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April 2012
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Join us at Northpark Center on Saturday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. for a chance to win a free Build-A-Bear workshop. Build-A-Bear will present a special 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Bear to GSNETX Leadership in the main entrance of the mall at 4:00 p.m. and one lucky group of 10 Girl Scouts will win a free Build-A-Bear workshop!  You must be present to win. For questions contact



100th Anniversary  

2012 is the Year of the Girl and GSNETX is celebrating all year! Click here to see a list of our 100th Anniversary events.


$100 for the 100th   


As we celebrate the100th year of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, please consider making a gift of $100 to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. It comes out to only 27 cents/day or $1.92/week - and you can split it up into quarterly pledges of $25 or 10 monthly pledges of $10. Please visit our website for more information and to make your gift today. 



Spring starter kits are available beginning at $42.87 (plus tax) and include a vest, sash or tunic and all essential patches and pins. When you purchase a complete kit, it will also include the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting at the promotional price of $16.87 through June 30, 2012. You will also receive a free drawstring bag valued at $10. Individual Girls Guides are now available at the regular retail price of $22.50. For more information and order form, click here.  


New from GSNETX, Bridging Kits offer all essential bridging items and include a certificate ready for personalization and presentation. Bridging Kit prices range from $2.77 to $3.67 depending upon age level.


Camp is just around the corner! This year's Camp Package includes a camp t-shirt, a GSNETX baseball cap and drawstring backpack, a fun and flexible GSNTEX water bottle and a patch. Packages are $40.00 but orders received by April 20th will receive $5.00 off the regular package price. To order, click here.

STEM Corner



Programs in a Page

Looking for a fun activity to do with your Girl Scout troop? Try out one of our new Programs in a Page. They are easy, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities that complement the Girl Scout Journeys. Click here for more information.

Family Love Letter Luncheon

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and MPACT Financial Group invite you to The Family Love Letter Luncheon.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



5301 Alpha Road, Ste. 80

Dallas, TX


RSVP to Emily Allbright at by Friday, May 18, 2012.


Tribute Training: GSNETX Style

Camp Rocky Point
July 15-20 & July 22-27

Girls entering 7th - 12th grades

Come experience our spin on the Hunger Games!!! Spend a week in Tribute Training - GSNETX Style on the shores of Lake Texoma with a one-night journey to Camp K. Are you ready to learn how to bake your own bread? Will you choose to spend your station time learning how to fish, basic first aid, survival sewing, or perhaps picking up a new skill in one of the surprise stations? As a tribute, you will have the opportunity to swim, kayak, and improve your archery skills. Will you be able to hit a bulls-eye after dark during a glow-in-the-dark archery session? After training is complete, your skills will be put to the test as you journey to Camp K for an overnight campout with your fellow tributes. You will work together to explore your surroundings, select a location to set up camp for the night, and build a fire to cook your dinner. Tribute Training- GSNETX Style is a week you do not want to miss. ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? 


Win a Week at Camp!!!

NOW is the perfect time to register for summer camp. In celebration of Girl Scouts 100th Birthday, three lucky campers who register for camp between March 5 and May 7 will get their session FREE! A drawing will be held to award one lucky camper at each of our amazing, fun-filled camps a free session. Eligible camps are Camp Gambill, Camp Rocky Point, and Camp Bette Perot. Register today to be included in Girl Scout Summer FUN! Payment plans are available for all camps.


TI STEM Patch 

Earn the newest patch that's FREE, thanks to Texas Instruments. Each girl completes a Discover, Connect, and Take Action activity to learn about one of the most in demand career opportunities, engineering. Then, each girl is asked to complete a brief evaluation to receive her patch voucher. For more information, visit


College Journey 2012
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS. Are you curious to know how Pixar makes its films? Wonder what is really going on in your brain? Join us July 15-20 at University of Texas - Dallas for an exciting week to learn about amazing careers while earning the Sow What Journey. Scholarships are available and non-Girl Scouts are welcome to apply, so bring a friend! Click here for more information.


Girl Scouts Forever Green

Don't forget to participate in Forever Green and earn a free patch! Keep track of how many cans you recycle, how many times you refill your water bottle, how many reusable bags you give away and how many times you refuse a plastic bag. Register your results here and take the pledge. It's that easy! For questions, contact Julie Deshler at


A New Session at Camp Bette Perot - Treehouse Time June 24-29

And check out the new Brownie Butterflies in the air conditioned Laird West Lodge for girls entering 2nd and 3rd grades, June 17-22!


If you love horses and adventure, don't miss out on the exciting Western Zippers Session July 15-20.





