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  • The 1st Annual Camp Expo 2015

    22 Mar 2015

    The 1st annual Camp Expo will be taking place at Camp Shantituck on March 22, 2015. The Camp Expo is a FREE camp preview day that allows girls and adults the opportunity to learn more about the various camps offered in GSK. There will be two main components of the expo: Informational Booths and Outdoor Activities. The Expo will encourage all girls to get outdoors and attend summer camp. It will also encourage adults to take outdoor training and volunteer for camps. Plus, it is an excellent leadership opportunity for teen aides (teen mentors, Jr Counselors, etc.) to share their love of camp. Day Camp/Camporee directors, staff, teen aides, and other adults are needed to host information booths, lead activities, and help with the event in general.

    There will be informational booths will be set-up in Cardinal Lodge representing resident camps, day camps, summer camporees, outdoor adventure, outdoor training, and more. Every Day Camp/Camporee in GSK is invited to host a booth for their camp, and we would love all of the camps to be represented. Your booth should be festive and inviting! You can make a tri-fold display with info and photos, hang banners, decorate, etc. This is the time to “show off” all the great things that happen at your amazing camp. Families will have the opportunity to register for camp on-site, so you will want to bring brochures and registration forms (or a computer for online registration). Traditionally, many camps do not start registration u...



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  • 2015 Annual Meeting

    09 Feb 2015

    Girl Scouts: Passport to the Future

    April 24th and 25th 2015

    Annual Meeting 2015 will be held at The Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103

    Opening Announcements will begin at 5:00 PM CDT.

    A block of rooms is being held under Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana.  Call the Holiday Inn at 270-745-0088 to make reservations today!  Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana’s rate is $92.00/ double room.

    Make new friends and keep the old!  Be where the fun is!  There will be Friday night activities, including a Town Hall meeting, a variety of guest speakers offering lively learning opportunities and breakout sessions, adult and older girl activities, the Girl Scout Shop as well as the silent auction.

    Saturday is the business meeting, with the awards luncheon, including recognition of the Gold Awardees during the awards luncheon this year!  Also, this year there is a breakfast buffet option, so you can preregister and have a good breakfast at the hotel in an exclusive room with your Girl Scout friends.  The information is included on the reservation form. 

    Download the registration form HERE. The Worksbook is now available HERE!

  • Girls LOL Advances to State FIRST LEGO League Competition

    15 Jan 2015

    Girls LOL (Love Our LEGOs) has advanced to the state finals in their first competitive season.  The Girl Scout LEGO Robotics Team participated in their first competition on Saturday, December 13th.  They placed 2nd Overall and 1st place in the Robot Performance Division.  By being in the top 2 teams overall, they proceed to the state competition which will take place on Feb. 7th at Northern Kentucky University.  We are so proud of these girls!!!!!!  They will be traveling through Louisville and demonstrating their competitive skills on Friday, February 6th at the Louisville PLC.

    Coaches:  Victoria Duzmal, Tammy Garrison, Carrie Barnett

    Team Members: Isabella Ortiz, Kiara Ortiz, Megan Duzmal, Sarah Cornwell, Haley Garrison

    Additional Adult helpers: Melissa Cornwell & Tammy Ortiz

     

    The FIRST LEGO League introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.  Students get to:

    ·         Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology

    ·         Apply real-world math and science co...



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  • Digital Cookie is Here!

    06 Dec 2014

    Girl Scouts USA officially announced the launch of Digital Cookie on December 1. Not only can girls experience the thrill of the annual cookie program by face to face contact but they can now also participate in the program digitally. What does this mean? Well GSUSA has made it possible for girls to sell and ship cookies from their computers to family and friends all over the country. This adds one more tool in the cookie program arsenal to help girls learn the essential 5 skills of the iconic program. The world of ecommerce has expanded and GSUSA decided it was time to allow girls to compete in the ever growing online market.

    All girls and troops are eligible to participate in the Digital Cookie program.  After each troop's girl roster is set up in eBudde™ and the digital cookie order card program, each family will receive an email with instructions on how to set up their daughter's account. Emails of family and friends can be entered and sent from the girl/family on January 1, 2015.

    All online orders will automatically be imported into eBudde™ and credited to the girl.

