Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Labor Day
Pathways Guide is available!
Long Range Property Plan
Are you earth-friendly?
PJs & Penguins
Lose Something?
Girl Power! exhibit -- free admission
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

Free admission to
Girl Power! exhibit
August 25

Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meeting in
Del Rio

August 27

Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meeting in Seguin
August 28

Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meeting in
New Braunfels
August 29

Girl Scout Shop hours change to School Year Hours
September 1

Free admission to
Girl Power! exhibit
September 1

Labor Day
(GSSWT offices closed)
September 2

Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meetings
September 3-October 17

Unclaimed lost & found items from camp to be donated to Goodwill
September 3

Free admission to
Girl Power! exhibit
September 8

September 20

CPS Energy




Wells Fargo

Forever Green

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August 23, 2013

Here you'll find timely information about programs, 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!
GSSWT Offices to be closed for Labor Day

Please note that all GSSWT offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Have fun and stay safe!


View future closed dates here.

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!

Long Range Property Plan

In August 2012, GSSWT's board of directors established a volunteer-led Long Range Property Plan (LRPP) Committee that was tasked to develop a long-term property plan for the council's 21-county jurisdiction. In June 2013, the LRPP Committee presented the findings and recommendations to the board.


Visit girlscouts-swtx.org/property for more information on the long-term property plan.


Upcoming town hall meeting dates are as follows:

See future dates here

Are you Earth-friendly?

Love the Earth "Earth-friendly" simply means being friendly to nature. Earth is the only planet where human beings can exist. We need to be eco-friendly to save our planet and make it a better place (like the Girl Scout Law states!). One million tons of waste is produced in the world every day. We can make little efforts to help planet Earth -- and in doing so, we're not only helping our surroundings, but fellow humans and animals, too!


Girl Scouts Forever Green is a national project developed by girls, volunteers, alumnae, staff and collaborators for Girl Scouting's 100th Anniversary to honor its founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who loved nature and the outdoors. It enables Girl Scouts, as a Movement, to track significant, collective, positive impacts on our environment.

We can make a difference! Won't you help us?!

Anyone can join! So ask your friends, families, classmates and neighbors to sign up, too! Actions you take in your daily life help protect the environment and conserve natural resources. You can make a difference! 

PJs & Penguins

PJs & Penguins Bring your favorite pair of PJs and join this penguin sleepover at SeaWorld San Antonio! Explore various activities and enjoy a pizza party with your Girl Scout friends. Then spend the night next to penguins! Top off your overnight adventure with a continental breakfast before saying goodbye to your new Girl Scout and penguin friends. This event is for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies.

  • 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21
    SeaWorld San Antonio (10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, 78251)
  • $95/participant
  • Complete the registration form now!

Questions? Contact Amber Philpot (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 243).

Lose Something?

Did you lose something during your adventure at camp this summer? Chances are good that we've found it! You can check through all of our discoveries to find that missing shirt, pillow, water bottle, shoes, sleeping bag, swimsuit or anything else you might have left behind at camp. Stop by the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) during business hours to claim your belongings.


Unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill on Tuesday, Sept. 3, so don't delay.


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

Girl Power! exhibit -- free admission

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. 


Free Admission on Sundays through September 8!

Haven't had a chance to visit the exhibit? Or just want to tour it again? Gather your family and friends and visit on Sundays for FREE through September 8!


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 --
Last chance to tell us!

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


Please take a few moments to complete this survey by the end of today, 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!



Clock Hours changing to school year hours 

Shop @ Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center 

(school year hours, September 1-May 31)
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Second Saturday: 9 a.m-3 p.m. 
Shop @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Hours

Please call 210-319-5775 for shop hours and open Saturday dates

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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.