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GSSWT Offices Closed Jan. 21/MLK March
All Things Cookie
Seeking Delegates
Pathways Guide
Trefoils for Sandy Hook
Mobile Leadership Center
Vote for the yummy treat!
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Girl Scouts in the news
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
MLK March
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 18, 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!
GSSWT Offices Closed Monday, January 21 --
Join us at the MLK March

All GSSWT offices will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Join us at the MLK March on Monday, January 21

Gather your sister Girl Scouts, family and friends and join us at the MLK March on Monday, January 21! The MLK March in San Antonio is one of the largest in the nation and is expected to draw more than 100,000 adults and children.

Meet at
9:15 a.m. on Monday, January 21 at the flagpole at the East Side Boys and Girls Club (3503 MLK Drive, San Antonio, 78220). The march will end at 11:15 a.m. at Pittman-Sullivan Park (1101 Iowa, San Antonio, 78203).


Martin Luther King Day

Remember to wear your Girl Scout shirt (or a green shirt) and khakis for the march. The march is 2.75 miles long, so wear your comfortable shoes!


Questions? Contact Arelí Acosta at 210-349-2404 ext. 235.

All Things Cookie
What Grown-Ups Need To Know About Selling Girl Scout Cookies
What Grown-Ups Need To Know About
Selling Girl Scout Cookies


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!


Visit www.girlscoutscookies.org to read more about the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, a $790-million girl-led business!
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)
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. 

Trefoils for Sandy Hook

As Newtown continues to move forward in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Girl Scouts from coast to coast have offered their support, friendship and generosity to the town and to our girls. 

The Trefoil Project was created by Girl Scouts of Connecticut as a way to honor the eight Girl Scout Daisies that were lost at Sandy Hook. Girl Scouts were asked to send their thoughts and well-wishes to Connecticut in the shape of a trefoil: the symbol of Girl Scouting. To this date, calls about the project, as well as trefoils have been arriving on a daily basis since December, from California, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Thailand and more. Girl Scouts of Connecticut will continue to accept these trefoils through the month of January. GS Trefoil Please mail to:
Hartford Service Center
c/o Trefoil Project
340 Washington Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is deeply touched by the nationwide support for our Newtown Girl Scouts. From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of our girls, we thank all of you.
Mobile Leadership Center seeking travelers

Do you love to travel? Enjoy meeting new people? Want to help others? The Mobile Leadership Center team is looking for volunteers to assist with upcoming travel dates.

Our duty is to provide professional, superior customer service to members, volunteers, staff and the community. We are looking for people who are committed to Girl Scout values, customer-service friendly and knowledgeable of the Resource Center and Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Upon your first shift with the Mobile Leadership Center, you will receive a free T-shirt! But act fast, because the Mobile Leadership Center will be hitting the road soon!


Upcoming Travel Plans: 

  • January 22, Wilson County
  • February 4, San Antonio (East Central area)
  • February 5, San Antonio (East Central area)
  • February 6, Kerrville
  • February 7, Boerne
  • February 15 & 16, Junction & Camp Wood (overnight travel)
  • February 18, Atascosa
  • Mobile Leadership CenterFebruary 21, Seguin 

March dates available, too! If you are interested or have questions, please contact the Volunteer Resources Team at 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247.

Vote for the yummy treat!

Exciting news! Remember those delicious Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bars that Nestlé released last summer? The yummy treats were nominated as one of 10 Best Brand Extensions of 2012 by Parham Santana and Adweek. While we think those are the obvious choice for the Best of the Best, Girl Scouts of the USA needs your vote! 

Girl Scout Candy BarsPlease spread the word and vote here for your favorite Brand Extension of 2012 -- you can vote once a day until the January 22 deadline.

With any luck, maybe Nestlé will bring them back if the Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bar is voted #1....
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.
Girl Scouts in the News

Today.com blog, January 11

Ryan Gosling bought 'hundreds and hundreds' of Girl Scout cookies

Hey, Girl (Scouts)! Ryan Gosling is looking after you -- or he was. During a Wednesday night visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the actor revealed his one-time random act of kindness for a couple of girls in green. Read more here.


Stacy A. Cordery, Author blog, January 15

White House Medal of Freedom Ceremony Photo

Thanks to the kindness of Juliette Gordon Low's great-niece, Margaret M. Seiler, I can make available to you this marvelous photograph taken at the White House ... read more and see the photo here

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