & CPR






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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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