Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Volunteer Kick-off
Time to Stuff the Bus
Just a few weeks left!
PR Team Apps due Aug. 15
Girl Scout Day at the USS Lexington
Hoops & Hounds
Girl Power! exhibit extended
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-September 29
Clearance Sale
now-July 16
Girl Scout Summer
Camp sessions
now-August 5
now-August 15
Girl Scout Shops (at SCGSLC and WSGSLC) closed for inventory
July 17-19

Deliver Stuff the Bus items
August 2

Girl Scout Day at the
USS Lexington
August 3

Hoops & Hounds Game
August 4

Volunteer Kick-off
August 10

Girl Scout Shop at Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center CLOSED, but will be at Volunteer Kick-off at Education Service Center, Region 20
August 10

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July 26, 2013

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Volunteer Kick-off -- Join us Sat., August 10
Go GS! Volunteer Kick-off is right around the corner! All volunteers are invited to join us from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at Education Service Center, Region 20 (1314 Hines Ave, San Antonio, 78208).  

The day will be filled with fun, learning and exciting information to take back to your girls! 
Get the registration form now (deadline is Friday, August 2).

Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors Needed!

To help us have a fabulous day, we need 5-10 Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to support the event. Girls will distribute SWAPS at the registration table, direct volunteers to rooms and more. As the theme is Girl Scout University, we'd like girls to wear blue jeans, capris or pants with a high school T-shirt to show her school spirit!


Have a few girls in mind? Contact Pamela Riles (210-349-2404/

1-800-580-7247 ext. 219) by August 1.

Time to Stuff the Bus!

Stuff the Bus Help Communities In Schools of San Antonio provide students with a great start to their school year. Through the annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive, your contribution gives new school supplies to children who would otherwise go without. Please deliver new school supplies to the Resource Center at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center or West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center by Friday, August 2. Thank you!

Just a few weeks left!

roasting marshmallows Teaching girls how to make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and to live healthy, active lifestyles are important parts of the camp experience.  

The camp environment provides a safe place to engage in and learn from personal choices. By allowing a girl to choose her activities and her own experiences, she is 
empowered to make her own decisions and is able to grow in the knowledge that "I made a good choice on my own." This process is an essential life skill because it engenders responsibility and perseverance in a child.
Get a girl in your life registered today before our summer camp season ends! GSSWT offers a variety of flexible options to get her there


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:

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


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

PR Team Applications accepted through
August 15

Are you interested in telling others in your community how great it is to be a Girl Scout?

Girls ages 5-17 with bright personalities are needed to help represent our organization throughout its 21-county jurisdiction as part of the council's Public Relations (PR) Team. Applications for the 2013-2014 PR Team will be accepted now through August 15

Applicants for the PR Team should be articulate, outgoing, willing to be called with very short notice and have access to transportation to and from events. Girls with musical talent (singing, piano, etc.) are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, a parent/guardian must complete the 2013-2014 PR Team Application, available online through August 15. You will be contacted after that date about the next steps in the process.

Applications will be accepted through August 15 ONLY. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered until the next membership year. Apply now! 

Girl Scout Day at the USS Lexington 

USS Lexington 

Hoops & Hounds

Hoops & Hounds 

Girl Power! exhibit extended to September!

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. 


The display has been extended to Sunday, September 29. Come experience the enduring values and traditions of this iconic organization as told through personal stories, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. 
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.
Girl Scout Shops --
How can we better serve you?!

The Girl Scout Shop would love to know how we may better serve you!


Please take a few moments to complete this survey by Friday, August 23. In return, you'll receive a 10 percent discount off of your next purchase (coupon will appear once the survey is completed). To receive the discount, simply print off the coupon page and present it in the Girl Scout Shop at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center or the Mobile Leadership Center by Saturday, October 12. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact the Girl Scout Shop at 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247.


Thank you for your time and valuable input!


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 will not be open at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center on Saturday, August 10 -- but will be open at Volunteer Kick-off at Region 20) 
Shop @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Hours
(for the month of July, subject to change without notice)
  • Monday-Friday,  2-6 p.m.
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