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Pathways Guide is available!
Votes Needed!
PR Team Apps due Aug. 15
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

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

thru August 12

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August 9, 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!
Fall 2013 Pathways Guide is available!

Fall 2013 PG CoverGSSWT's Pathways Guide is published twice a year (January and August). Hard copies of the publication are available for every registered Girl Scout and the guide can be easily accessed online.

Inside the Pathways Guide, you'll find a step-by-step guide to registering for and attending a variety of council-sponsored activities that emphasize the flexible pathways in Girl Scouts. GSSWT staff plan and implement girl activities and adult learning opportunities throughout the council's 21-county service area to meet the needs and interests of our diverse membership.


Each event identifies the appropriate grade level, whether adults are required to attend and if the event is for troop, individual or family participation.

Click on the cover above and make your way to Girl Scout fun!

Hurry! Votes needed by 5 p.m., Monday!

TeamUp We need your vote! Help Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas become one of three 2013 Summer Spurs Team Up Challenge Champions by voting for the GSSWT Forever Green Twinning Team.

Online voting runs until 5 p.m., Monday,
August 12. Thank you for your vote!
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 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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GSSWT's Vision Statement
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.