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  • 1. G S K H December 2010 and January 2011Jump For Joy – It’s Cookie Time! It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Cookie Sales begin Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011! Get ready to practice your sales pitch and get out there! Selling cookies will help you learn business ethics, money management, leadership and people skills. Talk to friends and family and tell them all about how cookies help you and your troop. Don’t be afraid to ask your leader questions or ask for tips. Practice your sales pitch with your fellow troop members or your parents. Take the lead! Our council’s goal is to sell 1.4 million boxes of cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and you’re part of it! Girl Scout cookies are not only yummy but they help your troop do your favorite activities. Sit down with your troop to set realistic goals for cookie sales and decide what you want to do with the Cookie Credits you collect. Credits can take you to summer camp, help you travel, help your community and more. Plus you can earn fun incentives for selling cookies! More on pg. 2. Connect with us Online Girl Scouts of Kansas HeartlandLook Inside: Cookie Program Operational Headquarters: facebook.com/ksgirlscouts 360 Lexington Rd. Journey Map Wichita, KS 67218 100th Anniversary twitter.com/ksgirlscouts T: (316) 684-6531 Make New Friends flickr.com/photos/ksgirlscouts F: (316) 684-4141 www.kansasgirlscouts.org youtube.com/ksgirlscouts
  • 2. Take an Online Journey Have you checked out the online journey maps? They’re fun! Just go to girlscouts.org/program/journeys/maps and start mapping out the fun you’ll have by clicking on a Girl Scout grade level! You’ll find an interactive map with ideas about how to tie your Girl Scout activities into your journey. These are just suggestions to get you started; have fun coming up with your own. After all, it’s your journey — customize it!Mark your calendars for these Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartlandimportant cookie sale dates: Board of Directors Officers Allison Ochoa, Chair Cindy Hoover,• January 21: Cookie Kick-off (see regional insert for an event near you) First Vice Chair Angelica Castillo,• January 22- February 6: Initial order taking Second Vice Chair Terri Schmitz, Secretary• February 18- March 13: Girls deliver cookies and participate in booths Shelley L. Hunt, Treasurer Members At Large• June 4: 500+ Event at Exploration Place Barbara Beran, Hays Sue Dieckhoff, Salina• August 6: 1,000+ event (Wichita Music Theatre) Beth Eckert, Parsons Martha Fee, Hutchinson Kristi Fowler, McPherson Karin Gillette, Hutchinson Don’t forget to tell people about the Betty Greer, Garden City new “Shout Out” cookie, a Belgian-style Elaine Hudson, Parsons caramelized cookie. Arnold Hudspeth, Wichita Candy Johnson, Emporia Don Keller, Hutchinson Megan Monsour, Wichita Also tell them about the new Lorna Nelson, McPherson environment-friendly “Thanks-A-Lot” Deborah Sauer, Wichita Joan Wagner, Kechi cookie packaging! It will take more than Sharon Woods, Council Grove 150 tons of paperboard out of the waste CEO stream! Shelly ChenowethPublished by Girl Scouts of Kansas HeartlandGirl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 16,000 girls and adults in80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan.,and regional offices in Emporia, Garden City, Hays and Salina.All About You: We hope you will find this newsletter useful and informativeas well as a perfect place to “brag” about your accomplishments.Send story ideas, photos and comments to: Cat Poland, Marketing and Comm. ManagerPhone: (316) 684-6531, ext. 518 • Fax: (316) 684-4141E-mail: cpoland@gskh.org • Mail: 360 Lexington Rd., Wichita, Kan. 67218 Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
  • 3. LEAD your way to Cookie Program success! L E A DLOCAL – Let customers EFFORT – Put some AWARDS – Earn Cookie DONATE – Don’t forgetknow that the money effort into finding your Credits, patches and about the Cookie Shareearned from cookie sales customers! Your neigh- other recognitions for program! Ask customersstays right here in our bors, friends, teachers your cookie sale efforts. if they would like tocouncil. and teams are probably purchase an extra box Girl Scout cookie fans. to donate to charity.Help Us Celebrate our Big Birthday—100! 2012 is a big year for Girl Scouts—our 100th anniversary! This is a time to commemorate the past and embrace the future of Scouting. Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is putting together a committee to help plan activities for this momentous year. We still need a few girl committee members to provide input. The committee would also like to hear your ideas about how we should celebrate 100 years strong with Girl Scouts. If you have a suggestion or would like to be a part of this historical event please e-mail anniversary@gskh.org with your ideas.Stay Involved and Make New Friends Ambassador Girl Scout Jessica Kennedy of Colby certainly knows how to make new friends, and keep them! As a12-year member of Girl Scouts, Jessica has been able to enjoy a wide variety of exciting Girl Scout experiences. Her mostmemorable experience was serving on the national board of lmk.girlscouts.org, an online safety Web site created forgirls and their parents by GSUSA and Microsoft Windows. “Being involved with LMK was awesome!,” said Jessica.