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  • Girl Scouts Kicks Off Recruitment With Registration Event at Parnell Elementary

    20 Aug 2014

    When a girl says, “I can’t wait to,” you know that what’s coming next is something she’s excited about. Whether she’s talking about tomorrow’s trip to the art museum or football game next Saturday, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of childhood. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., is giving girls in the Jasper area the opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime by being a part of the premier leadership organization for girls. It’s kicking off recruitment season with a rally on Monday, Sept. 15 at Parnell Elementary School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    During this time, girls in kindergarten through seniors in high school can register and/or learn the benefits of joining Girl Scouts. Through programs that include science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts as well as outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

    “Girls are succeeding in many areas today – in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Mary Vitek, GSSJC CEO.  “Yet 61 percent of girls are deeply ambivalent about leadership.  Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership skills and have the confidence to take on the leadership roles of the future in all aspects of society in a fun and safe environment.” 

    Earlier this year, Girl Scouts of the USA conducted a survey of more than...

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  • Girl Scouts Kicks Off Recruitment With Registration Event at Newton Elementary

    19 Aug 2014

    When a girl says, “I can’t wait to,” you know that what’s coming next is something she’s excited about. Whether she’s talking about tomorrow’s trip to the art museum or football game next Saturday, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of childhood. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., is giving girls in the [area] the opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime by being a part of the premier leadership organization for girls. It’s kicking off recruitment season with a rally on September 8 at Newton Elementary School from 6 – 7 p.m.

    During this time, girls in kindergarten through seniors in high school can register and/or learn the benefits of joining Girl Scouts. Through programs that include science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts as well as outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

    “Girls are succeeding in many areas today – in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Mary Vitek, GSSJC CEO.  “Yet 61 percent of girls are deeply ambivalent about leadership. Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership skills and have the confidence to take on the leadership roles of the future in all aspects of society in a fun and safe environment.” 

    Earlier this year, Girl Scouts of the USA conducted a survey of more than 3,000 parents of r...

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  • I can’t wait to be a Girl Scout!

    08 Aug 2014

    When a girl says, “I can’t wait to,” you know that what’s coming next is something she’s excited about. Whether she’s talking about tomorrow’s trip to the art museum or football game next Saturday, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of childhood. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., is giving girls the opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime by being a part of the premier leadership organization for girls. It’s kicking off recruitment season with rallies across southeast Texas.

    During this time, girls in kindergarten through seniors in high school can register to join and learn the benefits of Girl Scouts. Through programs that include science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts as well as outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

    “Girls are succeeding in many areas today – in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Mary Vitek, GSSJC CEO.  “Yet 61 percent of girls are deeply ambivalent about leadership. Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership skills and have the confidence to take on the leadership roles of the future in all aspects of society in a fun and safe environment.” 

    Earlier this year, Girl Scouts of the USA conducted a survey of more than 3,000 parents of registered Girl Scouts about their experience. Ninety...

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  • Humble Girl Scouts Promote Innovation, Host Intellectual Property Workshop

    07 Aug 2014

    Humble-area Girl Scouts from San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., will host an Intellectual Property (IP) patch workshop Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Humble as part of the It’s Your Story-Tell It Leadership Journey series.

    “Two of the attorneys I work with approached me with the desire to teach girls about intellectual property, so our troops at First United Methodist Church of Humble will host this unique opportunity,” said GSSJC Volunteer Sharon Taylor.  

    The It's Your Story – Tell It! Leadership Journey series, made possible by a grant from the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, gives girls the opportunity to tell their stories through a range of creative approaches. The Intellectual Property patch curriculum was developed by Girl Scouts District of Colombia with support from the Intellectual Property Education Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office to create a fun, accessible and interesting way to teach girls the importance of innovation and intellectual property to their lives and the national economy.  

    The IP patch teaches girls the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents, teaches girls about entrepreneurship and gives girls the opportunity to repurpose an invention created by Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low.

    The workshop is $15 and open to registered Girl Scouts i...

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  • S'mores Recipes Evolve With The Modern Day Girl Scout

    01 Aug 2014

    After more than 100 years, it's no secret that the Girl Scouts have perfected the art of making s'mores. From summer nights under starry skies to roasting marshmallows in the microwave, the s'mores recipe has come a long way since it was first documented in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook.

    As a toast to this tasty treat, Girl Scouts everywhere will celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10. Although the original graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow layered method will forever be a classic, we're sharing unconventional s'mores to mirror the imaginative girls of today.

    Here's an alternative twist on the typical s'mores that you can enjoy inside or out:

    Indoor S'mores: (via Dessert for Two)
    Serves: 2

     

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 8 large marshmallows
    • graham crackers for dipping

    Directions

    1.      Preheat the oven to 450.
    2.      In a cast iron skillet, add the chocolate chips. Snip the large marshmallows in half and top the chocolate chips with them. (You could also use a scoop of mini marshmallows alternatively.)
    3.      Once the oven is up to temperature, add the skillet to the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn golden brown.
    4.     ...

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