November 2012
Week 3

Use your Cookie Credits!    

November 15 is the Cookie Credit Deadline  

If a girl sold at least 30 boxes of cookies during the 2012 Cookie Sale, then she has Cookie Credits to spend! All Cookie Credits from the 2012 Cookie Sale expire on November 15.  Please remind girls and families to use their cookie credits.  Cookie Credits can be used to register for activities -find an activity here .  Cookie Credits can be applied for activities that occur after November 15, but the registration must be submitted by November 15.


Cookie Credits can also be transferred to a council shop, using the  Cookie Credit Transfer Form.  The Cookie Credit Transfer form also includes options to transfer Cookie Credits to a Troop/Group reservation, approved Girl Scout trips & travel, or selected out-of-council resident camps.  Cookie Credits for girls in grade 6 and up (at the time of the 2012 sale) will be automatically banked for future use. 


Spotlight on: 

Patty Williams, MVP Manager, Wichita       

Get to know your council support      


What I do in a typical week: attend staff and volunteer meetings, support my membership team in recruiting girls, monitor progress to team goals, work with my service units and provide customer service to volunteers and staff as needed.


I believe that Girl Scouting offers girls: the opportunity to learn new things, experience new opportunities, build positive self esteem, develop strong values, and to grow into beautiful young women who will be the leaders of tomorrow.


When I'm not here, you'll find me: spending time with my husband and grandkids - on the weekends in our 5th Wheel Trailer or at home watching TV and movies!


Bring a Friend! 

Add a Friend and Get a Patch in 2012    


What's more fun than Girl Scouts? NOTHING! But bringing in just one more friend to join gives you double the fun! Girls who bring a friend to join Girl Scouts between now and June 30 will receive the Add A Friend patch (see patch right).


Then, they and their friend have the opportunity to participate in all of the fun Girl Scout activities together! Complete the top portion of the form and then give it to your friend's family and ask them to complete it today. 


Patches will be mailed or given to you when the form is mailed or brought to the council office. Click here for form.


What did YOU do this week?        

News from Overbrook Girl Scouts!   


Girl Scout Troop 30129 from Overbrook traveled via Amtrak train from Kansas City to Chicago at the end of October. The girls earned this educational trip by selling cookies and through a variety of other fund raisers.  The seven girls and five adults visited the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, the Field Museum as well as traveling on the city's "L" train.  

~ Becky Coltrane, Troop 30129 


What have you and your Girl Scouts been up to? Let us know! 


GSKH Activities & Partners       

Navigating with your GPS    


Have you checked out all the activities and partnerships listed in the GPS: Girl Pathway Source?  Here's a bit more information about different organizations that provide special experiences just for Girl Scouts!


Partnership Organizations align with the mission and values of the Girl Scouts, and create unique leadership activities for girls.  We offer these activities for large groups of girls on set dates, and GSKH processes the registrations online and in our offices.  Check the listings on the Activities Calendar!


Collaborators provide Programs-on-Demand or Community Service opportunities for troops, service units, groups and individual members, which can be tailored to particular schedules and interests. The opportunities are available by contacting the community partners directly using the contact information provided in the GPS or online.  See Collaborators opportunities here!


A Community Offering is an organization that offers programming to everyone, or wishes to offer a discount or special offer to Girl Scout members. The event does not have to be tailored specifically to the Girl Scouts.  You might find a new community offering in your area just by asking a local business or organization!  Find Community Offerings on our website here.


Upcoming For Girls


November 30

 Calendar Camp 




December 1

Cosmosphere Overnight




December 1

Salt Museum Overnight




December 8

 Festival of Giving




December 8

Daisies & Dollies




December 15

Brownie Elf U




See more on the Activities Calendar!




Upcoming For Volunteers


January 5

Southeast Kansas Volunteer Leadership Conference - S'mores University  


January 19

SWKS Leadership Conference

Garden City



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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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