Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Get plannin' your summer fun
Every girl deserves her own
Make an IMPACT
Like food and fun?
FREE Teen Driver Safety Course
Neighborhood day/twilight camps
Beat the crowd
Calling all volunteers
Helpful Hints
Girl Power!
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Dates to Remember
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31
Girl Power! ITC exhibit
now-July 14
Every girl deserves
her own
special pricing
June 3-15
June 4-13
June 7

June 8 and 9

(volunteers ops available for anyone 12 years and older)
June 7-9

Money Manager Course
June 13

CPS Energy




Wells Fargo

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May 31, 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!
Get plannin' your summer fun!

Smiling campers 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! Check out these sessions coming up soon:

  • Empower the CEO in You @ Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center  For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls will shine while celebrating all that makes them a great leader in their community! (Note: Free transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and before/after care at an additional $25/girl) June 17-21, get all the details here. Special teen track session available, too!
  • Sports & S'more @ Camp La Jita Day Camp in Utopia For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls can explore all things sports with a bit of tradition mixed in! June 17-21, get all the details here.
  • Green Thumbs Up @ Camp Mira Sol Day Camp in Waring For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls will get hands-on fun in the dirt planting and gardening! (Note: FREE transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center in San Antonio and Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville and before/after care at an additional $25/girl) June 17-21, get all the details here.
  • Rollin' Utopia @ Camp La Jita Resident Camp in Utopia For girls entering grades 4-6, an athletic session where girls will explore camp on two wheels! (Note: transportation available Friday afternoon to transport campers and their gear from Camp La Jita to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center at an additional $20/girl) June 16-21, get all the details here.

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). 

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 from June 3-15 (see shop section below).


Questions? 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 201. (Please note that summer hours for the Girl Scout Shop at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center begin Monday, June 3, see shop section below for exact hours.)
Make an IMPACT -- registration deadline extended to Tuesday, June 4

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 are due Tuesday, June 4.

Like food and fun?

Texas Folklife Festival Then you should plan to volunteer at the Girl Scout booth at the 42nd Texas Folklife Festival, a three-day celebration (June 7-9) of the state's multicultural heritage to include music, dance, food, fun and crafts.


Girl Scouts will again participate in this year's event and will host an activity booth in the kid's area on the festival grounds and we need your help. 

Volunteers working the booth receive free admission for all three days of the festival. Troops with girls ages 12 and older, individual adults and alumnae are all welcome to volunteer. The Girl Scout booth will be open: 

  • 5-9 p.m., Friday, June 7
  • 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday , June 8 and
  • 12-5 p.m., Sunday, June 9

Volunteers will need to work a minimum of two three-hour shifts (Friday, total of four hours). Interested? Complete this form and return to Arelí Acosta. Questions? Contact Arelí (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 235). It promises to be the experience of a lifetime!.

FREE Teen Driver Safety Course -- June 8 or 9

Toyota Driving Expectations is a FREE hands-on, 2.5 hour driving course taught by professional facilitators and drivers. The curriculum for Toyota Driving Expectations -- On The Road program was developed in partnership with multiple organizations committed to safe driving, including the National Safety Council and the Defensive Driving Academy in California. The program is designed for teens and parents alike and will be held at the Toyota Plant on June 8 or 9 -- register now!

Neighborhood Day/Twilight Camp sessions happening near you! 
Bird watcher S.C.O.U.T. Twilight Camp, June 17-21
Looking for a fun twilight camp session this summer? Look no further! Calling all girls in Schertz and the surrounding area -- join the fun at S.C.O.U.T. Camp, daily from 5-9 p.m., June 17-21 (sponsored by CIMASCH Service Unit). Contact Joyce Zimdahl (210-378-1885) to register now!
Detective girl  
GSI -- Girl Scout Investigation Twilight Camp, June 17-21
Get your I-spy glasses and be a part of the fun at GSI-Girl Scout Investigation! This twilight camp (sponsored by the Orange GO Team) will be held at OP Schnabel Park daily from 5-9 p.m., June 17-21. Contact Becky Karp (210-508-6463) to register now! 
Beat the crowd ... 

Early Bird in sash 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.

Get more information here about Early Bird incentives and important information regarding the membership dues increase, as well as several dates that the Mobile Leadership Center will be in outlying areas to pick up your forms!

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.

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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Every girl deserves her own!

Shop @ Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center Hours
(summer hours, June 1-August 31)
  • Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Second Saturday: 9 a.m-1 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.