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May 2012
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Adult Development




Girl Scout Links 


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.


Volunteers Needed!  

Volunteers are needed to help celebrate Memorial Day by supporting Carry the Load, a 20-hour event that honors and thanks veterans and active duty service members and their families.


Sunday, May 27, 3:30 p.m. - Monday, May 28, 12:12 p.m. 


Reverchon Park in Dallas

3505 Maple Ave

Dallas, TX 75219


Click here for more information.

$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. 


Alumnae Study Results

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.


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.


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.



We are pleased to announce the winners of our drawing for one free session of Summer Girl Scout Camp:


Rachel Roman - Camp Gambill

Lyndsie Byers - Camp Rocky Point

Stephanie Reed - Camp Bette Perot


Congratulations to each girl! We look forward to seeing you at camp.


Summer Fun at Girl Scout Camp

It's not too late to register your daughter for Summer Girl Scout Camp. Full week and half week sessions are still available. Camp is a place where girls can create memories, make new discoveries, develop lifelong friendships and learn new skills. We strive to make camp a place for girls to become the best they can be, learn to care for and protect the environment, and become leaders in the camp community and beyond. Visit to register your daughter. 


College Journey 2012


Do you want to have the best stories to share about what you did this summer? Join us July 15-20 at University of Texas - Dallas for an exciting week to learn about amazing careers while earning the Sow What or Mission Sisterhood Journey. Scholarships are available and non-Girl Scouts are welcome to apply; so bring a friend! Click here for more information.


Girl Scout Summer Money Camp

We will be hosting two Money Camps this Summer for all Juniors.

July 9 -13th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at JoAnn Fogg Service Center and the Southern Sector Service Center. Cost is $25 per girl. Juniors will earn their  Business Owner and Savvy Shopper Badges. For more details and to register please visit


Girl Scout Summer Reading Program

Back by popular demand, our Girl Scout summer reading program. Click here for information and the requirements to participate in this program. 


Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for information on our upcoming 100th Anniversary State Fair Competition. Girls will have the opportunity to create, design, and use their talents to showcase their love for Girl Scouting. Winners will be displayed during our Centennial Exhibition in the Hall of State during the State Fair of Texas.


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!

Join us for the 2012 Administrative Volunteer Kick-off

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Collin College - Spring Creek Campus

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Plano, TX 75074

If you have not activated your eBiz account, visit


Save the Date! 
Be a Part of Girl Scout History & Volunteer at the

State Fair!

Meet us at the State Fair of Texas in 2012 for an amazing Girl Scout National Centennial Exhibition in the Hall of State!Visit us at to learn more about this great opportunity!


Need to Self-Report Your Volunteer Position(s)?

Go to and login to your eBiz account.  Select "My Account" 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



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). The content of the book is tied to our Journey books and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. In addiditon, our girls have the opportunity to do fun activities and earn badges! 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


Camp Packages - Don't Miss Out!

The $40 package which includes a camp t-shirt, cap, backpack, patch, and a flexible water bottle will be available until the end of May. Supplies are limited so click here to place your order now!


100th Anniversary Items

As we approach the middle of our Centennial year, we want to remind you of the limited availability of a couple of key items. If you are planning to complete the GSNETX 100th Anniversary Patch, please get your orders placed soon to insure these are available. Let your store know if you need the entire set which includes the center patch with 10 rockers or which specific rockers you need.


Also, do not forget to purchase your 100th Anniversary disc as these will no longer be available for order through GSUSA in the near future.


Special Order Patches

GSNETX shops will be placing two summer orders for fun patches. Orders for patches must be placed by June 2, 2012 for July delivery or by August 11, 2012 for September delivery.