South Texas Girl Scout Membership Skyrockets

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
press@portisabelsouthpadre.com

The South Texas branch of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) was recognized as earning the top percentage of membership growth among Girl Scout councils nationwide for 2014. The Girl Scout experience was brought to 20,175 girls throughout the 26 county council which ranges from the tip of South Texas to Victoria, Laredo, and Corpus Christi — an increase of 4 percent overall.

“I think (the growth) really is based on the people that we have working for us,” said Veronica Garcia, chief fund development officer for Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. “We have membership executives and program executives that go out into the school districts, into housing authorities, into Boys and Girls clubs for girls to provide that leadership experience to them,” she said.

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