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Dale Hardy Jr

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:25

In-kind Donations

In-kind donations are donations that are "paid or given in goods, commodities, or services instead of money." This includes donations of actual items, labor, or gift cards -- it does not include donations made by cash or check. The rule of thumb is if you can put it in your bank account it is not an in-kind donation.
Please be sure to complete an In-kind Donation Form so that your gift can be acknowledged appropriately.


Remember -- because service units and/or troops are not 501(c)(3) entities in accordance with state and federal laws, they cannot request tax-free gifts nor can they issue receipts for tax-free donations. All cash donations of $250 or more or any donations requiring a tax-exempt receipt that are received by troops or service units should be given to the council (via your MDE) for documentation. When applicable, the council will issue a receipt and acknowledgment letter and ensure proper disbursement of the funds back to the troop or service unit.


For further questions regarding in-kind donations, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">Crystal Haskins (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 253).

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:24

Memorials & Tributes

Birthdays, graduations, holidays ... any day can be a special day when you make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Not only will your gift have special meaning to you and your honoree, but your gift will impact the lives of thousands of girls across Southwest Texas. 


Gifts can honor friends, family, troop leaders, companies, co-workers -- anyone who is special to you. We will send a personal note to each person, family, or organization that you honor letting them know of your thoughtfulness. 


Giving a gift in honor or memory of a loved one is a tribute that can touch thousands.

If you are looking for information to include in an obituary regarding memorial gifts, you can refer to the following language:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas in memory of (name). Checks should be made payable to GSSWT and mailed to:
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas | External Affairs Department | 811 N. Coker Loop | San Antonio, Texas 78216


Please include a note stating that your gift is in "Memory of (name)."


Get the Memorial and Tribute Contribution form here.

Questions regarding memorials and tributes may be directed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">Carole Wood (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 211).

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:23

Friendship Circle


Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas' Friendship Circle helps provide resources for girls who would not be able to participate in the Girl Scout program otherwise.


We encourage troops, groups, and individuals to donate funds to be used to purchase items such as handbooks, badge books, sashes, and other uniform components for girls who might not have the resources to obtain these items. Please complete the Friendship Circle Donation Form (coming soon) so that your donation may be properly acknowledged.


If you have a Girl Scout who needs assistance from the Friendship Circle, please complete the Friendship Circle Request Form. This form must be signed by your GO Team Lead before it is submitted to the Development and Communications department.


Questions regarding the Friendship Circle may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 211).

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:23

Why Donate?

That's easy. So every girl can have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout!

Imagine a world where every woman was a Girl Scout and every girl who wanted to be, could be a Girl Scout -- a world where people were concerned about their communities and improving the quality of life for themselves and those around them. Girl Scouts care. Our goal is to offer every girl the "Girl Scout Experience!" Girl Scouting can help the girls of today become the women leaders of tomorrow. Whether in business, sports, government, science, education, the arts, parenting, or volunteer work, Girl Scouts have launched successful women in every walk of life. From computers to camping, from sports to self-esteem, mixed with fun and friendships, Girl Scouting has it all!

An investment in Girl Scouts is broader than a cause or a cure.
It's a commitment to a generation.

More than half of America's girls hope to have an effect on the world beyond the communities where they live. That's where you come in. Our donors and volunteers are changing the world by supporting the young women who will change it. As someone who understands that our future depencs on our investment in youth, we are counting on your help.

See what your gift can do:

$50 will provide CPR & First Aid Training Certification for a teen Girl Scout to learn life-saving skills that will last her a lifetime.

$150 will provide a financial literacy program for 15 girls to help them learn how to save for their future.

$200 will provide a camp scholarship for a girl to experience an outdoor adventure she will never forget.

$260 provides a girl one full year of Girl Scouts -- where she can discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies.

Today's Girl Scouts are the children of a new century.
With your help, it will be their century.
What would you give to help change the world?
Help us start in Southwest Texas, one girl at a time.



Together, we can get her there.




Monday, 23 April 2012 10:19

Support Us

What would you give to help change the world?

Thousands of women today credit their successes in life to the values and skills learned through their participation in Girl Scouts. Two-thirds of the women who are today's leaders in government, business, education, medicine, science, and in their communities were once Girl Scouts.  

Help to Change the World!

The Girl Scout program has a significant impact on the lives of young girls and their communities here in southwest Texas.  Your gift can make a big difference:

Thanks for your Support!

We can never say it enough... THANKS for contributing to building girls of courage, confidence and character who help to make the world a better place.      


An investment in Girl Scouts is broader than a cause or a cure.
It's a commitment to a generation.















What would you give to help change the world?
Help us start in Southwest Texas, one girl at a time.

Together, we can get her there.














Monday, 23 April 2012 10:19

Contact Us

Visit the Sally Cheever Girl Scout
Leadership Center today!


Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216


The office is accessible by VIA Bus Line (647), stop #92393. To get to the leadership center, from downtown take Hwy 281 North and exit at Nakoma. Continue straight through the Nakoma light.Turn right at the first street, Arion Parkway. Turn left onto W Coker Loop. W Coker Loop dead ends into the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Google Map

Telephone: 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
Fax: 210-349-2666
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

After-hours Emergency Answering Service -- 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247
By pressing 2, the automated phone system will forwad the call directly to GSSWTs ICE (In Case of Emergency) cell phone.

See a complete staff directory here.

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:17


Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action. In addition to full-time paid employment opportunities there are also paid opportunities for part-time persons working with groups and troops and in other direct service positions. We also frequently have opportunities for clerical volunteers, community service volunteers, and internships in a variety of areas.

Why work for Girl Scouts?

GSSWT's staff members are employed to contribute managerial and specialist expertise, resources, continuity, and support to the delivery of Girl Scout program to girls in partnership with volunteers. The council is appreciative of the substantial contribution of staff to the success of the council and seeks to make employment rewarding professionally and personally.

The council is committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy, respect, and equitable treatment, and in which there are opportunities for participation, challenge, broadening experiences, and advancement. The council is also committed to a work environment in which employees receive support, recognition and appreciation for jobs well done. Through the formulation and equitable administration of its personnel policies and practices, the council seeks to reflect this commitment.

Staff Positions Available

Click here to view available positions.

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:17

Annual Report


View Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas annual reports by clicking on the appropriate year below:


2013AR cover  2012AR cover 

 2011AR cover  2010AR cover

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:16

Office Closed Dates

Please note that all GSSWT offices will be closed the following dates:


  • Wednesday, January 8 -- Staff Development Meeting
  • Monday, January 20 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, April 25 -- Battle of Flowers Holiday
  • Wednesday, May 7 -- Staff Development Meeting
  • Monday, May 26 -- Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 4 -- Independence Day
  • Wednesday, August 13, Thursday, August 14 & Friday, August 15 -- Staff Strategy Days
  • Monday, September 1 -- Labor Day
  • Thursday, September 11 & Friday, September 12 -- Staff Development Meeting
  • Wednesday, November 5 -- Staff Development Meeting
  • Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28 -- Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- Winter Holidays

Our Partners

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
to serve God and my country,
to help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout Law

Our Location

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
811 N. Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216