October 2012
Week 4

Kansas Girl Scouts in the News   

Check out this story from KSN News    


Time capsule Oct 2012


Nearly 25 years after it was buried, a group of Girl Scouts got together Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012,  to open a time capsule they put into the ground as teens. The girls of Troop 502 are now grown up, and they all came together from across the country and even over the internet. Click to read the full story and video clip from KSN. More of their story will be posted to the GSKH website soon! 


Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) 2012   

It's not too late to earn funds for Girl Scouting!  


The FOS Cupboards, located at all of the Girl Scout Offices (Emporia, Garden City, Hays, Salina and Wichita) and in Hutchinson, will be open October 26 through November 12, during regular business hours, and on Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Some Office Cupboards will have additional hours - just check with the specific cupboard when calling to place your order.  



Don't miss out on this opportunity for girls to earn troop & group funds while learning valuable skills! READ MORE HERE! 


NW Kansas Leadership Conference     

Join us for this fun day of learning in Hays!   


Register today for the Annual Northwest Kansas Volunteer Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 3 at the Sternburg Museum. The fun will begin with an optional meal out and exclusive shopping event on Friday, November 2. On Saturday, registration begins from 8-8:30 a.m., and the action-packed day wraps up at 4:00 p.m. Choose from three of the four morning courses with topics including: first year planning, teamwork, time management, and event-series-camp planning. The afternoon will include STEM ideas and a panel discussion. This is a great opportunity to broaden your Girl Scout knowledge with special speakers and opportunities for engagement. Every Girl Scout volunteer should plan on attending. Register here  or call the Hays office at 785-625-5671!



Focus on: Awards Organizers      

Positions available across the council  


 Do you know about the special awards for Girl Scouts? Juniors are eligible to earn Bronze Awards, Cadettes work towards Silver Awards, and Seniors & Ambassadors can complete their Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. In order to support these high achieving young women, we are in need of Gold Award Committee Members, Gold Award Mentors, and Take Action & Awards Organizers. Each of these positions has a variable time commitment, and may be a perfect opportunity to recruit a non-Girl Scout adult to work with older girls on a specialized project. Interested? Talk to your MVP Specialist about taking on an award support position.


Upcoming For Girls


Nov 10

 Wichita Thunder 




Nov 16

 Power Overnight 




Nov 17

Hooray for Habitats 




Nov 17

Nanotech by Exploration Place 




Nov 17

Cero's Candies 




See more on the Activities Calendar!


Upcoming For Volunteers


Nov 2




Nov 3

Leadership Conference 



Nov 19

 First Aid & CPR 




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Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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