Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Only 5 Days to Convention
Power of One
Love Camp?
Let's Get Loud!
Council Facilitator Session
Community Service
Scout Out a Scout
Are You a Tough Cookie?
Forever Green
Girl Scouts Do Great Things
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 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


November 4, 2011

Welcome to the Volunteer Connection E-newsletter!
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Only 5 Days to Convention  
100th Trefoil Be there ... without being there!

For the first time ever, you can be at the national convention virtually! Get behind the scenes and frontline access to the most exciting events via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the blog!

To get the full spectrum of what's happening with Girl Scouts across the web be sure to follow for continuous updates and insights on convention, and throughout our 100th year, by:  


Special Sunday Pricing -- 

Take Your Troop to See Anna Maria Chávez
(aka Eagle 1) Accept the Gavel Sunday, November 13 

Special Sunday pricing has been created to encourage all Girl Scouts to attend! Single-day access includes:


  • Plenary sessions
  • Conversation of Consequence
  • National Council Sessions
  • Shuttle bus from hotels
  • Credentials and convention publications

Rates are just $50/person ages 18+ and $20/person ages 13-17!


Be there when our first 100 years 

turns into our next 100 years!


2011 National Council Session 

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.
roasting marshmallows
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.

Let's Get Loud!
If you're a Girl Scout and you have talent,
come on and show it!

GSSWT is searching for girls to be part of the Girls Rock Tour to perform at the 2012 SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Rally.

If you love to sing and dance, and have musical talent, we want to see you shine! This opportunity is open to all registered Girl Scouts. Click here for more details and submission form!
Ever Wanted to be a Council Facilitator?
Here's your chance!

A Facilitating Adult Learning session will be held 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Get more information and an application here. Deadline to register is Monday, November 28.

Questions? Contact Courtney Cunningham (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 207).
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).
Scout Out a Scout!
My name is Maggie W. -- I've been a Girl Scout for fourteen years and I am a Senior at Johnson High School.

For my Gold Award project, I developed the SCOUT OUT A SCOUT program which connects Girl Scout Ambassadors/Seniors with Junior/ Cadette troops to celebrate the fun, friends and fantastic opportunities that Girl Scouts offers.

 Click here to learn more.
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.
Forever Green
RecycleThe Forever Green Committee invites troops to participate in the pouch brigade with TerraCycle. Start collecting your Capri Sun or Honest Kids drink pouches and for every pouch collected, TerraCycle will donate 2 cents to GSSWT for the 2012 Forever Green projects. Fantastic prizes will be awarded to top troops!
For more information, visit the Forever Green Web page or email the committee

Girl Scouts Do Great Things 

Pose. Smile. Repeat.

Girl Scouts from troops 1159 and 605 look forward to a new year of Girl Scouting as the 35 girls conclude their investiture ceremony with a final picture for the evening. Highlights for the girls included being pinned with the 100th anniversary pin, forming a friendship chain and making new friends!
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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GSSWT's Vision Statement
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.