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Amber Childres

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

HOUSTON (September 2009) – September 15th to October 15th marks Hispanic Heritage Month nationally and is the perfect time for girls of all backgrounds to come together to discover, connect and celebrate the Hispanic culture in the United States. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) is proud to take part in local celebration, participating in various festivals throughout the Council’s 26 southeast Texas counties.

  • WHAT: El Grito Festival de la Independencia kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month for the Houston area. This annual Mexican celebration features mariachi music, folkloric dance and more. Visit the GSSJC booth to learn more about what Girl Scouting has to offer.
  • WHEN: Sept. 15, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Dr., Houston, TX 77030


  • WHAT: Junta Hispana is one of the largest Latino festivals in Houston and attracts more 20,000 visitors. GSSJC volunteers will host a booth that features a faux camp setting, mother/daughter crafts and a price wheel.
  • WHEN: Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Thomas Bass Park, 15108 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77047

For more information on how Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in your area, please contact Diana Ospina at or call (713) 292-0300.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 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 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.