Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
The Early Bird gets the Patch!
Calling All SUDs!
Your Input is Needed
Office Closed Dates
Europe Travel
aMUSE Your Summer!
Who's Ready for Summer Camp?
GS Night with Silver Stars
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
GSSWT Offices Closed
for Staff Meeting
June 15

Early Bird Registration Deadline
June 16

Discount Deadline for 100th Travel to Europe
June 17

aMUSE Your Summer
Day Camp

June 20-July 1

It's Your Story -- Tell It! Service Unit Director Training
June 25

Prioritize Future Projects for Growth
June 25

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
June 30

Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center Closed
July 11-22

Girl Scout Night with
Silver Stars

July 23

The Great Escape
Adult Volunteer Weekend
November 4-6

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Spring 2011 Catalog

June 10, 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!

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:

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).

Your Input is Needed  

Your Input is Needed

Facilitated by Mary Flanagan, Management Solutions Group, this session is open to girls 14 and older, volunteers, board members, and community members.

During the past 18-24 months, GSSWT has received input from its members through town hall meetings, association meetings, and other girl and volunteer meetings on how to take our council to the next level.

Join us to help prioritize future projects that will benefit girls and volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited to the first 75 -- RSVP by Monday, June 20.

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.

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

aMUSE Your Summer!   

Calling ALL girls (not just Girl Scouts) who are entering 4th and 5th grades in Fall 2011!


Lights, camera, action! Like film, art, and acting? Then this camp is for you -- and it's FREE!!


Get geared up for an aMUSING summer June 20 through July 1 (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday). The new journey series is here -- and you'll get to participate in fun and exciting activities while earning the aMUSE Journey awards. Fun to include field trips and a talent show for the parent program!


Space is limited, so register today


Questions? Contact Lynn Jefferson (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 242). This camp is sponsored by GSUSA in partnership with Dove Movement for Self-Esteem.

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.


It's 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

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

Girl Scout Night with
San Antonio Silver Stars 

Get out of the heat and see the heat on the court -- the WNBA court, that is! Grab the family and watch the Silver Stars fire it up Saturday, July 23! Register now as the first 25 groups get to participate in a Post-game Free Throw! Get all the details 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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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.