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Claudia McCabe
(713) 292-0277
1 (800) 392-4340, ext. 1277

Girl Scouts Go Global at Urban Campout

Girl Scouting is a worldwide organization, and on April 27th, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will celebrate that fact at its annual all-adult fundraiser. Urban Campout 2006 will take place at the Houston Country Club on April 27, 2006 from 7-10 p.m. The theme of the gala, “Urban Campout Goes Global” will be based on the four Girl Scout World Centers located in India, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in activities and savor the cuisine relevant to each country, such as curries, crepes and Yorkshire Pudding, as well as enjoy a live and silent auction.

Proceeds from this event benefit the community outreach programs in GSSJC. More than 17,000 girls from low-to-middle income households are given the opportunity to participate in outreach programs developed by GSSJC. Programs include: Girl Scouting in the School Day which provides contemporary issues programs to girls; Girl Scouting Beyond Bars which is designed to help incarcerated mothers foster healthy, lasting relationships with their daughters; Activity Centers which are Girl Scout meetings that take place in schools, community centers and public housing facilities; An After-School Day Care Program in collaboration with the YMCA; A Head Start Collaboration which provides a 10 week program in the spring of each year to those girls who will be turning five years old by the end of the summer; and Leadership Development Projects with various housing authorities and schools.

Since Urban Campout’s inception in 1991, more than 50,000 girls have been impacted by the more than $2 million raised through the event.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Houston-based Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves more than 58,000 girl members and 14,000 adults in 21 southeast Texas counties. For more information, call 713-292-0300 or visit us online at www.gssjc.org. Today, as when founded in 1912, Girl Scouts cultivates values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls. In Girl Scouting - and its special girl-only environment - girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

Media interested in attending should contact Claudia McCabe at the above number for a press pass.

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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