February 2013
Week 4
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.


Just for Older Girls         

First Aid & CPR and Outdoor Leadership  

Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 are now invited to attend First Aid & CPR and Outdoor Leadership sessions with adult volunteers! We are excited to open up these courses for girls and volunteers to work together. Check out the upcoming events to the right. More 2013 options will be scheduled soon!  


Finance Reminder   

Please submit donations over $25 for official receipt 


Volunteers, remember to track any Girl Scout income and expenses carefully. If your troop/group receives donations (at a Cookie Booth, for example) remember that a donation over $25 must be submitted to GSKH so we may send a tax receipt and acknowledgement of the donation. The donation will be turned over to the troop/group who received it. For more details on troop and group finances, check out Volunteer Essentials.


Volunteer Application Process 

Please reapply every three years!


For the safety and security of the girls and volunteers we require that all adults complete a GSKH Volunteer Application and criminal background screening when interested in volunteering in direct service roles. At the start of the 2013 membership year, we began rescreening volunteers every three years. 


If you are a current volunteer who has been with us three or more years and have not recently re-submitted a GSKH Volunteer Application we will be contacting you to complete this process. If you want to be proactive and get this done before you are contacted, please go online to complete the application.



From the Council Shop  

Spring Saturday Hours


GSKH Council Shops have special Saturday hours during spring months to give volunteers the opportunity to purchase the badges and recognitions needed for the end of the year activities and their Court of Awards. Council Shops will be open Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Don't forget that the Hays and Emporia shops are closed for inventory on Friday, March 1 and Monday, March 4.



Upcoming For 




March 15-16

 Rolling Hills Overnight




March 16

 Science of Style




March 18

 Be Courageous




March 18-21

Junior Zookeeper





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


April 22

First Aid & CPR











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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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