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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:55

Girl Scout Shop

 

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

See GSSWT office closed dates (meetings and holidays) here

 

Browse the catalog at left
OR shop online at right!

 

Can't Find it Online?

Call (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 244) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">e-mail us. You may also download a Shop Order Form here and fax it (210-349-2666) or bring it in to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center.

 

 

 

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.

Mail Order Purchases:

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.

Where do all these badges, patches, etc. go on my uniform?

Click on the links below to see detailed flyers of where to place what on the different grade level uniform pieces:

 

Girl Scout Daisies
Girl Scout Brownies
Girl Scout Juniors
Girl Scout Cadettes
Girl Scout Seniors
Girl Scout Ambassadors
Girl Scout Adults

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:53

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Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:10

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Valores y experiencias para toda la vida.


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.


girlscouts-023Hacer nuevos amigos.
girlscouts-023Descubrir lugares increíbles.
girlscouts-023Disfrutar el desarrollo de su creatividad.
girlscouts-023Conocer personas especiales que le inspirarán.
girlscouts-023Ayudar 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!


¿Quiénes Somos?
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) es la organización más importante del mundo dedicada exclusivamente a niñas de 5 a 17 años de edad. Por casi 100 años ha sido un lugar donde, las niñas desarrollan el carácter y la destreza para desempeñarse con éxito.

 

girlscouts-023Establecido en 1912 por Juliette Gordon Low

girlscouts-023Contamos con más de 3.6 millones de miembros a lo largo de los Estados Unidos*

girlscouts-023GSUSA es miembro del World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

girlscouts-023WAGGGS 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 of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) está acreditada por las Girl Scouts de los EEUU para proporcionar programas en los condados de Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson y Zavala.


Nuestra sede está en el Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center ubicado en el area central al norte de San Antonio. Este centro cuenta con una Tienda de Girl Scouts, un Centro de Recursos, un salón enorme en donde se pueden llevar a cabo programas o para pasar la noche y varios salones para conferencias o juntas.


¡Girl Scouts es la organización mundialmente preeminente para niñas; la cual les ayuda a desarrollar el Valor, la Confianza y el Carácter para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar!


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:


Descubrir—al mismo tiempo que la Girl Scout descubre su mundo, ella:

girlscouts-023Desarrolla un fuerte sentido de sí misma

girlscouts-023Aprende habilidades prácticas y saludables

girlscouts-023Fortalece sus valores


Conectarse—Cuando la Girl Scout se conecta con otros en una comunidad global, ella:

girlscouts-023Forma relaciones sensibles
girlscouts-023Promueve la cooperación y la creación de equipos
girlscouts-023Abraza la diversidad


Tomar Medidas—Cuando la Girl Scout toma medidas en su mundo, ella:

girlscouts-023Se siente fortalecida para hacer la diferencia
girlscouts-023Identifica y resuelve problemas que son importantes para ella
girlscouts-023Aboga por ella y otros


Ayúdanos y diviértese.
Únase a Girl Scouts hoy y conviértase en uno de nuestros voluntarios. Usted nos ayudará a cumplir nuestra misión mientras comparte diversión y momentos inolvidables con las niñas.


Para Visitar o Comunicarse con GSSWT

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
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GSSWT también cuenta con locales en las siguientes ciudades:

girlscouts-023Carrizo Springs (Condado de Dimmit)
girlscouts-023Del Rio (Condado de Val Verde)
girlscouts-023Eagle Pass (Condado de Maverick)
girlscouts-023Floresville (Condado de Wilson)
girlscouts-023Junction (Condado de Kimble)
girlscouts-023Kerrville (Condado de Kerr)
girlscouts-023New Braunfels (Condado de Comal)
girlscouts-023Seguin (Condado de Guadalupe)
girlscouts-023Uvalde (Condado de Uvalde)

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Girl Scouts es una Aventura Familiar
Girl Scouts funciona mejor cuando toda la familia participa. Su involucramiento proporciona una experiencia que beneficia a usted y a las niñas. El pasar el tiempo cualitativamente con su Girl Scout y el resto del grupo puede proporcionar a su familia recuerdos que durarán toda una vida.


Investigaciones revelan que la barrera principal al liderazgo, reportada por las niñas, es la autopercepción, incluyendo la falta de autoconfianza en las habilidades de ellas mismas. La tercera parte de las niñas que no desean ser líderes explican su falta de motivación por temor a que la gente se ría de ellas, que se enojen con ellas, de dar la impresión de que son muy mandonas, y que a la gente no le caigan bien.


