Announcements, Announcements for July 29, 2014 GS Area 17 KYANA and Beyond.

For Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.

It's Back To Troop Time soon!

Required for this Troop Year: All Trainers, Leaders and Co-leaders need to take a new training.

Member-Volunteer 01 and 02 Leaders and also Trainers are taking this new training to help the girls of Girl Scouting stay safe: Shield of Vulnerability training

Read the posting sent out to all Member-Volunteers this summer from our Board Chair, Vivian Blade:

To access this training module, go to, select "First Time Signup Click Here", and select "Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana" as your organization.

"Estimated training time is 30 minutes, and it must be taken online (If you are unable to take this training online because of a lack of access to the internet, you are welcome to contact any of the Girl Scout Program and Learning Centers to schedule a time and date on which you may use our technology to access the training.)" This training must be completed by November 30th, and hopefully everyone will do it well before that date.
The Adult Education Calendar is available now for download.
You can download it here at the unofficial KYANA site:

New Event: The Kentuckiana Trainer's Retreat in Owensboro!
Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 10-3 Central Time
For current Trainers and volunteers wanting to become trainers*. (new trainers need to submit an application before September 10th).
Agenda: Updates and Refreshers for continuing trainers
Orientation and interviews for potential trainers - "How to become a volunteer trainer"
Orientation for Mentors: "How to become a Mentor of new trainers"
Review of the new TPO Modules
Round-table discussions of best practices
Networking and friend-making
Where: Camp Pennyroyal, Owensboro, KY
Fee: $5.00, covers lunch and materials
Optional Trainer polo shirts and nametags may be ordered when you register.
Register: Registration will open on the Kentuckiana Training Calendar by the end of July.
Questions? Contact Mary Sue Ryan at 502-594-8792 or

Autumn Adventure Weekend is coming up!
This used to be called Fall Kickoff. It's for leaders and other Member-Volunteers to get required trainings.
Save the Dates! Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th
Who: Girl Scout adult volunteers
What: Basic courses required for troop leadership, plus optional enrichment courses
Where: Camp Shantituck
Why: Basic volunteer leadership courses available in one weekend, plus some of the basic outdoor education courses needed to take girls camping. This weekend is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and to meet our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Courses offered this weekend include Troop Pathway Orientation, Grade Level Courses, CPR & First Aid as well as outdoor enrichment workshops.

For more information, or to Register, contact Terry Tock at or phone 502-636-0900, 888-771-5170, ext. 22900, or 502-882-0475. This event and signup, etc./registration form will hopefully be on the official Kentuckiana Calendar soon.

The deadline is July 31st to get discounted Kentuckiana Girl Scout Tickets for the State Fair.

Girl Scout Weekend is August 16th and August 17th, 2014 at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Kentucky. 
The State Fair is Thursday, August 14 - Sunday, August 24, 2014.
During Girl Scout Days at the Fair, there are lots of fun things happening such as:
Free Concerts:
• Aug 16 - America with special guest Caribou
• Aug 17 - Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Marty Brown
Midway Specials:
• Saturday, August 16 – $25 wristband
• Sunday, August 17 – $25 wristband

For questions or more information, please contact Stephanie Geddes at or Laura Goodman at

See more about the Ky. State Fair at:

They are also wanting to have help for booths there. Here is the KYANA signup page.

Kentuckiana Girl Scout Outdoor Discussions are coming up. 
Carrie Mook is organizing discussions about Outdoor Program called Outdoor Program Freindship Circles. (newest - an update) Via the new GSK Volunteer Connections for July 2014

"Calling all girls and adults who love outdoor programs and camp!
Join us for an Outdoor Program Friendship Circle, to meet up, make friends, and figure out how we can build partnerships and teams to grow outdoor opportunities in our council. Carrie Mook, Manager of Outdoor Programs, will host each Friendship Circle. Please bring your bright ideas, Girl Scout pep, and an eager spirit for collaboration!

Registration is requested so that adequate materials may be provided. Register through our Program Calendar here . Questions? Contact Carrie at or 502-636-0900 ext. 26700.

Save the Date! Exact locations, if not given here, will be announced soon on the program calendar.

Murray - August 28, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. central
Elizabethtown - September 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. eastern
Scottsburg, IN (Scott County Public Library) - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. eastern
Louisville (PLC) - September 15, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. eastern
Owensboro - September 18, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. central
Bowling Green - September 25, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. central
Shepherdsville (Camp Shantituck) - October 4, time TBD, at Autumn Adventures Getaway
Hopkinsville - October 7, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. central
Floyds Knobs, IN - October 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. eastern"

Red Cross First Aid and CPR training is now available locally. 
A local fellow leader who is qualified to certify leaders in First Aid and CPR will give trainings for $35.00 a person again this year (2014-2015). Each person will need to buy their own book. Small groups are OK. Contact information is below in pix format. Call her for details and to arrange a class. <This is a great deal. Other trainings locally by the Red Cross are $90.00 or more.>
Here are class times and more info: Heartsaver First Aid: approximately 2 – 3 hours
Heartsaver CPR AED: approximately 3 – 4 hours
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: approximately 5 – 7 hours.
Amanda says "books are not required but can be purchased for less than $20 each, making it affordable to invest in one per troop. I am still happy to do it for smaller groups or larger groups, and I am very flexible on scheduling as I try to make it work for everyone. "
Also: "I will do it for $35 per person if it is local, or $40 if I have to drive a distance out of town..."
Contact information: Amanda Day, 270-791-3290,

Get Connected, all Leaders, Co-leaders, Troop Committees, Juliettes, Trainers, and Lifetime Girl Scouts
From our Service Unit Manager, Tracey Dodson: "Note: If you are a leader or co-leader or if you have/are a Juliette in Girl Scouts in Warren County KY (or a volunteer and are interested) and you have not been receiving e-mails from the Service Unit Team, then please be sure to e-mail us at Please include your name, troop number and position. We will add you to the list of e-mail recipients."
Also add your name if you are a another Girl Scout adult who wants to be on the list.

A reminder about Troop Funds
Troop money must be used for the benefit of the whole troop and NOT for the benefit of individual scouts. Girl Scouts pool their resources together for supplies, activities, and group travel. Money the girls earn "must be used to enhance each girl's Girl Scout experience." Shopping cards distributed to the girls at the end of the troop year or shopping trips with Troop funds are examples of what NOT to do with troop funds. Also, the Troop money is for all of the girls equally. Girls may earn individual awards and incentives during the year.

Other recent postings here:

Betsy's Notes: a report from the recent BG/Caveland Service Center on Thursday, July 24th.

My Notes: A report from the recent BG/Caveland Service Center Kickoff

July 23rd posting NEW EVENTS just added

and Get Connected on Kentuckiana and National Girl Scouting Links here.

Visit the new unofficial Camp Pages! Which is YOUR favorite Girl Scouts of Kentuciana Camp?

The KYANA Unofficial Barren Ridge Camp page

The KYANA Unofficial Houchens Camp page

The KYANA Unofficial STEM Adventure Camp Page

The KYANA Unofficial Camp Shantituck Page

The KYANA Unofficial Camp Pennyroyal Page 

The KYANA Unofficial Bear Creek Aquatic Camp Page

-E. Sheppard

Not sure yet if I will do this or not.