Volunteer Spotlight
Cotton Valley Service Unit

Cotton Valley Service Unit (El Paso, TX)

This month goes not to an individual volunteer but to a team.   A team of dedicated volunteers dedicated to not just to the girls of their own troops but to that of their entire community.  The Cotton Valley Service Unit of El Paso, TX earned the President’s award recognition for their service during the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year.

They have fulfilled the requirements necessary in leadership, membership, training, inclusiveness, fund development, retention, membership increase, communication, public relations, and accountability.  Under the leadership of Maria Cortez-Gonzales, Service Unit Manager and her full team, in just one year they went from serving 272 girls with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to 609 and thriving!  This is more than double the number of girls which have been positively affected by the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  They are a shining example of what great adult leadership can accomplish for Girl Scouts everywhere.  

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a Service Unit in moving its assigned area toward achievement of our council goals during a Girl Scout membership year. This is an earned recognition for the delivery of service to its membership. Any Service Unit, regardless of size or locale, has the ability to earn this award.  

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Council Highlights
2015 Fall Product Training

As we start our new membership year, additional troop funds are always needed. The Fall Product Program is a perfect way to earn start-up money. The knowledge and skills the girls learn will serve them for a lifetime and best of all the will have fun along the way!

Fall Product Trainings
August 10, 2015 - Hobbs, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 11, 2015 - Carlsbad, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 12, 2015 - Roswell, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 17, 2015 - El Paso, TX - 11:00am - 1:00pm
August 17, 2015 - Las Cruces , NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 18, 2015 - Deming, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 20, 2015 - Alamogordo, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 22, 2015 - El Paso, TX - 11:00am - 1:00pm AND 4:00 - 6:00pm
August 25, 2015 - Ruidoso, NM - 6:00 - 8:00pm
August 31, 2015 - Odessa, TX - 11:00am - 1:00pm AND 6:00 - 8:00pm
September 1, 2015 - Midland, TX - 11:00am - 1:00pm AND 6:00 - 8:00pm


September 2, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00pm (MST)
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September 3, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00pm (MST)
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For more information and to register please contact Jennifer Candelas at jcandelas@gsdsw.org or Aggie Reyes at areyes@gsdsw.org.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: National Shop Price Increase
There will be a national price increase for uniforms, insignia, and earned badges effective JULY 1, 2015. This is a great time to plan ahead if you will be bridging or just needing these essential pieces! Come into any of our four GSDSW shops to pre-purchase your items for your next Girl Scout year before prices go up. If you have any questions, please contact any of our four GSDSW shops directly.

Girl Scouts Online Registration

With the all-new online registration program from GSUSA, you can register directly with the Girl Scouts and your council with a simple, online registration form. For more information and to register, click here.

2014 Annual Report

Are you interested in what we accomplished during 2012? This report covers programs, services, membership, and much much more during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Click Here to download our 2014 Annual Report


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