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 June/July 2011
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The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas first Alumnae Association event was held on May 3, 2011 at Haynes & Boone. The leadership panel was co-sponsored by Haynes & Boone and Ernst & Young. Panelists included:


  Cathy Coughlin, Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer, AT&T

  Christine Cook, CEO, Sleep Experts

   Alfreda Norman, Assistant Vice President and Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


The panelists were moderated by Linda Swindling with Journey On. Approximately 80 people attended the event where they learned what our esteemed Girl Scout Alumnae panelists think are the key characteristics of an effective leader, how Girl Scouting helped them get to where they are in their career, and the importance of female leadership. Click here to join our Alumnae Association now! There is no charge for membership! The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Alumnae Association is sponsored by Frito-Lay.

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Did you know Girl Scouts has its own license plate? From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22 goes to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to make grants for educational projects sponsored by the Girl Scout Councils of Texas. Click here for more information

Save the Date!

Harvest Jamboree
Adult Volunteer Retreat
Camp Bette Perot

October 21-23, 2011


Girl Scout Leadership Institute - Deadline extended to July 8, 2011
GSNETX has extended the deadline for girls wishing to apply to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, a part of the Girl Scout National Convention, which will be held November 10-13, 2011.  Ten girls will be selected to attend as representatives from our council.  Girls will be invited to attend exclusive GSUSA celebrations, attend informational workshops, as well as tour the hall of exhibits and much more.  If chosen, 50% of the fees (including meals, registration, and hotel) will be paid by GSNETX.  For more information, click here.

GO DYNAMC!: Discover Yourself in Advertising and Marketing Careers

Come to UT Dallas college campus for a fun-filled day! What is a brand?  Why does it matter? How can it help you reach your goals? This premiere event will allow Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to work with other girls to play a role in the Advertising process.

July 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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UT Dallas campus, located in Richardson
  This Go DYNAMC workshop will allow girls the opportunity to explore their voice through advertising and marketing. Explore what's in a brand name, what makes slogans catchy and create your own mini-ad campaign. This workshop is in partial fulfillment of the Your Voice Journey,Your World or Girltopia Journeys. The complete schedule is available here.
$5 for the day (lunch included)-what a bargain! Register through GSNETX

Engineering Day at Frito Lay

Grade Levels Served: Girl Scout Juniors 

Program Description: Join us at Frito-Lay to learn about the many aspects of engineering.  Perform hands-on activities to learn about the profession.  The program will also include a tour of our on-site production facility.

Price: $8 per girl, includes lunch

Contact Information: Ginger Wilder, 972-334-3652 or

Location of Program: Frito-Lay, 7701 Legacy Dr., Plano, Texas 75024

Date and Time of Program: 7/21/2011 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM   

Click here for the Event Registration Request.

Core Program Link: It's Your Story, Tell it!


Girl Scouts Go Green!

Grade Levels Served - Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors

Program Description: This event is geared toward It's Your Planet - Love It and how we can make a difference in our environment by taking action now on how you Conserve & Preserve Water, Recycle, Sustain the environment.Girls will get hands on experience in each station and learn how Frito-Lay and PepsiCo take an active part in Conserving & Preserving Water, Recycling, Sustaining our environment and Composting.

Price - $15 per girl

Min/Max - 100/200

Offered by - Frito Lay!

Contact Information: Maria Childers, 972-334-4295,

Location of Program - Frito-Lay, 7701 Legacy Dr., Plano, Texas 75024

Date and Time of Programs - 9/17/2011 9:00 AM - noon. Please arrive by 8:45 A.M. so we can start on time.  

Click here for the Event Registration Request.

Core Program Link: It's Your Planet, Love it!


Love your Planet

Grade Levels Served - C,S,A

Program Description: Participants will spend the day learning ways to "walk the talk" for a quality of life that includes caring for the earth. The day-long event will include interactive sessions with experts in conservation and as they share the exciting ways corporations and individuals are contributing to environmental sustainability.  

