Volunteer Connection
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Earth Hour
Camp Guide available for download
Free Training for Teen Drivers
Leadership Lounge coming soon!
Celebrate National Volunteer Month
Upcoming Programs
Birdies for Charity
Family Fun at ITC
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
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Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31
Girl Power! ITC exhibit
now-July 14
On the Green
March 26
March 27
March 30
April 5
April 6
April 9
April 11
National Volunteer Month Celebration
April 17
Texas Cavaliers River Parade
April 22
Battle of Flowers Holiday (offices closed)
April 26
April 30
Staff Development Meeting
(offices closed)
May 1
May 9
May 13
Memorial Day
(offices closed)
May 27

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March 22, 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!
Earth Hour -- tomorrow!
Earth Hour Earth Hour takes place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 23. Can you imagine looking at a vision of lights going out through each time zone across the world one hour at a time? That's what happens when we join together to power down. 

So far, in our efforts to power down and save energy through our relationship with Earth Hour, we've saved more than 50,433,069 kWh of energy and eliminated 77,666,926 pounds of CO2. That's like removing nearly 7,000 cars from our busy roads! By turning off your lights for just 60 minutes on March 23
, you can take positive action for the environment and inspire others to do the same.

Earth Hour is an invitation to change the world. By carrying out additional ways to conserve and save energy, you can make the symbolism of Earth Hour come alive throughout the year and create significant positive environmental impact.

Have you taken the Forever Green Pledge? Take it now!
Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide --
available for download!

Camp it Up! Ready to plan your summer fun? Download Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide now and look for it late next week in your mailbox -- one is being mailed to every Girl Scout household! 


Questions? Contact Becky Jennings (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241).

Free hands-on training for teen Girl Scouts --
this weekend!

Do you work with Teen Girl Scouts? The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Texas Department of Transportation have teamed up to provide free hands-on training, led by professional drivers, in essential driving skills to teens. If your teen has a learner's permit or driver's license, don't miss the chance to register her for this free program, March 23 and 24!

Leadership Lounge coming soon!

GSSWT invites you to participate in the new monthly Leadership Lounge


Each month, the Volunteer Resources staff will host an evening just for you -- the adult volunteer. Join us at the lounge as we laugh, learn, listen, get loot and make lasting friendships. It's a place for you to meet other adults and share best practices, get new ideas, learn how to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, win door prizes, hear guest speakers and, most of all, build a better adult Girl Scout experience.


Girl Scout Shop will be open -- special discounts and deals will be available for these dates only!


Time for each date is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dates that the Leadership Lounge will be open at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) are:

  • Wednesday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 30
  • Monday, May 13

And at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, 78237):

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Thursday, May 9

Questions? Contact Dawn Collins (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 212).

Celebrate National Volunteer Month

Thank You On Wednesday, April 17, join us at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center as we celebrate YOU -- our wonderful Girl Scout volunteer! There will be food, fun and fellowship from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the AT&T conference rooms. 

Stop by to have a little snack for breakfast, join us for a light lunch or snag a dessert in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Contact Pamela Riles (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219).
You're invited to upcoming programs

All sorts of fabulously fun programs are coming soon! Each has a link to more details and a registration form.


Break Out Your Muse

6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19 -- open to girls in grades 4-5

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) Get more details and the registration form here.


10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 20 -- open to girls in grades 4-5

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) Get more details and the registration form here.


Speak Out Brownie

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 20 -- open to girls in grades 2-3

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) Get more details and the registration form here.

Support GSSWT through the 2013 Birdies for Charity® program

Birdies for Charity In 2013, GSSWT is poised to succeed with its partnership with Birdies for Charity® through the annual Valero Texas Open and your help is needed to spread the word! What's a birdie, you ask?! It's a score of one stroke under par (the expected score) for any hole on the golf course.


Birdies for Charity is a fundraising program designed to give participating organizations the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open, scheduled for April 1-7. All donations and pledges are tax deductible and GSSWT will receive 100 percent of the dollars raised through Birdies for Charity! S
top by GSSWT's Shop (at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center) and buy a birdie for just $2 each, or buy a golden birdie for $5 each! Get more details here.  
Family Fun at ITC

The Institute of Texan Cultures, in partnership with GSSWT, presents Girl Power!, an exhibition heralding the next century of Girl Scouting. Visit ITC's website for hours and admission. 


Come experience the enduring values and traditions of this iconic organization as told through personal stories, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. The exhibit will be on display through July 14.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!

Go Gold!

Alli H.'s Junior Naturalist Program

News 4 WOAI's Randy Beamer came out to the San Antonio Botanical Garden with his family and participated in Girl Scout Alli H.'s Junior Naturalist Program, which was created as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Read more and see the video here!

Girl Scouts in the News

Seguin Gazette, March 13, 2013

Sweet Exchange

Harley-Marie Rios, 14, offers up a cupcake during the Girls Scout's birthday celebration on Tuesday. See the story and photo 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. 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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