May 2013
Week 4

In your own words   

What does volunteering for Girl Scouts mean to you?     


Leslie Seeley, Emporia My name is Leslie Seeley. I am an Emporia native and a Girl Scout volunteer. I was a Girl Scout as a child and now I serve the young women of Emporia as a Girl Scout volunteer. I work for ESB Financial, a locally-owned bank, as a branch manager. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in German. My husband, Samuel, and I have 2 children. Sophia is 11 years old and a 5th grader at Walnut School. I have been her troop leader since she started Kindergarten in 2007. Calvin is 7 years old and a 1st grader at Walnut School. He is an active Cub Scout and lover of sports.


Why should I be a volunteer? When you volunteer in an organization like Girl Scouts, you are playing an active role in shaping the young women leaders of tomorrow. Our girls need strong, independent, self-sufficient women to care for them, build them up, give them confidence, and provide them with opportunities that will help them to learn and grow. Most of us would not be where we are today without the influence of the volunteers who helped us as children and young adults. Now, as adults we get the opportunity to not only give of ourselves to those who need us, but to work along others who share our passion for creating a better future and to learn from each other. We should never stop learning and never stop giving.


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Troop & Service Unit Finance Summaries   

Deadline: June 30        


Thank you for submitting your Troop and Service Unit Finance summaries on or before June 30, 2013.

  • Find Troop and Service Unit Finance Summaries in your Early Bird Packet or in the 'Forms for Volunteers' section on
  • Submit the names of all current signers on the account. Each checking account must have (at least) two volunteer signers with current volunteer applications and background checks.
  • Report all troop income. Be sure to report the ending balance from the previous year, troop dues collected, Fall Opportunity and Cookie Sale proceeds, financial assistance received, donations and income from other money-earning activities.
  • Report all troop expenses. Be sure to report community-service projects, badges and pins, camping expenses, trips, meeting/craft supplies, miscellaneous expenses, etc.
  • Subtract troop expenses from troop income to determine the balance of troop funds.
  • Mail, hand-deliver or e-mail completed reports to your local Girl Scout Center.
  • Keep a copy for your own records.

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Quick Notes                  

Don't miss out!    


For Girls 


June 6

All-Star Adventures




June 6-8


Camp Double E



June 8

Fascinating Flowers

Great Bend



June 10

Fun & Fitness




June 10

My Future




See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


June 10

First Aid & CPR


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