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2012 Delegate Briefing Dates
Spring 2012 Pathways Guide
Girl Scout Day at the Rodeo
Legacy Ball Proceeds Benefit GSSWT
Let's Travel
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
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Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 31

Delegate Briefings
January 22-24

Volunteer Recognition Nominations due
January 31

Girl Scout Day at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
February 12

Annual Meeting
March 3

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January 20, 2012

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2012 Delegate Briefing Dates
Your input is needed -- please join us at a delegate briefing where we will discuss important bylaw changes to be voted on by delegates at the Saturday, March 3 special Annual Meeting.

You may choose to attend any one of the meetings listed below (you do not have to attend the briefing specifically in your area):

For further information, or if you wish to web conference in to a briefing, please contact Morgan Weber, MVP Project Manager (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 214/mweber@girlscouts-swtx.org).

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your input.

Spring 2012 Pathways Guide is here!
The Spring 2012 Pathways Guide is here and is full of fabulous opportunities to participate in the flexible Girl Scout pathways!

Click on the cover at left to download it now (please note that it is a large file). Looking to get your hands on a printed copy? Contact any of your GO Team staff members or stop by any Girl Scout office to get yours today.

Correction to Pathways Guide
Please note that the date of the Thin Mint Sprint, page 32, is incorrect. The correct date is Saturday, March 31 (not Saturday, March 24). The time and place are correct. Interested in volunteering for this fun 5K walk/run? Contact Erin Magee.
First-ever Girl Scout Day at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo -- Sun., Feb. 12

Are you ready to rodeo Girl Scout style?! Gather up the young'uns, don yur jeans, boots,and hats and head on down to the
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for the first-ever Girl Scout Day on Sunday,
February 12! 

Experience this long-standing San Antonio tradition with a Girl Scout scavenger hunt on the rodeo grounds, and explore the many educational exhibits such as the Rodeo Hall of Fame, Animal Adventures, Little Hands on the Farm, and the Horse Education Building. Y'all will even earn yourselves a commemorative rodeo patch (pictured above)!


Cost is $13/person ages 3+ (young'uns 2 and under are free) and includes admission, rodeo performance ticket, and the patch. No worries y'all, the concert is a family-friendly show featurin' Hot Chelle Rae after the rodeo performance. Grounds open at 9:00 a.m. and the show begins at 1:00 p.m.  


Let's rodeo y'all -- register now !

Legacy Ball Proceeds to Benefit GSSWT    
Joint Base San Antonio's African American Heritage Committee presents the third annual Legacy Ball (adults only) at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa.

Tickets are $55/each and proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas' African American Advisory Committee. Purchase your tickets here.
Girl Scouts is 100! Let's Travel!   

Join sister Girl Scouts for the 100th anniversary by traveling nationally and internationally. These opportunities are unique, exciting and action packed.


Sing with more than 300,000 Girl Scouts from around the nation at the Rock The Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Cross the seas and go to Ireland, England and Wales to visit other sister Girl Scouts across the world, and participate in a special Take Action project at Pax Lodge.

Pick one -- or both -- of these great adventures! But make sure to sign up now, final deadlines are fast approaching.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!    

Girl Scout Troop 3162 from Wilson County visited the latest Extreme Home Makeover build site Monday, January 16 in Floresville. The girls brought water, Gatorade, and cookies for the volunteers and crew members, and showed support for the cause. Way to go, Troop 3162! 

Girl Scouts in the News     

Gamma Sigma Expands

San Antonio Business Journal, Around Town, January 13, 2012 --
A nationally recognized program piloted by Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and San Antonio ISD last year has now expanded to the Harlandale Independent School District (HISD). Read the entire story here.


Girl Scouts' annual cookie campaign beginning

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 13, 2012 -- They're heeerree. Well, almost. Read more here.

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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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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.