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Girl Scout Troop 30 Year Reunion


The next Big Thing 

This year, we are moving from a Pre-Order format to a Direct Sale format! 

A Direct Sale will allow girls to have cookies in-hand as early as the first day of the program-January 10, 2014. The girl will collect money and the customer receives cookies in just one transaction!


Another exciting change this year-cookie prices are now $4.00 per package. This means the girls can sell bundles of cookies of 5 for $20! And no more heavy coins!


New Patch!  
While girls are participating in the Cookie Program, they can also work on earning their Mary Kay Entrepreneur patch! For more information on this patch program and for the activity guide, click here.  

Troop cookie volunteers: 

Remember to take your online TCM training as your troop cookie orders are due to council by December 15


If you have any questions or concerns, contact



Sleep Experts - Share the Warmth

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas can give back to the community through Sleep Experts' 10th Annual Share the Warmth Blanket Drive. Girl Scouts are asked to collect and drop off new or gently used blankets to any of the retailer's more than 50 North Texas locations through Thanksgiving Day. More information can be found here.

Have you participated in Share the Warmth? Be sure to fill out the reporting form by December 12th in order to receive a participation patch.


W.O.W. Shopping Event
Thursday, December 5
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4516 McKinney Ave
Dallas, Texas

Special friends of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas please join us for an exclusive shopping day at W.O.W. Come shop for yourself and others from their amazing collections of clothing, jewelry, handbags, and scarves starting at only $20.


20% of the proceeds from the shopping event on this day will benefit Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.


Cookie Time is just around the corner.  

Come see all the cute cookie items we have to support YOUR cookie business. GSUSA Cookie Pins are in, Cookie patches will be in the stores early December, Cookie Badges are ready to be earned. Cookie Time will be here before you know it!


If your stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but they need some stuffing, come see what fun items we have to fill your stockings with. We have cute bling flashlights, lanyards and in some stores stylus and wristlet key rings - priced from $3 - $5!


December 7 is the last day to order fun patches for this year. Make sure you have your holiday parade patches ordered and all sorts of winter wonderland patches. They should arrive at your GSNETX store before we close for the holidays.


We thank you for your business throughout the year, which helps support your GSNETX Council. All stores will be closed from Monday December 23 - Wednesday, Jan 1. We will open on Jan 2, ready to help you with your Girl Scout purchases. IF you do need something while we are closed, remember to visit Shopping on the web, now supports your council too!




Dallas Sidekicks Girl Scout Nights!

Come out and enjoy a night with the Dallas Sidekicks! Choose from these great games: December 14 or January 25 at 7:00 p.m. for only $14 per person! Contact Lisa at 

214-550-6134 or

Upcoming Camp events

Night GSocaching is coming up on Jan. 24-26, 2014 at Camp Bette Perot and there are still a few openings available. This event is for Cadettes and older. Click here for more information on the event. 


A Breathe Journey will be offered at Camp Whispering Cedars on March 21-23, 2014 and there is still space available to register. Click here for more information.  


Camp Openings

Currently troops and service units can reserve a camp date and location through March 31, 2014. Click here for openings.


On February 15, 2014 we will hold a drawing for camp dates and locations beginning April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.  If you would like to be included in the drawing you will need to submit the camp reservation paperwork, copy of your first aiders card and deposit by  5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2014.  Placements will be made based on the criteria listed on our website. Click here for more information.

Save the Date - Accenture Leadership Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Girl Scouts 15 and older are invited to attend a unique leadership workshop provided by Accenture at their Irving location. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Accenture helps organizations assess how to maximize their performance and works with them to achieve their vision. Led by Accenture professionals, the workshop will include two "Future Focus" topics that focus on Team Building and Critical Thinking Skills, as well as a tour of their facility. Following a lunch-time panel discussion, the workshop also will offer a session on creating a personal "elevator speech," as well as mentoring opportunities. For more information, contact Gerri Gordon at


New Class: Café Conversations

Get your "buzz" on - program grade level conversations & best practices!

Re-energize yourself and connect with leaders of the same grade level over coffee (or hot chocolate!) and treats in small groups called "buzzes" at our Grade Level Cafe. 7 Troop Leaders in each grade level buzz will engage in a hosted conversation of best practices around topics such as getting parents involved, behavior management, money earning ideas, great events and field trips, etc. The buzz closes by sharing words of wisdom with the grade level behind you, and receiving words of wisdom from the grade level ahead of you. The $5 registration fee covers the cost of food and beverages. eBiz key word search is buzz.

New Class:  Letting Girls Lead

The key to realizing the true promise of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience rests heavily on the "Girl Led" process

When a Troop Leader struggles with relinquishing control, the girls are learning to be followers rather than leaders. This workshop shares techniques for getting to Girl Led and will help you identify where your areas for improvement can be found. Connect with other leaders in round robin focus groups and share your perspectives on these 4 burning topics:


* Techniques for Girl Decision Making

*What does girl led look like and sound like?

* What does a leader who lets girls lead look like and sound like?

* Is Fear of Mistakes Getting in the Way?


eBiz key word search is TR204.



Membership Movement

Have you renewed for the current membership year (2013-2014)? If not, for your convenience, kindly  renew here - today! (Every girl must be re-registered for the current 2014 membership year in order to participate in Girl Scout activities such as the GSNETX cookie program, camp, troop, etc. Paper registration forms are also available).


Valued Volunteers

How can we help you succeed? Please contact your assigned recruitment coordinator or volunteer coordinator for any questions you have or support you may need.


Check out our cool GSNETX Quicklinks page for general answers to many of your questions!  


We are truly proud of our volunteers!  

We honor each of you for your priceless gift of time and selfless contributions to our girls' leadership experience and life-long impact via Girl Scouts. Not only do we view you as the heart of our organization, we also recognize that our mission would be impossible without your generous engagement - THANK YOU GIRL SCOUT VOLUNTEERS AND MEMBERS FOR ALL YOU DO! 


Exuberant Events

Please stay tuned for our upcoming VIP meetings starting January 2014 (dates coming soon)! This is an excellent opportunity for you to connect, learn, share and be "in the know" of what's happening at council.


It is not too late!

New troops get started all year round, not just in the fall. Contact your Recruitment Coordinator to get your new troop started! What a great way to start your girl's Girl Scout experience than with the Cookie Program.

Register your new troop today and be ready to sell cookies! With all the amazing changes to our Cookie Program we want all new Girl Scouts to be able to sell cookies and learn incredible things! New troops have the opportunity to participate and start the fun.




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. 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,  Please note that visitors are responsible for their own expenses.