Lifetime Girl Scout Enjoys Impressive Travel Experience Wichita and Hutchinson Regions Many of our Girl Scout Alumnae have 2005 - Costa Rica Outward Bound fantastic stories about what Girl School. On this trip Laura joined other Scouting did for them. Below is a story Girl Scouts from the US in backpacking about just that: in the rainforest for five days, white-water rafting, surfing, and Laura Herron is a 2005 graduate of waterfall rappelling. Hesston HighSchool in Hesston, Ks, Live By The Girl Scout Law and of Kansas State University with a After Costa Rica, Laura returned to be When said in unison with other Girl Scouts, the words Masters of Architecture in 2010. She is a a camp counselor before starting at and promises to always “help people at all times” proud Lifetime Girl Scout Member and Kansas State University that fall. In 2005, and “make the world a better place” may come out has had the opportunity to participate in Laura also received national recognition quickly or without thought. However, in the last year, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience on as she was nominated as a Young Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland have, even more so many levels. Laura graduated as the last Woman of Distinction by GSUSA for than before, taken these statements to heart and girl in her troop since many of her fellow her Gold Award Project at the Hesston shown what it means to “live by the Girl Scout Law”. Laura rappelling in Costa Rica members dropped out of the program Resource Center. She and her parents Troop 258 of the Wichita Region, headed up by Miss Devastated, Haiti is in dire need of global assistance. before high school. She now runs a traveled to the national convention Jennifer Cotton, has done many wonderful things for In true Girl Scout form, there are reports of Troops successful shop for her artwork on Etsy, in Georgia for the ceremony. SheFuture Travel www.blueherron.etsy.com . received a special Gold Award pin with our community. Their troop often finds itself pitching pitching in time and energy to the relief efforts in on several projects through out the year. The latest across the nation. Numana featured Troop 40258 onOpportunities an emerald, a $1,000 scholarship, and a community service project brought these young their Facebook page and the girls had a cameo of the You don’t have to spend much time trip to Savannah for her and her parentsDo you have an interest in travel? women to the Kansas African American Museum to Channel 10 News. with Laura to see that she is very to see more Girl Scout history includingWhether you have little travel package meals to send overseas to Haiti. These Girl passionate about family, food, gardening Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace.experience or a lot, a new adventure Scouts found a partnership in Numana to “make the These girls are a fine example of what it means to be and learning about other cultures. Girlis waiting for you. Girl Scouts of Kansas world a better place”. They saw a need and so do a Girl Scout in Kansas. They serve as an inspiration to Scouting allowed her to combine these Traveling was only one piece of what GirlHeartland offers a progressive travel many others. others and continue to look for ways to contribute. interests. “I really sold cookies as a Scouting did for Laura. Do you have aprogr a.m. ranging from Girl Scout Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the means to a goal! I wanted to travel. The story to share? Email Traci atJuniors traveling regionally to Girl As everyone may know by now, at 5:14 p.m. on Jan. 12, Girl Scout Movement Troop 258! more I see, the more email@example.com.Scout Seniors and a.m.bassadors 2009 - a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern I want to see. Girl Scouts was atraveling internationally. Haiti. The quake affected roughly one in three Check online for more photos of Girl Scouts in action. part of that.” Haitians - about 3 million people. It was so strong Have a story to share? Email Traci, firstname.lastname@example.org .Are you into extreme adventures? that it was felt in Cuba, more than 200 miles away. Each year Laura would choose a travelThen we have what you are looking for location and work toward it with