Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Office Closed Dates
The Early Bird gets the Patch!
Who's Ready for Summer Camp?
Summer Travel Fun!
Calling All SUDs!
Ways to Help Sister Girl Scouts
Europe Travel
Girl Scouts Do Great Things
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
GSSWT Offices Closed
for Staff Meeting
June 15

Discount Deadline for 100th Travel to Europe
June 17 

Early Bird Registration Deadline
June 16

It's Your Story -- Tell It!
SUD Training
June 25

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
June 30

Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center Closed
July 11-22

The Great Escape
Adult Volunteer Weekend
November 4-6

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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!

Girl Scout Offices to be Closed 

Please note that all Girl Scout offices will be closed Wednesday,
June 15
for a staff meeting.

Please also note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will be closed July 11-22 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 25.

Click here to see future closed dates.

The Early Bird gets the Patch!   

The 2011-2012 Early Bird registration deadline is Thursday, June 16. Outcome Surveys and Troop Financial Reports are also due June 16.

Early Bird is a term used for re-registering 2010-2011 members for the upcoming new membership year 2011-2012.

Early Bird PatchFor each girl or adult form turned in on or before June 16, 25 cents will be given to the service unit. And, new this year, patches will be given to troops and individuals at the time of early bird registration! Your troop may also be eligible for Product Sales Incentives.

New 2011-2012 registration forms are available electronically! Learn more about Early Bird registration here!

Extended Hours on Thursday, June 16


Orange and Yellow GO Teams:

The Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center included) will have extended hours until 7:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.).

Blue GO Team:

Avenida Guadalupe Girl Scout Center will also have extended hours of 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pink GO Team:

Seguin Girl Scout House -- 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Floresville Girl Scout Regional Office -- 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Purple GO Team:

Offices in the Purple GO Team area will be staffed in the afternoon/ early evening as follows:

Who's Ready for Summer Camp?!

2011 Summer Camp GuideLooking for Girl Scout fun this summer? Look no further! Camp is a special place of self-discovery, laughter, fun, making new friends, and a lifetime of memories. Girls learn and grow in a healthy, controlled environment -- they enjoy physical activity, perform daily living tasks, and plan their own adventurous program. Girls break-away from their home routine and create fun for themselves. They gain self-confidence and enjoy their shared independence.


GSSWT has offered quality program for more than 60 years. Each summer, trained camp staff and 1,000+ girls have fun and enjoy learning through well-planned activities. Your Girl Scout can choose from 59 different programs offered this summer at Camp La Jita and Camp Mira Sol.


It is not too late to register for summer fun -- check out GSSWT's Summer Camp Guide 2011 or visit girlscouts-swtx.org/camp for more details.


Special Mom and Me Session at Camp La Jita

Bring your mom to camp and experience all that Camp La Jita has to offer. Your journey will include swimming, archery, horseback riding, and good ol' quality time. This special session will be held Sunday, July 31-Wednesday, August 3. Get all the scoop here!


Not so sure about being away from home? Then try day/twilight camps to fill summer days with exciting adventures!


Questions about camp? Contact Becky Jennings (210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext. 205).

Summer Travel Fun! 

Summertime is right around the corner, and it's time to head out on the highway and take a trip! Fantastic travel opportunities are available this summer --   Good Ol' Texas Time (Houston) and Dino's of Fun (Glen Rose). Hurry, you don't want miss your chance to explore fun destinations during your summer break!


Check out our Calendar of Programs/Events for more information or contact Denise Aguilar.  

Attention SUDs  

All Service Unit Directors (SUD) are invited to attend
It's Your Story -- Tell It! 2011 Service Unit Director Training
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

Come to get the information you need to be the best SUD you can be!  All new and returning SUDs are encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Lisa Ewell, Adult Learning/Mentoring Manager (210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext. 207).

Ways to Help Disaster Areas  

Girl Scouts of the USA encourages those who would like to donate money or collect funds for Joplin, Missouri or other storm-wrecked areas to do so with respected national charities that focus on disaster relief including the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Click on the links below to learn about several other ways to assist Missourians in recovering and rebuilding: At times like these, Girl Scouts come together in sisterhood to help those in need. Let's continue to do everything we can to help our communities in the weeks and months ahead.

Europe Savings Deadline Extended  

Teen Travel -- Europe savings deadline extended


Save $150 off 2012 travel to Europe through Friday, June 17. Don't miss your chance to travel to fantastic destinations to join the fun and celebrate Girl Scouts turning 100! Learn more here

Girl Scouts Do Great Things    

June 2 -- Gamma Sigma Girls

At the conclusion of the first year of the national pilot of Gamma Sigma Girls, this video shows what each of the 10 chapters accomplished and how they elected to give back to their community. Way to go, girls!


Girl Scouts Do Great Things!   

Are your Girl Scouts doing great things? Tell us their story! Tell Us! 

Girl Scouts in the News   

June 2 -- Girl Scout Ambassador Morgan Gostylo
Rehabs Haven for Hope Reading Room


Morgan noticed that the reading room at Haven for Hope needed some work to make it more inviting, so along came her project for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Read the story here. 

Girl Scout Shop News

Girl Scout Shop News 

Click on the graphic above to find detailed information about the Girl Scout Shop ... or to shop online!!

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will be closed July 11-22 and will reopen Monday, July 25.

Summer Hours

Please note that summer hours began Wednesday, June 1 and continue through August 31:
  • Monday-Wednesday -- 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday -- 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday -- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Saturday -- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
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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.