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Media Contact: Mona Tolbert
Office: 713-292-0361

I just can’t wait to be a Girl Scout!

Girl Scouts kick off recruitment season

 

HOUSTON, Texas (August 15, 2013) – When a girl says, “I can’t wait to,” you know that what’s coming next is something she’s excited about. Whether she’s talking about tomorrow’s trip to the art museum or football game next Saturday, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of childhood. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., is giving girls the opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime by being a part of the premier leadership organization for girls. It’s kicking off recruitment season with rallies across southeast Texas.

During this time, girls in kindergarten through seniors in high school can register and/or learn the benefits of joining Girl Scouts. Through programs that include science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts as well as outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

“Girls are succeeding in many areas today – in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Mary Vitek, GSSJC CEO. “Yet, 61 percent of girls are deeply ambivalent about leadership. Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership skills and have the confidence to take on the leadership roles of the future in all aspects of society in a fun and safe environment.”

In 2012, Girl Scouts launched a $1 billion philanthropic campaign for girls to fuel this effort and to fund opportunities that enable girls to lead. Funds raised will go directly to services and programs for girls across the nation and in 94 countries to help fill critical talent gaps in finance, science, technology, environmental and global leadership arenas.

“Girl Scouts is for every girl, everywhere and teaches girls that no challenge is too big,” said Vitek. “While membership dues are only $15 a year, the rewards girls, their families and their communities reap are invaluable.”

For more information about GSSJC membership rallies or to find a rally near you, call 713-292-0300 or 1-800-392-4340, or visit www.gssjc.org. Hablamos Español: 877-250-8110.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 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 66,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

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