Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FUN Volunteer Opportunities w/ Girl Scouts!

IMG_1240Travel with the Girl Scouts to exciting places this summer! If you are a Girl Scout supporter and would like to join us as a volunteer on one or all of these opportunities, we would love to have you! Please see below for more information.

*High Adventure Team Trip: North Carolina, June 11-24
The High Adventure Team will take off for North Carolina this summer to experience a backpacker’s dream trip. Travelers will spend four days backpacking the Appalachian Trail, two days paddling down New River and a day climbing to new heights at Table Rock.

GSCTX needs a couple of experienced backpacking gurus over the age of 25 who are also willing to drive a fifteen passenger van. You must provide your own food but gear and travel expenses will be covered by the council.

*Sow What Day Camp: Travis County, July 18-22
Join fellow foodies, aspiring gardeners and Girl Scout friends for a fun-filled weekend of exploring the roots of what we eat and getting the dirt on hunger and agricultural issues around the world. Digging into the Sow What? Journey, we will get a taste of local and global food networks including visitis to urban farms, grocery stores and farmer markets.

GSCTX needs a couple of adult volunteers over the age of 18 to join the group as camp counselors and a few adults who are willing to drive the vans on our field trips.

*Nature Park Trip: McKinney Roughs, July 31-August 4
Girl Scouts in grades 6th through 12th will participate in a week-long summer camp at one of the greatest nature parks around! Girls will do high and low ropes course, paddling trip, and enjoy camping and hiking around the park while learning outdoor conservation skills.

GSCTX needs a couple of adult volunteers over the age of 18 to join the group as camp counselors for the week. All food and lodging will be covered.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact ShannonT@gsctx.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reconnect with Girl Scouts!

S'more Soiree 095Alumnae are an important part of Girl Scouting, and they truly make the Girl Scout organization a wonderful institute for young women. Girl Scout Alumnae have years of Scouting experiences that have taught them valuable life skills, and built them into women of great character. Alumnae continue to base their lives on the values of Girl Scouts every day, and live by the Girl Scout Law. As any Girl Scout alumna can tell you, Girl Scouts isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle! The Alumnae Association allows alumnae from across the country to connect with other Girl Scouts from their council. As we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting, alumnae have a chance to claim their place in Girl Scout history by joining the Girl Scout Alumnae Association today!

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If you are an alumna – that includes any women who were ever Girl Scouts, as well as men and women who have ever been Girl Scout volunteers, board members, or staff – please join the association by completing an Alumnae Interest Form. You’ll become a member of the GSCTX local Alumnae Association as well as the national GSUSA Alumnae Association, connecting you with adult Girl Scouts locally and nationally. You can also connect with fellow alumnae online through the GSUSA Online Alumnae Community. Girl Scouting has built an invaluable community of strong leaders. Join the Alumnae Association, and reconnect with the organization that has turned you into the powerful person you are today!

If you are a Girl Scout alumna and would like to serve as a guest blogger on the GSCTX Blog, please contact us! We would love to hear your Girl Scout story and share it with our community as well.

- Annie L.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Girl Scouts Pledge to Help their Communities Stay 'Forever Green'

Want to know more about the Girl Scout Forever Green Initiative? What about green projects happening in your own backyard by local Girl Scouts? Troop 250 and Girl Scout Rachel of Austin shared their experiences with the initiative and what they did to make the world a better place. With the help of the experts at Forefront Austin, we are able to share some great videos with you on their stories. Take a look, get inspired and then tell us what you did! For more information, visit the Forever Green website.