Each year on February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across the world Emporia and Parsons Regions celebrate World Thinking Day. Girls participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Emporia Cookie Kickoff 2011 The Emporia Cookie because of their amazing Kickoff was held at the cookie knowledge during historic Granada Theatre in the Cookie Trivia games! downtown Emporia! There Girls also enjoyed some fun were more than 150 girls in entertainment including a attendance! skit performed by the Girl Scout Cookies, as well as an It was a great event with impromptu Girl Scout style many fun activities including Zoiks! performance. crafts, a safety booth with the Lyon County Sheriff, a Of course, many cookies Goal Setting Tree, and much were eaten, too!Girls trying a variety of dishes from around the world. Girls play African Musical instruments provided by the traveling trunk more! Many girls won prizes from the Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum.Eureka Service Unit Parsons Service Unit & Erie Troops Celebrate...Celebrates… The Erie Daisies, Troop 70164 hello and thank you like they doThe Eureka Service Unit also and Erie Brownies, Troop in Tanzania. A traveling trunkcelebrate World Thinking Day. They #70184 along with the Parsons from the Martin & Osa Johnsonlearned new things about many Service Unit celebrated World Safari Museum, Chanute, KS,different countries across the world. Thinking Day at the Parsons was also on show that was fullThe girls learned about different Arboretum Building. Rick Hines of musical instruments fromcuisines from around the world by from Erie, KS presented a Africa. The girls accompaniedbringing covered dishes to share. program about his trip to Africa the singing of The BrownieThey had Chinese, Italian, Canadian, Girls enjoy cookie tasting at the last year. The girls saw beautiful Smile Song and Kum Ba Ya withGerman, and Mexican foods to try! pictures of animals and the the many African instruments Lebo Cookie Kickoff Event! COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES! culture of Tanzania. Rick even from the trunk. Initial Girl Scout cookie orders were collected on February 8th taught the girls how to say lion, from 8,647 girls across Kansas. Below are some really exciting numbers about the 2011 Cookie Sale. Be sure to check the June/July Shout Out! for the final Cookie Sale totals! Initial Cookie Sale Totals: • Parsons Region: 71,784 pkgs • Emporia Region: 92,692 pkgs • Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council: 1,259,353 pkgs Katie & Melanie from troop 30035 • 12,277 Cookie Shares sold as of Feb. 12th worked a Cookie Booth on February 26th, at Little Caesars, in Emporia.Spending time with Emporia Office: 1200 Burlingame Road, Emporia, KS. 66801 | (620) 342-4532 | (800) 342-4532 | Fax: (620) 342-8066Girl Scout friends! To submit stories, contact: Lydia Cope at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 342-4532 Sara plays the xylophone to a Girl Scout song at Parsons Thinking Day event.
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.Date Event Program Level Location Time Reservation DeadlineFlint Hills Region April 16 Mall Madness J Flinthills Mall, Emporia 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 4/3/2011 16 Take a Walk on the Wild Side DBJ Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 5/2/2011 May 7 Daisy Day D Camp EE, Emporia, 1 to 3 p.m. 5/2/2011 June Howe House & Welsh Farmstead 25 Howe House Day DB 315 E. Logan, Emporia, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. 6/15/2011 It’s a Wii Dance Party! Howe House & Welsh Farmstead 25-26 Howe House Troop Campout JCSA 315 E. Logan, Emporia Sat. 11am to Sun. 12 p.m. 6/15/2011 The Walnut School Service Unit in Emporia enjoyed an awesome night fullBluestem Region of dancing at their Wii Dance Party on April December 2nd. There were 42 girls in 2 Science Discovery J Independence Science and Technology 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. 3/21/2011 attendance: Three Juniors, 27 Brownies, Center, Independence and 12 Daisies. Independence Science and Technology 16 volunteers 9 Science Discovery B 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. 3/28/201 Center, Independence made this night May 5/1/2011 a success! Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 14-15 Spring Camporee DB Camp Tablemound, Near Elk City Reservoir Sat. 9 a.m. to Sunday 11 a.m. June Can you imagine Session A: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. eight Wiis, 32 14 Kayak the Water Trail CSA Cross Timbers State Park at Toronto Lake 6/1/2011 Session B: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wii remotes, eight TVs, three copies of Just D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – ambassador, V – Volunteer Dance 2, four copies of Just Dance, and one copy of Just Dance Kids all in Thin Mint Sprint 2011 the same room? The first Thin Mint Sprint for the Emporia region was held on Saturday, March 5th, at The Brownies Emporia State University. There were 116 participants including those who raced in the 5K, ran or walked in the One Mile, and those who chose the Sleep-In Option. It was earned their a chilly morning for those of us who are not runners, but those true runners seemed Dancercize Try-It. The Juniors earned to enjoy the brisk weather. Thin Mint Sprint was a great success their Dance badge. The Daisies earned a dance fun patch and worked on their This fundraising event would not have been possible without our wonderful sponsors Be A Sister To Every Girl Scout and and volunteers: KVOE, Mix 104.9, Country 101.7, Emporia Gazette, Flint Hills Mall, Courageous and Strong Petals. All the Kelsey with her winning trophy! William’s Automotive, AKA The Sports Fan, Classic Vending, Carpet girls made tutus out of plastic grocery Plus, Starbucks, Reebles Country Mart and Alpha Kappa Lambda. sacks and strips of black, pink, and purple tulle. The girls all took turns posing in their tutus in front of a special backdrop! The girls and volunteers had a blast!