“I got to go to Seattle and New York, and Imade the most amazing friends.” By using text messages and Facebook, these 10 girls fromacross the US have remained close, and are even planning atrip to North Carolina together in the summer of 2011. Jessicathinks of the group as a “little family” and plans on keepingin touch even after high school. “I’ve been able to do so many things because I stayed inGirl Scouting,” said Jessica. “Our troop has helped ourlocal community through service projects, and now I evenhave close friends across the country. There are so manyopportunities, even scholarships! I would encourage allGirl Scouts to stay involved.” Jessica Kennedy, Colby (center), along with Elizabeth Wasinger, Wichita (far right), met new friends while visitingLearn more about Jessica and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington as part of lmk.girlscouts.org.online safety at lmk.girlscouts.org.
  • 4. Organization U.S. Postage PAID Wichita, KS360 Lexington Road Permit No. 1106Wichita, KS 67218www.kansasgirlscouts.org Starts on Jan. 22! Cookie ProgramS H O P T A L K The newest Journey will be in the Council Shops soon It’s Your Story – Tell It Daisies: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Brownies: A World of Girls Juniors: aMUSE Cadettes: MEdia Seniors: Mission: Sisterhood Ambassadors: Bliss: Live It! Give It! Girl Scout Shop Hours: Wichita: Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hays, Salina, Emporia, and Garden City: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 5. 26th Annual Mother/Daughter Campout Emporia and Parsons Regions “Scout Safari”Mothers and daughters enjoyed a great weekend in the Flint Hills at Camp Wood in Elmdale at the 26th Annual Mother/Daughter Campout. The campout offers a great chance for mothers and daughters to spend quality time together whileenjoying many fun activities. Activities included archery, canoeing, flashlight hiking, crafts, horseback riding, climbing the A Great HonorAlpine Tower, singing songs, eating s’mores, GeoCaching, and so much more! Madison Girl Scout Troops 30127 and 30103 enjoyed the weekend camping at Fall River State Park. The weekend attraction was the 8th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous. The girls have participated in the rendezvous for the last five years. This year was a special year because Dave “Yellowhand” Clark, medicine man “Lone Wolf” Ken Feudner, and their friend “Reg,” held an adoption ceremony. They adopted the troops as their granddaughters and the leaders as their daughters and son. The ceremony was carried out in the traditional way of Lone Wolf’s ancestors. This was a great honor for all those involved. The rendezvous itself had many traders and trappers selling goods and living in period tents, pyramids and tipi Pictured: Back row, Madison, Sheryl, Yellowhand, and Shelley. Middle, Alyssa, Megan, Gillian, and Emily. lodges. The girls were able to get a feel of what it was like in Front, Aubrey the 1800’s when they really got together. They were also able to watch a few competitions in black powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, and a ladies skillet toss. These were popular in the 1800’s. At the day’s end they all settled down and curled up in their sleeping bags and drifted off to sleep under the tipi lodge poles and canvas that were slightly stained with smoke. “Fredoniaopoly” Receives 1st Place Girls from Junior Troop 70235, Cadette Troop 70409 and Brownie Troop 70134 put together a “Fredoniaopoly” float for the Fredonia Homecoming parade. The theme was “Explore Fredonia.” They took pictures of things to do and see in Fredonia and placed them around the float. They also took pictures of several houses in Fredonia and placed them on top of the float, along with pictures of three motels in town. They made playing pieces by spray painting a boot, car, horse, and a thimble (a small trash can upside down). The girls had a lot of fun and learned some interesting things about their town. We would love to see your photos The girls hard work paid off, the float won from Mother/Daughter Campout. first place in the parade! The girls were Please send them to me and presented with three $25 gift certificates to use in Fredonia. They are planning to buy a CD player for the I will post them on our website! Girl Scout room so they can learn new Girl Scout songs. The rest of the money will be used to help fund their Mother/Daughter Cook-off and Juliette Low Birthday Party. Way to go girls! Lydia Cope lcope@gskh.org Emporia Office: 1200 Burlingame Road, Emporia, Kan. 66801 | (620) 342-4532 | (800) 342-4532 | Fax: (620) 342-8066 To submit stories, contact: Lydia Cope at lcope@gskh.org or (800) 342-4532
