The Girl Scout Shop is a retail shop, located at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and open to the public, for Girl Scouting needs. Items include uniforms, camping accessories, and novelty items. Most merchandise from the GSUSA catalog and select merchandise from licensed vendors are available in the shop. Orders for delivery by mail are accepted. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
|School Year Hours (September 1-May 31)||Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)|
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
|Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.||Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.|
|2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.|
Saturday Open Dates -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m.:
November 12 | December 10 | January 14 | February 11 | March 10 | April 14 | May 12
Browse the catalog at left
OR shop online at right!
Reminder: All orders placed online are subject to state and local sales tax, including troop purchases. If you're making a troop purchase and wish to avoid sales tax, please call the shop or complete the Shop Order Form.
Place orders well in advance of date needed.
Use Shop Order Form when possible.
Call for availability of items
DO NOT send cash through the mail.
Send all shop orders ATTN: Girl Scout Shop.
Tips to Expedite Your Purchase:
Do not fill in the amount of your check in advance. The total may change, depending upon availability of items or price changes.
Remember to use your troop number when paying with a personal check for troop purchases to qualify for tax exemption.
Personal checks must include name, address, phone number, and troop number. Be prepared to show picture I.D. when paying with check.
Return merchandise will be accepted for EXCHANGE ONLY, if returned new and with receipt. Discontinued merchandise cannot be exchanged.
Questions? Call the shop at 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 244.
Click on the links below to see detailed flyers of where to place what on the different grade level uniform pieces:
Girl Scouts abre las puertas a experiencias verdaderamente enriquecedoras: grandes aventuras, servicio a la comunidad, y cientos de actividades que pueden desarrollar los valores y las habilidades para ayudar a la niña exploradora a descubrir su propio potencial.
Hacer nuevos amigos.
Descubrir lugares increíbles.
Disfrutar el desarrollo de su creatividad.
Conocer personas especiales que le inspirarán.
Ayudar a su comunidad.
100 años ayudando a las niñas ser mejores cada día.
Girl Scouts es una organización que ofrece un lugar seguro para explorar el mundo y descubrir su propio potencial para las niñas de todas las edades y orígenes. En un ambiente estimulante y divertido y con la orientación de los adultos, las niñas desarrollan valores, habilidades y aptitudes de liderazgo que permanecerán con ellas durante el resto de sus vidas.
Cambie una Vida. Ofrézcase como Voluntario
Como un voluntario de Girl Scouts, va a agregar días significativos a la vida de las niñas y a su propia vida también. Enfrente todo desde el calentamiento global a la reforma electoral. Viaje a lugares increíbles. Comparta sus pasiones personales y juntas crea experiencias que nunca olvidarán.
¿Cree que es un compromiso de todo el año? Piense otra vez. ¿Calendario apretado? No hay problema. Hay maneras interminables y flexibles para participar. Pase un día de entrenamiento en una clínica de deportes. Construya viviendas de Hábitat con las niñas. O dirija una semana en el extranjero. El compromiso de tiempo es totalmente su opción.
¿Qué nuevos caminos explorarán juntas? Lo que usted elija, va a hacer un impacto permanente en la vida de las niñas. Le daremos la información y el apoyo que necesita. ¡Y usted se divertirá mucho!
Establecido en 1912 por Juliette Gordon Low
Contamos con más de 3.6 millones de miembros a lo largo de los Estados Unidos*
GSUSA es miembro del World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
WAGGGS es una familia formada por 10 millones de niñas y adultos en 145 países
(*incluyendo territorios en los Estado Unidos y en más de 90 países a través de USA Girl Scouts Overseas)
Girl Scouts les ayuda a las niñas a Descubrir sus talentos y su poder, a Conectarse con otros y a Tomar Medidas en sus comunidades. Líderes y otros volutarios que se interesan en cuidar a las niñas, y que han sido entrenados, les proporcionan oportunidades con el fin de que pongan en práctica sus habilidades para tomar decisiones, para que desarrollen una autoestima saludable y positiva y para que persigan sus intereses—todo esto hecho en un ambiente de sostenimiento y sensibilidad para puras niñas. Como si fueran socios, las niñas y los adultos planean y deciden las actividades que van a hacer en conjunto.
Todos los programas y actividades de las Girl Scouts, ya sea desde campamentos hasta computadoras, de artes a ingeniería, de proyectos de servicio a excursiones de campo, son diseñados para retar y preparar a las niñas para el futuro.
