When choosing your hiking shoes, you are making a big decision. These shoes can determine your safety and comfort while embarking on your journey. Here are some things to consider when choosing your footwear. Distance and difficulty of your hike. If you are going on a short hike, on a little nature trail by your… Continue reading Picking a Worthy Sole: Hiking Footwear Tips
Girl Scouts from all over the country, including several of our GSCTX girls will be checking Ecuador and the The Galapagos Islands off their bucket-list this summer. With their bags nearly packed, all their paperwork done, and lots of hugs from their parents, these go-getters are set to leave Tuesday, July 3 for a 9-day trip of a… Continue reading Off They Go to the Galapagos!
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Chances are, you've probably hear this phrase at some point in your life. Whether you were being motivated by a teacher or encouraged by a coach, 'shooting for the moon' has always been indicative of pushing past obstacles, and really going for… Continue reading 3…2…1… Blastoff.
By: Gabby Marye, GSCTX Outdoors Program Specialist When being active, it is important to give your body what it needs so that you have enough energy for your adventure. With the summer months upon us, here are some things to keep in mind to stay healthy while you are outside and active this summer! Water… Continue reading 3 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Head Outdoors This Summer
With six years of fond Girl Scout memories, of camping, horseback riding, decorating cabins, singing songs around the campfire, painting windows to raise money, and traveling to New Mexico and Colorado to camp in the mountain, Patricia Lozano walked with eagerness into a volunteer training, ready to become a troop leader. Her excitement was met with… Continue reading A Fourteen Year Perspective on Raising Girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character
By: Gabby Marye, GSCTX Outdoor Program Specialist Hiking is one of the most accessible ways to enjoy the outdoors. There are trails everywhere waiting to be explored! As the summer approaches, here are some tips and tricks to making your first long hike a success! 1. Walk it Out The best way to prepare for… Continue reading Become a Hiking Guru in 4 Easy Steps
Janessa Glenn has been a Girl Scout across the span of many years and a few state lines. Beginning her journey as a Daisy, in Phoenix, Arizona, she continued as a Brownie, Junior, and Cadette, before a move to Dallas, where they didn't have a troop for girls her age, cut her time as a… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Being a Girl Scout Troop Leader in 5 Questions