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September 2011
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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHT: Firehouse Challenge

Starting next week, Oak Hill Service Unit will show thanks to a few hundred hardworking firefighters by providing dinners to their local firehouses. Their goal is to eventually feed every firefighter in the Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown area and it sounds to us like they are the right Girl Scouts for the job! Read full blog here.


Join Girl Scouts!

Recruitment season is here so be sure to spread the good word about Girl Scouts! For information on joining and finding recruitment rallies in your area, visit our website.


Register by Sept. 15

On-time membership forms will be due to the council September 15. Troop leaders, forms are due to your SU Registrar no later than September 9 to ensure they have time to meet council deadline. All on-time registrations will receive a 10 percent discount to the shop. For questions, contact the Registration Department. 


Donations accepted for Wildfire Victims

GSCTX will accept water, gatorade, ready to eat meals, single serving snacks, lunchables, diapers, baby formula, pet food and first aid kits at our Austin program center during regular business hours. For more information, visit our website.


Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting Coming Soon!

GG2GS will be arriving in Girl Scout shops this month. Those who pre-ordered will be contacted the date of the arrival. There is still time to reserve your copy so pre-order today! For order information, visit the Shop page.


FREE Backpacks with Starter Kits

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 and receive a free backpack with each purchase (while supplies last). For more information, visit the Shop page.


Shop and Program Hours

The Brownwood program center and shop will not open until noon on September 13 due to a meeting. The Bryan shop will be open on October 29 due to an October 22 closure for a meeting. Thank you for your understanding.


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

Race on the River: September 17, Tom Green County

Are you ready for the greatest canoe race in the Central Texas region? Come to San Angelo to put your skills to the test. Compete in the Girl Scout races, canoe in the flag ceremony, or cheer on your sister Girl Scouts.


Badge Day: October 1, Erath County

Learn something new about science, math or music at this annual badge extravaganza! Enjoy the Tarleton State campus while you work on those "hard to earn" Try-Its, badges and IPs.


Scout-A-Rama: October 7, Burnet County

Kick off the year with the campout of the year! Prepare a skit, cheer or dance in preparation for a talent show. You can also host a Girl Scout activity booth for other attendees to enjoy.


STEM Fest: October 8, Travis County

Girl Scouts are on the edge of a techno-revolution! Explore science, technology, engineering and math related activities with help from experts in the field.


Trailblazers: September 23-25, Camp Texlake  

Celebrate 100 years of history by learning the same skills early Girl Scouts were taught at the beginning of the movement and enjoying the traditions of the past. Register now.  


Fall Product Sale:October 1-10, Central Texas

Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow! Check out the new products and prizes here. Visit the Ashdon Farms activity site to discover cool games to help achive your goal success.


Cookies are coming...

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to join the Cookie Captain program. Here, they can earn Age Level Service to Girl Scouting and a Cookie Captain completion pin by mentoring a young Girl Scout and assisting with cookie events.



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! Sign up today and enjoy discounted pricing.


Friends of Girl Scouting: $75,839 

Through the generosity of our families and friends, FOGS efforts have exceeded our dollar goal and participation goal! Thank you again!


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


Journey Project: Troop 1753 made a positive impact in their Leander community by coordinating a project to collect energy-efficient light bulbs...