Mariana Remple Awards offered by Friends of Hidden Valley

 

The Endowment Committee of the Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc. has developed a Scholarship fund for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts of Douglas County.  Some of you may remember Mariana Remple who was a Cadette & Senior Girl Scout Leader, Girl Scout Trainer and promoter of Hidden Valley Camp for many years.  For those of you who do not remember her, she was a wonderful person and totally dedicated to helping girls "reach for the stars."  To honor Mariana, the Friends Of Hidden Valley, Inc. will offer scholarships to individual Girl Scouts of our area to attend activities or events that will help develop individual leadership skills, environmental awareness and provide opportunities to give back to Hidden Valley Camp. 

Teens may apply for any reason for the Mariana Remple Recognitions Awards. There are two $150 awards given out annually.  Teens need to print legibly or type the application and the essay about "Why I love Hidden Valley".

 

Hidden Valley Troop Rewards Program offered by Friends of Hidden Valley

 

The Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc. is an independent membership organization dedicated to the support of Hidden Valley Camp. One of our main goals is to seek and encourage volunteerism at the camp from both its members and the Girl Scout community, and to help ensure the passage of this unique wildlife area to future generations. Having girls involved in the maintenance and development of Hidden Valley will help them learn commitment, responsibility, and stewardship of their land, for now and in the future.

To assist in this goal, the Friends have developed a Rewards program for those troops that exhibit outstanding efforts in stewardship of Hidden Valley Camp. Each year, one troop from each level (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador) will be rewarded with a $50 check to be used however they wish. Whether or not your troop is rewarded monetarily, they will still be rewarded with their experiences at the camp-- a place to have fun, learn new skills, meet new friends, and the satisfaction of leaving their camp in better shape for those coming after them.

Please note, for "Troop Rewards" troops need to keep the form and add as many dates & events as they can because the "more the merrier". We only give out one $50 award per age level. There may be some stiff competition for that $50 per troop. If girls are able, they should be filling out the forms. If they are not able, then leaders should get their troop feedback and then fill out the form with "the girls" comments. We also want the girls input about their thoughts and experience, not the leaders or advisors. 

Any other questions or concerns regarding the above programs, call Marcia West at 785-766-3037 or marcia.west08@yahoo.com.

The programs offered below are sponsored by Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee:

Financial Assistance  offered by The Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee

The Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee has established a Scholarship Committee in order to offer financial assistance for Girl Scout troops, adults and individual girls. This money is to supplement, not replace the financial assistance that is already available from the Girl Scout Council. We offer assistance that applies only to the Lawrence area and Hidden Valley Camp in order to encourage camping and frequent use of our wonderful camp. All requests will be confidential and screened by the Hidden Valley Scholarship Committee. Preferred method of submittal is on-line. You may also download the PDF, print and mail, or submit through Adobe Reader. Please contact webmaster, with any questions.

  1. Troop Assistance
    Financial assistance for cookouts, campouts, or new troops who need "start up" materials such as an American flag, snacks, craft materials, etc.

  2. Camperships/GS Destinations (formerly Wider Ops) 
    Provide supplemental financial assistance to girls who are receiving Girl Scouts of NE KS & NW MO camperships for residence camp or national/international Destinations. Amount is based on financial need.

  3. Child Care Assistance
    Assist with child care expenses for troop leaders taking training and adult volunteers who are working at day camp.

All requests must be submitted 3 weeks prior to an event–no exceptions.

High School Scholarships  offered by Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee

Application forms will be available at the seven area high school guidance offices: Baldwin, Eudora, Lawrence Free State, Lawrence High, Perry/Lecompton, Bishop Seabury Academy and Veritas Christian School.

At least one scholarship of at least $500 will be awarded to a graduating Senior girl who has been actively involved and registered in Girl Scouts of the USA for a minimum of six years and has been registered as an active troop member at the Senior or Ambassador level or as an "older girl" Juliette in Douglas County. The cash award will be given directly to the college, vocational technology school, or job training school which the recipient will attend, or sent to the recipient when proof of paid registration is provided to the Scholarship Committee.

Interested Girl Scouts will need the scholarship form and at least 2 (maximum 4) copies of the referral page to give to the people they would like to use as references. Click here to download the portfolio with instructions, application & referral forms.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the scholarship committee.