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August 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

Electronic Fashion Camp for Girls


August 1-3


Girls 12-14


Join Etiquette Creative, a community of of engineers, technologists, artists, and media experts for a three day camp on electronic fashion. Students will learn about curcitry, coding, and crafting to create their own LilyPad Arduino project. 


For more information, click here.


For questions, contact Kimilee at

StateFairMeet us at the 2012 State Fair of Texas!

Grab your boots and saddle up to the 2012 State Fair of Texas for the Girl Scouts' Centennial Exhibition. Indulge in Fried Samoas and be amazed by 100 years of Girl Scouting and how we're moving forward into the 21st Century!


For more information and to volunteer,

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! 

Nominate an Outstanding Latina Girl Scout!

El Hispano News, a local Spanish newspaper, wants to routinely feature a Latina Girl Scout in the publication that has made a difference in her community or who embodies the Girl Scout mission.


We need your help in finding Latina Girl Scouts to feature in El Hispano News. It's preferable that they speak Spanish, however if not we can translate their story for them. We are looking for a range of girls in age from all over the council.


If you'd like to nominate a Latina Girl Scout, please send their name, troop number, and a brief description to


Your attention and help in this matter is greatly appreciated!


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.



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!


Fall Starter Kits

Fall Starter Kits are now available for purchase and contain everything  you need for back-to-troop, including a vest, sash or tunic, all essential patches and pins, your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and a Journey. When you purchase the complete kit you will receive a free drawstring bag valued at $10 while supplies last. Click here for the Fall Starter Kit form.


Meet us at the State Fair of Texas!

We hope you are planning to attend the State Fair of Texas this year and when you do, please come visit our shop in the Hall of State where you will be able to purchase special items created just for the Celebration of Girl Scouts at The State Fair of Texas.Make sure to get your State Fair of Texas t-shirts early and have your troop customize them before visiting the Fair.


Click here to visit the shop.


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: Gerri Gordon at


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



 North Texas Giving Day is just around the corner!


This year's North Texas Giving Day is September 13th 7:00 a.m. - midnight. If you make a $25 or more donation to GSNETX through DonorBridgeTX.orgon September 13th, your donation will be multiplied! Last we raised $18,401.80, and we know this year we can raise even more.


Mark your calendars and GET UP and GIVE on September 13th!


Don't Miss Out! 2013 Membership Renewal


Option 1:

Online Renewal is quicker, easier, and more convenient!

Click here to re-register online.


Option 2:

Renewal Packets

Contact your Service Unit Registrar for paper registration forms.


Troop Finance Reports

Troop Financial Reports are due now. Please submit to your local service center or to your Membership Specialist as soon as possible.