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October November Shout Out Newsletter

  1. 1. G S K H October and November 2010 Kansas Girl Scouts Journey to NASA Girls Given the Tools to Start Their Own Astronomy Clubs Two very lucky Kansas Girl Scouts, accompanied by two local volunteers ventured to the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD July 18-23 to learn about NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). This Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland team, including Girl Scouts Allison Stukey (Wichita) and Shelbey Logan (Salina), along with volunteers Fred Gassert and Brindi Stables were one of only 10 Girl Scout Council teams (out of 109) selected to participate. These Girl Scouts are now responsible for organizing at least five trainings with adults and/or older Girl Scouts, and to form a Girl Scout Astronomy club with the help of a Girl Scout-NASA core volunteer mentor. “Visiting Goddard Space Center helped me understand the inner-workings of NASA,” said Stukey. “This opportunity allowed me to understand the career I would need to obtain and how to follow my dream and receive a job at NASA.” Left to Right: Allison, Shelbey and Brindi enjoyed a side trip to the White House. Connect with us Online Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Look Inside: See ‘N’ Sell facebook.com/ksgirlscouts Operational Headquarters: 360 Lexington Rd. Travel Wichita, KS 67218 Thin Mint 5K twitter.com/ksgirlscouts T: (316) 684-6531 Voice For Girls flickr.com/photos/ksgirlscouts F: (316) 684-4141 www.kansasgirlscouts.org youtube.com/ksgirlscouts
  2. 2. 44th Annual See ‘N’ Sell Arts & Craft Show Handcrafted items and homemade food from nearly 200 vendors! 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Tickets: $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Children 11 and under, free. Proceeds from gate and booth fees benefit Girl Scouts in 80 counties. For more information visit seeandsellshow.com or call (785) 827-3679. All Aboard the GSKH Travel Train! Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland provides a progressive program through regional and Board of Directors national travel leading up to international experiences. While you may register directly for Officers some of the travel opportunities, others require an application and interview (interviews are Allison Ochoa, Chair Cindy Hoover, conducted only if you are accepted from the application). First Vice Chair Girl Scout Junior Angelica Castillo, Colorado Springs, CO – Reservation Deadline is Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 Second Vice Chair Terri Schmitz, Secretary Girl Scout Cadettes – Sixth Grade Shelley L. Hunt, Treasurer Estes Park – Reservation Deadline is Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 Girl Scout Cadettes (Seventh grade) through Ambassador Members At Large Barbara Beran, Hays Whitewater Rafting – Reservation Deadline is Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 Sue Dieckhoff, Salina Yellowstone – Application due Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 Beth Eckert, Parsons Martha Fee, Hutchinson 2012 Kristi Fowler, McPherson Karin Gillette, Hutchinson Savannah, GA – Girl Scout Cadettes Betty Greer, Garden City (Seventh grade) through Ambassador Elaine Hudson, Parsons Application due Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 Arnold Hudspeth, Wichita London, England – Pax Lodge – Girl Scout Candy Johnson, Emporia Cadettes (14 yrs. and older) through Ambassador Don Keller, Hutchinson Megan Monsour, Wichita Application due Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 Lorna Nelson, McPherson For more information on upcoming travel Deborah Sauer, Wichita Joan Wagner, Kechi opportunities visit: kansasgirlscouts.org/girls Sharon Woods, Council Grove or contact Virginia Jacobs at vjacobs@gskh.org or (888) 811-8832. CEO Shelly Chenoweth Check out the 2011 GSUSA destinations: http;//www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/ For more information about travel: http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/travel Published by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 16,000 girls and adults in 80 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 informative as well as a perfect place to “brag” about your accomplishments. Send story ideas, photos and comments to: Cat Poland, Marketing and Comm. Manager Phone: (316) 684-6531, ext. 518 • Fax: (316) 684-4141 E-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. 