Actvities & Trainings Calendar

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November 2013 – January 2014

Bugs-Salina @ Rolling Hills Zoo
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Girls will observe insects bodyparts and movement and compare to themselves. They will then draw an insect and do an insect craft. The provided snack will be insect-themed! Earn the Bug Badge. Snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    5

Participant Maximum:   20

Register by: 10/19/13

Potter @ Museum of World Treasures
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about ancient pottery on a tour of the Museum of World Treasures. Then, make your own using the techniques of the ancients! Parents are welcome to attend this fun event. Earn the Potter badge. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   30

Register by: 10/19/13

Brain Trip Camp-In @ Exploration Place
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 10:00 am

Neurons, axon, synapses, oh my! Delve into your brain and discover what’s going on inside your head,  test the importance of helmets and dissect a brain. 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: 10/25/13

I Can Be… @ Christ the King Lutheran Church
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? What’s your dream? Come and have fun while exploring all that you can be when you grow up! The first 50 girls will receive a Barbie Be Anything, Do Everything Patch; all others will receive a fun patch!

Reservation Deadline: November 13, 2013

Making the World a Better Place @ Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to learn how YOU can help make the world a better place! You will earn your Rosie petal, enjoy a fun craft and help us leave our building better than you found it. No snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    6

Participant Maximum:   20

Register by: 11/2/13

Becoming Van Gogh @ Garden City Arts
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girls will be introduced to a gallery setting with a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility with a discussion of the current exhibit and the techniques used. Girls will then create their own painting using the works of Vincent Van Gogh as inspiration. To end the session, girls will have the opportunity to display their artwork. The day will conclude with a reception for parents and friends. All art supplies and fun patch provided. Snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   30

Register by: 11/8/13

Senses Badge @ Great Plains Nature Center
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Find out how animals use their senses to survive in the wild, then put your own senses to the test in this fun-filled event. There will be a live animal presentation followed by self-guided activities throughout the Great Plains Nature Center. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Earn the Senses badge. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met No snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    20

Participant Maximum:   50

Register by: 11/2/13

Pirate Games Camp-In @ Museum of World Treasures
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 8:00 am

Earn part of your Making Games badge in a pirate-themed adventure at the Museum! Go on a scavenger hunt looking for treasure, take a tour, make pirate-themed games and finally snuggle up next to the dinosaurs for the night! Wake up early for donuts and juice. Please plan to eat dinner prior to arrival. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    35

Participant Maximum:   70

Register by: 11/8/13

47th Annual See ‘N’ Sell Arts & Crafts Show @ Salina Bicentennial Center
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for the 47th Annual See ‘N’ Sell Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday, November 23, 2013; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salina Bicentennial Center, 800 The Midway, Salina, Kansas.

Proceeds from the gate, booth sales and concessions benefit over 16,500 Girl Scouts in 80 counties throughout Kansas. For more information about Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, visit or call the Salina Girl Scout office at (785) 827-3679.

2013 Thunder Scout Night @ Intrust Bank Arena
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm

Gather the Troops!  Join the hard-hitting, fast paced excitement of a Thunder hockey game on our Scout Night for local Scout Troops!  Come out for a night of fun and hockey while you earn you very own Thunder Hockey patch!  Be sure to wear your uniform and cheer for your troop when you are recognized on the big screen!  Discounted tickets and group rates are available!  Purchase your Scout Night tickets today for the game on Saturday, November 23rd, as the Thunder take on the Rapid City Rush!  In addition, we will be having the kids’ favorite Character in attendance to meet and take photos with!  This is a night your troop willl not want to miss!

For more information please contact Luke Schuellein at the Wichita Thunder office at 316-264-4625 or email

Reserve by: November 22, 2013

Festival of Giving 2013 @ South Central Kansas
Nov 30 – Dec 7 all-day

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Festival of Giving has a new twist in 2013

First – We take action:

•            Register by November 25 to participate with your troop or service unit. Ask your leader how, it’s free!

•            Girls will learn more about the area agencies like Catholic Charities and the Kansas Food Bank, then collect or purchase items from their wish list to make a difference this holiday season.

Next - take your gifts directly to your agency between November 30 and December 7 and pick up a special gift bag of goodies!

Finally – Celebrate your accomplishments:

•            Girl Scouts will receive free admission to a Victorian Christmas at the historic Old Cowtown Museum on December 13 for participating in the collection and delivery of wish list items.

The Festival of Giving Season is an annual community service event held for Girl Scouts in Wichita and surrounding areas.  Each Service Unit is assigned an agency that serves residents within our community.  Girls will work with the adults to learn more about their assigned agency and their needs.  Then each group or girl will collect or purchase items that meet the needs of their designated agency.  These items will then be delivered to the agencies by the troops or girls from November 30 through December 7.  Upon delivery of the items to the agency, Girl Scouts will receive a gift bag full of goodies from local businesses with a ticket granting them free admission into the Festival of Giving Celebration at the Victorian Christmas occurring at Old Cowtown Museum on December 13.  Those attending the celebration are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to donate to Toys 4 Tots.

Below are the 2013 agency assignments. Click for a wishlist!

