April 2013
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   Community Involvement

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MembershipMEMBERSHIP
Mark Your Calendar...Online Renewal Day April 1, 2013!
Beginning April 1, parents will be able to renew their daughter's Girl Scout membership online for the upcoming 2013- 2014 membership year. As a BONUS, we are kicking off this process with a very special Online Renewal Day. What does that mean?  If parents renew their daughter's membership on 4/1, they will receive a 5% off coupon to any GSNETX shop PLUS a voucher for a free online renewal patch in early May. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Service Unit registrar or Membership Specialist

 

AdultDevADULT DEVELOPMENT

Shorter Troop Camping Classes

Advanced Troop Camping class hours have been reduced from 27 to 3 hours. 

Yes, that's right. Course 302, formerly known as Advanced Troop Camp Training, has been repackaged and relaunched as course 302: On the Road Camping. No more planning sessions on a work or school night! No overnight required. Spring Training opportunities are available for registration in eBiz now. Click here to register.

 

GSNETX 2013 Annual Meeting & Adult Presentation

Connie Lindsey, GSUSA National Board Chair will be our guest speaker!

Dallas Arboretum

April 13, 2013

Registration now open!

www.gsnetx.org/recogevent

 

Do you still know someone you need to thank? 

Try some of these ideas to let someone know you appreciate them.

Your GSNETX Recognition Team

 

A Special Thanks

We will be sending a special thank you message to all volunteers who have reported their positions in the next few weeks.  

If you haven't self-reported you will miss out.  Report your positions today at www.gsnetx.org/myaccount.

For questions see www.gsnetx.org/SelfReport

 

For the person who really likes the outdoors

Real Outdoor Women at Camp Rocky Point

April 26-28, 2013

Registration now open!

www.gsnetx.org/row

 

Adult Retreat

November 1-3, 2013

We're getting ready for next years fabulous event already. Do you have a skill or craft or no someone who does that would like to volunteer their time? Classes run 1 hour and 15 minutes and must be fun!  Contact Libby Cotner at cotner13@classicnet.net to find out more.

 


CAMP CAMP

 

Camp Rocks at GSNETX!

Have you heard? Resident camp registration is NOW OPEN! 

View sessions, get payment plan information, and more at www.gsnetx.org/camp.

  

Did you know that a deposit of only $100 will reserve your spot at camp?

 

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!

  

Be Brave! (Grades 2-5 at Camp Gambill) Be an outdoor princess at camp with week as you make new friends, and then have participate in friendly archery competitions and kayaking races! 

 

Movie Magic
(Grades 2-5 at Camp Rocky Point) Your week at Camp Rocky Point will be a live action journey through some of the most popular movies!  Brownies will earn the "Making Friends" badge at camp this week.
 

We would like to thank everyone who has registered for summer camp. Everyone who registered for summer resident camp during the month of February was entered for a chance to win a free session at camp or free round trip bus transportation. 

 

The winners are:

Margaret Carrell- a free week of camp and round-trip bus transportation

 

Brynn Guillory- a free 3 day session of camp and round-trip bus transportation

 

Emily Yager, Alyssa Fuller, Alana Park, Piper O'Dwyer, Samantha Mayer- free bus transportation

 

Programs PROGRAMS

Global Action Committee, Informational Meeting - April 24

We are looking for people who are interested in inter-cultural experiences and would like to serve on a committee which brings these opportunities to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 starting at 7:00pm at the JoAnn Fogg Service Center. If you are interested, please RSVP to Becki Rush by April 19, 2013. Questions: brush@gsnetx.org or 972-349-2427.


London & Paris Trip

June 17-24, 2014.

This is a girl-only trip for 14-18 years old. If your Girl Scout will be at least 14 years old in the year of 2014 she will be eligible to attend. GSNETX has selected council-approved chaperones, so no other adults are needed. For more information contact Becki Rush at brush@gsnetx.org or visit http://girltrips.eftours.com/1272507. Just for the month of March, there is a $100 discount! 
 

Volunteer-in-Training 

The Volunteer-In-Training (V.I.T.) award is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (who've completed 9th grade) who would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. One requirement for the award is a council-designed leadership course. For course dates and info visit
www.gsnetx.org/teenmentoringawards and click on "Volunteer-in-Training" or contact Becki Rush at brush@gsnetx.org
 

Day/Twilight Camps  

It's time to sign up for day/twilight camps. Registration and health history forms are located online at www.gsnetx.org/dtcamps. Click the button next to the camp you plan to attend, to find out where to mail your registration form and money. Day/Twilight camps are run by volunteers all over the council area. Girls can attend one or more camps. Volunteers are needed to help at camp. Sign up as a volunteer online at the same web page. Hope to see you this summer!  

 

Girl Scout Night at Rangers Ballpark 
April 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Take me Out to the Ballgame! $2 from each ticket will be donated to GSNETX and a Girl Scout will be throwing out the first pitch. For tickets: www.texasrangers.com/grouptickets, click on Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and enter the password "northeastGS".

 

ShopSHOP

Spring Starter Kits

Spring Starter Kits contain everything you need to including vest, sash or tunic, all essential patches and pins, your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and Journey book. Each complete kit purchased comes with a free drawstring bag (a $12 value) while supplies last! As an added bonus, Daisies and Brownies will also receive a free set of Daisy or Brownie socks with their complete kit purchase! Click here for your Spring Starter Kit form.

 

Camp Packages

The $40 camp package includes a camp t-shirt, bath towel, military style cap, tote bag, patch and a flexible water bottle. Camp packages will be available for pick up in the shop beginning May 21, 2013. Click here to place your order! Shops will also carry your other camping essentials such as mess kits, cutlery, mosquito netting and more--along with an adorable line of s'mores related gifts perfect to purchase and send along with your camper!