May 2013
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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.
Spring Renewal Events

It's spring and time for girls to renew their membership for the 2014 membership year!  All girls who renew for the 2014 membership year will be invited to a Spring Renewal event in their area. Below you will find the different events that will be going on by area. Don't miss out on the Spring Renewal Events - they are going to be amazing!!


Area 1: Girl Scout Games - May 19 & June 1 at Lake Highlands North Recreations Center & Crandall Middle School

Area 2: Girl Scout Swim Party - May 24 at Lancaster Recreation Center

Area 3: SASSY Camp (Swimming, Animals, Skits, S'mores, and You) - May 4 at Camp Bette Perot

Area 4: Going Bonkers - June 6 at Going Bonkers in Lewisville, TX


Area 6: Mom & Me Sock Hop - May 17 at Lowery Freshman Center


Entrance fee for the event is just renewing your membership for the 2014 membership year! Please check with your SU Registrar or Membership Specialist for more information on your areas Sprint Renewal event or any questions regarding renewal.



Camp Rocks at GSNETX!

Go to to sign up for an awesome Summer Camp Session, lots of  new sessions have been added! 



Save the Date for Money Camp!

Do you want to learn the importance of being financially savvy? If so, Money Camp is for you! During Money Camp, you will learn how to be money-wise through highly interactive, energetic, and fun sessions all while earning your Savvy Shopper and Business Owner badges.


Who: Girl Scout Juniors (girls currently in 4th - 5th grades and girls entering 4th-5th grades in Fall 2013)

What time: 9:00am-12:00pm (Monday-Friday)



JoAnn Fogg Service Center: July 8 - 12

Southern Sector Service Center :July 15 - 19

Cost: $40 per girl


Tyler (Sponsored by Texas Bank and Trust)

East Texas Regional Center: July 29 - August 2

Cost: $10 per girl


Longview (Sponsored by Texas Bank and Trust)

Texas Bank and Trust - 301 East Whaley Street: August 12 - 16

Cost: $10 per girl 


For more information, contact Becki Rush at or 972.349.2427.


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.




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.

Summer Training opportunities are available for registration in eBiz now. Click here to register. 


Summer Service Unit Team Training Dates  Are you new to the SU Team, or perhaps want to get your SU Team Training done prior to Kick Off so you can take other enrichment classes instead?   

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday June 8th in Rockwall & North Dallas.  Saturday, June 15th in Flower Mound & South Dallas

Register for the 600 level classes in eBiz here.


Two New Publications Now Available:  

For the SU Registrar - the 2013 SU Registrar Guide


For the Troop Leader (01 position) - The Troop Volunteer Guide to eBiz


Adult Retreat

November 1-3, 2013

We're getting ready for next years fabulous event. 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 to find out more.


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.




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 in early May. 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!
Shop Closings & Summer Hours 
GSNETX shops will be closed May 25-27th and will begin summer hours June 3rd. Please check the website for your specific shop location. All GSNETX shops will also be closed June 24th - 29th for inventory. In order to serve you better, you may call, email or fax your order to one of our shops. We will have your order ready for you to pay and go, or we can ship directly to you. We know your time is valuable and we are here to help! 

We are excited to announce two big changes in the 2014 Cookie Program! 

Cookies Express is the exciting new format for the 2014 Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Cookie Program. From the first day of the Cookie Program, January 10, 2014, girls will have packages of cookies in-hand! This means selling, delivering and money collection is done in one easy step! It's easy for Girl Scouts and customers are instantly gratified! Also in 2014, the price of Girl Scout Cookies in Northeast Texas and Texas Oklahoma Plains will increase from $3.50 to $4.00. The cost of running the Cookie Program has increased steadily. Raw materials like sugar and flour, bakery production, and cost of fuel used to transport the cookies have increased over the past few years, yet our council hasn't raised the price per box in some time - six years to be exact! Increasing the price of cookies will allow us to cover the additional costs and invest more in our girls.


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. If you'd like to nominate a Latina Girl Scout, please send their name, troop number, and a brief description to It's preferable that they speak Spanish, however if not we can translate their story for them.