August 2013
Week 4

Spotlight On: Tina Kendall, Volunteer Services, Garden City

Get to know your council support  
In a typical week: I spend most of my time helping volunteers, on the phone, by email, by Facebook or in person. I also do trainings, answer a lot of questions and help out wherever I can. Each day is different as I never know what it will bring!


The best thing about being a Girl Scout is: getting to meet a lot of new people and to be able to know that along the way that I have helped make a difference in someone's life.


When I am not here, you'll find me: spending time with my family, or at the bowling alley because I am on two different bowling teams, or just hanging out with friends. 



Cookie Credit Countdown!

Cookie Credits expire on December 15, 2013  


If girls in your troop/group earned cookie credits from the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie sale, those credits must be used by December 15! Remember cookie credits can be used for event fees and purchases in a council shop - as well as for troop trips and travel opportunities. Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who have unused credits by December 16 will have those credits automatically "banked" for future use for travel or other special opportunities. Parents can check cookie credit balances by logging onto your family account in Ultracamp  


Girl Scout Gold Award

Going for the Gold in 2013-14?


We are getting tons of questions about the Gold Award process, so here are a few details to help the girls get started!


The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Any girl who is interested in earning her Gold Awards should start with the following:

  1. Complete two Journeys (Senior or Ambassador) or complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey if she completed her Silver Award.
  2. Complete the Gold Award Training (online) and complete the Gold Award quiz (emailed to girl).
  3. Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.
  4. Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.
  5. Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you. Girls select and recruit the Project Advisor (cannot be a troop leader or family member).

From there, she'll create a plan, submit her proposal, and begin working with a mentor to carry out the project, once it is approved by the Gold Award Committee. After fulfilling the Journey(s) requirement, 80 hours is the suggested minimum hours for the steps.


When girls decide to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, they are on their honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence, which set a high benchmark for everything they do and invite girls to think deeply, explore opportunities, and overcome challenges. Gold Award resources and more details can be found here.




For Girls 


August 24

Mall Madness




September 14

Girl's Night




September 26

On Time Skate




See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers  


September 16

First Aid & CPR

V + SA


September 17

First Aid & CPR


V + SA


Leadership Conferences


Hays - Sept 21

Wichita - Sept 28

Salina - Nov 9

Parsons - Nov 15-16

Garden City - Nov 16

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Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services
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