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February March 2011 Shout Out Newsletter


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February March 2011 Shout Out Newsletter

  1. 1. February and March 2011Show Your Girl Scout Pride Wear your uniform or pin on March 10 or 11 Did you know that March 12, 2011 will mark the 99th year of Girl Scouting? To celebrate, all Girl Scouts (girls and adults) are encouraged to wear their uniform or pin to school or work on March 10-11 (the 12th is a Saturday). Let your friends see how proud you are, and maybe if we all share our stories with those who aren’t members, they will join us! Plus, there’s even a fun patch you can earn just by showing your Girl Scout pride! Patches are $1.25 each, and can be ordered by filling out the order form found at, or call a Girl Scout office near you before March 31, 2011. Let’s all show we’re GIRL SCOUT PROUD! Post your proud picture on our Facebook page at Leader Amanda Chastain (Wichita) takes herGirl Scout Pride to the extreme! Cookie Credits 411 Girl’s Guide to GS Thanks-A-Lot Goodwill
  2. 2. Cookie Credit 411 If you sell at least 30 boxes of cookies during the 2011 Spring Cookie Sale, then you’ll have Cookie Credits to spend! Cookie Credits will be applied to family accounts April 1, 2011, and can be used for council events, Summer Camp, and purchases in the council shop. Cookie credits can be transferred to Troop accounts for troop-reserved council events or to council shops by completing the “Cookie Credit Transfer Form”, available in the back of the 2011 Summer Camp guide or online by clicking the “forms” tab at (online form not available unti April 1, 2011). REMEMBER, Cookie Credits will expire on Nov. 15, 2011, so please make sure to use your credits before then!New Ways for You Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland to Have Fun in Girl Scouting Board of Directors Officers The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting Allison Ochoa, Chair Cindy Hoover, First Vice Chair Girl Scouts of the USA is currently at work on The Girl’s Angelica Castillo,Guide to Girl Scouting, which will provide updated badge Second Vice Chairactivities and handbook information for girls. Terri Schmitz, Secretary Shelley L. Hunt, Treasurer It will be available beginning in fall 2011. There will be Members At Largea Girl’s Guide for each of our six grade levels. From that Barbara Beran, Hayspoint forward, as girls transition into new levels, they Sue Dieckhoff, Salina Beth Eckert, Parsonscan begin enjoying the new badges in The Girl’s Martha Fee, HutchinsonGuide to Girl Scouting. Kristi Fowler, McPherson Karin Gillette, Hutchinson What do you do between now and fall? In Girl Betty Greer, Garden CityScouting, you do journeys and badge activities! Elaine Hudson, Parsons Arnold Hudspeth, WichitaThe third journey, It’s Your Story - Tell It! is Candy Johnson, Emporiaalready available to explore, so check it out today! Don Keller, Hutchinson Megan Monsour, WichitaNew GSUSA Web site for Girls Lorna Nelson, McPherson Deborah Sauer, WichitaHave you checked out Joan Wagner, KechiHere you will find a wide variety of games, ideas, Sharon Woods, Council Groveand resources for every grade level. CEOCheck it out today! 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, Director of CommunicationsPhone: (316) 684-6531, ext. 518 • Fax: (316) 684-4141E-mail: • 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. 3. Summer Camp registration starts April 1! C A M PConsider what your Ask other Girl Make your Prepare to haveinterests are and find a Scouts which camps reservations early. fun! Imagine all thecamp that meets your they’ve enjoyed. Camp registration memories you’llneeds. Maybe you’ll get a fills up fast! make! new idea!Say Thanks-a-Lot to Your Leader!5 Ways to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month in April Did you know that April is Volunteer Appreciation Month? We know you appreciate your Girl Scout Leader (or other great Girl Scout volunteer) all year long, but April is a special time to show them how much you care. Here are five ways to say “Thanks-a-Lot,” but we’re sure you can think of many more! ♥ Write them a thank-you note. It’s a simple thing to do, but means so much. ♥ Record a video of your troop telling them how much you appreciate them. ♥ Bake them a cake—or cookies, brownies—you get the idea! ♥ Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, and tell them how great your leader is! ♥ Make up a skit or song with your troop, and act it out for your leader (make sure it includes the words “Thank You” a lot!)Do a Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland and Goodwill Industries of Kansas arejoining together for the Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout Donation Drivein March, 2011. Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Troops are encouraged toparticipate in this community service project on behalf of Goodwill andtheir community. This is a fun and simple event that allows Girl Scoutsto give back to their communities by collecting material donations forGoodwill Industries. The donated items collected during this event are then sold in GoodwillRetail Stores. The funds generated will provide local jobs and funding forprograms (i.e. employment and training programs) and services offeredby Goodwill to people with disabilities and barriers to employment.• Registration Deadline: March 7• Distribute donation bags/flyers throughout your communities beginning March 26.• Pick-up donated items and drop-off to Goodwill on Saturday, April 9. Following the completion of this service project, each Girl Scout will receive a patch for their involvement, and allparticipating troops/groups receive a certificate of appreciation. To register, visit To find a Goodwilllocation near you, visit
  4. 4. 360 Lexington Road Wichita, KS 67218 GSKH Annual Meeting Save the Date! April 30Precious Moments Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with Precious Moments to offer these collectible porcelain figurines. Each hand-painted figure depicts characters engaging in time-honored Girl Scout traditions – making friends and enjoying the outdoors. A perfect gift for your special Girl Scout friend, family member or volunteer! “Girl Scout Brownies Warm the Heart” (retail $40) and “Girl Scouting Brings Friends Together” (retail $50). Support your Council, do your ONLINE shopping at kansasgirlscouts.orgGirl 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 FridayAll Shops will be open Saturdays, April 2 and May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  5. 5. 10 Girls Earn Their Silver AwardThe girls of the Osage City Cadette Troop 30144 have been together in the same troop since their Girl Scout journeybegan as Daisies. All ten girls recently achieved the highest award you can earn as a Cadette Girl Scout, the Silver Award. Emporia and Parsons Regions “We’re Girl Scouts, it’s what we do!” Story Submitted by Korinne Armour of Lenexa to the Topeka Capital Journal The sun was setting over the Pumpkin Patch in Gardner the evening of Oct. 29 when out of a long black Suburban jumped a group of peppy girls. "Did you lose something?" one asked me. I told them that earlier in the day, Id lost my wedding ring in the field. They immediately got close to the ground and began fingering through the grass, looking for it. I was distraught. It was cold and the sky was growing dark. As any Kara and Cassidy became a team because of their love Brooklynn’s project was, “Residents and Me.” She woman would be, I was upset Id lost the ring but more so because the stone was quite old and previouslyfor animals. Their project, “Have a Heart, Save a Life,” worked with residents at Peterson Nursing Home.  She belonged to my husbands family. It was irreplaceable. I had started losing hope when I heard a faint voiceraised awareness in their community about the need for did a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, exercises whisper, "I found it." As I looked up, her hand shot in the air victoriously and she exclaimed, "I found it!"animal adoption. They also spent time volunteering at and bingo.  The nursing home had special events which Tears were in my eyes as I hugged the girl and thanked all of them for helping. These young ladies had nothe Emporia Animal Shelter. They felt their project was a included a Mother’s Day social, Father’s Day celebration, idea if I was out there looking for a contact or a quarter. They didnt care. One of the girls said, "Were Girlsuccess because they found homes for five puppies and Beach Blanket Bingo, Love of Music, Great Outdoors, Scouts, its what we do!"five kittens. Day at the Farm and Game Show Day, which she helped After seeing these girls compassion, generosity and leadership, I know when I look at my infant daughter Chelsea’s project was, “Food and Crafts with Senior with. Brooklynn plans to continue visiting the residents that someday soon we, too, will participate in Girl Scouts. I hope she will possess the same wonderfulCenter.” Chelsea helped with many activities at the at the nursing home. qualities I saw in the cadets of Troop 30148 from Overbrook. The Girl Scout Law is "Be Friendly and Helpful."Senior Center including sewing, armchair exercises, Annah and Kailyn’s project was, “Bringing Pride to These girls are definitely abiding by their law and providing so much hope and pride to their community.ceramics, and nutrition. The senior center is a distribu- Osage City.” The girls both had interest in bringing pride The troop was also recognized as 27 News, KSNT’s Sunflower Heroes. Go to to see the video!tion site for Meals on Wheels, which helps many residents to the Osage Community. The city had put new signs atin Osage County.  