3. Tips for having a GREAT Girl Scout Year! 1 2 3 4 Celebrate Juliette Low’s Check out our online Participate in the Fall Go to girlscouts.org/ Birthday on Oct. 31. calendar of events at Opportunity Sale and program/journeys/ Juliette Low founded kansasgirlscouts.org/ Cookie Program to earn maps/ and begin your Girl Scouting in events and join in the fun! Cookie Credits! (You can online interactive Savannah, GA in 1912. use these to pay for most Journey! events and for items in the Shops.) Join Us for 2nd Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5 K Race and One Mile Fun Run for the Whole Family! When: Saturday, Dec. 4 9 – 9:45 a.m., Check-in 10 a.m. Race begins Where: Gross Memorial Coliseum, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS Cost: $15 for 5K, and One Mile Fun Run $20 for Sleep In Option, and late registration Registration Deadline: Nov. 30 Register online at kansasgirlscouts.org or call (785) 625-5671. Raising our Voice for Girls Girl Scouts Advocate on Behalf of Healthy Media Images for Girls Did you know that by the time a girl graduates from high school she will have spent 15K hours watching TV versus 12K hours in school? This does not include the hours spent online, playing video games, listening to the radio, or reading magazines! The Girl Scout Research Institute’s latest survey, Girls and Body Image (2010), revealed alarming statistics about teen girls’ relationships with the media and fashion industry. – Nearly 90 percent of girls surveyed say the media places a lot of pressure on girls to be thin. – 60 percent of girls compare themselves to models. – Body dissatisfaction can result from this comparison, and leads to serious health problems, such as unhealthy eating and dieting habits. – More than half of girls (55 percent) admit they diet to lose weight. Over the next couple of years, we’ll be partnering with GSUSA to bring more awareness about the issue to our members across Kansas, as well as to the community at large. We’ll be conducting community roundtables across the state to inform and educate using media-awareness activities from the new Journey, “It’s Your Story, Tell It” during program activities. Stay tuned for more information about our efforts. Those interested in joining the discussion are asked to contact Cat Poland at cpoland@gskh.org.
  4. 4. Organization U.S. Postage PAID Wichita, KS Permit No. 1106 S H O P T A L K 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. Shops will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, November 6 Cookie Credits expire November 15, 2010! Go to kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “forms” to transfer them to a shop
  5. 5. A Crime Scene? NO! It’s a Silver Award Project Breanna, Emilie, McKenzie, and Kiersten of Burlington Emporia and Parsons Regions started working on their Silver Award more than a year and a half ago with their advisor Teresa. They began by cataloging artifacts during the winter months at the local museum. When it came time to decide what their actual project would be they spent time researching in their community to see what needed to be done. After Flying for the First Time… looking at the condition of their local park they decided Eight out of ten girls and one adult from Parsons had the that it needed the most work and agreed to take on the opportunity to fly for the very first time as their troop traveled project. They took pictures of the play equipment and to Washington D.C. this summer. Many of these girls had also McKenzie put together a Power Point presentation. The never been so far from home without their families. This was girls asked to be on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of these girls. The the Burlington City girls worked very hard for two years fundraising to make this trip Council agenda possible they participated in the Fall Opportunity Sale, Cookie for the next Sale, and did many other fundraisers as a troop! meeting so they The girls enjoyed the trip so much that they are currently could show their starting to plan for their next major troop trip and figure out their presentation. They fundraising! volunteered to do all of the work if the City of Burlingame would provide the paint Top Ten Lessons Learned from the Washington D.C. Trip: and other supplies they would need. The City Councill readily agreed to this. The 1. An airplane is just like a roller coaster but takes you to girls then made contact with city employees to get the animal rides removed from better places (8 Girl Scouts and one adult had never been the park so they could proceed. The animals had several coats of paint and were on a plane). very badly chipped, so Breanna and Emilie asked a gentleman who restores old 2. You really can get folded up like a taco in a hotel roll-away bed. cars if he would sand blast the animals so they could repaint them. He was happy 3. DC garbage trucks are louder than an earthquake to help the girls out and proceeded to sandblast two horses and one seahorse. (and they come every day very early). Carolyn Strohm helped the girls strip paint from the animals that couldn’t be 4. The Washington Monument is really, really tall and the marble benches inside are the best place to sit sandblasted. on a hot day. The heat of July was in full swing as the girls met at the hardware store to pick out 5. No matter how tired you are you