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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

The Dallas Girl Scouts were established in December 1920 through the joint efforts of Mr. Elmer Scott and members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. In 1963, the Dallas Girl Scouts merged with the Chisholm Trail Girl Scout Council and began serving 11 counties as the Tejas Girl Scout Council. In 2007, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was born through the merger of Cross Timbers, Red River Valley, and Tejas Councils and currently encompasses 32 Texas counties. 42,761 girls are in this council, 61% of which are in troops.

Headquarters: Dallas, TX

Camps:

  • Camp Bette Perot - A resident summer camp near Palestine, Texas, known for its equestrian program.
  • Camp Rocky Point - A resident summer camp on Lake Texoma founded in 1952.
  • Camp Whispering Cedars - 20 minutes from downtown Dallas
  • Camp Kadohadacho - on Lake Texoma
  • Camp Gambill - 54 acres (220,000 m2) near Paris, Texas. Initial bit donated in 1947 by John C. Gambill

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