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GIRL SCOUT SPOTLIGHT: Troop 891

Troop 891 recently hit the road to St. Louis, MO to take in the sights and sounds as well as to educate themselves on the world around them. The girls recently took an interest in wind and weather while working on the It's Your Planet - Love it! Breathe Journey and decided to visit Joplin, MO along the way to witness the devastation the tornados left on the community. Moved by what they saw, the girls have decided to make a video on tornado awareness for their Take Action project. Read more on our blog.

COUNCIL NEWS


Win a Vacation for Two! 

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 and Facebook. For more information, visit our website or contact Cathleen Gready.

  

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.shop. All on-time registrations will receive a 10 percent discount to the  For questions, contact the Registration Department. 

 

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. 

SHOP

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

Don't miss out! Reserve your copy of the NEW Girl's Guide today. Visit the Austin shop for a preview of the Girl's Guide, which will arrive September 2011. 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.

 

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

Cracking the Code: August 20, Travis County

Ever wondered how computers communicate with each other? Or how your favorite show or movie appears on your TV? Join Time Warner Cable on a fun-filled adventure as we explore the world of TV, satellites and Binary Codes.

 

Robots Big & Small: August 27, Travis County

Spend the day with GSCTX FIRST Lego League teams. Learn the ins and outs of a robotics competition while building and programming Lego Mindstorm robots.

 

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.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

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. 

 

Volunteer Essentials Update

Please review Chapter 7 regarding managing your Service Unit and troop finances to stay abreast on any changes that may apply to you.

PRODUCT SALES

 Fall Product Sale:October 1-10, Central Texas

Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow! Check out the new products and prizes here. If you want to participate and earn a 35 percent profit for your troop, contact your Service Unit leaders.

 

Cookies are coming...

You voted in June for next year's cookie recognitions and here's what you chose! Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, participate in the Cookie Captain program by mentoring and helping at events!

INVEST IN A GIRL

Forever a Girl Scout

At 111 years old,  Amelia England is not only one of the oldest people in the world, but also the oldest known living Girl Scout. Do you know anyone over the the age of 60 or even 80 who is a Girl Scout? We would like to recognize them for the upcoming centennial celebration. Contact us now. 

 

Friends of Girl Scouting: $72,567

Thank you for your continued support of the Friends of Girl Scouting Campaign. 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!

 

It's a Girl Thing: Girl Scouts Juniors and Cadettes from the 'It's a Girl Thing' program recently went on a field trip to the Ft. Worth Zoo...