must see the FDR memorial. paint and gather their other needed supplies. In the sweltering heat the girls began 6. At the Lincoln Memorial it looks like his hands are signing “A” and “L” in sign language. to sand down and clean all of the equipmentbefore they could begin the painting 7. If a restaurant is not busy at lunch time there is a reason…bad food and service. process. While working on the slide they found that the steps were very rusted 8. You can feed 14 people at McDonalds for $54. and needed to be sand-blasted, so once again McKenzie and Kiersten made 9. When a panicked adult is separated from the group on a metro train the nice people of DC will help her arrangements to borrow a sand blaster and found a city employee to do the sand make her way back to the group. blasting for them so they could begin painting. 10. 10 Girl Scouts can set and reach a goals and become the best BFF’s EVER!!! While the girls were working on the painting they roped off the equipment with yellow tape they were given from the fire department. A lady approached the girls and asked, “Is this a crime scene?” Looking back Carolyn Strohm said, “Now if four Girl Scouts covered with paint and holding paint brushes and cans of paint doesn’t tell the story, I don’t know what does!” The girls all got a good laugh out of this. As Eureka Day Camp Goes “Into the Wild” if these Girl Scouts hadn’t already done enough, while working on their original Eureka Girl Scouts endured the rain at their annual day camp in July at Roy and Mary Wade’s in Eureka. project they noticed that the restroom building was in pretty bad shape as well as Tammi Burtin said, “It hadn’t rained for quite some time, but you can believe it rained while we had day the picnic tables. Being good Girl Scouts ,they decided to tackle those projects as camp Saturday night, it rains on us every year, no matter what!” There is a theme every year for the day well, even though the bathroom was definitely not a pleasant place to be! camp this year it was “Into the Wild.” The girls were kept very busy cooking over the camp fire, putting up To finalize the project the girls will be doing a Power Point presentation in front tents, and making tie pillows. Kim Jones, Kansas Wildlife and Parks Manager, visited the camp as well. She of the City Council to show them the before and after photos. They also plan to educated the girls on different wild animals that can be found throughout our state. Ms. Jones also brought meet with younger Girl Scouts and encourage them to get involved with their many different animal furs for the girls to look at. Overall, the girls had a great time this year as they do every communities! Congratulations Breanna, Emilie, McKenzie, and Kiersten! You did year! an awesome job! 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. 6. Sign Up For Scouting: For more information about any of the *events listed below, or to find more exciting events Lyndon Pool Party 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. Reservation Date Event Prog. Level Location Time Deadline Emporia Region October 1–2 Mother/Daughter Camp DB Camp Wood, Elmdale Fri. 6:30 p.m. to Sat. Noon 9/16/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2-3 Mother/Daughter Camp JCSA Camp Wood, Elmdale Sat. 1 p.m. to Sun. Noon 9/16/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12 Silver & Gold Orientation CSA Girl Scout Center, Emporia 5:30 to 7 p.m. 10/03/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sign up for Scouting was in full swing in August 23 Mad Scientist Event * DBJ Girl Scout Center, Emporia 9 a.m. to Noon 10/16/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ and September throughout the entire council! 23 Roga Pumpkin Patch DBJ Roga Pumpkin Patch, Emporia 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 10/10/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Lyndon Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts came together and hosted an awesome pool party at November the Lyndon Swimming Pool. There were more 6 Basic and Troop Program Aide Training CSA Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10/17/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ than 45 girls at the event! What a great way to 6 Wave the Flag for Veteran’s Day * DBJ Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 10/30/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ make new friends and spend time with other Girl Scouts! December 11 Holiday Sweetness DBJCSA Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia 1 to 4 p.m. 11/28/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parsons Region BXtreme Girls Go Zip-Lining October 8-9 Fall Camporee JCSA Camp Tablemound, Elk City, near Independence Frid. 4 p.m. to Sun. 11 a.m. 9/26/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 23 Beadin’ and More DBJCSA First Baptist Church, Caney 9:30 a.m. to Noon 10/10/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ November 13 Basic & Troop Program Aide Training CSA Location TBA; Iola 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 11/01/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ * Cannot use Cookie Credits D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer 67 Girls Journey to the Wild Side: Emporia’s BXtreme troop traveled to Branson, Girl Scout Day at the Zoo MO in July. “Mama Scout” had the girls stop at each historical marker on their way from Emporia What a fantastic event! 