Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
11 Counties in 6 Days!
I'm Diggin' It
The Great Escape Weekend
The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting
Only 26 Days to Convention
Dedicate a Flower
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 31

I'm Diggin' It
October 22

Mobile Leadership Center Traveling to 11 Counties
October 16-22

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52nd National Convention


October 14, 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!

11 Counties in 6 Days!    

Follow the all new, jam-packed, resource on wheels -- the Girl Scout Mobile Leadership Center! The MLC will be traveling to 11 counties in six days during Launch Week October 17-22.

Come explore the MLC when it comes to your town! Volunteers are needed to help with launch week activities -- be one of the first 15 adult volunteers to sign up and receive an exclusive FREE Mobile Leadership Center T-shirt and special lapel pin! 

Tour Dates
  • October 17 -- Kerrville, New Braunfels
  • October 18 -- Seguin, Floresville
  • October 19 -- Hondo, Uvalde
  • October 20 -- Crystal City, Carrizo Springs
  • October 21 -- Pearsall, Eagle Pass
  • October 22 -- Del Rio
See the detailed itinerary here!

Questions? Contact Cathy Noll (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext.261).

Mobile Leadership Center

I'm Diggin' It -- Saturday, October 22
Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes can experience a day of fun at the blossoming Health Collaborative Community Garden Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get all the details here.
The Great Escape Weekend -- November 4-6
Not yet registered for The Great Escape Weekend? No worries! You have until Wednesday, October 26 to turn in your registration form to be a part of this great weekend, complete with leaning new things, making new friends, and, what we all need, relaxation! Get all the details and a registration form here.
Important Information regarding the
Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting
The all new Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting has been such a big hit that it's flying off the shelves across the country!

Girl Scout Junior Girl's Guide to Girl ScoutingPlease note -- If you are on GSSWT's shop pre-order list, do NOT call the shop -- they are calling everyone on the list and you will be contacted. Once contacted, you will need to pick up your order by the shop's date or they will go back into the inventory.

Thank you for your patience.

Learn more about the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting here!
Only 26 Days to Convention --
Register for the GSSWT One-day Travel Package by Friday, October 21 
Inspiration at Every Session
Come meet some of America's most celebrated speakers. They've made the commitment to joining our 100th anniversary kickoff, and we hope you'll be there along with them! Stay tuned as we continue to update our exciting roster.

Snapshot of OpportunitiesSee the entire convention schedule here.

GSSWT Travel Package
Official Visitor One Day Pass Registration to the convention for Saturday, November 12 -- includes single day access to business meetings, plenary session, Conversations of Consequence, and Hall of Exhibits; also includes transportation via charter bus from the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center to the George R. Brown Convention Center

Estimated cost (prices vary according to number of participants; prices listed are based on 57 participants) by October 21, 2011 deadline:
  • $155/adult member
  • $75/girl member  
Interested? Please complete the Council Travel Package Registration Form now.

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

2011 National Council Session

Dedicate a Flower on the
Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float 

Be a part of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2012! The spectacular float, designed and decorated by Girl Scouts, will celebrate our centennial anniversary and be viewed by an international audience of more than 50 million!
Girl Scouts hopes that all girls, adults, staff and volunteers will want to join in the excitement and ride "virtually" on the float. For a $5 donation, which will support the float, anyone can make a Float Flower Dedication and specify a name of their choice to be put on the float and "ride" the parade route. People have dedicated flowers for their daughters, troop leaders, volunteers, mothers or in memory of a loved one -- the possibilities are endless.
Please consider joining in on this unique opportunity and telling your friends too! Visit Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles website to get your name on the float or make a dedication in honor of a Girl Scout, alumna, troop leader, family member or friend today. And don't forget to watch the Girl Scouts' float live on January 2, 2012 in the Tournament of Roses Parade!

Questions? Email us!

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!  

R Foster
A Fantastic PR Team Opportunity
More than 10 Girl Scouts really enjoyed greeting and meeting international visitors last week at the San Antonio International Airport! GSSWT PR Team Member Raquel Foster (Girl Scout Brownie) visited with each one at a reception the following day and wrote letters to each of the people from Africa in English and to the gentleman from Peru in Spanish.

The ladies from Togo and Swaziland spent lots of time talking with her. Raquel asked lots of questions about their life in their country and they in turn asked the same. It was such an enriching experience!

Girl Scouts & Food Allergies
Kyle Dine is a musician from Canada -- who has allergies -- and sings about food allergies to educate and entertain children. A special concert, sponsored by the San Antonio Food Allergy Support Team, was held at Galm Elementary School.
Kyle DineGirl Scout Daisy Troop 667 and Brownie Troop 279 -- both of which have a girl with food allergies -- were asked to help with the concert by greeting guests and handing out and collecting items. The girls "helped" Kyle perform, too!

Click on the following links for additional information:
Girl Scouts in the News
KSAT 12 News -- Girl Scouts Changing With The Times
It's just about 100 years and counting for the Girl Scouts. The long-standing organization was founded in 1912. But in order to keep up with a fast-moving society, the group is celebrating their centennial with a major overhaul. See the video here.
Shop News

Girl Scout Shop News

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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