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Girl Scout Canoe Training Camp to Begin July 20
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 • Posted June 24, 2009

Girl Scouts of Central Texas Prepare for Race on the River

San Angelo, Texas, June 17 – Ditch the same boring summer routine and make some new friends at a fun summer camp. Girl Scouts of Central Texas is encouraging all girls in grade 6 and up to attend a Canoe Training Camp beginning July 20-24 to prepare for the upcoming Girl Scout Race on the River event.

Attend this week-long summer camp and learn the basics of canoeing – from paddle strokes to rescuing a canoe in distress – for only $35 ($25 for currently registered Girl Scouts). Participants may choose between two sessions offered daily from July 20-24. The first session will be held from 6-7:30 p.m., and the second session will follow from 7:30-9 p.m. All participants will earn a patch for successfully completing the camp and will qualify for the race to be held on September 12.

“The training these girls receive is remarkable. We had one girl learn how to swim just to be a part of the program and now she’s a fierce competitor. The race itself is a great opportunity for everyone to showcase their skill on the Concho at our Race on the River fundraiser,” says James Pidgeon, GSCTX Development Executive.

To support leadership opportunities available to Girl Scouts, become a Race on the River sponsor. Two-person canoe sponsorships begin at $250 and in-kind donations of goods and services are always welcome. For more information about the race or to support Girl Scouts of Central Texas, contact James Pidgeon at or (325) 655-8961.

About the Girl Scouts of Central Texas: Girl Scouts of Central Texas serves more than 20,000 girls in grades K-12 and nearly 12,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has program centers in Brownwood, Bryan, Killeen, San Angelo and Waco. Through outcomes-based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit

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