Volunteer Connection
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Shop & Resource Center Extended Hours
State Fair of Texas tickets available
You're Invited -- Girl Power to Women Power
Will you be there?!
Girls in Motion
Upcoming Events
Money Manager Training
Continued Construction
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31

Trefoil 2012
September 20

Adventure Time
September 22

State Fair of Texas
September 28-
October 21

Speak Out
September 29

GirlExpo 2012
October 6

Girl Scout Greats

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September 7, 2012

Here you'll find timely information about program, 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 Shop and Resource Center
now open School Year Hours 

The Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center is now open the following hours through May 31:
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Second Saturday: 9 a.m-3 p.m. 
State Fair of Texas tickets available NOW
in the Girl Scout Shop  

Are you heading to the State Fair of Texas September 28-October 21 at Fair Park in Dallas? Purchase your tickets now at GSSWT's Girl Scout Shop!


Girl Scout councils from across the Lone Star State will be featured in the Hall of State. Check out www.statefairgirlscouts.com for more information on all Girl Scout events during the fair.

Tickets are $14/person (tax included). Numbers are limited, so stop by and get yours today!

Reserve Your Spot Today! 
The American Business Women's Association (ABWA) invites you to attend its annual Woman of the Year Luncheon -- with our very own Rose González Pérez, GSSWT CEO, as the featured speaker -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at Anne Marie's @ Devonshire Place (12475 Starcrest Drive, San Antonio, 78216).

ABWA is celebrating Girl Power to Woman Power in conjunction with our 100th anniversary. Reservations are required and the deadline is today. Get the registration form here.
Will you be there?!  

GirlExpo 2012  GirlExpo 2012 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 6, Freeman Coliseum 


Join Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas in a day-long event including hands-on activities, entertainment, food, and fun! Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts alike are welcome to enjoy the festivities. 

GirlExpo 2012 will celebrate everything GREAT about being a girl! From camping and sports to careers and science, girls and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and learn about resources and opportunities in our community. Tickets are $8/person in advance or $10/person at the door. Ticket purchase information available soon. 


Volunteers Needed! 

External organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor -- get details here

Girls in Motion   

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Dance Series 

open to girls in grades K-12

Love to dance? Dance to the beat with Girl Scouts! It doesn't matter if you're big or small, Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors, we want you all! Practices will be held bi-weekly at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) beginning Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.


Girls In Motion to perform at
Silver Stars Game Sunday, September 9

Attend the game and support our local women's basketball team and Girls in Motion! Girls will perform at the pre-game show at 2 p.m.


Contact Ashton Webster for more information (210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext. 296).

Upcoming Events 

Weekend Spa Getaway

Saturday, September 21-Sunday, September 23, Camp La Jita --

open to girls in grades 4-12 

Hey Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors -- feel like you already need a break from school? Relax at Camp La Jita and spoil yourself senseless with a facial, massage, mani and pedi! Just $25 for the weekend! Get more details and the registration form here. Questions? Contact Tabitha Bomer.


Adventure Time  

Saturday, September 22, Floresville -- open to girls in grades 2-3 

Ever wondered what it's like to view the world how others see it? Join Brownie Elf and the Brownie crew on a journey that will take you to places you've only dreamed of. It's Your World -- Change It! So put on your traveling shoes and get ready for this exciting adventure! Get more details and the registration form here. Contact Ashton Webster for additional details (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 296).  

Speak Out

Saturday, September 29, Seguin -- open to girls in grades 2-3

It's Your Story -- Tell It! Everyone has opinions, but is yours being heard? Join your Brownie crew and find your voice through interactive storytelling! What you think matters, so let's speak out to make the world a better place. Spaces are limited -- get all the details and the registration form here. Contact Ashton Webster for additional details (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 296). 


The Hunger Games

Saturday, September 29, Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation -- open to girls in grades 9-12

Think you have what it takes to be on a reality game show? Could you keep calm and survive like Katniss in The Hunger Games? Test your endurance as you make your way through obstacle courses designed by the U.S. Army. Learn to work as a team with your fellow Girl Scout sisters and bond over your newfound strength.  Register for The Hunger Games and find out what it feels like to push your limits. Contact Jenny Pizano for additional details (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 243).

Money Manager Training added for
Thursday, September 13 

Money Manager training is required for volunteers in Troop Pathway who will be signers on a Girl Scout bank account. Learn the how-to of troop finances! Discover our money management process and requirements from bank account procedures to filing reports. Guide girls with their financial goals and assist in establishing good money practice skills. Free! Register now for the just-added 6-7 p.m., Thursday, September 13 course.  

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.


Jones-Maltsberger at Wurzbach Parkway

Non-stop closure through November

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 this fall.


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.

Girl Scouts in the News   

mysa.com, September 1  

Girl Scouts moving into new West Side Center

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, a multicounty council, has been moving into its new digs in the Edgewood Independent School District's vacant Coronado-Escobar campus. 


Officials said the new West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center represents a major expansion and a three-year, $2 million investment on the West Side. Read the entire story here.


San Antonio Business Journal, September 7

Girl Scouts event is putting an emphasis on leadership

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will host the inaugural GirlExpo 2012 at
the Freeman Coliseum. It is expected to be one of the organization's boldest advocacy initiatives regarding girls' leadership issues. Read the entire article here

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