  • 6. 26th Annual Mother/Daughter Campout Emporia and Parsons Regions “Scout Safari”Mothers and daughters enjoyed a great weekend in the Flint Hills at Camp Wood in Elmdale at the 26th Annual Mother/Daughter Campout. The campout offers a great chance for mothers and daughters to spend quality time together whileenjoying many fun activities. Activities included archery, canoeing, flashlight hiking, crafts, horseback riding, climbing the A Great HonorAlpine Tower, singing songs, eating s’mores, GeoCaching, and so much more! Madison Girl Scout Troops 30127 and 30103 enjoyed the weekend camping at Fall River State Park. The weekend attraction was the 8th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous. The girls have participated in the rendezvous for the last five years. This year was a special year because Dave “Yellowhand” Clark, medicine man “Lone Wolf” Ken Feudner, and their friend “Reg,” held an adoption ceremony. They adopted the troops as their granddaughters and the leaders as their daughters and son. The ceremony was carried out in the traditional way of Lone Wolf’s ancestors. This was a great honor for all those involved. The rendezvous itself had many traders and trappers selling goods and living in period tents, pyramids and tipi Pictured: Back row, Madison, Sheryl, Yellowhand, and Shelley. Middle, Alyssa, Megan, Gillian, and Emily. lodges. The girls were able to get a feel of what it was like in Front, Aubrey the 1800’s when they really got together. They were also able to watch a few competitions in black powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, and a ladies skillet toss. These were popular in the 1800’s. At the day’s end they all settled down and curled up in their sleeping bags and drifted off to sleep under the tipi lodge poles and canvas that were slightly stained with smoke. “Fredoniaopoly” Receives 1st Place Girls from Junior Troop 70235, Cadette Troop 70409 and Brownie Troop 70134 put together a “Fredoniaopoly” float for the Fredonia Homecoming parade. The theme was “Explore Fredonia.” They took pictures of things to do and see in Fredonia and placed them around the float. They also took pictures of several houses in Fredonia and placed them on top of the float, along with pictures of three motels in town. They made playing pieces by spray painting a boot, car, horse, and a thimble (a small trash can upside down). The girls had a lot of fun and learned some interesting things about their town. We would love to see your photos The girls hard work paid off, the float won from Mother/Daughter Campout. first place in the parade! The girls were Please send them to me and presented with three $25 gift certificates to use in Fredonia. They are planning to buy a CD player for the I will post them on our website! Girl Scout room so they can learn new Girl Scout songs. The rest of the money will be used to help fund their Mother/Daughter Cook-off and Juliette Low Birthday Party. Way to go girls! Lydia Cope lcope@gskh.org Emporia Office: 1200 Burlingame Road, Emporia, Kan. 66801 | (620) 342-4532 | (800) 342-4532 | Fax: (620) 342-8066 To submit stories, contact: Lydia Cope at lcope@gskh.org or (800) 342-4532
  • 7. Save the Date! March 5, 2011 Thin Mint Sprint For more information about any of the *events listed below, or to find more exciting events C A L E N D A R happening around the council, please visit kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit kansasgirlscouts.org/events or call your regional office for up-to-date information. ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineEmporia RegionDecember 11 Holiday Sweetness DBJCSA Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 11/28/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________January 15 Stress Stinks* DBJ Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 0 1/10/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 21 Cookie Kick Off DBJCSA Emporia Granada Theatre, Emporia 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 29 NEW! Music is Everywhere DBJCSA Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 01/16/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________February 5 Ruby Slipper DBJCSA Emporia High School, Emporia 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 01/23/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 26 Computer 101* J Emporia State University Library, Emporia 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 02/13/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Point, Click, and Go* B Emporia State University Library, Emporia 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 02/13/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Scouts Around the World* DBJ Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 0 2/13/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________March Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland 5 SAVE THE DATE! Thin Mint Sprint DBJSCA Emporia State University, Emporia 10:30 a.