Chelsea helped with this program and each entrance to the city. Working with the city officialswill continue to help at the center this summer. the girls decided to plant perennials at the south and Alexis’ project was “Happy Trails Horse Camp.” The east signs. They developed a blog to connect globally Cookie Trivia!enjoyment and love for horses she experiences helped and inform people in the local community about their We are in the midst of the Cookie Sale! Here are some fun factsher select a project. Alexis has taken riding lessons at project. The Pride to Our City will continue as the plants about cookies for you to share with your customers!the Cross and Crown Horse Ranch for several years.  will come up each year. The girls are looking forward to spring when they can view the flowers. � According to a national survey, an average of 90% of peopleAlexis planned and organized a clinic for 3rd, 4th, and 5th will buy GS cookies if given the opportunity.grade students. At the clinic she made all the children in Riley and Courtney’s project was, “Big Kids Helpthe group aware of the horse ranch, how to ride a horse Little Kids.” They worked together as a team at the � The first official Girl Scout cookie sale was in 1934.safely, and how much responsibility that horses require Three Lakes Preschool and developed appropriate � According to a national survey, the number one reason peopleand the cost involved. Alexis will continue to work with games, activities and skill builders for the preschool buy GS cookies is because they want to support Girl Scouting.younger students to educate them about the enjoyment students. As they developed games, activities, andand safety of riding horses. skills the girls were amazed at all the preparation time � Only $.89 from each box of cookies goes back to the cookie involved in getting ready for one preschool class. baker, the remaining money is used to support Girl Scouting Courtney’s project was a, “Senior Prom.” She raised Courtney and Riley plan to continue helping in the in our local area and across Kansas!money to rent the Osage County Senior Center, pay fora DJ service as well as decorations and food that was preschool, collecting picture books, and developing � The top Girl Scout cookie sold is Thin Mints. Caramel deLitesserved at the prom. Several people attended the event more activities for the students. are the second top seller.and prizes were given throughout the evening. During the � Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland soldevening, names were drawn for a prom king and queen.  more than 1.4 million boxes of cookies last year! � By eliminating the cardboard packaging on the Thanks-A-Lot cookies this year, ABC bakers is taking 150 tons of paperboard out of the waste stream! 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 or (800) 342-4532
  6. 6. 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 and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit or call your regional office for up-to-date information. ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineEmporia RegionFebruary 5 Ruby Slipper DBJCSA Emporia High School, Emporia 9 a.m. to Noon 1/23/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 26 Computer 101* J Emporia State University Library, Emporia 9 a.m. to Noon 2/13/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 26 Point, Click, and Go* B Emporia State University Library, Emporia 9 a.m. to Noon 2/13/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 26 Girl Scouts Around the World* DBJ Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 2/13/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________March 5 Thin Mint Sprint* DBJSCA Emporia State University, Emporia 10:30 a.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland 12-13 Mall Madness CSA Flinthills Mall, Emporia 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 2/27/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “99 years and still running strong!”April 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 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______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When: March 5, 2011May Where: Emporia State University 7 Daisy Day D Camp EE, Emporia 1 to 3 p.m. 5/2/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cost: $20 for 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk $25 for Sleep in OptionParsons RegionFebruary and late registration 12 A TEA-rrific Time! DBJCSA Brown Mansion, Coffeyville 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1/30/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This will be a great opportunity to celebrate our 99th birthday with all of your Girl Scout friends and family!March All girls, troops, friends and families are encouraged 8 Theatre It Is CSA Independence Community College, Independence 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 2/27/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ to participate. 