Price - $15 per girl

Areas Served - 4

Min/Max - 20/40

Offered by - Frito Lay

Contact Information: Elaine Smith, 214-299-4040,

Location of Program - Frito-Lay, 7701 Legacy Dr., Plano, Texas 75024

Date and Time of Programs - 8/9/2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Click here for the Event Registration Request.

Core Program Link: It's your Planet, Love it!    



Calling all new incoming Service Unit Team Members! 
Summer Service Unit Team Training is now open for registration.  Please visit the Search for a Course page under Adult Education on the GSNETX website.


Service Unit Team Training is scheduled for Saturday July 9 - Treitsch Memorial United Methodist Church - 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, Texas 75028 

Summer Time Troop Camp Training Dates

Be prepared for Fall Service Unit Camp Outs by getting your Basic Troop Camp Certification during the summer.  The following classes still have seats available:

August: This Basic TCT planning session originates out of ETRC & SSSC on Tues. 08/09. The outdoor skills day takes place at Camp Bette Perot on Sat. 08/13 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


August: This Advanced TCT class originates out of ALL northern service centers, including Collin, DENSC, & JAFSC for the planning session on Tues. 08/09. The overnight is on Sat. 08/13 at Camp Rocky Point.

Want the newest info about the Girl Scout Program?

Visit to learn about the following topics; National Proficiency Badge Categories, How the National Girl Scout Program Portfolio Works, Examples of National Proficiency Badges, the Anatomy of a Badge, What's new with Girl Scout Daisies Petals, Awards and Leaves, and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.


Need to prepare for upcoming changes to the Girl Scout Program?   Click here for recommendations if your Girl Scouts are using any GSUSA resources now through Summer or Fall 2011.

GSUSA has updated the requirements to earn the bridging awards for girls

As we transition away from the current handbooks and badge books to the new Guide to Girl Scouting, the bridging requirements are changing. To find the most up to date requirements, visit the national website at

While the current requirements found in many of the current handbooks are still ok to use, be careful in your planning so that awards your girls may be earning are still relevant after they have moved up.  If your Girl Scouts are using any GSUSA resources now through Summer 2011 or Fall 2011, click here for recommendations about how to plan ahead and prepare for all the changing resources! Remember, bridging awards are an optional award girls can choose to earn when they move up to the next program grade level.

Are you an adult volunteer that really loves nature, camping and outdoor activities?     
If so, we've started planning a new outdoor event for adult volunteers.  This event will take place April 27-29, 2012 at Camp Rocky Point.  If you would like to be a part of making this event a success, contact Pat Sherwood,


On May 26, the Board of Directors approved final property master plan recommendations to create four leadership Centers of Excellence at Camps Bette Perot, Gambill, Camp K and Whispering Cedars.  Click here for more information about the final recommendations.


Selected GSUSA camp sportswear and accessories are 30% off at GSNETX council shops now through July 23.  Selection varies by location.  Stay tuned for more information on pre-ordering the new Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and fall starter packages in July.


Donor Bridge is back!

The 2011 North Texas Giving Day will happen on Thursday, September 15 from 7 am - 7 pm. During those hours on that day, every donation of $25 or higher that is made on will be matched. Please save the date to visit the site, search for our non profit and click "Donate Now." Your donation will go a long way in helping us provide premium programming for our girls. Plus, every dollar given that day will receive a portion of the $500,000+ in matching funds which make your dollar go further!


In 2010 7,900 donors helped raise five million dollars which helped benefit 550 non profits in North Texas. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is fortunate to have raised $3,372 of those funds in 2010. We will be sending out more information as we have it in future newsletters, on facebook, via our membership team, and to the Family Partnership Coordinators.

For additional information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Lindsay Thompson at

Get a jump on the membership year by registering now for 2012!

Submit your troop spring re-registration packet to your Membership Specialist as soon as possible.  GSUSA annual membership dues is $12.00.  Register less expense during the school year.

Service Unit and Troop Financial Reports 

Service Unit Financial Reports should now be submitted to your Membership Specialist. The form is available online.  You may also go online and submit your Troop Financial report for the 2010-2011 membership year.   Please contact your Membership Specialist for assistance if needed.