side menu icon

A member of our Lady Cans troop – one of our two all-Girl Scout robotics teams – working on the team's robot
Looking for a wow-worthy story? Look no further...

Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) is full of fantastic stories.  On this page you will find access to some of those stories and press materials. 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!

Share and read GSCTX news
  • Have a great story to share about a girl, troop or event?  Share it with us here.
  • Sign up for our newsletters: Tuesday's Trefoil, a weekly email that shares all the great happenings around GSCTX and/or eNews, a quarterly email that shares exciting stories about the impact Girl Scouts are having on Central Texas.
  • Want to read our latest council magazine, the Trefoil Tribune? GSCTX members receive a print copy of this biannual magazine in the mail. Read our latest issue online.
Connect with us! 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Members of the media can contact:

  • Lolis Garcia-Baab, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Office: 1.800.733.0011 ext. 185, LolisGB@gsctx.org
  • Reyna Martinez, Public Relations Executive Areas 1, 2, 3 (includes Brownwood, San Angelo, Stephenville, Waco, Killeen, Temple, and Bryan/College Station)
    Office: 1.800.733.0011 ext. 161, ReynaM@gsctx.org
  • Taji Senior, Public Relations Executive Area 4 (greater Austin area)
    Office: 1.800.733.0011 ext. 136, TajiS@gsctx.org

* Not sure what area you are? Check out our county listing here.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA ADVISORIES

 

  • Tuesday's Trefoil 06 December 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 06 December 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • GSCTX in the news


    Catch our Girl Scouts making news all over Central Texas! For news about our girls' community service, visit our community impact page.

    The latest news:
    • Troop 11000 gathered together Sunday to make and distribute 50 bagged lunches to homeless people in San Angelo. Their efforts were captured on KSAN-TV.
    More stories about Central Texas Girl Scouts:
     
      Troop 7073's fascinating path to their Bronze Award is detailed in today's Waco Tribune. The troop created fabric pouches filled with beads they're calling Fidgets and giving them to kids at their school who need help settling down to learn. Troop 3994 – our robotics troop also known as the Metallic Clouds – again made...


    Read Full Article ]
  • Update: Girl Scouts' Community Impact


    Latest news:

    • Troop 7005, based in Waco and pictured above, stuffed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an annual gift drive organized by Samaritan's Purse International Relief. The gifts are distributed to children in 100 countries across the world.

    More great stories about Central Texas girl scouts making the world a better place:

      Julia G. and Jenna L. of Troop 1930 wanted to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to be more comfortable, so they partnered with Texas Oncology for an impressive Silver Award project. For their project, they: sewed more than 80 "port pillows" – little pillows that attach to a seat belt to keep it from rubbing against the patient's port; held a workshop to teach younger girls how to make the pillows and created a YouTube video to spread the word; created professional tri-fold pamphlets explaining how to make the pillows, which are available at Texas Oncology; collected donations to purchase personal care items, such as lotions, chapstick, and hot tea; worked with new Daisy recruits to make get-well cards and bracelets – all of these wonderful items were arranged in pretty baskets and delivered to Texas Oncology for the patients to enjoy! After Bryker Woods Elementary School received an Urban Forest Grant from the Community Foundation, more than 100 Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts who are stu...


    Read Full Article ]
  • Gifts that give back


    Looking for unique holiday gifts for your loved ones? When you give a gift from GSCTX, you're also giving back to Girl Scouts. 

    The gift of camp

    This year, why not give your girl a gift that she'll remember forever? Girl Scout summer camps are some of the most affordable – not to mention the most fun – camp experiences around. Let her know over the holidays that she's going to get to spend a week this summer riding horses, playing quidditch with other Harry Potter fans, swimming with friends, or surviving the zombie apocalypse. 