La experiencia de liderazgo para la girl scouts les da poder a las niñas para:
Desarrolla un fuerte sentido de sí misma
Aprende habilidades prácticas y saludables
Fortalece sus valores
Forma relaciones sensibles
Promueve la cooperación y la creación de equipos
Abraza la diversidad
Se siente fortalecida para hacer la diferencia
Identifica y resuelve problemas que son importantes para ella
Aboga por ella y otros
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
811 N. Coker Loop | San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone 210-349-2404 | 1-800-580-7247 | Fax 210-349-2666
Avenida Guadalupe Girl Scout Center
1410 Guadalupe, Suite 102 | San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone 210-349-2404 | 1-800-580-7247 | Fax 210-349-2666
Carrizo Springs (Condado de Dimmit)
Del Rio (Condado de Val Verde)
Eagle Pass (Condado de Maverick)
Floresville (Condado de Wilson)
Junction (Condado de Kimble)
Kerrville (Condado de Kerr)
New Braunfels (Condado de Comal)
Seguin (Condado de Guadalupe)
Uvalde (Condado de Uvalde)
Cursos—Cómo Llegar a seruna Girl Scout
Participar en Girl Scouts a través de uno o más cursos:
Ser niña en kínder hasta el 12avo grado
Aceptar la Promesa y la Ley de Girl Scouts
Pagar $12 por la membresía anual nacional (asistencia financiera esta disponible)
todas las niñas pueden llegar a ser Girl Scouts!
Los programas de GSUSA en todos los niveles hacen hincapié en el desarrollo de valores personales, apreciación hacia otros, toma de decisiones, liderazgo y servicio. El programa es adaptado para cada nivel y para las necesidades e intereses de las niñas de manera individual.
Girl Scout Daisy—Kinder a 1er grado
Girl Scout Brownie—de 2ndo a 3er grado
Girl Scout Junior—de 4to a 5to grado
Girl Scout Cadette—de 6to a 8avo grado
Girl Scout Senior—de 9eno a 10mo grado
Girl Scout Ambassador—11avo y 12avo
Girl Scouts ofrece más opciones y más razones que nunca para unirse.
¡Empiece hoy mismo!
P: ¿Qué sucede después que mi hija se convierte en una Girl Scout?
R: Cuando una chica se une a la organización, ella se convierte en un miembro de Girl Scouts. Todas las miembros pueden elegir cualquier, todos o algunos de los caminos flexibles para participar dentro de un solo año.
P: ¿Cómo puedo apoyar mi hija con su experiencia en Girl Scouts?
R: Los padres/guardianes deben estar familiarizados con los caminos flexibles que puede escoger su hija. Ayúdela a identificar sus intereses y anímela a participar en varias actividades. Toda la información que un padre necesita para apoyar la experiencia de su hija en Girl Scouts se puede encontrar en el internet en www.girlscouts-swtx.org.
P: ¿De dónde provienen los fondos para pagar por los libros, insignia y reconocimientos?
R: A través de la participación en las ventas de productos, tales como el programa anual de galletas de Girl Scouts, que proporciona las tropas o las niñas individuales con ganancias para ayudar a pagar los libros, o recibir reconocimientos o piezas del uniforme. Las ganancias también pueden ser usadas para pagar por la asistencia en el campamento o para viajar, así como diversas actividades ofrecidas por la sede central. Los padres/guardianes de las niñas frecuentemente pagarán algunos de los costos. Si recién está formada una tropa, un líder podrá solicitar una pequeña cantidad a los padres para comenzar el año del programa. Todos estos detalles específicos de las tropas se deben mencionar en la primera reunión de los padres. Hay asistencia financiera limitada disponible para libros, distintivos de membrecía y componentes de los uniformes.
P: ¿Se requiere que Girl Scouts usen uniformes?
R: No se requieren uniformes, pero se promueve el uso de uno por identificación y por el espíritu de Girl Scouts. Una niña siempre es bienvenida a participar en Girl Scouts ya sea que desea usar un uniforme o no. El prendedor de membrecía de Girl Scouts puede ser usado con o sin uniforme. Animamos a las niñas que por lo menos compren una banda o un chaleco que puede mostrar los reconocimientos y otras insignias oficiales. Asistencia financiera limitada está disponible.
P: ¿Hay asistencia financiera?
R: Sí. GSSWT cree que a ninguna niña se le debe negar la oportunidad para participar en Girl Scouts por falta de recursos financieros. Fondos están disponibles para ayudar a las niñas con actividades de la organización, cuotas de membrecía, libros, etc.
