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October 2011
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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHT: Project Recruitment

Girl Scout Cadette Raedell P. recently completed her Silver Award for her project, 'Recruitment.' The purpose of the project was to ensure that Girl Scouting was available to every girl in her area who was interested in joining the organization. Raedell organized and held recruitment events that consisted of introducing the foundations of Girl Scouting, earning badges, connecting with other Girl Scouts and more. Raedell served as a resource at these events and helped the girls and their parents with the process. More than 40 girls attended and they are all currently being placed in troops. Great job, Raedell! For more on her story, read the Cedar Park Citizen.


Happy Birthday Juliette Gordon Low! 

In 1912, Low started a movement for girls so they could have the opportunity to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness from a variety of skill-building activities. Her efforts eventually formed Girl Scouts, which remains the premier leadership organization for girls to this day. Let us celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman who gave girls the chance to develop the courage, confidence and character needed to succeed in their life endeavors. Planning an event to celebrate the life of Juliette? Share with us on the GSCTX Facebook page!


100th Anniversary Booklet

The activities have been selected for our 100th Anniversary booklet! Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas and suggestions. Join us in celebrating the 100th year by participating in these fun girl-created activities! Check out the booklet here.


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.

Due to the popularity of the guides, pre-orders are arriving in multiple shipments to our local shops. The point in time that your ordered your guide will determine when your order is filled. Staff will contact you when your guide is available for pick up. All pick up orders are expected to arrive by mid-December.  


Girl's Guide Availability News

Guides are currently sold out nationwide but are still available for purchase through our shop. Shipment will arrive mid-December. Daisy Guides will be available at the end of the month and orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.


Brownwood Shop Closure

The shop in Brownwood will close for business on Friday, October 14. GSCTX encourages shoppers to visit our online shop page for merchandise needs.




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

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

Save the date for the ultimate Girl Scout Camporee! Enjoy a full weekend of fun activities or just join us for Saturday. Registration will be available through your service unit starting in October. Saturday registration will be available through e-council in January.


Dance or Play with the Toros: December 18, Williamson County

Learn to dance and play basketball from the pros themselves! Girls can participate in a dance clinic led by the famous Capital City Dancers or learn the basics of basketball from the best players around. After participating in the clinic of your choice, stay after to enjoy the game with family and friends.


Now Forming Volunteer Advisory Committee

Great volunteers like you are a big part of the reason we are able to continue providing the best leadership experience possible for Central Texas girls. We value your insight and experience and ask that you share that with us. If you are interested in joining the on-going conversation, please contact Heather Givens. Topics will include identifying community partners, implementing the new national program portfolio, recruitment strategies, volunteer support systems and more.


Program Center Volunteers

Each GSCTX program center is in need of volunteers to assist with data entry, filing, organizing, shop assistance, event preparation, etc. If you are interested and available, please contact Heather Givens.


Magazine Sale: October 1-31, Central Texas

Subscribe to your favorite magazines while supporting Central Texas Girl Scouts. Purchases are made online for your convenience so contact your local troop to see what's available! 


Cookies are coming!

Set your 2012 cookie goal and see what rewards you can earn online! 


Join Cookie Captains

Through the Cookie Captain program, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can mentor a Daisy or Brownie Troop, help at cookie events and earn their Age Level Service to Girl Scouting bar and Completion pin in the process.




S'more Soiree: October 29-30, Lake Travis

Forget life's troubles and enjoy a weekend getaway on Lake Travis. Activities will include cooking lessons, astrology readings and massages! RSVP today


FOGS Campaign

In honor of the 100th anniversary and to build on the success of last year's campaign, the FOGS goal for the new Girl Scout year is to raise $100,000 and increase the number of participating Girl Scout families.  Each gift is important and we hope that every family will participate at a level that is meaningful to them. Support your daughter and the girls in your community by making a gift today!


Calling All Alumnae

You made friends, shared new experiences, discovered your strength as an individual and as a team. Rediscover the excitement of Girl Scouting and create new opportunities that will build memories for today's girls. As Girl Scouts, we understand the value of sisterhood and how it empowers us to succeed in today's word. Join the Girl Scout Alumnae Association or contact Heather Givens for more information on hosting an alumnae event in your area. 


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


Firehouse Challenge: Several troops around Central Texas showed thanks to local firefighters this past month by providing them with home-cooked meals. Check out their stories here!