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Every girl deserves her own
The road to independence ...
FREE Teen Driver Safety Course
Flag Day Celebration
Save the Date
Neighborhood day/twilight camps
Beat the crowd
Girl Power!
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Shop News
Get Connected!
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
now-June 15
June 4-13 

June 8 and 9

June 7-9

Flag Day Celebration
June 13

Money Manager Course
June 13

Fall Kick-off
August 10

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June 7, 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!
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 through June 15 (see shop section below).


Questions? 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 201. (Please note that the Girl Scout Shop at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center is now operating its summer hours -- see shop section below for exact hours.)
The road to independence ...

this way!Camp is a safe place for a girl to learn responsibility as she is empowered to take care of herself. Camp counselors provide structure and guidance, but a girl at camp is responsible for getting herself up and ready for the day, making her bed, keeping track of her personal belongings and finding her way to and from the dining hall -- with a buddy, of course! Ready to let her find her independence? GSSWT offers a variety of flexible options to get her there! (Scholarships available!)

Check out these sessions coming up soon:


Camp Metro: Mix it Up! Day Camp @ Crystal City For girls entering grades K-12, a three-day session for girls in outlying areas to make a difference in their community! June 24-26, get all the details here.
A World of Good @ Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls will explore different cultures, learn how to take action and see how they have the power to accomplish anything! June 24-28, get all the details here(Note: Free transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center; before/after care at an additional $25/girl)


Crafty Campers @ Camp La Jita Day Camp in Utopia For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls can explore all things crafts! June 24-28, get all the details here.


Techno Gals 
@ Camp Mira Sol Day Camp in Waring
For girls entering grades K-12, a week-long session where girls will learn all things tech! June 24-28, get all the details here(Note: FREE transportation from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center in San Antonio and Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville; before/after care at an additional $25/girl)


Archery Fun @ Camp La Jita Resident Camp in Utopia For girls entering grades 4-6, an athletic session where girls will learn the fundamentals of archery. June 23-28, get all the details here 

(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)

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). 

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!

Flag Day Celebration -- Thursday, June 13

Flag Day Catholic Life Insurance will host an old fashioned American Flag Raising Ceremony honoring the 236th anniversary of our nation's Flag. The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 13 at the Catholic Life Home Office building, located at 1635 N.E. Loop 410 in San Antonio.


This event is free to the public and kicks off with a Mass offered by Father Martin Leopold at 6 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion, followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony at 6:45 p.m., during which Catholic Life will inaugurate its new 120-foot flag pole. The celebration will also feature a tribute to the flag, refreshments, music and children's activities. Guests will get to enjoy a picnic of hot dogs and ice cream. Free commemorative t-shirts will be given out while supplies last.


For more information, contact Becky Jennings (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext 241).

Fall Kick-off to make a comeback!

Fall Kick-off Save the Date  

You asked for it and we listened! Save the date for Fall Kick-off -- Saturday, August 10 at Region 20 Education Service Center (1314 Hines Avenue, right off of IH 35 and the Walters Street exit).


All volunteers are invited to attend -- and bring a friend! Traditional Girl Scout learning sessions, service team position training, enrichment courses and more will take place. Stay tuned for more information on how to register.

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!

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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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, 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.