Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Camp it Up!
Facilitator's Gathering
GSSWT Offices Closed
Make an IMPACT
Special Thanks
Calling all volunteers
Helpful Hints
Girl Power!
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
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

15% off Camp Items Sale in Girl Scout Shop
now-May 31
Girl Power! ITC exhibit
now-July 14
Facilitator's Gathering
May 21
Memorial Day
(offices closed)
May 27
June 7

Money Manager Course
June 13

CPS Energy




Wells Fargo

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May 17, 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!
Camp it Up! Coming Up

Camp is a place where a girl can make new friends, explore the world around her and learn that "I can" is much more powerful than "I can't." It's a place where transformation happens. In an environment created just for her, a girl learns real life skills, develops self-esteem and gains a sense of independence and community. Camp gives girls the chance to let their curiosity run free and spark their imagination! Ready to send your girl?!


GSSWT offers a variety of flexible options to get her there:

  • Day Camp at Mira Sol (Waring) -- week-long day camp in the scenic Texas Hill Country; includes free transportation from San Antonio and Kerrville and before/after care at an additional $25/girl
  • Day Camp at La Jita (Utopia) -- new for summer 2013, week-long day camps especially for girls in our western counties
  • Camp Metro Day Camp: Mix it Up! (outlying areas) -- three-days-a-week day camps to be held at Girl Scout-partnering locations such as community centers and local parks
  • Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center -- week-long day camps with free transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and before/after care at an additional $25/girl
  • Teen Track, Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center -- week-long day camps especially for teens; free transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
  • Camp La Jita Resident Camp -- one- and two-week sessions where girls reside in rustic cabins; new, Friday transportation to Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center at additional $20/girl
Download the Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide now and get summer fun plannin' with your girl!


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

Facilitator's Gathering -- Tuesday, May 21 

Join us for the next gathering scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216).


If you were a facilitator and you want to reengage yourself, join us! If you've always wanted to be a facilitator, join us! Gather to learn what's going on in the Volunteer Development Center -- and who knows, you may learn something new!

GSSWT Offices Closed Monday, May 27

Please note that all GSSWT offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. See future closed dates here.


We will forever remember and honor the courageous and brave who lost their lives -- paying the ultimate sacrifice -- to preserve our freedom. Thank you, service men and women, for your devotion and sacrifice. You are remarkable. 

Make an IMPACT!

Join us for IMPACT Day 2013 on Friday, June 7 at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, 78237in partnership with Deloitte, a worldwide network of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax professionals. This is an annual celebration of Deloitte's commitment to community involvement when employees across the country are encouraged to set aside their work for the day to contribute their time and talent to benefit local nonprofits.


Local Deloitte employees will hold a day of service and program, including two workshops and a beautification project. All girls and families are invited to this FREE first-ever event! Get more details and the registration form here. Registrations due Friday, May 31.

Special thanks to What Must We Do panelists

Missed last week's What Must We Do ToGetHerThere panel? Check out the video below and view the photo gallery here.

What Must We Do ToGetHerThere?
What Must We Do ToGetHerThere?

Special thanks to our fabulous panelists and wonderful moderator for their work ToGetHerThere every day. What an inspirational crew!
Calling all volunteers! 

If you haven't yet completed your annual assessment, it's not too late. It's important that we have your feedback on your Girl Scout experience. Follow this link to submit your assessment now -- don't miss the opportunity to tell us what you'd like to see different. 

Helpful hints for finance reports 

Summer is coming and troops that have not attended the new Money Manager course may have questions about completing the summer finance report. We are here to help. The finance report is now an excel spreadsheet and available on GSSWT's website. Looking for complete details? Get 'em here!

Detailed finance report instructions are provided in the new Money Manager course -- next course is 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216).
Questions? Contact Trisha Kealoha, Finance Report Specialist
(210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 260). 
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!
Cookies for Heroes Cookies for Heroes
Girl Scout Troop 232 in the Whittier/Twain/Longfellow Service Unit created several beautiful baskets for Cookies for Heroes in honor of Memorial Day. Thanks, Troop 232! 

Local Girl Scout recognized as an Everyday Young Hero
Youth Service America recognized Girl Scout Senior Krystal F. as an Everyday Young Hero for her commitment to promoting vision health and education in her community. 
Everyday Young Hero"Krystal's strong adoration for reading, coupled with not liking to wear her glasses all of the time, sparked her desire to help other children who may not have access to vision testing or insurance that helps identify and prevent eye diseases. With the goal of earning her Silver Award for the Girl Scouts, Krystal teamed up with the local Lions Club to help plan and implement a Spot Pedia-Vision Screening at the Discovery World Learning Center for adults and children. The free screenings for young children between the ages of six months and five years old provided eye exams and early treatment to help spot and treat eye issues. She assisted with the young patients, making them feel comfortable during their screening, as well as providing support to staff and parents. 

Through her countless work with the Lions Club preparing and running the Screenings, Krystal volunteered more than 500 hours in order to make this project a success. Krystal wants every young child to have the opportunity to enjoy reading as much as she does, and plans to coordinate additional screenings in the future.

For her passion for encouraging and advocating for healthy eyes and early eye exams, we honor Krystal as an Everyday Young Hero."

Congratulations, Krystal! Girl Scouts do great things!
Girl Scouts in the News

Rosemary's Story: Pioneer San Antonian Fed a World's Fair, Still Going Strong

Rivard Report, May 9, 2013 

At 89 years old, Rosemary Kowalski is my oldest friend on Facebook. Read more about our Girl Scout friend here.

Minding the Money

San Antonio Business Journal, May 10, 2013

As CFO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, it is Jeannie Frazier's job to be honest and ethical as the steward of the institute's bottom line. Read more about GSSWT's great board member 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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15% off camp items  sale

Shop @ Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center Hours
(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. 
Shop @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Hours
(for the month of May, subject to change without notice)
  • Monday,  2-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
  • Friday, 1-5 p.m.
  • 3rd Saturday (tomorrow, May 18!), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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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.
15% off all camp items
Don't miss the sale! All camp items 15% off
now-May 31 at the Girl Scout Shop (at both
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and
West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center).
Offer Expires: Friday, May 31