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December 2012/ January 2013
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Travel Opportunities 


Consider participating in the Girl Scout destinations program. Girl Scout destinations offer travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older. These opportunities can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. Trips are facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and hosted by individual councils and contracted organizations such as Outward Bound. For more information and to download the application, click here or contact Becki Rush at


Boston & New York Trip

June 10, 2013

$1,295 per girl

Click here

for itinerary.


London and Paris Trip 

June 17-24, 2014

This is a girl-only trip for girls 14-18 years old. If your Girl Scout will be a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador in the year 2014, she will be eligible to attend. GSNETX has selected council-approved chaperones, so no other adults are needed. For more information contact Becki at or click here to visit website.

To All Girl Scout Adults and Spouses,

December 15th is the deadline to register for the adult trip, November 2013, to Our Cabana, one of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) centers for the new nature session and to visit the wintering grounds of the monarch butterflies. This is an unforgettable experience!


Lynn Wilbur will be going to Our Cabana in February and July. To avoid the cost of wiring money, she will take the payments with her.


For more information contact Lynn at

or by phone (Calls only; no texts) 469-877-0951.


SU Update

Be on the lookout for a the new and improved SU Update. Coming Soon.

When a Girl Scout sells cookies, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics-aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life! Selling cookies is directly related to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place and is a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girls learn life skills and are able to accomplish their goals while having fun! 


Now is the time to get involved in the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

To participate in the 2013 Cookie Program, you must be a registered member & complete the Parent Permission & Responsibility Form. You can re-register for Girl Scouts by contacting your Membership Specialist.


Troop Cookie Manager training is live!

Begin completing this mandatory online training that will equip you for a successful 2013 Cookie Program. Click here for instructions. Remember, you must complete this training before you are able to pick up your troop's cookie materials from your SU Cookie Coordinator. For questions related to TCM registration or self-reporting, contact or 972.349.2400 ext. 299. Click here for TCM training FAQs.


Dallas' Jingle Bell Run

Take part in this annual event in Dallas' Design District. Gather your friends and wear your best Girl Scout Green while you participate in this fun-filled evening.
December 19, 2012 race begins at 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Anatole

Click here for details and to register. 


Girl Scout Night with the Dallas Mavericks

Purchase discounted tickets and receive a commemorative Mavericks Patch! The first 300 to buy a ticket will also have an opportunity to take a POSTGAME SHOT ON BASKET. Orders must be received by December 7, 2012.

January 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

American Airlines Center

Click here for order form.


Train with the Mustangs

SMU Women's Basketball Game vs. Rice
January 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Moody Coliseum
$1 Tickets for Girl Scouts and $3 for parents
Post-game activities will take place on the court, so please dress in athletic attire.
To purchase tickets please call Skyler Johnson at 214.768.1077


Almost Cookie Time

Girl Scout cookie season is nearly here so please remember that girls must be registered members to participate in the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas cookie program. Please submit any registration for girls that have not registered up to this point to your SU Registrar as soon as possible. Thank you!


September Incentive Winners

Area 1

Winner of the first - choice cookie booth:
Troop 2640 - SU 162

Winners of $25 gift cards to the Council shop:
Troop 2799 - SU 147
Troop 3165 - SU 160
Troop 1097 - SU 165
Troop 544 - SU 133
Troop 2034 - SU 170


Area 2

Winner of the first - choice Cookie Booth:

Troop 2283


Winners of $25 gift cards to the Council shop:

Troop 1778 - SU212

Troop 115 - SU233

Troop 2946 - SU215

Troop 61 - SU236


Area 3 & 5

Winner of $25 gift cards to the Council shop:

Troop 1355 - SU363

SU 375


Area 4

Winner of the first-choice Cookie Booth:

Troop 3810 -SU 404


Winners of $25 gift cards to the Council shop:

Troop 578 - SU 404

Troop 1624 - SU 187

Troop 3842 - SU 412


Area 6

Winner of the first - choice Cookie Booth:

Troop 3561 - SU 153


Winners of $25 gift cards to the Council shop:

Troop 579 - SU 105

Troop 1816 - SU 158

Troop 2452 - SU 188



Looking for Leader Gifts?

Your local shop has stocked up on volunteer and leader gift items just in time for the holidays.  We have ornaments, charms, pens and new jewelry items that would make great thank you and holiday gifts for your favorite volunteers.  We also have new markdowns, so make sure to make us one of your holiday shopping stops!


Cookies Around the Corner!

January is just around the corner and new cookie merchandise is already arriving.  Come check out or cute cookie journals--perfect for taking notes and keeping track of customers, new cookie totes, cookie key chains, bracelets, flags, tablecloths and a whole lot more!


Is Your Email Address Current?

Did you know your primary email address is used by the system for confirmation of registration and many other communications? If you have already activated access to your "eBIZ" account, visit, enter your username and password, and please verify your email address is current. If you have not already activated access to your "eBIZ" account, go to and activate now!

Spring Training Courses are Available for Registration on eBiz
Nearly 100 Troop Leader enrichment classes are available in E-Biz for enrollment this Spring. The grade level Adventures courses are available by Home Study too! Click here to find a course near you.


Save the Date

GSNETX 2013 Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Presentation

Dallas Arboretum

April 13, 2013

Registration opens January 2013


Save the Date

Real Outdoor Women at Camp Rocky Point 

April 26-28, 2013

Registration opens late January 2013 


Did you know you could submit a nomination for a deserving volunteer in December?   

Visit to learn how. Winter nominations are due to your ARS by a date set by them or to council by December 1, 2012. Forms may be faxed, mailed, or scanned and mailed. All awards have new forms this year. Click here for forms.


If you have received a congratulations email for renewing your membership that means you can now self-report your volunteer positions.  Please see self-reporting process for instructions. 

Sign Up Now to be a Council Delegate 

Girl Scout Service Units are currently in the process of electing Council Delegates. The number of delegates each service unit may elect is based on a formula dependent on the total number of girls registered last year. As a Council Delegate, you will receive information about our council's governance system and the role you play in the democratic process of Girl Scouts. You will be required to attend the April 13th Annual Meeting, to be held in the morning at the Dallas Arboretum. As a representative of your Service Unit, Delegates will hear first-hand the work of the Board of Directors over the past year and will officially elect the new Board of Directors and the Board Development Committee.


If you're interested in becoming a Council Delegate, please contact your Service Unit Manager. For additional information, please contact Jenifer Moreau at or (972) 349-2430. Please note, all Delegate/Alternate information is due to council by Friday, February 22, 2013.


Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

Eight Girl Scouts councils have been affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, four in New Jersey and four in New York.


You may contribute to the recovery effort at the GSUSA Hurricane Recovery page. There you will find links to the online giving sites for all eight councils, as well as the giving form for the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.


Shop For a Cause

The holidays are fast approaching!  We want to help make your holiday shopping quick and easy, while also supporting your Girl Scouts! The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is happy to announce our new shopping site, where every purchase you make will help invest in a girl on her journey through Girl Scouting. This is not Girl Scout merchandise, but a shopping portal to your favorite retailers like Target, Macy's and more. 


Bookmark and do all your shopping here and share with friends and family. The more you buy, the more you contribute to our cause. We all have holiday shopping to do, why not do it with us?