Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This Month in Girl Scout History

ComputerThe trefoil design for the membership badge (pin) is patented.
Jane Deeter Rippin becomes National Director.
The first Thinking Day is celebrated. In 1926, the mutual birthday of Sir Robert and Olave Baden-Powell was designated a day of celebration in which Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world think of each other, circling the globe with a chain of thoughts of international friendship and world peace.
Our CabaƱa, in Mexico, the third WAGGGS world center and the first world center in the Western Hemisphere is dedicated by the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell.
The Brownie Girl Scout Handbook is published in Spanish. It is also translated into Japanese and produced by the U.S. Army Ryukyu Islands for the use of the Ryukyu Islands Girl Scouts.
In Praise of America, a Girl Scout exhibition of American decorative arts, opens at the National Gallery of Arts in Washington, D.C. A book with the same title is published in commemoration of the 1929 Girl Scout Loan Exhibition.
GSUSA's World Wide Web site debuts on the Internet.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Out & About - February

100 TreesGirl Scouts Go Green: The national Girl Scout Forever Green initiative encourages girls to go green and discover ways to improve their environment.  Local Pflugerville Girl Scouts answered that call earlier this month with GSCTX Etta Moore. 100 Girl Scouts came together to plant 100 trees in 100 seconds. For ideas and more information on the Forever Green initiative, click here.

It's Summer Camp Time!


It’s never too early to start planning your summer! GSCTX offers fun day and resident camp sessions perfect for every girl. Discover your crafty, sporty or techie side while gaining great friendships! The time is now to sign up for Girl Scout camp.

Before you sign up, here are some quick tips and info to help get you started. This year, resident camps will be held at Texlake, Kachina and Wood Lake! Camp will run from Sunday through Saturday. More programs = more fun! All water sports including sailing and water skiing will be offered exclusively at Kachina this summer due to low lake levels at Lake Travis. For the first time ever, Wood Lake will offer a rock climbing camp to Cadette through Ambassador level Girl Scouts!

In addition to day camp being offered at Zilker, we will also host day activities at Camp Wood Lake this summer. This program will offer transportation from the Brownwood Program Center to Wood Lake for your convenience.

Have some free time this summer? Join us and your daughter at camp! We need Program Aides and Counselors-in-Training. Zilker is also looking for adult volunteers. Volunteer one week and your daughter get a free week at camp. All three resident camps are looking for RN’s or higher to work in the Health Center. If you work one week with us, we will also give your daughter a free week at camp plus a stipend. Inquire today with Camps Coordinator Caroline Key.

-Caroline Key

P.S. In honor of our 100th year, Cabela’s is offering special camp discounts to all Girl Scouts. Check out their deals!