Fall Festival at Camp Whispering Pines, Oct. 30 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at CWP! Participate in hands-on activities and informative presentations from an array of different organizations. Bake your own special birthday cake or other goodies and bring to share with all your sisters as we celebrate our Girl Scout founder's 150th birthday!
|Spooky Super Science Saturday|
Children and their parents are invited to a hands-on chemistry program at the LSU PMAC (basketball arena) on North Stadium Drive, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., sponsored by American Chemical Society, LSU Department of Chemistry, and the LSU Athletic Department.
Representatives of student groups, local companies, and scientific organizations will conduct simple, fun experiments with the children. The "admission fee" is a nonperishable item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. All ages are welcome. Click here
for more information and directions.
Science Wonder Try-It Day at Louisiana Children's Museum Oct. 23
Tour this fantastic museum for the first time, or again like never before as you take in special hands on activities and presentations dedicated to earning your Science in Action Brownie Try-it.
|Thank you to our Program Power Sponsors|
In this year's Program Power
you will notice a variety of local businesses and organizations that sponsored the publication, and by doing so, helped to offset the cost to print and mail this publication to Girl Scout troop leaders. We encourage you to mention 'Girl Scouts' when contacting our sponsors, and let them know you saw their name in Program Power! Please click here to see our web page of sponsors.
|October Patch of the Month|
|Show me the Smart Money!|
With youth controlling more than $172 billion in spending, and one in three carrying a credit card, we must ensure that all youth - including girls - have the information they need to properly save, spend, budget, and invest.
Girl Scouts aged 12-17 are invited to attend two workshop sessions Nov. 6 and 13 designed especially for them by the Tulane School of Business. They'll experience real world financial challenges and learn how to navigate them in fun and interactive ways! They'll gain the skills and confidence to earn, manage, spend, save and invest their money wisely with hands-on activities. Register now! Click here for more information.
|Family Camping Opportunities|
Share your favorite Girl Scout camp with your family when you plan a family weekend camping trip to Camp Covington or Camp Whispering Pines this year. Special weekends for Girl Scout families
have been designated for you to enjoy the beauty and natural resources of these two camps at a special rate.
Event Code: FCOACC
Friday, Nov. 12 - Sunday, Nov. 14
Camp Whispering Pines
Event Code: FCOCWP
Friday, Nov.19 - Sunday, Nov. 21
Cost: $20 per tent/cabin per family for the entire weekend plus activity and facilitator fees, if applicable.
Complete the Camp Reservation Request form
(no approval signature required) and fax with credit card payment or mail with check or credit card payment to: Girl Scouts Louisiana East, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121 / Fax: 504-733-8219.
Contact: Kim Hennegan
at 504-733-8220, ext. 2338 or Donna Dupre
at 225-927-8946, ext. 1253 for more information.
Notes: Adults are required to attend. Bring your own food and label it as you may be sharing a unit with another family. There are no scheduled activities - please plan your own weekend. Campfires are allowed.
|Join us for fall fundraising luncheon |
Girl Scouts to celebrate founder's 150th birthday at fall fundraising luncheon
Girl Scout volunteers, alumnae, and friends of Girl Scouting are invited to attend Girl Scout Louisiana East's fall fundraising luncheon
on Wednesday, November 3, from 12 to 1 p.m. with a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Luncheon sponsors are Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries, Little Brownie Bakers, Textron Marine & Land Systems, Total Graphics, Inc., and Whitney Bank. Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno of New Orleans will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
With the luncheon scheduled a few days after founder Juliette Gordon Low's 150th birthday, Girl Scouts will celebrate Low's vision for the Girl Scout Movement and her willingness to blaze new trails. Low was born in Savannah, Ga, on October 31, 1860 and founded the Girl Scouts in 1912.
Table captains (those who host a table at the luncheon made up of their friends) as well as additional luncheon sponsors are needed. Please contact Cerise McClendon
at (800) 644-7571, ext. 2222 for additional information or if you would like to attend. You may also RSVP online.
Suggested minimum donation for the luncheon is $50.
|Time to register for Lagniappe Weekend at Camp Marydale|
Have you ever wanted to enjoy Camp Marydale without your troop? Lagniappe Weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the amenities of camp, while spending time with other adult Girl Scouts!
Don't forget to register for Lagniappe Weekend being held this year October 15-17 at Camp Marydale! The registration deadlines are rapidly approaching and you won't want to miss out on this great weekend. All registered Adult members are invited to attend this fun-filled weekend! Whether you are looking to brush up on certain skills, meet new friends, or relax at Camp Marydale, you will not be let down!
