KC Zine Con
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KC Zine Con

Zines are self-published DIY publications, typically personalized with art and drawings and then reproduced on a copy machine in order to get one’s ideas and voice out into the world in an affordable, accessible way. They encourage voice, creativity, and the sharing of people’s knowledge and experiences.

Location Name:  We will come to you!

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

Registration: Call Abigail Walden at 816-533-3286 AT LEAST 3 weeks before desired workshop date for best results, or e-mail awalden@gsksmo.org.

After the event, share your one-of-a-kind piece of art with us to be included in the GSKSMO Virtual Art Show!  


Zine Making

 All Levels

Times: Mondays 4-8 PM, Tuesdays 5-8 PM, Thursdays 4-8 PM

We want to bring zine-making to your troop! Zines are awesome, because they work across all program levels. Girl Scouts of any age can benefit from zine-making. They are short and easy to make, reproduce, and share. They’re informal enough that young people don’t feel pressured to write perfectly, and they can learn and create at their own pace! Zines haven’t always been very accessible to kids, and KCZC is looking to change that. Girls can learn to express themselves, share their stories and ideas, and make their voice heard. Zines can be about anything, and everything! They can work alongside many badges and journeys, or they can be taught on their own. We’d love to bring zine-making to you and your Girl Scouts!  

Zine Example 1 | Zine Example 2

Cost Per Girl: Sliding scale $10-30 per troop for supplies
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Badge Connections: Brownie My Family Story, Junior Scribe, Junior Drawing, Cadette Book Artist, Cadette Comic Artist
Journey Connections: Daisy 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!, Brownie A World of Girls, Junior  aMUSE, Cadette Media, Senior MISSION: SISTERHOOD!, Ambassador BLISS: Live it! Give it!