Teen Connection

Girl Board Member Applications
due Wednesday, November 16 

Are you between the ages of 14-18? Want to be the voice for girls? Ready for a leadership position? Then you should apply to be a girl board member.


Each year, associations select a teen Girl Scout to serve as an ex-officio girl member on the board of directors. As ex-officio members, these eight girls do not vote, but attend all board meetings, providing valuable input on a variety of issues.


Application deadline is Wednesday, November 16.

Read more information and get the application here


Girl Rock Tour 2012 

Do you have what it takes to be a star?! 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're a Girl Scout and you have talent, come on and show it! This opportunity is open to registered Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. If you love to sing and dance, and have musical talent, we want to see you shine!


Get all the details here


Council-wide Take Action Opportunity --
Holiday Mail for Heroes 
The holiday season is just around the corner and it's time again to start thinking about being part of the 2011 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes. For the fifth year, American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are partnering to ensure all Americans have an opportunity to send warm wishes this holiday season to members of our U.S. military, veterans and their families -- many of whom will be far away from home this holiday season.

The process is very simple and takes no time at all to share your appreciation the sacrifices members of the U.S. Armed Forces make to protect our freedoms.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes mailbox is open and ready to receive for your cards (deadline is Friday, December 9):
Holiday Mail For Heroes 
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 
Sending a "touch of home" to American men and women who serve our country is the perfect way to express your appreciation and support during the holiday season. If you want more information on this program, please call 210-224-5151 or visit the American Red Cross website.

 Going for the Gold!

The following Girl Scouts are headed for the gold ... the Girl Scout Gold Award that is!

Kati DeHaven
Mission Romania: Romanian Bus
Girl Scout Ambassador Kati DeHaven has grand plans for her Gold Award Take Action project! She's purchasing a multi-passenger vehicle for use by the First United Methodist Association of Romania. There are two ways you can help Kati:

1:1 Challenge
Every Girl Scout member is invited to connect with the project by making a $1 donation.

What can a $1 do? $1 = bottle of water, $1 = burger/fries, $1 x each GSSWT member = more than enough for the people of Romania to enjoy church as a family!

 Check out the Facebook Cause page for more information.

Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to Canyon Lake UMC, 206 Flintstone Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (make checks payable to CLUMC with memo as Romanian Bus).

Progressive Dinner
For $75/person, enjoy a journey around San Antonio along with a three-course meal served progressive-style aboard the Lion & Rose Double Decker Bus! This fantastic fundraiser will take place Saturday, November 19 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. -- park at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, boarding will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Only 45 tickets will be sold -- reserve your seat today

Maggie White
Scout Out a Scout!

Girl Scout Ambassador Maggie White developed the Scout Out a Scout program for her Gold Award Take Action project. The program connects Girl Scout Ambassadors/Seniors with Junior/ Cadette troops to celebrate the fun, friends and fantastic opportunities that Girl Scouts offer!


Scout Out a Scout provides guidelines and a PowerPoint template for Girl Scout Ambassador troops to follow so they can personalize and implement their own encouraging stories when meeting with younger girls in Junior and Cadette troops.


Get more details and the guidelines here.