Volunteer Connection
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Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
100th Travel Ops
Save the Date
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
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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!

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is Tomorrow, Saturday, April 30  


Saturday, April 30*

at the Norris Conference Center

(in the Wonderland of the Americas Mall, near Target) 

4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, 78201


8:15 a.m.  Registration  

9:30 a.m.  Annual Meeting

12:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Volunteer Awards with Keynote Speaker,

Suzanne Wade, H-E-B San Antonio Food and Drug President


$20/per person

Get the details here.

Planning to travel with Girl Scouts to celebrate the 100th anniversary?! 

Act now to save today!


You can save $150 off each 2012 travel opportunity through this Saturday, April 30. People are already registering, so don't miss your chance to travel to these fantastic destinations to join the fun and celebrate Girl Scouts turning 100:


  • Savannah, Georgia to discover Girl Scouts' birthplace
  • Washington, DC to raise your voice and participate in a sing-a-long at the mall
  • and cross the seas to visit Europe and our sister Girl Scouts from across the world!

The discount code for Savannah and Washington has changed to Earlybird150. The code for Europe has stayed the same -- girlscouts2012.  


Questions? Contact Erin Magee (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 237).

Save the Date! 

All adult volunteers (18+) with an eye on the future should save the date of November 4-6, 2011 for The Great Escape weekend at Camp La Jita! More information to come.  

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!  

Troop Holds Successful Bundle Up, Baby! Blanket Drive  

Troop 177

Troop 177 (l to r, top row) Jackie, Katelyn, Grace;

(bottom row) Kayla, Hayley; (not pictured) Nia

Girl Scout Junior Troop 177 delivered box loads of baby blankets to Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS) in April for its Healthy Start Laredo program. The program is for colonias near Laredo where 300 babies are born a year who often don't have even a single blanket to be sent home in. Learning about this program set the girls in motion to prepare for their Agent of Change journey community service project and Girl Scout Bronze Award.


The six fourth-grade Girl Scouts posted collection boxes in two elementary schools, churches, day cares, and offices. Their promotion included a video, announcements, flyers, and posters and they collected more than 300 new, gently used and washed, handmade baby blankets.


BCFS was so grateful for the help. The staff held a celebration at the BCFS San Antonio Westside community coffee house and drove their Healthy Start mobile medical unit in from Laredo for the girls and their families to tour. A few clients were also present to receive blankets for their infants.


Cindi Garcia, BCFS Health & Human Services Executive Director, commented, "that while they've had adult vBCFS Mobile Unitolunteers and supporters, they have never had a group of Girl Scouts or other young people take on such a project." She beamed about how much this would help them as they serve some of the poorest communities in the country.


Way to go, Troop 177 -- GSSWT is very proud of you!

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