Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Del Rio Alumnae Mixer
Renewing the Promise
State-of-the-art Volunteer Service Center
One Last Chance!
Teen Advisory Committee
Continued Construction
Girl Scout Voices
Mayor's Fitness Council
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 

   Volunteer Recognition & Celebrations Events
May 5

Del Rio Alumnae Mixer
May 9

Renewing the Promise
May 17

Offices Closed --

Memorial Day

May 28

Girl Scout Greats
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May 4, 2012

Here you'll find timely information about programs, adult learning opportunities, and other general news to keep you connected to GSSWT! Volunteer Connection will be sent weekly every Friday. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Del Rio Alumnae Mixer -- Wed., May 9  

Community members, Girl Scout Alumnae and friends are invited to join Rose González Pérez, GSSWT's CEO, for an Alumnae Mixer from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at The Bank & Trust, 1200 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, 78840. Alumnae are encouraged to wear their pins and Girl Scout attire. Light refreshments will be served.


Learn about the largest and boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in the nation's history, ToGetHerThere.

RSVP to Yodit Ashman (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 290).

Renewing the Promise: 2012   
You are invited to renew the promise from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216.


Enjoy light refreshments, take the Forever Green and ToGetHereThere pledges and register for 18-months of Girl Scouting for the low price of $18!



  • Learn about new programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Register as an adult member and customize your volunteer experience
  • Hear about upcoming events and programs


  • Enjoy a fun Girl Scout activity and fire-up some S'mores
  • Register to become a Girl Scout
  • Sign-up for summer camp and upcoming Girl Scout programs

For more information, contact your GO Team Recruitment Specialist (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247):

Coming Soon:
State-of-the-art Volunteer Service Center 

Get ready for a new beginning and a new volunteer customer service center just for you! Currently, the adult learning office, registrar office and the Cheever Powell conference room will be under construction. With this new Volunteer Service Center, we hope to better meet the needs of our girls and adult volunteers. Construction is scheduled to conclude early to mid May. Please see below for more information of where staff affected by this move will be temporarily stationed:

  • The registration department will reside in the upstairs Hendry conference room
  • Pam Riles will be in the Director of Volunteer Development and Resources office next to the stairs
  • Courtney Cunningham, Volunteer Development Specialist, will be located in the Resource CenterUnder Construction!

More details are soon to come, so put your hard hat on and keep an eye out!

Community Conversations 2012  

Nine community conversation opportunities took place throughout the council areas between March and April. Thank you to all of the volunteers who attended to lend your voice to helping bring great ideas to the table on how to support you better. The meeting notes and survey results will be given to the Volunteer Advisory Steering Committee (VASC) members for their review and they will then make recommendations to staff as they move forward with plans for GSSWT membership support.


If you were unable to attend one of the Community Conversations, here is your chance to voice your thoughts. Click here to participate in the survey members took at the conversations. This survey will be open through the end of April 2012. Don't miss this opportunity to have your voice heard!

Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to hearing from you!

Calling girls ages 14-18 

Girl Scouting provides an excellent forum for girls to learn the skills needed to become future leaders. GSSWT is currently recruiting girls to join the council's Teen Advisory Committee. As a member of the Teen Advisory Committee, girls will have the opportunity to meet quarterly with GSSWT's CEO and girls from across the council's jurisdiction, to discuss current issues and share personal insights.


All teen Girl Scouts, ages 14-18, are encouraged to apply for this exciting leadership opportunity. Serving as a member of the Teen Advisory Committee is an excellent way for teen Girl Scouts to become involved at the council level, share their experiences and provide input to GSSWT's CEO. Apply now!  


For more information, contact  Kassaundra Escalera (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 262).
Parkway progress and construction updates 

Construction on the Wurzbach Parkway extension continues to progress, affecting traffic flow to and from the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. 


West Ave at Wurzbach Parkway

Non-stop closure beginning April 30

West Avenue, between Walker Ranch Park and Indian Hollow Apartments, will be closed for approximately six months while crews rebuild West Avenue. This will be a complete closure and no traffic will be allowed through the construction zone. North-bound traffic will be routed to Nokoma to U.S. 281 frontage roads to Bitters and onto West Avenue. South-bound traffic will turn left on Interpark, right onto the U.S. 281 frontage road and right on Nokoma, then reach West Avenue.


Starcrest Rd from Budding Blvd to Wetmore Ave

Non-stop closure through August

The east-bound lanes of Starcrest are closed for work relative to the Wurzbach Parkway project. All traffic has been diverted to the west-bound lanes, limiting Starcrest to a single lane in each direction. No left turns are permitted along this road. This closure has been extended.

Girl Scout Voices 

Please share this with girls and their parents in your troop. The link below is for girls to give input about their Girl Scout experience.


Would you be interested in giving a few minutes of your time to participate in a survey about your Girl Scout experiences?

The survey results will help us understand how Girl Scouting benefits you and girls like you. Your input will tell us how we can make your experiences even better. That means that your answers are very  important to the success of Girl Scouting. All answers are kept confidential. Click here to complete the survey now!

Thank you for your participation.
Accepting Applications!  
The Mayor's Fitness Council is pleased to announce that they are searching for San Antonio students to represent the Mayor's Fitness Council in their schools as Student Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 school year.

Students who will be in grades 5-12 during the 2012-2013 school year and attend a school in Bexar County can apply now!

Girl Scouts in the News

San Antonio Our Kids, May 2012   

Be sure to pick up a copy of this month's San Antonio Our Kids magazine, featuring an article about Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, featuring Girl Scout Ambassador Kati DeHaven. The magazine can be found at local area H-E-B, Walmart, and Sprouts stores, Sam's Club, and Jim's Restaurants.

Del Rio News-Herald, April 30, 2012
Brackett's Montalvo House adds fun to water education
Girl Scouts were featured, and quoted, on the front page of the April 30, Del Rio News-Herald. Have an online subscription? Read the story 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.    

Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)

Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Second Saturday: 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.  

Big Savings
Now-May 31: Camp Supply Sale -- 15% off

June 1-31: Clearance Sale 

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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.