March 2013
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Camp Rocks at GSNETX!

Have you heard? Resident camp registration is NOW OPEN! 

View sessions, get payment plan information, and more at

Don't Miss These Great Sessions:

K Quest (Grades 7-12 at Camp K) Have you ever wanted to create your own camp session? You won't want to miss "K Quest"! Make FRIENDS, Have FUN, and PLAN your adventure at Camp K!


Princess Power (Grades 2-5 at Camp Gambill) Being a princess is more than wearing a tiara. Find your inner princess while making new friends, practicing manners at a royal ball, learning patience while aiming for a bull's eye at the archery range, plus swimming and kayaking! 


Invent, Design, and Create! (Grades 4-8 at Camp Rocky Point) Spend the week creating,designing, and building: marble roller coasters, bubble blowing machines, solar cookers, egg vehicles, and much, much more! When not inventing,you'll be swimming, kayaking, and aiming for a bull's eye at the archery range.

Crazy For Horses (
4th-6th grade at Camp Bette Perot)  If you are crazy about horses, this is the short session for you!  Improve your skills in the arena and on the trail. You'll learn fun facts about your horse and how to take care of him or her. Be at the barn each day and compete for the blue ribbon in the arena class competition! You'll earn the Horse Happy and Saddle Up badges.


Fabulous Foodies (6th-12th grade at Camp Bette Perot)  Join us in the Treehouse for a delicious session, as we create, cook, and eat our way through the week. You will choose the menu and cook one meal a day in your unit!  Come with some ideas and then take home a recipe book filled with your new favorites. You'll also get to swim, horseback ride, and tie-dye.


New this year- all cabins and lodges at Camp Bette Perot are air conditioned!


Gamma Sigma Challenge Featuring Clarice Tinsley

April 20, 2013 - Hebron High School - Carrollton

Juniors & Cadettes


Girl Scouting is critical during Middle School and High School years. See what older Girl Scouting looks like as girls do yoga, make reusable bags, design a signature lotion and get equipped for earning their Silver & Gold Award.


Leaders and parents may attend separate sessions to understand how best to transition into the older Girl Scouting years and why they are so vital. To register visit


College Journey

A week-long opportunity for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors at the University of Texas Dallas. College Journey is filling up fast! Make sure to reserve your spot today. Visit for registration forms.  


Updated Activities for Online GPS Now Available

The online Girl Activities page has been updated with new programs for the Spring. For more information, visit If you have any questions, email Becki Rush at


Junior Achievement Finance Park Event 

Imagine your daughter as a CEO of a company or an owner of a business-how did she get there? The Girl Scout Financial Education program and the Junior Achievement Finance Park program provide innovative ways to help girls focus on important elements of financial literacy, money management, and career exploration.

On Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Junior Achievement will be hosting and facilitating a 4.5-hour day of Financial Education for Cadette Girl Scouts for no charge! This is also an opportunity to earn their Budgeting badge!


Paul Quinn College 

3837 Stuart Simpson Road 

Dallas, TX 75241. 


Please register by Friday, April 26, 2013.


For questions and to register, please email or call Becki Rush at or 972.349.2427.




Shorter Troop Camping Classes

301: Basic Troop Camp Training has been shortened to a one day skills based class. No more planning sessions on a work or school night!
302: Advanced Troop Camp Training has also been greatly shortened and renamed 
302: On the Road Camping. The weeknight planning session and the overnight requirement has also been removed.    
Spring Training opportunities are available for registration in eBiz now. Click here to register.


Save the Date

GSNETX 2013 Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Presentation

Dallas Arboretum

April 13, 2013

Registration now open!


Real Outdoor Women at Camp Rocky Point 

April 26-28, 2013

Registration is now open! 


Just Say Thanks!

Has someone in Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas made a difference to you, your daughter, your Granddaughter, your Girl Scout Troop or your Service Unit? Just Say Thanks! The new online form makes it easier than ever!

Go to for more information.



Rain, Flowers, and Early Bird Spring Renewal

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is gearing up for our 2013 - 2014 membership year.  Mark your calendars!  Early Bird renewal is set to go live on April 1, 2013. Please note that the Girl Scouts' annual membership dues will increase to $15.00 for 2013 - 2014. This $3.00 increase is the first increase in four years. Lifetime membership dues will increase to $375.00 and graduating girl lifetime membership dues will increase to $195.00. The dues increase will help support tools for Girl Scouts Leadership Experience delivery, as well as technology that makes joining Girl Scouts fast and easy. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas thanks you for your support and commitment to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.



Spring Starter Kits

New Spring Starter Kits will be available beginning March 18th. It includes all necessary uniform basics plus the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. You will receive a free, eye-catching, drawstring bag with a complete Starter Kit purchase. Click here to order. You can send to your local shop, and we'll have your order ready and waiting for you.


Thinking Day

Stop by your local shop to pick up your official GSUSA Thinking Day award. This award is now considered an earned recognition and is worn on the front of the uniform.

Our GSNETX online shop has launched and is now linked to the GSUSA online shop. With our websites now being linked together, your council now benefits from any purchase you make through either GSUSA or GSNETX! You will need to create a new user id for this combined shopping power. Click here, create your new log in, and start shopping!

Make sure to check Facebook for upcoming special shop announcements! 

Share Your Success Stories and Photos With Us!

We've made it easy for you to upload and share your Girl Scout success stories with our media team! Submit now and your stories and images could be featured on our social media sites, emails, or website. Click here to share.

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.