  1. Reno County -  Soup Kitchen Wish List 2013
    Contact: Stanley Murdock (620) 662-6468
  2. Sumner County - SafeHome Wish List 2013
    Contact: LeeAnn Riediger, (620) 221-7079
  3. Butler County East - CASA Wish List 2013
    Contact: (316) 320-0238
  4. Butler County West - CASA Wish List 2013
    Contact: (316) 320-0238
  5. Harvey County Youthville Wish List 2013
    Contact: Matt Johnson (316) 529-9215
  6. Wichita Northwest  - Kansas Foodbank Wish List 2013
    Larry Gunkel (316)-265-4421
  7. Wichita West - Starkey Wish List 2013
    Contact: Celeste Balog (316) 512-4247
  8. Wichita Northeast - Catholic Charities Wish List 2013
    Contact: Amy Smith (316) 264-8344 ext. 1221
  9. Wichita East - The Arc of Sedgwick County Wish List 2013
    Contact: Mary Brown (316) 943-1191 ext. 132
  10. Wichita North - Episcopal Social Services Wishi List 2013
    Contact: (316) 269-4160
  11. Sedgwick County West - Salvation Army Wish List 2013
    Contact: Cheryl Warne (316) 263-2769 Ext. 114
  12. Sedgwick County Southwest -  Interfaith Ministries Wish List 2013
    Contact: Kat Franchino (316) 264-9303 Ext. 111
  13. Sedgwick County Southeast - Wichita Children’s Home Wish List 2013
    Contact: Beth Thummel (316) 684-6581
  14. Sedgwick County North - Rainbows Wish List 2013
    Contact: Amy McDonald (316) 558-3482

Reminder:  All donations must be delivered directly to the agency!


She and Me Holiday Ball-Dinner and Dance @ Ramada Inn
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This will be a special evening with your mom or that special adult female, as a disc jockey provides the music and you make “forever” memories! A photographer will be available for those who wish to purchase a portrait of this memorable evening. For an additional $11 per person, attend the pre-dance dinner from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The dance is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Snack during dance provided. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:  100

Participant Maximum: 300

Register by: 11/17/13

Mother Daughter Hoedown @ Barton County Community College Student Union
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This special evening is for you and your mom or special adult female.  Come dressed in your best western gear! Square dancing, music, dinner, and photos will make this a night to remember.

Dinner from 6-7pm and Dance 7-9pm

Reservation Deadline: 11/22

Skating with Scouts @ United Wireless Arena 4100 W Comanche, Dodge City, KS 67801
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Girls will Ice Skate for 3 hours, a light snack and drink will be provided and they will earn a patch. Reservation deadline: Wednesday, November 27

Engineering “Edventure” Day @ Exploration Place
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Discover engineering through fantastic hands-on activities. Make an artistic robot, build a hot chocolate machine and learn about load-bearning structures in a huge game of Tumbling Tower. Then, stay and play in the exhibits and park with your group. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met. Dads welcome.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   100

Register by: 11/30/13

Brownie Overnight Session 1 @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 10:30 am

Earn the Home Scientist badge while spending the night at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Tour the Hall of Space Museum and see a show in the Planetarium. Launch film cannister rockets, enjoy flash-frozen liquid oxygen ice cream and more! Saturday evening meal, snack and Sunday breakfast are included. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met. Dads welcome.

Participant Minimum:    20

Participant Maximum:   80

Register by: 11/30/13

Cancelled – Winter Camp! @ Camp Wood, 1101 Camp Wood Rd, Elmdale, KS 66850
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm

Bundle up and complete your badge requirements at Winter Camp! This family fun weekend is an adventure that will have everyone saying COOL! Girls will work together and climb on the low ropes course. Families will track and learn about animal habitats, leaving no trace behind!

And after a toasty campfire with smores, bring your flashlights! There is an optional night hike were families can enjoy the beautful view and study the stars! Enjoy this unique camp experience at Camp Wood! Dinner and Breakfast included.

Reservation deadline: December 23, 2013

Brownie She and Me Spa Overnight @ Ramada Inn
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 11 @ 9:00 am

Girls, bring a special adult female guest and join us for a night of relaxation! Be pampered by having your hair and nails done, go swimming, enjoy healthy snacks and wake up to a buffet breakfast! Rates based on a 4-person occupancy. Private rooms may be available for an additional fee – please inquire if interested. Not a Girl Scout? Add $15 to your event fee! Fun patch included. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:  50

Participant Maximum: 100

Register by: 12/27/13

Sweet Snacks @ Sugar P's Cupcakery
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to Sugar P’s Cupcakery and jump into the world of sweet snacks. Find out what ingredients and toppings you can use to make your own cupcake! Earn part of your Snacks badge. Snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    5

Participant Maximum:   15

Register by: 12/29/13

Mystery at the Gallery @ Garden City Arts
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 10:00 am

A famous painting has been stolen! Through a series of clues, the mystery will unravel and the culprit will be unveiled! Explore famous works of art and the artists who created them, design your own masterpiece and build a sculpture. Fun patch provided. Dinner and Breakfast provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met

Participant Minimum:    15

Participant Maximum:   30

Register by: 1/3/14