Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Recognizing Excellence Staff Award
Prioritize Future Projects
History Committee seeks Memorabilia
Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Closed Dates
GS Night with Silver Stars
Reaching for the Stars
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
June 30

Girl Scout Shop and
Resource Center Open
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
July 9

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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June 24, 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!
Reminder -- Recognizing Excellence Staff Award Nominations due June 30

The Recognizing Excellence staff awards will award up to six staff members each quarter in one of the following categories: customer service, commitment, flexibility, teamwork, leadership, and creativity and innovation.


Nominations from staff and volunteers for the second quarter will be accepted through Thursday, June 30 for awards presented in August 2011. A group of board members, led by CEO Anna Maria Chávez will select the award recipients each quarter. At the end of the year, one staff member will be selected as GSSWT's Best of the Best.
Read about previous award recipients and nominate a staff member here!

Friendly Reminder -- Your Input is Needed

Prioritize Future Projects for Growth

Saturday, June 25, 2011

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center  |  AT&T Conference Rooms

811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216

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.
100th Anniversary committee
seeks memorabilia

The 100th Anniversary History Committee is actively seeking memorabilia and photographs from across GSSWT's 21-county jurisdiction to be used throughout 2012 in various displays and celebrations.

If you have historic photographs or memorabilia to contribute, please contact Adrienne King.

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center

to be Closed 

Please 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.

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 ...

Reaching for the Stars 

Reaching for the Stars 

Exciting developments are underway for the 2011 Fall Product Sale.  This year's theme is Reaching for the Stars. Make plans now for your girls to participate in the fall program to earn fast start-up funds for fun leadership experiences.
Chocolate Mint Teasers
The Sugar-free Chocolate Toffee Bits will no longer be available -- its perfect replacement is the Chocolate Mint Teasers, an enjoyable blend of mint cookie crunch covered in chocolate. Sure to be an irresistible treat!

The nuts and candy sale is not too far around the corner -- get all the details now.

Questions? Contact the Product Sales Office.

Girl Scouts in the News

June 18 -- Kids design dream playground


Girls attending the Avenida Guadalupe Girl Scout day camp voiced their opinion of what a dream playground at Plaza Guadalupe should include. The project, to replace the west side recreation area built in the 1980s, is a joint venture between the Avenida Guadalupe Association, Kool-Aid, and KaBOOM!. Read the article 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.