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December 2012
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Leadership Conference - S'mores U     

Connect with GS Volunteers in SEK!      

 

Think you need s'more Girl Scout knowledge?  Then plan to attend S'mores University, the SEKS Volunteer Leadership Development Conference in Parsons next month!  The event kicks off on Friday, January 4 at 5:00 p.m. with an optional evening of casual networking, crafting, and learning about anti-bullying tools to share with girls.  Bring your sleeping bag and air mattress to stay at the church!  Saturday's lineup, beginning at 8:15 a.m., includes sessions on the GSKH website, camping how-to's, traveling with girls, and MORE!

 

S'mores U is held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons, and there is no cost to attend!  Register and see the full schedule online.  Contact parsonsgirlscouts@yahoo.com for more information. 

 

 

Cookie Sale Training Dates    

Get ready for Cookies Now!  

 

Listed below are the remaining training sessions, scheduled from today through December 17.  Find a session and get registered online. Select the ONLINE REGISTRATION button, then the Adult Event Registration option, at www.kansasgirlscouts.org.

 

From the first day of the Cookie Sale, girls will have packages of cookies in hand to sell door-to-door and to family and friends.  This means selling, delivering, and money collection is done in one easy step!  At training, troops will receive Cooke Sale Materials along with information on how to order cookies and manage the troop's Cookie Sale. 

 


 

Cookie Trainings Dec 4 - Dec 17

 

Location

Address

City

Date

Time

Abilene HS

1300 N Cedar

Abilene

12/5

6:30 p.m.

First Utd Methodist

2448 Edgemont

Ark City

12/11

7:00 p.m.

Haverhill Elem

9110 SW Haverhill

Augusta

12/13

6:30 p.m.

Beloit Jr/Sr HS

1711 N Walnut

Beloit

12/6

6:30 p.m.

Longbranch Hut

1009 Longbranch

Dodge City

12/15

9:30 a.m.

GS Center

1200 Burlingame

Emporia

12/17

6:30 p.m.

Fredonia Library

807 Jefferson

Fredonia

12/10

6:00 p.m.

GS Center

114 Grant

Garden City

12/8

3:00 p.m.

NCKTC

2205 Wheatland

Hays

12/8

9:00 a.m.

Hutchinson CC

14th & Plum

Hutchinson

12/13

6:30 p.m.

Wesley Utd Methodist

301 E Madison

Iola

12/7

6:00 p.m.

Johnson GS House

407 S. Nipp

Johnson

12/16

3:30 p.m.

Senior Center

701 N Grant

Liberal

12/8

12:00 p.m.

First Christian Church

101 S. Walnut

McPherson

12/10

7:00 p.m.

GS Little House

715 Washington

Newton

12/9

2:00 p.m.

Norton Co Hospital

102 E Holme

Norton

12/15

2:00 p.m.

Overbook Utd Methodist

1005 Maple

Overbrook

12/6

6:30 p.m.

Plainville Library

200 SW 1st

Plainville

12/9

3:00 p.m.

Pratt CC

348 NE SR 61

Pratt

12/4

7:00 p.m.

Salina Tech

2562 Centennial

Salina

12/8

2:00 p.m.

Salina Tech

2562 Centennial

Salina

12/8

5:30 p.m.

United Methodist

137 N Broadway

Sterling

12/11

6:30 p.m.

WaKeeney Library

610 Russell Ave

WaKeeney

12/16

2:00 p.m.

Big Cheese Pizza

324 N Washington

Wellington

12/7

6:00 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/4

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/5

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/6

9:30 a.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/6

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/8

9:00 a.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/10

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/11

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/12

6:30 p.m.

GS Center

360 Lexington

Wichita

12/13

9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Seeking Nominations 

Salute someone for their volunteer service    

  

Volunteer award nominations are officially open for volunteer service during the 2011-12 Girl Scout year!  Any girl, troop, parent, or volunteer can submit a nomination.  Nominations are reviewed by a council-wide committee, and award recipients are honored at an appreciation event in the spring.  It's time to start thinking about how to recognize the amazing women and men who make Girl Scouting possible across Kansas! 

Check out the information here! This year, we've included pictures of the awards, some sample nomination DOs & DON'Ts, and an online form, so nominating is a snap!

 
 

Volunteer Toolkit: Travel Forms 

Travel Application for Short trips and Travel Application for Extended Trips    

 

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

 

Across Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, we LOVE to see girls and volunteers planning trips, from day trips to campouts to national and international destinations.  Planning a Girl Scout trip provides girls opportunities to take part in special activities, experience different cultures, and make connections to people and places!  In order to streamline your planning and also to safeguard the girls, parents, and volunteers, we have several forms and resources for trip planning.

 

The Travel Application for Short trips is required six weeks prior to travel for a trip that includes one to a three night(s) stay on any non council-owned property.  Information requested on the form includes a trip budget, transportation and vehicle plans, detailed itinerary, and adult certification information.  Also, remember that when you are planning a stay in a hotel with girls, they are not authorized to go swimming at the facility unless there is a lifeguard on duty.  If you are planning a short overnight trip of one to three nights but are staying on a council owned property, this form is not necessary.

 

If your travel plans include an overnight stay of four or more nights, both the Intent for Extended Travel Application and the Travel Plan for Extended Trips should be completed.  The Intent for Extended Travel Application is due six weeks prior to regional travel, six months prior to national travel, and eighteen months prior to international travel; the Travel Plan for Extended Trips is due six weeks prior to your travel plans, after the Intent for Extended Travel Application has been approved.  The Travel Plan for Extended Trips requires the following information: travel contacts, emergency contacts, and travel plans. 

 

For questions about travel forms, please contact Faith Martin at 888-472-3683 or fmartin@gskh.org.  The Travel Checklist will also help you organize your travel plans.  Happy travels!

 
 

Give Girl Scouting Alumnae A Gift 

Take the Traditions magazine with you this holiday season.    

Is your troop caroling or visiting any senior centers this holiday season? Let us know so you can take copies of the GSKH Traditions magazines as gifts. Many Girl Scout alumnae would LOVE to see it and it is a great way to start a friendly conversation. What is that you ask? Traditions & Trailblazing, our 100th Anniversary commemorative magazine, celebrates the long, rich tradition of Girl Scouting in Kansas, beginning with the first troop West of the Mississippi formed in 1917 in Hutchinson, KS. Please enjoy this look at our incredible history and our exciting future.  

 

Contact Traci in the Communications Department to receive copies at ttaylor@kansasgirlscouts.org or 316-684-6531 Ext. 526. 

 

 

Upcoming For Girls

 

December 8

 Festival of Giving

Wichita

DBJCSA

 

Dec 7, 8, 14, & 15

Victorian Christmas

Wichita

DBJCSA

 

December 15

Holiday Workshop

Salina

DBJC

 

January 12

Girl Scouts & Airplanes

Wichita

DBJC

 

January 12

Eco Friendly

Wichita

J

 

January 12

Acrobatic Academy

Wichita

JCSA

 

 

See more on the Activities Calendar!

 

  

Upcoming For Volunteers

 

January 5

SEKS Leadership Conference - S'mores University  

Parsons


 

 

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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
 jamrein@kansasgirlscouts.org
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