In an effort to provide a comprehensive schedule of program opportunities, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas often partners with community agencies to provide special events just for Girl Scouts. Due to printing deadlines, often these activities are not found in the Pathways Guide. The program flyer links below describe the many exciting events for Girl Scouts and their families. We encourage you to take advantage of the great opportunities for Girl Scouts throughout the area.
2011 San Antonio Young Women's Leadership Symposium
On behalf of the Texas Diversity Council, all girls in 8th-10th grades are invited to the 2011 Greater San Antonio Young Women's Leadership Symposium.
This FREE symposium is slated for Saturday, October 15 from 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the University of Texas San Antonio 1604 campus.
This event will be a half-day of mentoring and interaction between young ladies and caring, accomplished business women, including GSSWT's very own Anna Maria Chávez. The 2010 event proved to be motivating and impactful for the attendees, and this year’s event should be even better! Get the flyer and recommendation form here.
Interested in sculpture, painting, drawing?! ¿Cómo Vives? is right for you! Participate in this free six-week workshop that is part of Artpace’s ArtElements education initiative. Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will interact with an Artpace exhibition, reflecting on the artist’s chosen themes, media, and processes as well as make their own art for exhibition! The application is simple and if accepted, the first meeting will be Tuesday, October 11. Get all the details here.
By the Beat: Dance to a Different Drum -- Jazz/Hip-Hop Dance classes -- childrens and adult classes available. All ages welcome. Special offer for Girl Scouts! For more information, contact Lori Branson (210.573.7796).
The ACT-SO Program
ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO program is centered on the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders; to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. Get more info here: Fact Sheet, Category Guidelines, Student Application
The American Camp Association and Nature Rocks
Most of us have special memories of fun times spent outdoors growing up. Maybe we remember climbing our favorite tree or the camping spot our parents took us to by a creek where we caught tadpoles. Play in nature has always been one of the most important and fun parts of growing up because Nature Rocks! Camp is a powerful setting for connecting children and nature and the American Camp Association (ACA) is a partner in the Nature Rocks program. ACA offers a wide variety of nature resources for parents at www.CampParents.org/nature. Use ACA’s Find-A-Camp tool to locate a camp near you. Nature Rocks is a national program to inspire and empower families to play and explore in nature. We want all families in every city in America to see for themselves how much Nature Rocks.
The National Museum of Dentistry and Smithsonian Institution Presents...
MouthPower -- Discover the power of a healthy smile! Created in partnership with the American Dental Association, www.mouthpower.org is an entertaining and educational Web experience that engages children in discovering the power of a healthy smile.
The National Museum of Education
National Invention Competition -- for kids in grades K-12. Got a great idea? Or a better way to do something? The National Museum of Education is looking for creative students. Enter any idea for a new way to demonstrate an educational component, an idea for a new product, or an improvement for an existing product or procedure. This is an ongoing contest and there is no deadline! Winning entries are national winners! You are then eligible to apply for induction into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors.
"Baking a Difference"
Spread the Bread presents Spread the Biscuits: “Bake a Difference” for Animals -- For years, the Spread the Bread organization has encouraged our world to bake bread for others, honoring our heroes and helping those in need. Then one day a young baker with a big heart said, “Why can’t we bake bread to honor our animal heroes and help animals in need?” So we cooked up Spread the Biscuits, a unique and fun opportunity to get back into the kitchen and whip up some tasty treats for animals!