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The following are news releases concerning the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all mentions of GSDSW in the media. If you have additional articles that we may have missed, please e-mail Nick Ward, Communications Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2013

  • 03/22/13 ~ GSDSW honors Permian Basin Women of Distinction +Read More
  • 03/20/13 ~ Troop 370 earn a patch by taking part in Wal-mart clean-up. +Read More
  • 03/16/13 ~ Odessa American publishes biographies of Women of Distinction. +Read More
  • 03/13/13 ~ First baby girl on Girl Scout birthday named honorary Scout +Read More
  • 03/04/13 ~ Troop 834 folded flags to be sent to soldiers overseas. +Read More
  • 01/30/13 ~ The Midland Reporter covers record sales of cookies! + Read More
  • 01/24/13 ~ Girl Scouts working hard selling cookies in Silver City. +Read More
  • 01/22/13 ~ Girl Scouts remove wreaths at Fort Bayard Cemetary +Read More
  • 01/22/13 ~ Initial Cookie Delivery day at Central Freight in El Paso +Read More
  • 01/16/13 ~ It's time once again for Girl Scout Cookies in Silver City. +Read More
  • 01/16/13 ~ Girl Scout Cookie Time covered by the El Paso Times +Read More
  • 01/15/13 ~ El Paso Times covers our fantastic Girl Scout Cookie Rally +Read More
  • 12/09/13 ~ Horizon City Christmas parade complete with a Girl Scout float! +Read More
  • 11/30/13 ~ Girl Scouts learn to defend themselves from bullies or attackers. +Read More
  • 11/18/13 ~ Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts take part in Operation Hope. +Read More
  • 11/06/12 ~ Fort Bliss teen collected over 1,000 food items for family center +Read More

