Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Be a Part of the 100th!
Girl Scout Night with the Spurs
Teen Updates
Save the Date
Green Your School!
Tell Us!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
100th Anniversary
Steering Committee Mtg
March 7
Girl Scout Week
March 6-12
Girl Scout Night with the San Antonio Spurs
March 11

Girl Scout Birthday
March 12
Green Urban Adventure
March 25

GSSWT Facilitator's Conference
March 25-26

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
March 31

Ambassador Bridging to Adult Ceremony
April 10

Staff Development Mtg (GSSWT Offices Closed)
April 13

Battle of Flowers Holiday
(GSSWT Offices Closed)
April 15
Leader Appreciation Day
April 22

Annual Meeting
April 30

Celebrations 2011
May 22
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February 18, 2011

Welcome to the Volunteer Connection E-newsletter!
Here you'll find timely information about programs, adult learning opportunities, and other general news to keep you connected to GSSWT! Volunteer Connection will be sent weekly every Friday. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Be a Part of the 100th!

100th Bloom 

100th Anniversary
Committee Meeting 

Monday, March 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sally Cheever Girl Scout

Leadership Center

811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216  


Anyone and everyone is invited to join the 100th Anniversary Committee for a meeting of the masses. Take on a lead role or simply agree to help with a bit of the grand plans. Light refreshments will be served. 


The 100th Anniversary subcommittees include: 

  • Brand
  • Funding
  • History
  • Alumnae
  • Fiesta
  • Council-wide event
  • Camporee
  • Forever Green
Join us, be a part of history! Planning to? Please RSVP to Carole Wood (210-403-1551/1-800-580-7247 ext. 211).

And spread the word, tell your friends to visit girlscouts-swtx.org/100 for all the details!
Girl Scout Night with the Spurs -- March 11

The San Antonio Spurs want to personally thank you for your participation in Girl Scouts. We have partnered for many years in organizing Girl Scout Nights and are excited and thrilled to be a part of this event again in 2011...and would like to invite you back. 

This year's Girl Scout Night will take place on Friday, March 11. Bring your troop/group/family out to the game and for every group order more than 10 you will be invited to attend our pregame Courtside Experience! Keep in mind, there are limited spots available to enjoy watching the Spurs shoot around prior to the game (Courtside Experience) and spots will fill up quickly, so don't delay!


Don't miss out on these special opportunities: The Spurs strongly urge orders more than 10 be turned in as early as possible to guarantee your troop/group/family to enjoy the special Courtside Experience. Plus, all groups more than 10 will be entered into a drawing to participate in the Fan Tunnel and have a chance to high-five the Spurs team as they enter the court!


Get your tickets today! Questions? Contact Joe Reyes at 210-444-5725.



Important Updates for Teens 

Ambassador Bridging to Adult Ceremony

All graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors are invited to this very special bridging to adults ceremony hosted by the Order of the Silver Trefoil on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Look for more details to come.

Celebrations 2011
All girls who earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Presidential Volunteer Service Award, and scholarship recipients are invited to the Celebrations Award Ceremony to be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 2:00 to 4 p.m.


Invitations will be going out shortly to all girls who have completed their Gold Award (final project paperwork was due in December 2010) and all girls who have completed their Silver Award projects (final paperwork is due April 15, 2011.)


Silver Award Recipients -- Have your girls/troop recently completed the Silver Award (after May 2010)? Be sure to be included in the special invitation list. Please e-mail Dawn Williams or call 210-349-2404, ext. 212. If your girls/troop have completed a project and submitted paperwork, GSSWT does not want to miss honoring their accomplishments.


Save the Date
Green Urban Adventure Badge Bash -- Friday, March 25
The first-ever Green Urban Adventure takes place on March 25 at the Red Berry Mansion located near the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The FUNdraiser benefits GSSWT and will bring together the community, Girl Scout alumnae, and Girl Scout supporters for an evening of fun. This opportunity to invest in girls will be flowing with food, music, dancing, fun patches, and a silent auction. Tickets to the adult-only event cost $100/person. Read more about this unique event here. 

2011 Facilitators Conference - It's Our Story, Share It! 
The 2011 Facilitators Conference will be held on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center.  All facilitators are invited to join in a weekend of fellowship, food and fun.  Friday activities are from 7:00 to 10 p.m. and Saturday activities are from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the conference is $25/person.  Please contact Lisa Ewell, Adult Learning/Mentoring Manager, at 210-349-2404, ext. 207 for registration information.

Green Your School Challenge! 



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Schools with the most people involved, best innovation and use of technology, and biggest impact on their school community will win great prizes including up to $5000 in grant funding and up to five HP Pavilion DM1 laptops!


Get full campaign details now! 

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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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