May 2013
Week 5

Moore, OK Cleanup  

An update from GSKH on progress     


We stand with all Girl Scouts with thoughts and prayers to all of those who have been affected by the tornado in Moore, OK on Monday, May 20. Nationally and locally, Girl Scout communities are contemplating the first steps to helping our neighbors from the south. It has been shared that the current death toll now includes a Girl Scout who was a member of the Western Oklahoma Council. It is important to take time to reflect upon the situation and mourn the losses of this community.


Naturally, we each want to take immediate steps to show support and contribute. The Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Council has shared that they appreciate all of the good wishes, but is unable to handle all of the calls and emails at this time. They ask that you not call or email the council, but instead check its website or social media feeds for the latest information. Also, it has been shared that the council cannot accommodate material donations, such as blankets and other goods. Instead, the council has created the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund that will help get troops back up and running, provide scholarships for program and camp participation, and offer other support to Girl Scouts in the affected areas. You can text the word GIRLS to 20222 to make a $10 donation.


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will be exploring future options of support and will continue to post as we hear more. As several leaders have shared, practicing our own disaster plans for emergencies is not only fitting but a great first step to take in a time while the town of Moore is still assessing damage and is not equipped to take in-kind donations.



GSKH Summer Office Hours   

At your regional office        


Throughout the coming months, the council will be adjusting summer hours by closing offices at 3 p.m. on Fridays, beginning June 7 through August 2. Summer Shop hours will be posted in future editions of the Connect eNewsletter. 


Using Resources Wisely   

Reminder about Accounts        


Your Troop/Group and Service Unit finance summaries must be submitted by June 30 to remain in good standing. When completing the form, make sure to check that your account has at least two volunteer signers with current volunteer applications and background checks on file.


If you have question or concerns about a checking account, please check with your regional office.


Keep things simple by also submitting your Early Bird registrations for 2014 membership by June 30! Girls who register online for the 2014 Girl Scout year by June 30 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! 



Quick Notes                  

Don't miss out!    


For Girls 


June 3

 Babysitting Clinic




June 6

All-Star Adventures




June 6-8


Camp Double E



June 11

 To Respect...




June 11-14

 American Girl



*Deadline TODAY* 



See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers



June 1



V + SA


June 1-2



V + SA


June 2

Babysitting Instructor




June 6

First Aid & CPR


V + SA


June 10

First Aid & CPR


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June 20

First Aid & CPR


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