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Changing the World


Take Action

Take Action projects are lasting service projects that make long-term, measureable change. They address a need, immediate or not and the root cause of a problem by working with community partner(s), and create a lasting impact in the community to ensure sustainability long after girls' involvement in the project has ended.

   

Below are a list of possible organizations to partner with:

  • Texas Diaper Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Local libraries
  • Local humane societies
  • Local food pantries

Let's take action: Questions can be directed to our Volunteer Resource Center at 210-349-2404 ext. 382.


Leadership in the Community

Girl Scouts has a rich histroy of empowering girls to help improve their communities. Listed below are council-wide community service projects facilitatted by Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas for your Girl Scouts' participation.

  • United Way
  • Cookies for Heroes
  • Pajama program
  • Girls giving back
  • Making Mother's Day and Father's Day memories
  • The Great Texas Diaper Roundup
  • Daisies closet 

Learn of community projects


Program Aide/Counselor in Training
 
Program Aide (PA)

Who We Are:

Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8)

What we do:

Have fun with a purpose! Now you can help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your talents, passions, and experience. A Cadette Program Aide (PA) award is a mentoring award for girl leaders who guide or teach younger Girl Scouts something they know.

It’s all about you making a difference to help the people around you; you decide how you’ll make the world a better place!

When we start:

Start right now! Register today for Cadette Program Aide Core Training, a fun-filled Saturday afternoon with challenging activities that grow your leadership skills. Earn your Leader in Action (LiA) award and complete 6 hours of service mentoring younger Girl Scouts.

You choose when you want to sign up for more awesome leadership roles in the community and the world!

Where we go:

Wherever you can’t wait to! Mentoring younger Girl Scouts means testing knowledge and trying new things at troop meetings, day campssummer resident camp, service unit and council events.

You’re the starting place for positive change and you’ll be the voice for every girl, spreading awareness for Girl Scouting’s mission and values!

How we do it:

This is your journey! Follow 3 simple steps: 1.) earn one LiA award, 2.) complete Cadette PA Core Training, and 3.) work with younger girls for at least 6 activities. Still not sure where to start? Sign up for training today, get started by using eBiz.

Contact council for exciting leadership opportunities and alternative journeys to the Cadette Program Aide award!

Can’t wait to know more:

You’re leading now! Read page 30 in the Girl Scout Cadette Handbook or visit the Resource Center to check out the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting today. Contact your Go Team Manager to connect with Brownie groups in your area and don’t forget to register right away.

No matter where you live, you stand out among the rest as a girl leader and that means that you have something in common with Cadettes all over the world!

Your toolkit:

Primary Contact Information 
Interest Indicator
LiA Hours Log
Cadette PA Hours Log
Summer Resident Camp PA Application

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

Who we are:

Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10)

What we do:

Have fun with a purpose! Now you can help younger girls by sharing your talents, passions, and experience. A Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I award is a mentoring award for girl leaders who guide or teach younger girls something they know in a camp setting.

It’s all about you making a difference to help the people around you; you decide how you’ll make the world a better place!

When we start:

Start right now! Register today for CIT I, where you discover your talents and learn to share them with younger girls during the summer. You’ll find out what a camp counselor really does while learning to plan program, teach skills, and spend time with younger girls.

You choose when you want to sign up for more awesome leadership roles in the community and the world!

Where we go:

Wherever you can’t wait to! Mentoring younger girls means testing knowledge and trying new things at day camps, twilight camps, and summer resident camp.

You’re the starting point for positive change and you’ll be the voice for every girl, spreading awareness for Girl Scouting’s mission and values!

How we do it:

This is your journey! Follow 2 simple steps: 1.) complete Counselor-in-Training I at Camp La Jita, and 2.) work with younger girls during a camp session. Still not sure where to start? Sign up for training today, get started by using eBiz.

Contact the summer resident camp director of Camp La Jita today for great leadership opportunities!

Can’t wait to know more:

You’re leading now! Read page 32 in the Girl Scout Senior Handbook or visit the Resource Center to check out the Senior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting today. Contact council to connect with adult volunteers in your area and don’t forget to register right away.

No matter where you live, you stand out among the rest as a girl leader and that means that you have something in common with Seniors all over the world!

Your toolkit:

Summer Resident Camp CIT I/II Application

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

Who we are:

Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)

What we do:

Have fun with a purpose! Now you can help younger girls by sharing your talents, passions, and experience. A Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II award is a mentoring award for girl leaders who guide or teach younger girls something they know in a camp setting.

It’s all about you making a difference to help the people around you; you decide how you’ll make the world a better place!

When we start:

Start right now! Register today for CIT II, where you discover your talents and learn to share them with younger girls during spring break or the summer. You’ll find out what goes on behind the scenes and visit neighboring camps. You’ll even get to work in a specialized area of camp including barn, arts & crafts, archery, kitchen, or pool.

You choose when you want to sign up for more awesome leadership roles in the community and the world!

Where we go:

Wherever you can’t wait to! Mentoring younger girls means testing knowledge and trying new things at day camps, twilight camps, and summer resident camp.

You’re the starting point for positive change and you’ll be the voice for every girl, spreading awareness for Girl Scouting’s mission and values!

How we do it:

This is your journey! Follow 2 simple steps: 1.) earn your CIT I award at Camp La Jita, and 2.) work with younger girls during a camp session learning more about one specialized area. Still not sure where to start? Sign up for training today, get started by using eBiz.

Contact the summer resident camp director of Camp La Jita today for great leadership opportunities!

Can’t wait to know more:

You’re leading now! Read page 29 in the Girl Scout Ambassador Handbook or visit the Resource Center to check out the Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting today. Contact council to connect with adult volunteers in your area and don’t forget to register right away.

No matter where you live, you stand out among the rest as a girl leader and that means that you have something in common with Ambassadors all over the world!

Your toolkit:

Summer Resident Camp CIT I/II Application


Community Partner Programs

For years now, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas has worked with a variety of companies in the community to provide girls with every opportunity to learn and grow with something they will enjoy! Listed below are a few we currently work with.

  • San Antonio Missions Baseball
  • Majestic Theatre
  • Clay Casa
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Morgan's Wonderland
  • San Antonio Spurs

Learn about our partners