Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Out & About - June

Ashlyn2Girl Scout Ashlyn Hall of Troop 2129 is a current student in the Leander Independent School District and was recently selected to travel to the Houston & Galveston area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy. Ashlyn was chosen based off of her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a previous Lone Star Leadership program, and her involvement in school and community activities. Awesome job, Ashlyn. We know that you will continue to make Girl Scouts proud!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Enjoy Football while Supporting Girl Scouts!


The perfect outdoor summer event for your family is taking place June 30-July 7 in Austin! Girl Scouts of Central Texas is partnering with USA Football to bring the fun game of football to all sports lovin' fans who also enjoy supporting local causes. Buy your Team USA and All-Tournament Passes here and Girl Scouts of Central Texas will receive a portion of the ticket sales, which will fund leadership opportunities for more than 20,000 girls. 

Don't waste your summer inside! Spend it at a USA Football game! For more information on the program, visit the USA Football website

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dell Awards Technology Grant to GSCTX


In September 2011, Dell announced a $3 million investment in its U.S. global giving efforts. Twenty-four U.S. based organizations were selected by the Dell partners and these organizations, who mainly serve youth, will now have access to state-of-the-art technology. Girl Scouts of Central Texas was fortunate enough to be selected for this particular grant and will be awarded $43,000 to further our science, technology, engineering and math efforts and information, communication technology initiatives.

Dell is set to present the grant to Girl Scout representatives at a Robotics Showcase this Friday, June 15. Friday concludes a week-long robotics camp for at-risk and underserved girls. The purpose of said camp is to introduce the girls to advanced math, engineering and technical skills. Starting at 2p.m. on Friday, Girl Scout CEO Etta Moore will discuss the history of the STEM program, Girl Scouts will have a robotics showcase, and there will be a Q&A panel with Etta Moore, Michele Glaze from the Dell Giving Team, and two Girl Scouts involved in the robotics program. Ms. Glaze will also award GSCTX with the technology grant.

Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents and staff are welcome to join us for this event. There will also be a recruitment table for all girls and parents interested in joining Girl Scouts.