Howdy Day Camp

Introducing Galactic Howdy at Home!

June 22-26, 2020

We’re moving everyone’s favorite day camp into your backyard! Every day during camp we will post videos taught by your favorite Howdy Aides on how to create a space themed craft, a fun game you can do with your family, songs you can learn together, and even skits to make you laugh. We will have a program video every day that will teach you something about space.  You can also join in a Unit Time chat on Zoom with your unit if you’d like. 

Come have some virtual day camp fun with all of your favorite parts of Howdy Day Camp without the heat and the bugs! Registration starts Monday, May 18 and goes through Sunday, May 31! Cost is free for registered Girl Scouts and no health forms required. Adults are welcome, too! We need volunteers to make this work.

Please submit your questions to: Jami Castillo

Howdy Day Camp

Welcome to Howdy at Home!

This year camp will come to you! Free from bugs and heat! We’ll be using Google Groups along with Drive and Meet to provide your camper with a program, craft, game, songs, skits, and all the other fun we usually have at Howdy Day Camp. 
Every morning during the week of camp (June 22-26) we’ll start the day with morning announcements and then you will be able to access videos to learn how to do all of the fun activities of the day. If you want your child to participate in a Unit like we have at camp, they will be able to log on and share what they’ve worked on during the day with girls their own age as well as Aides and Leaders for each unit. The live portion of camp will only be around 30-45 minutes so it should be able to fit into your schedule. If you can’t participate in camp during that week, the videos will be up until July 31 so that you can work on the camp activities over the summer. We’ll be posting how to earn your Galactic Howdy badge on the first day of camp.

AITs: You will hear from DJ, Liz, and Kathy about how you are going to be able to meet the requirements for graduating to an Aide this year.

Aides: We need you to make this work! Please consider helping out to earn your bead for this year.

Adults: We need the following volunteer positions filled and the more the merrier!

Unit Leader: Lead Google Meet meetings with the girls during each day of camp to let them share what they’ve done each day. Meetings should be only 30-40 minutes and your units will be smaller than usual so that everyone can have a chance to share. Aides and AITs will still be assigned to your unit to help out.

Technology Volunteer: Answer questions leaders and parents have about the format and how to access content.

Games planner: Plan games that girls can do with in the theme. Aides will be making the videos to teach the games. We just need someone to come up with fun and easy games for girls to do with their families at home or in the backyard.

Help us make this year awesome!
Jami Castillo (

Registration is now open at:


New COO for Girl Scouts Central Texas

On October 6, 2015, the 65 local troops in the BCS area were proud to welcome Kenya Johnson as their new Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts of Texas. Authoritative and Friendly aren’t two descriptors you often hear together but with Kenya Johnson the two go hand in hand.

When asked what inspired her, Kenya swiftly answered that it was the Mission. Her mission to ensure the best scout experience for everyone.

Kenya presented her goals as new COO, emphasizing excellence in customer service, clear communication, and camps/programs with follow-through.

 She drew attention to the importance of positive focus, active listening and appreciation for your team.

Mrs. Johnson then excitedly presided over a small investiture ceremony for some new volunteers who all recited the Girl Scout Promise with solemn joy.

She enthusiastically thanked the Service Unit for their passionate dedication to the Girl Scouts sisterhood.

 Girl Scouts is never short of inspiring and dynamic figures. Kenya is no exception — her poise and delight in service revitalize the vision for what Girl Scouts is all about.


CEO of Girl Scouts Visits Texas

Lynelle McKay, GSCTX CEO, welcomes Anna Maria Chavez

Girl Scouts of Central Texas was pleased to welcome the National CEO of Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez on October 2nd, 2015. A veteran of Girl Scouts since the age of ten, Mrs. Chavez knows it all begins with a friendly smile and a drive to excel. Her visit to the Bryan Scout house, a lovely stone building built in the 1930s, couldn’t have had better Texas fall weather. There was a cool breeze and the sun shone softly as she gave exclusive interviews to local girls and several news stations.

This was also a wonderful opportunity for some local Girl Scouts to share about their own active pursuit of learning and community enrichment. The CEO was cheerful and dignified as she shook hands with the bright eyed scouts. She was particularly excited to meet with a Girl Scout who is the first of her family to graduate high school and enter into higher education.

Anna Maria’s visit to Texas included honoring Cari Baker Wells. Cari is a law firm executive whose community service includes raising over a million dollars for San Antonio public schools. She also served as president of the 12th Man Foundation and led projects such as the design and completion of Kyle Field’s successful Zone Club. Wells, a member of the class of 1984, received the highest honor bestowed upon a former student:  Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University.

Each of these women are striking figures who inspire and encourage. Their message is simple: Believe you can! They exemplify what is possible when you reach out, connect and cultivate change.