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “99 years and still running strong!” 12-13 Mall Madness CSA Flinthills Mall, Emporia 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 02/27/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/WalkParsons Region When: March 5, 2011January 15 Swim for Health and Fun DBJCSA Ash Youth Center, Independence 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Emporia State University______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 21 Cookie Kick Off DBJCSA Emporia Granada Theatre, Emporia 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cost: $20 for 5K and 1 Mile 29 Skate the Girl Scout Way DBJCSA Roller Dome Skating Rink, Coffeyville 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 01/17/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fun Run/WalkFebruary $25 for Sleep in Option 12 A TEA-rrific Time! DBJCSA Brown Mansion, Coffeyville 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 0 1/30/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________March 5 Thin Mint Sprint All Emporia State University, Emporia TBD This will be a great opportunity to celebrate our 99th______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8 Theatre It Is CSA Independence Community College, Independence 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 0 2/27/11 birthday with all of your Girl Scout friends and family!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 19 Science Discovery D Independence Science and Tech. Center, Independence 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 0 3/07/11 All girls, troops, friends and families are encouraged______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ to participate.* Cannot use Cookie Credits More information will be available soon on D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer our website kansasgirlscouts.org or call (620) 342-4532! Join Us for Cookie Kickoff on Jan. 21 at Granada Theatre in Emporia We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Cookie Kick-Off will take place Jan. 21 at The Emporia Burlingame Blunder Granada Theatre located in the heart of Emporia Kansas at 807 Commercial Street between 8th I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to and 9th Avenues. The theatre, originally constructed in 1929, was recently restored to its original Breanna, Emilie, and McKenzie for a mistake that condition which boasts beautiful artwork and architecture throughout. Girl Scouts of Kansas I made in the October and November Shout Out! Heartland invites you to join us for the 2011 Cookie Kick-Off on Jan. 21, 2011. This event, which will take newsletter. place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will offer attendees the first chance to sample a new Girl Scout cookie, the These girls worked extremely hard on their Silver Shout Out, browse through the Council’s Shop-On-The-Go, check out the 2011 Cookie Sale Recognitions, and Award project improving their local park in Burlingame. learn about the Cookie Share Program and Mystery Houses. Girls will also have the opportunity to check out the I apologize for stating that the project was done in Cookie Garden to discover first-hand what goes into a Girl Scout cookie that makes it so delicious.  Last but not Burlington. This was my mistake, and I apoligize. least, it would not be a Girl Scout event without crafts, games and prizes. For additional information about the 2011 Cookie Kick-Off, please contact Victoria Partridge at 620-342-4532. Sincerely, Lydia Cope, Community Development Manager Emporia office
  • 8. Girls Night Out At The Mall They came, they played, and they had fun! The For more information about any of the events* listed below, or to find more exciting events “Girls Night Out” at The Mall in Hays was a huge C A L E N D A R happening around the council, please visit kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit kansasgirlscouts.org/events or call your regional office for up-to-date information. success held on Sept. 25 with 161 girls and 104 adults ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineDecember 2 Garden City Shop Open All Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 Area Meeting V Randall Girls Scout Cabin, Light Park, Liberal 6:30 to 9 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Thin Mint Sprint All Fort Hays State University, 9 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m Race Begins Gross Memorial Coliseum, Gate 2, Hays After 11/30/10 Late Registration fee is incurred______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Area Meeting V Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9:30 a.m. to noon______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Area Meeting V Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 3231 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Area Meeting V United Methodist Church, 321 W. Grant, Ulysses 6:30 to 9 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 11 Winter Leadership Conference V Hoxie High School, Hoxie 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 11/29/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership Essentials V Scout House, 401 S. Nipp, Johnson City 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ in attendance. Girls and adults enjoyed an Basic and Troop Program Aid Training CSA Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11/22/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ inflatable obstacle course, Wii games, looking at 16 Leadership Essentials V Randall Girls Scout Cabin, Light Park, Liberal 6 to 9:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the stars through huge telescopes, dancing, parachute games, making recycled t-shirt bags,January Henna tattoos and much more. The event was 8 Leadership Essentials V Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ hosted by the Hays Service Unit, The Mall of Hays 13 Leadership Essentials V Longbranch Hut, 1109 Longbranch, Dodge City 6 to 9:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ and Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. Sponsors 15 Lady Tiger Basketball Clinic All Fort Hays State University, 8:35 a.m. Check-in, 9 a.m Start 01/12/11 for the event were Golden Belt Bank, Heartland Gross Memorial Coliseum, Gate 2, Hays______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Building Center, Curt Pfannenstiel and Hometown 21 Cookie Kickoff All More details to come - go to www.kansasgirlscouts.org for more information!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brand Center, all of Hays. Mall merchants and Fort 22 Cookie Sales Begin All Throughout Kansas Heartland Council______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hays State University Athletic Department donated 22 Older Girl Congress Winter Meeting CSA Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 10:30 a.m. to 12:01 p.m. 01/07/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ coupons, tickets and trinkets for each participant. 22-23 Older Girl Congress Winter Event CSA Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Emergency Responders - 101 John Collins Voc. Bldg, Garden City Fri. 1 p.m. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. 01/07/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 29 Older Girl Congress Winter Meeting CSA Colby Community College, 1255 South Range, 3:30 to 5 p.m 01/07/11 Bedker Memorial Complex, Colby______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Collecting Soap for a Cause 29-30 Older Girl Congress Winter Event CSA Colby Community College, 1255 South Range, Fri. 5:15 p.m. to Sat. 8 a.m. 01/07/11 Selden Girl Scouts are pictured with Darla Dible The Case of the Fashion Era Murder Bedker Memorial Complex, Colby______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ from the Rexford Community Church. The girls 31 Delegate Conference Call All Dial 1-866-439-4480, Enter PIN 835185# 7 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ collected soap for the Rexford Community Church’s annual shoebox drive. Shoeboxes are filled with toysFebruary and necessities, and are donated to kids in need at 14-17 Cookie Delivery All Hays Region______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Christmas time. 21-25 Cookie Delivery All Garden City Region______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2011 Trips 5/6-5/8 Estes Park Trip 6th Grade - C Estes Park, CO 01/15/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ July/Aug X-treme Whitewater Rafting 7th & 8th - CSA Cotopaxi, CO 01/15/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Selden Girl Scouts make their world a better place.
  • 9. Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow: Girls’ Health Takes Many Forms This year’s five-part series Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow taking place Salina Region in Salina thanks to a grant through the Salina Regional Health Foundation’s Community Health Investment Program, or CHIP grant. It encourages girls to look at what “health” means to them from a variety of perspectives. The first three events, Let’s Get Movin’, Mystery Trip, and Girl, M.D. Medical Careers Dayexplored nutrition, physical health, alternative and fun ways to exercise, prevention of disease and health issues, andcareers in the medical field. Cookie Kickoff – January 21, 2011 - 1600 Rush St., Salina, KS – Church of the Cross, 7-9 p.m.Let’s Get Movin’ This year’s Cookie Kickoff will be better than ever! Starting at 7 p.m., girls will have a variety of activities, The 1st of the series, Let’s Get Movin’, took place on Oct. 9 and allowed girls to work with the K-State Salina Dance games, and crafts to choose from as well as dancing with DJ Cain. Troops that are traveling