August 2013
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   2014 National Council Session Updates

 

2014 National Council Session Updates

The 2014 National Council Session of Girl Scouts of the USA will be held October 16 - 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The purpose of the meeting is to:

1)    Hear the report of the National Board of Directors.

2)    Act on proposals and information presented to the delegation.

3)    Elect the Board of Directors and Board Development Committee for the next three-year term.

4)    Help set the direction for GSUSA, focusing on new strategies for success, growth and expansion in the 21st century.

 

Each council sends a delegation to the convention.  As a National Council Delegate, all expenses (registration fees, air fare, housing, meals, etc.) are paid for by the council.  If you are interested in being a National Council Delegate, please submit an application by December 20, 2013. Applications and additional information will be posted on our website after the Administrative Kick-Off on August 17, 2013.  We will continue to update our website as information is received from GSUSA.

 

If you are interested in attending the National Council Session as a visitor, please contact Jenifer Moreau, jmoreau@gsnetx.org.  Please note that visitors are responsible for their own expenses.

 

 
AdultDevADULT DEVELOPMENT

 

Register Now!

2013 Administrative Volunteer Kick-Off

Saturday, August 17, 2013 

Collin College - Spring Creek Campus

To register and learn more, view the Kick-Off event page at www.gsnetx.org/kickoff.

  

Adult Retreat

Roping the World

November 1-3

Watch for registration opening soon!

 

Did You Know?

GSUSA has some great stuff on their website!  If you are working with Daisies on the Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey you might like to know how the song goes that can be found on page 75 of the How To Guide for adults. You can download an MP3 file and play it in your meetings.  Not part of a Daisy troop?  Check out other tips and fun freebies at http://www.girlscouts.org/program/.  

 

ShopSHOP

Fall Starter Kits

Fall Starter Kits are now available in your GSNETX shop and contain all the uniform and program material essentials to begin your scouting year. Your kit includes an age-level vest, sash or tunic, all official uniform insignia, your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and Journey book.  When purchased as a complete kit you will also receive a free drawstring bag. Prices range from $52.50 to $69.50 depending upon age level.

 

Kick-Off Mobile Shop

If you are attending Kickoff make sure to stop by our mobile shop!  We will have lots of bargains plus new merchandise to unveil. We hope to see you there! Due to Kickoff, all GSNETX shops will be closed August 16 - 19 and August 31 - September 2 for Labor Day Weekend.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Be on the lookout for the launch of our Retail Volunteer In Partnership (VIP) opportunities coming to each of your GSNETX Stores!

 

Tax-Free Weekend

Texas tax-free weekend is August 9 through 11 and many items in your council shop qualify for this discount.

 

Make sure to watch your council Facebook page for upcoming special offers at your local GSNETX shop! 

 

Programs PROGRAMS

Frito Lay Sustainability Event - 8/5/13

The Frito Lay Sustainability Program for Juniors-Cadettes is a full day event that highlights some of the many ways Frito Lay helps to sustain the environment at work and around the world. The program provides hands on activities in which Girl Scouts can learn how to create new products out of waste materials, learn how to create their own water filtration system and many other fun activities that can be applied in their own homes and neighborhoods. Cost: $10/girl, $15/adult. Click here for more information and to register.
  

NEW Cadette Money Camp!

August 5-9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily

Joann Fogg Service Center

Dallas, TX

Only $10!

 

Cash, Moolah, Dough! Whatever you call it, knowing how to manage it and make smart choices is critical. Cadette Girl Scouts (6-8th graders) are invited to spend the week earning their Comparison Shopping and Budgeting badges! 

  

Junior Money Camps still available in East Texas!

East Texas Regional Center - July 29-August 2

Texas Bank and Trust, Longview - August 12-16

Only $10

  

Go to www.gsnetx.org/moneycamp for more information and to register.  

    

Bronze Blitz - Get Moving! - Sleepover Extravaganza!

Calling all new Junior Girl Scouts! Have you started a GSUSA Leadership Journey? Would you like to cover half a journey in one night, and "Get Moving" towards earning your Bronze Award? We've got a program designed just for you!

 

The Bronze Blitz Sleepover Extravaganza will explore the Get Moving!
Journey throughout the night of a sleepover at the energizing and state-of-the art Perot Museum of Nature and Science. It will be a night to remember!!!

 

Girl Scout adults are invited to come as chaperones, and to also attend a one-hour "Take Action Direct" workshop developed to aid parents and leaders in inspiring and empowering girls to design and carry out the Take Action projects of their leadership Journeys and higher awards. 

 

Register ASAP to attend this September 28-29 or October 11-12. 

 

For more information, visit www.gsnetx.org/bronzeblitz

 

Create Your Own Mobile Phone App

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas has two more exciting opportunities to attend free workshops with STEM professionals in the mobile phone industry to learn the fundamentals of mobile app designing for Android phone systems. This opportunity meets the qualifications for a STEM Seal of Approval patch (www.gsnetx.org/stemseal) Click here to register.

 

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

When: Sunday July 21 and Sunday August 4, 1:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 208 S Akard St, 2nd Floor Room #200 Dallas, TX 75202

Needed: The participants will be required to bring their own laptops and chargers. If available, bring your Android devices and USB connectors as well. If any of these things are not available, please send an email to Sangita Subramanian at sangita.gita@gmail.com so we can arrange for sufficient devices for the workshop.

  

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 volunteers 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. Our goal is to transition our series girls into traditional troops. We are currently seeking adult volunteers that would like to facilitate a series and support the long-term sustainability. 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

 

 

MembershipMEMBERSHIP

Explore Recruiting at Recruitment Camp!

Who: Anyone! Everyone has a part in Girl Scout membership recruitment --service unit team members, Girl Scout leaders, troop parents and girls themselves.

What: A new interactive enrichment opportunity to develop skills and learn about tools created for you to successfully recruit new Girl Scout members - both girls and adults - in the '13-'14 membership year.

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WhereJoAnn Fogg Service Center: 6001 Summerside Drive, Dallas

Register: Click here to reserve your spot via SurveyMonkey

 

The first 20 adults who register will receive a special Girl Scout recruitment toolkit.

 


 

MembershipFUND DEVELOPMENT

North Texas Giving Day is Just Around the Corner! 


This year's North Texas Giving Day is September 19 at 7:00 p.m. - midnight. If you donate $25 or more to GSNETX through DonorBridgeTX.com on September 19, your donation will be matched by a percentage! Last year we raised $17,055.05, and we know
 this year we can raise even more! 

 

Mark your calendar and GET UP AND GIVE on September 19.