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June 2012
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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. 


Grocery Reward Card Donation Program

Shop at Kroger or Tom Thumb and give back to Girl Scouts.


Click here to learn more. 

STEM Corner

STEM Seal of Approval Winners

Congratulations to the STEM Seal of Approval winners who earned the most STEM points this quarter.

  • Individual - Emilea M. (348 points)
  • Troop - 8567 (600+ points)

They will be receiving fun prizes soon! Don't forget to keep tracking and turning in your points! For more information, visit

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


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

To register visit Log in to access registration information.


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!


Volunteer Retreat

Camp Whispering Cedars

November 9-11, 2012

Look for more information soon! 



Start your new Girl Scout troop in style!

The August 4th GSNETX Kick-Off is just around the corner and new items of Girl Scout clothing, accessories, and jewelry will be available to preview and purchase. We will also have new council items and some special deals so make sure to stop by the Kick-Off shop!


Summer Shop Hours

All GSNETX shops will be observing summer hours through August 7th. Click here for detailed information and hours of operation for your local shop.


Free Spanish Program Books from GSUSA for Brownies & Juniors!

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.


"It's Your Multi-Cultural World: Embrace It!"

Check out one of our GSNETX Annual Administrative Kick Off Multi-cultural Sessions this Saturday, August 4th (1st Session: 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.; 2nd Session: 1:50 p.m. - 3 p.m.) These fun & enlightening sessions will highlight 4 key topics of inclusiveness as we effectively prepare to reach out to every girl of every culture! Please visit our website to register for kick off & attend these valuable sessions. 


For more details please contact Mara Rodriguez at or 972.349.2450


First Ever GSNETX Money Camp

Money doesn't come with instructions, but we use it every day. Come play energetic games, act in fun roles and learn how to make money work for you! Girl Scout Juniors have the opportunity to attend one of two Money Camps this summer.

Money Camp will be held at the JoAnn Fogg Service Center and the Southern Sector Service Center - July 9th - 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per girl.

Juniors will earn their Savvy Shopper and Business Owner Badges. Go to today to register!


Girl Scout Summer Reading Program

Don't forget to check out our Girl Scout summer reading program. Click here for information and the requirements to participate in this program between June 1st and September 1st.


Join the Girl Scout GSNETX Global Green Team

GSNETX is looking for girls who want to be leaders and care about their environment. 

We are seeking Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to lead the way while earning community service hours, gaining leadership skills, and using their creative talents to provide a fun learning experience for other youth locally and internationally. Girls will be involved in a twinning partnership with Brazil to develop, plan, and implement an international environmental take action project as they engage at least 400 youth locally. This project will take place from September of 2012 through August of 2013.


If you are interested in joining this environmental awareness project, please contact: Julie Deshler at or Gerri Gordon at


2012 College Journey

It's not too late for High School girls to register for College Journey July 15-20, 2012 at the University of Texas - Dallas! Join other girls for an exciting week of hands on workshops and college fun while you earn either Sow What? or Mission: Sisterhood! Scholarships are still available. For more information, visit


2012 Girl Scout Night at the Mesquite Rodeo

Girl Scout night will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for a reserved seat or $14 for a reserved seat AND a meal. Click here for more information. For questions, contact Devan Brannan at


Calling all Cadettes-Ambassadors!

We have an exciting opportunity ahead of us-EF Tours is offering a Texas Statewide Girl Scout International trip to London and Paris starting June 17-24, 2014. How cool is that!  And to hold a spot, each girl pays $95 to enroll! (The total cost for each girl is $3,207.) This is a girl trip, meaning the spots are reserved solely for the girls. There will be council-provided chaperones as well as a full-time EF Tour Guide.

Please click here to get more information or to enroll. Any questions please contact: Becki Rush at  


Have Singing Talents? Are You Creative? Do You Love Technology?

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is hosting the Girl Scouts Centennial Exhibition at the 2012 State Fair of Texas in the Hall of State and all Girl Scouts are invited to be a part of history!

Enter the Leading the Way Centenniy'all Competition to have your creativity displayed at the exhibition. Winners will see their submissions displayed in the Hall of State Winner's Hall during the 2012 State Fair of Texas.


For more information on the contests visit