2012

  • 12/09/13 ~ Horizon City Christmas parade complete with a Girl Scout float! +Read More
  • 11/30/13 ~ Girl Scouts learn to defend themselves from bullies or attackers. +Read More
  • 11/18/13 ~ Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts take part in Operation Hope. +Read More
  • 11/06/12 ~ Fort Bliss teen collected over 1,000 food items for family center +Read More
  • 10/02/12 ~ A terrific set of of photos from the Girl Scout Open House in El Paso! +Read More
  • 09/25/12 ~ Lifetime Girl Scout Volunteer Beulah Crabb honored at Midland's Beacon Awards +Read More
  • 09/16/12 ~ The El Paso Times provides great coverage of the Father-Daughter Sock Hop +Read More
  • 09/15/12 ~ Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate Mallory Alexander works on her project! +Read More
  • 09/09/12 ~ Las Cruces Sun covers the annual recruitment event Girltopia! +Read More
  • 08/09/12 ~ The Odessa American covers the inagural Get Outdoors Day sponsored by Girl Scouts +Read More
  • 08/01/12 ~ Newswest 9 in Odessa covers the Women of Distinction Luncheon. +Read More
  • 07/29/12 ~ Las Cruces Girl Scouts help  with landscaping at the La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Clinc +Read More
  • 07/18/12 ~ Working Mothers Day Nursery in Roswell gets spruced up courtesy of area Girl Scouts +Read More
  • 07/04/12 ~ Midland area Girl Scouts clean up Grafa Park. With great video from Big2News +Read More
  • 06/28/12 ~ Midland Reporter-Telegram covers Ladies of the Realm Girl Scout Day Camp in Midland +Read More
  • 06/23/12 ~ Branigan Center marks 100th Anniversary with Special Girl Scouts Exhibit +Read More
  • 06/18/12 ~ The Odessa American provides great coverage of the Odessa Day Camp +Read More
  • 06/15/12 ~ Elks Flag Day Celebration at La Villa Assisted Living Center in Roswell. +Read More
  • 06/14/12 ~ The Las Cruces Sun News coveres Serina Pack meeting President Obama +Read More
  • 06/14/12 ~ Girls Scouts attend Camp Luau near Cliff, New Mexico +Read More
  • 06/13/12 ~ The Silver City Daily Press covers Girl Scout Serina Pack meeting President Obama +Read More
  • 06/01/12 ~ Girl Scouts of Grant County and Animas host a Leader Appreciation Banquet +Read More
  • 05/25/12 ~ Troop 678 attends a special program on Bullying and Financial Literacy +Read More
  • 05/24/12 ~ The Missile Ranger covers Gold Award Winner Suzanna Tjarks +Read More
  • 05/18/12 ~ Girl Scout Troop Leader Jessica Rodriguez presented with Outstanding Leader Award +Read More
  • 04/21/12 ~ Troop 36 in Midland raises over $900 for local school. +Read More
  • 04/20/12 ~ Troop 356 donate blankets to the Las Cruces Fire and Police Departmwnts +Read More
  • 04/19/12 ~ Midland Reporter/Telegram reports Trinity Girl Scouts plan book sale to benefit Bynum School +Read More
  • 04/19/12 ~ Girl Scouts visit Sagecrest Nursing Home and Rehab Center to Honor Senior Citizens +Read More
  • 04/12/12 ~ Girl Scout Gold Award Projects Persists through Local Welfare Board +Read More
  • 04/08/12 ~ El Paso y Mas features a great Spanish-language article on the GSUA +Read More
  • 04/03/12 ~ Troop 427 celebrates 100 Years of Girl Scouting +Read More
  • 03/30/12 ~ El Paso Girl Scouts do their part to help soldiers overseas with Gift of Caring +Read More
  • 03/20/12 ~ Mayor James Marshall proclaims Girl Scout Week in Silver City +Read More
  • 03/16/12 ~ Fantastic coverage of our 100th Anniversary Celerbration in Las Cruces +Read More
  • 03/12/12 ~ The Midland Reporter/Telegram covers our 100th Anniversary Celebration in Midland! +Read More
  • 03/08/12 ~ Good samaritans gives Girl Scouts a helping hand after a theft +Read More
  • 03/06/12 ~ Las Cruces Sun features the Girl Scouts and speaks on how we are more than just cookies +Read More
  • 03/05/12 ~ CEO Diane Flanagan speaks on the core mission of GSDSW and the past 100 years +Read More
  • 02/28/12 ~ Las Cruces Girl Scouts get a chance to meet female Globetroter "TNT" +Read More
  • 02/12/12 ~ Roswell Daily Record took a fantastic photo of the Mardi Gras Celebration in Roswell +Read More
  • 02/06/12 ~ A great opnion piece on Girl Scout cookies from the El Paso TImes +Read More
  • 02/01/12 ~ The Midland Reporter/Telegram reports on the benefits of cookie sales +Read More
  • 01/27/12 ~ The Las Cruces Sun News also captures the Bayard Library Grand Re-Opening +Read More
  • 01/27/12 ~ Girl Scouts Troop 340 leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the Bayard Library Grand Re-Opening +Read More
  • 01/20/12 ~ Troop 39 in Odessa donates items Medical Center Hospital Friendship Home +Read More
  • 01/19/12 ~ The Grant County Beats reports on the start of the 2012 Cookie Season "It's Cookie Time!" +Read More
  • 01/11/12 ~ El Paso Times covers the Excellence in Leadership Dinner + Read More

