We know Girl Scouts are busy… • New troops are forming and existing troops are gearing up for another great year! • Recruitment of girls and adults is happening through Sign Up For Scouting! • The Fall Opportunity Sale is approaching! • Volunteers are getting set to take on new Girl Scout Journeys and badge activities! • And more! So we put together your fall highlights!
Sign Up ForScouting (SUFS)• Our biggest recruitment effort for new girl and adult members!• Girl Scout representatives visit schools to talk to girls about Girl Scouting.• Sign-up events for new girls and their families.• Why? The more members we have, the more resources we have to deliver Girl Scouting!• Talk to your MVP Specialist about opportunities Link: http://scoutinginkansas.org
Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary year continues…With special celebrations at the Kansas State Fair! Link: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/2012/07/100- years-of-the-kansas-state-fair-never-gets-old//
Introduction to Troop Management• Sessions scheduled with new troop volunteers• Everything for a new troop leader to get started: o How to run a troop meeting o Managing troop finances o Getting girls and adults registered o Forming a troop committee o Safety guidelines and polices• Contact your MVP Specialist!
Fall Opportunity Sale• Annual friends & family sale of nuts and candies! 2012 FOS Dates• Start the Girl Scout year off o September 9 – 20 - Troops by earning funds and host Girl and Parent Meeting learning new skills! o September 21 – October 7 -• Look for volunteer training Girls take FOS Orders sessions scheduled near you! o October 9 - Troop Orders Due o October 22 – 26 - Product arrives to SU Delivery Sites o October 26 - November 12 - Cupboards Open o November 12 - Money due from Girls
Introducing…LEAD Teams• Last year we introduced the new Service Delivery Model.• Now we’re ready to start building LEAD Teams by filling those volunteer positions from the Service Delivery Model.• LEADERSHIP – ENERGY – ACTION – DELIVERY• Find the role that fits your skills, interests and availability!
VolunteerReappointments • We review and reappoint volunteer positions each year. • Please get your registration submitted in order to be reappointed! • Let your MVP Specialist know if you are planning to continue or if you’re looking for a new role on the LEAD Team!
GPS – Girl Program Schedule Check your mail in September for your GPS – your guide to activities and partnerships around the council!
Volunteer ApplicationProcess • Beginning this year, all volunteers will need to resubmit their application and authorization for background check every three years. • This is for the safety and security of the girls! • You will receive notification to resubmit your application after three years. • If you know it’s been more than 3 years, please go online and fill out the application. Link: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/volunteer-application/
Online Registration• Parents can register their daughters and/or troops can register their members ONLINE.• Troop Leaders can also look up rosters from the online system!• Note for Troop Leaders: if you register or re-register troop members through the online system, please continue to collect a paper registration form with a parent/guardian signature for girl registrations, and an adults own signature for adult registrations. Indicate on the form that the registration has been submitted online. These forms can be turned in to your closest GSKH office or mailed directly to the Wichita Girl Scout Center. Link: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/online-registration-4/
Leadership Conferences• October 13, 2012: North Central Leadership Conference - Salina• October 20, 2012: 2nd Annual Southwest Leadership Conference - Garden City• November 3, 2012: 3rd Annual Northwest Leadership Conference - Sternburg Museum, Hays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.• January 5, 2013: 3rd Annual Smores University - Southeast Leadership Conference - Wesley United Methodist Church, Parsons from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Staff and volunteers are gearing up for an amazing series of conferences forvolunteers across the council in 2012-13!
Girl Scout Cookie Information!2012 Cookie Sale 2013 Cookie SaleCookie credits Cookies Now! isexpire on November coming – one-stop15! Use them for: program for selling,• shop items delivering, and• program fees money-collecting!• troop trips
Short-term VolunteerOpportunities • Are you, or someone you know, interested in volunteering for GSKH without making a major time commitment? • Check out our short-term volunteer opportunities! • We always need additional help on- site at our larger programs! Link:http://www.volunteerkansas.org/Organizations/View/42:Girl_S couts_of_Kansas_Heartland
ToGetHerThere• ToGetHerThere is GSUSA’s campaign for girls’ leadership.• Help break down barriers that hinder girls from leading• See girls achieve the highest ranks in all fields and industries, from science and technology to business and government.• Take the pledge:Link:http://kansasgirlscouts.org/to-get-her-there-pledge/
Volunteer Development • Do you know how to find out the answers to your Girl Scout questions? • GSKH offers a variety of adult learning opportunities designed to meet your needs! • Find details and links on our website: Link: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/volunteer- resources/volunteer-development/
Get Your Girl Scout Gear!GSKH Shop Hours (after Labor Day)Wichita:9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through FridayHays, Salina, Emporia, Garden City:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Shops are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays: October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012, April 6, 2013, and May 4, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Link: http://shop.kansasgirlscouts.org/store/
Girl Scouting builds girlsof courage, confidence,and character who makethe world a better place.