May 2013
Week 2

2013 State of the Council   

Remarks from the Annual Meeting     


[Adapted from remarks by Board Chair Allison Ochoa at the Annual Meeting on April 6, 2013. Allison Ochoa served as Board Chair from 2007 to 2013. At the Annual Meeting Arnold Hudspeth took over the position as GSKH Board Chair.]


On behalf of the board of directors, I am pleased to report that Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is in a great position to take Girl Scouting into the next century. We are financially sound, making great strides in staying relevant to girls today, and building our leaders of tomorrow. Today, and as we look to the future, it is also important to honor our rich history. This past year was spent celebrating the traditions and trailblazing of Girl Scouts throughout the last 100 years.  

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Bridging Kits Available                 

Find them in your council shop and online      


Girl Scouts bridging up?  Bridging Kits are available now at your regional Council Shop or online.  The kits include a bridging patch, membership star and disc, bridging certificate, a bridging ceremony sheet, and a Skill Building Activity Set to get girls started on their next journey. Brownies bridging to Juniors also receive a set of  Brownie wings.

Bridging Kits 2013


Volunteer Toolkit:                  

Knowing what is out there   


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


Have you checked out the  Early Bird Registration options? Girls who register online for the 2014 Girl Scout year by June 30, 2013 will receive $10 in cookie credits and an Early Bird patch! Girls who register via paper forms will receive a $1 discount off their membership registration fee and an Early Bird patch! You can't find a better deal!


 2013-2014 EB topper


Other details to know: the 2014 Girl Scout year begins on October 1, 2013, and the membership registration fee is $15 for the year. Also, adults who register during the Early Bird period can also receive a patch by request!


Volunteer Award Winners   

You make Girl Scouting possible in our communities 


Ninety-three volunteers across 80 counties were honored by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Annual Meeting occurring April 6. Without a paycheck and without any fanfare, Girl Scout volunteers devote themselves to girl leadership. They put in long hours, stay patient as girls lead their own activities, and bring fun and spirit to everything girls do. Girl Scout volunteers are making a difference in the world, one girl at a time. 


Click here to see the full list of 2013 Volunteer Award Recipients.




For Girls 


May 29 - June 2

Fun in the Sun!

Camp Flying T



June 3 - 6

Where the Sidewalk Ends




June 4 - 8

CIT Training

Camp Starwoods



June 6 - 8

Anthony Lake Day Camp

Anthony Lake



June 7 - 9

Outdoor Leadership

Camp Starwoods



See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


June 6

First Aid & CPR


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