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We Need Your Input!

Colorbok is creating new Girl Scout branded merchandise for girls ages 6-9 and they want to hear from you!


Click here to take the brief survey.

Dallas Child Summer Camp Fair
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will be attending the Dallas Child Summer Camp Fair on February 20 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Greenhill School in Addison. Click here to learn more about the event.

Project Troop to Troop
troop to troop
Our Girl Scouts combine the power of their imaginations with the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Program to make their communities, and our world, a better place! Don't forget to ask customers about donating packages to Project Troop to Troop. We've made it even easier this year with the addition of a safe PayPal transaction where customers can use their credit or debit cards. Click here to donate now or forward along to your friends and family. Customers even have the opportunity to include your Girl Scout troop number so that your troop is credited for the purchase!

Programs Updates

Help Support Camp Whispering Oaks!

We need your help! Oncor Power Company currently has a proposal to build high transmission power lines through our beloved camp, Camp Whispering Oaks in Aubrey, Texas. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas has filed a testimony with the Commissioners at the Public Utility Commission and attended the final hearing in Austin on December 13, 2010.  Please continue to help us by writing a letter to the Texas Public Utility Commission to let them know of our concern for the safety and health of our girls. For more information and where to send the letters please click here.

GSNETX Gold Award Roundtables

Don't forget to put the GS Gold Award Roundtables on your calendar.  These are informal come and go Q&A sessions for girls and adults to ask questions regarding the GS Gold Award process. For more information, click here.


Upcoming dates/locations
February 12 -  Southern Sector Service Center
March 12 - JoAnn Fogg Service Center
*All are from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Cookie Box Creations, February 28-March 20, 2011
Cookie Box Creations teams girls with women architects and engineers, in a design contest to turn empty Girl Scout cookie boxes into free-standing structures. This year, girls will create structures themed around dinosaurs, as part of the ongoing exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science. 

Come see the completed Cookie Box Creations at the Museum of  Nature & Science, February 28 - March 20, 2011.  For more information and pictures from past years' events, click here.


GSNETX Anniversary Trips
Spaces are still available for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas trips to Washington, D.C or Savannah! All trips are either for Girl Scout troops or "She and Me" (Girl Scout and Mother, or Grandmother, Aunt, Adult Sister). Girls need to have completed at least one year of GS Juniors, or completed 4th grade, by 2012. See for more information. To learn how to enroll in the trips or for any questions please contact Emilie Anderson at 940-243-1314 or


GS Birthday Week, March 6-12, 2011 
Girl Scout Birthday Week is March 6-12, 2011. Does your Girl Scout want to earn the 2011 patch?
Click here to download the Birthday Week Activities. 


Looking for Great Take Action Projects
Do you have any great Take Action projects that your Girl Scouts have done? We are especially interested in Daisy or Brownie projects, but would also like to hear about other great examples. Visit for more information.  To submit projects, email Gerri Gordon at


NFCC 2011 National Poster Contest - Deadline February 11, 2011
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas is currently accepting entries for the 2011 Be Money Wi$e National Poster Contest, sponsored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). This year's contest theme is: "Be A $uperhero!  $ave Money!" The national winner receives an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C.! For additional information, visit

Attend A Camp Open House
Camp Bette Perot- Sunday, February 27, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp Whispering Cedars- Sunday, February 27, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Camp Rocky Point- Sunday, April 3, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp Gambill- Sunday, April 10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

No registrations required. For more information, please email

Sign Up Now To Be a Council Delegate

GSNETX Service Units are currently in the process of electing Council Delegates. The number of delegates each Service Unit may elect is based on a formula dependent on the total number of girls registered last year. As a Council Delegate, you will receive information
about our council's governance system and the role you play in the democratic process of Girl Scouts. You will be required to attend the GSNETX Annual Meeting on April 16 at Union Station in downtown Dallas.

As a representative of your Service Unit, delegates will hear first-hand the work of the Board of Directors over the past year and will officially elect the new Board of Directors, Board Development Committee, & Nations Council Delegates/Alternates. You will also be the first to receive the latest updates on our Property Master Plan, as well as plans for local 100th Anniversary Celebrations throughout GSNETX.

