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Girl Scouts partner with zoos for recruitment event
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SALINA — Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has partnered with five accredited zoos (from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums) across Kansas to offer "Journey to the Wild Side, Girl Scout Day at the Zoo," on Saturday, Aug. 28. Both Girl Scouts and future Girl Scouts in grades K through 12 are invited to enjoy animal stations and live animal programs.

Girls will have the opportunity to explore the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through activities based on the "It’s Your Planet, Love It" Journey series. Girl Scout Journeys are a series of age-based programs that are packed with the latest research and girl-relevant environmental thinking.

Girl Scout staff and volunteers will be on hand at each zoo to register potential Girl Scouts as members and reregister current Girl Scouts for the new school year. Girl Scout membership is $12 per year, and membership forms will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Participating zoos are the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina; Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita; David Traylor Zoo, Emporia; and Hutchinson Zoo, Hutchinson, and the Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City.

Regular zoo admission fees apply. For more information about joining Girl Scouts or any of the events listed above, including times, visit or call (888) 472-3683. Other accredited zoos participating with the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas NW Missouri Council include the Kansas City Zoo, Sunset Zoo in Manhattan and Topeka Zoological Park.