Inaugural Gamma Sigma Girls Closing Ceremony
was held Thursday, June 2
Gamma Sigma Girls (GSG), a unique leadership development program offered by Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) in partnership with San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), kicked off November 11, 2010 with an Investiture Ceremony and ended its astonishing inaugural year with a Closing Ceremony June 2, 2011.
The pilot program with a "sorority-type" setting, targets teen girls in high school who have limited history of Girl Scouts in their family or community. With an amazing 261 teen charter members from 10 high school campuses, GSG was a definite hit locally -- and is bound to be as remarkable as it spreads across the nation. Read more about GSG here.
View the closing ceremonies photo gallery here.
Gamma Sigma Girls Year in Review 2010-2011
Gamma Sigma Girls in the News
Sunday, June 5 -- Local Girl Scout pilot program big success
La Prensa Reporter Tony Cantu published the celebration of Gamma Sigma Girls closing ceremony and that the pilot program is set to be replicated nationally. A leadership program focusing on advocacy, community action, and college readiness is indeed all about "girl power," stated Cantu. Read the entire story here.
Tuesday, June 7 -- Sisterhood fosters success at SAISD
KENS 5 Anchor/Reporter Deborah Knapp blogged about the success of Gamma Sigma Girls' inaugural year and what the "sorority-type" setting meant to girls: "After joining Gamma Sigma Girls, I realized that there are people like me who enjoyed helping others, who didn't need a reason to volunteer other than the joy of knowing you helped someone," said Irene Sauceda who is a student at Jefferson High School. Read the entire blog here.