The Betsyanne E-Blast: News for Jan. 20 2015: GS Board Members needed, CPR Training, Environmental Action Scout Workshop, Camp Calendar, Thinking Day Candles, #guidinglight, Tips from Taz, more.

Welcome, new readers, to my new BetsyBlast. I have some brand-new things - announcements and events - to share today.

Girl Scout Board Members Needed.
10th and 11th Grade Girl Scouts
From Betsy Via Kristi Harrison
"Our Board Development Committee is ready to begin the application process for girl members of the board. Attached is the 2015-2016 application (see below for link). Girls must be in the 10th or 11th grade to apply. Please help us spread the word and encourage the girls to apply. This is a great opportunity for them to actively participate in our council governance process."
Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST March 27, 2015. This is a 4-page PDF file, and is at the KYANA page here:

CPR Training offered Sunday, February 22nd at Camp Barren Ridge
Time: 10-3. Cost: $35.00. Register by mail or in person at your local PLC. See the KYANA Camp Barren Ridge page for details and the official signup form. Deadline for signing up: Feb. 12th. 

Butterfly/Environmental Action Scout Badge Workshop - - at Lake Cumberland
Girls earn a patch at Butterfly Garden Workshops on January 24 and January 31 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. See the KYANA Facebook page in the Files section and postings for more info.

Staff Needed at Camp Pennyroyal:
From Maddie Z.:
"Hi everyone! I'm part of Camp Pennyroyal's resident camp staff for this upcoming summer and wanted to let you all know we are still on a quest for more excellent staff members! If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying to be a
-cook (or the "packout" position),
-waterfront coordinator (teaching swim lessons and overseeing lifeguards),
-or unit staff (also known as counselors),
please send me a message... Thanks...! Maddie Zickel:

Preview of our Summer Camp Calendar is available for download!
See camp descriptions, locations and more. Download this at the KYANA Facebook page or at any KYANA unofficial camp page. More about this year's summer camps: Registration begins February 18th. There are many sessions to choose from, at Camp Bear Creek and also at Camp Pennyroyal. (The important file is not at this page, it is at the KYANA Facebook page, above).
More info: $100 Discount for any GSK Day Campers. GSK camp certification is NOT required for adults at troop or family sessions. During troop sessions, adult volunteers may take camp certification courses.

A fun-sounding community event in BG:
February 15th. For ages 3 and up. Princess Tea Party presented by the BGHS Chorus, Sunday, February 15 from 2-3:30pm. Purchase advanced tickets <starting at $10 each> online at:
Choir members dress in character as your favorite Disney princesses. Event includes meet-and-greet, photo opportunities, refreshments, and singing. Geared toward ages 3 and up.

Thinking Day is February 22nd - - light a candle!

Girl Scouts and Guides will be lighting a candle for Thinking Day this year. Here is more information about that:
"In celebration of World Thinking Day, all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world will be challenged to find a creative way to share their ‪#‎guidinglight‬. The light of a candle has been used for years by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world to feel connected, and now it's your chance to connect, share, and shake the world and social media with your Girl Scout spirit!
All you have to do is think of a way to show the world your #guidinglight. You can simply light a candle, or you can get creative and use the sun, your laptop, a lantern, the torch on your phone, a spark from two pieces of flint, or even a campfire! You can also get your family and friends to participate!
Take a selfie, upload it with a message to share with this worldwide movement, and challenge someone else or a whole country to do the same!
Share your picture using the #guidinglight hashtag.
Tag: @girlscouts, @wagggs_world
The social media push will start on February 21 with a video message from the WAGGGS World Board Chair Nicola Grinstead. The action will circle the globe, starting on the morning of February 22 in either Kiribati or New Zealand, and ending at midnight in Alaska or Hawaii, where we will close the #guidinglight challenge with a film featuring as much of the content you've created as possible. We can all watch and see the size, unity, and strength of our global movement and sisterhood. Tune in every hour on social media to see how widely the #guidinglight has spread throughout the world."
For more info see:

<adding: and remember, donate to the World Friendship Fund too after this. It will be helping Girl Scouts and Guides all over the world.>

Honor a Volunteer
Kristi Harrison says, "Adult awards deadline is 2/15. Fillable forms are coming to you via email so you all can begin working. Thanks for recognizing your wonderful volunteers!" Download the official form called V.2_Adult Award_&_Rec_1pg.pdf at the KYANA Facebook page and nominate someone you know for an award.

Bridging at the Big Four Bridge
Mary Sue says, "Are your girls bridging to a new GS level at the end of this school year? Think about celebrating at the Big Four Bridge with a lot of other Girl Scouts. May 30 in downtown Louisville."

Belle of Louisville Cruise (Note: this is on the same day as our GS of KYANA Annual Meeting...)
Take your girls on a special Belle of Louisville cruise. The Belle of Louisville is a Mississippi River steamboat, and is 100 years old and a National Historic Landmark.
From the flyer: Scout Field Trip 2015.
When: Saturday, April 25th
Saturday, May 9
Boy and Girl Scouts are welcome.
Boarding 11 a.m., cruise 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tickets, children $6 ea., adults $12 ea.
Adult day of: $15 each
Make reservations at 502-574-2992.
"Over 100 years on the river"
More info., rules, more on the flyer (on the KYANA FB page). Groups only. No individual registrations.

Tips from Taz
Winter Skygazing. Also includes links to current Girl Scout badges and activities for each level. From Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Come join the Outdoor Journey Project.
Are you there yet? Come help us get more official Outdoor Program for the girls of Girl Scouting, plus more badges, all leading to Girl Scouting's highest awards.
**The Facebook page is here:
And the website is here:

Check back for more postings.
I will add more news here as I find it.

Here are some Girl Scout cookie pix I found on Facebook. 

Always check BOTH Calendars.

The Official and UNofficial Calendars list dates, trainings, and events for our area and beyond, and also some for other areas. Check them out!

And here are more sites and pages to join:

The official Warren County Facebook page

The unofficial KYANA Volunteer page for the GS of Kentuckiana Cluster 2 and Beyond

Other websites and pages
And here is the latest posting: News for Jan. 15th:
News for Jan. 15th: Warren Co. SU Mtg., Cookie News, Juliette Low Remembrance Day this Sat., New Events, KYANA news, much more. 
(includes Outdoor Training Weekend at Camp Shantituck, the Official and Unofficial Calendars, Outdoor Trainers needed, Sending in Event or Training registrations (and NOT using the website), the NEW Ski Trip, and older posting links.