An outdoor pavilion has been transformed into a facility just for Girl Scouts.
On Saturday, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas celebrated the grand opening of a new connection center on their regional campus.
Officials say they serve about 1,200 girls in Smith County alone, but throughout the year, the campus regional center is visited by girl scouts from across the state.
The connection center will be used for special events, volunteer training, summer day camps and activity programs.
“It can be hard to be a girl. We are serving our girls throughout northeast Texas to help them have the courage, confidence and character they need to lead their lives well. So to have the community invest in our girls, they deserve the very best and we want to invest in them, and so this facility is one way we are doing that,” said Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts Northeast Texas.
Officials say an anonymous donor gave the girl scouts $50,000 to invest in the facility.