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Camp it Up!
Every girl deserves her own
Early Bird
Last chance to SHARE
Girl Power!
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
May 9
Be.U.2.thefullest Extravaganza
May 11
May 13
Memorial Day
(offices closed)
May 27

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May 10, 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. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Where will you be ...?! 

camping fun ... this summer?! We hope you'll be at summer Girl Scout camp having a blast!! Ready to plan your summer fun? Download Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide now and get plannin'!


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

Every girl deserves her own ... 

Green Girl ... book, that is, to ensure she is receiving the full Girl Scout Leadership Experience!


To help make this happen, the Girl Scout Shops at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center and Mobile Leadership Center will feature all girl guides, journey books and journey book sets at a special price now until Saturday, May 18 (see shop section below).


Questions? 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 201.

The Early Bird gets the ... Patch!

Early Bird patch Early Bird registration gives current Girl Scouts and troops/groups the opportunity to register early for the upcoming Girl Scout year (October 2013 through September 2014) before the fall rush! Re-register today! Please note that dues have increased to $15/member, $195/graduating girl lifetime membership dues and $375/lifetime membership dues.


Learn about Early Bird incentives and important information regarding the membership dues increase here.

Last chance to SHARE this spring!
Support Her Activities, Resources & Experiences
SHARE Patch The SHARE Family Partnership Campaign is specifically designed for families to have the opportunity to financially contribute to their daughter's Girl Scout experience. SHARE contributions provide funding for council-sponsored programs and camp facilities, as well as resources and training materials for troop leaders.
  • With a $15 donation, all registered girls in the family will receive the annual SHARE patch. 
  • Grandparents who donate $15 or more on behalf of the SHARE Campaign qualify their granddaughter Girl Scout to receive a "My Grandparents Care to SHARE" patch.
  • With a family donation of $50 or more, registered girls in the family will receive a special birthday greeting.
Ways to participate for your patch 
Click here to make a donation now or mail contributions to:
     Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
     Attn: Development & Communications Department
     811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216
Have you visited Girl Power?

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!
Support Troop 1108's Girl Scout Silver Award project -- 
Be.U.2.the.fullest Extravaganza
Girl Scout Troop 1108 will hold an extravaganza from 3-5:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 11 at Leon Springs Valley Elementary School (23881 IH-10 W, San Antonio, 78257). Join them for tips on fitness, nutrition, beauty and more! Door prizes, too! See more details here!




Troop 523 fights homelessness for
Girl Scout Silver Award project   
Girl Scout Troop 523 worked with Haven for Hope to produce their Girl Scout Silver Award Project. The troop created a video to bring awareness to what school-aged children living in a homeless shelter experience when going to public schools and what public schools and students can do to help to minimize bad experiences. H-E-B produced the video. Thank you to these wonderful community partners for their support, and to Troop 523 for doing great things!
Effects of Homelessness on School-aged Children
Effects of Homelessness on School-aged Children

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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Special Pricing

School Year Hours (now-May 31)
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.