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Puppies, Tie-dye, Legos ...
Adult Learning News & Happenings
Long Range Property Plan
Girl Power! exhibit
Commemorative Coin
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
now-September 29

Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31, 2014

Pleasanton Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meeting
September 24

Floresville Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meeting
September 26

Service Team Makeup Training
September 28

Tie-dye Girls: Life in Color!
October 3

Bricks 4 Kids
October 5

National Religious Awards Series begins
October 13

Final Long Range Property Plan Town Hall Meetings
October 15 &  17

Monster Mash
October 25

The Great Escape
Adult Weekend
November 15-17


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September 20, 2013

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Tie-dye,  Legos®, Monsters and more ...
choose one or choose them all! 

Tie-dye Girls: Life in Color! 

5:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 3 (Kerrville) -- open to girls in grades K-8 

Drop by to create your unique work of art in bright and bold colors. In just a few easy steps, create wondrous patterns and unique designs to show off at any event! T-shirts and bandanas will be provided. Bring a friend and sign them up for Girl Scouts, too! Get the details and registration form here.   

Bricks 4 Kidz

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 -- open to girls in grades K - 12

Kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. They learn, they build while they play with...LEGO® bricks! This program is built around model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction and amusement parks. Get the details and registration packet here.


Nature Explorers -- Juniors 

6:30 p.m., Friday, October 11-9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 12 (Kerrville) -- open to girls in grades 4-5 

Travel to the beautiful Riverside Nature Center (RNC) located on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville for an exciting evening of outdoor exploration! Activities include taking a night hike along the river, using the tools of a scientist, making a craft and learning lots about nature and wildlife! Get the details and registration packet here.


National Religious Awards Series

1-4 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 (must attend all dates) -- open to girls in grades 2-12 

Interested in learning about the National Religious Awards? Join the Interfaith Committee as they guide you on your journey while earning a National Religious Award. Get the details and registration packet here


Columbus Day

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 -- open to girls in grades K-12

In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue! Let's honor Columbus and spend the day cooking classic American children's dishes, as well as learning more about his exciting journey. Get the details and registration packet here.


Monster Mash

6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, October 25 -- open to girls in grades K-5

It's now the mash, it's now the monster mash. Goblins and ghouls, mummies and vampires come to the witch's lair where you will learn how to make magic potions and spells. Make Halloween decorations and play games. Get the details and registration packet here. 

Adult Learning News & Happenings

Service Team Training

If you missed the service team position training, here's another opportunity! Join us for the makeup training from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 at the Sally Cheever Leadership Center. Below are the positions to choose from -- please complete an adult learning registration form and submit to the Volunteer Service Center by September 23.


Service Unit Director: 9-11 a.m.

Service Unit Administrative Assistant: 10-11 a.m.

Service Unit Membership Coordinator: 10-11 a.m.

Service Unit Adult Learning & Recognition Coordinator: 10-11 a.m.


Don't miss The Great Escape -- Adult Weekend!

Adult weekend is back with a new exciting format that is sure to have something for everyone. This weekend will be where Leadership Lounge meets Trainers' Gathering and more. There will be traditional training, new fun enrichment classes, the great outdoors and, of course, just plain fun with friends. So save the date -- Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17 at Camp La Jita in Utopia -- and look for more details in the coming weeks! I can't wait to ... see you there!

Save the Date 

What: Trainers Conference

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 

Where: West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center,
5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, 78232 

Join us for a day of learning, fun, and camaraderie! More information to come!

Questions regarding all things adult learning may be directed to Pamela Riles (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219). 
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.

Girl Power! exhibit -- don't miss it!

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. 
Girl Scout Commemorative Coin 

Still don't have the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar? Well now's a good time to buy, because you'll get free standard shipping on your entire order! This is a great opportunity to be a part of Girl Scout history, since this is the first time the United States Mint has produced a commemorative coin dedicated to a girls' organization. Let's make sure we don't have to wait another 100 years for the next one! Buy yours today before they run out.
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

Shop hours @ Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center changing to
school year hours
(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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