Our History | Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Our Girl Scouts have participated in almost every Battle of Flowers® Parade during Fiesta® since our founding, including here in 1931.
Girl Scouts pose with a car while at Camp La Jita in Utopia, Texas. La Jita opened in 1947.
Council staff member Zudora McCoy helped open Camp Mira Sol in May 1951 as the first resident camp for Black Girl Scouts in Texas.
Lady Olave Baden-Powell, co-founder of Girl Guides and its first Chief Guide for Britain visited San Antonio and our Girl Scouts in January 1964.
Girl Scouts pose with Lila Cockrell, the first woman mayor of San Antonio and a champion of the organization.
GSSWT moved its headquarters from the King William District in downtown San Antonio to 10443 Gulfdale in April 1984.
Girl Scouts, family, and friends participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March in San Antonio in 1990.
In 2009, Anna Marie Chávez became the first Latina to serve as CEO for the council, and in 2011 she was appointed CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Local Girl Scouts were featured on the packaging for Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies, released in 2011 in honor of Girl Scouts’ centennial.
Today’s Girl Scouts continue to thrive, seek new adventures, take action on issues they care about, and work to make the world a better place.
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Turning 100

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas celebrates its centennial in March 2024.