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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!

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  • 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.
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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 17 January 2017


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 17 January 2017.

    • 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 03 January 2017


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 03 January 2017.

    • 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:
    • Austin American-Statesman: "Girl Scout Troop 1124 dropped off $135 worth of gift cards Saturday [to a Dripping Springs family that is struggling to rebuild after a very difficult year]. The South Austin troop of seventh- and eighth-graders have made donating to a Season for Caring family a holiday tradition since they were in kindergarten and first grade. Each year they vote on which family to adopt, and this year, it was unanimous that it would be the Kings."
    More inspiring stories:
      Girl Scout Senior Ciara S. (pictured above) learned that Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple needed clothing donations, so she chose to take action. She will host a family-friendly Halloween event to collect NEW clothing for the hospital. Donated clothing will be given to children who need new clothes after visiting the emergency room. The entry fee for the event will be new clothing with tags, which will be donated to the hospital’s clothes closet. Ciara is organizing this fu...


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  • 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)
  • 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...


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  • 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...



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  • 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...


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  • 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...



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  • 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).