Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
GSSWT Offices Closed Monday, September 5
On-time Registration
Special 9/11 Commemoration
Houston, We Have a Party
Upcoming Programs
Save the Date -- Camporee
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
September 1-May 31

Early Bird Deadline for 52nd National Council Session and Convention
September 9

Me & Self-esteem
September 10

Special 9/11 Commemoration
September 11

Come & Take It
September 24

September 24

On-time Registration Deadline
September 30

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


September 2, 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!

GSSWT Offices Closed Monday, September 5 

Please note that all GSSWT offices will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. GSSWT wishes you and your family a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend.

See additional closed dates here.
Did You Miss Early Bird Registration?
Not a problem! Take advantage of this opportunity to get the most out of the membership year. On-time Registration ensures a quality Girl Scout experience all year long!

To qualify for On-time Registration, turn in membership forms and dues between September 1-30, 2011 and receive a unique Just in Time patch (limited quantities, while supplies last)!

Learn more about On-time and get your patch order form here.


Questions? Contact your GO Team Recruitment Specialist by email or phone (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247).

Pink GO Team -- Annalissa L. Franco, ext. 252

Purple GO Team --Devon McLaughlin, ext. 294 

Blue GO Team --  Kassaundra Escalera, ext. 291 

Orange GO Team -- Morgan Weber, ext. 245 

Yellow GO Team -- Kayla Rice, ext. 227

Special Commemoration on the
10th Anniversary of 9/11  

The entire world changed 10 years ago when terrorists attacked our nation, and we lost thousands of American lives in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. To honor the lives that were lost and to honor those who continue to serve us by protecting our freedoms around the globe, everyone is invited to a special commemoration on the 10th Anniversary of what we all now know as 9/11.

GSSWT invites all its members, families, and friends to join the observance, which will be held at Alamo Plaza, on the morning of Sunday, September 11, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. The commemoration is open to the public, and all are welcome. Read more here ...

Houston, We Have a Party! 

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!

Early bird registration has been extended to Friday, September 9! Register now


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 and travel packages offered on GSSWT's website here.

Questions? Contact Kayla Rice (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 227).

2011 National Council Session
Upcoming Program Fun for Everyone!
Me & Self-Esteem -- Saturday, September 10
Are you ready to rumble...?! Join us, with your adult female (18 yrs+), for this exciting workshop -- complete with pre-game activities facilitated by the San Antonio Silver Stars! Includes a parking pass and  ticket for girl and adult to the game (vs. Washington), too! This program is open to all girls in grades 2-8 and non-Girl Scouts are welcome! Me & Self-Esteem will be held at the AT&T Center Saturday, September 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with special guest, Ursula Pari (Anchor/Reporter, KSAT 12). Pre-game activities begin at 5:00 p.m. and game time is 7:00 p.m. Get all the details and registration form here. Questions? Contact Laura Cabaniss (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 279).

Come and Take it -- Saturday, September 24

Surely you remember the Alamo, but do you remember Gonzales and the battle cry, "Come and Take It"? Take a journey in history and experience the atmosphere of the battle.This program is for all Girl Scout families and friends and will be held at the Confederate Square in Gonzales from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Get all the details and registration form here. Questions? Contact Ashton McDowell (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 296).

ZumbAtomic -- September 24

Join us for this series (a six-week program) for a fantastic dance party! Learn fitness dances, play games, and more! This program is for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes and will be held weekly at Miss Kelly's Zumba in Seguin. Get all the details and registration form here. Questions? Contact Ashton McDowell (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 296).
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.
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Open School Year Hours Now-May 31

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

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