April 2013
Week 2

Spotlight On: Stephanie Gaskill, Director of Youth Leadership 

Get to know your council support  


In a typical week at GSKH (if there is such a thing!), you will find me working with the Youth Leadership Development team planning activities for girls across Kansas, using the Girl Scout Pathways and incorporating the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


I love being a Girl Scout because I have the opportunity to work with amazing people.


When I'm not here, you'll find me spending time with my family and other half, and traveling.


The Early Bird Gets...             

2014 Early Bird Incentives are here!         


2013-2014 EB topper
This year, there are TWO incentive options for Early Bird Registration. Girls who register for the 2014 Girl Scout year before June 30 will receive either $10 in Cookie Credits (for online registrations) or $1 off the membership dues (for paper registrations). All girls who register early will receive an Early Bird Patch. Patches for Early Bird adults are available upon request.


Find all the Early Bird details here.Troop volunteers will receive Early Bird packets with registration information and directions for completing your Troop Finance Summaries.


It is official -

2013 Cookie Sale is a HUGE Success! 


Cookie Booths Across Kansas Have Begun
Abilene Girl Scouts at their first Cookie Booth!

Congratulations to Girl Scouts and volunteers for an outstanding 2013 Cookie Sale. As you know, this year the Cookie Sale transitioned to a direct sale format. The result was an 18 percent increase in sales with over 1.7 million packages of cookies sold. On average girls sold 216 packages this year compared to 168 packages last year. We are so proud of the Girl Scouts for their achievements. 


We will be celebrating with the Top Girl Scout Cookie Sellers at the 1000+ and 500+ Events. A record 68 Girl Scouts sold 1,000 packages or more and 614 girls sold 500 packages or more.  These Girl Scouts will receive a special invitation to attend the event of their choice:

  • Saturday, April 27 in Emporia
  • Saturday, May 4 in Hays
  • Saturday, June 1 in Wichita



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 Court of Awards ceremonies. Council Shops will be open Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


See a full list of shops and offices here. 




For Girls 


April 20-21

 Mudpies & Glitter




April 26-27

Urban Overnighter




April 27

Pool Party




April 27-28

 Girl's Night Out + Rockets




April 27-28

Overnight on the Trails






See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers



April 22

First Aid & CPR


V + SA


April 27-28

Outdoor Leadership 101/201

Camp Flying T

V + SA


May 6

First Aid & CPR


V + SA








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Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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