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November 2010
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Founder's Day 

October 31st is Juliette Low's birthday and many Service Units have activities to celebrate our founder's birthday. Check with your Service Unit or your Membership Specialist for possible Service Unit events in your area!

New Programs 

Don't forget to check our Community Resources page for new Programs/Vendors that have been added. New opportunities are being added toward the beginning of each month.  

Service Project of the Month 
This month, we are highlighting the Goodwill, Good Turn Project.  Each Girl Scout is asked to collect two 10-gallon bags and drop them off at any attended Goodwill Dallas location. Girls will receive a patch for their participation. For details and submission forms, click here.  

New and experienced GS troop leaders - please do not hold onto GS troop membership registration for any girl! It is very important to submit membership registration forms to your Service Unit Registrar as soon as possible. Thank you! 

GS Blogs 

CEO Chat

Read the latest GS news from our CEO Colleen Walker here.


Camp Blog

Keep up with Girl Scout camp news by reading our camp blog here

Dallas Stars

Congratulations to the following Girl Scout troops who have won the opportunity to participate in the Dallas Stars Cookie Booth opportunity! These GS troops will be contacted by council in December with more details about this exclusive opportunity!


Girl Scout Troop 8585

Girl Scout Troop 2714 

Girl Scout Troop 176

Girl Scout Troop 3975



Holiday Gift Wrappers Needed at Anthropologie Willow Bend Mall 

Looking for a special project? Anthropologie at Willow Bend is partnering with The Elisa Project (Eating Disorders Awareness) during the holidays. Beginning with "Black Friday" (day after Thanksgiving) and on the Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas, The Elisa Project is recruiting volunteers to wrap holiday gifts at Anthropologie. In return, volunteers will receive discounts off clothing and home items. This is a great way for students to earn community service hours. If you would like to volunteer, contact The Elisa Project! 


GSUSA has updated the list of scholarships offered to Girl Scouts. It is now posted on their website in an improved format here


Events for All Ages      

You can search for family events on the GSNETX web calendar by selecting Program/Events (All Ages) by month. 


New Roof at Camp Bette Perot

The dining hall at Camp Bette Perot will be getting a much needed new roof possibly as soon as mid November. This may affect your plans for upcoming campouts. Once construction has begun, the dining hall will be out of commission until late May. As soon as we have a definite start date, we will post that information online here. If you were planning on using the dining hall either for programs or meals, please be sure to have an alternate plan. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Pink Tents

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has once again generously offered us the donation of their pink tents from the 3-Day For the Cure. If you are interested in procuring these tents for your GS troops, please register by Monday, November 1. Each GS troop is limited to 10 tents and must pick them up the afternoon of Sunday, November 7. Pick-up times and locations will be communicated in your confirmation email. Register for tents by clicking here


Mapping Your Girl Scout Experience

Join the Program department via a webinar to discuss GSNETX Journey resources and our Travel Pathway adventures. Webinars

(1-hour sessions will be offered via phone and/or web ) every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. from November 2, 2010 - December 14, 2010. To register complete an Event Registration Form.


Girl Scout destinations

Have you ever wanted to backpack across a rainforest, volunteer in a community in South America, or try astronaut training? With Girl Scout destinations, you can do all these things and so much more.  For more information about Girl Scout destinations, visit  For questions, contact Emilie Anderson at or 940-243-1314.


100 Anniversary Council Sponsored Trips

Come join the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas on an amazing adventure to Savannah, Georgia or to Washington, DC.  All trips are either for Girl Scout troops or "She and Me" (Girl Scout and Mom/Grandma/Aunt/Adult Sister). Girls need to have completed at least one year of GS Juniors, or completed 4th grade by 2012. If we have enough interest from adults, we will be doing a separate tour for adults only during the same dates. These trips are being coordinated through EF Tours and Smithsonian Student Tours. For more information, visit To learn how to enroll in the trips or for any questions, contact Emilie Anderson at 940-243-1314 or


Shop News

GSNETX shops are now selling movie tickets! We have AMC and Cinemark movie tickets for $6.75 each. They have no expiration date and are good any time except the first 2 weeks of a new movie opening. Come by any GSNETX shop location to buy your tickets now! While you're there, pick up a 2011 Entertainment Book for only $25 each. They have lots of great restaurant coupons and special offers for Dallas and the surrounding areas!


Upcoming Adult Training, December 18, 7:30 am - 5pm

The Basic Archery Instructor Certification course teaches basic archery instruction techniques.  Adults will learn how to open the range, inspect the equipment and provide youth archery instruction.  Certification is offered through the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). This training is for Girl Scout Adult Volunteer interested in archery technique and instruction. For more information please contact


Want more insight on how to make the Girl Scout Leadership Experience more real?


         Leadership Essentials will give you a deeper understanding of the Journey books. It is offered both as an online training course and also in person.  For the In person classes, click here to see available dates.

The online version of this training can be done from the comfort of your own home, but you'll need to send in a registration form and specify that you want the online version so that a hotlink with an access code can be emailed to you.  If you take the online course, be sure to click on the tab in the upper right hand corner called "RESOURCES".  Under there you will find an exercise called "Let's go on a Journey".  Beyond learning what the Journeys are in the video, doing that exercise will really help you gain confidence and a deeper understanding of how to partner with girls in their Journey.


         Inspiring Action will help you gain a better understanding of the "Take Action" component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. You'll investigate the difference between short term commu­nity service projects and those that have a sustainable impact. The focus for the leader is to learn how to better partner with girls in order to challenge and empower them to make the world a better place. To see available dates click here.

Top 5 reasons you should pre-register for training classes rather than "drop in":

1)     Three days before the class is scheduled to occur we look at the registration, and if the minimum is not met, it will be cancelled.
How will we know you want it unless you tell us?

2)     If you are not on the official roster, you will not be notified of the cancellation.  It would be a shame to take a long drive for nothing.

3)     Sometimes last minute registrations are turned away because the class is already cancelled. If registrations come in earlier (no later than 3 days before the class) this is much less likely to occur.

4)     We need to know how many students to prepare for. Copies must be made and materials transported. Not having enough to go around makes both the instructor and the student feel bad.

5)     Unexpected students will have to fill out information to receive credit. This may cause the workshop to start late. Consequently the workshop might be rushed or cut off or even run over. Whatever the case, it's not fair to the others.

We love to train and we love to help. Please help us by giving us at least three days or more notice that you plan on coming. Thanks!

For more information, please email