September 2013
Week 2

Calling Girls and Volunteers in Hays

Leadership Conference on 9/21 


Adults + Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors, be part of an inspiring day together! To Get Her There Leadership Conference on Saturday, September 21 at Fort Hays State University, adults will participate in workshops on topics like communication, motivation, and planning. Girls will challenge themselves to experience new things. Everyone will come away with new insight about YOUR leadership abilities!


This is the fourth annual leadership conference in the Hays region, and we know it will be a great day! Volunteers and girls from the Hays region and from across the council are invited to attend. Sign up by September 15


See the details for adults here.

See the details for girls here.


Spotlight On: Blanca Banda, Youth Leadership and Community Development, Salina

Get to know your council support


The best part of my job is/

La major parte de mi trabajo es:


Working with different partners and creating awesome leadership activities for girls. Seeing girls reach their highest potential is very rewarding to me.

 Amo mi trabajo, crear actividades de liderazgo para niñas, mirar que ella alcanza un alto nivel de potencial para mí eso me enriquece.


The line from the Girl Scout Law that means the most to me is/ La linea de la Ley de Girl Scouts que mas significado tiene para mi es:


Courageous and Strong

 Valiente y Fuerte


When I'm not here, you'll find me/ Cuando no estoy aquí, me encontrarías:


Anything photography, design, Hobby Lobby, changing purses, shopping, Rodeos, dancing or with my family!

 Todo lo que tenga que ver con fotografías, diseño, Hobby Lobby, cambiando de bolsas de mano, de compras, en los rodeos, bailando y con mi familia!


Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS)   

Nuts, Candy, Oh My!

The Fall Opportunity Sale starts September 27.  Are you ready to participate?  It's easy to participate in FOS and it's a fun way for your troop to earn funds for your troop activities. Troops earn 20% in proceeds by selling tasty nut and candy products to friends and family. Last year, troops earned an average of $278 dollars in Troop Proceeds.  Remember to set-up a time to meet with your Girl Scouts and their parents to discuss your Troop's participation in FOS.  Click here for more information.


If you missed the FOS training in your area, please contact your FOS Service Unit Manager or a Product Sales Staff Member at 888-472-3683 for further information about how to participate. We are happy to assist you. 


This year's new product is GORP Mix -- It's Good Ole' Raisins and Peanuts with the addition of chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces. 




For Girls 


September 21

Girl Leadership Conference




September 26

On Time Skate




September 28

Girl Leadership Conference



September 28

 Spookmasters Meeting




September 28

 Painting with Style



September 28

Rosie's Story





See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers 


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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