    Customers will have 3 options:

      Donate cookies - purchase "virtual" cookies that will be donated to the council initiative (our military troops). Direct shipped delivery - purchase cookies that will be shipped to the custom Girl delivered - family will have to approve this option & girl will need to get those cookies from troop in...


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  • Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First

    01 Dec 2014

    On February 25, 2015 Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First. Louisville’s finest restaurant chefs will create original desserts, signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres using the well-known Girl Scout Cookie varieties as the key ingredient. The chefs will gather and present their creations for tasting at Mellwood Arts Center for an evening networking event.

    You may register to attend this fabulous event here!

    This year Desserts First will celebrate the Technology of Cooking! Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs will continue to be at the forefront of Girl Scout activities during 2015, and we’re excited to showcase what our chefs already know — technology has changed our cooking experiences in amazing ways! We’re sure our chefs will enjoy highlighting the ways they use technology in and out of the kitchen to enhance dining experiences.

    Desserts First is fundraiser where adult guests sample exclusive culinary creations and enjoy an evening with friends. The evening will also include drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Desserts will be judged by local culinary experts and the best dessert and hors d’oeuvres will receive awards. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite creation in the “People’s Choice” awards.

    Supporting the 9th Annual Desserts First is an excellent investment for your charitable contributions. All f...



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  • The MakerPlace

    01 Dec 2014

    Presented by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky Science Center

    We’ve got the MakerPlace! Based on the popular Maker Movement and the variety of makerspaces popping up in communities across the country, the MakerPlace brings science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through designing, building, tinkering and inventing using ordinary, everyday items, gizmos, and gadgets.

    Recently, Emily Sullivan from Nation’s Capitol shared her personal experience in STEM during a bipartisan Capitol Hill briefing focused on broadening girls’ experience in the STEM/Maker movement. Emily used GSKentuckiana’s MakerPlace as a prime example of how we have successfully created a lab dedicated to STEM in which more than 200 students have already participated. What an honor to have Emily choose our MakerPlace as her example to our legislators! You may read the full article here: http://blog.girlscouts.org/2014/11/girl-scouts-joins-intel-on-capitol-hill.html

    For more information on how you can participate, click here.

  • Cookie Season is Right around the Corner!

    30 Nov 2014

    If you recently pulled your last box of Thin Mints or Samoas from the freezer, never fear—the 2015 Cookie Season starts January 1st!  All of your favorites are on the list, plus two new cookies: Rah-Rah Raisin  and the gluten-free Toffee-tastic .  And, for the 11th year in a row, cookie prices remain at $3.50 per box.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn’t just another bake sale.  In fact, it is the largest girl-run business in the world!  Girls who sell cookie learn about money management, business ethics, goal setting, decision making, and people skills—concepts that are essential to developing tomorrow’s leaders.

    Cookies can be purchased from a local Girl Scout, online, or at one of the many Cookie Booths in communities throughout the council.  If you’re still not sure where to find cookies in your area, download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator App, available for iPhone and Android at http://www.girlscoutcookies.org.

  • GSUSA Announces Girl's Choice Outdoor Badges

    The work has been truly girl-led every step of the way, from the national online polls held in November and December to the focus group testing of the badge requirements. 

    The badges are:

    • Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer (a choice of outdoor activities, including things like bike riding, wading in a creek, developing a camp skill, and more)
    • Junior: Horseback Riding
    • Cadette: Archery
    • Senior: Paddling (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding)
    • Ambassador: Ultimate Recreation Challenge (a choice five outdoor challenges such as rock climbing, zip lining, waterskiing, and more)

    Starting today, girls will lead the way in the next phase of this process by voting on the look of their badges. From now until March 20th, girls can cast their vote between two badge designs at each level.

    GSUSA is very excited about the new badges and they are hard at work taking the direction girls have given them and fine-tuning the content within the bedges to ensure that each one will provide a variety of exciting outdoor experiences for girls.

  • Girl Board Member Applications Due!

    Have you ever wondered how a non-profit board works or what it means to be a member of a board? Here is your chance to apply to become a Girl Board Member on the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana! Applications are due March 27.

    Girl Board members are appointed annually by the Board Development Committee. Girls currently in 10th or 11th grade, and who are members of GSK may apply for a position.

    The application is available HERE.