Unity and Community
September 9-13, 2019
May 21, 2019
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Inspires Our Girl Scouts!
You may have seen a few cars driving around the neighborhood with this written in shoe polish recently. Our SU celebrated "Girl Scout Spirit Week" with fun themed activities each day to help bring us together AND bring awareness to the community about our great girls! These included "chalking" our neighborhood school sidewalks with positive Girl Scout messages, wearing our vests and Girl Scout T-shirts to school, "Going Green" with clothes AND by carpooling or walking/ riding to school, AND a great "Girl Scout Spirit" night at Andy's Frozen Custard. And of course, inviting more girls and families to become a part of SU 165!
This DFWChild article highlights just one of our SU troops that relies largely on financial assistance, giving great opportunities to EVERY Girl Scout!
SU 165 Participated in North Texas Giving Day and raised over $500 towards our "Family Partnership" Fund which helps makes the awesome GS GIRL-powered programming and leadership opportunities available to EVERY girl in our area, regardless of financial status.
Joann Craft Stores Partner with GSNETX: Have you signed up for your discount card that gives back to Girl Scouts?
September 12, 2019
"Spirit Night" at ANDY'S
We had SUCH a great turn-out for our first ever "Girl Scout Spirit Night" at Andy's Frozen Custard in Lake Highlands. Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to support us, we made $214 towards our "Family Partnership" Fund which offers financial assistance to families in our SU for Girl Scout costs and activities. And it was SO much fun to see everyone! Thanks to Jennifer Wetzel, our Family Partnership Coordinator, for organizing such a yummy event.
"You Can't Be What You Can't See".
That's why our SU165 Ongoing "3 C's" Speaker Series introduces our girl scouts to diverse women who are leaders in their communities, making a positive difference in the lives of others. When Renee Hall came to speak to us, we made her an honorary Girl Scout and she graciously answered each girls' question and stayed to pose for pictures. We are proud that she is the FIRST female Police Chief in the history of the 140-year-old DPD. Read the Article in The Advocate.
July 4, 2019
SU 165 Represents GIRL SCOUTS at LH 4th of July Parade!
The 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment occurs in 2020. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is excited for girls to learn more about the process of amending the constitution and the efforts that take place to get an amendment ratified into law. Look for a special SU "Book Club" Event NEXT summer that will help you earn this special patch.
Ongoing Service Unit Programs
Calling all Girl Scout Journalists!
Silver Lining Patch Program
Earn this Council Patch by participating in 3 Events at Villages of Lake Highlands Senior Care Center, 8615 Lullwater Dr
Sign your troop up to "adopt a resident" or hallway, hold a special troop meeting, OR sign up your daughter to volunteer as a "reading pal" or in the "After Dinner Games", Crafting or Journaling in Memory Care.
3 C's Mother/ Daughter Book Club
Each Summer, we read about women of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 2019 included Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller, and Girl Scout CEO Sylvia Acevedo. 2018 included Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousefzai. Stay tuned to hear about the 3 2020 Women of "Courage, Confidence, and Character" that we will read about. Hint: They will help us mark some BIG events including the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment!
(Registration is in May)
Over 30 gals and families from our Service Unit came out on a HOT 4th of July morning to march in the community celebration. Waving flags and sharing smiles, we were proud to show the importance of GIRL POWER here in the land of the free, and home of the brave! Afterwards, several girl scouts stayed to help sell refreshing watermelon slices to the hot crowd, earning money for our Service Unit.
Over 50 gals from 15 troops gathered together for Fun, games, and KONA Ice at Flag Pole Hill. Troop #2101 led our flag ceremony, Troops #7802 and #7793 provided games and SWAPS! AND these 2 troops also received a special patch for having the most Girl Scouts in attendance. Come represent YOUR troop at the NEXT "ALL CALL" on Thursday, April 16th, when we will be inspired by a "showcase" of Girl Scout "Higher Award" projects by the older gals in our Service Unit.
September 21, 2019
Strengthening Brains AND Bodies at the STEM Center!
Girl scouts from 3 different SU 165 troops came together for a day of FUN and learning at Whispering Cedars STEM Center of Excellence, our Council's award-winning Girl Scouts camp hiding just south of downtown Dallas. In addition to challenging themselves with slingshots and the giant swing, climbing tower and zipline, these well-rounded Girl Scouts also challenged their brains. They earned badges for TI Rover programming, Coding for Good, Cyber-Cyphers, and Daisy Wobblebots! And they ended their fun day swimming in the AWESOME pool! We hope you'll join us next time.
Council Patch Programs
Texas 2020 Women's Right to Vote Centennial Patch
We would LOVE for YOU to write an article about something special you have done as a Girl Scout...a report about a troop project? A camp you attended? An event you think we should know about? A photo to share? Contact Joy
For the Senior Residents at
The Villages of Lake Highlands
Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 5-6pm
8615 Lullwater Dr
Wear your costume,
Bring your extra candy to pass out! Sign Up
Give Thanks and Skate!
Saturday, Nov. 16th, 5-7pm
Westlake Skate, 413 S. Yale, Garland
$10/ girl AND bring a can for North Texas Food Bank!
September 26, 2019
Our First "ALL CALL" Rally a Huge Success!
October 3, 2019, SU 165 Represents Girl Scouts on the Softball Field!
"Take Me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and CrackerJack, I don't care if I never get back. Cuz it's root, root, root for the TEACHERS! If they don't win, it's a shame, for it's 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out at the old ball game!" Over 40 Girl Scouts representing Wallace and Lake Highlands Elementary Schools got to kick off the fun on the field at the annual teacher battle on the softball field. The gals received a patch, a box of Cracker Jack, AND made new friends....A good time was had by all!
SU165 in THE ADVOCATE