There were thirty-four of us in attendance of the 2012 Winter Leadership Conference in Hays on December 10th. I was so excited to be there!
There was an igloo made of milk cartons and 100 year celebration information, too. One of my favorite moments, aside from our guest speaker Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, Jenny Kruetzer, was attending the session Girl Scout Traditions: A Strong 100 Year Foundation.
1 talent show
And a partridge in a pear tree… That is just part of what you would find at the Cowley County Girl Scout Festival of Giving.
From Norton to Newton, from Salina to Sublette, Girl Scouts across Kansas wish you a happy, peaceful, joyous holiday season. Please enjoy this festive tribute as our gift to you!
Click on the image to view a holiday message from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Blog contribution by Parsons Area Girl Scouts:
Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2012. To commemorate the event, the Christmas tree for public display at the City Offices/Municipal Building in Parsons lobby has been decorated with Girl Scout ornaments and memorabilia. The garland is green, yellow, and blue which are Girl Scout colors representing past and present uniforms. Attached to the ribbons are patches from local, state, and national Girl Scout events. Some items depict Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouting in the United States.
Thirty Eureka Area Girl Scouts attended an overnighter Friday, October 28th. COWGIRL UP was the theme and they were very thankful to have a local cowgirl, Ashley Bogel, visiting their camp. Ashley told the girls about her rodeo experiences. She also demonstrated and helped the girls in roping. The girls also enjoyed making crafts, singing songs, and playing games. A BIG thank you goes out to the Girl Scout Leaders and other helpers who made this a fun time for all.
By Stacy Ward Lattin, Outreach, Series, & Outcomes Specialist for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to chaperone twelve remarkable young women chosen to be a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) at the Girl Scout National Convention in Houston. The GSLI was planned and implemented completely by girls from the San Jacinto council in Houston, so the experience was customized to fit what girls are into right now…talk about girl-led!
The four days of the GSLI included keynote speakers, breakout session, endless buffets of food, thousands of SWAPS encounters, and a party that was just for them! The favorite sessions of the week included STEM-themed sessions where the girls heard from NASA astronauts, female engineers, and even built their own robots. The girls were inspired after hearing from the National Young Women of distinction, and left the convention excited for their own Gold Award projects! Even though most of the girls had never met each other, they quickly became a tight-knit group, creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
The Wichita Chapter of AIWF (American Institute of Wine & Food) along with Chef Ben George developed an agenda to satisfy two requirements for the Girl Scout Simple Meal badge. Twenty-five Junior Girl Scouts began the day with a tour of the Tallgrass Country Club kitchen and learned cooking safety and cleanliness. They talked about what makes a nutritionally balanced meal, how to present food in a visually appealing manner, and how to properly set a table.
Finally, they learned how to make delicious ham and cheese omelets. Chef Ben shared many tips and noted that “we cook with our ears as well as our eyes”, when listening for oil to warm up. Girls grouped at stations taking turns adding cheese and ham to their creations. Chef Ben taught them to flip them, too! Many girls reported that they could flip their omelets all by themselves.