Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas
Council Newsletter
Girl Scouts from Troops 289 and 363 earned their Bronze Award!
Parents, Volunteers, Alumnae and Girl Scouts everywhere, welcome to our council's new form of communication.  We hope that through these efforts we will keep all ALL past and present Girl Scouts throughout the council informed with the latest news. 
So keep an eye out once a month for your new and improved Council Newsletter which will be taking the place of the Quarterly Parent Newsletter, Leader Notes and the Training Newsletter.    
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Summer Camp!!!


Join us for exciting and fun activities that build self-esteem, enhance teamwork, develop skills, and increase awareness towards our environment.


Camps run for a weekend or a week and include all kinds of fun activities for girls of all ages. Find a date that's right for you and contact Abby Cruz at 956-425-2388 to sign up today!

Save the Date! 


Fall Product training is right around the corner. 

Although this meeting is mandatory to Service Unit Fall Product Managers, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.



Sunday August 26th Corpus Christi @ 2pm

Monday August 27th Victoria @ 6pm

Tuesday August 28th Harlingen/McAllen @ 6pm

Thursday August 30th Laredo @ 6pm




Become a Girl Scout Mentor


The Volunteer Services Department is looking for experienced Leaders to help mentor new leaders and volunteers. The positions serve on the Volunteer Training Team and are divided into the following categories:

ELFS (Experienced Leader Friend) 

This new position for experienced leaders to become a Buddie with one new leader in their own Service Unit. Duties are: attending their first few meetings, encouraging them to attend SU meetings, and calling them to remind them of events and activities in the area.


This position is a little more experienced than the ELF and will be a coach for all the Brownie leaders in the SU, (or Daisy leaders or Junior leaders etc), and meet with them now and then to encourage level Events and activities. A Coach could also oversee all the troops at one particular school or area.


These positions are usually a little more knowledgeable concerning Girl Scouting and can choose to train new volunteers in First Aid-CPR, Troop Camp Training, Leadership Essentials etc. Trainers-Facilitators also may choose to teach Enrichment classes such as SWAPS, Ceremonies or Recruitment. It is their choice what they teach and how often. You set your own dates and times.

Some positions do require additional 1 time trainings. 

Please call Terry at 1-800-865-3069 if you are interested.

      July Shop Specials
July Patch of the Month! Only 99 cents each!


Council Membership Goal is to be 16,600 girls strong! Where are we now? 

Girl Scout Spotlight
Congratulations to Ashley Neely of Troop 9218 in Riviera. She recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award! Ashley volunteers much of her time to the community and every year holds a fundraiser dinner and donates the money to a different charity. Ashley will be a senior in the fall at Riviera Kaufer High School. Congratulations again Ashley! Nice work!

 Tau Gamma Sigma
Award of Distinction Gala
July 26 is our 100th Anniversary Award of Distinction Gala. This year we are honoring McAllen resident Val LaMantia Peisen for her outstanding efforts in the community. The money raised from this event helps support our Outreach Program.
Click here to learn more about the event and how you can support Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. 

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