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CEO Celebration & Patch Unveiling
GSSWT Offices Closed
Adult Volunteers Wanted
Nominations due today
FREE Robotics Camps
Dear President ...
Continued Construction
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
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Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31

CEO Celebration &
Patch Unveiling
June 30

Offices Closed--
Independence Day
July 4

Facilitating Adult Learning Session
July 14

Girl Scout Greats
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June 29, 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!
CEO Celebration & Patch Unveiling Tomorrow 
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, June 30 for a special celebration

Roses and butterflies 

Girls and their families, volunteers and community supporters are invited to the CEO Celebration and Patch Unveiling in honor of Rose González Pérez, 12th Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30. 


Enjoy music and dancing, fun and friendship and light refreshments.  

Dressy casual attire.


Attending? RSVP now.


Questions? Carole Wood (210-403-1551/1-800-580-7247 ext. 211). 

Girl Scout offices to be closed July 4      
All GSSWT offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. We wish you and your family a safe and fun 4th!

See future closed dates here
Adult Volunteers Wanted 

GSSWT is seeking adult volunteers and businesses to "adopt a day" of Summer Camp Metro sessions. Any adult who volunteers at least three full days from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. may register their child for half price -- a total of $32.50.


Camp Metro sessions are held at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and volunteers are needed for the following sessions:

  • Get With It & Be Fit!, July 9-13
  • Let's Talk Money, July 16-20
  • Love Your Planet!, July 23-27

Ready to volunteer? Contact Laura Bustos, GO Team Lead (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 240).

Recognizing Excellence nominations due today 
Have you received excellent service from a GSSWT staff member? Nominate them for the Recognizing Excellence Staff Award!

Up to six staff members may be recognized each quarter in one of the following categories: customer service, commitment, flexibility, teamwork, leadership, and creativity and innovation.
Nominations from staff and volunteers for the third quarter are due today, Friday, June 29 for awards presented in August 2012. A group of board members will select the award recipients each quarter. At the end of the year, one staff member will be selected as GSSWT's Best of the Best.

Read about previous award recipients and nominate a staff member here
FREE Robotics Camps 

Underwater Robotics Camp

July 23-27, UTSA -- open to girls in grades 8-12 

Water RoboticsGirls in grades 8-12 are invited to register for the free Underwater Robotics Camp to be held daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 at UTSA Main Campus (One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, 78249).  


Save the dolphins with Girl Scouts! Join us to design, build, program, and test boats and submarines using the LEGO NXT robotics system to locate and rescue "dolphins" trapped in an underwater net. Unlike other robotics education programs, this camp requires you to factor in buoyancy, drag and stability in an underwater environment while designing these robots. Get the registration form here



Robotics Camp

August 13-17, Northwest Vista College -- open to girls ages 14-18 

Girls ages 14-18 are invited to register for the free Robotics Camp to be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 13-17 at Northwest Vista College (3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, 78251).


Robotics summer camp is a fun-filled, interactive, hands-on experience giving girls an opportunity to design and build robots. Learn valuable life skills as you discover how to build and program robots. Get the registration form here


Please submit applications to Kassaundra Escalera (fax 210-349-2666). Questions? 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 262.

Dear Mr. (or Madam) President ...     
What changes would you like to see in the world?

Girl Scouts wants you to make a PSA that tells
Madam Presidentthe next President of the United States that with the right support for girls today, there will be a stronger generation of female leaders to help make the world a better place tomorrow. When girls succeed, so does society! 

You can submit your PSA as a video, a photo slideshow with captions or in script format. Think about the best way to get your message across.

Learn more here and get started today!
Wurzbach Parkway progress  

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.  


Construction on Wurzbach Parkway is scheduled for completion in 2015. 


Starcrest pedestrian crossing at McAllister Park

Permanent closure

The crosswalk at McAllister Park and Starcrest is closed until further notice, as it is now an active construction zone. Hikers, bikers and joggers should alter their routes accordingly. A new temporary trail crossing is being built east of the old one.


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.


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!
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!   

Several Girl Scouts were recognized

(l to r) Yvonne Newton,
Ana Villa, Kathy Grantham, 
Lisa Delgado

Thursday, June 28 at the United Way Volunteer of the Year Awards, "Night of a Thousand Stars." We know these role models are fabulous women -- and now the entire community knows too! Congratulations ladies!


Former GSSWT CEO Kathy Grantham and volunteer-extraordinaire Yvonne Newton were nominated for the Unsung Hero Award.


Jan King
Jan King

Chair Elect, GSSWT Board of Directors, Jan King was nominated for the Community Service Award, Individual.   

Christina H.
Christina House, Mayor's Award for Youth


Ever-amazing Girl Scout Troop 7775 leaders, Lisa Delgado and Ana Villa were nominated for the Community Service Award, Group.



And Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and former GSSWT Girl Board Member, Christina House, was nominated and chosen as the Mayor's Award for Youth.

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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.  

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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.