Volunteer Connection
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Scouting for Girl Scouts
Come Celebrate 100 Years!
Save the Date -- Camporee
Girl Scouts Do Great Things
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Scouting for Girl Scouts
Saturday, August 20

The Great Escape
Adult Volunteer Weekend
November 4-6

52nd National Council Session and Convention
November 8-13

100th Anniversary Camporee
May 18-20, 2012

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

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52nd National Convention


August 19, 2011

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Scouting for Girl Scouts!     

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas is planning a day of photo shoots on Saturday, August 20 in the council's outlying areas to find real Girl Scouts to grace the design of the brand NEW Mobile Leadership Center!

These photo shoots will be held in Bandera, Uvalde, and Seguin. Get all the details here!

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
Save the Date -- 

100th Anniversary Camporee

In 2012, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will celebrate the national Girl Scout 100th anniversary with a Camporee May 18-20 at Camp La Jita in Utopia.

Bring the family and enjoy tent camping, horses, fishing, swimming, canoeing, archery, and more at this beautiful camp in the Texas Hill Country. Authentic chuck wagon dinner and campfire will be a part of the fun, too!

Mark the date on your calendar today!

Volunteer opportunities will be available -- interested? Contact Girl Scout Volunteer Yvonne Newton or Outdoor Program Manager Becky Jennings.
Girl Scouts Do Great Things
At GSSWT's Service Team Training August 13, friends of past board chair Pat Berlet paid tribute to her legacy and the thousands of lives she touched through decades of service to Girl Scouts.

Pat Berlet's daughter, Luann, was on hand to accept the Lighthouse Award, an award presented by council facilitators to council facilitators for exceptional service to adult volunteers in Girl Scouting.

Your legacy lives on...we will miss you.
Girl Scouts Beautiful Friend!
Girl Scouts Beautiful Friend!

Girl Scouts in the News
August 13 -- San Antonio Express-News 
Local Girl Scouts selected for national marketing campaign

The Girl Scouts from Troop 7775 received a surprise when they arrived at a news conference at the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas headquarters Friday afternoon. They had been chosen from thousands of troops to appear on special cookie boxes that celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary and the 2012 national marketing campaign. Read the entire story here.

August 17 -- NOWCastSA
San Antonio area Girl Scouts to be featured in cookie campaign

At least 60 area Girl Scouts will be featured in marketing materials for the 2012 national Girl Scout Cookie campaign while a handful of San Antonio girls will be featured on the box of cookies commemorating the organization's centennial celebration. Read the entire story here.

Girl Scout Shop News    

Girl Scout Shop News 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.  
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.