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2012 Fall Product Sale
In just one week ...
Will you celebrate with us?
State Fair of Texas tickets available
Hay You!
Family Day on the Pumpkin Farm
Girl Scouts in the News
Continued Construction
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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

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & National Night Out Event
October 2

GirlExpo 2012
October 6

Girl Scout Greats

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September 28, 2012

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2012 Fall Product (Nuts & Candy) Sale --
order taking begins today! 

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. Order taking begins today!  


For more information, contact the Product Sales office at 210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext.380.

In just one week ...    

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 enjoy a live grand finale concert by Jonnie & Brookie! Tickets are $8/person in advance or $10/person at the door. The first 800 people to enter the gates at GirlExpo 2012 will experience the Jonnie & Brookie concert up-close and personal on the floor! Buy your tickets now!!  


GirlExpo 2012 Tickets




Volunteers Needed! 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 6 

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). 

Will you celebrate with us?  

Come join Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and several community leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 at the NEW West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center at Coronado/Escobar (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, 78237)! 

Then, stick around for an official National Night Out event! Families and friends are welcome to join us as we raise the flag for the first time, tour the new center, eat some great food, learn about opportunities in the community, check out the Mobile Leadership Center and participate in fun activities!

National Night Out at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center will take place from 5-8 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting Invitation
State Fair of Texas tickets available NOW
in the Girl Scout Shop  

Are you heading to the State Fair of Texas (open today through 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!

Texas State Fair
Hay You! 
What are your plans this weekend? The Graff Family Farm has dedicated  part of the South Texas Maize to Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary! The maize is open for the fall season through November 25 and hours are: 
  • Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Visit www.southtexasmaize.comfor more information and to purchase
South Texas Maizetickets. See why getting lost in the maize is just so much fun!

The South Texas Maize is located at 911 US Hwy 90 East in Hondo, 78861.
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

Girl Scouts in the News   

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

September 19, 2012

Canyon Lake senior is making a difference both near and far

A Canyon Lake teen was not content with just making a local impact -- she wanted to make a difference around the world. See the article about Girl Scout Kati DeHaven 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. 

For more information and weekly updates on the construction, 
sign up for the newsletter here.

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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.
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Girl Scout group reservations are required to receive the special rate of $8/Girl  Scout. Make reservations online here. No other discounts or coupons apply. One chaperone required for every three-five Girl Scouts -- this required chaperone is free! Extra chaperones/siblings pay general admission rate.
Offer Expires: November 25, 2012South Texas Maize