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Make Up Training tomorrow
Adult Volunteers needed tomorrow
Let's Beat Cancer!
Facebook: Friend or Foe?
Self-Defense Workshop
Cheer Mile Volunteers needed
Ex Officio Girl Board Member
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Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31

Service Unit Team Position Make Up Training
October 20

SAGE Music Festival Volunteer Opportunity
October 20

October 21

Beat Cancer Lighting Ceremony
October 22

Facebook: Friend or Foe?
October 23

Facebook: Friend or Foe?
November 3

Self-Defense Launch Workshop
November 4

GSSWT Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 22 & 23

Ex Officio Girl Board Member applications due
November 27

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October 19, 2012

We've gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month in honor of our founder Juliette Gordon Low (who passed away from breast cancer in 1927), all who have fought it, all who are at peace and all who have been affected by it. Go Pink! 

Here you'll find timely information about program, adult learning opportunities and other general news to keep you connected to GSSWT! Volunteer Connection is sent weekly every Friday. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Service Unit Team Position Training
Make Up Day to be held tomorrow! 

The Service Unit Team Position make up day for the Service Unit Director, Service Unit Administrative Assistant, Service Unit Adult Learning & Recognition Coordinator and the Service Unit Membership Coordinator team positions will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, October 20 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216). Register now by emailing training@girlscouts-swtx.org.

Volunteers needed tomorrow for music festival
GSSWT Board Chair Jackie L. Gorman has called to request our support with 38 adult volunteers at tomorrow's SAGE Music Festival! Are you available? Email Jackie L. Gorman now!
Volunteers are needed to help with taking tickets at the door, for posters and selling refreshments. You'll receive free admission, free parking and a free T-shirt -- not to mention a great day surrounded by beautiful music!

SAGE Music Festival -- Saturday, October 20
Choose from these three shifts--
  • Shift 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Shift 2: 1-5 p.m.
  • Shift 3: 5-10 p.m. 
Location: Wheatley Heights Sports Complex (1023 Upland Road, San Antonio, 78220, near Martin Luther King and Interstate 10)

About The SAGE Music Festival: The SAGE Music Festival benefits San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE), a non-profit organization serving as an economic development resource for current business owners and potential new businesses, supporting revitalization of the Eastside community.
Let's Beat Cancer! 

Pink Ribbon What are your plans for Monday evening? Join the Methodist Healthcare system in the fight to end breast cancer. Girl Scouts and their families are invited to attend the Beat Cancer Lighting Ceremony at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital (1310 McCullough, San Antonio, 78212, directly across from Metropolitan Methodist Hospital) from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, October 22. Free and open to the public.


This inspiring event will feature:

  • Information on breast cancer awareness and prevention
  • Pink lemonade
  • Pink ribbon cookies
  • Entertainment
  • Words of encouragement from breast cancer survivors 
  • Opportunity for Girl Scouts to create get well soon cards for breast cancer patients

The event finale will be the lighting of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in beautiful pink lights. The hospital will be pink for one week, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Facebook: Friend or Foe? 
Facebook is the largest social network site in the world and its growth seems unstoppable. It has many advantages, but online safety is always a concern. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will hold two classes specifically designed for teens ages 12+ and their parents.

We will have in-depth discussions on:
  • The multiple benefits of using Facebook
  • How parents can remain involved without being intrusive
  • Appropriate content and online etiquette
  • Profile and privacy settings
This is a class you and your teen can't afford to miss!

Cost is $15/family. For more information, contact Becky Jennings
(210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241). 
POWERHOUSE Self-Defense Workshop
POWERHOUSE Self-Defense invites Girl Scouts ages 12+ to its inaugural launch workshop from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 at Jazzercise San Antonio Perrin Beitel Fitness Center (4105 Avenida Prima Street, San Antonio, 78217). Special Girl Scout rate is $30/person.

This workshop will teach you to be aware of your surroundings and includes learning techniques to use your core strength to defend yourself. Light refreshments will be served during the Q&A session. Come prepared -- leave empowered!
Register by contacting Leslie Gartin, Regional Event Coordinator (210-382-3201).
Cheer Mile Volunteers Needed!

Need community service hours or just want to do something good? The local Susan G. Komen Foundation Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (scheduled for Sunday, November 11) is in need of volunteers for the Cheer Mile! 

Come wearing pink and 
bring noise makers, voices and signs to boost participants' spirits during the run, from 5:30-10 a.m.


Light refreshments will be served. The first 150 volunteers to sign-up will receive a FREE Cheer Mile T-shirt and a pink Komen San Antonio noisemaker.
Interested in participating in this great activity? Contact Samantha for more information.
Nominations due Tuesday, November 27  
All teen Girl Scouts, ages 14-18, are encouraged to apply to serve as ex officio girl board members to GSSWT's Board of Directors. Applications are due Tuesday, November 27.

Each of the five regional areas will select two teen Girl Scouts to serve on the board -- an excellent opportunity for girls to become involved at the council level and experience the democratic process first hand. See the timeline and get the application here
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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.
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