19 Science Discovery D Independence Science and Tech. Ctr., Independence 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 3/7/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 25-27 NEW– Outdoor Adventure Sports Camp JCSA Camp Tablemound, Near Elk City Reservoir Friday 4 p.m. to______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For more information and to register visit our website Sunday 11 a.m. 3/13/2011 or call (620) 342-4532!April 2 Science Discovery J Independence Science and Tech. Ctr., Independence 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3/21/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9 Science Discovery B Independence Science and Tech. Ctr., Independence 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3/28/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What is your favoriteMay Girl Scout memory? 14-15 Spring Camporee DB Camp Tablemound, Near Elk City Reservoir Daisies: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5/1/2011 Brownies: Saturday 9 a.m. to Would you like to share your favorite Girl Scout mem- Sunday 11 a.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ory? Send me your favorite story. Was it your first time at camp? The new friend that you made? The day the* Cannot use Cookie Credits canoe tipped over? The night it poured down rain and there was a hole in your tent? Anything! Send in your story and maybe you will see it in the next newsletter! Submit stories to: D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Lydia Cope 1200 Burlingame Road Emporia, KS 66801
  7. 7. Food Drive For a Cause Liberal Girl Scout Junior Troop 60005 and Brownie troop 60075 Hays and Garden City Regions joined together to host a food drive at the beginning of the holiday season with all donations going to the Community Baptist Church food bank. Girl Scouts are pictured with ladies from the church that came to collect the food donation: Chris Hammond, Jeanie Cleveland, and Natasha and Jazmine King. Participation up at 2nd Annual Thin Mint Sprint Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland hosted the 2nd Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 in Hays, KS. This year Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland partnered with Hays Recreation Commission (HRC) making the “Thin Mint Sprint” the third race in the HRC’s four-5K race series. Due to the increased awareness of the eventCelebrating Christmas through sponsorships, participation for the event was up by forty-three Brownie Troop 10163 of Goodland hosted a percent and total event registrations were up by fifty-six percent.Christmas Party and earned their Manners try-it badge Chandra Daffer, Community Development Manager and coordinator ofwith a candle-light dinner, served by their leaders. Girls the race said, “I was ecstatic with the increase in participation this yearmade ornaments for their parents, played BINGO to see for the race. It was great to have Eagle Communications on board as ourwhat gift they would receive in the gift exchange, and Gold Mint Sponsor, in addition to all of our wonderful sponsors, as theywere visited by Santa. The girls played a game, danced to helped us create an increased media presence in our community forChristmas music and had lots of giggles/fun! the event.” One hundred and sixteen individuals bared the cold and wind to Front Left to Right: Anjel, Atalee, Alexis, Santa, Riley, Jazlyn, Taytem participate in the 5K Run/Walk, 13 participated in the One Mile Fun Run Back Left to Right: Ashtin, Keyle, Mariza and eight individuals took advantage of the “Sleep In” option. All partici- pants received a Thin Mint Sprint T-shirt and Girl Scout Thin Mint cook- ies. Tammy Wellbrock, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Girl Scouts help save lives through blood! Director, participated in the race and said, “My original goal was to train and run in a half-marathon this year; The Girl Scouts of Hays recruited over 40 blood donors resulting however after becoming ill I was unable to fulfill that goal. Then in more pints than an average Blood Drive for the American Red after hearing about the Thin Mint Sprint, my goal changed to Cross in Hays! 24 girls recruited at least one donor and nine have participate in one major race in 2010. Having never participated earned the Red Cross Camouflage Cap for recruiting three or more in a 5K I felt there was a lot of excitement and peer support, which donors. Rachael of Troop 10059 and Avin of Troop 10027 tied for made it a very energizing event. Finally, I must say that nothing is top recruiters with four donors each. more motivating than a Girl Scout cookie waving and cheering me on during the race. Actually I don’t know how any other race will top being able to eat Thin Mint cookies at the end.” Race results can be found at, under the Hays Region officeGirl Scouts at Frost Fest Parade with the Red CrossBlood Drop. Girls passed out over 400 invitations to page.donate blood to people along the parade route. