Community Connection

Happy World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day 2012Each year on February 22, Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.

World Thinking Day not only gives our girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is a reminder that our local council is just a single part of a global community," said Rose Gonzalez Perez, Interim CEO for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.


The United States is one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is girls worldwide say "we can save our planet!" This theme is based on the United Nation's Millennium Development goal, focused on environmental sustainability. World Thinking Day activities are designed to complement Girl Scout leadership journeys and reinforce the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Last Day of Girl Scout Cookie Sales is Sunday, February 26  
The last day to purchase Girl Scout cookies this season is Sunday, February 26! This is the last day those sweet Samoas and tasty Tagalongs will be available for purchase in front of neighborhood stores.

Looking for a Girl Scout cookie booth near you? Those craving a quick Thin Mint fix can download the free mobile Cookie Locator app from iTunes, Android Marketplace, or by calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from a mobile phone. The app can be used to find the Girl Scout cookie booth sale closest to your GPS location or ZIP code, choose times to shop, map the route to the nearest booth, discover cookie personalities and share sale locations and more with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Don't have a smart phone? Find your cookies by visiting or calling 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247.

This is the only year girls from Troop 7775 in San Antonio will be featured on the box of Savannah Smiles, a tribute to Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary and the city where the organization was founded in 1912. Make sure to stock up on the lemon-flavored, powdered sugar-dusted cookies before Monday!

Save the Planet, Support Girl ScoutsReusable Bag
Ditch the paper and plastic -- pick up one of these reusable bags from your local H-E-B store today! H-E-B and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas have partnered to create and sell reusable bags to commemorate Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary. Art depicted on the bags was created by Girl Scouts from Texas to honor 100 years of Girl Scouts.

The reusable bags are now available exclusively at all H-E-B stores in Texas, and proceeds from bag sales will benefit all Girl Scout councils across the state. These bags are only available until May, so grab yours before they're gone! Can't find them in your local store? Ask an H-E-B employee where they display reusable bags, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for locations where the bags have been spotted! 

Join Us for the Special Meeting --
Saturday, March 3

On Saturday, March 3, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will hold a Special Meeting from

9:30-11:30 a.m. in lieu of the Annual Meeting at St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, 78203, in the Watson Fine Arts Building.

Proposed bylaws will be voted on by delegates at this time, so please review the documents below for more information regarding GSSWT bylaws:

What to Expect

  • Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the front of the auditorium in the Watson Fine Arts Building.
  • A continental breakfast will be available at no cost to those who register.
  • The Girl Scout Shop will be open with a limited quantity of items available for purchase.  
  • NOTE: The Volunteer Recognition Event will be held at a later date in May -- look for details to come.
Register now! RSVP by Saturday, February 25. And don't miss the first signing of the commemorative 100th anniversary poster designed by local artist and Girl Scout alumna
Shelley Fluke.

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Posters 
They're here! The 100th Anniversary commemorative 100th Anniversary Commemorative Posterposters have arrived at the Girl Scout Shop, located in the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Four-time Fiesta San Antonio poster artist and Girl Scout alumna, Shelley Fluke, collaborated with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to produce the poster, which is available in two sizes.

The 12x18" poster is priced at $5 with a signed limited edition poster for $10, and a framed poster for $30; the 18x24" poster is priced at $15, $25 for the signed limited edition, $50 for the framed poster.

Loose, limited edition and framed posters in both sizes will be available beginning March 1 from the Girl Scout Shop. A coupon for Sigoloff Frame and Art will be given to those who wish to frame their poster at a later date for a guaranteed price.

Own a piece of Girl Scout history!

Shelley will be on hand during several 100th anniversary events throughout the year to sign posters! Don't miss the first signing at the Special Meeting on Saturday, March 3.