P: ¿Quién puede convertirse en un voluntario de Girl Scouts?
R: Cualquier persona mayor de 18 años y dispuesto a aceptar la ley y la promesa de Girl Scouts puede ser un voluntario para la organización. Para solicitar ser un voluntario de Girl Scouts los adultos pasan a través de los siguientes trámites: solicitud con verificación de antecedentes penales, el nombramiento por un año, la colocación y la formación necesaria. GSSWT ofrece oportunidades de aprendizaje para adultos en el internet y en vivo para proporcionarle a los voluntarios una base sólida para guiar el desarrollo de liderazgo de las niñas.
Q: ¿A quién puedo contactar para obtener información o ayuda?
A: Se puede encontrar mucha información en el internet en www.girlscouts-swtx.org o llame a su representante de Girl Scouts al 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247.
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Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
811 N Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Investiture & Rededication
Girl Scout Daisy Candlelight Investiture
Girl Scout Daisy Welcome
Girl Scout Daisy Hard Work & Dedication
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Girl Scout Daisy Petal Award
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Girl Scout Daisy Bridging Award
Girl Scout Brownie Investiture & Rededication
Girl Scout Brownie Folded Program
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Girl Scout Brownie Hard Work & Dedication
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Girl Scout Brownie Hooray Hard Work & Dedication
Girl Scout Brownie Bridging Award
Girl Scout Junior Investiture & Rededication
Girl Scout Junior Hard Work & Dedication
Girl Scout Junior Bridging Award
Girl Scout Cadette Hard Work & Dedication Folded Card
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Girl Scout Cadette Bridging
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The Presidential Volunteer Service Award—Gold is awarded to girls ages 15-18 who have completed at least 250 hours of service to their community in the past 12 months. Service includes time given to community, school, faith institutions, and medical institutions throughout the Southwest Texas area. The following girls earned their hours—and this award—between April 30, 2010 and May 1, 2011. Number represents total service hours.
Victoria Li T.—264
The Girl Scout Silver Award symbolizes an 11- to 14-year-old Girl Scout’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others. The first four requirements of the Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement. The project can be undertaken when the first four requirements are completed and can be done as an individual or with a group. Each girl spent at least 40 hours planning and implementing her project.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest recognition earned by Girl Scouts ages 14–17. The leadership skills and sense of community and commitment developed by earning the Gold Award sets the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.
Thirty-one Girl Scouts from across the council’s jurisdiction were awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award in May. Each recipient successfully completed the seven steps and 120 hours in leadership development, career exploration, and community involvement required to earn the Gold Award.
The Gold Award project is the culmination of the prestigious award and offers each girl the opportunity to plan and implement a meaningful Take Action project that fulfills an on-going need within the community.
Jasmincreated and successfully introduced Jammin’ Jumpstart into the local San Antonio community. Jammin’ Jumpstart is a program that educates children about the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. The program’s slogan is: Eat healthy. Drink healthy. Be healthy. STAY healthy. Jasmin is in Troop 2706 in the Stinson Service Unit and is a 2010 graduate of Health Careers High School.
As an avid actress,Stephanie wanted to devote her time to a project that is close to her heart and true to her roots. She chose to repaint and beautify the dressing rooms of the longest running live theatre in San Antonio, San Pedro Playhouse. Stephanie is a member of Troop 594 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Alamo Heights High School.
With her love of volleyball,Shelbie decided to build a new sand volleyball court in her local community. After countless hours of planning and fundraising, Shelbie was able to transform the once barren site into a quality volleyball court for everyone to enjoy. Shelbie is a member of Troop 851 in the Jordan Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Earl Warren High School.
Every high school girl fantasizes about the dress they will wear to prom; however, in reality, some girls may never make it to the dress shop to pick out their dress. Emma realized the need for a program that helped girls achieve their dream of the perfect prom night by collecting more than 100 dresses, shoes, and cosmetics. Her program successfully helped fulfill the dreams of several girls and is appropriately named Formally Yours. Emma is a member of Troop 43 in the Jackson/Nimitz Service Unit and is a 2010 graduate of the International School of the Americas.
For her Gold Award project,Kaci wanted to provide local elementary schools with a health fair that was geared towards informing and educating younger children about healthy living. Her health fairs offered an opportunity for children to calculate their BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, perform CPR, learn how to make healthy snacks, and participate in an elaborate obstacle course for exercise. Kaci is a member of Troop 170 in the Rudder Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Health Careers High School.