Activities include canoeing workshops, outdoor cooking classes, challenge course experience, archery, copper enameling, and a variety of enrichment workshops for leaders such as traditions, songs and games, ceremonies, and budget building. Each workshop will be 90 minutes long (with the exception of Outdoor Cooking). Participants do not have to be camp certified to attend this event!
Visit our website for more information about Lagniappe Weekend.
Please note the acceptable payment method for the annual $12 per person Girl Scout membership fee is by cash or check only. We do not accept credit card payments for membership fees.
|The Fall Product Sale begins Friday!|
The council's Fall Product Sale of nuts, candy, and magazines, begins Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 24! Alisha Moore, product sales director, encourages girls to begin the QSP magazine email option at the beginning of the sale so it works for you through the entire sale.
What is the QSP Program?
QSP, a division of Time Inc, sponsors a Girl Scout money earning program as part of the fall product sale that promotes literacy through the sale of magazine subscriptions and books. Troops receive 10% of the price of each magazine sold (and 15% for online sales). All orders are backed by a guarantee of service by QSP. Customers do not become part of a mailing list through QSP. Any new magazine subscriptions will start 12 - 14 weeks after the orders are processed in November.
Over 1,000 magazines are offered this year, including dozens of children's magazines. Some magazine subscriptions offer a free gift or a second year's subscription for free. Click here to order magazines online! (Proceeds from online orders will benefit the Girl Scouts Louisiana East.) Books round out the vast array of choices.
How it works:
Ordering/Renewing your family and friends' favorite magazines
Your Girl Scout contacts family and friends asking them to renew or subscribe to their favorite magazines. She also has the option to contact family and friends via email through QSP's online magazine ordering system. Your Girl Scout troop will earn Troop/Group proceeds and each girl will receive recognitions for each subscription purchased. If she sends 12 emails she'll receive the "Capture Your Dream" patch. Sell three magazines and she'll earn the "Design Your Future" patch.
Friendly Referrals using Address Adventure Booklet
Your Girl Scout can ask family and friends living in other communities to help support Girl Scouts by completing the special referral coupons in the mail-out address booklets. QSP will mail information which shows them how to purchase their favorite publications at the same low prices. Your Girl Scout will earn the "Create an Opportunity" patch for completing one address booklet. The Troop/Group will earn $2 per address booklet (Maximum one booklet per girl.) Your friends and family members will receive two mailings. QSP does not database these addresses, they simply make a copy of the referral coupon. Even if the person orders from the first mailing, they will receive a second mailing.
|Community Service Opportunities|
Scare Away Hunger Drive
For Girl Scout Daisies - Ambassadors
Please join Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana during the month of October to "Scare Away Hunger!" Items most needed are: canned meats, fish, vegetables, hot and cold cereals, rice, beans, canned fruits and juices, and other non-perishable items. Troops are encouraged to collect donations throughout the month of October. All donations need to be delivered to: Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans, LA 70123 or call 504-734-1322 for more information. Volunteer service projects are available year round; call Melanie Stevens at 504-729-2834 to schedule times for your troop to volunteer.
For Girl Scout Daisies - Ambassadors
New Horizons Youth Service Bureau in Hammond is holding a Bike-a-thon in Hammond
on Saturday, October 9 in Zemurray Park, and needs both volunteers to help as well as bike riders. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with awards presentation at 12 noon.
|Family Campaign off to a good start|
Did you know it costs the council $223 per girl to see that each girl receives the Girl Scout Leadership Experience? Yet the membership fee is only $12 and none of it remains within the council?! This is why we encourage families and friends of Girl Scouts to make a financial contribution through our Annual Family Giving Campaign. As a member of our Girl Scout family, you know how important Girl Scouting is to girls, their families, and the community!
We are off to a great start towards reaching our Annual Family Giving Campaign goal. Check out the Service Unit Leader Board for those S.U.s who have taken the early lead in their Region with the highest percentage towards their goal. Many Service Units have events planned in order to reach their campaign goal by December 22 and achieve the Service Unit encampment at Camp Whispering Pines! Which Service Unit will be on the Leader Board next?
Congratulations to Service Unit 450 Algiers for exceeding their campaign goal. They are the first Service Unit to receive the free Service Unit encampment at Camp Whispering Pines. Great Job! Let's see how far you can exceed your goal!
