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Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:27

Day and Twilight Camp

Neighborhood Day/Twilight Camp

 

Facts

Neighborhood Day and Twilight Camp Facts

  • Open to all girls ages 5-17.
  • Themed day and evening camps held throughout the 21-county GSSWT service area.
  • Run by highly trained and caring volunteers.
  • Fun, enriching, low cost camps allow girls to extend their Girl Scout experience. 
  • Leadership opportunities for girls. 
  • Day camps are held for one week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Twilight camps are held for one week, 5-9 p.m.
  • Girls will be placed in units according to age level.
  • Each camp has a certified nurse or first aider on duty.
  • All campers are covered by Girl Scout insurance.
  • Financial assistance is available upon written request to the Camp Director.
  • Cookie Credits are accepted.


How Do I Register?
Each neighborhood day and twilight camp handles its own registration. Please look for camp flyers and registration forms at your service unit meetings or from your daughter's troop leader. Flyers are also available at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and the West Side Girl Scouts Leadership Center. Be sure to fully complete the 2014 Day/Twilight Camp Application. Complete one form per camper, staff, PA, or staff child. 

2014 Day/Twilight Camps


Attention Parents/Guardians: WE NEED YOU!
Our neighborhood day/twilight camp program depends on you! We need the help of caring, committed adults to provide educational and safe activities for the girls.
As a volunteer at one of our camp programs you will receive a discount on the camp fee. Best of all, day/twilight camp gives you the opportunity to spend quality time with your daughter(s) as you learn valuable skills.
No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241) for more information.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:25

Camp Pathway

The Camp Pathway captures participation in day/twilight or resident camp. It allows girls to participate in the outdoors and/or focus on environmental education. The Camp Pathway is available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement, can be volunteer or staff led and supported, is offered and repeated throughout the membership year, and requires council approval to operate. Girls must be currently attending or have completed Kindergarten to participate.

 

Camp Pathway Includes:

Day/twilight camp offerings for girls who are currently attending or have completed Kindergarten (or older), and who typically meet for at least three consecutive days for four or more hours.

Resident camp offerings for girls who have completed Kindergarten; camp sessions are scheduled for three to fourteen days (the average is four nights). Campers reside at the program site for the duration of the camp. Resident camp is typically delivered by both volunteers and seasonal, part-time staff during the summer season. 


  • Weekend camp includes offerings for girls currently attending or have completed Kindergarten (and above), and typically lasts for two or three days, with overnights. Special weekend camp events include:
  • Haunted Forest of Camp Mira Sol: Spend a bone chilling, spook-tacular weekend in the Haunted Forest of Camp Mira Sol! During your goulish stay, you can enter the costume contest, visit all the ghost and goblins while trick or treating and join in all the spooky fun. This program is for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Registration is through the Program/Training Guide.
  • Winter Horse Camp: A fun-filled weekend program for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors held at Camp La Jita. Participants learn about saddling, bridling, and grooming horses. Time is also spent riding horses and the weekend includes a trail ride along the Sabinal River. Registration is through the Program/Training Guide.
  • Troop Camp: A troop experience of one or more nights, in a camp setting, planned and carried out by the girls and leaders of the troop. Troops must have a Troop Camp Leadership (TCL) certified person and at least one other person currently certified in adult/chid CPR and first aid (both from a nationally recognized agency) in order to camp. The TCL may not serve as the first aider (first aider is assumed to be the person with CPR, but may be a third person). Girl/adult ratios must be met. If camping on council-owned property, troops may submit applications, on a first-come first-served basis, up to six months in advance. Must register with Camp Registrar.
  • Service Unit Camping on Council-owned Sites: To reserve space at camp, a Council-Owned Site Use Application must be submitted to the Camp Registrar. Requests for service unit camping at council-owned camps are taken on a first-come first-served basis, up to 12 months in advance. For service units approved for camping, the adult in charge (normally the Service Unit Outdoor Consultant) will receive a Service Unit Assignment Form. It is the responsibility of the adult in charge to list each troop participating (even those coming for the day only), unit requested, certified adults for each troop and their certification information (including copies of the trainings not taken through GSSWT), arrival/departure dates and times, and emergency contact information. It is also her/his responsibility to ensure that the unit capacities are not exceeded.

 

Men at Camp -- We encourage fathers and/or male leaders to participate in camping activities. Men must stay in separate facilities from the girls and female adults -- GSSWT Camp Registrar will assign sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

 

Camp Facilities

Read more about Camp La Jita and see photos here.

Read more about Camp Mira Sol and see photos here.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:19

Pathway FAQs

Can members participate in more than one pathway?

Absolutely! GSUSA encourages multipathway participation for girls and adults. The Council Enterprise System (CES) will track the multiple ways that members choose to participate.

 

Will councils be able to create their own pathways?

No. The Core Business Strategy charge is to create nationally consistent and flexible opportunities for girls and adults. As Girl Scout Pathways are implemented, all opportunities offered to Girl Scout members must align to the Pathways framework and criteria.

 

How do individually registered girls fit into the proposed framework?

Individually-registered girls and adults can participate in any pathway. When a girl or adult joins the organization, she or he becomes a Girl Scout member. All members can choose any one, all, or some of the pathways to participate in within a single year.

 

What is the difference between the Events Pathway and recruitment events?

All programs delivered in the Events Pathway incorporate the Discover-Connect-Take Action keys to leadership and the girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning processes. To join the Events Pathway, all girls must be registered. The Events Pathway is a core Girl Scout experience where the intent of participation is in multiple events throughout the year. To participate in recruitment events, membership is not required. The intent of a recruitment event is to market the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience to potential members. Potential members will learn about the ways to participate in Girl Scouts at recruitment events.

 

Are girls who only participate in short-term pathways considered "real" Girl Scouts?

Yes! No matter which pathway a girl chooses, she is an actual Girl Scout. According to the Blue Book of Basic Documents 2006, the only requirements for membership are that girls are in grades Kindergarten–12, accept the Promise and Law, and pay annual membership dues.

 

How will outcomes differ between pathways?

The goal of measuring outcomes is to give us the ability to understand the effect that the Girl Scout Leadership experience has on girls. The longer a girl participates in Girl Scouting, the greater the effect the outcomes will have on her.

 

How can staff and volunteers remain a part of the ongoing conversation?

All councils are invited to participate in ongoing "conversations" that GSUSA will be hosting. To stay informed, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Participating in Product Sales Program Activities

All girl members in any pathway may participate in council-sponsored product sales program activities, under volunteer supervision. GSSWT provides training on the procedures to follow during each sale through a cascading staff and volunteer effort. The council also establishes guidelines and procedures for conducting the sale and determines how the proceeds and recognition system will be managed.

 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:55

Girl Scout Shop

The Girl Scout Shop is a retail shop 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, and American Express are acceptable forms of payment.

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center Shop Hours

School Year Hours (September 1-May 31) Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)

Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. -- NEW hours

Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
   

Saturday Open Dates

September 13 January 10 May 9
October 11 February 14  
November 8 March 14  
December 13 April 9  

 

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Shop Hours 

Subject to change without notice

Monday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

See GSSWT office closed dates (meetings and holidays) here.

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Mail Order Purchases

Please remember the following when placing mail order purchases:

  • Place orders well in advance of date needed
  • Call for availability of items
  • DO NOT send cash through the mail
  • Send all shop orders to Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, ATTN: Girl Scout Shop,
    811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216

 

Tips to Expedite In-store Purchases

  • 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 Seniors
Girl Scout Brownies Girl Scout Ambassadors
Girl Scout Juniors Girl Scout Adults
Girl Scout Cadettes  
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:53

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