Community Connection

Girl Scout Week

Girl Scouts received much support and thorough coverage during the 100th anniversary week of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Head over to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas blog for a recap of both local and national news stories, proclamations from the City of San Antonio and surrounding communities, and several opportunities to further Girl Scout knowledge and become involved as an adult member. The candles may be blown out, but the Year of the Girl is a year-long celebration and ToGetHerThere, a continual cause. Thank you for your support of girls and girl leadership for the last century. Together, we can get her there in the next! 


Major General Marcia Anderson visits
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

Major General Marcia Anderson
From left: Girl Scout Juniors Ashley J. and Emily R., and GSSWT Interim CEO
Rose Gonzalez Perez welcome
Major General Marcia Anderson

Thank you to the military personnel, community leaders,

board members and all guests who attended Tuesday night's special reception honoring Major General Marcia Anderson. During the reception, Girl Scout Cadette Asha David related her experience as a Girl Scout to a familiarity with the Army's core values. Maj. Gen. Anderson gave insight into being a woman both employed and in charge of the workplace, and other lessons in leadership. Maj. Gen. Anderson is a Girl Scout alumna, and the first female African American to achieve major general status in the U.S. Army Reserve.



Join more than 50 million Girl Scout Alumnae

Girl Scout Greats Calling all former Girl Scouts! For the 100th anniversary of GSUSA, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) has set out to identify former GSSWT community. Whatever your Girl Scout role may have been -- Brownie, Junior, Cadette, troop leader, volunteer or staff -- count yourself among the 50 million women who are today's Girl Scout Greats. Submit your story behind the sash here and reconnect with former troop leaders and friends.


Join GSSWT from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the AT&T Center North Saddles & Spurs Club to rededicate yourself to Girl Scouts and renew your commitment to the 100-year-young Movement that builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.


This adult-only event is free; light appetizers and refreshments will be served and a cash bar is available. Ready to reconnect? RSVP by Monday, April 2.


Birdies for Charity

Birdies for CharityGSSWT is participating in Golf San Antonio's Birdies for Charity program. Birdies for Charity is designed to allow participating organizations to generate contributions through the annual Valero Texas Open. When you donate through Birdies for Charity, 100 percent of your donation comes to GSSWT and opens additional funding opportunities through the Golf San Antonio grant program.

It's easy to participate!

  • Stop by GSSWT's Shop and buy a birdie to fill the tree for only $2 each.
  • Make a pledge of one penny or more for every birdie made during the 2012 Valero Texas Open or a flat contribution of $20 or more. A pledge of one penny per birdie equaled $19.50 in 2011.
  • You can also guess the number of birdies that will be made April 16-22 during the 2012 Valero Texas Open to win a brand new Ford. Deadline for guesses is April 17.

Make your pledge online  and designate your donation to GSSWT or download a form and return your pledge form to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216. Deadline for pledges is Friday, April 27. 

Questions regarding Birdies for Charity may be directed to Carole Wood (210-349-2404/
1-800-580-7247 ext. 211).


Continued construction on Wurzbach Parkway

Keep an eye out for heavy equipment transportation in our area the next few months, as construction on the Wurzbach Parkway extension continues to progress.


Please drive slowly when entering the grounds near the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, as trucks will be coming and going quite often through the lot. West Coker Loop provides the only access to a construction area at Salado Creek, but this will not be a permanent access road once construction is complete. In the meantime, however, transport of 10 to 20 large bridge beams will pass near the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center between 10 and 11 a.m. each day.


Construction on Wurzbach Parkway is scheduled for completion in 2015. For more information and weekly updates on the construction, sign up for the newsletter here.


Thank you for your patience, and for taking care to drive safely when traveling to and from our headquarters!