Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Offices Closed Date
Interested in being a GSSWT Council Facilitator?
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Offices Closed
July 4

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

Council Facilitator Training
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
June 30

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July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July! 


We hope your holiday weekend is full of food, fun, and family -- enjoy!

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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!
Offices Closed Date and

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center

to be Closed 

All Girl Scout offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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.

Interested in being a
GSSWT Council Facilitator? 

Want to expand your skills in facilitation and adult learning? Interested in helping other adults use their leadership skills? Looking for a flexible and fun way to keep contributing to Girl Scouts? If so, consider becoming a council facilitator and join the team that makes a difference!

Facilitator training will be held Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center.

Facilitator applications are currently being accepted; please contact the Volunteer Development Department (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 207) for more information. 

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:

100th Anniversary Sing-Along 

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

You can still sign up to rock the National Mall in Washington, DC June 6-10, 2012 with Girl Scouts across the nation! Registration is open through late fall -- and remember, the more people who sign up, the lower the cost. (Current cost is $1,386 for girls and $1,546 for adults; subject to change without notice).

To date, we have 18 people signed up to rock the mall. Participants must be 11 years and older at the time of the trip and do not need a guardian to attend -- chaperones will be provided by council staff.

Questions? Contact Erin Magee.

Girl Scouts in the News

June 28 -- Gonzales Girl Scout earns gold: Kincaid received top honor for service project 

Hannah Kincaid has reached the highest plateau in Girl Scout achievements and has done something special for her community in the process. Read the article here ...

June 28 -- Top honor awarded to local Girl Scouts  

Eleven of the council's 31 Gold Award recipients were recognized in this week's North Central News.
Leadership skills, sense of community and commitment are developed by earning the Gold Award. Read more here about Haley B., Haley D., Robyn, Rebecca, Binni, Mia, Madison, Danielle, Joy, Gail, and Iris.

June 29 -- Let's help one of our girls win an
ESPY award

Girl Scouts across the nation have a unique opportunity to help a sister Girl Scout win an ESPY award (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award).

Tatyana McFadden is a Paralympian athlete and lifetime member of Girl Scouts who competes mainly in category T54 sprint events. She won the New York Marathon this year and we want to do everything we can to support her in all of her endeavors.

Please help celebrate her wonderful accomplishments by spreading the word far and wide to get people to vote for her under the category "female athlete with a disability".

June 30 -- Tejeda project earns Johnson grad
Girl Scout top honor

Tejeda received a recent addition to its History Hill, courtesy of Johnson High School graduate Robyn Freitas. Read more about Robyn's
project here

June 30 -- Four local Girl Scouts receive GSA's
top honor

Four of the council's 31 Gold Award recipients were recognized in this week's Northwest Weekly.

Leadership skills, sense of community and commitment are developed by earning the Gold Award. Read more here about Sabrina, Chastiti, Colleen, and Amanda.

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.