You don't have to wait to be asked! Donate to the Girl Scouts by including a donation with your daughter's registration form, by printing out the campaign pledge form, or by donating online on our website (just be sure to include troop and service unit info so service unit receives credit). If you have any questions regarding the Annual Family Giving Campaign, please contact Carrie Thomas at 504-355-5885.
|Sign up for October-November events |
|Don't miss out on some great council events this October and November! On the website calendar, go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, age levels, times, cost, etc.|
10/2 - Longue Vue Plant Workshop (Br-Jrs), New Orleans
10/2- Colors & Shapes (Br), Baton Rouge
10/2 - Fast Food Farm Day (all), Gramercy
10/2 - Sewing for Service (all), Baton Rouge
10/2 - Daisy Day at Camp Covington
10/2 - Water Carnival (Da-Cad), New Orleans
10/2 - Quick Pickling at the SFBM (all), New Orleans
10/9 and 10/10 - Love Hug and Groom (Br), St. Francisville
10/9 - Daisy Garden Adventure (Da), Baton Rouge
10/9 - Mother/Daughter Sewing (Jr-Amb), Baton Rouge
10/9 - Night at the Opera orientation (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
10/9 - NHYSB Bike-a-thon
10/13 - Porgy & Bess Night at the Opera (Cad-Amb), New Orleans 10/15- Leaders' Lagniappe Weekend
(adults) at Camp Marydale, St. Francisville
10/16 - Fitness Fun (Jrs), Baton Rouge
10/16 - Twilight Paddle (Jrs-Amb), Mandeville
10/16 - All Fired Up (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
10/16 - Fitness Fun (Da), Baton Rouge
10/16 - Wild Things (all), Lacombe
10/23 - Science Try-It Day at La Children's Museum (Br) New Orleans
10/23 - DEA High on Life Badge Workshop (Jrs), New Orleans
10/27 - EJGH ABC's of Babysitting (Cad), Metairie
10/30 - Loyola Volleyball Game & Clinic (all), New Orleans
10/30 and 10/31 - Port Hudson Scout Days (all), Jackson, LA
10/30 - Girl Scouts Fall Festival at CWP
11/5-6 - Camping for Brownies, Covington
11/5 - Longue Vue Garden Workshop (Da), New Orleans
11/6 - Calliope Puppets (Br and Jr sessions), New Orleans
11/6 - Yoga & Pilates (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
11/6 - Flower Power (Da), Baton Rouge
11/6 & 11/13 - Show Me the Smart Money (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
11/6 - Tulane Cheer Clinic (all), New Orleans
11/12 - 11/14 - Family Camping at Camp Covington
11/13 - Nature Nuts (Br), Independence
11/13 - Art of Pasta Making at SFBM (all), New Orleans
11/13 - Circle Bowl Fun (all), Baton Rouge
11/14 - Kappa Delta National Girls Day (Da-Jrs), Baton Rouge
11/17 - Magic Flute Night at the Opera (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
11/19 - 11/21 - Older Girl Weekend at Camp Marydale (Cad-Amb), St. Francisville
11/19-11/21 - Family Camping at CWP, Independence
11/20 - Girl Scout Day at Longue Vue (all), New Orleans
11/20 - Calliope Puppets (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
11/21 - First LEGO Team Tournament in New Orleans
11/21-11/23 - Holiday Horse Rider Core Camp (Jrs 4th grade & up), St. Francisville
|Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary|
We are thrilled to be approaching the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA on March 12, 2012 and we're gearing up to celebrate this occasion in style! The 100th Anniversary is an exciting milestone and a cause for celebration among Girl Scouts worldwide. Please join us in planning our council's 100th Anniversary celebration(s) by joining one of our task groups who will be girl, fundraising, and alumnae events.
If you are interested in joining one of the task groups, please contact Robin Guillmette, Executive Vice President of Membership and Program at 225-927-8946, ext. 1237 or email@example.com
We're now accepting sponsorships for our monthly email newsletters. At just $75, a sponsorship puts your company in the the spotlight of our readership of 12,000 and growing, and supports Girl Scouting in your community. For more information, please contact Carrie Thomas
at 800-644-7571, ext. 2245.
|Cellect Plastics LLC and Girl Scouts Louisiana East announce launch of educational water protection initiative|
Scott Smith, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Cellect Plastics LLC, along with Jacqueline Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Louisiana East, are pleased to announce the launch of an educational initiative designed to help protect both fresh and salt water across the Gulf coast region. Cellect Plastics LLC's environmentally responsible Opflex™
products are currently being used in the clean-up of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.