If you're interested in becoming a Council Delegate, please contact your Service Unit Manager. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Moreau at or 972-349-2430.

Cookie News

The 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program is fully underway!

On January 7, tens of thousands of Northeast Texas Girl Scouts hit the streets, order cards in hand, and began taking orders for our famous Girl Scout Cookies. The Cookie Program is the nation's largest economic literacy program. The GSNETX Cookie Program provides our Council and our Girl Scouts funding for the resources that allow us to continue our mission.

We recently had a drawing for Girl Scout troops for the Mavericks Booth Sale opportunities and we have notified the winning troops. Congratulations to those who were drawn for this exciting opportunity! The response was incredible and we look forward to continuing this incentive in future programs.

The Cookie Locator App is Here!
IT'S HERE! The most delicious app ever - the Cookie Locator app! Download the app from the iTunes store or call **GSCOOKIES from your iPhone. Blackberry and web-based smart phones, check out the mobile site by visiting on your mobile device.  Starting February 20, find cookies on sale close to you. Use your phone's GPS location to find cookies nearby, or find cookies by ZIP Code, city, or state. You can map your way to a Girl Scout cookie booth or share results with friends. Until then, take the cookie personality quiz! Love Samoas? Maybe it's because you're "brainy, complex, and mysterious." Share your Cookie Personality and more with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email! Check out for more information!


Adult Development Updates
It's Your Story-Tell It! -
It's Here!!

From animals to travel to dreams. From doodles to dance to digital art. What do stories say to you?  What do stories say about you?  Take this journey and find out!  Learn more by clicking here.

Training on the Road - February

Attention Garland & Mt. Pleasant Girl Scout volunteers-- Classes are coming to a location near you!
You've said that you want classes closer to where you live. Here you go! Troop Leadership Basics will guide you through the process of getting ready to meet with your Girl Scout troop for the first time - learning about resources, building family support, and forms and paperwork. Our Grade Level Adventures classes cover enrichment topics like ceremonies, songs, games, behavior management and using Journeys in your meetings.

Troop Leadership Basics & Grade Level Adventures
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Garland/Arapaho Baptist Church
2256 Arapaho Road
Garland, TX 75044
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Mt. Pleasant Scout Hut
1008 S. Florey
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Register by clicking here for our Search for a Course page.

Take a Look at All These Changing Resources!
If your Girl Scouts are using any GSUSA resources now through March 2011, Summer 2011, or Fall 2011,
Click here
 for recommendations about how to plan ahead and prepare for all the changing resources!  


Fund Development Updates 
Family Partnership News

We have had a fantastic 2010/2011 year so far and will be sharing those numbers with you soon. We are looking forward to a great 2011. We would like to extend a big thank you to all Service Unit volunteers for working so hard on raising money to support the girls!

With the support of families through our Family Partnership program we will increase the amount of funding we have available to provide amazing leadership opportunities for our girls. Family Partnership provides quality services to over 35,000 girls and nearly 16,000 adult members in all of our 32 counties.


We are asking that every one of the families impacted by Girl Scouts make Girl Scouts one of the top 3 organizations that they support. Please encourage 100% of families to give to Girl Scouts and make an impact on the future of tomorrow and in the life of a girl. 


Real Girls Real Women - East Texas
On March 30, 2011 the Real Girls Real Women - East Texas Awards Luncheon will honor Real Woman Award winner Lynda York, Outstanding Girl Scout Leader Award winner Leah Cooper, Distinguished Alumna Award winner, Georgia Weddle, and Real Girl Award winner Megan Lambert. To register online today, please
click here. Tickets are $35 each and proceeds will help provide support for nearly 3,000 Girl Scouts in East Texas
- including 800 girls in Girl Scouting in the School Day.

For more information on event sponsorships, ticket and table sales please contact Lindsay Thompson at or 903.526.2007.


Membership Updates
Girl and Adult Registrations

Thank you for submitting your girl and adult registrations within a timely manner. Please continue to submit registrations to your registrar as you receive them.


Need help?

Your Service Unit team can help you. If you have questions or concerns be sure to let your Service Unit Manager know. They can direct you to the appropriate team member for assistance. Please remember that your Membership Specialist is also a resource for you. 

Be sure to take the courses you need to learn how to utilize the Girl Scout program materials.