This year, nearly 23,000 Northeast Texas Girl Scouts participated in the Cookie Program, learning the 5 Skills to help them become successful during the Cookie Program and in their future! One of our favorite programs is Project Troop to Troop. Project Troop to Troop offers an opportunity for customers and Girl Scout troops to send the gift of Girl Scout Cookies to military personnel at home and abroad. In 2012, 167,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to T2T, reaching service men and women here at home & across the world! Congratulations on a super successful program!

More than 1,000 girls sold over 500 packages and earned the 500+ Swim Club! Girls and their 3 guests may attend any one of the 6 dates/locations offered. Be on the lookout for invitations! As a reminder, invitations will be sent to the address and contact information listed in our membership database. You may update your contact information through eBiz account management. Swim Club events will be held on the following dates:

June 2

Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & exclusive 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


Splash Kingdom, Canton

11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


June 9

Hawaiian Falls, Roanoke

10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & exclusive 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


Hawaiian Falls, Waco

10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.


June 16
Hawaiian Falls, North Garland
10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & exclusive 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Hawaiian Falls, Mansfield
10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & exclusive 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


Exciting Bilingual Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in making an impact in our Hispanic community through the Girl Scouts Hispanic Initiative? You can join our Advisory or a planning committee, lead a series, be an ambassador, translator, trainer... Call us today for more information on an opportunity that fits your schedule!  "Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; but they have the heart." 


Upcoming Event
Register NOW for the Cinco de Mayo Family Camp Day, Sunday, May 6th, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Doors will open at noon; you can bring your lunch and have a picnic.  Activities will start at 1pm.  Don't miss the fun - archery, edible fire, make your own slushee, swaps, camp tour & more! Click here for more information and to register.


American Sabor Smithsonian Exibition
Calling all troops!  Enjoy a fun & free exhibition highlighting Latino leaders in music in a fabulous venue - The Latino Cultural Center. Call today to schedule your troop tour at no cost. The exhibit runs through June 17th. Click here for more information.


Free Spanish Books from GSUSA
GSNETX has been chosen as one of 10 councils to pilot new Spanish books for adults and girls (Brownies & Juniors). If you are interested in reviewing the books or participating in our pilot program and utilizing this practical and fun resource with your troops, please contact us to receive your free copies today plus more information on our pilot.

For more details please contact Mara Rodriguez at or 972.349.2450


Walking in Juliette's Shoes

East Texas regional Center

June 21- 5-7 p.m.

$3.00 per person


Please call/email Kimberly Johnson with your reservation by June 8, 2012 at 903-526-2007 or


Click here for more information about upcoming 100th Anniversary events.


Need to Self-Report Your Volunteer Position?
Go to and login to your eBiz account. Click on the "My Account" selection from the menu on the left of the screen. Scroll to the "My Positions" section near the bottom of the screen and select 2012. If the system doesn't give 2012 as an option, please contact the GSNETX help desk by email at or by phone at 972-349-2400, x299 or 800-882-6468, opt 5. Scroll to the "My Positions" section near the bottom of the screen and select a position, and Troop, SU or Area, depending on the volunteer position. Reminder: If you have not activated your eBiz account, you will have to do so. Visit


Is your Troop Camp Training Still Current?
With Spring weather come Spring camping plans. Don't wait until the last minute to make sure that your camping certification is still up to date!  Camping certifications are good for 3 years from the time you took the class. Leaders whose certifications are still current can take the Recertification Exam online and cover themselves for the next three years. (Don't wait until the last minute - take the online exam, even if you have several months to go before expiration!) If your certification has lapsed, simply take the in person class again. To find out if your certification is current, check with your Service Unit Adult Recognition Specialist. If you need further assistance finding your expiration date or need a new copy of your certification card, send an email to with the subject heading: "TCT Inquiry."


Save the Date!  Service Unit Team Training
Position training for newly added members to your Service Unit team is scheduled for the following dates and locations.  See e-Biz for registration.  

  • June 2nd at JoAnn Fogg Service Center
  • June 9th in Flower Mound
  • June 16th at Southern Sector Service Center
  • June 23rd in Rockwall  

Save the Date! 
Be a Part of Girl Scout History & Volunteer at the State Fair!
Visit us at to learn more about this great opportunity!




Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study
Did you know that nearly 1 in every 2 adult women in the US was a member of Girl Scouts as a girl?

52% of former Girl Scouts say there were no negative aspects of their Girl Scout experience and 17% say the only negative aspect was not being able to stay involved longer!

Last year, the Girl Scout Research Institute did a study on Girl Scouts' long-term effects on its girl members. Read all about it in their new study - Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.

Click here for more information.