Girl Scouts gets hefty gift for programs
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas received a $20,000 gift from Samsung Electronics on Thursday to support its East Texas programs.
"Samsung is clearly an organization that supports the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character," said Colleen Walker, CEO for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, in a news release. "We are appreciative of Samsung and their dedication to 'To Get Her There' - and the Girl Scout goal to remain the largest pipeline of female leadership in the world. The benefits from this generous gift will benefit the entire East Texas area, because supporting these girls through Girl Scouting means that Samsung is investing in the future."
The gift is divided into four $5,000 allotments for specific programs: the Girl Scouting in the School Day program to support at-risk middle school girls; a scholarship to a girl who has received her Gold Award, the highest award achievable in Girl Scouting; scholarship for a local Tejas Rider, the leadership and equestrian drill team program at Camp Bette Perot; and a scholarship to support 'camperships' for girls to attend summer camp in 2013.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves nearly 35,000 girls and 17,000 adults in 32 northeast Texas counties. For information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas call 800-442-2260 or visit www.gsnetx.org