67 Girl Scouts took over to Branson and took photos of the girls at each the David Traylor Zoo in Emporia on August 28. The marker. While in Branson the BXtreme girls took girls enjoyed many fun and educational activities the opportunity to go zip-lining! The girls went at and learned about the different animals through- 8 p.m. in the dark! What a courageous group of Girl out the zoo. The activities were geared around the Scouts they are! Journey Series so the girls were able to earn some of the requirements for the Journey they are currently working on. Each girl also received a fun patch at the end of “Journey to the Wild Side!”
  7. 7. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Gold Award Committee Members Needed: Hays and Garden City Regions We are looking for Girl Scout Alumni, former GoldAward recipients, professionals, and those interested in becoming a part of the Gold Award process. This is the highest award offered to a Girl Scout, and we’re seeking regional committee members to review the applications and Interested in the outdoors? Raising Money for a Cause! determine if the project meets the Gold We are looking for adults interested in Hailey Fisher, member of Troop #10225, learned how hard work and perseverance can help anyone Award guidelines as stated by GSUSA. becoming outdoor trainers in the Hays achieve a goal. Hailey began the year with a goal to “earn” her way to attend the Junior two-night trip in A sub-committee of Gold Award Mentors Region. Omaha, Nebraska. Through the profits of a Lemonade stand, Hailey achieved her goal! In working at her will be needed as well. These people will lemonade stand, Hailey was able to put to work her be liasions between the applicant and the Contact Virginia at 888-811-8832 for skills of money management, sales, and customer Council. Both of these positions will be a one more information. service. Plus, due to her excellent communication year commitment. Although this is an extremely important part of Girl skills and purposeful cause, Hailey had many return Scouting, the involvement will only be as needed through the year. customers. Call Virginia at 888-811-8832 if you have questions or know someone While in Omaha she traveled to the Henry Doorly who would like to help. Zoo, one of the nation’s biggest zoos; visited President Ford’s birth site and gardens; visited Boystown; and walked across the pedestrian bridge that connects Nebraska to Iowa. During the trip Hailey not only got to experience a variety of sght- seeing locations, she also built many friendships and increased her knowledge of animals, which will help prepare her to work on her Bronze Award. Creative Cadettes Congratulations Hailey on accomplishing your goal! Hailey Fisher (Troop #10225) 5th grader from Hays, KS. Cadette’s Zoe Andazola and Alyssa Marrs from Troop Special thanks to Donna Lubbers for submitting the photo and story information. #60036 hard at work decorating the Garden City office window. The girls decorated the window with a birthday theme to help Mark Your Calendar to Shop Girl Scout Day at the Zoo celebrate Girl Scout’s birthday Saturday, August 28 in March. Zoe and Alyssa made Girls across the state of Kansas Busy Beloit Brownies the birthday cake out of cookie joined the Girl Scouts to kick off a new Beloit Brownie Troop #20650 went shopping boxes, very creative! year in scouting. Twenty five local Girl in the Hays office on Aug. 12. The Girls were Scouts attended the “Journey to the excited to spend Cookie Credits on their first Wild Side” at the Lee Richardson Zoo trip to the Girl Scout store. While in Hays they in Garden City. Through their journey also got to visit Sternberg Museum and eat at the girls learned which animals live in McDonald’s! the wetlands, cool things about birds, what resources animals need to survive, which items can be recycled and much more. Thank you to the Lee The Hays and Garden City shops will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Richardson staff for helping make this on Saturday Oct. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Cookie Credits expire event a success! Nov. 15. Visit, call, e-mail or fax your orders today to the Hays or Garden City shops for all your Girl Scout apparel and supplies. 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) 625-7695 To submit stories, contact: Chandra Daffer at cdaffer@gskh.org or (785) 625-5671
