The Girl Scout TOP Blog

June 10, 2014

Dear Mom and Dad,

One of my counselors sounds just like you mommy, I think she is my favorite now. She does so many things like you, she makes sure I drink water all the time, and that I have my hat on.  She has me try food to see if I like it and she even helps me to remember to pick up my things and leave a place better than I found it.   After breakfast we got to go to crafts I made a dream catcher, I get to bring it home with me. Then I got to ride a horse.  At first it was scary...

June 5, 2014

Most Girl Scout councils divide up areas geographically into service units (SU) comprised of girl members, adult volunteers, and troops in that area.  And the team of adults that make BIG things happen in within these service units – the massive campouts, the logistical feat that is the Cookie Season, training and support for leaders, and much more – is of course, the Service Unit Team.

Made of many roles, the SU Team ensures the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to our...

June 5, 2014

Our girls did an amazing job helping Share the Warmth during Sleep Expert's annual blanket drive.  They collected thousands of blankets, sheets, pillow cases and other comfort items for those in need.  Way to go girls!  

June 4, 2014

Did you know, Girl Scouts has a research institute?  We do and they just put out some really cool info:

Being outside and doing outdoor Girl Scout activities is really, really good for our girls .

And you may be thinking, well, yeah of course.  We hear all the time from parents and volunteers about how much our girls grow and learn through outdoor activities like hiking, day camp, or high adventure trips.

But now, it’s official: Girl Scouts and...

May 28, 2014

Past, present, and even future campers celebrated Camp Kiwanis' 85th Anniversary last year with a special celebration.  Friends of the venerable camp were treated to guided hikes, a display of historial items and pictures, a "memory booth" courtesy of the local PBS affiliate, and of course, everyone joined in on an evening campfire and sing-a-long.

If your girl is going to...

May 27, 2014

A classic part of the Girl Scout experience is our annual Cookie Season.  Our girls learn the five skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics) and they have fun while running their very own business!  

Take a stroll through memory lane with some fun cookie moments like Cookies Now!,...

May 22, 2014

Many troops have Bridging ceremonies at the end of the Girl Scout year.  Bridging is an important and memorable transition in a Girl Scout's life. It's a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and they are honored for their progression and growth. 

There are bridgning awards that mark a girl's transition to the next leadership level in Girl Scouting,  For ideas and to see what each award looks like, check out GSUSA's online resource on...

Maria Gregorio
May 9, 2014

With a pledge of faith and support of their Troop Leader, Victoria, Monique, and Veronica (aka Roni) set out to make a direct impact in their community. The focus of their project was Hilltop Senior Citizens Center, a local non-profit that provides a community gathering place, services, and meals for seniors.       

Each girl chose a different part of the center to renovate. Monique updated the entertainment and game area, Victoria refurbished the office area and bathroom, and...

Maria Gregorio
May 7, 2014

Caroline’s Gold Award project combined her appreciation for the environment with modern technology.  She noticed that the creeks and parks she loved to explore as a child were being polluted with trash and storm drain run off.  Caroline put together a team of volunteers, brought the issue before the City of Bedford, organized a creek and park cleanup day, and installed pollution awareness signs with QR codes that when scanned, educated the community on how they can help prevent storm...

Maria Gregorio
May 7, 2014

Each year, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains celebrates a selected group of women in recognition of their leadership and service in the community.  A luncheon will be held in their honor at Ridglea Country Club, located at 3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue, on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m.  Individual tickets are $55 per person and a Woman of Honor Table can be purchased for $1000 online or by contacting Mary Burnette at 817-735-5302.