Volunteer Connection
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Volunteer Service Center, 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
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31

Order-taking for Fall Product (Nuts & Candy) Sale begins
September 28

State Fair of Texas
September 28-
October 21

Speak Out
September 29

GirlExpo 2012
October 6

Girl Scout Greats

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September 21, 2012

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Volunteer Service Center,
Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center
now open: School Year Hours 

The Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center are 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. 
2012 Fall Product (Nuts & Candy) Sale

Become the Difference This year's fall program (nuts and candy) theme is Become the Difference. The fall product sale offers girls the opportunity to earn fast funds at the beginning of the 2012-2013 Girl Scout year.


The Volunteer Product Sales Team developed exciting updates for this year's program. New features include these new products:

  • Peppermint Bark in a swirl tin for $10
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels in a snowman tin for $8
  • Double Dipped Chocolate Covered Peanuts for $6

Additionally, the team is excited to announce an expanded rewards package, including cute incentives and the always useful Nut Bucks program credits. Now is the time for troop, group and girl product sale managers to take online training and be ready to begin taking orders on Friday, September 28!


Participation in the fall program is a snap! Get more details here. For more information, contact the Product Sales office at 210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext.380.

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! 

Volunteers are needed to make GirlExpo 2012 a fabulous day! Contact Pamela L. Riles for details (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219). 


Calling all designers! 
Register TODAY for Girl Scout Project Runway, a competition for all Girl Scout designers! Applications are due Monday, September 24! Who knows? YOU could be the next Girl Scout Project Runway star!

When -- GirlExpo 2012 (10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 6)
Where -- Freeman Coliseum
Who -- Girls in all grade levels
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.


Construction on Wurzbach Parkway is scheduled for completion in 2015. 

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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.  

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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.