February 2013
Week 2

Spotlight On:  

Stacy Ward Latin, Youth Leadership Development 

Get to know your council support


Best thing about being a staff member at GSKH: Getting to work with girls as leaders and be part of a larger cause for girls and women all over the world! It is amazing to be a part of THE leadership organization for girls!


Why I believe in Girl Scouts: I can tell from listening to the older girls talk about their experiences, and from examples like some of the great Gold Award projects that the girls are really getting it. They are able to define leadership as a team process and recognize that the skills they gain as a girl will take them into their future as adults.


If I'm not here, you would find me: Reading a book, cooking, spending time with family, or walking my dog Frank. 

Stacy & Anna G. with Brownie Elf at the National Convention in Houston
Cookie Booth Sales 

February 15 - March 10


Cookie Booth Sales are a terrific way for troops to sell Girl Scout Cookies in a retail environment to customers of a local store by setting up a booth. Cooke Booth Sales run Friday, February 15 through Sunday, March 10. Cookie Booth Sales are generally scheduled Monday through Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. 



For more information, including how to schedule a booth, guidelines, tips, and the Cookie Booth Sales Agreement, check out the Cookie Booth Sales Guide at


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.


World Thinking Day     

February 22, 2013


Girl Scouts have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926, taking time to give thanks for the international friendships. The 2013 theme is "Together we can save children's lives." Find links to World Thinking Day Awards for every Girl Scout age level, and a resource for helping girls to earn their 2013 Global Action Award and/or 2013 World Thinking Day patch. Be sure to  share your World Thinking Day pictures, stories, and ideas!



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.


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 





March 2-3

Cosmosphere Overnight




March 2-3

Salt Museum Overnight





April 26-27

Urban Overnighter




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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