April – May 2014
This combined overnight course prepares the volunteer for semi-primitive camping outside your community, as well as backyard camp-outs, 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.
Register by April 4.
Enjoy an evening on the new Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails. Explore a variety of habitats across 22 acres in the light and at night. Learn about prairie survival techniques, and plants and animals on the prairies as we wind our way around the trails. We will play games, take a pit stop at the campfire, and do many other outdoor activities. Be ready to “campout” in the Museum. Snacks and Breakfast are included. There will be a separate sleeping area available for dads wishing to attend. No tag-a-longs, please. Each Daisy must be accompanied by an adult.
Participant Minimum: 10
Participant Maximum: 45
Register by: 3/28/14
Seniors and Ambassadors join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland by volunteering at the 1st annual Thin Mint Sprint and Cookie Relay. This unique event will include a 5k race and an exciting, fun team event –the Cookie Relay. This opportunity gives older girls valuable experience in seeing what it takes to run an event. Girls will be managing water stations along the race course, handing out water at the finish line, and helping in the Family Fun Zone.
Reservation Deadline: 3/31/2014
Thin Mint Sprint – Wichita
Join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland in the 1st annual Thin Mint Sprint and Cookie Relay on April 12th. The event will be held at the Girl Scouts headquarters at 360 Lexington Rd, Wichita. This unique event will include a 5k race and an exciting, fun team event – the Cookie Relay! Sign up a team of four participants for the Cookie Relay and be ready to make your way through our 600 yard relay course! Be sure your team is prepared to conquer our cookie obstacles! Dress in your best Thin Mint costume to be eligible to win our costume contest, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family in the start/finish area.
The 5K will start at 8:30 AM and Cookie Relay at 9:45 AM. Awards ceremony will follow. Each participant of the 5K will receive a commemorative Thin Mint Sprint T-shirt, a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, and delicious post race refreshments (yes, cookies included!)
Age group awards will be presented separately for the 5K and Cookie Relay, along with awards for the best Thin Mint costume.
2014 Thin Mint Sprint Pricing
- Kids 4 years and under – FREE
- $30 through February 28th
- $35 through April 11th
- $40 on race day
- Registered Racers – register your team of 4 for an additional $5
- Cookie Relay Only – $25 for a team of 4 participants.
How to Register!
Girl Scout members (girls only): Register through the Online Registration System. Click here to go the Ultracamp Registration site. Sorry, Cookie Credits cannot be used.
All adults and nonmembers: All other registrations go through our Go Run Event Partner. Click here to register.
Girls will form teams and learn skills from baking professionals. The teams will bake and create “Rock the Mall”-themed and mystery-recipe cupcakes for the competition. The cupcakes will be judged and awards will be presented at the Emporia Mall Madness event that night. All girls participating will receive a fun patch and an apron to decorate. Girls without a pre-formed team will be placed on a team prior to the event. No snack provided. Please, no Tag-a-longs. Girl to Adult Ratio: 1 adult chaparone per 3-5 girls.
Participant Minimum: 12
Participant Maximum: 60
Register by: 3/29/14
Rock’n the night away with games, crafts and other fun activities! Don’t miss out on the jamfest! Everyone who registers before the deadline will receive a t-shirt! Fun patch included. Food and drinks provided; girls welcome to bring their own snacks also. Please, no Tag-a-longs. Girl to Adult Ratio must be met.
Participant Minimum: 35
Participant Maximum: 400
Register by: 3/29/14
Girls will design, construct and race a Pinewood Derby car! Then, they will race among peers in their Scout level. The winners will face off to see who becomes the Grand Champion!
Register by: April 16.
This combined overnight course prepares the volunteer for semi-primitive camping outside your 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 girl program are included in this workshop. Prerequisites – Outdoor Leadership 100 – Home Study. Register by 4/19/14
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
Reservation deadline: April 23
Is college for me? How is college different than high school? Am I ready for college? Come have breakfast with Dr Karla Fisher, Vice President of Academics at Butler Community College (BCC) for answers to these questions and more. A campus tour and information about BCC programs will be provided. One attendee will receive a 15-hour scholarship (valued at approximately $1,250.00) to Butler Community College. Attendees must write a one-page letter describing how the scholarship would further their academic goals to be eligible for the scholarship. Breakfast included.
Participant Minimum: 10
Participant Maximum: 25
Register by: 4/12/14
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
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 18
Come learn some new outdoor camping skills such as knife safety, knot tying, tent pitching, cooking, archery and compass. Have fun finding your activity supplies using your compass as geocaching, earn badges and three fun patches. The fee covers a lunch, a snack, the badges and patches.
Register by: April 21
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.
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
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
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, & 3rd place in each GSUSA scouting level, as well as overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. Weigh-in begins at 1:00 and ends at 2:00. Races begin at 2:00.
Reservation Deadline: 4/27/14
2014 Powderpuff Pinewood Derby Registration Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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