April 2013
Week 1

Volunteer Toolkit:

Knowing what is out there


Each month in your volunteer toolkit we will focus on a different Girl Scout resource.


Did you know that on the Volunteer Essentials page you will find a plethora of volunteer policies and guidelines to address different Girl Scouting questions? One tool you will want to check out when planning spring and summer activities in your Service Unit is the  Event-Series-Camp Appendix. This guide outlines volunteer roles, planning checklists, and tips for getting girls involved in the planning process. You will also find a sample budget, promotion toolkit, and safety information. Make sure to keep this reference handy when planning day camps, overnights, and more!


Get Ready for Outdoor Activities             

Thinking about camping as a troop or a SU day camp?         


GSKH Outdoor Leadership courses are required before facilitating outdoor activities with girls.

  • The home-study Outdoor Leadership Basics 100 can be completed on your own time, and prepares volunteers to take troops or groups out for the day to hike, have a picnic, and get a taste of outdoor fun (without fire-building or outdoor cooking). 
  • By completing Outdoor Leadership 101, volunteers will be qualified to plan and have backyard camp-outs, host and attend day camps, and have a camping adventure within their own community or stay at any Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Camp property (with the exception of semi-primitive camp sites). Volunteers will also be able to lead cookouts and have campfires. 
  • Outdoor Leadership 201 provides additional skills necessary required for any overnight camping (tents, A-frames, rustic cabins, etc.) outside your community and semi-primitive camping.
OL 101/201 2011
Learning to tie knots at OL 101/201

Annual Meeting 2013

Not too late to register 


Don't forget about the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and GSKH Annual Meeting this Saturday, April 6. If you did not register for breakfast, it is not too late to participate in the Annual Meeting on Saturday. All registered Girl Scouts, ages 14 and up, are invited to participate as delegates in the annual meeting. This is a unique leadership opportunity for volunteers and older girls to understand how the council operates. Annual meeting begins promptly at 11 a.m. Find the locations and contact information online!



Kindergarten Round-Ups        

Planning ahead for 2014 


Setting up a table at your district's Kindergarten Round-Up or sending home fliers with parents is a great way to find new girls interested in being Daisies.  Do you know when your local Round-Up is scheduled?  Are you interested and available to help?  Please visit with your LEAD Team and your MVP Specialist to make plans for Kindergarten recruitment! We know there are girls who can't wait to sign-up as Daisies, and volunteers who are ready to lead those eager girls!



For Girls 


April 13


College 101




April 19-21





April 20


Dodge City



April 20-21

GS & Airplanes




April 20-21

Mall Madness





See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


April 6

Annual Meeting

Various Locations


Register Today!

April 6


Camp Tablemound

V + CSA  


April 12-13





April 22

First Aid & CPR




April 27-28

Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Flying T









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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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