March 2013
Week 2
Happy Girl Scout Birthday 

101 Years Young


GSUSA On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 Girl Scout members in Savannah, Georgia.


If you are in the Wichita area TONIGHT, it is not too late to attend a special Girl Scout event. Watermark Books is hosting Stacy A. Cordery, author of the book Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts for a talk and book-signing.


Girl Scouts across the council are encouraged to wear uniforms to school or work today to show your Girl Scout pride! Fun patches are available for girls and adults. Place your order by March 31. Click here for details!


Good Turn for Goodwill           

Giving back in 2013  


Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout Donation Drive is a fun community service project open to all the girls of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council.  This event allows the girls to give back to their community by collecting material donations for Goodwill stores in their area. Register online from now until March 29 at Girls can be registered as individuals, or you can sign up a troop, but girls must be pre-registered in order to receive the patch.


Click to read details about registration, collection, tally sheets, and additional contact information.


Spotlight On: 

Nicole Lloyd, Development Coordinator     

Get to know your council support  

In a word, my role at GSKH is
: Challenging. We continue to innovate and expand our funding streams and resources to support the girls we serve.


I believe it is important to support Girl Scouts because: Unrestricted public support is important to the organization as it helps provide for the costs associated with serving the girls.


When I'm not here, you'll find me: Cheering on the Shox! (with her boyfriend Jason - pictured right)



Great American Aluminum Can Drive     

Can you do the can-can?      


In the Hutchinson area? Hutchinson Troops are coordinating the Great American Can Roundup in conjunction with Earth Day. The public is encouraged to bring aluminum cans to Midwest Iron and Metal, 700 S. Main St, in Hutchinson on Saturday, April 20 between 8:00 a.m. and noon.


What a great fundraiser for troops and good for the Earth! Click here for more details. 


Get your community involved! The Scout/Council Challenge is a nationwide environmental fundraiser which runs through April 30. Register and learn more at




Summer Activity Guide to Hit Homes Soon    

Be looking for your copy mid-March      


Here is a sneak peak of the 2013 Summer Activity Guide cover. Hard copies will be mailed to all member and volunteer (01 and 02) homes  mid-March with an online version this week. Copies will be available from  MVP's and regional offices while supplies last.  All activities will be available for registration when Cookie Credits are released to family accounts on April 15th! 


Special thanks to volunteer Terri Mattison for this photo of Salina Girl Scouts in the community garden. 


For Girls 


April 5-6

 Museum Overnighter




April 6-7

Girls Night Out




April 6

 Princess for a Day




April 6

Awesome Artist




April 6

Power of Photography




See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


March 26

First Aid & CPR


V + CSA  


March 27

First Aid & CPR




April 6

Volunteer Breakfast + Annual Meeting

Various Locations


April 6


Camp Tablemound

V + CSA  


April 22

First Aid & CPR




April 27

Outdoor Leadership 101/201











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Jennifer Amrein
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