Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Offices Closed May 28
Summer Hours
Renewing the Promise
Early Bird 2012
Online Toolkit
Share Their Voice
Continued Construction
Girl Scout Do Great Things!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 31 

Offices Closed --
Memorial Day

May 28

Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
June 1-August 31

Renewing the Promise
June 14

Early Bird deadline
June 15

Girl Scout Greats
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May 18, 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!
Girl Scout Offices to be closed
Monday, May 28

Please note that all Girl Scout offices will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Click here to see additional closed dates

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center to begin Summer Hours on June 1

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will begin Summer Hours on Friday, June 1.


Summer Hours run from June 1 through August 31 and are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 2nd Saturday of each month: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Be sure to get in to shop for your camp supplies

-- all camp items 15% off --  before May 31!


Renewing the Promise 2012   
You are invited to renew the promise from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 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):

Early Bird 2012   
Early BirdDeadline to register Early Bird is Friday, June 15!

Be sure to renew the promise by submitting your Girl Scout membership registration before Friday, June 15!

Renewing the Promise bracelets will be given to girls and adults at the time of early bird registration!

Re-registering troops and individual girls will be given an early bird patch for every form turned in on or before the deadline. Limited quantities, while supplies last!

Download the form here, complete and mail to GSSWT, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 or fax to 210-349-2666. Once your Early Bird form is received your GO Team Recruitment Specialist will contact you to coordinate pick-up/delivery of patches and bracelets.

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

Have you accessed your online toolkit yet?!   

Toolkit During the last week of April, GSUSA sent emails to all Daisy, Brownie and Junior volunteers inviting them to enter for a chance to win Girl Scout merchandise for their troop to use in the year ahead and take a tour of the National Program Portfolio.


Once in the website, volunteers will be able to customize and share communications to the Girl Scout community using e-tools, as well as access additional online tools and resources.


Didn't get your email? Enter here for your chance to win and access the tools and resources!

Give them a chance to share their voice! 

Please forward this message along to your Girl Scouts to share their experiences. Survey results will help us understand how Girl Scouting is benefiting girls. Their input will tell us how we can make their experiences even better. That means that their answers are very important to the success of Girl Scouting.


To complete the surveys, simply click the link below or copy and paste the link into your web browser to take the survey or visit the Girl Scout website.


There are two types of surveys, pre and post. Pre surveys are initial feelings of Girl Scouts and Girl Scouting. Post survey results are compared to pre surveys to research if Girl Scouting programs and activities have benefited the girls. All answers are kept confidential!  


Before taking any of the following surveys, to ensure that GSSWT is able to accurately include your survey information, please visit Girl Scout Voices first.  


2012 Outcomes Pre Surveys


2012 Outcomes Post Surveys

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. 


Lane closure on U.S. Highway 281 between San Pedro and Nakoma  

On Saturday, May 19 from 7:00-9:00 a.m.. crews will close the left lane in each direction on U.S. 281 to repair barriers near Rhapsody. The closure is minimal and should be cleared up within an hour. No detours are required for this closure. Expect delays.


Blanco Road at Wurzbach Parkway
During 7:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. from Sunday, May 20 to Monday, May 21,
alternating lanes of Blanco Road will be closed at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway while crews pour the concrete deck of the Blanco Road overpass bridge. Traffic will be diverted in phases away from overhead concrete operations. No detour is necessary. No detours are required for this closure. Expect delays.     

West Ave at Wurzbach Parkway

Non-stop closure through October

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 Scouts Do Great Things!  
Girl Scout Cadette Salma Jones began an anti-bullying campaign in her school in Del Rio when her 10-year-old friend told her she was being bullied and didn't know how to make it stop. Salma is taking a stand and changing lives with her Girl Scout Silver Award project. See the video below. We are so proud of you Salma!

Girl Scout Salma J.'s Anti-Bullying Campaign
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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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GSSWT's Vision Statement
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.