Rebecca chose to make a difference in her community by organizing a project that would help St. Timothy Catholic Church on the west side of San Antonio. The project consisted of purchasing school supplies for the children of the church, orchestrating an arts and crafts session for the children, and updating the classroom floors of the church. Rebecca is a member of Troop 779 in the Bush/Lopez Service Unit and is a junior at Ronald Reagan High School.
Yolanda decided to put her creative skills to good use by remodeling and redecorating a kitchen for the younger girls of St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home. She was able to provide the girls with an updated, more stylish kitchen that provided a sense of home and comfort for the girls. Yolanda is a member of Troop 2616 in the Krueger/Ed White Service Unit and is a freshman at San Antonio College.
Hearing about her sister Girl Scouts project, Raquel chose to make a difference of her own by refurbishing the kitchenette in the older girls’ area of St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home. She was able to liven up the area by redecorating the walls, replacing the faucet, curtains, sink, and cabinets. Raquel is a member of Troop 2616 in Krueger/Ed White Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Christian Heritage High School.
As a passionate Mother Nature enthusiast, Deborah knew she would be designing her Gold Award project around the environment. She created a Wildlife Safety and Awareness Day that focused on educating the public about endangered species, nuisance animals, rabies, recycling, and going green. Deborah is a member of Troop 851 in the Jordan Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Stevens High School.
Tara’sproject, Succeed and Serve, focused on issues of self-esteem and pride that the youth of today face. Her project provided motivational speakers for the young adults to talk with and also provided an outlet for them to give back to the community. This event was centered on refurbishing the playground of the New Braunfels First Presbyterian Church. Tara is a member of Troop 312 in the New Braunfels Service Unit and is a junior at Canyon High School.
With help from her father who has a background in construction, Elizabeth concentrated her efforts on helping to build new equipment for TEAMability. TEAMability is an organization devoted to improving the lives and mobility of disabled children. Elizabeth used her passion for working with children and her leadership skills to achieve the desired outcome of her project. Elizabeth is a member of Troop 92 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Alamo Heights.
Kaitlin built planter boxes and also assembled a 300 square foot pergola, which is essentially an arbor covered with lattice or trelliswork. She designed the pergola to provide shade for the young adults of the Methodist Mission Home while enjoying the outdoors and sitting pool side. Kaitlin is in the Tejeda Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Keystone High School.
Morgancombined her love of shopping and helping others for her Gold Award project. She decided to collect prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for children under the care of Child Protective Services. Morgan is a member of Troop 89 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Alamo Heights High School.
Several of the peopleLauren met with at the masjid (Muslim Mosque) knew little English, so Lauren decided to help bridge the gap between Middle Eastern and American cultures. To execute this successfully, Lauren came up with the idea of writing and illustrating a children’s book, translated in both English and Arabic. Lauren is a member of Troop 4453 in the New Braunfels Service Unit.
Amandarecruited volunteers to help her paint a mural on the walls of the children’s area for the homeless shelter, Haven for Hope. In the mural, Amanda incorporated the Haven for Hope logo filled with colorful children’s handprints. Amanda is a member of Troop 43 in the Jackson/Nimitz Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of the International School of the Americas.
Miranda planned and organized a Springtime Fun event which provided the children of Davidson Respite House (shelter for abused and neglected children) with a chance to get creative by making crafts. She also helped landscape a new building that the respite house recently purchased. Miranda is a member of Troop 739 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a junior at Incarnate Word High School.
With so many students being financially unprepared after high school, Ryne thought it would be a great idea to create a financial planning workshop in her school. In this workshop students learned how to budget, how to use credit, checking, saving accounts, and how to prepare for impending college expenses. Ryne is a member of Troop 533 in the Jackson/Nimitz Service Unit and a junior at Antonian College Preparatory High School.
Doesn’t every little girl dream of being a princess? Selena created a program that focused on empowering young girls by helping them discover their inner beauty. Her program addressed fitness, proper nutrition, inner/outer beauty, and goal setting. Selena is a member of Troop 24 in the Whittier/Twain Service Unit and a sophomore at Keystone High School.
Having family in the military,Lauren realized there was a need for a program that focused on sending home-comfort items to soldiers overseas. She then developed Operation: Keep in Touch, which she used to send calling cards to soldiers. Lauren is a member of Troop 1264 in the Bush/Lopez Service Unit and a sophomore at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Ashleigh noticed a lack of diversity and mix of vegetation in her Mesquite dominated city park of Poth. She decided to plant 11 different types of trees and pair each tree with a corresponding plaque that described each one. Ashleigh is a member of Troop 505 in the Floresville/Poth Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Poth High School.
