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Girl Scouts Teach Collaboration, Community

Posted on 02/17/17 by Liz Steele

What do you think of when you hear the words “Girl Scouts”? Cookies, right? Well, I’m here to tell you Girl Scouts provide much more to the community than just good ol’ thin mints.

Girl Scouts was initiated by founder Juliette Gordon Low, over 100 years ago. She started the group with the intention of girls exploring the world around them, with each other. By learning together, and sharing the same foundational ideals, the troop members could collaborate, discover, and explore the world with a sense of adventure.

“Truly, ours is a circle of friendships, united by our ideals,” Juliette Gordon Low explained many years ago.

Her quote lives on today with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ 18,500 members. The Southwest Texas chapter ranges from Bexar County to Val Verde County and has 5,000 adults that help foster and uphold the Girl Scouts’ mission.

In addition to ideals and community, the Girl Scouts are popularly known for the cookies they sell during the months of January and February. Cookie season enables troop leaders to teach Girl Scout members about business, working together, and goal setting.

There are many volunteer opportunities to help Girl Scouts throughout the year. You can apply to be a troop leader, an episodic volunteer, camp/seasonal volunteers, and more!

Visit their website if you’re interested in learning more about the Girl Scout mission and volunteer opportunities in the Southwest region of Texas.


This is part of a series of articles about organizations we partner with in San Antonio.

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