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In addition to all the ah-mazing ways our girls are making the world a better place, we also always have a spotlight to shine on our superhero volunteers, programs (STEM, Girl Scout Cookies, and camp—oh my!), and special council events. The possibilities are endless!

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  • Cookie Toolkit 2015 


  • Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Season

    20 Jan 2015

    Austin, TX January 20th, 2015 – Girl Scouts of Central Texas are excited to announce the kick-off for cookie season on Wednesday, January 21. They can’t wait to give central Texans their first taste of this year’s cookies! The world’s largest girl-led business—the nearly $800-million cookie program—aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. Last year across central Texas, over 10,000 Girl Scouts sold 2,146,392 boxes of, raising $8.6 million dollars in Cookie sales.

    The sale begins with girls taking orders from friends and family. Don’t know a Girl Scout? Don’t despair! Cookie fans can stock up on their favorite cookies at booths outside neighborhood restaurants and shops. Girl Scouts will have the traditional mouth-watering Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils, in addition to Savannah Smiles (a lemon-flavored cookie), and two new cookies: Rah-Rah Raisins (an oatmeal raisin cookie), and Toffee-tastic (the new Gluten-free cookie).

    “The Girl Scout Cookie Program is more than just exchanging cookies for money,” said Lynelle McKay, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “Where else do girls have the fun and excitement of being young entrepreneurs and money managers that will help them build a lifetime of skills and confidence?”

    Except for the cost of cookies, all funds raised go toward girl programming, financial assistance for girls, a...

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  • Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Samsung Launch First-Ever STEM Challenge

    13 Sep 2014

    Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Samsung Launch First-Ever STEM Challenge
    GSCTX and Samsung unite to challenge Central Texas girls to engineer a solution for water conservation.

    Austin, TX September 13, 2014 – Girl Scouts from all over Central Texas now have their eyes on becoming innovators regarding environmental engineering and water conservation. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is the underwriting sponsor for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Challenge for Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX). The Challenge is Samsung-inspired and urges girls to think creatively to conserve and efficiently use water with the plan for a sustainable future. GSCTX, along with girls from across 46 counties have stepped up to the plate to put on their thinking caps so that they may live the Samsung motto of ‘inspiring the world, and creating the future.’  

    We want encourage and challenge you to speak up, to dream big, and to think outside the box,” GSCTX CEO Lynelle McKay told the over 200 girls in attendance. “You are our next generation of engineers and we are looking to you to be innovative and courageous.”

    Throughout this 6-week challenge, Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 will work in teams with mentors from Samsung to devise solutions for water conservation. They will build models of the Samsung facility exemplifying the use of water in the same fashion that Samsung does.

    ”These girls are so smart,” said Charmaine Win...

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  • Girl Scouts Texas Councils Recognize Gold Award Girls at State Capitol

    16 Jun 2014

    Girl Scouts Texas Councils Recognize Gold Award Girls at State Capitol 
    Girl Scouts of Central Texas recognizes its Gold Award Girls in one of the biggest events of the year

    Austin, TX June 16th, 2014 – On Saturday, June 14th, Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX), along with the 6 other Girl Scouts Councils from Texas, recognized some of their most remarkable girls with the highest honor in the Girl Scouting world—the Gold Award. The event took place at the Texas State Capitol and was without a doubt one of the most important moments in those Girl Scouts’ life paths. The Gold Award was established in 1916 and is only open to girls in high school. In order to obtain a Gold Award, Girl Scouts need to identify a need within their community, develop a plan to address the issue at hand and execute it with long-term sustainability in mind. The time and effort that goes into a Gold Award requires incredible discipline and focus. After the project is done, the girls have learned important life lessons and skills which they will use in all future endeavors. The Gold Award is not given, it is earned.

    During Saturday’s ceremony, leadership and staff from all councils were present for this momentous occasion, as well as family members and friends of the Girl Scouts who were honored. Also in attendance were emcee Lauren Petrowski (FOX 7), and Lucy Nazro, author and former head of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Lizz...

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