Outdoor Centers of Excellence

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Camp Bette Perot Aquatic Center open June 2014 for Resident Camp
The new Camp Bette Perot Aquatic Center getting ready ahead of the 2014 Summer Camp Sessions.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Receives $1 Million Grant from the Harold Simmons Foundation
Grant to benefit the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at Camp Whispering Cedars – STEM Center of Excellence
Girl Scouts Receive Largest Gifts in Council History
Historic major gifts totalling $2.5 million from:
  • The Perot Foundation for the Perot Aquatic Center at Camp Bette Perot
  • The Rees-Jones Foundation for the Welcome Center at The STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars
  • The Hoglund Foundation for the Girl Program Center at The STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars
Bette Perot Aquatic Center Welcome SignBette Perot Aquatic Center Welcome Sign
Bette Perot Aquatic Center PoolBette Perot Aquatic Center Pool
Bette Perot Aquatic Center PavilionBette Perot Aquatic Center Pavilion

Today’s girls have many options about how they spend their time. With our commitment to develop modern camp facilities driven by 21st century programming, we have the ability to attract more girls and provide them with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience so critical for their personal development as future leaders.

The results of our long-range Master Property Plan to transform four camps into Outdoor Centers of Excellence, and through the very generous investment of three major partners, the transformation has begun at Camp Whispering Cedars and Camp Bette Perot, two of our most beloved camps.

Camp Whispering Cedars, built in 1921, is the largest urban camp for girls in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and will be transformed into a Center of Excellence for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – providing a “living laboratory” in which girls will be able to explore STEM careers, conduct on-site experiments, and learn the intricacies of the environment and biodiversity. Adjacent acreage at the entrance to the current camp has been purchased and plans are underway for the new Welcome Center Complex.

Camp Bette Perot, donated by Ross Perot in honor of his sister, Miss Bette, a lifetime Girl Scout, is our largest and most utilized camp, home of our renowned Equestrian Center. A complete redesign of the camp will enable us to retain older girls, train leaders, offer progressive programming and ensure the legacy of a truly fantastic Outdoor Leadership Experience for girls. The new aquatic center will officially welcome girls to the 2014 resident camp season.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Bartkowski at jbartkowski@gsnetx.org.


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