Knowing diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, Catherine organized a diabetes awareness walk for her Gold Award project. In addition to the walk, she distributed fact sheets and other related literature to participants. Catherine is a member of Troop 851 in the Jordan Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of John Paul Stevens High School.
With her passion for writing and art, Jamie sought out to launch a new magazine for her high school. She used her strong leadership skills to enlist the help of a publisher, recruit staff, and determine advertisement rates. The first issue of the magazine, SEEDS, sold out within four days of initial publication. Jamie is in the Tejeda Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School.
Inspired by Debbie Tenzer’s book,Do One Nice Thing, Daley designed a Web site that compiled a list of more than 30 volunteer opportunities for high school students. Her website served as a valuable resource tool in matching willing volunteers with non-profit organizations. Daley is a member of Troop 92 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Alamo Heights High School.
As a pet owner and animal enthusiast, Hannah created a program that addressed the issue of pet overpopulation. Her program, Save the Pets, informed the public of steps that can be taken to decrease the number of homeless animals and also focused on the benefits of adoption. Hannah is a member of Troop 822 in the Driscoll/Harris/Wood Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of James Madison High School.
With a knack for gardening,Haley dedicated her time and effort into landscaping the front of the Abba House of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She spent a large amount of time beautifying the front entrance and securing necessary funds for the project. Haley is a member of Troop 312 in the New Braunfels Service Unit and a junior at Canyon High School.
A Walking Tour of New Braunfels is the name of Elizabeth’s Gold Award project. She decided to take a stroll down the streets of New Braunfels with her video camera in hand. Her goal was to document all of the wonderful things the city has to offer for young citizens and travelers looking for some fun. Elizabeth is a member of Troop 4153 in the New Braunfels Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Canyon High School.
Sydney’s passion for reading led her to develop her project, Books in the Barrio. Her goal was to collect 500 books to stock the DePaul Family Children’s Center library. After much planning and fundraising, she was able to collect a total of 2,000 books! Sydney is a member of Troop 951 in the Alamo Heights Service Unit and a sophomore at Alamo Heights High School.
Lorah’sGold Award project, Project PJ’s, was designed to benefit the children of St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home. She helped paint murals on the walls and install new curtains, cabinets, countertops and more. Lorah is a member of Troop 2616 in the Krueger/Ed White Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Antonian College Preparatory High School.
Knowing that the first year of high school can be somewhat intimidating, Abigail wanted to help others become more comfortable with their new setting. To do this, she decided to focus on her interests in showing livestock. She organized a “mini” goat clinic for freshman, which showed them how to be more at ease with their animal in the show ring, how to build self-confidence, and other essential tips. Abigail is a member of the Driscoll/Harris/Wood Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of James Madison High School.
As an extension of the collaborative work of Dove and GSUSA through their uniquely ME! program, Elizabeth fabricated a workshop curriculum, Be You-tiful, that included older teens teaching girls in San Antonio ages 12-18 about self worth and delineating what true beauty entails. Activities in the program were aimed at equipping young women with the necessary tools to combat self-worth issues. Elizabeth is a member of Troop 43 in the Jackson/Nimitz Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of the International School of the Americas.
Accepting Our Differences, Understanding Our Uniqueness, is the name of Shelby’s Gold Award project. She established a series of lesson plans that focused on looking at the differences that make everyone unique and how to be a friend to everyone. Shelby is a member of Troop 74 in the Whittier/Twain/Longfellow Service Unit and a 2010 graduate of Providence High School.
How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, "Why isn't someone doing something about that?" This journey gives Girl Scout Ambassadors a way to be that someone -- an advocate with the power to start the first flutter of real and lasting change. While creating their own "butterfly effect," they'll gain an array of skills -- such as networking, planning and learning to speak up for what they believe -- that will benefit them as they prepare for life beyond high school.
This journey offers Girl Scout Ambassadors the tools to dig for the root of an issue they deeply care about and then to explore possible solutions. As they advocate for a solution, girls at the highest level of Girl Scouts will develop confidence and valuable leadership skills -- problem-solving, research, networking, persuasive speaking, and consensus-building. These skills are a strong foundation for girls to be leaders who speak up for what they believe in life now -- and into the future! The Girl Scout Advocate Award is earned by Girl Scout Ambassadors who choose to complete the eight Steps to Advocacy as they explore an issue that they find intriguing and exciting, engage community partners, and advocate for change. Whether or not their advocacy effort succeeds, girls will have taken steps to make the world a better place!