from out of townSquad, the Spirit Cats, at Central High School to learn a fun dance routine and discover how great exercise is. Girls who may pack a sleeping bag and sleepover with their troop leader—you just need to RSVP in advance! Can’t waitattended this event also learned more about the nutritional food pyramid and created healthy snacks. Let’s Get Movin’ to see you there.motivated girls to find fun new ways to exercise through games and dance.Mystery Trip The second event in the series, Mystery Trip was a full day of activities specially chosen for girls to Lindsborg Girls Trick or Treat for the Needy learn about personal health and well-being. The Girl Scouts in Lindsborg collected canned food items for their community’s food bank by Trick or girls spent the day traveling to different mystery Treating for Cans. Great work, girls! Thank you to Cheri Barnes for sharing these pictures! locations—the bus driver was the only one who knew where they were going (besides parents who received an itinerary). The first stop in the trip was to visit with Dr. Trent Davis, neurologist, and learn more about how the body works as wellas career choices for those interested. Girls were able to explore how our nervous systemand muscles work together in our bodies. The next stop on the mystery trip was CentralKansas Foundation (CKF) . CKF works with the community to prevent and treat alcohol andsubstance abuse. The girls were able to learn about why it is critically important to stay awayfrom alcohol and drugs. The final stop on the trip was the YMCA where girls learned aboutnutrition and healthy eating, exercise and stress relief. Girls were able to enjoy a sessionof Yoga to relieve the stresses of the day.Girl, MD: Medical Careers Day The third fall event in the Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow series, Girl MD, allowed Girl Scouts to work in conjunctionwith Brown Mackie College’s medical teaching staff and students to learn more about the variety of fields available inhealth care. The event, which took place at the Brown Mackie Campus, gave girls a chance to do hands-on activities Salina Office: 3115 Enterprise Dr., Suite C, Salina, Kan. 67401 | (785) 827-3679 | (800) 888-0872 | Fax: (785) 827-6679and learn in a college-level setting to inspire a passion in both the health care professions but also in taking a role intheir own health. To submit stories, contact: Sara Nettleingham at snettleingham@gskh.org or (785) 827-3679
  • 10. Monster Mash For more information about any of the events* listed below, or to find more exciting events Halloween Bash C A L E N D A R happening around the council, please visit kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit kansasgirlscouts.org/events or call your regional office for up-to-date information. ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineDecember 2 Area Meeting- Beloit V North Central Kansas Technical School 6 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Area Meeting- Salina V Trinity United Methodist Church 9 to 11 a.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Area Meeting- Salina V Trinity United Methodist Church 6 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9 Area Meeting- Great Bend V 1st United Methodist Church 6 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3 Mother Daughter Holiday Ball DBJCSA Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St., Great Bend 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 to 7 p.m., dinner, 7 to 9 p.m., dance 11/26/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Mother Daughter Holiday Ball DBJCSA Saline Country Club, 2101 E Country Club Rd., Salina 4:30 p.m. check-in, 5 to 6 p.m., dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., dance 11/26/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________January 15 Silver and Gold Orientation SA Girl Scout Center, 3115 Enterprise Dr. Ste. C, Salina 10 a.m. to Noon 01/07/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 21 Cookie Kickoff DBJCSAV Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, Salina 7 to 9 p.m. Out of town troops may sleepover. Must RSVP to do so.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 22 Cookie Sale Begins All Council Wide______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Abilene Girl Scouts celebrated a spooky Halloween on Oct. 24, 2010.Girl Scouts Pay Respect to the United States through Flag Retirement Ceremony Girl Scouts are one of the few organizations that are allowed to conduct a flag retirement ceremony which involves respectfully putting a torn or tattered flag to rest. Katharine Piper Camp Marydelland Cierra Hladky of Troop 20264 and Kya Rabenseifner of Troop 20247 as well as Doris Maddox, co-leader of 20264 all assisted with a flag ceremony in Great Bend earlier this fall.Thank you to Tamara Rabenseifner for sharing these photos of the ceremony! Campout Girls look on in anticipation as they wait to begin their campfire activities.
