February 2013
Week 1

Need More Cookies? 

The Cookie Cupboards are now OPEN!


Please click here to find a Cookie Cupboard closest to you. 


>Cookie Cupboard Planned Orders

In order to make sure that all Cupboards are stocked each week with the needed cookies, Troops need to enter a Planned Order in SNAP for cookies to be picked up at a Cupboard. Planned Orders must be entered into SNAP by midnight on Sunday. Planned orders will be ready for pick up by Friday, if not before.  Please call the Cookie Cupboard Manager to find out when your cookies will be available for pick up and to schedule a pick up time.


>First Come First Serve Cookie Cupboard Orders

If a Planned Order was not submitted on SNAP, cookies may be available on a First Come First Serve basis at the Cookie Cupboards. Please contact the Cupboard Manager to see if cookies are available.


Volunteer Toolkit: Financial Assistance Application 

Find your forms and resources!


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


Being a part of a leadership experience like Girl Scouts is something that Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland makes a top priority. In order to make the experience available to every girl, we offer Financial Assistance. This assistance may be used for Girl Scouts of the USA membership dues, troop dues, uniform and uniform components, handbooks or journey books, and council event fees. If Financial Assistance is needed for the GSUSA dues, a form is not needed. No girl should be left out of Girl Scouts because of a financial need. This program is a great way to help reach all girls. For more details on specific guidelines for Financial Assistance and to complete the form, CLICK HERE!


Girl Scout Week Opportunity     

Trees for Troops!


 Think ahead! Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, and includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. This year's Girl Scout week falls from March 10-16, and we have a special opportunity from the National Wildlife Federation.


As part of the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Trees for Wildlife program, NWF has established a Tree Bank, with trees that have been donated for planting. GSKH and NWF are teaming up to provide trees for troops and Service Units to plant in and around their communities. Please fill out the Trees for Girl Scout Week application to request trees, by February 25.  


Look for this and more ways to celebrate Girl Scout week coming soon to the website.  


Quick Links  

Don't miss these opportunities!


Save-the-Date: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and GSKH Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 6, 2013


Become a VIP: recruit a NEW adult to volunteer with your troop or service unit, and receive a pair of Girl Scout ear-buds AND an iTunes gift card.


Nominate a volunteer for excellent service:  Deadline February 1, 2013.


Add-a-Friend: Girls who recruit a buddy to join Girl Scouting before April 1, 2013, will receive a special patch!


Coco Keys Deposit: We're planning an exciting overnight trip for  Brownies and Juniors this July. Initial deposits are due April 1, 2013.



Upcoming For 



February 23

 Patch Busters 




February 23

 World Thinking Day 




February 23

 Walking in Each Other's Shoes 




February 23

 World Friendship Fair 




February 23

 Winter Tropical Dance 



See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


March 26

First Aid & CPR




April 6

Volunteer Breakfast + Annual Meeting

Various Locations


April 6


Camp Tablemound









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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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