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Gold Mint – Eagle Communications Silver Mint – Glassman Corporation Bronze Mint – Center for Health Improvement, Delta Zeta Sorority, Equity Bank, EnerSys, Ft. Hays Auto Sales, Heartland Building Center, and Lifetime Dental; and event partner – Hays Recreation Commission. Additional sponsors: Bank of Hays, Commercial Signs, Culligan Water Conditioning, FHSU Athletic Department, Gone Logo, Hibbett Sports and Maurices, Nex-Tech Mobile Radio Garden City Office: 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City, Kan. 67846 | (620) 276-7061 | (888) 900-7061 | Fax: (620) 276-7143 Hays Office: 2707 Vine Street, Suite 8, Hays, Kan. 67601 | (785) 625-5671 | (888) 811-8832 | Fax: (785) 625-7695Garden City Brownie Troop 60141 made more than 100 Forty Girl Scout volunteers attended the Winter Leadership Conference held in To submit stories, contact: Chandra Daffer at or (785) 625-5671puppets and dolls for the children in the ER and Hoxie, KS on Dec. 11. Check out the video at Departments.
  8. 8. 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 and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit or call your regional office for up-to-date information. ReservationDate Event Prog. Level Location Time DeadlineFebruary Healthy Media Images for 14-17 Cookie Delivery All Hays Region______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12 Basic Program and Troop Aide Training CSA Colby Girl Scout Center, 520 W. 5th, Colby 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1/25/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girls Community Discussion Leadership Essentials and Intro to Troop Management V Randall Girls Scout Cabin, Light Park, Liberal 9:30 a.m. to Noon 2/11/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, along with Girl Women Flying Sky High DB Mid-America Air Museum, 2000 W. 2nd, Liberal 12:30 to 2 p.m. 1/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have made a historic Women Flying Sky High J Mid-America Air Museum, 2000 W. 2nd, Liberal 2:30 to 4 p.m. 1/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ commitment to developing programming and policy 19 FHSU Tiger Deb Dance Clinic DB Fort Hays State Univ., Cunningham Hall Room 122, Hays 8 to 9:30 a.m. 2/2/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ solutions that promote girls healthy living and media FHSU Tiger Deb Dance Clinic J Fort Hays State Univ., Cunningham Hall Room 122, Hays 10 to 11:30 a.m. 2/2/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ literacy. Over the next year, GSKH will be conducting Basic Program and Troop Aide Training CSA Girl Scout Little House, 108 W. Hackberry St., Garden City 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2/3/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Voice for Girls-Community Leadership roundtables 21-25 Cookie Delivery All Garden City Region______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ across the state, and specifically in Hays and Garden 24 Leadership Essentials and City, to educate those who are interested in learning Intro to Troop Management V United Methodist Church, 112 West Grant, Ulysses 6 to 9:30 p.m. 2/23/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ more about creating Healthy Media Images for Girls. 28 Delegate Conference Call All Dial 1-800-439-4480, Enter PIN 835185# 7 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The roundtables held in Hays and Garden City will bring together community leaders, public officials,March supporters, funders, community partners, educators, 5 Silver Award Orientation C Girl Scout Office, 2707 Vine #8, Hays 9 to 10:45 a.m. 2/18/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ parents and foundations together with subject matter Animal Adaptations DB Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City 11 a.m. to Noon 2/16/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ experts to explain the issue and its impact on girls in Gold Award Orientation SA Girl Scout Office, 2707 Vine #8, Hays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2/18/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ our communities with the goal to increase awareness Creature Teacher J Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 2/16/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ on the issue of Healthy Media Images for Girls. Program Skills Leader (PSL) SA Girl Scout Office, 2707 Vine #8, Hays 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. 