  • 11. Fashion Passion Girl Scouts is about making new friends, learning new things, and helping the commu- Wichita and Hutchinson Regions nity. Cowley County Girl Scouts jumped at the chance to assist with the 2010 Rescues and Runways event. Girl Scouts provided entertainment as they modeled in the runway show in addition to collecting needed Birds of a Feather… pet items at the Winfield Country Club on Twenty-five Cadettes and Ambassadors Sept. 26. After discovering a need in their attended the “Masters of the Sky” event at area, girls were able to connect with other Eagle Valley Raptor center in Cheney in local organizations to take action and bring October. They got an up-close encounter with awareness to the cause as a united front. some of the birds of prey. They learned facts about different raptors and their importanceHow do you make a difference in your community? Share your story with in our Kansas environment. Some of the birdsTraci Taylor at ttaylor@gskh.org. that Girl Scouts were able to feed, watch, and learn about were the Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture, and Bald Eagles among others.Girl Scouts Grow in St. John Girl Scouts went into the flight cage to get a New troops have sprung up in St. John! A sign-up booth at the St. John VIP view of the American Bald Eagles namedJubilee Celebration brought seven more girls to this troop in May and they “WSU” (pronounced Wha-Shu) and “Cessna.” Girls also got to experience a release of a Great Horned Owlnow have 13 members. A highlight so far this year was learning how to make hair who had been nursed back to health and was returning to the wild. Did you know that eagles “smile” bybows and wearing them the next day to school. These Girl Scouts exceeded opening their beak? Neither did we. Check out these Girl Scouts “smiling” at WSU as he posed for the picture.their goal with their first Fall Opportunity Sale and are looking ahead to theCookie Sale. Welcome Girl Scouts! Girls WhoTaking Action Scream Together... Bear-A-Thon a Success This fall, Pratt Girl Scouts Haunted Stroll 2010 was a The Girl Scouts in Reno County dressed bears in hand-made Boy Scout and Girl collected coats, hats, mittens, spooktacular success! Daisies, Scout uniforms and donated them to local organizations such as the Reno County and scarves to provide to local Brownies, and their families enjoyed Emergency Children’s Shelter, Hutchinson Police Department, SRS, Reno County churches and elementary schools the princess themed Pumpkin Juvenile Intake and Assessment as well as other similar groups. The community as part of their “Warming Hearts Hollow, hearing a princess story and purchased bears and dropped them in bins across Hutchinson before the girls & Hands” coat drive. Afterwards, even decorating their own princess collected them Oct. 17. Look out for good things coming from this group! Girl Scouts celebrated with a hat! Juniors and Cadettes were Check out more photos at kansasgirlscouts.org. costume party at the Girl Scout daring to stroll along the scarier Cabin. There were games, crafts, Boo Bash trail, crossing the covered and the story of Juliette Gordon bridge, passing through the scary Making the World a Better Place Low. Check out the “donut fishing“ bunkhouses and much more! The The Girl Scouts of Wichita East Service Unit challenged game! You can see more pictures Spookmasters braved their very themselves this fall with Project Re-directory, a community online at kansasgirlscouts.org own late night trail in the dark, no service project offered by SBC. Through collecting phone books, flashlights allowed! Girl Scouts these Girl Scouts earned a fun patch recognizing their hard work. and their families were treated They collected 4,550 books and there were 20 troops and 163 to hayrack rides and walking tacoLooking Ahead salads as a snack. Many thanks to all girls participating. Additional contributions came from Sedgwick Museums and Learning Centers partner with our council to bring fun and County North Service Unit, Wichita West Service Unit and Girl the volunteers and Spookmasters Scouts in Harvey County leading to 150 more girls earning theexciting programming to Girl Scouts! There are many upcoming events in for making the event a success and patch! Watch for this challenge in 2011.your region. Please note that events may change due to registration and that a great start to Halloween week!deadlines are strict so that the facilities can make arrangements. Plan ahead Check out more photos online.and take advantage of these amazing events at places like the Museum ofWorld Treasures , Kansas Cosmosphere, the Kansas Underground Salt Wichita Office: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, Kan. 67218 | (316) 684-6531 | (888) 472-3683 | Fax: (316) 684-4141Museum, the Kansas Kid’s Museum, Exploration Place, Ulrich Art Museum and To submit stories, contact: Traci Taylor at ttaylor@gskh.org or (316) 684-6531the Kansas Aviation Museum. See more at our website, kansasgirlscouts.org.
