Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Power of One
Love Camp?
Only 12 Days to Convention
Community Service
Are You a Tough Cookie?
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
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday
October 31

Power of One Campaign
November 1-December 31

Deadline to Tell Us!
Why You Love Camp
November 30

52nd National Council Session and Convention
November 8-13
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52nd National Convention


October 28, 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!
Power of One
(2011-2012 Add-a-Member Campaign)
Power of One You can make a difference!

Each one of us is powerful and unique. Think of all that can happen if you just add one more individual into a group. Every registered girl who brings a new girl member to an event between November 1 and December 31, 2011 will earn a Power of One Patch for herself and her friend.

Find out more today!

Love Camp?
Tell Us Why! 
Do you love our camps La Jita and Mira Sol? Thousands of girls from across the region have enjoyed countless opportunities and have fond memories of their time spent swimming the Sabinal River or haunting the forests of Mira Sol. This is your chance to Tell Us! why you love our camps. Several quotes from both girls and adult volunteers will be selected as a feature of the new interior design of the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, scheduled to be complete by December 31, 2011.

Tell Us! why you love our camps by visiting our council website. Be sure to mention which camp you love and leave your name and grade level (if a girl member). Quotes will be accepted and considered for placement in the leadership center through November 30.

Only 10 Days to Convention  
Women of note.100th Trefoil
Opening Ceremony -- Katie Couric.
Closing Ceremony -- Robin Roberts.
You gotta be there! 

Come meet some of America's most celebrated speakers and entertainers. They've made the commitment to joining our 100th anniversary kickoff, and we hope you'll be there along with them!

Hall of ExhibitsSee the entire convention schedule here.

2011 National Council Session
Community Service Ops
Kingdom for Kids X Playground Build and Literacy Fair 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5
Parman Library  at Stone Oak, 20735 Wilderness Oak,
San Antonio, 78258

Join City Year San Antonio and the San Antonio Rotary Club for the 10th annual playground build at San Antonio Library's new location, Parman Library. During the build, there will be a family literacy fair simultaneously, hosted by City Year, that promotes reading initiatives. If you or your troop/group would like to volunteer, please contact Community Cultivation Specialist, Rashanea Shakir (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 235).

San Antonio Puppy Up! Walk
1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6
McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, 78232

It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at a time. Luke Robinson, with his two dogs, walked 2,000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.

2 Million Dogs was formed on the belief that if 2 dogs can walk 2,000 miles to bring awareness to cancer surely 2 million dogs can walk 2 miles. The organization's mission benefits the study of canine cancer and comparative oncology.

Girl Scouts ages 10 and up and their families are needed to volunteer for San Antonio Puppy Up! Walk  on Sunday, November 6 at McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, 78232. The walk will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Lea Ann Goettsch (210-842-7157).
Are You a Tough Cookie?
Tough Cookies The best way to solve America's leadership crisis is to put more women in top leadership roles. And the best way to grow tomorrow's women leaders is to grow strong girl leaders today.

Tough Cookies, written by Kathy Cloninger, is the story of Girl Scouting's 100-year legacy of developing ethical, confident leaders, and about girls and young women who are already proving they can make their country and this world a better place.

Read more about the book and watch a video from Kathy Cloninger here.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things 

Megan, a high school senior and member of Girl Scout Troop 810, worked with Bexar County Detention Ministries (BCDM) to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Her project consisted of converting 600 sq ft of a storage building into a Clothes Closet so BCDM clients could find proper clothing to make a good impression at their job interviews and work places.

Read more about Megan's project here -- as well as see a list of what clothing items they need donated!

Girl Scouts in the News 

MLC Launch Week -- GSSWT launched its Mobile Leadership Center (MLC) -- a 38 ft RV -- on an 11 county six-day tour on October 17.

The state-of-the-art MLC includes a library of resources and equipment for adult volunteers, a mini-shop and 24 laptop computers for adult learning and girl activities.

Click on the links below to follow MLC news stories from county to county!
HispanicBusiness Magazine -- Congratulations to our own Anna Maria Chávez, CEO-Designate for Girl Scouts of the USA, for being listed as HispanicBusiness Magazine's 100 Influentials. You can read about her and other Hispanics with ties to San Antonio in the Business Journal.
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Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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