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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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  • Girl Scouts of Central and Wells Fargo Announce Financial Literacy Alliance

    20 Feb 2014

    Bryan/College Station, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 – Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) and Wells Fargo today announced their alliance in a financial literacy initiative.  Wells Fargo joins GSCTX as a 2014 Financial Literacy Community Ally. Hands on Banking is an online curriculum delivered in local Brazos county Wells Fargo branches and taught by Wells Fargo team members.  The curriculum is also available to Girl Scouts online in order to reach all 46 counties served by GSCTX.  The program will be expanding to other communities in Central Texas served by Wells Fargo.

    Girl Scouts of Central Texas has long been known for its quality programs aimed at helping girls develop leadership skills. Through this strategic alliance with Wells Fargo, GSCTX will now be able to offer this unique financial literacy program developed and offered by the banking institution.  This financial leadership program is designed to provide girls with the resources and information to become financially responsible women. So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive—Girl Scouts in Austin have enjoyed the live sessions at Wells Fargo locations. By participating, the girls have earned patches for completing trainings and lessons that will ensure they have the financial knowledge to pave a prosperous path.

    “Girl Scouts of Central Texas is incredibly proud to join Wells Fargo in this amazing endeavor”, said GSCTX CEO, Lynelle McKay. “It’s a prog...

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