Our ways to be a Girl Scout had already evolved to offer programming through area schools and other after-school organizations. In 2010, Gamma Sigma Girls® (GSG), a sorority-type mentorship and leadership development program for high schoolers, was created. Its sister chapter, Gamma Sigma Pearls™, supports middle schoolers and is named after a jewel significant to the Girl Scout movement.
The first African American Advisory Committee Mother-Daughter Tea was held on February 26, 2011, to honor African American women for their contributions to the Girl Scout movement and continual strides to encourage young women.
Girl Scouts turned 100, celebrating its centennial on March 12, 2011. The Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookie was introduced that year in honor of the birthplace of founder Juliette Gordon Low and featured GSSWT Girl Scouts on the package cover.
GSSWT expanded its footprint on the city’s West Side in October 2012 by relocating from the Avenida center to the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center at 5622 W César E. Chávez Blvd. in the former Coronado/Escobar Elementary School facility, part of the Edgewood Independent School District.
In 2014, Girl Scouts launched Digital Cookie®, through which Girl Scout Cookies were sold online by girls for the first time in the history of the iconic cookie program. Girl Scout programming also expanded to include more STEM subjects, including robotics and space science badges.
In November 2015, after 64 years, Camp Mira Sol sadly was closed.
Inspired by the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child, GSSWT launched Day of the Girl S.A. in partnership with the city and other girl-serving organizations to unite for a common goal: create awareness in the community and start developing a culture of philanthropy around our girls.