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Mona Tolbert
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What did you do today? I joined Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts to hold annual Open House Saturday, Sept. 11

HOUSTON (Sept. 7, 2010) – What did you do today? It’s a simple question, but think about it. Each day is filled with possibilities. Will you do something you’ve dreamed of today? Will you make the world a better place? Or will the day just pass…

Start by attending Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s (GSSJC) annual open house Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn about the endless possibilities in Girl Scouting. The event is free, open to the public and takes place at the Girl Scout Center (main building) located at 3110 Southwest Freeway in Houston. Girls in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to join Girl Scouts, and adults age 18 and older are eligible to volunteer with the Council.

From the Green Starlettes drill team and the Take Note choir to the Mariners sailing program and SPURS horseback riding program, GSSJC covers a wide variety of interests for girls. Those interested in joining Girl Scouts can do so during the open house. Annual membership dues are just $12.

Volunteering opportunities are open to women and men age 18 and older who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. From being a troop leader to volunteering in short-term or interest-specific activities, there are flexible and endless opportunities available for anyone interested in making a difference in the life of a girl.

As the annual open house falls on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Girl Scouts will mark the day with a special opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Girl Scouts will also be participating in a flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m., with the help of Commander Ernie Cormier of the American Legion Post 164 in Katy, Texas.

In addition to the open house, GSSJC is holding membership recruitment rallies throughout Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties. To find a rally near you, visit www.gssjc.org and click on “Join Us” or call 713-292-0300 or 1-800-392-4340.

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 72,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

GSSJC | Communications Department
3110 Southwest Freeway  Houston, TX 77098