2011

  • 12/26/11 ~ Odessa area Girl Scouts take part in helping dispose of Christmas trees at the Odessa Program center +Read More
  • 12/03/11 ~ Girl Scouts reach out to help a Midland area girl undergoing serious medical treatment. +Read More
  • 11/24/11 ~ Girl Scouts wave from the Firstlight Credit Union Float in the El Paso Thanksgiving Parade! +Read More
  • 11/01/11 ~ GSDSW noted for helping donate toward the 83,500 pounds of clothing donated to Goodwill +Read More
  • 10/29/11 ~ El Paso and neighboring area Girl Scouts took part in this year's Goodwill Clothese Drives +Read More
  • 10/08/11 ~ Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest take part in Domestic Violence Awareness Month +Read More
  • 09/21/11 ~ Sabrina Pack earns high award in Girl Scouting +Read More
  • 08/01/11 ~ Girl Scout Ginger Franco is profile for her Gold Award Project in the Las Cruces Bulletin +Read More
  • 07/25/11 ~ Girl Scouts using a variety of tools and taking part in Fix-It-Day! +Read More
  • 07/24/11 ~ Girl Scouts from Troop 364 work hard on lanscaping the front exterior of La Pinon to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award +Read More
  • 07/22/11 ~ The Las Cruces Bulletin gives great pictoral coverage of blanket donations for Operation Wounded Warrior. +Read More
  • 07/15/11 ~ Las Cruces Girl Scout Ginger Franco makes a difference through Operation Wounded Warrior +Read More
  • 06/22/11 ~ Troop 583 created a number of blankets to donate to Project Linus in Las Cruces +Read More
  • 06/14/11 ~ GSDSW hosts local awards ceremony. +Read More
  • 06/02/11 ~ GSDSW and the Elks Lodge helped put together an ice cream social for veterns. +Read More
  • 06/02/11 ~ Girl Scouts and their fathers took part in the Father/Daughter at the Silver Bowling Center in Silver City +Read More
  • 05/30/11 ~ Girl Scout troops and their familes placed over 4,000 flags at Fort Bayard Cemetary +Read More, Here and Here
  • 05/06/11 ~ The Girl Scout Annual Meeting was a smashing success, the Las Cruces Bulletin has coverage +Read More
  • 04/26/11 ~ Girl Scout Troop 427 helps out in the 2011 Great American Cleanup +Read More
  • 04/22/11 ~ Las Cruces Bulletin covers Girl Scout helping out with local mural painting effort +Read More
  • 04/17/11 ~ Girl Scouts with Troop 427 help paint a mural in Las Cruces +Read More
  • 04/13/11 ~ Mom and Me Day at Little Walnut in Silver City +Read More
  • 04/04/11 ~ Bayard Mayor Charles Kelley proclaims March as Girl Scout Month +Read More
  • 03/30/11 ~ New Honorary Girl Scout Ava Taylor is held by her father while being presented with gifts from Girl Scout Kristina Mosely +Read More
  • 03/10/11 ~ Silver City Mayor Proclaims March 6th through the 12th "Girl Scouts Make the World a Better Place" Weel +Read More
  • 02/16/11 ~ Girl Scout Troop 311 presents a group of Daisiy Girl Scouts with their Daisy Journey Awards +Read More
  • 02/03/11 ~ Silver City Daily Press covers Brownie Troop 196 setting up a great cookie booth! +Read More
  • 01/25/11 ~ Cookie Day at Central Freight: El Paso Times photographer Fernie Castillo captured the tireless staff, volunteers and crew who helped make the first distribution of cookies this year a great success! Click here to view the photos!
  • 01/19/11 ~ Grant County Beat Reports on Cookie Time! +Read More
  • 01/17/11 ~ Big Sprint Hearld Reports on the Start of Cookie Sales +Read More
  • 08/03/10 ~ Girls Scouts Hosting Multi Cultural Performance at El Paso Community College +Read More
  • 07/28/10 ~ Girl Scouts Unveils New National Brand Initiative +Read More
  • 07/16/10 ~ Six Midland-Odessa Girl Scouts Honored with Gold Award +Read More
  • 06/15/10 ~ Girl Scouts Hosting Lego Robotics Camp +Read More
  • 06/14/10 ~ The Best of Girl Scouting Recognized at Award Ceremonies +Read More
  • 05/27/10 ~ Girl Scouts Offering Several Camp Sessions for Girls this Summer +Read More
  • 05/21/10 ~ Girl Scouts to Honore Best of Girl Scouting at Annual Award Ceremony +Read More
  • 04/24/10 ~ Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to Honor Volunteers at Volunteer Fest 2010 +Read More
  • 04/23/10 ~ Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to Honor the Best of Girl Scouting at Annual GIrl Award Ceremony +Read More
  • 03/29/10 ~ Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Honors Nine Women at 19th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon +Read More   Honoree Bios +Read More
  • 03/27/10 ~ Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Participating in Global Youth Service Day April 23rd through the 25th! +Read More
   

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