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50% discount for day camp
Early Bird registrations due June 17
Every girl deserves her own
There's a leader in every girl
Survivor 2013
Trainer's Gathering
Neighborhood day/twilight camps
Bronze & Silver
Save the Date
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
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
Early Bird Registrations due
June 17

Volunteer Service Center, Resource Center & Shop Extended Hours
(8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.)
June 17

Pre-inventory Clearance Sale
June 17-July 16

Trainer's Gathering
June 18

Fall Kick-off
August 10

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June 13, 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!
50% discount for day camp

Hurry and register by 1 p.m., Friday, June 14 (that's tomorrow!) for a 50 percent discount (just $60/girl) to attend Empower the CEO in You -- a Camp Metro session happening next week, June 17-21, at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center. Empower the CEO in You is open to all Girl Scouts and will celebrate all that makes you a great leader while exploring different careers and meeting inspirational role models! Spaces are limited -- get the registration form now! (Scholarships still available even with discount.


Questions? Call 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 391.

Early Bird registrations due Monday, June 17 and extended office hours  

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.


Extended Office Hours at the

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

The Volunteer Service Center, Resource Center and Shop will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17 for your convenience. 

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.


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.)
There's a leader in every girl!

The camp setting is a small community unlike any other. The unfamiliar setting, new people and shortened time together help girls make friends and bond. As a girl make choices and direct projects, her leadership instincts progress. She learns to get along with others and becomes self-reliant without parents there to save the day. Ready to let her find her way?! GSSWT offers a variety of flexible options to get her there! (Scholarships available!)


Upcoming Sessions

July 1-5, 4th of July Fun @ Camp La Jita Day Camp in Utopia

July 1-5, 4th of July Bash @ Camp Mira Sol Day Camp in Waring

July 7-12, Time Travel @ Camp La Jita Resident Camp in Utopia

July 8-10, Camp Metro: Mix it Up! Day Camp @ Eagle Pass

July 8-12, Cadette Program Aide Training @ Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

July 8-12, Art Ventures @ Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

Camp Perks 

Camp Metro @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center offers:

1. Free transportation from the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center in the morning and afternoon

2. Before and after care at an additional $25/girl


Camp Mira Sol Day Camp in Waring offers:

1. Free transportation from the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center in San Antonio and the Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville in the morning and afternoon

2. Before and after care at an additional $25/girl


Camp La Jita Resident Camp offers:

1. Transportation on 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


Check the camp guide now for other great sessions! Questions? Contact Becky Jennings (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241). 

Survivor 2013

Survivor! Are you prepared to have a blast at Survivor 2013?

Do you think you're prepared to help yourself and your family in the event of a natural disaster? Subject matter experts will inform and train you in disaster preparedness and survival techniques as you are challenged to prepare, improvise, build shelters, cook your own food, sterilize water, learn wilderness first aid and how to defend and protect yourself. You will be part of a team and participate in many challenges. You will be taught to survive!

Survivor is open to girls entering grades 6-12, costs $250/girl and runs from 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at Camp Mira Sol. Get more details here

Don't miss out on this popular program! Contact the Volunteer Service Center (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 391) to register today!

Trainer's Gathering -- Tuesday, June 18

Calling all trainers and potential trainers -- join us from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216). 


Enjoy this camp-themed meeting with s'mores and lots more about Girl Scout camping! It's a fun way to meet other volunteer trainers and learn a little something new about Girl Scouts. See you there!

Neighborhood Day/Twilight Camp sessions happening near you! 
Wild, Wild West at Woodlawn Lake Day Camp, July 15-19 
Ready for a boot-scootin', rope twirlin' day camp session? Head on over our way, y'all! Join the fun at Wild, Wild West at Woodlawn Lake Day Camp, daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 15-19 (sponsored by Whittier/Twain/Longfellow Service Unit). Contact Maggie Valdez (210-854-6055) to register now!
Tool Girl
Girl Scouts ... We Can Do It! Twilight Camp, July 15-19
Grab your tools, roll up your sleeves and let's get to creating something! This Orange GO Team-sponsored twilight camp will be held at OP Schnabel Park daily from 5-9 p.m., July 15-19. Contact Lidia Gonzales (210-669-6452) to register now!
Is your troop working on Girl Scout Bronze or Silver award projects?

Have the girls in your Girl Scout Junior or Cadette troop completed a journey? Are they ready to embark on their Bronze or Silver Award? Both awards are a meaningful and wonderful experience for the girls and the adults who work with them.


The new staff liaison, Courtney Cunningham (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 221), can answer any questions you have about the process or paperwork involved.

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.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!

Troop 592 & the Doggie Olympics

Troop 592 Twenty-three dogs competed in what was possibly San Antonio's first ever Doggie Olympics. Girl Scout Junior Troop 592 held this fun event to collect stuffed animals for the San Antonio Fire Department to give to children who need comfort. Dogs of all shapes and sizes competed in a Doggie Fashion Show, the Rip Van Winkle Sleep-off, a Ball Lottery, Peanut Butter Lick, Red Light, Green Light and Temptation Tower. 


This project was the culmination of the troop's work on the Agent of Change Journey and the first step toward earning their Girl Scout Bronze Award. The nine fourth graders planned the event, set up the rules for the judges, led promotion, secured goodie bag donations, found a great location (Bob Beard Elementary), designed and painted a photo backdrop and emceed and ran the event from start to finish. Afterwards, the troop delivered a box-full of new stuffed animals to the grateful fire fighters at Station 34. Way to go, Troop 592!

Troop 2116 & Ergo Crayons

Girl Scout Troop 2116 decided to lend a helping hand to Thousand Oaks Elementary School's Amy Rose and her specialized support class. The troop collected broken crayons from the children at at the campus and after peeling off the paper the girls put the crayons in several different molds.  
Troop 2116
The filled molds were put in the oven to melt the crayons and were popped out of the mold to dry. The troop then gave Rose's specialized support class a decorated box full of crayons. The students in Roses's class are able to easily grasp and color with these chunky and ergonomic crayons. Nice job, Troop 2116! 
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.
Shop News


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 June, 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.