Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Girl Scout Shop to be Closed
FREE Robotics Camp
Additional Camp Sessions
Save the Date
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Continued Construction
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31

Last Day to Shop
July 14

Facilitating Adult Learning Session
July 14

Girl Scout Shop Closed
for Inventory
July 16-27

Service Team Training
August 11

Girl Scout Greats

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July 13, 2012

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Girl Scout Shop to be closed July 16-27  

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop will be closed for inventory beginning Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 27 -- reopening at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 30.


Please plan accordingly to make your purchases prior to July 16 -- last day to shop is tomorrow, Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

FREE 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.  


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

Additional Resident Camp Sessions Added

Due to popular demand, GSSWT is opening additional resident camp sessions at Camp La Jita:

  • Time Travel (July 22-27)
  • Play, Make, Create (July 22-27)
  • Horse & Me (July 22-27)
  • Horse & Me (July 29-August 3)

See descriptions in the camp guide! For registration and additional information, contact Dawn Santaniello (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 206).

Save the Date -- Saturday, August 11   

Service Team Training and Regional Volunteer Training will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11. Come join the fun and excitement at 100 Years of Volunteerism while you receive your service position training and learn about new and exciting happenings at GSSWT!

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!

Local Girl Scouts supply fellow students through Silver and Bronze award project

Girl Scouts from the Kirby area are collaborating on a community service project to earn the Silver and Bronze Award. "Operation Supply a Student" was created to collect school supplies for students in the Judson Independent School District. Serena Contreras, a Girl Scout Cadette who started the project, said, "I originally came up with this idea when I noticed some of my friends did not have the supplies needed to begin the school year. This is my attempt to make a difference in the community." 


Girl Scouts involved in the project would like to see it become an annual event. By "supporting Operation Supply a Student, we are ensuring our place as future community leaders," said Hannah Leake, Girl Scout Cadette.


Maria Hernandez, the adult advisor for this project, has helped the girls navigate the necessary paperwork and keep the project on track. "This is a great opportunity for these girls to not only help their fellow students, but also for the Girl Scouts to make a positive impact in their community," Hernandez said. "By getting local businesses involved, it opens the door for greater communication and future endeavors."


Operation Supply a Student collection events will take place on the following days:

  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Regal Live Oak 18 (7901 Pat Booker Road, Live Oak, TX 78233)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Boost Virgin Mobile (9081 FM 78, Converse, TX 78109)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Wal-Mart Supercenter (8315 FM 78, Converse, TX 78109)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Office Max in the Woodlake Crossing Shopping Center (6212 Wood Glen Drive, San Antonio, TX 78244)
Are you working on a community service project in order to better the world around you? Tell us!
Wurzbach Parkway progress  

Jones-Maltsberger at Wurzbach Parkway

Non-stop closure through September

Jones-Maltsberger has been pared down to a single lane in each direction to allow for work on the Wurzbach Parkway intersection. The road is scheduled to re-open to its four-lane configuration early this fall.


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.


Starcrest Rd from Budding Blvd to Wetmore Ave

Non-stop closure, through January

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.


Maltsberger Ln from U.S. 281 to North Loop Road

Permanent closure

The spur connecting North Loop Road to U.S. 281 is permanently closed. A new connecting spur to Wurzbach Parkway will replace it.


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!
Shop News

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop will be closed for inventory beginning Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 27 -- reopening at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 30.


Please plan accordingly to make your purchases prior to July 16 -- last day to shop is Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shop News
Summer Hours (now-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.  

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