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Save the Date!

Harvest Jamboree
Adult Volunteer Retreat
Camp Bette Perot

October 21-23, 2011

2011 North Texas Giving Day

Please Save the Date for the 2011 North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
During those hours on September 15, every donation of $25 or higher that is made on will be matched.

To donate online search for "Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas" 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!

And, every dollar contributed from your service unit will go towards Family Partnership! We will receive a list of names and the amount donated so that we can look them up in our system to match everyone with the appropriate Service Unit/Troop.

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


Pre-Order Your Girls Guide to
Girl Scouting 

You've heard about it.  Now you have the opportunity to pre-order your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and ensure that you receive your copy when they arrive at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  Fill out the pre-order form and  email, fax, mail or drop off the form at a GSNETX Shop and we will reserve your copy.  You will receive a 25% discount off the regular price.  (discount price is good until March 12, 2012)


Not only will you be reserving your copy/copies, but when the books do arrive, you will be sent an invitation to come to an exclusive event at your GSNETX store to pick up your reserved copies!


Click here to get your pre-order in TODAY!


Girl Scouts Go Green! 
Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
What: 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 to conserve, preserve, recycle, and sustain the environment. Girls will get hands on involvement in each station and learn how Frito-Lay and PepsiCo take an active part towards conserving & preserving water, recycling, sustaining our environment and composting. Cost is $15 per participant.
September 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Where: Frito-Lay, 7701 Legacy Drive, Plano
For information contact Maria Childers at 972-334-4295

"Rethink Possible" Technology Fair 

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes
What: Please join us to innovate, create, and learn technologies that break communication barriers.  Would you like to create a webpage, application, social media tool or other technology that will "wow" your friends and family?  This technology fair will include a hands-on learning opportunity to create something using simple objects and tools. Cool prizes will be awarded at this event! 

When: October 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Where:  AT&T Headquarters, 208 S. Akard Street, Dallas
For information contact Kimilee Gould at 972-349-2434


100thAnniversary Kickoff with a Pajama Party at Cowboys Stadium

Who: All Girl Scouts
What: Join us at Cowboys Stadium for a fun night of movies, make-up and more to kick off the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts!
When: October 14, from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington
For more information contact Raquel Bonventre at 817-892-4654

Smart Snacking Selections by Frito Lay! 

Who:Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors
What: This event is designed to educate you on the importance of healthy eating choices with lunch item selections and meal preparations at home.  Girls will learn how to read food labels and understand the USDA food pyramid.  Girls will also "shop" for food and create healthy advertisements, and evaluate the nutrition in school lunch menus. $10 per girl.
When: October 20, 2011 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: SMART Learning Center, 5294 Beltline Road, Dallas
For information contact Heather Anderson at  



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:

: This Basic TCT planning session originates out of East Texas Regional Center and Southern Sector Service Center on Tuesday, August 9. The outdoor skills day takes place at Camp Bette Perot on Saturday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


August: This Advanced TCT class originates out of ALL northern service centers, including Collin Area Service Center, Denton Service Center, & JoAnn Fogg Service Center for the planning session on Tuesday, August 9. The overnight is on Saturday, August 13 at Camp Rocky Point.


September: This Basic TCT planning session originates out of Southern Sector Service Center & JoAnn Fogg Service Center on Monday, September 12. The outdoor skills day takes place at Camp Whispering Cedars on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


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,