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November 2011
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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHTMary Alice MarshallDonate Now

With the 100th Anniversary approaching, GSCTX set out to find Girl Scouts with more than 50 years of service to the organization. During our search, we found the oldest living Girl Scout in Temple, Texas. Mary Alice Marshall will turn 103 this December and while her interests have turned to other things like serving on the Texas Symphony Board, Mary Alice will always consider herself a Girl Scout. Read more on our blog. 


National Convention: November 8-13, Houston

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Renew the promise with Girl Scouts at the 52nd Convention! Central Texas Girl Scouts, volunteers, alumnae and staff will be joining fellow Girl Scouts around the nation to celebrate 100 years of existence and plan for the next 100 years. Whether you can make it or not, join the conversation on Twitter! Use hashtag #GirlScouts100 to stay up to date on all things convention and to add your own dialogue.


Program Center Holiday Closures

All program centers will close to the public on November 22 and will reopen November 28. Online shop orders processed after noon on November 22 will not be filled until November 28. All program centers will also close to the public December 18 and will reopen January 3. Online shop orders processed during this time will be filled after the holiday. GSCTX hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday break!

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Harp Ensemble 

This girl-lead special interest group is looking to recruit girls in grades 6-12 who share a love of music. Girls meet regularly to pick music, arrange it to suit their talents and strengths and practice in a fun environment. Join now!


Horseback Riding Lessons Offered

Camp Texlake now offers both children and adults the opportunity to take riding lessons on the camp grounds. Lessons range from beginner to intermediate and will be conducted by a certified instructor with several years experience. To schedule a lesson, contact Equestrian Program Specialist, Tyler Peterson.


Daisy Girl's Guides are available for purchase at your local shop and online. All other age levels will be out of stock until the enDonate Nowd of the year. Pre-orders are accepted until November 30, 2011 so reserve your copy today!


Skill Building Activity Sets Available

Skill Building Sets include five skill builders that correspond with a Journey. Pair your Journey book and Skill Building Set with your Girl's Guide today!


Holiday Market

GSCTX shops will have tons of great seasonal gift items during the months of November and December. Visit your local shop in person or online!



Your Camp Bucks, Frequent Buyer cards and Girl Scout Dough will expire December 17! Hurry into your local shop before it's too late. 

Discover a world of possibilities with Girl Scout programming! Check out the full list on our  online calendar. Donate Now

100th Anniversary Camporee: April 20-22, Sherwood Forest Fairground 

Registration for overnight camping is available through all service units. All paperwork is due on December 1. For questions, contact Kate Lipinski. For more information on troop activities, visit our website.


Science Sundays for Scouts: December 18, Bell

Come to the Mayborn Planetarium to participate in activities with your fellow Girl Scouts that could earn you your Space Explorer Try-It or sky search badge.


Cirque du Soleil: February 29, Williamson

Enjoy an exclusive Girl Scout Discount Day! Purchase online using the promo code SCGRP.


Trainers NeededDonate Now

GSCTX needs your talents, your experience and your knowledge. Become a trainer and inspire new volunteers to lead girls. Check the adult portion of the event calendar to find the nearest facilitating adult learning class near you. Contact Heather Givens for more information. 


Fall Product Program

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 Fall Product Program! Service Unit Fall Product Managers will begin distributing patches and prizes to girls who earned them in mid-December. A big congrats to Troop 86 from Lake Hills Service Unit! They won the Journey of a Lifetime Award and will be going to the National Convention in Houston this weekend. Donate Now


Cookies are coming!

Have you set your 2012 Cookie Sale goal? Which reward do you want to earn? See them here!


Girl Scout Dough

Dough earned during the 2010 Fall Product Sale or 2011 Cookie Sale will expire December 17. Learn how to spend your dough before it expires! Dough earned during this October's Fall Product Program will be sent to Troop Leaders in January 2012 and will expire in December of 2012.  


FOGS CampaignDonate Now

Girl Scouts will celebrate our 100th Anniversary next year. In honor of the celebration, GSCTX has set our sights to raising $100,000 through the FOGS Campaign. Last year, FOGS raised nearly $78,000! Make your gift today and support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for your daughter and the girls in your community.


Matching Gift Donation

AT&T and Apple have announced a special matching initiative for their employees in honor of our celebration. Apple will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually. Check with your employer for details and consider making a gift today.


Girl Scouts are always finding something fun to do! Check out these stories below!


Take a Seat: Troop 4808 from Forest Trails Service Unit placed second in their division for their entry at the Round Rock Chalk Walk...

Sister Girl Scouts: Our friends from the San Jacinto Girl Scout council didn't hesitate when they heard of the devastation from the wildfires left on many in the Bastrop area...