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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Welcomes Matagorda County to its Council

On November 8, 2007, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s (GSSJC) board of directors voted to include Matagorda County in the Council’s jurisdiction.

Currently, Matagorda County has five Girl Scout troops. Troop members represent one in every 123 girls in the Matagorda County area. However, GSSJC has high expectations to provide Girl Scout programming to more than 400 girls by 2010, which would represent 1 in every 15 girls in the area who would benefit from membership in San Jacinto Council. These benefits include leadership development activities and program events, receiving the Council’s bi-monthly publication, The Golden Link, participation in resident and day camps, the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale and adult learning opportunities for volunteers.

“We have met with representatives from the local community, including volunteers and the United Way,” said GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek. “There is enthusiastic support for this move from all parties.”

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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