Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Applications Being Accepted Now for PR Team
Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Closed through July 22
Summer Fun for Everyone!
2nd Annual Nonprofit Volunteer & Career Fair
Save the Date
Come Celebrate 100 Years!
Easy Ways to Support Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember

Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center Closed
July 11-22

Morning of Fun at
Mission San Josť

July 20

Girl Scout Night with
Silver Stars

July 23

Be Fit! Be Fun!
with Girl Scouts
July 25

Green City Robotics Camp
July 25-29

Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center Reopen

July 25

2nd AnnualVolunteer & Career Fair
July 27

Service Team Training
August 13

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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July 15, 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!

All Girls Invited to Join ...

the 2011-2012 PR Team

Girls age 5-17 with bright personalities are needed to help represent our organization throughout its 21-county jurisdiction as part of the council's Public Relations (PR) Team.

Are you interested in telling others in your community how great Girl Scouts is? If so, applications for the 2011-2012 PR Team will be accepted beginning July 15 through August 15. Current members of the PR Team do not need to re-apply (to check your PR Team status, contact Stephanie Finleon).

Applicants for the PR Team should be articulate, outgoing, willing to be called with very short notice, and have access to transportation to and from events. Girls with musical talent (e.g., singing, piano, etc.) are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, a parent/guardian must complete the 2011-2012 PR Team Application, available online through August 15.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered until the next membership year.GS Trefoil

Following the application deadline, girls and their parent/guardian will be contacted for a short photo shoot and mock interview.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Finleon, Chief Communications Officer (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
ext. 230). 

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Closed through July 22 

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.

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Morning of Fun at Mission San Josť -- July 20

Get outside and play this summer -- join Coca-Cola Wednesday,
July 20
at Mission San Josť (6701 San Josť Drive, San Antonio, 78214) as they present a $10,000 grant to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Get all the details here.

Girls in Motion Dance Team Needs a Cheer Team --
July 23 

The Girls in Motion dance team would like you to join in the excitement -- cheer them on at their final performance this summer at the WNBA All-Star pre-game show Saturday, July 23. Ready to be in the cheer section? Contact Nancy Gonzales (210-444-5682).

Interested in joining Girls In Motion? Contact Ashton McDowell, Program Specialist (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 296).

Be Fit! Be Fun! with Girl Scouts -- July 25

Come out for a day of fun with Girl Scouts from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday, July 25 at the Kenedy City Auditorium (303 W. Main Street, Kenedy, 78119). This event is FREE to all girls in grades K-12th residing in Karnes county.

You do not need to be a currently registered Girl Scout to participate. Bring a sack lunch and come expecting fun! Please RSVP by Thursday, July 21 to Annalissa Franco (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 252). Volunteer opportunities available.

Green City Robotics Camp -- July 25-29 

Girls ages 9 to 14 will have tons of fun using the innovative Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics system and computers to design, build and program robots from the ground up! Girls will also earn the CPS Energy Environmental Awareness Patch!

Green City Robotics Camp will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Girls will need to bring a lunch and water bottle each day. Cost is $125/girl (deadline to register is Wednesday, July 20).

Questions? Contact Rose Snow (210-410-7399) or Kassaundra Escalera (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 291).

2nd Annual Nonprofit Volunteer &
Career Fair 

You're invited to SANCouncil's 2nd Annual Nonprofit Volunteer & Career Fair, hosted by GSSWT. This event will be held at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center Wednesday, July 27 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. See additional details here

Please share this with your friends and family who might be looking for volunteer and career opportunities in the San Antonio nonprofit community.

Save the Date for Service Team Training  

Service Team Training for volunteers will be held Saturday, August 13  from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at University Methodist Church (5084 DeZavala Road, San Antonio, 78249). 

This training is for all existing and new potential service team members. For information, please contact your GO Team Retention Specialist (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247):

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

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 online 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 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 in the News

Local Girl Serving on National Panel to Improve the Image of Girls and Women in Media 


Caitlin O'Brien, a local Girl Scout Ambassador, is serving on an eight- member national panel, the Healthy MEdia Commission, which will work with the entertainment industry to encourage producers of movies, TV shows and videos to present a more positive image of girls and women. Read the entire story here

Girl Scout Shop News
Please note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will be closed through July 22 and will reopen 8:30 a.m., 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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