Volunteer Connection
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SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Rally
Ready for Cookies?
Pathways Guide
Office Closed Dates
Seeking Delegates
Free Financial Aid Training
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31
GSSWT Offices Closed for 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 21
January 31
Facilitators' Conference
February 2
National Girl Scout Cookie Day
February 8
Annual Meeting
March 2
Adult Volunteer Recognition Event
March 2

Girl Scout Greats

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January 11, 2013

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!
SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Rally --
last day to register is Wed., Jan. 16

Join the party at SeaWorld San Antonio and kick off the Girl Scout Cookie Program with a wave of fun!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

SeaWorld San Antonio

Open to all Girl Scout families and friends! What a great way to kick-off the 2013 cookie season! Join GSSWT and all of your Girl Scout and SeaWorld friends for splashes of fun at the annual cookie rally. Start with an interactive tailgate party filled with music, new activities, games and so much more. Later, jump into a park excursion with shows, rides, games and a whale of a good time (the park will not be open for full use). As a Take Action project, please bring donations for the San Antonio Food Bank -- visit safoodbank.org for the most wanted items. By attending this event, you are automatically granting permission for your photo image to be used by GSSWT and SeaWorld San Antonio for promotion.

$15/person ages 2+(includes tailgate party activities, patches, snack, and entrance into SeaWorld)

Registration Deadline: January 16


Get more details and the registration packet here!

Ready for Cookies?
We're Learning!
We're Learning!

Buying Girl Scout cookies is more than just handing over money for a box. It's about the skills and learning a girl gains from interacting directly with customers. 


Locally, Girl Scouts began taking orders on Tuesday, January 1. For only $3.50/box, don't let anyone miss out on the opportunity to stock up on all their favorite flavors: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leches!


Learn more about the cookie program here.


Cookie Goods

New Cookie Goods!

Be sure to stop by our Girl Scout Shop at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center ( 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) and check out the "Cookie Booth!" While you're here, pick up an Eat Mor Cookies T-shirt for $12, Eat Mor Cookies bag for $7 and a Girls Rock hat for $8. 


National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Friday, February 8!
National Girl Scout Cookie Day
GSUSA has declared February 8 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day to increase awareness of what the Girl Scout Cookie Program does for girls and their communities.
This special day will help launch the new cookie packages, which explain how the cookie program helps girls develop 5 skills that empower them to become future leaders. Save the date! 
New Boxes!

New Packaging Design

For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout cookies have a new look and a new purpose: to elevate the significance of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The pictures are of girls doing activities that a girl could do with the proceeds her troop/group earns! Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but a lot of people who buy them don't realize what a Girl Scout learns from selling them. Girl Scouts gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something big and that is pictured on each box.

Visit www.girlscoutscookies.org to read more about the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, a $790-million girl-led business!
Spring 2013 Pathways Guide now available!

Spring 2013 Pathways Guide Do you have your Spring 2013 Pathways Guide? Download it now for a complete selection of programs, events, activities and adult learning opportunities.


Inside the guide, you'll find your step-by-step guide to registering for and attending a variety of council-sponsored activities that emphasize the flexible pathways in Girl Scouts. GSSWT staff plan and implement girl activities and adult learning opportunities throughout the council's 21-county service area to meet the needs and interests of our diverse membership. 

Closed Dates

Please note that all GSSWT offices will be closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See future closed dates here.


Thank you for your understanding. 

Seeking Delegates

GO Teams are currently seeking individuals who are interested in representing their regional area to serve as delegates for the council annual meeting.


Governance of the council is facilitated through five regional areas that are aligned with the five GO teams. Each regional area is represented by 20 delegates who speak on behalf of their region's members. Adult

volunteers or girls age 14 or older may serve as a voting delegate and are responsible for voicing the opinions and concerns of the membership. Governance of the council takes place at monthly GO Team regional meetings and at the council's annual meeting held the first Saturday of March each year.


If you would like more information or are interested in serving as a delegate, please contact your regional coordinator or GO Team Manager (contact information below) by Monday, January 28.

  • Pink Region -- Lucy McArthur (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
    ext. 258)
  • Purple Region -- Catherine Bower (830-765-2026)
  • Blue Region -- Melissa Soliz (210-319-5775)
  • Orange Region -- Liz Zeno (210-269-3595)
  • Yellow Region -- Lucy McArthur (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
    ext. 258)
Free Financial Aid Training
(for school counselors, administrators and mentors, in partnership with Café College)

In collaboration with the Financial Aid Council of San Antonio and the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA), the San Antonio Education Partnership is pleased to host a FREE financial aid training program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15. The workshop is designed to help you learn and understand more about financial aid programs, processes and concepts and will be held at Café College (131 El Paso St., San Antonio, 78204). Breakfast and lunch will be provided!


Register now (scroll down to choose correct date/location).

Wurzbach Parkway Progress

Keep an eye out for heavy equipment transportation in our area as construction on the Wurzbach Parkway extension continues to progress.


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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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.