2/18/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Additionally, roundtable participants will be equipped 10 Leadership Essentials and with the information to advocate in their community Intro to Troop Management V Scout House, 401 S. Nipp, Johnson City 6 to 9:30 p.m. 3/9/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ through “Letters to the Editor” of their local newspa- 12 Dance, Tap, and Twirl with Colby CC DB Colby Community College, Student Union Rm. 108, Colby 10 a.m. to Noon 2/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ per and information to advocate at the state level and Dance, Tap, and Twirl with Colby CC J Colby Community College, Student Union Rm. 108, Colby 1 to 3 p.m. 2/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ lend their support for “The Healthy Media for Youth 19 Healthy Habits…with Mom DB Center for Health Improvement, Gymnasium, Hays 9 to 10:30 a.m. 2/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Act (H.R. 4925).” Watch the GSKH Web site for Leadership Essentials and additional information on the Community Leadership Intro to Troop Management V Randall Girls Scout Cabin, Light Park, Liberal 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3/18/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Roundtable in your area! Silver Award Orientation C Girl Scout Little House, 108 W. Hackberry St., Garden City 10 to 11:45 a.m. 3/4/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fun and Fit…with Mom J Center for Health Improvement, Gymnasium, Hays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2/26/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gold Award Orientation SA Girl Scout Little House, 108 W. Hackberry St., Garden City 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 3/4/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________March 26 through April 9 Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout Donation Drive All Locations can be found at: 3/7/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 28 Delegate Conference Call All Dial 1-800-439-4480, Enter PIN 835185# 7 to 8 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________April 1-3 “Spring Up” in Colorado Springs J Colorado Springs, CO 3/1/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2-3 Brownie Museum Trek Part 3 B Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays Sat. 5 p.m. to Sun. 10:30 a.m. 3/9/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9 Dance, Dance, Dance DB Dodge City Community College, Dodge City 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 3/23/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dance, Dance, Dance J Dodge City Community College, Dodge City Noon to 2 p.m. 3/23/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9 X-treme Challenge/Ropes Low Course CSA Seward County Community College, Liberal 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 3/24/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Troop #70212 in Dodge City performs Flag Ceremony with local Boy Scout group.
  9. 9. Beloit Girls Give to Project Linus Brownie Troop #20650 from Beloit, Kansas recently completed several blankets for the Project Linus chapter in Salina RegionHays, KS.  For the past 4 years this troop has been making blankets and completing this project. “The girls can’t waitto get started each year,” said Troop Leader Terry Clingman. The blankets are given to children who are ill.  Project Linus’ mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth andcomfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blanketsand afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” For more information, visit The site hasa pattern for the blankets, if you are interested in this project for your own troop or family. Chapman Juniors Complete Eco-Related Badgework Troop 20179, for completion of their Eco-Sense Badge, collected 160 pounds of trash from their community and took the items to the Fort Riley Recycling Center where they were able to see the different machines that recycle trash. As part of this visit, the girls were also able to see the outcome of the recyclable items they collected. In addition to their recycling field trip, the girls traveled to Manhattan to visit a Climatologist at Kansas State University. The girls Pictured from the back, left to right: Emily, Darby, Kaylyn, Shyann, Alexus, Madalyn, Elisa, Laney were able to work with Front row left to right: Athina, Jasmine, Jaimie,  Shea, Montgomery, Lynnae, Hannah, Lizzy, Grace, Chloe, & Haley different meteorological instruments and learned about different precipi- tation readings from as far back as the 1800s.Riley Outreach Troop Growing and Growing! The girls were allowed to Great Bend’s Riley Elementary Outreach Troop has grown to over 45 members strong this past choose a date in historysemester and we look forward to seeing how this vibrant group of girls develops this spring! they wanted to research in regards to precipitation readings; many of the girls chose their birth dates or the date of the Chapman tornado. This trip helped the troop conclude their work for the Weather Watch badge. Troop 20945 Celebrates our Founder’s Birthday Daisy Troop 20945 conducted an investiture and rededication ceremony in the fall of 2010. Festivities included a 150th birthday celebration for Juliette Lowe. Girl Scout Alum Kay Bachofer portrayed Juliette for this celebration. Salina Office: 3115 Enterprise Dr., Suite C, Salina, Kan. 67401 | (785) 827-3679 | (800) 888-0872 | Fax: (785) 827-6679 To submit stories, contact: Sara Nettleingham at or (785) 827-3679
