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ToGetHerThere Launch
Know Someone Great?!
Girl Scout Day at the Rodeo
Legacy Ball Proceeds Benefit GSSWT
Girl Scouts in the News
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Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 31

Volunteer Recognition Nominations due
January 31

ToGetHerThere Launch
January 31

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

Annual Meeting
March 3

Offices Closed --
Staff Development Meeting
April 11

Offices Closed--  

Battle of Flowers Holiday 

April 27

Offices Closed --
Memorial Day

May 28

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ToGetHerThere Launch

Girl Scouts of the USA is hosting two events to launch ToGetHerThere, the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in the nation's history, on Tuesday, January 31 in New York City and on Wednesday, February 1 in Washington, DC.


The New York event features a panel discussion with key thought leaders in education, business, government and entertainment. ABC News journalist Deborah Roberts will moderate the panel, which will explore ways members of society can support girls in reaching their leadership potential. The program will include:   

  • Connie L. Lindsey, national president, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of the USA  
  • Michele Kwan, public diplomacy envoy, U.S. State Department and Olympian Figure Skater   
  • Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief, Marie Claire  
  • Jean Chatzky, best selling author, personal finance expert and correspondent, NBC "Today"
  • Linda Descano, president and chief executive officer, Women & Co., Citi  
  • Kristen Sanchez, Deputy Managing Partner, Markets & Offerings, Deloitte LLP.

Watch on Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. CST via a live stream -- the password is togetherthere.


The Washington, DC event assembles top public policymakers to discuss the state of girls today and set forth a resolution to foster supportive environments and help girls achieve their full potential. To date, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Representative Nancy Pelosi have confirmed their participation.

The goal of ToGetHerThere: to create balanced leadership in a single generation. When girls succeed, so does society. Together, we will get her there.


Know Someone Great?! Nominate!
Deadline January 31

Have you been waiting to nominate that amazing volunteer in your service unit? Here's your chance! Board-approved awards are the perfect way to show your appreciation and to give thanks to your fellow volunteers.


Awards include Girl Scout Volunteer Achievement Award, Thanks Badge, Community Partner Award, and more -- see the entire list here and get the nomination forms here.


Hurry! Nomination forms are due to the Adult Development Department by Tuesday, January 31. Forms may be mailed, faxed, or delivered to council.

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 in the News     

SA Girl Scouts watch sister troop on 'Extreme Home Makeover'

KSAT 12, January 13, 2012 -- During Friday night's edition of "Extreme Home Makeover," one local Girl Scout troop was watching very closely. Read the story here.

Local Girl Scout Outsells 21 Counties 

La Prensa, January 15, 2012 -- Last year, 14-year-old Hannah Richmond sold 3,258 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Read the entire story here.    

San Antonio Living holds live remote at Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

San Antonio Living, January 25, 2012 -- Leslie Bohl Jones was on hand while cookies were delivered to the cookie warehouse at the leadership center. See the video here!

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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.