Volunteer Connection
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Service Unit & Regional Volunteer Position Training
Calling all Girl Scouts
Calling all Girl Scouts
Continued Construction
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Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31

PR Team Applications
being accepted
July 15-August 15

Team Up Challenge
Voting Open
July 30-August 13

GSSWT Offices Closed -- Staff Development Meeting
August 2

Service Unit & Regional Volunteer Position Training
August 11

Labor Day Holiday
(offices closed)
September 3

Trefoil 2012
September 20

GirlExpo 2012
October 6

Girl Scout Greats

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August 3, 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!
Vote for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas! 

By taking a moment to vote, you can give GSSWT the opportunity to win $10,000!

The 2012 Summer Team Up Challenge, presented by AT&T, is a service-learning initiative that encourages youth at local nonprofits to apply what they are learning to the real world that, in turn, brings education alive in powerful ways. Ten semifinalists -- including GSSWT --  have received $1,000 to work on their projects.

The grand prize for the 2012 Summer Team Up Challenge, part of Silver & Black Give Back, is $10,000 -- help GSSWT have the chance of winning it by visiting and voting for GSSWT at www.teamupchallenge.com between now and Monday, August 13. You can vote as many times as you want!

GSSWT's Team Up project empowered middle and high school Girl Scouts to serve as mentors for younger Girl Scouts by facilitating service projects to benefit the community and local organizations. Throughout the summer, these girls led program with girls in grades K-5 during Camp Metro sessions. Girls created art to benefit Meals on Wheels, led a beautification project at The Neighborhood Place and planted a community garden at the new West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center.   

TeamUp If won, the grand prize will be used to provide 20 Take Action mini-grants for  Gamma Sigma Girls and Gamma Sigma Pearls chapters to complete the service projects of their choice during the 2012-2013 school year. These projects are girl-led and benefit a wide variety of organizations across our community.

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Girl Scout Brownies and 4th-5th grade Girl Scout Juniors wanted for a dazzling good time! Learn how to be your own fashionista! Create your own accessories!


Join the fun from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Cost is just $14 and includes a patch. Contact Lynn Jefferson, Retention Specialist (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 242) for more information and to register. 

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).


Contact Courtney Cunningham (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 207) to register. Cost is $12/person. 

3rd Annual Nonprofit Volunteer & Career Fair 

You're invited to SANCouncil's 3rd Annual Nonprofit Volunteer & Career Fair, hosted by GSSWT. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center


Please share this with your friends and family who might be looking for volunteer and career opportunities in the San Antonio nonprofit community. Click here to see who'll be there!
Calling all Girl Scouts

Are you interested in telling others in your community how great Girl Scouts is?

Girls ages 5-17 with bright personalities are needed to help represent our organization throughout its 21-county jurisdiction as part of the council's Public Relations (PR) Team. Applications for the 2012-2013 PR Team will be accepted through August 15.

Applicants for the PR Team should be articulate, outgoing, willing to be called with very short notice, and have access to transportation to and from events. Girls with musical talent (singing, piano, etc.) are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, a parent/guardian must complete the 2012-2013 PR Team Application, available online through August 15. You will be contacted after that date about the next steps in the process.

Applications will be accepted through August 15 ONLY. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered until the next membership year.

Apply now!

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. 

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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 p.m.
Second Saturday: 9 a.m-1 p.m.  

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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.