  10. 10. Healthy Today, 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 and click on “Events.” *Information subject to change. Please visit or call your regional office for up-to-date information. Healthy Tomorrow Reservation Spring 2011 EventsDate Event Prog. Level Location Time Deadline Special thanks to Salina Regional HealthFebruary Foundation for making our Healthy Today, 4 Taste of Journeys All + parents TBA, Salina 4 to 6 p.m. TBA- SAVE THE DATE!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Healthy Tomorrow events possible! 5 Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance DBJCSA Ramada Inn, 1616 W. Crawford, Salina 7 to 9 p.m. 2/04/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 11 Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance DBJCSA Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St., Great Bend 7 to 9 p.m. 2/10/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ March 12 19 World Friendship Fair DBJCSA Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, Salina 1 to 4 p.m. 2/04/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jackie Stiles Basketball CampMarch Lakewood Middle School, Salina 5 Dolls, Dolls, Dolls DB Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, Salina 9:30 a.m. to Noon 2/18/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 12 Jackie Stiles Basketball Camp BJC Lakewood Middle School, Salina 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. 3/05/11______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jackie Stiles teaches that there is no limit to the 12 Amazing Race CSA Girl Scout Center, 3115 Enterprise Dr. Salina 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2/25/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ goals you can attain through her basketball camp 12 Older Girl Congress CSA Girl Scout Center, 3115 Enterprise Dr. Salina 4:30 to 6 p.m. 2/25/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ and motivational speaking. Be sure to save the 19 Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow All Central Mall, Salina TBA TBA-SAVE THE DATE! date! Fearless & Female and Your Best Defense Open to entire community (regardless of age/gender)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 19 Mall Madness DBJCSA Central Mall, Salina TBA TBA-SAVE THE DATE!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ March 19April Your Best Defense 8-9 Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls CSA Camp Mary Dell, Abilene, KS 7 p.m. Fri. to 5 p.m. Sat. 3/25/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Central Mall, Salina, time TBA 12 Take Action Party All The City Teen Center, Salina TBA TBA This event, open to anyone in the community, Open to entire community (regardless of age/gender)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ will feature a self-defense advocate and speaker 16 Think Green, Live Green, Love Green CBJ Lakewood Park, 250 Lakewood Dr., Salina 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4/01/2011______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ as well as a Highway Patrol Officer, each of whom will discuss personal safety and awareness. March 19 D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Fearless and Female Central Mall, Salina, time TBA This girl-only event will focus on age-appropriate activities and discussion about personal safety,World Friendship Fair – February 19 the power of the girl voice and basic escape concepts. A DEFINITE must for ALL girls! World Thinking Day is a special day when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world think of each other and give thanks and April 12 appreciation to their “sister” Girl Guides and Scouts. Learning and understanding our world neighbors can be a powerful tool for Take Action Party girls to use in their understanding of other cultures. During this multicultural event, girls are encouraged to think globally and act The City (teen center), locally. Celebrate World Thinking Day as you participate in activities based on other countries! Salina, time TBA Come celebrate all of the accomplishments Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 • 1 to 4 p.m. we’ve made through our Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow events this year, help honor our Church of the Cross, Salina, KS sponsors and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at The City. Call our office at (785) 827-3679 or register online at
