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Facts About Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains

As of September 1, 2013, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. had 22,953 girl members and 8,092 adult members in the 81 counties served by the council. Click here for a list of Council counties by region.

Click here for a map of the Council.

Girl Scouting is open to all girls, ages 5 to 17. The strength of the Girl Scout Movement rests in its volunteers. Adult volunteers work in partnership with employed staff in all aspects of the Council’s service to girls.

Diversity

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. is dedicated to having Girl Scout membership reflect the diversity of our communities.

 

The Girl Scout Program

Girl Scouts is a values-based, informal educational program with activities in six grade levels to meet girls’ developmental, educational, emotional and social needs and interests. Girl Scouts offers activities in a variety of interests for today’s girls, such as math, science, the arts, technology, the outdoors, people and cultures, contemporary issues, and individual well-being. Activities include more than half of the 40 Developmental Assets identified by the Search Institute as keys to a child’s healthy development and well-being.

 

Girl Scout Grade Levels

Daisy Girl Scout K – Grade 1
Brownie Girl Scout Grade 2 – 3
Junior Girl Scout Grade 4 – 5
Cadette Girl Scout Grade 6 – 8
Senior Girl Scout Grade 9 – 10
Ambassador Girl Scout Grade 11 – 12

 

Funding

Girl Scouting is a community resource and depends on each community it serves for support. Major sources of income are Girl Scout product sales (cookies and nuts & candy), United Way, grants, program service fees, sales of supplies, special events, contributions from special campaigns, and interest income.

For a copy of the GS-TOP 2013 IRS form 990 click here.

For a copy of the GS-TOP 2013 Audit click here.

 

Program Delivery

Girl Scout program takes place where girls are, and is delivered in a variety of ways.

Troops are the major membership pathway. Troops are small groups of girls in the same age range, led by trained adult volunteers. Troops are organized in all neighborhoods so meetings are near girls’ homes. Troops meet in religious facilities, community centers, schools, homes and other safe, accessible locations. Each troop sets its own meeting place, time and schedule that is convenient to its members.

The In-school pathway brings the Girl Scout experience to girls in underserved or low-income neighborhoods in their schools.

Together for Girls brings the Girl Scout experience to girls through collaborations with other community organizations, such as shelters, the Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs.

YES! (Youth Enjoying Summer!) is Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains' award-winning summer program that takes Girl Scouting into community centers, churches and apartment complexes in two-week increments with activities for boys and girls.

Summer Extreme is a selection of more than 80 activities for girls in every age group to explore the world around them during the summer.

Day/Twilight Camp is for individual girls, usually for five days during the day or at twilight in the summer or during school breaks. Day/Twilight Camp is Council sponsored with volunteer staff members who receive special training.

Resident Camp is a summer camp experience in sessions ranging from three to 13 days. Camp staff members are employed and trained by the Council. Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains operates resident camps during June and July at Camp Timberlake, Girl Scout Camp Kiwanis and Stevens Ranch.

 

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