cookiewith white water rafting, snow skiing sales. Laura said “I buy a piece of jewelryand spelunking. every place I travel. It is fun to know my rings are from Mexico Rock What You Got! (daughter of Arnold SchwarzeneggerLooking to go a little farther? These and Costa Rica, and my earrings and Maria Shriver) is making a specialgirl-decided, girl-led trips offer you A Special Event Featuring are from Finland.” appearance to talk to Girl Scouts andthe opportunity to venture out to Katherine Schwarzenegger the community about her new book,see the United States. In 2012 we Would you say you’re satisfied withwill head to Savannah, Georgia to Laura’s Travels your body image? Did you know that 53% Rock What You’ve Got. She along with a (All trips were funded in part by Cookie Sale panel of experts will address body image,celebrate the 100th anniversary of ofthirteen-year-old American girls are profits.) how the media portrays girls, and howGirl Scouts. In 2013, you can help us unhappy with their bodies and that bydecide to travel to Dallas or Chicago. 2002 - Our Cabaña, Mexico. Girl Scouts is making a difference. the time these girls are seventeen, thatIn 2014 we will head to either New 2003 - Sacramento, CA. and Yosemite When: 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16 number will reach 78%!? So if you’re likeYork City or California. Maybe you National Park. Where: National Center for Aviation most girls, this is an area you may not beenjoy c a.m.ping and spending time in 2004 - International Scout Jamboree completely comfortable with. Training (at WATC)the great outdoors. If so, you will not in Finland. 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichitawant to miss adventure to either the Come hear from someone who’s “been 2004 - Cozumel, Mexico. Joined Register: Attendance is free, butAppalachian Mountains or a return to there and back.” Writer, blogger, and friends in a nearby troop from Halstead, pre-registration is required. Go toYellowstone National Park. KS for a Senior Trip to Cozumel. Leaving global activist Katherine Schwarzenegger kansasgirlscouts.org to sign up! from New Orleans allowed them to see Laura in Savannah, GA.For more information on travel this historic city before the damage ofopportunities, contact Virginia Hurricane Katrina. Wichita Office: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, Kan. 67218 | (316) 684-6531 | (888) 472-3683 | Fax: (316) 684-4141Jacobs at (885) 811-8832. To submit stories, contact: Traci Taylor at email@example.com or (316) 684-6531, ext. 526 For more information on travel opportunities, contact Virginia Jacobs at (885) 811-8832.
Popular Summer Spots! Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland gives girls even many For more information about any of the *events listed below, or to find more exciting events ways to Discover, Connect, and Take Action. This happening around the council, please visit kansasgirlscouts.org and click on “Events.”C A L E N D A R *Information subject to change. Please visit kansasgirlscouts.org/events or call your regional office for up-to-date information. summer, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for girls ages five to 17. Stay for a day, or an entire week, it’s up to you! Below you’ll discover great Girl Scout CampsDate Event Program Level Location Time Reservation Deadline throughout your region.April 10 Young Women of Distinction J Girl Scout Center, Wichita 2 to 2:30 p.m. 4/3/2011 10 South Central Older Girl Spring Congress, Service and Auction J (fifth grade only) Girl Scout Center, Wichita 4 to 7 p.m. 4/3/2011 Camp Four Winds 10 Basic Program Aide Training CSA Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 9 p.m. 4/3/2011 9236 S. E. Quivira Road | Leon, KS 14 Red Cross First Aid and CPR Skills Testing V Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 8:30 p.m. 4/7/2011 Located east of Leon, this property includes a 13 acre 16 The Great Aluminum Can Round-Up 2011 DBJCSAV Midwest Iron and Metal, Hutchinson 8 a.m. to 12p.m. See Website lake, Compass Center, Tree House and platform huts. Animal Session: 10 to 11 a.m.; Camp Four Winds is a great place for hiking, fishing and 16 Wild Times at the Zoo J Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Plants Session: 1 to 2 p.m. 4/3/2011 enjoying nature. 