Friday, August 26, 2016

Renew Your Membership to Meet an Olympian!


Have you renewed your Girl Scout's membership for the 2016-2017 membership year? 

Make sure your Girl Scout doesn't lose her spot in her troop! Membership is just $15, and when you renew by Sept. 15 you have a chance to meet Olympic gymnasts! That's right. Renew your membership by Sept. 15 and you'll be entered into a drawing for a pair of general admission tickets to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions (25 pairs of tickets, 50 total).

How to win general admission tickets: 
  1. Girl members renewed from April 1- Sept 15 will be include into a drawing for tickets to the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. Drawing to be held on Sept 16. 
  2. Guardian of winning girls will be contacted via email and given 1 week to respond before another winner is selected. 
  3. Winning girl will receive a total of 2 admission tickets, with the option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted price in the GS reserved section.
When you renew you also have the opportunity to win a chalk talk pass, which includes general admission to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions (5 pairs of tickets, 10 total)

How to win chalk talk tickets: 
  1. Troop leaders to be put into a draw for chalk-talk passes (if renewed 70% or more of troop members).

Renew now by logging into your MyGS account!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Girl Scouts Get Outdoors #NPS100

Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service!


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is excited to celebrate the great outdoors with the National Park Service. There are so many ways to celebrate, but if we had to choose just one, we'd join our national council, Girl Scouts of the USA, in earning the Girl Scout Ranger Patch!

Visit the GSUSA blog for a step-by-step on exactly how you can earn your Ranger Patch. Read On to Celebrate 100 years of National Park Services with the Girl Scout Ranger Patch! 

Did you know we have SIXTEEN national parks, monuments and preserves in Texas? Find your Texas park by visiting the NPS Texas webpage. 


GSSJC Girl Scout Sews to Serve Flood Affected Animals



People weren't the only ones affected by recent flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. Animals were affected too! But thanks to Jalynn, a Girl Scout Cadette, now these animals have cover cloths to keep them warm and dry. 

Jalynn organized an afternoon sewing service event at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and with the assistance of other girl scouts and volunteers was able to teach basic sewing and provide Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition (TWRC) with the much needed materials. Jalynn spends a lot of time volunteering with the organization where we know her creativity is much appreciated. 

Thank you Jalynn and the other girls and volunteers for showing our community what the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is all about! We also want to send a special thanks to the staff at Jo-Ann's who facilitated the event. 

Watch this video for event details, and for additional news and GSSJC information visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter




Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Time Means Back to Troop Time!


Not only are the ladies of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council entering the next grade, some of them are also moving on to a new Girl Scout troop, a new Girl Scout Journey and a new adventure with new friends. 

There are plenty of reasons to renew your Girl Scout membership this year. Watch this GSUSA video and tell us your reason by emailing us at comm@sjgs.org.  
Don't forget to renew your Girl Scout membership today!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Summer Resident Camp Recap

We can't believe another summer has come and gone! 

Each year, beginning in mid-June, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council spends seven weeks hosting hundreds of girls at Camps Agnes Arnold, Casa Mare and Misty Meadows for our summer resident camp program. Few things are as memorable for a girl as going away from the summer. Girls get to choose a camp session, spend a week in the outdoors, learn new skills, make new friends and so much more.

Thank you GSSJC parents and volunteers for sharing your photos with us! Now we'd like to share some of our photos with you and show you what your girl scout can do!