Actvities & Trainings Calendar

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November 2013 – January 2014

Digital Photographer Series-Session 1 @ Fast Focus
Nov 2 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Grade Level: 4 – 12

Dates:  11/2/13 & 11/9/13

Register by: 10/19/13

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Earn part of your Digital Photographer badge while Fast Focus Inc. helps with Steps 1, 3 and 5. Bring your camera or smart phone, learn about digital cameras from an expert, edit photos and make a digital photo project to take home! No snack provided.

Participant Minimum:    6

Participant Maximum:   12

Hooray for Habitats @ Sedgwick County Zoo
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Together we will explore what makes up a habitat and discover fascinating facts about specific habitats. We may even have a chance to create a habitat! Earn the Animal Habitats badge. No snack provided. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met.

Participant Minimum:    6

Participant Maximum:   35

Register by: 10/27/13

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

Cupcake Decorating @ Amend Girl Scout Center
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Junior and Cadette girls come learn cake decorating secrets like how to use fondant, how to pipe icing, create frosting flowers and more on your Halloween or fall cupcakes.

For more information, contact Deb Irsik, 620-757-0046

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2013

Cupcake Decorating Flyer


Putting On A Show-Part 1 @ Depot Theater
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 11:00 am

Join us for an “aMUSE-ing” overnight experience to learn all about the theater. We will be working out of the Amuse journey and putting together a performance for our parents. aMUSE Journey book  and fun patch is provided. Dinner, snacks and breakfast included.

Participant Minimum:    10

Participant Maximum:   25

Register by: 10/26/13

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

Girls’ Night Out @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 11:00 am

Earn the Energize award from the Get Moving! Journey while spending a night at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Tour the Hall of Space Museum and see shows in the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium. You will also experience simulators modeled after real astronaut training. Then, at night (weather permitting) view stars and planets through state-of-the-art telescopes. Other activities include making solar system bracelets, air rockets and more! Work on part of your Get Moving journey. Book is provided. Saturday evening meal, snack and Sunday breakfast are included. Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met. Dads are welcome to attend.

Participant Minimum:    20

Participant Maximum:   80

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

Cancelled: Girl Scout Overnight-Session 1 @ Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 7:00 am

Grab your flashlights and get ready to spend the night 650 feet below Hutchinson in an active rock salt mine! At this overnight, you will learn about the salt mining process, view retired mining equipment, visit the Geology exhibit and see costumes from Hollywood. You will take a dark 1.5 mine hike by flashlight where you will see items left behind by miners, collect a souvenir salt rock and spend time making a craft item from salt. Required equipment: 1 bottle of water, sleeping bag, flashlight, snacks. Please bring no more than will fit in one small bag, plus sleeping bag and pillow. Optional: money for gift store. Dinner must be eaten before this event as it will provide energy for the hikes! Please, no tag-a-longs. Age Level Girl-to-Adult ratio must be met. Dads are welcome to attend.

Participant Minimum:    50

Participant Maximum:   100

Register by: 11/8/13 at midnight

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

Hunger Games Event @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Let the Games Begin!

Games, crafts and activities based off Hunger Games book.

This event is for Juniors and Cadettes.

Register by: November 25, 2013

Hunger Games Flyer

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

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