Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Resource Center Closed Date
Full Scholarships for GSLI Now Available
All Girls Invited to Join PR Team
Artpace San Antonio
Come Celebrate 100 Years!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember

Girl Scout Shop Open
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

August 13

Girl Scout
Resource Center

August 13

Deadline to submit
PR Team Application
August 15

Deadline to submit
GSLI Scholarship Application
5:00 p.m., August 15

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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August 12, 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!

Resource Center to be Closed
Saturday, August 13

The Resource Center will be closed Saturday, August 13 due to Service Team Training. See you at training!

The Girl Scout Shop will be open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13.

Full scholarships for GSLI now available
for a limited time

On November 10-13, 2011, more than 1,200 girls from across the nation will gather in Houston, Texas for the 2011 National Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI): Leadership and Innovation...the Next 100 Years.


GSLI is offered to currently registered Girl Scouts 13 and older as an integrated track within the national convention. GSLI will begin on Thursday morning and culminate on Sunday morning; activities include national convention opening ceremony Thursday evening, as well as other scheduled events. When scheduling permits, girl delegates are welcome to attend additional GSLI activities.


GSLI includes access to all dedicated GSLI sessions and celebration sessions -- sessions are workshop-based and run from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. 


Limited full scholarships, based on qualification and need, are now available. Scholarship includes program cost, transportation, lodging, and meals.


If chosen, girls will leave San Antonio the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9 and return the evening of Sunday, November 13. Girls will participate in all designated group activities, travel to and 52nd National Conventionfrom Houston together, and stay in the same hotel as the delegates.


Scholarship applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 15. Girls will be notified Tuesday, August 16.


Interested in attending GSLI -- click here. Get the scholarship application here.  


Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Soto (210-349-2404/

1-800-580-7247 ext. 256). 

All Girls Invited to Join the
2011-2012 PR Team...

deadline to join is Monday, August 15! 


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). 

Artpace San Antonio presents   

¿Cómo Vives?
Artpace and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas are teaming up to bring this six-week, FREE series to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Interested in sculpting, drawing, watercolors and more?! This series is for you! Get all the details here. Space is limited!

Questions? Contact Erin Magee, Program Specialist (210-349-204/1-800-580-7247 ext. 237).

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.

2011 National Council Session

Girl Scout Shop News    

Girl Scout Shop Summer Hours  

The Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center are still operating on summer hours 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 -- 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  

The Shop will be open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Saturday, August 13. 

School year hours will begin September 1!

Stop in the Girl Scout Shop today for all your 100th anniversary Girl Scout wants and needs.
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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.