  • 12. For more information about any of the *events listed below, or to find more exciting events happening around the council, please visit kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “Events.” C A L E N D A R *Information subject to change. Please visit kansasgirlscouts.org/events or call your regional office for up-to-date information. ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineDecember 11 61st Annual Festival of Giving Program ASC Century II Exhibition Hall, Wichita 7:30 to 10 a.m. 11/29/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 61st Annual Festival of Giving Program ASC Century II Exhibition Hall, Wichita 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 11/29/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cookie Kick Off 2011 61st Annual Festival of Giving Program ASC Century II Exhibition Hall, Wichita 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 11/29/10______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 61st Annual Festival of Giving: ASCJBD Century II Exhibition Hall, Wichita 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hutchinson Region “Rythym of the Season”______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, January 21, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 16 Leadership Essentials V Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 9 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At the First Presbyterian Church (201 East Sherman)January 6 Leadership Essentials V Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 9 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wichita Region 11 Let’s Sing V Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 8:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, January 21, 2011 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 17 Programs Skills Leader SA Girl Scout Center, Wichita 2 to 3:30 p.m. 01/9/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) 21 Wichita Region Cookie Kick Off All Century II Exhibition Hall (225 W. Douglas Ave) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At Century II Exhibition Hall (225 W. Douglas Ave.) 21 Hutchinson Region Cookie Kick Off All First Presbyterian Church (201 East Sherman) 7 to 8:30 p.m______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 22 Cookie Sale Begins All Council Wide______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What Girl Scouts can expect to do: 25 Leadership Essentials V TBD, Hutchinson 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Sample the new Shout Out cookie 31 Delegate Conference Call All Dial 1-866-439-4480 Enter PIN 835185# 7 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Find out what’s growing in the Cookie GardenFebruary  Learn about the Cookie Share Program 5 South Central Older Girl Congress CSA The Alley, Wichita (11413 E. 13th) 1 to 2:30 p.m. 01/23/11  Vote for 2011 Camp T-Shirt Winter Session______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Make your own recipe card booklet South Central Older Girl Congress CSA The Alley, Wichita (11413 E. 13th) 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 01/23/11  Have your photo taken with your troop Winter Event______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Check out the Cookie Sale recognitions 11-12 Outside-In Camping B Starwoods Outdoor Center, Clearwater Fri. 6 p.m. to Sat. 11a.m. 01/28/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Learn about the Mystery Houses 12 Brownies in Space B Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson 2 to 5 p.m. 01/30/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  your Cookie Sale goals Set 12-13 Kansas Underground Secrets JCSA Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Hutchinson Sat. 5:45 p.m. to Sun. 7:30 a.m. 01/30/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  what’s new at the Council’s Shop-on-the-Go See 19 Ready, Set, Jet DBJCSA Starwoods Outdoor Center, Clearwater 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 01/21/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Test your selling skills on Cookie Lane 26 American Red Cross First Aid and CPR CSA Girl Scout Center, Wichita 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 01/13/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  much more... And D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Attention Troop Leaders and Cookie Managers! Cookie Sale Troop Training and Material Distribution for Wichita and Hutchinson Regions: Happy Birthday Juliette Low Butler County A Fall Kick Off and Juliette Low Birthday Event was held Oct. 2 at Saint Mary’s in Derby. There were stations demonstrating – Tues., Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Safety Building, Augusta Cowley County traditional Girl Scout practices in outdoor training like dutch oven cooking and setting up tents in addition to face painting, – Fri., Jan. 7, 6 p.m., 1st United Meth. Church, Winfield cupcake decorating, and spin art. The Derby Optimist Club provided a snow cone machine and moon bounces. One Girl Harvey County Scout even brought Juliette a present! –  Sun. Jan. 9, Newton Little House, Newton (Time TBD) The Junior/Cadette Troop #40710 made display boards for each of the four World Centers and a story board about Hutchinson (in conjunction with Area Meeting) Juliette Gordon Low’s life and birthplace in Savannah, GA. This board can be seen in the lobby at the Girl Scouts of Kansas –  Mon., Dec.6, 6:30 p.m., Hutchinson Comm. College Heartland Wichita Office, 360 Lexington Road. Girl-led activities like the cupcake decorating booth and a campfire “SWAP” Pratt (in conjunction with Area Meeting) booth were fine examples of leadership.  Hats are off to these Girl Scouts for celebrating where they came from as well as –  Thurs., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Pratt Comm. College, Emeritus Rm. planning out where they are going. Juliette “Daisy” Low would be proud! Sedgwick County –  Sat., Jan. 8, 10 a.m., Newman University, Wichita –  Sat., Jan. 8, 2 p.m., Newman University, Wichita Juliette Low is the founder of the Girl Scout movement. Oct. 31, 2010 was her 150th birthday! Sumner County –  Tues., Jan. 11, 6 p.m., American Legion, Wellington