Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Out & About - December

stemRobotics Win: Both the GSCTX Belton/Temple and Kyle/Buda robotics teams competed in the Central Texas FLL Qualifying Rounds this past month and walked away winners! ‘G3’ (Kyle/Buda) won an award for their research presentation and ‘The Globotics’ (Belton/Temple) won 1st place for robot design. Both teams received a ‘Golden Ticket’ invitation to the championship rounds in January. Awesome job, ladies!

San Marcos paradeVeteran Day Parade: Girl Scouts of San Marcos participated in the local Veteran’s Day Parade this past month. The girls’ float was sponsored by ‘Green Guy Recycling’ and was made entirely of recycled materials. The purpose of the float was to remind friends and family they can improve the environment and protect natural resources by ‘Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.’ To learn more about go green initiatives, visit the Girl Scout Forever Green website. 

Girl Scouts of Central Texas Attend National Convention

Etta with Katie Couric
Nearly 50 Central Texas Girl Scout staff, delegates and supporters attended the Girl Scouts National Council Session 52nd Convention in Houston, TX from Nov. 10-13. The three-day convention offered several activities including the organization’s centennial celebration on Saturday, hundreds of seminars and the organization’s business meeting where GSUSA welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer, Anna Maria Chavez.

The event also featured appearances by such role models as award-winning journalist Katie Couric, newscaster Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, gospel singer Yolanda Adams and first African-American female combat pilot Vernice Armour.

“Our council was inspired by all the amazing women, girls and speakers that attended the National Convention,” says Etta Moore, Girl Scouts of Central Texas Chief Executive Officer. “As we prepare to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2012, Girl Scouts of Central Texas will continue develop girl leaders for this country and for this world.”

For the past century, Girl Scouts have been an iconic American organization, committed to service and leadership.

To learn more about the past, present and future of Girl Scouts and for a complete list of local 100th anniversary events, please visit www.gsctx.org. Connect with Girl Scouts of Central Texas on Facebook and Twitter

-Kandace Fierro