August 2013
Week 5

Interested in Teaching First Aid and CPR?

Instructor Certification in Hays

We are looking for a few new First Aid and CPR trainers in Central and Western Kansas! There is a First Aid and CPR instructor certification course scheduled for October 19 in Hays.


This course provides you with the skills needed to train others in First-Aid and CPR.  At the conclusion of this full-day course you will be certified as an instructor by the National Safety Council.  Participants are asked to commit to facilitating First-Aid and CPR courses for the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for a two-year term. 


Do you know someone who would make a great First Aid and CPR instructor - perhaps a parent in your troop, or an older sibling of a Girl Scout interested in a health career? This would be a great opportunity to bring a new volunteer into Girl Scouts!



Wanted: Travelers

Not all who wander are lost!


Are you passionate about travel whether you go around the United States or around the world? Do you want to inspire Girl Scouts of all ages to become more globally aware? Do you want to inspire Girl Scouts to make the world a better place? 

Consider joining the Travel Committee! We are looking for adult volunteers who are interested in inter-cultural experiences and would like to serve on a committee which brings these opportunities to the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. 

If you are interested in sharing your passion for all things global, you can contact for the application form and list of available positions.


Girl Scout Silver Award

Cadettes Take Action

Did you catch last week's article about the Girl Scout Gold Award? This week, find out about the Silver Award for Girl Scout Cadettes!


The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. Earning this award puts girls among an exceptional group who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.


Here are the first few steps for girls to take: 


1.   Go on a Girl Scout Cadette Journey. 

2.   Complete the online Silver Award Orientation, and download companion guides (girl and adult).

3.    Identify community issues, and recruit an advisor (not a family or troop member). Girls may work as a team or as individuals.

4.    Explore the community, research an issue, and interview experts.

5.    Choose and develop a take action project. 


Next, she'll make a plan and put it into motion, beginning by submitting the Silver Award Proposal Form for approval.  She'll interview with the Silver Award Committee and take action to complete the project. After the final submission and receiving her silver award, she can share her story to inspire other girls!


Once girls complete the Journey, the suggested minimum time for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award is 50 hours. Each step they take toward making a difference in the world around them gives them a great chance to learn and grow, and that will make their award project an amazing one!  



For Girls 


September 14

Girl's Night




September 21

Girl Leadership Conference




September 26

On Time Skate




See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers 


September 14
First Aid & CPR

Garden City

V + SA 


September 16

First Aid & CPR

V + SA


September 17

First Aid & CPR


V + SA  


October 19

First Aid & CPR Instructors



Leadership Conferences


Hays - Sept 21

Wichita - Sept 28

Salina - Nov 9

Parsons - Nov 15-16

Garden City - Nov 16

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