April 2013
Week 3

GSKH Annual Meeting   

Thanks for being a voice


A big thank you to the 106 volunteers from across the council who participated as voting members in our Annual Meeting on April 6! We used a videoconferencing set-up, for the third year in a row, which allows volunteers to participate in the annual meeting without traveling across the state. The slate of nominations from the board development committee was elected, with no nominations received from the floor. Please join us in welcoming the newly elected leaders:


Chairman: Arnold Hudspeth

Treasurer: Mary Legge

Secretary: Terri Schmitz

Members-At-Large: Jamie Blackwell, Martha Brewer, Barbara Davis, Nathanial Foreman, Abi Griffin, Sommer Keplar, Carolyn Peterson, and Susan Swift

Board Development Committee: Paula Fried, Ph.D., and Sommer Keplar


If you have any feedback on the Volunteer Breakfast or Annual Meeting, please send your comments to  Jennifer Amrein.   



Online Registration             

Membership is just a few clicks away     


Parents and Troop Leaders both can complete Girl Scout Membership registration ONLINE.  To use the new system for the first time, anyone who has ever been a registered Girl Scout through GSKH, or the parent of a registered Girl Scout, must ACTIVATE their account through the online system.  Only those who have never been entered into the GSKH system need to choose CREATE ACCOUNT.


Troop Leaders: when registering any new troop members online, please continue to collect a paper registration form with a parent/guardian signature for new girl registrations, and an adult's own signature for new adult registrations.  Indicate on the form that the registration has been submitted online.  These forms can be turned in to your closest GSKH office or mailed directly to the Wichita Girl Scout Center.  Remember, the online registration system gives troop leaders quick and easy access to their troop roster, and also allows for simple payment using a credit or debit card.  If you have questions, contact your MVP specialist or our online registration Help Desk.


Cookie Credits

2013 Cookie Credits are ready to use 


Cookie Credits are council-issued credits earned through our product sales program.  They may be used for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland programs, store purchases and camps. They may also be used for out-of-council resident camp and for council-approved, long-range troop trips. Cookie Credits earned during the 2013 Cookie Sale are available for use, from now until December 15, 2013.See full Cookie Credit details here!



Special Learning Opportunity  

Interested in environmental education? 


KACEE, the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education is hosting a Facilitator workshop on June 25-26 in Winfield. The KACEE Facilitator workshop will train and support new workshop facilitators to use KACEE resources, including Projects WET, WILD, and WILD Aquatic, which are designed to contribute to the environmental literacy of future leaders.

KACEE is looking for individuals representing organizations, like the Girl Scouts, which have an interest in or ongoing need to train volunteers and community partners to use conservation and environmental education activities. This could be a great match for a Girl Scout volunteer! Find the details on KACEE's application deadline is April 23.



For Girls 


April 20-21

 Mudpies & Glitter




April 27

Pool Party




May 3-5

Survivor Camporee

Camp Tablemound



May 4

Clover Workshop




May 11

If I Ran the Zoo

Garden City



See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


April 26-27

Outdoor Leadership

Camp Double E

V + SA


April 27

First Aid & CPR


V + SA


May 6

First Aid & CPR


V + SA


June 10

First Aid & CPR


V + SA








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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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