Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Doodle 4 Google
Local Girl Scout to Compete
Blogger Comments on Cookie Rally
Robotics Want You!
Tell Us!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
destinations Aps due
January 31

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Open
February 12

Thinking Day

February 22

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
March 31

2011 Annual Meeting
April 30

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January 28, 2011

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Doodle 4 Google

Doodle 4 GoogleGirl Scouts of the USA has partnered with the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

Open to K-12 students in the U.S., Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity of a lifetime: to design the Google.com homepage doodle for millions to see, and while you're at it, take home a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for your school.

In the spirit of thinking big, the theme this year is "What I'd like to do someday..." For an optional doodle party kit tailored to Girl Scouts (intro letter, flyer, awards certificate) look here.

Last year, it was reported that a Girl Scout finalist was in the Doodle 4 Google contest.

Local Girl Scout to Compete in National
2011 Miss Black Talented Teen Contest

Girl Scout Selena Mitchell will travel to Washington, D.C., in August toSMitchell compete in the national 2011 Miss Black Talented Teen contest, after having won the 2011 Miss Black Texas Talented Teen late last year.

As a long-time member of Girl Scouts, as well as a Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas girl board member, Mitchell has been spreading the importance of self-empowerment for a number of years. In recognition for her community service project, she was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2010 which is the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. In addition, Selena has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Pin three years in a row for accumulating 500-plus community service hours in a calendar year.

Best of luck to you, Selena! Read more about this fabulous Girl Scout!

SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Fun
Cookie Rally PatchMuch thanks to SeaWorld San Antonio for again hosting the annual SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Rally for 2,500 plus Girl Scouts on Saturday, January 22.

Thank you to H-E-B, Valero Energy Corporation, and CPS Energy (the three companies that joined with GSSWT for the first-ever business patch partnership initiative) for participating in the tailgating fun, allowing girls to earn the Health & Wellness, STEM, and Environmental Awareness patches.

Read more about the fun day from Mama Know Best blog!
Robotics Want You!

Enjoy building things? Like to take things apart? Wonder how things work? Ever wanted to build a robot?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should join Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas' Teen Robotics Teams!

Girls between the ages of 14 to 18 (grades 9-12) are wanted to join our team. This year we'll be competing in the US First FRC & FTC competition -- learn more here!

Questions? Contact Caroline Crosson, Robotics Team Volunteer (cell/text 210-632-3542).

Tell Us! Button now on Web site

Tell Us!GSSWT's Web site has a new feature just for you -- the Tell Us! button!


This is the place for you to share your ideas, constructive suggestions, compliments, or concerns about anything that relates to your involvement in Girl Scouts.

So please, Tell Us! Click here or on the button above to share now.

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Our vision is to be a high performing, girl-focused staff with the desire and skill set to provide the highest standard of support that enriches, empowers, and energizes the local Girl Scout Movement. In doing so, we create a lifetime of inspiration through Girl Scout experiences that are so relevant and inclusive every girl will want to be a part.