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MAY 2014
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MEMBER RELATIONS
PROGRAMS
SHOP
OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES
Community Involvement
Fund Development
Volunteer Development
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find a recruitment event
girl scout gold award
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GSNETX Camp
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MEMBER RELATIONS
It's Early Bird Spring Renewal!
Sign up for another year of fun now and check out all the latest about our great Early Bird incentives at www.gsnetx.org/earlybird. All Girl Scouts who Early Bird renew will receive a special invitation to register for the Early Bird Mall Madness Sleepover at the Golden Triangle Mall in Denton on July 26th. The cost is just $6 per person & there will be 2,500 spots available. Details to come!

Join our Volunteer Team!
As girls join Girl Scouts, we need Troop Leaders to provide a great experience. As a Troop Leader, you'll introduce girls to new adventures that make every day feel like the best day ever! Make this possible for all interested girls by becoming a Girl Scout Troop Leader. You will help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place! Contact your Recruitment Coordinator for more Information!

PROGRAMS

Register Now for Council-Wide Bridging Ceremony
May 17
Hurry, time is almost up! May 1 is the deadline to register for the Council Wide Bridging Celebration, presented  by Time Warner Cable. Enjoy bridging with your sister Girl Scouts across the Continental Ave Bridge, badge earning activities, and more! All council girls and families are welcome! Register today! Adult volunteers needed, Sign up here. Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts, click here to volunteer.

College Journey
June 15 - 18 at University of Texas at Dallas
Girl Scout Senior and Ambassadors, come experience college life and earn most of the Sow What Journey at our College Journey program. For information and to register, click here.

Calling all Cadettes
June 23-27; July 14-18; July 21-22; July 27-28
Save the date! Join us for our exciting STEM Summer Series! Join with other Cadettes to have fun, make memories and take part in awesome STEM activities! Find more information and register for these sensational opportunities at www.gsnetx.org.

June 23-27: Cadette Fab Lab
July 14-18: STEM Dabbler Week
July 21-22: Cadette College Journey
July 27-28: Cadette College Journey

Destinations Scholarships Still Available
Know of a 13-18 year old girl looking to make the world a better place, who wants to travel or explore unique ecosystems this summer? The following Destinations still have scholarships available to offset expenses.
Apply now by contacting
Karlynda Johnson-Poage.

The Great Panda Adventure
Channel Islands Adventure Expedition
San Juan Islands Kayaking
Costa Rica and Panama Service Challenge
Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure


Other Destinations available!

SHOP
Council-Wide Bridging Packets
If your Girl Scouts are participating in the Council Wide Bridging, come to a GSNETX store for your bridging packets. Packets include a certificate, membership star with disc and the bridging award. Call your store in advance and we’ll have your order ready for you to pick up.
Time Sensitive reminder
Deadline June 1
If you have Cookie Dough cards from 2012 or 2013, they expire on June 1, 2014. Make sure your Girl Scouts use their Cookie Dough before the cookie crumbles!
Camper Packages Arrive in Late May!
If you ordered your “Camp is for You!” camper package, you will be receiving information that your order is in by late May. If you have not ordered your camper’s package, there is still time. Order online here or through your GSNETX shop.
Shop Hours
Please make sure to check your GSNETX store schedules for notices of closings due to summer hours, holidays, and inventory days. All GSNETX shops will be closed from June 20 – July 6 for Inventory Audit. We will reopen with summer hours on July 7.
OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES
Resident Camp
CAMP IS FOR YOU! - Summer Resident Camp registration is now open! Full session listings for Camp Bette Perot, Camp Gambill, and Camp Rocky Point can be found here.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Ban Bossy
GSUSA is proud to partner with LeanIn.Org to bring you Ban Bossy, a public service campaign that helps girls flex their leadership muscles (and have fun doing it)—something we've been doing at Girl Scouts for more than a century. Join us to Ban Bossy. Encourage girls to lead. Click here for more information

Service Unit Recognition Awards are in!
For your convenience, Volunteer Coordinators will be delivering the awards to each Service Unit. For questions regarding distribution, please contact your Volunteer Coordinator. Congratulations to all who will be receiving awards!

fund development
Nominate a Girl Scout for the Young Women of Distinction Award
Due Friday, May 30
The award will recognize outstanding Girl Scouts who are making a difference in the community and exemplify courage, confidence, and character. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2014 Women of Distinction Luncheon on November 19, 2014. To complete a nomination form please visit www.gsnetx.org/WDL.
volunteer developement

2014 Annual Kickoff
August 9 - Preston Ridge Campus of
Collin County College

Save the date! More information to come.

2014 Adult Retreat
October 24-26 - Camp Gambill
“Pow Wow in Paris” Save the date! Would you like to be an instructor for a session? The large team of volunteers who help with the Adult Retreat is truly the secret to the success. Come join us and share something you love with others. Contact Libby Cotner, cotner13@classicnet.net.

2014 Annual Meeting and Recognitions
We hope you were able to attend. The event committee strives for excellence and would appreciate your feedback on the experience. If you were able to attend, please go to this survey link to complete a short online survey.

Troop Camp Training
Three new double sections of Troop Camp Training have been added over the summer months and are now open for registration. Certification is required before taking your troop camping, and these courses fill up fast! Prepare now for camping in the fall. Click for summer time dates and locations of course 301: GSNETX Camping.   
6001 Summerside Dr., Dallas, TX 75252
972.349.2400
gsnetx.org