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Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:12
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 653

The Resource Center has been developed for YOU, the Girl Scout volunteer. It is located at the Girl Scout Leadership Center Texas. The purpose of the Resource Center is to help make the volunteer's job a little easier. The Resource Center loans items such as flags, ceremony and program supplies, camping and sports equipment, books, song cassettes, badge kits, and more to assist adults in providing Girl Scout program to girls. Qualified consultants staff the Resource Center and are available in person or by phone to assist you.


Resource Center Hours

School Year Hours (September 1-May 31) Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday Open Dates:
September 14  |  October 12  |  November 9  |  December 14


Earn $10 in Resource Rebates!

Please help us improve the Resource Center by taking a few minutes to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey. Your input is vital to the center’s continued growth, improvement and direction! All information is confidential. For additional information or questions, call the Resource Center (phone #5555/phone #5555). Thank you for your time and commitment to girls.


Resource Rebates

Resource Center equipment sometimes requires a use fee and/or deposit. A special program called Resource Rebates has been created specifically to make the Resource Center available to all girls and troops, regardless of financial status.

Resource Rebates are paper money awarded to volunteers upon completion of activities that promote building the skills and knowledge needed to operate a Girl Scout troop or group effectively. Volunteers can earn Resource Rebates by attending their service unit meetings, taking training, serving on or attending council committees and/or meetings, planning service projects with your troop, and other ways.

Resource Rebates can be used to pay any use fee charged by the Resource Center including laminating costs, copy expenses, certificates, Resource Center publications, equipment fees, etc. Resource Rebates cannot be used in lieu of deposits, damage fees, or replacement costs.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:41
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 1803


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Probably the number one tool for volunteers, the Volunteer Essentials handbook provides information about council procedures, standards, and polocies.  It also provides general information about grade levels, troop program, risk management, etc. Download a copy or ask for one at the council office. You will have post-it notes all over this one.

Please contact the Volunteer Services Department with questions.


   Volunteer Services Department


   Terry Blevins                                                                        Caroline Roel


   Director of Volunteer Services                                         Volunteer Services Executive


   800-865-3069                                                                       800-477-2688


   361-573-6451                                                                       956-425-2388


   361-579-0988 fax                                                                 956-425-9602 fax

Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:33
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 533

General Information

Any registered Girl Scout adult may participate in adult learning courses and workshops

It is required that all new troop leaders and co-leaders complete the Leadership Essentials before meeting with their girls or parents.

Each troop should have an adult certified in First Aid/ CPR

Babysitting is not provided at training sessions. Please make arrangements for child care while you are attending training.


 Refunds are only given in the following instances:

  • The course is full and cannot accept your registration
  • The course is cancelled by the Director of Volunteer Services (minimum number not met, etc)


Only those registered for a course will be notified of any changes.



Registration Steps

  1. Select course you wish to attend
  2. Complete a separate Training registration form for each course you wish to attend, one person per form, please.
  3. Send completed registration form and fee (when required) to the council office five business days before the date.





Please contact the Volunteer Services Department with questions.


   Volunteer Services Department


   Terry Blevins                                                                                                                 Caroline Roel

   Director of Volunteer Services                                        Volunteer Services Executive


   800-865-3069                                                                                                                800-477-2688


   361-573-6451                                                                                                                956-425-2388


   361-579-0988 fax                                                                                                          956-425-9602 fax

Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:13
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 1742

Ways to Recognize
Special People

Most adults who volunteer to help the troop do so for personal reasons and do not expect a special thank you, but it's always nice to know that you were appreciated. The ideas below are simple and inexpensive. They're just quick ways to say thanks!


  1. Present a bag (or jar) of peanuts decorated with curly ribbon. Attach a note that all the girls have signed saying "We're nuts about you!"
  2. Present a jar of jam decorated with curly ribbon. The message from girls can read "Thanks for helping us out of a jam!" or "Such a sweet thing to do!"
  3. Present a wooden (or plastic) spinning top with the message attached "You're tops with us!"
  4. Purchase an extra box of Girl Scout cookies. Decorate as desired and attach a message "Top Cookie of Troop 1234" or "To a real sweet cookie!"
  5. Make a crown from construction paper or fun foam. Let girls decorate as desired. Write the message "Queen (or King) of our Hearts!" Have each person who helped the troop throughout the year wear one during the ceremony (or award) event.
  6. Purchase a can of band-aids. Decorate with curly ribbon and attach a message signed by all the girls "Thanks for the first aid!" or "Thanks for sticking to us!"
  7. Certificates are always a nice thanks, too! You can purchase recognition certificates from a local office supply store, or make your own!


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