    Fun holiday gifts from our shop

    Girl Scout figurine and cookie ornaments, plush animals, holiday scarves ... there are so many gift possibilities in our shop! And did you know that the proceeds from shop sales go right back into the GSCTX budget to support programming for girls? That means that every gift you buy at the shop is a double gift – to the girl in your life and to all girls at GSCTX.

    Giving to girls

    At this time of year, we look for additional ways to give back to our community. A donation to Girl Scouts of Central Texas of just $15 would cover a girl's membership for the year, while $50 would supply one girl's membership, Journey book, and membership pin. ...



    Read Full Article ]
  • A Note from Lynelle - November


    We have so much happening this year and so much to be thankful for! At the top of my gratitude list are all our returning members who have signed on for another year at Girl Scouts. For the first time in many years, we celebrate the fact that we have increased our membership, reaching 197 more girls!

    I am also thankful for our new GSUSA Interim CEO, Sylvia Acevedo (shown here in an interview on Univision during her recent visit to Central Texas). Sylvia visited us in September to help me host our first Advisory Board gathering, where she shared with us her vision for Girl Scouts. She talked about her commitment to creating more community partner relationships to support our programming and volunteer efforts, and finding more ways to serve every girl everywhere. For a great wrap up of Sylvia’s visit, visit Flickr and check out all the pictures!

    Cookies are coming! We heard you and Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lots are back! With your favorite cookies on the horizon, plus the new S’mores cookie, there is much to celebrate about...



    Read Full Article ]
  • Invite a Friend


    Did you know?

    • 96% of girls have tried at least one new thing as a Girl Scout—what a confidence booster!
    • 93% of girls agree that Girl Scouts helped them learn leadership skills—her future just got brighter!
    • 73% of girls improved their willingness to persist through challenges because of Girl Scouts—she will never back down!

    Every day, as a Girl Scout volunteer, you help girls do all this and so much more. This November, you can double that impact by inviting a friend to join you on this life-changing adventure. Not only will you be giving girls another hero they can depend on to help them find their spark, but you and your friend also get a fun prize!

    That’s right. Invite your friend to volunteer, and once they’ve formed a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop…

    • You get $50 to spend at Girl Scouts’ official online store—sweet!
    • Your friend gets awesome resources (a $50 value!) to help them get their troop up and running—so cool!
    • Plus, when you double the friends, you double your prize … $100 for you and a Volunteer Resource Pack for each friend—awesome.

    The best part is girls get one more guiding star to cheer them on, expose them to new and unique experiences, and prepare them for a lifetime of leadership (and fun!).

    Once your friend joins as a Girl Scout leader and starts a new troop, you’re ready to r...



    Read Full Article ]
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 15 November 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 15 November 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 01 November 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 01 November 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • Stay informed with Tuesday's Trefoil


    Don't miss a thing!
    • Interested in all the great programs and events happening across our council?
    • Eager to know more about how our girls and volunteers are changing the world? 
    • What about all those important dates and deadlines?
    • All this info and more inside Tuesday’s Trefoil!

    If you’re a member of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, you probably already receive our biweekly email newsletter, Tuesday’s Trefoil. Every other Tuesday, at 10 am Central, we send all our most important news straight to your inbox.

    The image above shows what you should see in your inbox.

    Not receiving our newsletter?

      You may not be the primary contact we have listed for your household. Ask your household’s primary contact to share the newsletter with you! If you’re sure that you are that primary contact, please check your spam folder, and if you find our newsletters there, please add our email address to your contact list to avoid having our newsletters spammed in the future. If neither of the above solutions works, please contact our Customer Care team to check to make sure that we have your correct email address and that you are opted in to receive communications from us. If you want to read recent newsletters, you can find them at the bottom of our N...


    Read Full Article ]
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 18 October 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 18 October 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 04 October 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 04 October 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award


    Are you a middle- or high-school student who's making a difference through volunteering?

    Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!

    Deadline: November 8, 2016.

