Actvities & Trainings Calendar

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Apr
25
Fri
Outdoor Leadership 101/201 @ Starwoods Outdoor Center/Spring Creek Inn
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm

This combined overnight course prepares the volunteer for semi primitive camping outside your community, as well as backyard campouts, day camps, and camping adventures within your own community or at any Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Camp property. You will experience the demonstration of outdoor cooking methods and fire building as well as the procedures for pitching, striking and caring for tents. Additional outdoor skills and activities that can be added to the girl program are included in this workshop.  Prerequisites – Outdoor Leadership 100 – Home Study

Reservation Deadline: April 21, 2014

Outdoor Leadership 101/201 – Ness City @ Ness County Fairgrounds, located on N Hwy. 283, Ness City, KS
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm

This combined overnight course prepares the volunteer for semi primitive camping (tents, A-frames, rustic cabins, etc.) outside your community, as well as backyard campouts, day camps, and camping adventures within your own community or at any Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Camp property. You will experience the demonstration of outdoor cooking methods and fire building as well as the procedures for pitching, striking and caring for tents. Additional outdoor skills and activities that can be added to the girl program are included in this workshop.

Prerequisites – Outdoor Leadership -100 Home-study. http://kansasgirlscouts.org/outdoor-leadership-basics-100-quiz/
Reservation Deadline: April 16, 2014

Apr
26
Sat
Aluminum Can Drive – Reno County @ Midwest Iron and Metal
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hutchinson troops are coordinating the Great American Can Roundup in conjunction with Earth Day. The public is encouraged to bring aluminum cans to Midwest Iron and Metal, 700 S. Main St. in Hutchinson on Saturday, April 26 between 8:00 a.m. and noon. What a great fundraiser for troops, and it’s great for the Earth!

Each Girl Scout who participates will receive a patch. Girls may participate with troops or as individuals.

Get YOUR community involved! The Scout/Council Challenge is a nationwide environmental fundraiser. Register and learn more at www.cancentral.com/roundup.

Click here for the event poster: 2014GSaluminumcanroundupregistrationform

Click here for the can drive receipt form: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014alumnimumcandrivereceiptform.pdf

Reservation deadline: April 23

Swimming at Ash Youth Center @ Ash Youth Center, 1501 N 10th, Independence, KS
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Swimming is great exercise and fun.  Enjoy swimming indoors with fellow Girl Scouts.  Expand your awareness of physical and mental health, feel good about yourself, stay safe and take care of yourself.  It’s so important to be physically active any time of the year, and indoor swimming is one way of staying active.

Reservation Deadline: April 13, 2014

Travel Training – Wichita @ Wichita Girl Scout Office
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in learning more about travel? GSKH will have our first Travel Training for volunteers planning regional, national or international trips this April. Learn about budgeting, money earning, girl-led planning, safety and risk-management, what paperwork is required, and much more! Register by 4/4/14

 

Girl Scouts and Airplanes Overnighter @ Kansas Aviation Museum
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 10:00 am

You won’t want to miss this exciting overnighter at the museum! Visit the Historic Control Tower, sit in the cockpit of a 727 airliner, see historic airplanes being restored, watch a late-night movie, and experience a visit from a female airline pilot. Dinner and a Continental breakfast are included. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    30

Participant Maximum:   50

Register by: 4/12/14

Me & My Guy Dance @ Countryside Christian Church
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Put on your fancy attire — girls in party dresses and guys in neck ties — and your dancing shoes! Come shine like stars and celebrate your special bond. Enjoy posing for a professional portrait, participating in a dance contest, and sharing cool refreshments and a tasty dinner! Guys must be 18 or older, such as a dad, granddad, uncle or friend.

Purchase tickets in advance. Register by: April 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Scout Night with the Wild @ Hartmand Arena
Apr 26 @ 7:05 pm – 9:00 pm
May
2
Fri
It’s a Grand Old Flag Camp-O-Ree @ Camporee – Kanopolis Lake
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – May 4 @ 11:00 am

Everything you wanted to know about the American Flag! We’ll have Swaps on Saturday and a pot luck dinner on Sunday night. There will be a campfire Friday night with singing and popcorn; Saturday night’s campfire will feature S’mores. A campfire flag-retirement ceremony will be conducted during this event. Not a Girl Scout? Add $15 to the event fee! Snacks provided Friday night, Saturday night, followed by a pot luck dinner Sunday. Girl to Adult Ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:  60

Participant Maximum: 350

Register by: 4/18/14, packets will be mailed after you are registered.

Spaceflight Explorer Camp-in @ Exploration Place
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – May 3 @ 10:00 am

Become a future space explorer, duplicate science experiments being done on Mars and explore the reaches of human space flight during this NASA-based camp-in. Then, camp out among the great architectural wonders of the world! Bring your overnight gear, water bottle and great attitude. Air mattresses, eye masks and cots are welcome. Snack and light breakfast provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met. Dads are welcome to attend.

