Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Shop & Resource Center Extended Hours
State Fair of Texas tickets available
Will you be there?!
Upcoming Events
Continued Construction
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

Join Our List
Join Our Mailing List

September 14, 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!

Buy Your Tickets Now!   

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.  

GirlExpo 2012 Tickets


Volunteers Needed! 

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

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. 


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 Sherry Cook  for additional details (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 202).


Family Day on the Pumpkin Farm

Saturday, October 13 -- Family Event

Bring the whole family out to Devine for a fun day on the farm! Jump on a hayride or barrel train ride, compete in the duck races, run through the hay maize, or find your way through the rope maze. Dress a scarecrow, toss some horseshoes, pet and feed the farm animals, try your luck at fishing, or play a round of tin-bucket golf. This program is open to all Girl Scouts, family, and friends. Get more details and the registration form here

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   

Teen Helping Visually Impaired Children Read

KABB Fox San Antonio, September 8, 2012 

A teen is using her own life story to help other children experience the joy of reading. Rebecca Baumgarten, showed off her Bag Books to children at the Schertz Public Library as part of her Girl Scouts service project Saturday. Read more here.   


Rebecca is a Girl Scout Cadette in the Randolph Service Unit. Congratulations on a fabulous Girl Scout Silver Award project, Rebecca! 

Shop News

Shop News
School Year Hours (now-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.  

Get Connected! 
Find us on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter   View our videos on YouTube   Follow Us!   Tell Us!  Constant Contact
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.