June 2013
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Girl Scout Links 


When girls succeed, so does society. Visit togetherthere.org.


   Community Involvement

Take part in GSNETX Reward Program Donations

It's easy for you donate to GSNETX with three simple donation programs: Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program, Tom Thumb/Randalls Good Neighbor Program, and Members Give. Each program contributes a portion of purchases to GSNETX. Find more information about the programs here.


Matching Gifts & Volunteer Incentive Programs

Double Your Gift! A Matching Gift is an excellent way to increase you contribution to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Your gift could be matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer (spouses and retirees may also be eligible). Companies may also offer to match volunteer time contributed to nonprofit organizations through a Volunteer Incentive Program. Some employers match gifts and volunteer time up to $10,000 per calendar year! Contact your Human Resources Department today to see if your gift or volunteer time is eligible or visit http://www1.matchinggifts.com/gsnetx/ to search our Matching Gifts database.   

Did You Know That it's Not Too Late to Register for Summer Camp?

Girl Scout Summer Camp is a place of NON-STOP FUN where girls can make new friends, seek challenges, expand horizons, and learn leadership skills in a fun and safe environment. Visit www.gsnetx.org/camp to learn more and see the sessions being offered at each camp this summer. 



New resident camp sessions at Camp Gambill and Camp Rocky Point!


Camp Gambill will now be open from June 30- July 2.  The newly added sessions of Flashlights and PJs, Red, White, and YOU!, and Stars and Stripes Sweethearts will be packed full of fun and cost only $198 per girl to attend! Visit www.gsnetx.org/camp to learn more and view a video of how fun camp is!


Camp Rocky Point will now be open from  July 21-26.  Due to popular demand, an additional week of It's All Greek! is now open for registration. Rocky's Bronze Games, Rock Your World, and Water Wonderland have been designed for girls entering 2nd-12th grade who want to work on a Journey at camp or learn about what it takes to earn their Bronze, Silver, or Gold award while also having a blast making new friends, swimming, kayaking, and much, much more. Learn more at www.gsnetx.org/camp.


Summer Service Opportunity

Are you looking for service opportunities during the summer? Consider volunteering with North Texas Food Bank. During the summer, they have a high need for food donations as well as volunteers to package food. If you are interested in volunteering with the food bank, visit their website at http://web.ntfb.org/home. Get ready to make a huge difference in the lives of many North Texans!


Summer Reading Program 

From June 1st to September 1st, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Summer Reading Program. By participating in this program girls will discover the world around them, connect with other cultures globally, and expand their horizons.  The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage your Girl Scout to read.  As with all activities, parents should be comfortable with the reading material their children choose. Once girls have fulfilled the requirements, a patch may be purchased at any of our Girl Scout shops. For more information, go to www.gsnetx.org/summerreading.  



Register for Money Camp!

Cash, Moolah, Dough! Whatever you call it, knowing how to manage it and make smart choices is critical. Junior Girl Scouts (4-5th graders) are invited to spend the week earning their Business Owner and Savvy Shopper badges! Go to www.gsnetx.org/moneycamp for more information.


3 different locations:

Dallas- Southern Sector Service Center

Tyler- East Texas Regional Center
Longview- Texas Bank and Trust


For more information, contact Becki Rush at brush@gsnetx.org or 972.349.2427.


Shop Closings & Summer Hours 

GSNETX shops will begin summer hours June 3rd. Please check the website for your specific shop location hours and lunch closings. All GSNETX shops will also be closed June 24th - 29th for inventory and will be closed July 4th. 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! 

JoAnn Fogg Shop Open During Camp Dropoff

If you are dropping your Girl Scout off for camp, please note that the JoAnn Fogg shop will be open for business during the allotted bus drop off times. Stop in for last minute camping supplies or a surprise gift for your camper!


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 cotner13@classicnet.net 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! www.gsnetx.org/justsaythanks.


Go to www.gsnetx.org/addocs/appreciation for more information.










Save the Date!

Join us for the 2013 Administrative Volunteer Kick-Off

Saturday, August 17, 2013 

Collin College - Spring Creek Campus

To learn more, view the Kick-Off event page at www.gsnetx.org/kickoff weekly for exciting updates!


Nominate an Outstanding Latina Girl Scout!

El Hispano News, a Spanish-language newspaper, is routinely featuring Latina Girl Scouts from Northeast Texas who demonstrate courage, confidence, and character. If you'd like to nominate a Girl Scout, please send her name, troop number, and a brief description to jyepez@gsnetx.org. View past features here




MetLife/GSUSA Hispanic Leadership Fund:  GSNETX is pleased to announce that we have accepted the MetLife/GSUSA Project for our 2014 membership year!   This is the second year in a row where we will be conducting 6-8 week series in selected high Hispanic potential middle schools across council focusing on bully prevention through our aMAZE! journey and Be a Friend First (BFF) new curriculum.  For additional information on the series, schools or how to get involved, please contact Mara Rodriguez at mrodriguez@gsnetx.org, or call 972.349.2450


Then Meadow's Foundation:  The Meadows Foundation grant will help GSNETX continue to build the infrastructure for council-wide readiness to serve new Hispanic families and girls, increase the number of Hispanic girls and adults served, reach equity in Hispanic girls and adults, and remain inclusive across cultures. For more information please click here


We are currently seeking adult volunteers to support our multi-cultural growth efforts in different capacities and we welcome everyone to take part in our growth. If you are interested in finding out how you or any company or organization you're a part of can help, please contact Mara Rodriguez today at mrodriguez@gsnetx.org, or call 972.349.2450.  




Splash into Summer with this Last Chance Offer!

Register online for the 2014 Membership Year before June 6 to receive a 5% discount at any GSNETX Shop! Present a copy of the email  that will be sent to you by June 11 to receive a 5% discount on a regular price purchase in any of our GSNETX shops between June 11 - July 3.  **Please note that all GSNETX Shops will be closed for inventory from June 24-29.Also check the website for your store's summer hours.  Discount not valid in combination with other promotions. 


Service Unit and Troop Financial Reports:
As we are winding down and heading into summer, please remember to submit your financial reports. All financial reports will need to be completed and submitted by June 15th. You can download the service unit financial report form and troop financial report form from the Forms section of the GSNETX website. To submit your troop financial report online, click here. For any questions, please feel free to contact your Service Unit Manager, Service Unit Treasurer or Membership Specialist for assistance.