Writing Competition & Scholarship Opportunity
Calling all Girl Scouts grades 9 - 12! 100 lucky Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to join Girl Scouts of the USA, Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Cloninger for a special dinner in her honor on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Kathy Cloninger will be delivering the commencement address at Texas A&M Commerce on Saturday, May 14 and the university will be hosting a reception and dinner in her honor on Friday, May 13, 2011.
100 girls in grades 9-12 will be invited to be a part of this amazing opportunity.
Essays can be submitted beginning March 2, 2011 and the deadline is March 15.The winners will be announced by April 1, 2011. Texas A&M Commerce will also hold a drawing during the dinner for a scholarship opportunity for one of the girls in attendance. Scholarship amount to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information.
Girl Scout College Journey
The Girl Scout College Journey, previously called Interest College (IP College), is for Girl Scout Cadettes (beginning with those entering 7th grade) through Girl Scout Seniors (through those entering the 11th grade). This program is now being redesigned to fit the needs of Girl Scouts in the year 2011.
The tentative date is June 26 - July 1, 2011 at Texas Woman's University. The Girl Scout College Journey will be a fun week for girls to work on a Journey, do career shadowing, etiquette and resume building, and learn all about being in college! For more information please visit www.gsnetx.org/collegejourney or contact Emilie Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-243-1314.
Oncor Electric Line Case-Camp Whispering Oaks Two administrative law judges have made 5 electric line routing recommendations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas in the Oncor case that all run to the north or south of Camp Whispering Oaks in Aubrey, Texas, and not adjacent to the camp.
The Public Utility Commission will make the final decision on the selected route and is not obligated to follow the recommendations of the administrative law judges that conducted preliminary hearings in the case.
The Public Utility Commission will hold hearings on February 24 and March 3 (if needed) in Austin to make its final decision in the case. Thanks to all the volunteers and girls that wrote to the Public Utility Commission in support of running the routes on alternative paths that will not be immediately adjacent to the camp property line.
Camp Property Master Planning Project
Please click here for more information on the camp property master planning project and town hall feedback from meetings held in January.
At this link you can also find surveys regarding the outdoor leadership experience and camp properties for girls, parents and volunteers.
Camp for Fun This Summer with GSNETX
Many exciting programs are in store this summer for all girls, from the outdoor adventurer to the girl who likes a bit more pampering. Find the session (or two!) that is just right for you by browsing the 2011 Summer Camp Guide, coming soon to a mailbox near you and available online beginning February 25th. Mark your calendar; resident camp registration opens March 1st.
Come visit our Camp Open Houses!
Camp Bette Perot- February 27- 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Camp Whispering Cedars (day camp)- February 27- 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
Camp Rocky Point- April 3- 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Camp Gambill- April 10- 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Did You Know...
That GSNETX camps will be open for Troop/Service Unit camping during select dates this summer? Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Available locations/dates are:
June 2-5 Camp Gambill
June 9-12 Camp Gambill or Camp Whispering Cedars
June 16-19 Camp Gambill
July 7-10 Camp Rocky Point
July 14-17 Camp Rocky Point
July 21-24 Camp Rocky Point
ADULT DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
Have Questions About All The Changing GSUSA 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! For answers to questions about all these changes, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is Training Important?
Leadership training goes beyond building skills and sharing information, as important as that may be. Training builds a leader's self confidence. Confident leaders-who know how to use their resources-naturally feel pride knowing how they play an important role in the development of girls. Training is also fun!
We are seeking volunteers who have the time and desire to invest in developing leader potential by becoming Volunteer Council Facilitators to lead GSNETX classes. Courses include:
· Troop Leadership Basics
· Grade Level Adventures
· Troop Camping Certification
· And higher award level classes such as Inspiring Action, Silver Award Overview, and Gold Award Overview
Trainer On-Boarding Workshops are currently scheduled for:
· Tyler - Saturday 4/2 from 2 - 7 p.m.
· Paris - Sunday 4/3 from 2 - 7 p.m.
· Southern Sector - Saturday 4/9 from 2 - 7 p.m.
· JoAnn Fogg - Saturday 5/14 from 2 - 7 p.m.
You must commit to following GSNETX course curriculum and be able to commit to a progressive Trainer On-Boarding plan. Once graduated, you must commit to teach a minimum of 4 courses per year. An application and pre-screening interview is required. For more information click here.
Save the Date! 2011 ANNUAL MEETING
April 16, 2011
Union Station, Downtown Dallas
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Don't miss the excitement of this year's event!
Council Delegates will:
· Review the work of the Board of Directors for the past year.
· Elect new Board Officers & Board Members, Board Development
Committee Members & National Delegates & Alternates
· Greet our new Board Chair
· Be the first to see the Property Master Plan preliminary report
· Learn about exciting plans for GSNETX as we prepare for our 100th
If you haven't sent the names of your Council Delegates to Council, please do so ASAP! Names and any questions may be addressed to Jenifer Moreau at email@example.com.
The Annual Meeting is open to all members of GSNETX. Please visit www.GSNETX.org/recogevent for more information and registration information.
FUND DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
2011 Real Girl Awards
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Real Girls Real Women Awards Luncheon celebrates outstanding Girl Scouts and women leaders. Two 2011 Real Girl Award recipients will be selected and honored at the event in October of 2011 at the Hilton Anatole. Award recipients must attend the event.
AWARD CRITERIA: Nominees for the Real Girl Award are high school grade level current girl members of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas who demonstrate courage, confidence and character and make the world a better place. Nominees cannot be previous winners of the Real Girl Award. Deadline for nomination submission is May 2, 2011, winners will be announced by May 31, 2011.
NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE: Complete the Nomination Form and one page narrative. (Guidelines are on the form.) Please click here to access the nomination form online. For questions contact: Lindsay Thompson, GSNETX, Fund Development Coordinator, 972.349.2438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Recognition There are a variety of ways that you can recognize individual Service Unit team members for their outstanding customer service (for example- Assistant Leaders, Troop Cookie Managers and adults who have developed program opportunities for girls in your troop).
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas has an Adult Recognition System Guide designed to recognize a variety of adult volunteers. Click here
to review the guide.If you need assistance, please contact your Service Unit Adult Development Specialist or your Membership Specialist. You must act now. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2011.
Early Bird Spring Re-registration
Spring re-registration is designed for existing Girl Scout troops who are currently registered to re-register for the 2011-2012 membership year. Your GS Service Unit Registrar will be distributing packets beginning in mid-March and will give you the dates to submit your Spring Re-registration to the Service Unit. Annual membership dues are $12.00 for girls and adults.
Note: Packets will not be available for troops who have registered after February 1, 2011. They will need to complete a blank form for their re-registration.
Benefits of Spring Re-registration:
· It allows Girl Scout Troops to develop long range plans for summer and early fall activities.
· It reduces the volume of stress and paperwork in the fall!
Girl Scout Week is March 6-12!
Girl Scout Week honors the 99th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers and members of our community for their time and commitment to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
To show our appreciation, please use the coupon below and save 10% at any Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas shop.