The Best $25 You’ll Ever Spend

 “I LOVE Little Debbie snacks. There. I said it. Living in Austin, the (health and fitness) capital of Texas, that may be an unpopular opinion, but I can’t resist a good oatmeal cream pie. When I was in elementary school, my mom, in an attempt to satisfy me while simultaneously saving money, would send off-brand…

Gold Girl Highlights

It’s always an honor to share the accomplishments of our Girl Scouts and today we’re highlighting four recent Gold Award recipients who’ve worked tirelessly to change the world through their projects. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and the community that you…

Cookie Spotlight!

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today, we’re shining the last light of the cookie season on our enthusiastic ball of energy, Director of Marketing and Communications, and girl power advocate, Lolis Garcia-Baab. Lolis strongly believes that when girls are encouraged and supported they are unstoppable…

Cookie Spotlight

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today, we’re shining a light on our Retail Guru, Director of Retail Operations and Business Services, and smile bringer, Celia Tellez. Celia strongly believes in leaving a lasting impression and always tells girls in the shop that the first step to…

Cookie Spotlight!

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today, we’re shining a light on our fun-sized, Product Programs Manager, Queen of Cookies and Fall Product, Sierra Fernandes. Sierra loves to encourage girls to be go-getters, and occasionally will bring in her favorite pal Hunter, the cutest husky around, to…

Cookie Spotlight!

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today we’re shining a light on our always on the move, programs’ pacesetter and Chief of Programs and Community Engagement, Kenya Johnson. Take it away, Kenya: What is your favorite cookie? Well it was Lemonades until I found out I was…

Cookie Spotlight!

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today, we’re shining a light on our fearless leader, the head honcho of GSCTX, Lynelle McKay. As a former engineer, Lynelle is packed with passion for female empowerment and loves seeing girls in STEM!  Take it away, Lynelle: What is…

Cookie Spotlight!

Few people are bigger fans of Girl Scout cookies than the dedicated staff at GSCTX. Today we’re shining a light on one of our fantastic Membership Development Executives, Anita B. who works out of our headquarters in Austin and is always lending a helping hand. Take it away, Anita: What is your favorite cookie? thanks-a-lot If…

IBM supports Girl Scouts of Central Texas in STEM

IBM has been a valuable partner of Girl Scouts of Central Texas for many decades helping to build an invaluable partnership that has a direct impact on Girl Scouts. IBM’s own Nicole Schwartz, a Chief IBM Chip Engineer, has served on the GSCTX Board of Directors for the past two years and is the current Finance…

The “Ask Melissa” Twitter Takeover!

In November, GSCTX Program and Teen Mentor Specialist, Melissa Green took over our Twitter page for an hour live chat. Below is the Q&A from her takeover! Remember, you can always “Ask Melissa” by contacting her at Melissag@gsctx.org. “Ask Melissa” Twitter Q&A Q1: I love to volunteer, but don’t know how to start. Can you…

Bridging the past to the future

It’s been nearly 40 years since the girls of Troop 32 sat by a fire melting marshmallows and chocolate onto a graham cracker. That is until Summer 2016.