Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center to be Closed
Training Tomorrow!
NEW Fall Product Sales Feature
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall
Come Celebrate 100 Years!
SHARE Campaign Raises $27,063.67
Easy Ways to Support Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Do Great Things
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember

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

52nd National Council Session and Convention
November 8-13

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Sing-a-Long
June 9, 2012

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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 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.

Interested in being a Council Facilitator?
Training Tomorrow! 

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. 

NEW Fall Product Sale Feature --

E-Nuts+ is an exciting new program that will allow girls to contactNuts for Knowledge out-of-town friends and family via email and ask for support.

The E-Nuts+ program will direct customers to a private site where products can be ordered and paid for by credit card. This private site will also offer special gift items offered by Trophy Nut Company.  These gifts are excellent ideas for corporate or business gift giving during the holidays.

Purchases will be delivered (shipping charges will apply) directly to friends and family or their gift recipients. E-Nuts+ will link orders to the Trophy Nut Order System giving troops, groups and girls credit for their proceeds and recognitions earned. There is no money to handle and no products to deliver!

Parents and girls will learn more about enrolling for E-Nuts+ from their FPS manager this fall.

Questions? Contact the Product Sales office.

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.

Come Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting! 

The 52nd National Council Session and Convention will be here before you know it and you are not going to want to miss out on a thing!

GSUSA has an action-packed agenda for the convention to kick off our next 100 years in Girl Scouting, including a History Conference, speakers and entertainers, unforgettable learning experiences and -- of course -- celebrations of our many accomplishments. Please check out the latest updates here.

National Council Session

Thank You! 

2010-2011 SHARE Family Partnership Campaign 

The 2010-2011 SHARE campaign has ended will a total of $27,063.67 in donations. SHARE Patch

Congratulations to Alamo Heights, Bradley, Bush/Lopez, CIMASCH, C/P/R, D/H/W, Frio County, Independence Trails, Jordan, Kendall County, Kerr County, Kirby, Krueger/Ed White, Lowell/Harris, MLK, Maverick County, Nueces Canyon, Randolph, Rudder, Stevenson/Connally, Stinson, and Whittier/Twain/Longfellow service units for meeting their goals!

The 2011-12 SHARE Campaign has begun with donations coming in on early bird registrations.  Thank you to everyone who has supported the SHARE Family Partnership Campaign.

Easy Ways to Support Girl Scouts  

One Cause

Go to www.OneCause.com to sign up for One Cause.  Then remember to use the One Cause program whenever you place an order online! Earn money for GSSWT whenever you spend money on-line for personal or business purchases.  See our website for more information.  


Now is the perfect time to remember that special person who has made a difference in your life. Perhaps a special veteran that you would like to honor at Independence Day or that super Girl Scout leader who made this past year extra special for your daughter. Memorials/Tributes contributions may be conveniently made online.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things

Girl Scouts Join Operation Honor Cards

Looking for something to do this summer? Girl Scouts in Virgina are supporting the Joining Forces campaign recently established by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.  


Operation Honor Cards aims to create an atmosphere of 'shared service' and a WWII sense of 'all give some' by encouraging Americans to perform service in honor of military families and veterans. Together, Girl Scout troop 2255 and Boy Scout troop 888 chose to commit community service hours in the name of soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts team up in Virginia to create care packages for wounded soldiers
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts team up in Virginia to create care packages for wounded soldiers

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.