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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 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)
  • Update: Girl Scouts' Community Impact


    • Pictured above: Senior & Ambassador Troop 912 went to Cafe Monet, and painted bowls to be donated to The Empty Bowl Project – it's a service project the troop does each year.
    • Brownie Troop 8280, based in Troy (near Temple), put on a bake sale to benefit those affected by the recent floods in Louisiana. (Watch the KWTX story.) The girls made all of their baked goods and raised more than $750 to support flood victims and animal shelters in the area. Donations can be sent to the troop leader at Troop8280@gmail.com
    • Every year since 2011, on September 11, Girl Scouts from Walnut Creek Service Unit have been serving a meal to firefighters at an Austin station.

     

  • Tuesday's Trefoil 20 September 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 20 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...


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  • Tuesday's Trefoil 13 September 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 13 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)
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 6 September 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 6 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)
  • Tuesday's Trefoil 30 August 2016


    Read the council newsletter sent to GSCTX members during the week of 30 August 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)
  • A Note from Lynelle - August


    Hello, Girl Scouts!

    This summer I was able to attend a few drop-off days at Camp Texlake. As girls were arriving I reflected on what a wonderful summer we have had at GSCTX. Day camps were in full swing from Bryan/College Station’s Camp Howdy to Zilker Cabin in Austin, Lockhart’s Chisholm Trail to Texas Skies in Taylor. We brought Girl Scout resident camp back to Brownwood. Our girls at Camp Kachina were able to sleep in air-conditioned cabins in our hot Texas summer. And our final-week Kachina campers inaugurated a new pool climbing wall—how cool is that?!

    Watching our girls made me so proud of the programming we are able to offer them. Where else besides Girl Scouts can you join a robotics team, learn to pitch a tent, cook over a fire, join a sailing team, play the harp, become a reporter, use a 3D printer, build your own business, travel the world, and do it all in a safe place where you can try new things?

    Registration for the new year is going on right now, and it’s the best deal in town. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, generous donors, and community partners, Girl Scouts is the best place a girl can learn and thrive and grow while developing the skills she will need for the future. Girl Scouts isn’t a class you take; it’s a lifestyle you adopt. We care about our community, we like to have fun, and we are committed to making the world a better place. We grow girls into leaders!

    And did you hear the big news? Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lo...



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  • Leaders Magazine Article


    Our peerless leader and Chief Girl Scout, Lynelle McKay, was featured in Leaders Magazine, the only worldwide magazine that deals with the broad range of leadership thoughts and visions of the world's most influential people. She was featured in this piece along with other stellar CEOs around the country. 

     

  • 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.

  • Girl Scouts CEO Appears on CBS This Morning


    In an interview on "CBS This Morning" yesterday, Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, argued that while Girl Scouts has a long history of fostering leadership qualities in girls who go on to be great women, our organization still does not have the level of membership and support it needs. 

    "We really need to invest more in girls... People give more to animal causes than they give to girl causes in the U.S.," Chavez remarked during her Thursday appearance. "We have 59 million living Girl Scouts alumni in this country – one in two American women – so now is the opportunity to call them back home and say, 'you know, let's donate to the girls.'"

    Chávez also discussed GSUSA's efforts to diversity its membership, noting the organization's commitment to inclusivity and how vital Girl Scouts can be to a girl trying to make her way in the world.

  • 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!