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We love sharing stories about the great times our Girl Scouts have during events! In this article, you can read stories and see pictures from our girls about events they have attended.

Have a great experience you'd like to share here? Girl Scouts and leaders, send your stories and pictures to pr@gs-top.org .

Two girls from our council, Jennifer and Caroline, will be our eyes and ears to the WAGGGS Girls World Forum in Chicago, IL from July 11-17. They will be posting pictures, videos, and audio during the event!


In Keller, TX more than 190 Girl Scouts attended Flying to New Horizons on Nov. 16 at the Keller Lions Club facility. The event, sponsored by Troop 3302 and Lockheed Martin, encouraged girls of all ages to embrace and further pursue the love of science and engineering. For their building creativity, Legos donated thousands of Legos for the event. The girls also rotated between six tables of hands-on science experiments and got to experience two Viper flight simulators and two engineering games. Christina Baker, a troop leader, said the event really encouraged the girls to nurture their love of science. "Events like this empower them to take a lead in their community," Baker said. "Overall, we wanted the girls to walk away knowing science isn't something to be afraid of." (The Keller Citizen Star-Telegram/Susan McFarland)




Girls from Troop #6073 prepare to work on their Artist Badge by attending a Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares and Artist by Latino Artists event at the Texas Tech Museum.  Girls listened to an old folk tale "A Perfect Season for Dreaming" by Benjamin Saenz, decorated a pinata and enjoyed an art exhibit of several Latino Artists.  This hands on experience and discussion will help them meet some of the requirements in their Legacy Art Badge.





Power Puff Derby Competition Results:

Daisy/Brownie Group

Juniors & Up Group A

Juniors & Up Group B

1st Place – Brylie Monk, 1.282 seconds

1st place - Mariah Molina, 1.217 seconds

1st place – Elizabeth Davis, 1.228

2nd place – Taylor Reed, 1.348 seconds

2nd place – Rachel Butcher, 1.230 seconds

2nd place – Jaylee Braly, 1.303

3rd place – Tahle Monk, 1.332 seconds

3rd place – Tory Butcher, 1.272 seconds

3rd place – Sarah Butcher, 1.379







On January 7th, Abilene held their Cookies NOW! event at the Abilene Zoo.






Parade of Lights 2011




Girl Scout Troop 2702 members wave to the crowd. Thousands attend the traditional start of the Fort Worth Christmas Holiday season, the Parade Of Lights in downtown Fort Worth. Photographed 11/25/11, Fort Worth, TX. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley)






SU 603 parade float
Lubbock Region’s Yucca Service Unit #603 was a hit in the Levelland, TX Christmas on the Square Lighted Parade!

Gold Award Recipient



Congratulations to Gold Award recipient Madison S. from Amarillo for receiving the Youth in Philanthropy (individual) Award from the Texas Plains Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is joined by her troop leader and GS-TOP board member Ny Lynn Nichols.






A Shallowater troop took a trip to a local animal shelter and the girls learned about pet care and being responsible (as part of earning their orange petal). They got to feed the dogs, give them treats and even take some of the dogs for a walk!

Visit with SantaThe Girl Scout troops in Canyon held their annual Caroling Event December 3rd. The girls sang Christmas carols and visited with the residents of the three nursing homes located in Canyon, TX. Afterwards the girls head over to the Canyon Girl Scout for cookies, cider, hot chocolate and a visit from a special visitor.












The Girl Scouts in Hereford dressed up as Minnie Mouse for the Hereford Homecoming Parade. The theme for the parade was “cartoon characters”. Also pictured is Hereford Girl Scout Troop 5129 @ Amazingly Fun Farm Corn Maze in November.

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