Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Girl Scout Shop Closed
Women Mean Business Luncheon
Offices Closed August 2
Service Unit & Regional Volunteer Position Training
Continued Construction
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31

Girl Scout Shop Closed
for Inventory
July 16-27

Operation Supply a Student Collection Event
July 21

Operation Supply a Student Collection Event
July 22

Women Mean Business
July 26

Free No-Sew Blanket Workshop
July 28

GSSWT Offices Closed -- Staff Development Meeting
August 2

Operation Supply a Student Collection Event
August 4

Service Unit & Regional Volunteer Position Training
August 11

Labor Day Holiday
(offices closed)
September 3

GirlExpo 2012
October 6

Girl Scout Greats

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July 20, 2012

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Girl Scout Shop to be closed through July 27

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

NAWBO Women Mean Business Luncheon  
Attend the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) monthly meeting luncheon to find out more about the ToGetHerThere cause campaign, focused on gender-balanced leadership -- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at Old San Francisco Steak House (10223 Sahara, San Antonio, 78216).  

GSSWT CEO Rose González Pérez, along with her panel of top Girl Scout Cookie sellers (sales of over 1,500 boxes), will talk about the positive impacts of Girl Scouting and skills they have learned through the largest girl-led business in the nation (over $750 million each year).

RSVP now for this great experience!  
Offices Closed August 2 

GSSWT offices will be closed Thursday, August 2 for a staff development meeting. Thank you for your understanding.


See future closed dates here.

Service Unit & Regional Volunteer Position Training -- Saturday, August 11   
100 Years of Volunteerism ... and there's still something to learn!


All volunteers who have been or are currently service team volunteers, and all volunteers interested in training for service unit team positions or the new regional volunteer positions, are encouraged to attend Service Unit and Regional Position Training and Enrichment from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11 at San Pedro Presbyterian Church (14900 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, 78232).     

There will be opportunities throughout the day for volunteer position learning, special enrichment sessions, door prizes and much, much more. The day will conclude with a fantastic celebration you don't want to miss!


This day is designed to bring you the information you need to achieve great success and provide greater impact opportunities for girls and better support to all volunteers. If you know any adults who would be a good match for an administrative volunteer position at the service unit or regional level, invite them to join you! 


Questions? Contact your Service Unit Director or the Volunteer Development Center (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 207/training@girlscouts-swtx.org). Additional information and registration procedures will be available soon.

Wurzbach Parkway progress  

Keep an eye out for heavy equipment transportation in our area 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. 

For more information and weekly updates on the construction, 
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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 21 at Boost Virgin Mobile (9081 FM 78, Converse, 78109)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Wal-Mart Supercenter (8315 FM 78, Converse, 78109)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at Office Max in the Woodlake Crossing Shopping Center (6212 Wood Glen Drive, San Antonio, 78244)
Are you working on a community service project in order to better the world around you?  Tell us!


Girl Scout Troop 590 to hold free No-Sew Blanket Workshop 

Come learn a skill to last you a lifetime -- while helping a child in need!  


Girl Scout Troop 590 will hold a free No-Sew Blanket Workshop from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church (Riggs Road, Helotes).


Bring the following materials with you:

  • two pieces of matching or coordinating fleece fabric, 60 inches x 48 inches each
  • fabric scissors
  • yard stick  

Blankets completed at the workshop will be donated to a children's hospital to comfort sick children.


Questions? Email  troop590gsswt@hotmail.com.

Shop News

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


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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