Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Happy Birthday
Go Green Contest
Call to Action
The Best Party in Town!
Be a Justine R.E.A.L. Girl!
Fun Family Programs
Volunteers Needed
Birdies for Girl Scouts!
Tell Us!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
Girl Scout Birthday
March 12

Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center Open
(9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
March 12

Go Green Contest Submission Deadline

March 15

SA 2020 Report Release
March 19

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
March 31

Ambassador Bridging to Adult Ceremony
April 10

Birdies for Charity
Donations Due
April 12

Staff Development Mtg (GSSWT Offices Closed)
April 13

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

Annual Meeting &
Volunteer Recognition
April 30

Celebrations 2011
May 22

Memorial Day

(GSSWT Offices Closed)
May 30

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March 11, 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!
It's Almost Our Birthday!
99th Birthday

Celebrate Girl Scouts 99th Birthday tomorrow, Sat., March 12! Stop by the Girl Scout Shop or Resource Center (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to shop and enjoy birthday cake while you're there! Show your pride by wearing your Girl Scout Green! 

CPS Energy's Go Green Contest!

GoGreenCPS Energy invites Girl Scouts to take part in its Go Green Video Contest. Just tell them your energy-efficiency story and take your shot at winning a free iPad as well as four tickets to CPS Energy's Go Green Night at the San Antonio Spurs game on April 6 versus the Sacramento Kings. All you have to do is grab a camera, share your story on video and post it to YouTube. Get all the contest details here! Hurry, the submission deadline is March 15!

Once CPS Energy posts your video on its Go Green Contest channel, you'll automatically be enrolled in the contest. Viewers will vote on the videos by clicking "Like" next to their favorite video. The three videos with the most "Likes" will go before a panel of judges that will choose the winner. It's easy, so pick up that video camera or smart phone and tell CPS Energy your story!

Call to Action for ALL Girl Scouts

SA2020The City of San Antonio has embarked on a lengthy process to develop a strategic plan for the community. SA
is a four-to six-month community-wide visioning process that launched in September 2010. The final report will be officially released for public review and comment on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at UTSA's downtown campus. GSSWT and CEO, Anna Maria Chávez (aka Eagle1) would love to have a TON of Girl Scouts present in uniform for this historic event.

Please consider gathering your troops and/or other Girl Scout families to attend this event to show the community that the leadership skills girl's develop through participation in Girl Scouts is essential to the continued prosperity of our community.

Learn more about SA 2020 and RSVP for the event on March 19 here. FREE BBQ lunch to follow!

Questions? Contact Stephanie Finleon, Chief Communications Officer (210-349-2404 ext. 230). 
The Best Party in Town!
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 (21 & up) event cost $100/person. Read more about this unique event here.  

Be a Justine R.E.A.L. Girl!


Fun Family Programs

Rampage Night with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas -- April 10

Get in on the fun with $12 tickets, and you'll get lower level seating, a pre-game skate, hot dog, chips, drink, and a fun patch! Click here for more details.


Disney on Ice presents Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 --
April 20-24

Save $5 on tickets for groups of 15 or more. Every Girl Scout in the group will receive a FREE special commemorative patch! Get further details now

Volunteers Needed for Programs
Adult volunteers are needed to assist in delivery of fabulous Girl Scout program: Interested? Contact Denise Aguilar (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
ext. 243).
Birdies for Girl Scouts!

Birdies for CharityGirl Scouts of Southwest Texas is again participating in Golf San Antonio's Birdies for Charity program.


Birdies for Charity is designed to allow participating organizations to generate contributions through the annual Valero Texas Open. When you donate through Birdies for Charity, 100% of your gift comes to GSSWT and makes us eligible for additional funds through the Golf San Antonio grant program.


Deadline for donations is Tuesday, April 12. Get more details and donation form here

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.  

Girl Scout Shop News

GS Birthday


Click on the graphic above to find detailed information about the Girl Scout Shop ... or to shop online!!  
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GSSWT's Vision Statement
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.