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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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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 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.

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 PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA ADVISORIES

  • 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!

  • Tuesday's Trefoil 17 May 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 17 May 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)
  • Waco STEMfest Offers Exclusive Hands-on STEM Education for Girls


    Thanks to the 2016 Waco STEMfest, 150 girls from across Central Texas attended new and exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workshops offering the girls a glimpse into new fields of study and career opportunities. The conference, hosted by Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX), was held on Saturday at Texas State Technical College (TSTC), and provided girls with the chance to experience STEM careers through hands-on projects with area STEM educators and college students.

    Girls attended four hands-on workshops ranging in topics from creating cosmetics with chemistry, detecting the fascinating occurrences of earthquakes, becoming stream doctors, and learning the ins and outs of how to use a 3-D printer.

    “We are very proud to be able to offer this conference and introduce girls to a variety of STEM fields, many of them underrepresented by women,” said Lynelle McKay, GSCTX CEO. “The Waco STEMfest shows girls that STEM careers are achievable, meaningful, and relevant in their everyday lives. It’s important for us to empower girls to explore all their options, especially in lucrative STEM careers.”  

    The Waco STEMfest once known as Girl Genius, is a combined effort of many area education institutions, nonprofits and businesses.  GSCTX and TSTC started the event in 2011; as part of its Connect A Million Minds (CAMM) initiative. Time Warner Cable (TWC) has partnered with the conference for several years to provide expertise and r...



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  • A Note from Lynelle - April


    Happy National Volunteer Month! Have we told you how AWESOME you are lately?! You are superstars and there’s no way we could carry out our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place without your generosity, kindness, and tireless efforts. Our girls, council, and communities are better because of you.

    What an AMAZING cookie season! We’re so impressed by all of the hard work our girls put into planning, marketing, and managing their cookie businesses. We surpassed this year’s goal by 4% for a whopping total of 2,101,294 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sold! This year, seven girls reached the 3,500 milestone and earned a trip to Disney World this summer! I can’t wait to congratulate all of our 1,000+ sellers at the Cookie Awards Ceremony on April 16th. No matter how big or small, we’re so proud of all the cookie businesses our girls operated this year. Not only do cookies help make girls’ dreams a reality, they also fuel our council programs year-round and I am grateful for everything our volunteers contributed to help make this one of the best seasons yet!

    We’re welcoming spring at GSCTX and that means out with old and in with the new! Our staff is still working hard to complete the migration to our new council Customer Engagement Platform (Volunteer Systems and Toolkit), which kicked off this past weekend with GSUSA. You’ll get a chance to see what we’ve been up to starting April 26th&nbs...



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  • A Note from Lynelle - January


    Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that your 2016 is off to a fabulous start! We are so excited to share the second edition of our council magazine, Trefoil Tribune, with you. By now you should have received your copy in the mail. Inside you’ll find a variety of resources, exciting programs, and important council updates. We’re looking forward to receiving your comments, suggestions, and feedback.

    Cookie season is finally here! This season is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our OUTSTANDING volunteers, this year’s Mega Drops went off without a hitch. More than one million boxes of cookies were distributed prior to January 20th. A special thank you to Nicol and the Oak Hill Service Unit for allowing me to volunteer with them and experience the tremendous effort it takes to run a Service Unit Cupboard first hand. I have a true appreciation for all that our volunteers and parents do during cookie season. Seeing our girls’ confidence grow through cookie booth experiences makes it all worthwhile.

    We’re hard at work in our migration to our Customer Engagement Platform (CEP)! You may recall me referring to it as “CEI” at last year’s VEC. CEP is our new platform that includes a new volunteer system (membership database) and volunteer toolkit (web-based tools for troop leaders). This platform is the technology foundation that will allow us to improve and simplify the Girl S...



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  • Girl Scouts of Central Texas Names Stephenville Women of Distinction Honorees


    Who:    Women of Distinction honorees,  Girl Scouts of Central Texas Staff, Stephenville community leaders and of course, Girl Scouts

    What:   Girl Scouts of Central Texas is excited to announce the 2016 Stephenville Women and Business of Distinction. The annual ceremony and dinner is one of the many ways we applaud the community leaders who help pave the way for today’s girl in her journey to becoming tomorrow’s leader. The honorees have made significant impact within the Stephenville community through their professional work or personal commitments. Honorees were nominated by friends, family, employees and members of their community Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) honors this year’s Women of Distinction at dinner:

    • Julie Crouch
    • Sena Leese
    • Lisa Pack
    • Joanna Shaw
    • Alisa Terrell Starbird

    Boucher, Morgan & Young will be honored as this year's “Distinguished Workplace for Women” for its continued support and encouragement of women’s leadership and professional success.

    When:            Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:00 PM

    Where:           Tarleton State University, 1333 W. Washington St. Stephenville, TX 76401                 

    Opportunities:...



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