Influencia de los Adultos
La asociación potencial de la niña que tiene hacia el temor o desagrado al liderazgo ilustra la importancia que tiene la influencia familiar, en especial la materna, con respecto a las aspiraciones y metas de las niñas. Las investigaciones revelan una relación muy estrecha entre las propias ambiciones maternales y la perspectiva de la vida con respecto a las aspiraciones de liderazgo de la hija.


girlscouts-022Otros adultos influyentes en las vidas de las niñas son sus maestros, entrenadores, líderes religiosos, líderes de las tropas de Girl Scouts y representantes de otras organizaciones dedicadas a jóvenes. Curiosamente, las niñas no califican a las celebridades altamente como una influencia positiva en sus aspiraciones de liderazgo y expresan estar decepcionadas y aburridas con los escándalos y crisis personales que tienen para llamar la atención públicamente.


Algunos estudios demuestran que las oportunidades para desarrollar habilidades de liderazgo son escasas y que las organizaciones como las Girl Scouts necesitan dar oportunidad a la juventud para que se lleve a cabo un cambio, que es lo que les apasiona.



Cursos—Cómo Llegar a seruna Girl Scout

 

¡Para enterarse acerca de los programas de Girl Scouts impartidos en su área, favor de llamar al 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 o conéctese al www.girlscouts-swtx.org!

girlscouts-023Participar en Girl Scouts a través de uno o más cursos:

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girlscouts-023Ser niña en kínder hasta el 12avo grado
girlscouts-023Aceptar la Promesa y la Ley de Girl Scouts
girlscouts-023Pagar $12 por la membresía anual nacional (asistencia financiera esta disponible)



¡Niveles de Girl Scouts...

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!


Preguntas Frequentes


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.



Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:34

Privacy & Legal

Privacy
Your privacy on the Internet is of paramount importance to us. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas respects the privacy and personal information of its visitors to its Web site. This privacy statement discloses GSSWT's policies regarding gathering, using, and sharing information.


Gathering information:
When you sign on to the site for various functions, GSSWT collects the following types of information:  aggregate data (tallying page views throughout our Web site), polling, surveys, and cookies. Information gathered enables us to better serve our visitors. Information gathered is not distributed or shared with any third party for commercial purposes.


Aggregate data:
An example of aggregate data is the number of hits per page and tracking user traffic patterns. This information is gathered to better understand and respond to the needs of our audience.


Polling: 
GSSWT will occassionally offer interactive polls where users can easily share opinions about key issues. Poll respondents may be ‘tagged’ after voting, so they can vote only once on a particular question. During the ‘tagging’ process, user’s information is not collected.


Surveys:
Periodically GSSWT conducts surveys for organizational analysis and long-term planning. We may share the aggregated data in these surveys; no individual user’s information will be shared.


Use of data:
GSSWT uses any information given by our users to improve and enhance the users’ experience and Web content. We use tracking information to determine which areas of the Web site are visited for overall web page performance. GSSWT does not share personal information with any third party for commercial purposes.


Links to other Web sites:
GSSWT's Web site contains links to other Web sites. We provide these links as resources for our visitors; GSSWT is not liable for the privacy policies or content of other Web sites.


Security:
GSSWT uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology is used to encrypt credit card information when data is traveling from your computer to our Web site. Secured areas of our Web site begin with “https://” and will display a lock in the lower right-hand corner.


Use of Content:
The use of all text, images, artwork, video, music, sound, coding, trademarks, and other files published on this Web site are subject to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of GSSWT in accordance with the United States Copyright Laws. Anyone wishing to reproduce distribute, or repost to other Web sites must request and obtain prior written permission from GSSWT. Some trademarks displayed on this Web site may require an additional written permission granted by the third party that may own the trademark.


Contact Information:

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
811 N Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Telephone: 210.349.2404/1.800.580.7247
Fax: 210.349.2666
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:33

Girl Certificates

Generic Certificates

Investiture & Rededication

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Girl Scout Daisy Certificates

Girl Scout Daisy Candlelight Investiture

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Girl Scout Daisy Welcome

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Girl Scout Daisy Hard Work & Dedication

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Girl Scout Daisy Petal Award

PDF - 2 per page/color

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Girl Scout Daisy Bridging Award

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Girl Scout Brownie Certificates

Girl Scout Brownie Investiture & Rededication

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Girl Scout Brownie Folded Program

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Girl Scout Brownie Hard Work & Dedication

PDF - 2 per page/black & white

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Girl Scout Brownie Hooray Hard Work & Dedication

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Girl Scout Brownie Bridging Award

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Girl Scout Junior Certificates

Girl Scout Junior Investiture & Rededication

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Girl Scout Junior Hard Work & Dedication

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Girl Scout Junior Bridging Award

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Girl Scout Cadette Certificates

Girl Scout Cadette Hard Work & Dedication Folded Card

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Girl Scout Cadette Bridging

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Cookie Certificates

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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.

