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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHT: Cookie Queen
Girl Scout Junior, Ashley, of College Station has an impressive goal for this year's cookie season. She plans to sell more than 1,000 boxes of cookies so she can use her cookie profits to attend Girl Scout camp this summer. Fifteen days into the cookie sale, Ashley had already sold 600 boxes and was well on her way to reaching her goal. Ashley credits a friendly and confident attitude to her success and encourages her fellow Girl Scouts to do the same. Keep up the good work Ashley! GSCTX is rooting for you and others with goals similar to this one.
2011 Teen Conference: February 19, Travis County
Already registered for the Teen Conference? Invite a friend! Created by teens for teens, this day offers all Texas high school girls a chance to network and discuss the topics most important to them in life. Taking place at the University of Texas at Austin, attendees will also have the opportunity to experience college life.
Take the Forever Green Challenge!
During the month of February, we ask that Girl Scouts of every age take a moment to evaluate their plastic bottle and plastic bag usage. Cutting down on the use of these items can do great things for our planet so join our movement to use reusable bags and bottles instead! Don't forget to track your progress for this month as well. For more information and tips, please visit our website.
GSCTX Wants to Feature your Girl Scout!
Everyday Girl Scouts excel in our council's four focus areas by going green, strong, creative and tech. Submit your story with a photo to the Marketing Department and it could be featured in eNews, Girl Scout website, blog and even local media! For an example of a great Girl Scout story and more information on featuring your Girl Scout, please visit our blog.
'Women Who Do' Exhibit
The Carver Museum welcomes you to experience the journey of ten women who have made a difference in the community and beyond. GSCTX's CEO Etta Moore was one of the ten women from the Greater Austin Area celebrated and an exhibit of her accomplishments, along with the rest of the women, is now available for viewing.
Camp Guide Now Available
The 2011 Summer Camp Guide is available on our website! With cool interactive features, you can now access Camp Guide in a more user-friendly manner complete with all the summer happenings at camps like Kachina, Texlake, Woodlake and more! Printer friendly version also available to download.
Join the Conversation
GSCTX is partnering with Forefront Austin, a web-based community resource highlighting issues affecting Austin and surrounding communities. Forefront engages community organizations and leaders in discussions designed to share information and encourage a more informed and engaged community. As a member of GSCTX, you may not live in Austin, but Forefront will feature Girl Scouts of Central Texas in articles on technology and leadership and we thought you might be interested. If you'd rather not receive these eblasts, please let us know.
New Shop Items
GSCTX is kicking off the year with new items at your local shop! Journey 3: It's Your Story, Tell It! has arrived and is available for purchase at all Central Texas shops. Shops will also offer a patch for 'World Thinking Day' on February 22nd. For large quantity orders of this patch, please contact the Retail Sales Department.
Online Shop Coming Soon!
The new online GSCTX shop will become available to the public on May 3rd! Proceeds from the items purchased through our local shop will go directly back to our council. For more information, please visit our shop website.
What's happening to badges? Click here to find out more about this program transition.
|UPCOMING PROGRAMS |
|Discover a world of possibilities with Girl Scout programming! Check out the full list on our online calendar. |
Girl Genius STEM Conference: February 26, Tom Green County
Exciting and innovative hands-on workshops will be available to attendees during this day of discovering everything STEM. Learn from the best by attending the workshops presented by women professors in the fields of biology, chemistry and more.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day:February 26, Travis County
Have a blast with hands-on activities at UT Austin. Meet students, professors and engineers and explore career options in science. Do not register with GSCTX.
Around the World: February 26, Bell County
Visit all the WAGGGS World Centers without ever leaving Texas! Enjoy the culture of Pax Lodge in England, Sangam in India and more.
Space Center Houston Camp-In: March 3, Out of Council
Shoot for the stars and touch the moon during this space adventure! Construct and fly a shuttle glider, design a spacecraft, taste what astronauts eat and design a protective spacesuit. Attendees will also view a large screen film in the Northrop Grumman Theater.
WISE-Women in Science Extravaganza: March 5, Bell County
Spend the day with UMHB students learning about chemistry in everyday life. Participate in fun scientific experiments and earn a badge or IP in the process.
|VOLUNTEER SERVICES |
Recognize a Deserving Volunteer!
Do you know an outstanding leader or a remarkable Service Team member? Have you ever been taught by a terrific trainer? If this sounds like someone you know, nominate them for a Council or Service Unit Award! Council-level awards are given to volunteers who display excellence in their work and go above and beyond the position to benefit one or more areas of the council. Service Unit Awards are given to excellent volunteers who go the extra mile to benefit their Service Unit. Deadline for nominations is March 15th.
|PRODUCT SALES - It's Cookie Time!|
Operation Cookie Updates
Information regarding this year's Operation Cookie events is now available to view on our website. Click through to view details on hosting your own event and remind customers they can donate their cookies to Operation Cookie!
Applications are currently being accepted for Opportunity Knocking, which is an annual clean up cookie sale for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who plan to take a Destinations or educational troop trip. Submit your application to the Product Sales Department.
Girl Scout Dough
Fall Dough was mailed out at the end of January to troops. Check with your troop leader for more information!
Cookie Sale Ends February 25th!
Good job to everyone who has participated in this year's sale. Keep up the great work ladies and be sure to send us any good photos of your Girl Scout out selling!
|INVEST IN A GIRL |
Friends of Girl Scouting: $32,220
Thank you to everyone who has lent a helping hand to our FOGS Campaign so far. You are the reason we recently crossed the halfway mark! Have an idea for a project to raise funds?Contact the Resource Development Department and we'll brainstorm together.
|OUT & ABOUT|
Girl Scouts are always finding something fun to do! Check out this story below!
O2 Project: Troop 464 decided to take the council's green initiative to the next level after reading about it in one of their Journey books...