Participant Minimum:    25

Participant Maximum:   100

Register by: 4/18/14

May
3
Sat
Animal Habitats @ Tanganyika
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this fun-filled workshop, participants will explore the wild and wonderful world of animal habitats, learning more about where wild animals live, how they find their food, what they do for fun and how we can all help them! After the workshop concludes, participants (including adults and any family members that wish to attend) will have the chance to explore the “wilds” of Tanganyika on their own! Earn the Animal Habitats badge. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   25

Register by: 4/19/14

2nd Annual Flint Hills Service Unit Powder Puff Pinewood Derby @ Amend Girl Scout Center
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All girls in  grades K-12 have the chance to create and race her own Pinewood Derby car. Participants will receive their car kits after completing the registration process. We will follow the official BSA Pinewood Derby rules. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each GS-USA scouting level, as well as overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Weigh-in begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Races begin at 2:00 p.m. Fun patch included. Concession Stand available. Family and Friends are welcome to watch. Girl to Adult Ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:  10

Participant Maximum: 100

Bugs-Goddard @ Tanganyika
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During this fun-filled workshop, participants will explore the creepy-crawly world of bugs to learn more about how and where bugs live (and why they’re not so “creepy” after all!) . After the workshop concludes, participants will have the chance to explore the “wilds” of Tanganyika on their own! Earn the Bug badge. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   25

Register by: 4/19/4

Wichita Northwest Service Unit Campout @ Starwoods Outdoor Center Lodge
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – May 4 @ 10:00 am

This campout is for registered girls and adults of the Wichita Northwest Service Unit (this is a Service Unit activity, not a council activity). If you are unsure of what service unit you are a part of, please contact your troop leader and/or send a question to wnwgirlscouts@gmail.com

We will have many camping activities, including sessions to complete the bridging requirements for all age levels. Invite guests (parents, mentors, etc.) for the bridging and awards ceremony from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening. All adult participants (including parents accompanying Daisies staying the night) must be registered as Girl Scouts and have completed a current volunteer application and background check within the last 3 years.

Register by April 7.

 

Wichita NW Service Unit Campout @ Starwoods Outdoor Center
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – May 4 @ 10:00 am

Northwest SU Campout

This event is for girls and adults from the WNW SU.  They will be camping inside or out, doing badge work, bridging activities, outdoor cooking, crafts, information about the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, and more.  Families invited to attend the awards and bridging ceremony at Ceremony Island.

Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 7

Rosie’s Story Session 2 @ ProKansas Miller Recycling Center
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn from Rosie Petal through an exciting story about taking care of our environment and the importance of recycling. Learn how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle through a special Daisy activity and interactive tour of ProKansas Miller Recycling Center. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outdoors. Earn the Rosie Petal. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    5

Participant Maximum:   15

Register by: 4/19/14

NSC First Aid and CPR in Colby @ Colby Community College, Bedker Memorial Complex, Room 705
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This course provides you with the skills needed to successfully perform First-Aid and CPR. At the conclusion of this course, you will be First-Aid and CPR certified by the National Safety Council. This course includes a home-study portion, then skills and written testing with a certified instructor. Once you have registered, you will need to pick up or make arrangements for delivery of your home study materials. Participants must be physically able to perform the basic skills required for CPR. Participants will not be allowed to enter the class if they arrive more than 15 minutes after the class begins.

Register by: April 23

May
5
Mon
NSC First Aid and CPR (Wichita) @ Wichita Girl Scout Center, 360 Lexington Rd, Wichita
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course provides you with the skills needed to successfully perform First-Aid and CPR. At the conclusion of this course you will be First-Aid and CPR certified by the National Safety Council. This course includes a home-study portion, and then skills and written testing with a certified instructor. Once you have registered, you will receive the materials for the home study. Participants must be physically able to perform the basic skills required for CPR. Participants will not be allowed to enter the class if they arrive more than 15 minutes after the class begins.

Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014

May
10
Sat
Daisy Workshop-Clover Badge @ Botanica
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Daisies can earn their Clover petal through this fun workshop. Girls will read Clover’s story and talk about its meaning, make a collage from recycled newspapers and ask a gardener how they use their resources. When Daisies earn their Clover petal, they will know how to use resources wisely just like Clover! Sorry – a waiting list is not available for this session. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   25

Register by: 4/26/14

Early Bird Sign-Up East @ North Rock Lanes
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Renew Girl Scout and adult membership for the 2014-2015 year or become a new member! No snack or meal provided. No busing provided. Sorry, a waiting list is not available for this session. Register in person at the event.