  8. 8. Save the Date! For more information about any of the events* listed below, or to find more exciting events Join Us for the 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. 2nd Annual Thin Mint Sprint Reservation 5 K Race and One Mile Fun Run for the Whole Family! Date Event Prog. Level Location Time Deadline When: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 October 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Check-in 2 Garden City Shop Open All Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10 a.m. – Race begins Hays Shop Open All Girl Scout Office, 2707 Vine Street - Suite 8, Hays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership Essentials V Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where: Gross Memorial Coliseum, Museum Trek, Part 1 B Prairie Museum of Art & Hisrtory, 1905 S. Franklin, Colby 1 to 4:55 p.m.9/11/2010 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 2-3 Three Part Campout, Part 1 J Ellis Lakeside Campground, 300 East 8th St., Ellis Sat. 10 a.m. to Sun. 11 a.m. 9/14/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9 Conservation Scene Investigators B Camp Christy, 320 Christy Dr., Scott Lake 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9/16/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cost: $15 for 5K, and One Mile Fun Run, Super Saturday Training V Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $20 for Sleep In Option, 14 Leadership Essentials V Scout House, 410 S. Nipp, Johnson City 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $20 for Late Registrations 15-16 Digging Through the Past CSA Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays Fri. 6:30 p.m. to Sat. 5 p.m. 9/24/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 17 Silver Award Orientation C Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort, Hays Noon to 1:30 p.m. 9/27/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Early Registration Deadline: Nov. 30 Gold Award Orientation SAV Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort, Hays 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. 9/27/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Late Registration Deadline: Dec. 4 Older Girl Fall Congress CSA Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort, Hays 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 9/27/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Just a Little “Horse Sense” CSA Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm, Hays 6 to 8 p.m. 9/27/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 23 Leadership Essentials V Longbranch Hut, 1109 Longbranch, Dodge City 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Making a Sunny Daisy D Girl Scout Little House, 108 W. Hackberry, Garden City 1 to 4 p.m. 10/8/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Scouts Strut their Stuff 30 Making a Sunny Daisy D Puddle Duck Preschool, 520 W. 5th St., Colby 1 to 4 p.m. 10/15/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ at Local Summer Parades: 30 Silver Award Orientation C New Community Building, Plains Park, Kismet 9 to 10:45 a.m. 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gold Award Orientation SAV New Community Building, Plains Park, Kismet 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “It’s a Mystery to Me” CSA New Community Building, Plains Park, Kismet 1 to 3 p.m. 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Older Girl Fall Congress CSA New Community Building, Plains Park, Kismet 3 to 4:15 p.m. 10/22/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Astronomy 101: Girls in Space CSA New Community Building, Plains Park, Kismet 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ November 5-7 Junior Trip: Creating Champions in Colorado Springs J Colorado Springs 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Garden City Shop Open All Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership Essentials V Randall Girls Scout Cabin, Light Park, Liberal 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 13 Making a Sunny Daisy D Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort, Hays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 10/29/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16 Leadership Essentials V Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 6 to 9 p.m. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 20 Leadership Essentials V United Methodist Church, 112 W. Grant, Ulysses 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Basic and Troop Program Aide Training CSA Girl Scout Office, 2707 Vine Street - Suite 8, Hays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Scout Troop in Dodge City December 11 Basic and Troop Program Aide Training CSA Girl Scout Office, 114 Grant Avenue, Garden City 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11/5/10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011 Trips May/June Yellowstone or Bust! 7th - A Traveling to Yellowstone National Park! 10/31/10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2012 Trips Summer “Celebrating 100” in Savannah, GA 7th - A Travel to Savannah and experience the founding home of GS! 11/10/10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ July/Aug International Trip to Pax Lodge SA Travel to London, England for 7 to 9 days and experience another country. 11/10/10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Girl Scout Troop in Spearville
