Tomorrow is the LAST day to register ON TIME and get your troop incentives, plus more events and news.

REMINDER... Tomorrow (9-30) is the deadline to register "on-time" and receive the incentives.

 If you/your troop has not yet registered for the 2014-2015 GS year, then do so today on-line ( ) or tomorrow at the PLC ( )

More News:

CRAFTERS and Caveland Service Area volunteers and leaders ALERT! There is a meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday night) at 6 p.m. at the BG/Caveland PLC for people wanting to help with the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana ANNUAL MEETING which is April 25 and 26 here in Bowling Green. You can teach a class, show a craft, or just help in other ways. We need you!!
Going to an Annual Meeting is a great way to see what is going on in your Council too. You can go both days to this event or just one day.

Fall Magnut Training News - one more training available
Via Tracey: "If you missed the Fall Product/Magnut training at the September SUM meeting, then you are in luck!  Stephanie Waters, our Fall Product/Magnut Chair, has graciously agreed to have another training on Thursday October 2, 2014 (that is this coming Thursday) at the PLC/GS office on Lehman Ave.  This will begin at 5:30pm."

If you do plan to attend this training, then you will need to let Stephanie know at: (after wow is an l (el), then right before the @ is a number 1) Her phone no. is area code 270, 202 + 5447.

Selected events coming up:
October 2nd (Thursday) is the Fall Forum for Cluster 1 in Owensboro at the Owensboro PLC, 6:30 - 8 p.m. CDT.

October 2 and 3 is WKU's Fall Break.

October 4th (Saturday) Lost River Cave has a Geocaching Event from 1-4. 

Oct. 3-5 is Autumn Adventure Weekend. (signup deadline has passed) at Camp Shantituck. 

October 10th is the deadline to sign up for the Leader's Retreat (see below).  It is also the deadline to sign up for the Octoberfest 2014 event at Camp Shantituck. Additional Information available by contacting Julie Gadd at 239-1166, 655-7083 or"

Oct. 10th is the deadline to sign up for the Simple Meals Jr. badge at Houchens too.

Oct. 12 (Sun.) Have Fun at Camp Day 2-4:30 p.m. Houchens (all levels)  Signups are at the KYANA FB page and the Warren Co. FB page

Oct. 13 is Trunk or Treat at the BG/Caveland PLC 5-7 p.m. Questions, details, and RSVP by Oct. 6, 270-495-4093,

Oct. 15: TPO training in October, Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 5-6:30, BG/Caveland PLC.

Oct. 18 is a Halloween Party at Barren Ridge.

October 18th is also a Juliette Low Monster Bash for the Paducah area at Lone Oak Church of Christ. 

Oct. 16-19 is the GSUSA National Council Session 2014 in Salt Lake City. If you have a smartphone or iPad, you can get a new app to follow events there.

Oct. 17-19 Leader's Retreat Weekend at Houchen's. The signup form is here, on the KYANA Houchens page: in the Files section.

Oct. 18 & 19 is a virtual global camp called JOTA-JOTI, a Scouting event.

Oct. 24 (Friday) Drawing and simple meals Junior Badge Workshop 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Houchens (Juniors) Optional overnight.  Reg. deadline is October 10. 

Oct. 24th is also the Misfit Sock March for Girl Scouts who want to take a stand against bullying by wearing socks that don't match today.
They also have a Facebook page here.

Oct. 25 (Sat.) Simple Meals Junior Badge Workshop 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. Houchens (Juniors)

Oct. 27 is the Area 17 Fall Meeting at Houchens, 6:30 p.m.

October 28th is a local event, the National Dance Company of Ecuador at WKU. This is a free concert and is at 7:30 p.m. Find out more.

October 31st is Founder's Day, also known as Juliette Low's Birthday.

October 31st is Halloween and also Samhain.
Nov. 2 (Sun.) Me and My Guy at Camp 2 - 4:30 p.m. Houchens (all levels)

Nov. 9 is the Kappa Delta Carnival at the KD House.
For more information, please contact Jordan Webb at
Nov. 15 One Smart Cookie at BG Ballpark 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. BG Ballpark (For Brownies and Jrs.)

For events after this, check the OFFICIAL Kentuckiana calendar

This weekend is also Octoberfest at Camp Shantituck.

Go to the official or unofficial calendars to find out about even more events! Scroll down for those links.

The Shade Trees Project at Camp Houchens: the latest

(from the Warren County Service Unit Mgr., Tracey D.)
It has been suggested that troops planning to plant these shade trees seriously consider getting the older trees so that they will be of use sooner.  It has also been suggested that we be sure NOT to plant any nut trees due to allergies.

Please be sure to check with Ranger Rich first BEFORE purchasing any trees and BEFORE attempting to plant them.  Of course, you will still need to follow normal guidelines and such before taking your troop to Camp Houchens such as notifying us and checking with the office to see if it is okay to go there.  If someone else has it reserved, we don't want to interfere with their activities.

If you are already planning to attend an activity at camp, be sure to check with the person leading the activity before planning to plant a tree and after you have already checked with Ranger Rich.  It may be better to plan to do the planting at a different time or it may fit in with what the leader had planned.  You don't know until you ask.  :)

Via Betsy: Ranger Rich can be contacted at:
The 2014 GSUSA National Council Session App
If you are not going to the 2014 National Council Session, you will be able to follow it. Here is the posting from GSUSA:

"Can't Make It to SLC? Here's How You Can Experience <the> Convention Locally<...>
To follow all of the latest and greatest news via your smartphone or tablet, search "Girl Scout Convention app" on your Apple or Android device to download the official and free convention app. While we developed this app for event attendees, it's a great way to connect with convention highlights. Also, some councils will be hosting local convention-related events, so please be on the lookout for more details from your council.
Whether you join us in Salt Lake City or follow the event from the comfort of your couch, convention only happens once every three years and you won't want to miss out on all of the latest and greatest things Girl Scouts are doing.

Let's convention!"
My Second Latest Posting
 with even more information: (What's new for this week, September 26th Edition: New Hours at PLC's, Leader Retreat Weekend for BG/Caveland leaders, more.) 
Always check the Calendars!

Always check the calendars for more ideas.
Here is the link to the OFFICIAL Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Calendars: 

Program and Events Calendar:

Volunteer Training and Events:

And here is my UNofficial Calendar: (selected events and info.) 

I can't wait to... meet more Girl Scouts this year!

A repeat: New hours at the  BG/Caveland PLC (Also Pennyroyal-Owensboro, Heartland-Elizabethtown, and Bear Creek-Paducah).
Monday-Thursday 9-6 (closed for lunch from 1-2)
Friday 9-1
First and Third Saturday of each month 9-1