     

    If you're a Girl Scout, it's a pretty good bet that you make a big difference in your community through volunteering. The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential want to reward that service by naming one honoree from each state and DC to earn a cash award and a trip to the nation's capital. Maybe this year's Texas honoree will be you!

    Once you have completed the online application, the application system will prompt you to choose a certifier. As a member of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, you will choose Lynelle McKay (CEO here at GSCTX). You will not need to print or mail your application; everything will be submitted electronically.

    By November 18, GSCTX will have reviewed applications online and selected two Local Honorees (one from grades 5–8, one from grades 9–12) and 30 runners-up (15 from each grade level) from the applicants in our organization for state-level judging.

    In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school applicant will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an a...



    Read Full Article ]
  • Daisy STEM Badge Day at Hill Country Science Mill


    Daisies: join the Science Mill on Saturday, October 8, for a special event and complete your Daisy STEM badge in one day!

    Girl Scouts will engage with fun and interactive STEM exhibits throughout the museum and can earn their badge from GSCTX by completing five specific activities.

    Make it a day for the whole family and explore unique science-focused exhibits, build a personalized avatar, see a 3D science film, and more. FREE with admission, which will be 50% off for scouts ($4.25).

  • Tuesday's Trefoil 27 September 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 27 September 2016.

    • Area 1 (Brownwood, Stephenville, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 2 (Waco, Temple, Killeen, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 3 (Bryan, College Station, and surrounding areas)
    • Area 4 (Austin and surrounding areas)
  • For sports fans, GSCTX has a lot to enjoy this fall


    This fall, GSCTX has a feast to offer the sports fans. Sign up for any or all of these exciting events today.

      [FULL!] Emerging Leaders: Learn what it takes to pursue a career in health, wellness, and sports from professionals in UT women's athletics. This is a great networking opportunity for older girl scouts. This event is now full, but watch out for upcoming Emerging Leaders events! (Sep. 25, Austin) Aggie Women's Sports Day: Jump in the water with the TAMU women's swimming and diving team! Take a tour of their facilities, get some autographs, and then stay for a swim meet and yell in support of the team. (Oct. 1, College Station) Kick It Up: Come to the UT women's soccer game at 1 and afterwards UT coaching staff and players will host a soccer clinic! It's a...


    Read Full Article ]
  • Sylvia Acevedo Named Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA


    MAJOR GIRL SCOUT NEWS: We're beaming with Girl Scout pride this morning! Central Texas Girl Scout Alumnae and Rocket Scientist, Sylvia Acevedo is taking over GSUSA as interim CEO as our current Chief Girl Scout, Anna Maria Chavez returns to serve in public office. Earlier this year, Sylvia met with our Gamma Sigma Girls at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy (photo above). Congrats, Sylvia we are so excited for what's to come! Read more about the good news.

  • Applications Open for GSCTX National Delegates


    Girl Scouts in Central Texas who are 14 and older are invited to apply to serve as National Delegates. National Delegates represent GSCTX at the triennial meeting of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) National Council. The National Convention is set for October 4-8, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

    The National Delegate position description and application are available on our website, and applications are due November 30, 2016. Girls aged 14 and over are eligible if they have served at least one term as Service Unit Delegate or on the Girl Advisory Board.

  • GSCTX Chooses Baker for 2017 Cookie Season


    We are pleased to announce that a decision has been made on our Girl Scout Cookie baker!

    After extended vetting of both bakers and many surveys from membership over the last two years, the council leadership team stands with our Product Sales Committee and has selected ABC Bakers.

    The overwhelming response from membership to bring back the beloved Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lots was undeniable. The staff and Product Sales Committee will work diligently with ABC to ensure the high level of customer support, delivery agent performance, and cookie baker technology capability that we expect at GSCTX.

    To mitigate our risks, we have entered into a one-year contract with ABC Bakers for the 2017 Cookie Program with a one-year option to extend to 2018. We will work closely with ABC to ensure a smooth transition from Little Brownie Bakers and will look forward to an exciting 2017 Cookie Program!