Caitlin B.—258
Chloe B.—265
Kacy B.—303
Carolinelee B.—252
Lauren B.—287
Jessica C.—281
Anyka C.—368
Kaitlyn D.—702
Nora D.—317
Augusta F.—336
Danielle G.—332
Hannah K.—431
Daisy L.—313
Hope P.—259
Sarah S.—419
Raithel S.—259
Elizabeth S.—252
Abby T.—253
Aaliyah T.—300
Victoria Li T.—264

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:32

2010 Scholarship Recipients

 

 

Lorah is the recipient of the Cherice Cochrane Gold Award Scholarship. Lorah is a 2010 honors graduate of Antonian College Preparatory High School and will attend Carroll College double majoring in Psychology and the Human Animal Bond. Besides her love and advocacy for animals, Lorah also enjoys working with children and playing her guitar. A Girl Scout for nine years, Lorah credits Girl Scouting for her compassion for horses which began as a camper at Camp La Jita. She became a camp staff member and riding instructor at Camp La Jita and this solidified her desire to use horses as a therapy for people with special needs.

 

 

 

Emily is the recipient of the Jill Stager Memorial Scholarship. Emily is the Valedictorian of her graduating senior class at the International School of the Americas. She plans to attend Tulane University in New Orleans with a dual major in Architecture and Engineering or International Relations. She would like to focus her abilities on the preservation of historic buildings combined with ecologically-friendly architectural techniques. Besides her true passion for history and the environment, Emily also enjoys music and sports!

 

 

 

 

Paige is a recipient of the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Paige is a 2010 graduate of Alamo Heights High School and plans to attend Trinity University this fall with a focus in Communications. Paige enjoys playing tennis, traveling overseas, and educating others about Type 1 Diabetes. She believes the communications field will allow her to seek positions at a non-profit or health care organization. Paige says that Girl Scouts has taught her that “it takes more than one to change the world—it takes a group of individuals with the correct mindset to make a difference.”

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth is a recipient of the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Elizabeth is a 2010 summa cum laude graduate of the International School of the Americas and plans to attend Pepperdine University this fall. Her major is undeclared but she is determined to explore a variety of interests to, as she says “indulge her intellectual curiosity.” Elizabeth enjoys tennis, mentoring young children, and eating pizza! Elizabeth has a simple formula to make the world a better place—she says Girl Scouting has helped her to realize that she needs to be the change she wants to see in the world.

 

 

 

 

Shelby is a recipient of the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Shelby is a 2010 graduate of Providence High School. She plans to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in Biology. Shelby’s hobbies are camping, swimming, sewing, and photography. A Girl Scout for 11 years, Shelby says that the Girl Scout Gold Award has prepared her to “embark on a new phase” in her life.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:31

2010 Girl Scout Silver Award Recipients

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.

Tiffany
Veronica
Kelly
Kitt

Troop 5
Elizabeth
Dana
Zoe
Victoria

Troop 196
Jenna
Rachel
Kelsey

Troop 209
Candice

Troop 216
Katie
Rina

Troop 324
Yanitza
Sarah
Mikaela
Iliano
Savannah

Troop 366
Carolyn
Ashley

Troop 525
Juliette
Talia
Gretchen
Megan
Madalyn
Leah
Jorie

Troop 559
Emily
Sarah
Camille

Troop 580
Aimee

Troop 631
Sara

Troop 645
Brittany
Ashley
Kimberly
Amanda
Jennifer
Emily
Sara
Kristyn
Savannah

Troop 739
Kathleen

Troop 789
Alyssa

Troop 866
Stevie
Barbara
Daishua
Nicole
Nora
Davion

Troop 899
Katy

Troop 911
Emily
Allison
Joyce

Troop 994
Patricia
Hope
Aaliyah

Troop 1166
Stephanie
Marion
Natalie
Kirby
Yasmin

Troop 1213
Amanda
Amber

Troop 1246
Katie

Troop 1761
Kaitlin
Bethany

Troop 1841
Raquel
Kiley

Troop 2453
Tana

Troop 2636
Aminah

Troop 4840
Jaylon
Roni
Alexis
Kayla
Kaleigh
Amy
Bryttani
Kaytlin

Troop 4931
Morgan
Lauren
Maggie
Katie
Michaelah

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:30

2010 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

Top Honor Awarded to Local Girl Scouts 

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 ThingDaley 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. 

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