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Since 1924, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas has made history—and made our presence known—across the state, the U.S., and the world.

We are honored to provide a space for girls to dream big, be themselves, and find adventure.

The Backyard will help bring this excitement to all girls. Click below to learn more and make a gift today!

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Centennial 100
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Today’s Girl Scouts stand on the shoulders of the girls and women who came before us, using their voices and actions more than ever to make a difference at home and abroad.

Mother with her Girl Scout

On March 11, we’re hosting a Birthday Bash to kick off a yearlong series of events to commemorate our first 100 years and the next century of changing lives in Southwest Texas.

Monday, March 11, 1-4 p.m.

Birthday Bash

All are welcome to help us mark the occasion with an unforgettable birthday party and the kickoff of our
“100 Hours of Giving” campaign for The Backyard, a multipurpose outdoor space at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. Be the first to see what this exciting new space will look like!

We will have cupcakes and games, and you can visit our new Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Centennial Museum!


Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15 , 2024

100 Hours of Giving

To officially kick off the Centennial Celebration, we’re raising $100,000 in only 100 hours! Show your support for The Backyard, a multipurpose outdoor space at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. 

The Backyard is an exciting space that will provide outdoor opportunities to all girls in the San Antonio and Southwest Texas area. Be a part of this change today!

November 2023 through November 2024


Girl Scouts are invited to march alongside our commemorative 100th Anniversary float in 12 street parades and festivals across our 21-county council area.


Adventure Days

Come and have an adventure with us! Scouts are the most adventurous people we know, and we will celebrate this spirit at four Adventure Days in Uvalde, New Braunfels, Seguin, and Boerne. Current members and those interested in becoming a Girl Scout of any age are invited to join us for games, activities, and fun!

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For the past 100 years, we have worked to make our communities better and stronger by encouraging our nearly 10,000 girls to take action and teaching them how to care for the planet, others, and themselves.

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Three Young Girl Scouts running in a field
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Covering 21 counties, our council cuts a swath across Southwest Texas-from the Hill Country of Kerrville to the farmland of Uvalde to the border and Del Rio, then back toward our headquarters in San Antonio.

GSSWT broke racial barriers. In 1948, Zudora McCoy became the first Black council staff member. Just a few years later in 1951, McCoy would help open Camp Mira Sol, the first resident camp for Black Girl Scouts in Texas. By 1956, Both Camp Mira Sol and the flagship Camp La Jita had integrated, and GSSWT was the first council in the U.S. to do so.

Historic Photo of many Girl Scouts marching in the street

Former GSSWT Council CEO, Anna Maria Chavez, was the first Latina to serve in that role. She would go on to become the first Latina CEO of Girl Scouts USA in 2011.

In 2010 GSSWT created the Gamma Sigma Girls and Gamma Sigma Pearls to meet girls by bringing Girl Scout programming to area schools. The landmark program was the first of its kind in the U.S. and would go on to become a model for other councils.

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