Thursday, August 2, 2012

Waco Today Examines the Rich History and Promising Future of Girl Scouting

In Texas, Waco Today has an article titled 100 Years of Growing Girls Strong. From the very beginning to current times, the article shines a spotlight on an extremely active Girl Scouting community. Definitely read the full article here (see page 60).

Ten years after Girl Scouting was introduced in the USA, troops began forming in Austin. In 1922, Austin Girl Scout Troop #1 registered 16 members with National Headquarters.

Austin troops were granted their first council charter in 1926 and organized under the name, Austin Girl Scout council. Interest across Central Texas for the Girl Scouts grew and the Texas councils expanded to serve their growing membership.

In 2007, the Lonestar, Bluebonnet, El Camino and Heart of Texas councils joined forces to create what we now know as the Central Texas Council, which is currently headquartered at the Kodosky Program Center in Austin.