We’ve Officially Broken Ground!

We have exciting developments planned for next year and GSNETX picked a perfect sunny day to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars. At the site of what will soon be the Rees-Jones Foundation Welcome Center and the Hoglund Family Girl Program Center, council board members and supporters were on hand  jumpstart the next chapter of our vision in creating fun, STEM opportunities for Girl Scouts across northeast Texas.

The final project won’t be complete for a few more months, but here’s what your Girl Scout can look forward to at the STEM Center of Excellence when it opens April 8-9, 2016!


Nature Trail A half-mile trail featuring a gathering area and interactive outdoor curriculum

New Ropes Course She’ll have her pick at a high ropes course, low ropes course and fun team-building activities


Energy In Motion Zone Designed with five outdoor physics activities, a human sundial, parabolic dishes and more!

Music Garden Features different instruments and signage that focuses on the science of sound and music in nature


Texas Trees Trail Developed by the Texas Trees Foundation and features QR codes and activities throughout

Sports Field A grassy field for soccer or volleyball, a Ga-ga ball pit and storage for sports and field equipment


Permanent Archery Range Two ranges that feature a 100′ target wall and aggregate field with 20 targets


Geology Rocks Trail Girls will explore different fossils, test soil and conduct renewable energy experiments

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For more information about the STEM Center of Excellence, please email Amanda Rainey at arainey@gsnetx.org.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this dream a reality!

The Perot Foundation The Rees-Jones Foundation Harold Simmons Foundation
Hillcrest Foundation The Hoglund Foundation Boone Family Foundation
Lyda Hill Foundation The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Millie and Alan Bradley
The Hoblitzelle Foundation The Dallas Foundation Oncor Electric Delivery Company
The George and Fay Young Foundation Elizabeth A. Schartz Marianne and Roger Staubach
Kit Addleman Donna E. Epps Stephanie and Hunter Hunt
NBCUniversal Vin and Caren Protho Foundation Ross Avenue Baptist Church
Anonymous Foundation Christopher and Julie Vogel Debra and Steve Leven
Erle Nye Carol and Elliott Short Colleen Walker and Felipe Gumucio

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