  11. 11. Festival of Giving, Dec. 11, 2010 Troop Surprises Leader After Diagnosis Debbie Losey has been a Girl Scout Leader in the Goddard area for five years. She has often found herself Wichita and Hutchinson Regions volunteering with children and currently serves Troop 40806 with co-leader Carrie Van Metre. Debbie decided to become involved when her granddaughters joined Girl Scouts. Now this troop has more than nine members along with a “Juliette”. Ark City Girl Scouts Leave Their Mark at the OKC Memorial Last Fall, Debbie was given a diagnosis of cancer. She Troop 40327 of Ark City began treatment and has even scheduled her weekly traveled to Oklahoma City chemotherapy treatments on Wednesday mornings so to tour the OKC National that she is better for troop meetings the following Tuesday Memorial and Museum. They evening. The second meeting in November was a tribute were able to learn firsthand of to the value of her volunteerism as her troop and parents the tragic events that presented her with a special present. The quilt is a personal occurred on April 19, 1995. touch meant for Debbie to use in her weekly treatments They learned about the and a way to keep the girls of troop 40806 near as each girl Federal building and the has made their own square. The remainder of this thought- surrounding area prior to ful gift represents experiences they have shared in the last 9:02 a.m., saw pieces year included the Haunted Stroll at Camp Starwoods, the impacted by the blast, and Girl Scouts leave their mark, as “each handprint becomes part of the wall.” Cosmosphere and Underground Salt Mine of Hutchinson, learned from the survivors. among others. This experience showed them volunteerism and hope at its best, gave them an insight to our judicial system, Her favorite part of Girl Scouting is the connection and and helped them develop a better sense of community. See more photos of their Nov. 2010 journey online sharing between the volunteers and girls. They learn at Thank you for sharing your experience Girl Scouts! together. She attributes her success as a troop leader to great support from her co-leaders, support from her husband who is also a Girl Scout volunteer and having the best group of parents out there! They step up repeatedly to Get “WIT” it! Girl Scouts Visit BCC in Andover be a part of meetings and help with “heavy lifting”. This October, Girl Scouts were able to spend time with Women in Debbie intends to continue being involved as a leader Technology (WIT) at Butler Community College (BCC), learning how More than 1,200 people enjoyed the 61st because her troop gives her a sense of motivation in her to use the computer as a tool for success. Juniors discovered differentAnnual Festival of Giving on Dec. 11, 2010. It is the personal battle. She thanks this group of Girl Scouts, styles of architecture in the Engineering Graphics/CAD labs to earn thelargest Girl Scout service project of the year and parents and volunteers for keeping her positive even when Discovering Technology and Architecture Badges. Brownies got in onGirl Scouts from Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Sedgwick it is hard. When sharing the story about her experience with the action early that morning by earning try-it badges as well.and Sumner counties found many ways to say Girl Scouting and her recent diagnosis, she rarely used the February brings another partnership with Butler County Community“thank you” to the community for their contin- word “I”. Her focus is clearly on others and especially the College as Seniors and Ambassadors are registering for College 101.ued support of Girl Scouting. The girls handmade girls and her community. These Girl Scouts will have breakfast with Dr. Jackie Vietti, presidentor purchased gifts for the 17 agencies, as well as of BCC and a former Girl Scout. They will go on a tour of the El Doradohosted booths with service projects that reflected campus and find out more about BCC programs. One attendee willthis year’s theme, “Rhythm of the Season.” receive a 15-hour scholarship to BCC! Find out more online at New this year, troops were invited to bring gently or contact Mary Wilson, 316-684-6531, ext. 530.used shoes to be donated to Central Kansas Check it out if you have questions about college!Podiatry Associates. These shoes will be given topeople across Kansas, from children to adults.This year’s festivities included a talent show,headlined by Lauren Werhan, Miss Kansas 2010, Thinking About World Thinking Day?who performed a ballet solo. Monday, Feb. 22 is World Thinking Day for Girl Scouts around the world. It is one day where Girl Scouts across the world devote their time and participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. Many troops use it as an opportunity to study about other countries and cultures. Check out events online at “When you get an idea that will do good, Wichita Office: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, Kan. 67218 | (316) 684-6531 | (888) 472-3683 | Fax: (316) 684-4141 follow it up, and don’t fear that because it is only you, it cannot succeed.” To submit stories, contact: Traci Taylor at or (316) 684-6531, ext. 526 Debbie displays her quilt at the Girl Scout Center. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low