Thank You to the following Corporate & Foundation Donors who gave $10,000 or more from October 2011-October 2012

Alford Media Services, Inc.



Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Capital One

Chi Omega

Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.

Corporate Magic

CoServ Charitable Foundation

Dallas Women's Foundation

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Direct Energy

Ericsson Inc.

Ernst & Young LLP

ExxonMobil Foundation

FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc

Fluor Corporation Foundation


Girl Scouts of the USA

Greater Longview United Way

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Hillcrest Foundation


La Quinta Inn & Suites

Locke Lord LLP

Mary Kay Inc.

Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC

PlainsCapital Bank

Posey Family Foundation


Texas Instruments

The Louis and Peaches Owen Family Foundation

The Perot Foundation

The Rees-Jones Foundation

The Rosewood Corporation

The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust, Dallas, Texas

The Staubach Family Foundation

The Todd and Abby Williams Family Foundation

Thompson & Knight Foundation

Trinity Industries, Inc.

United Way of Grayson County

United Way of Lamar County

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Smith County 

Exhibition Preview & Dinner Under the Stars Raised $545,975

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony and dinner was held at Fair Park on Saturday, September 22, 2012 to provide hundreds of local leaders a sneak peek at the Girl Scout Centennial Exhibition.


The preview and dinner raised $545,975.


The dinner, chaired by Lynn McBee, honored

Sally Hoglund,

Matrice Ellis-Kirk,

and Peggy Sewell

as Centennial Women of Distinction and

Barrett Cole,

Gabrielle Gafford,

and Sarah Felan

as Real Girls for their leadership in North Texas.

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Were you ever a Girl Scout (Brownies count!) or a volunteer? If so, join the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Alumnae Association and reconnect with the over 15,000 women who are a part of our local movement. Visit to join today!





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CEO Chat: Year of the Girl

Colleen Walker, GSNETX CEO


2012 was officially designated "The Year of the Girl" in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts - and what a year it was!


As I reflect on this remarkable year, I am filled with gratitude for so many outstanding volunteers who gave their time to make our Centennial Celebrations so successful. I can't help but think how proud our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, would be. As an unmarried woman in her early 50's, who had no children of her own, and was not lawfully able to own property or vote, she had a vision for the girls of Savannah - indeed, of the world - that would empower them physically, mentally and spiritually. A Movement that began in the drawing room in Savannah with 18 girls endured 100 years and has now become a worldwide Movement, with 3.2 million girl and adult members just in the United States.

For 100 years, women and men who learned of Juliette's vision came together to collaborate and focus on building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place - keeping the vision of one woman in their hearts. With 59 million living Girl Scout alumnae in the U.S., it is clear that Girl Scouts has been at the forefront of empowering girls and women. America's most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout alumnae.


To read more from Colleen Walker and the Movement click here

Thank You for Grabbing Your Boots and Saddling Up with the Girl Scouts at the 2012 State Fair of Texas!


The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouting with "The 100th Girl Scout Experience" at the 2012 State Fair of Texas. The Centennial Exhibition was located in the historic Hall of State and welcomed 145,000 visitors, making it the second most popular exhibition in Hall of State history!  


The high-tech, interactive exhibition was presented by AT&T and supported by Thirty-One Gifts, with creative design and production by Corporate Magic. The exhibition showcased 100 years of history as well as the vision for the second century of Girl Scouting. Highlights include:

  • 145,000 visitors from around the country
  • 2,715 fairgoers downloaded a scavenger hunt mobile app
  • 62,000 sleeves of cookies were handed out to visitors
  • 9,500 Big Texpedition patches were given out to those who participated in the scavenger hunt
  • 11,000 Fried Samoas were purchased at the State Fair of Texas
  • 5,773 new alumnae members registered
  • 1,437 volunteers worked 5,288 hours at the exhibition
  • More than $1,000,000 in advertising value of trackable media about the Girl Scout exhibit was secured

Click here to see the activities, events, and exhibit in the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas "Year of the Girl" video.


Gift of Reading 


When Girl Scout Junior Monica Orozco was in first grade and a Daisy she gave her class a present, a book she and her family created while on vacation in Washington D.C. Monica, who is an avid reader, wanted to share a piece of her travels with her friends in book form.


Fast forward a year later, Monica heard something on the radio while driving in the car with her mother. A National Public Radio segment noted that a large percentage of children don't personally own a book, or have books at home. Monica, who can fill a library with the books she owns, was shocked and knew she could help make a difference.


Monica decided that for Christmas, she would give every child in her class a book. Using her allowance money, Monica set a budget of $50 and went shopping at bargain bookstores with her mother. That holiday season, every child in Monica's class received three age-appropriate books. Monica's mother said that by giving her classmates those books, something clicked, "Monica has always had a sharing spirit, always giving to others. She has a natural desire to give and share and she loves her world, this is what she does."

Monica's giving spirit didn't end there; click here to read more about how Monica is making a difference at her elementary school.

Girl Scouts Receive Largest Gifts in Council History


Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas received historic major gifts totaling $2.5 million from The Rees-Jones Foundation, Hoglund Foundation and Perot Foundation which will go toward making major improvements to two premier Northeast Texas Girl Scout camps, Camp Whispering Cedars and Camp Bette Perot. These three 100th anniversary donors are investing in the future of Girl Scouts and the 21st century of Outdoor Leadership.

Read more about the gifts here.

Girl Scouts Hurricane Recovery


Eight Girl Scout 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.



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