  9. 9. Birger Sandzén Educational Portfolio Available for Troop Use Salina Region Looking for a new, unique way to introduce the rich history of Kansas art to your girls? The Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery in Lindsborg has put together an educational portfolio that is available for loan completely free of charge. The portfolio is comprised of a portable carrying case of interesting papers, prints, and other materials about Birger Sandzén. Sandzén was a Swedish immigrant that settled in the Smoky Valley of Kansas in 1894 to teach art at Bethany College, and who later became a world renowned artist. The teaching packet contains basic art education Abilene Daisy and Brownie Troops Honor Injured U.S. Soldiers information in addition to the Sandzén background. Quilts of Valor Project Displayed at Eisenhower Presidential Library There are hands-on materials and educational activi- ties in history, art, geography, and mathematics, as well as In similar fashion as during WWII when a DVD tour of the gallery. Included are suggested lessons women on the homefront made quilts and plans and activities for teachers and leaders. The target blankets for soldiers fighting for our country group for this packet is grades 3 through 7, but would also abroad, Girl Scouts in Abilene have put in be informative to older students. The use of the packet considerable time and dedication to their is free except for return postage, or it may be personally Quilts of Valor projects. The girls hand- returned to the Gallery at 401 N. 1st Street, Lindsborg. colored and cut many of the pieces of Suggested check out period is one month. The teaching their quilts, which are on display at the packet was originally created in 2004 and publicized to Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene. area schools. The materials have been recently revised The quilts will be distributed at several VA and the new version will be available in the Fall of 2010. hospitals and veterans organizations. Meant Please contact the Birger Sandzén Gallery to schedule your use of the Portfolio at 785-227-2220, email fineart@sandzen.org. to be an heirloom that men and women who Sandzén’s The Old Homestead, oil on canvas 1921 have been injured in combat can hand down from generation to generation, these quilts are a token of thanks and appreciation to the sacrifices that are made by our service men Thank you to those of you who helped make this year’s Salina and Abilene and women. Back to School Fairs a great success! Brownie troop #20142 proudly display their handmade quilt. For more information on the Quilts of Valor project in Kansas, see their website at: http://qovkansas.org/. For more information on the Quilts of Valor display at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, see their website at: http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/ Daisy troop 20140 holds up their quilt with honor. 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 snettleingham@gskh.org or (785) 827-3679
  10. 10. Healthy Today For more information about any of the events* listed below, or to find more exciting events Healthy Tomorrow Series 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. Sponsored by Salina Regional Health Foundations Reservation This year Girl Scouts in the Salina area will have the Date Event Prog. Level Location Time Deadline opportunity to attend a series of events with a focus on October health for all ages due greatly in part by a grant made through the Salina 2 Older Girl Fall Congress CSA Salina 7 to 9 p.m. 9/24/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Regional Health Foundation’s Community Health 2-3 Up All Night CSA Salina 9:15 p.m. Sat. to 7 a.m. Sun. 9/20/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Investment Program (CHIP). 8-9 Fabulous Fall Overnight Festival BJ Camp Aldrich 6 p.m. Fri. to 8 a.m. Sat. 9/27/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14 Let’s Get Movin’ DBJ Salina 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10/1/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15 Mystery Trip Tour 5th-8th grade Salina 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10/2/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16 Zink the Zebra PH Party DB Salina 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10/4/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ November 6 Medical Careers Day CSA Salina 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10/24/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 13 Go Green Jewelry BJC Salina 9 a.m. to Noon 11/1/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 13 Go Green Jewelry BJC Salina 1 to 4 p.m. 11/1/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 20 See ‘N’ Sell Arts and Crafts Show ALL Salina- Bicentennial Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Contact our office for advance ticket purchases or to reserve a booth!) