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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHT: Troop 111 

Girl Scouts from Troop 111 recently earned their Gold Award for their project, 'Girl Power Club.' The troop reached out to Settlement Home, which serves as a home for Austin youth who otherwise would not have a place to stay. Each of the six girls in the troop implemented programs at the home to teach female residents about healthy lifestyles, social interaction and overall confidence. Paige A. says her troop decided to help this particular group because they wanted to interact with and help girls their own age become successful women. For more information on earning your Gold Award, visit our website. 

COUNCIL NEWS


FREE Tickets to S'more Soiree!

Enjoy our exclusive 'Girlfriend Getaway' discount to this year's S'more Soiree weekend event! Purchase your ticket with a friend and receive 35% off the regular price until August 15. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, connect with GSCTX on Twitter. Giveaway will take place July 26. For more information, visit our website or contact Cathleen Gready.

 

Program Center Closures

All program centers will close to the public Friday, July 1st and reopen Tuesday, July 19th due to staff training, shop inventories and preparation for Service Team Conference. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to serve you better. For questions or comments during this time, please contact the council at 800-733-0011 or email council@gsctx.org.

 

Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts

GSCTX plans to celebrate our centennial year with activities created by you! Submit your ideas to us and if chosen, your activity could be one of 100 to be placed in an official Girl Scout activity book. Girl Scouts around Central Texas will also participate in your activity during our 100th year! For more information on the contest, please visit our website. 

 

Last Chance for Summer Camp!

There's still time to enjoy the fun of summer camp but you have to act quickly! For availability and additional programs, visit our event calendar and Camp Guide online. 

 

Give As You Get 

Shop online and help Girl Scouts in the process! Visit the Give As You Get website and enjoy access to several online shops like iTunes and Overstock.com. Purchase through this site and GSCTX will receive a portion of each purchase you make at no additional cost to you! For more information, visit the Give As You Get website.  

SHOP

Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting Available for Pre-Order!

Reserve your copy of the NEW Girl's Guide today! Orders can be placed through our online shop, in store or shoppers can download a copy of the order form to fax or mail into their local shop. For more information, visit the Shop page. 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Your local GSCTX shop requests your help for this year's annual shop inventory. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Nichole Stowe. For dates of each inventory and more information, visit our Shop page. 

 

Starter Kits Arrive August 1st

The new program year is just around the corner! Kits include everything a girl needs to start her year and complete her Girl Scout Leadership experience. Girl Scouts will also find a special 100th anniversary pin inside each kit. For more information, please visit our Shop page.  

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

Sow What? Day Camp: July 18, Travis County

Join your fellow foodies, aspiring gardeners and Girl Scout friends for a fun-filled weekend of exploring the roots of what we eat and getting the dirt on hunger and agricultural issues around the world. Digging into the Sow What? Journey, we will get a taste of local and global food networks including visits to urban farms, grocery stores and farmer markets.

 

Overnighter at Dell Diamond: July 21, Williamson County

Enjoy an evening at Dell Diamond watching the Round Rock Express! The real fun begins once the game ends and the Girl Scouts take over the ballpark to swim, watch a movie and play in the fun zone.

 

CORE Adventure Week: July 31, Bastrop County

Experience the outdoors with CORE (Conservation in Outdoor Recreation & Education)! Explore nature by rock climbing, canoeing and participating in low and high ropes! You can even complete many of the requirements for the Paddle, Pole and Roll, Space Exploration and High Adventure IPs.

 

It's Your Story - Tell It! Twilight Camp: August 2-5, Tom Green County

Explore the newest Journey by going behind the scenes of how stories are made and discover your own story-telling skills!

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Service Team Conference: July 16, Burnet County

There's still time to register for the 2011 Service Team Conference! Join fellow volunteers at Burnet Middle School to learn more about the NEW Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, find inspiration to use Journeys for events and activities, take home recruitment ideas and build team spirit with your Service Team.

 

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.

 

PRODUCT SALES

2012 Cookie Recognitions

Thank you to everyone who voted for next year's cookie recognitions. The 2012 recognition line-up will be announced in August eNews. 

 

Success for Tomorrow!

This year's Fall Product Sale theme is 'Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow!' Goal setting is a great way for girls to start "investing in today" to "achieve for tomorrow." What is your goal for the 2011 Fall Product Program? Share with us on Facebook!

INVEST IN A GIRL

GSCTX Alumnae Community

Connect with current and former Central Texas Girl Scouts by registering with GSCTX through our Alumnae Interest Form! By reconnecting with Girl Scouts, Alumnae can find out about upcoming Girl Scout events in the area, learn more about recent developments in Girl Scouting and share photos and memories. Register today!

 

Friends of Girl Scouting: $62,481  

Friends of Girl Scouting has exceeded our goal of $60,000! Thank you, thank you, thank you! For questions or comments on the FOGS campaign, contact the Resource Development Department. 

OUT & ABOUT

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

 

Hunger Knows No Season: When Troop 619 heard of the desperate shortage of food from a local pantry, they decided to spring into action...

 

Promise Camp: Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout Beyond Bars and SISTERS programs recently attended Promise Camp at a local GSCTX camp facility...