Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Project Recruitment

Girl Scout Cadette Raedell P. recently completed her Silver Award for her project, 'Recruitment.' The purpose of the project was to ensure that Girl Scouting was available to every girl in her area who was interested in joining the organization. Raedell organized and held recruitment events that consisted of introducing the foundations of Girl Scouting, earning badges, connecting with other Girl Scouts and more. Raedell served as a resource at these events and helped the girls and their parents with the process. More than 40 girls attended and they are all currently being placed in troops. Great job, Raedell! For more on her story, read the Cedar Park Citizen.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

Troops around Central Texas expressed interest in participating in the Girl Scout Firehouse Challenge this past month after hearing about Oak Hill Service Unit's desire to revive the challenge. Several of you were inspired by their story and decided to show appreciation to your local firefighters by providing delicious meals. Girls also collected donations for those affected by the wildfires. Here are a few submissions we recieved from troops. GSCTX could not be more proud of these awesome ladies. If you did anything in September to support this cause, we would love to hear about it! Submit your stories to us.

Troop 234 paid a visit to their local fire station to personally thank them for their service and pay tribute to the first responders of 9/11.

Troop 311, 396, 1332, 1456, 1504 from Westlake raised more than $4,000 for those affected by the wildfires. All donations were sent to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts.

Troop 788, 833 and 1546 honored Austin firefighters by providing a special meal to them. The girls were even invited to share the great food with them.
Troop 1021 went to the Georgetown fire station on 9/11 to show support and thanks to the firefighters.
Troop 2253 collected hundreds of stuffed animals and books for Bastrop wildfire victims.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Girl's Guide Launch!

girlguideeventMore than 400 people joined us on October 1 for the official Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting launch party in Austin and over 2,000 guides were distributed bringing the overall total of guides sold to 3,000. This event was the first time many of you had the opportunity to take a look inside the guides and see what they were all about. We thank you for your participation and the positive feedback we have received on the guides. Several of you voiced that you were excited to incorporate the guide into the new program year and we are just as excited to hear your stories and help you through the process.

Due to the positive response, most guides are currently sold out nationwide at this time. The point in time that you ordered your guide will determine when your order is filled. Guides are arriving in multiple shipments to our local shops and staff will contact you when your order is available for pick up. The shop is still accepting order forms for guides, which can be found here. All orders are expected to arrive by mid-December.

Thank you again for your excitement in the new Girl Scout year. We can't wait to see and hear about all the exciting trips, events and activities that you are planning for your troops.