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ December October 9 – Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts will spend the day doing activities focusing on good nutrition and 3 Mother Daughter Holiday Ball DBJCSA Great Bend 6 to 9 p.m. 11/26/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ fun fitness options in this “Let’s Get Movin’” event. Girls 5 Mother Daughter Holiday Ball DBJCSA Salina 5 to 8 p.m. 11/26/10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ will spend part of the day learning a cool dance routine from the K-State at Salina Dance Squad. D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer October 15 – 5th through 8th grade Girl Scouts can tour Salina on a Mystery Trip. Girls will spend the day going to several different locations recording “clues” in a journal to solve a mystery at the end of the tour. Salina’s Camp Old Navy: Fun, Fashionable, Fantastic! November 6 – Girl, MD: Medical Careers Day will In July, 13 Girl Scouts participated in a fun-filled allow Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to learn day at Old Navy at the Salina Mall. The girls were from Brown Mackie College staff and students to introduced to all aspects of managing and op- do hands-on, interactive activities related to health erating the Old Navy store. They learned about careers. setting goals, interviewing, shipping, using the register, and the store layout. In the spring of 2011, we will offer an event Not only did the girls learn about the ins and focusing on self-defense and safety as well as a outs of the store, they also put on a fashion show. “Take Action” party. Call Vesa in the Girl Scout office Each girl chose her own outfit, strutted her stuff at (785) 827-3679 to register. on the runway and at the end of the runway took a pause to state how they were unique. Each girl was able to take away tons of information about the managing of a retail store as well as learn more about what is special about her!
  11. 11. Scouts Shopped ‘til They Dropped Mall Madness 2010 brought a night of fun, service, and activity Wichita and Hutchinson Regions to Towne West Mall in July! Girls and their parents shopped until midnight or later, enjoying discounts, craft projects and lots of good company.  Scouts enhanced babysitting skills from the Sedgwick County Healthy Babies Department. Westar Energy city was full of its own energy as girls generated “watts” to learn what household Where the Sidewalk Ends... appliances consume. Moonwalks, obstacle courses and a princess These Daisies got a first-time camping experience in July castle were kept full all night also. The Friends University Cheer Squad as they explored their surroundings and went on a “Dragon led girls in cheer to keep the spirits up as bedtime came and went and Walk” near the Girl Scout Center in Wichita. Four fun-filled service members overseas welcomed the postcards that girls made evenings with crafts, songs, and activities brought together at the “Make a postcard for a soldier” booth.  these young Girl Scouts. At the end the week they had campfire complete with S’mores of course. What do you want to see at next year’s event? The 2011 Mall Madness Committee is already forming. Contact Christi Leewright at (316) 684-6531 x 545 or cleewright@gskh.org about this exciting opportunity! Summer Camp 2010 Bloomin’ With Pride Girl Scouts of Sumner county were seen participating in the 25 Year Tulip Time Parade in Belle Plaine last Spring. The girls used several meetings to design and paint decorations for their float. This is an annual event in the Belle Plaine area and a great time to show every- one what team work can do. These Girl Scouts joined in the community garden theme by become flowers themselves. They even turned the pickup that pulled them into a ladybug winning a plaque for their float! “Safety Sense” at 911 Camp This June girls spent the day with Sedgwick County Sheriff officers, EMS and Fire Fighters as they learned about personal safety, what to do in an emergency and how to help others. Girls learned what each emergency service does and how to call 911 the right way. There was even a little splash at the end of this hot day! Want to see your story here? Contact Traci Taylor with your ideas at 316-684-6531 ext. 526 or e-mail at ttaylor@gskh.org Wichita Office: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, Kan. 67218 | (316) 684-6531 | (888) 472-3683 | Fax: (316) 684-4141 To submit stories, contact: Traci Taylor at ttaylor@gskh.org or (316) 684-6531