16 Here - Fishy - Fishy - Shark! DB Exploration Place, Wichita 1 to 3 p.m. 04/03/20111 16 Program Skills Leader (PSL) SA Girl Scout Center, Wichita 2 to 3:30 p.m. 4/10/2011 18 Troop Program Aide CSA Girl Scout Center, Wichita 6 to 9 p.m. 4/10/2011 Camp Hazen 30303 Trail West Rd. S.W. | Sylvia, KS29-30 Family Camp DBJCSA Camp Hazen, Sylvia Fri 7p.m. to Sat 4 p.m. 4/17/2011 This property is semi-primitive with a lodge,29-30 NEW - Historic Wichita Air Overnight J Kansas Aviation Museum Fri 6 p.m. to Sat 8 a.m. 4/17/2011 two shelter pavilions and platform tents. There May are a variety of nature trails and a craft building 6-7 Critter Camp J Camp Four Winds, Leon Fri 7 p.m. to Sat 4 p.m. 4/24/2011 to keep you busy. 6-8 Outdoor Leadership for Older Girls CSA Camp Four Winds, Leon Fri 6:30 p.m to Sun 11 a.m. 4/24/2011 Session 1: 10 to 11:30 a.m.; 7 May Madness at Botanica DB Botanica Gardens, Wichita 4/24/2011 Session 2: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Camp Loga Vista 7 NEW - Mother/Daughter Tea Party B Apron Strings, Hutchinson 2 to 3:30 p.m. 4/24/2011 513 S. Lakeview Rd. | Wellington, KS 14 NEW - Taste of the Old West BJ Camp Hazen, Sylvia 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5/1/2011 Located on Wellington Lake, this camp has a lot toJune offer. The cozy cabin has a large screened-in porch, 5-7 Super Troopers BJ Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Fri 10 a.m. to Sun 11 a.m. 5/20/2011 covered deck and spacious living room with fireplace, 6-7 Firefly Fairies B Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Mon 6 p.m. to Tues 5 p.m. 5/23/2011 kitchen and outdoor pavilion. 6-8 Campology JC Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Mon 9 a.m. to Wed 5 p.m. 5/23/2011 Mon to Thurs; 6-9 Art Smarts Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater 5/23/2011 B 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Old Cowtown Museum 6-9 Crafty Cadettes C Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Mon 9 a.m. to Thurs 5 p.m. 5/23/2011 1865 Museum Blvd. | Wichita, KS Mon and Tues; 6-9 Junior Chef J Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 5/23/2011 Girl Scouts help bring Old Cowtown Museum to life as they demonstrate typical activities of girls and women Mon to Fri; 6-10 Horses of Course JCSA Single Tree Stables, Wichita 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. daily 5/15/2011 in the 1870’s. Girls and adults participating in this 7 Best "Buds" D Girl Scout Center, Wichita 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 5/15/2011 unique educational opportunity are dressed in period. costumes and act as historical characters. 7-10 Victorian Lifestyles J Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita Tues to Fri; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily 5/15/2011 7-10 Advanced Victorian Lifestyles J Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita Tues to Fri; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily 6/1/2011 8 Frontier Fun DB Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 6/1/2011 Starwoods Outdoor Center 8-9 Brownies N Bonnets B Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita Wed and Thurs; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily 6/1/2011 7800 S. 103rd St. W. | Clearwater, KS 8-9 Firefly Fairies B Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Wed 6 p.m. to Thurs 5 p.m. 5/23/2011 This 160 acre camp facility includes a lodge, tipis, 9 Brownie Action-Packed Day B Girl Scout Center, Wichita 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5/15/2011 covered wagons, platform tent unit, Science and Nature Center, Sports Pavilion, waterfront with sand 9 Daisy Day D Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5/26/2011 beach, three troop houses, Ceremony Island, nature 9-10 NEW- Lets Make Lunch J Apron Strings, Hutchinson 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5/15/2011 trails and sports trails. 10 She and Me Sleepover DB Starwoods Out Center, Clearwater Fri 5 p.m. to Sat 9 a.m. 5/27/2011 D – Daisy, B – Brownie, C – Cadette, J – Junior, S – Senior, A – Ambassador, V – Volunteer Check out opportunities at each location, and others throughout the council www.kansasgirlsouts.org