November 2010                                           Subscribe to this e-newsletter
In This Issue
Older Girl Weekend at Camp Marydale
Patch of the Month
Scouting for Supper
Volunteer Recognition
Hornets Girl Scout Scrapbooking Night
Family Campaign Update
Quick Links
Council Shop News 
The Council shop will be have a booth filled with fun Girl Scout items at the Fall Festival Saturday, October 30, at Camp Whispering Pines. (Cash or check only)
Council shop hours (New Orleans and Baton Rouge) are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reminder: Both shops will be closed November 18 for a staff meeting, and for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday & Friday, November 25 - 26.
Older Girl Weekend at Camp Marydale
Come enjoy what Camp Marydale has to offer during this fun-filled older girl campout Friday 6 p.m. November 19 - Sunday 12 p.m. November 21. This is a weekend where each girl chooses which activities she would like to do but can bunk as a troop. Bring a friend to have fun doing activities such as canoeing, challenge course, outdoor cooking, letterboxing, jewelry making, and more!
 Program Aide & Specialization Training will be offered during this weekend event. Cost for the weekend is $50 per girl  and $20 per adult volunteer (click here for registration form.) Contact Donna Dupre at 225-927-8946, ext. 1253 with questions.
Bridging Requirements
We have received many questions about where to find an updated version of bridging requirements.  GSUSA posted all bridging requirements for each age level on their website!  Be sure to check out Girl Scout Central to see the updated bridging requirements! Click on the age level and you can see exactly what to do!
Register for Training
 Patch of the Month

pumpkin patch
How do you mend a broken Jack-o-Lantern? With a "pumpkin patch" of course! October's patch puzzle is now on the website! 
November's patch puzzle (Thanksgiving related) will be posted soon.
Games and Icebreakers
Are you looking for fun icebreakers for your group of Girl Scouts?  Girl Scout Central has some great games for early meetings, first days at camp, or special events to get individuals to come together as a team!  Check it out! (Girl Scout Central - Icebreakers).
Dancercise with Tulane's Kappa Alpha Theta sorority
Dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun! Tap your feet, kick your heels, and spin around while you learn how to combine dance with exercise. Come join Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Tulane University on Sunday, November 14, from 1 - 4 p.m. to learn some brand new dance moves and earn your Dancercize Try-it!
Click on the event link on the website calendar for cost, how to register, etc.
Strike Up some F-U-N at Circle Bowl
You don't want to miss the action on the lanes at this fun event, November 13. Girl will learn the history of bowling dating back to 5,200 BC and enjoy searching for the answers on the bowling trivia game. Learn how to keep score without a computer, sportsmanship skills and how to be a team player. To keep the fun "rolling" Circle Bowl will provide the last hour with Galactic Bowling (lights out with glow in the dark fun). Music, DJ, and a dance contest too.  Click on the event link on the website calendar for cost, how to register, etc.
Council Offices closed November 18
The Council offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be closed Thursday, November 18, for an All-Staff meeting.
New Orleans Bowl
The New Orleans Bowl invites all Girl Scouts to come down to the field for the National Anthem prior to kick off of this very special event being held in the Superdome on Saturday, December 18. Kick-off is 8 p.m. but a list of pre-game activities will be sent along with the tickets. Friends and family are invited to attend and sit together, but only girls and leaders will be allowed through the special entrance and onto the field. This event is also being offered to Boy Scouts. Tickets must be ordered prior to the game by completing the New Orleans Bowl registration form.
Happy 150th Birthday, Juliette Low!
"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers."                         Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low
Born Halloween 1860, Juliette "Daisy" Low founded Girl Scouts over 98 years ago, beginning with her historic telephone call to a friend  (a distant cousin), saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" Today nearly 100 years later, the Girl Scout organization has 50 million alumnae and is still going strong. Join us in remembering her on her 150th birthday for her vision for the Girl Scout Movement and her willingness to blaze new trails. Both Saturday's Fall Festival (now full) at CWP, and the fall fundraising luncheon November 3, are held in her honor.
Interested in joining a Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary task group to assist in planning our 100th anniversary celebrations? Please contact Robin Guillmette, Executive Vice President of Membership and Program at 225-927-8946, ext. 1237.
Scouting for Supper, November 18

Scouting for SupperJoin us for Scouting for Supper, our first, one-night only restaurant event on Thursday, November 18, during regular dinner hours. On this night, restaurants from around our 23-parishes will partner to raise money for Girl Scouts while attracting patrons and new clients to their business. Every restaurant is donating 10-20% of their dinner proceeds to Girl Scouts Louisiana East! Additional restaurants are being added daily to our website.


Participating Restaurants:
Mark Twain Pizza Landing - 2035 Metairie Rd., Metairie
Juneau's Sandwich Shop - 4016 7th St., Marrero
CiCi's Pizza Buffet - 6311 Airline Park Shopping Center, Metairie
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - 919 S. Clearview Pkwy., New Orleans
Zydeco's Cajun Restaurant - 13228 Highway 90, Boutte
Times Grill - 5207 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge
Times Grill - 1827 Front Street, Slidell
Chevys Fresh Mex - 3330 Veterans Blvd., Metairie (lunch & dinner)Chevys please bring this flyer with you.

Rotolo's - 339 Chartres St., New Orleans

Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant - 2561 CitiPlace Court, Baton Rouge
Marianos Italian Eatery - 12371 Hwy. 90, Luling (lunch or dinner)
Rotolo's Pizzeria - 102 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse
Italian Pie - 3600 Williams Blvd., Kenner 

We are currently seeking restaurants to participate in "Scouting for Supper." Please contact Carrie Thomas at 504-355-5885 or Jodie Laurent at 504-481-5664 to participate or for more information.
Thank you for a Successful Product Sale

The Fall Product Sale is now over!  A big thank you to the Girl Scouts who participated! 
Visit Louisiana Nursery on November 11 and your purchase will support Girl Scouting

Louisiana Nursery, with three locations in Baton Rouge and one in Prairieville, is hosting its first ever Christmas Cent-sation fundraising event on Thursday, November 11, from 5 to 8 pm. 
During this shop for profit event, members of Girl Scouts Louisiana East can shop at any of their four locations and Louisiana Nursery will donate 20% of our organization's total purchases back to the Girl Scout council.  Simply tell the nursery employee either our customer number (8014) or our council name, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, at the time of check out. Click here for Louisiana Nursery locations
Volunteer Recognition

Do you know someone that deserves the Outstanding Volunteer or Outstanding Leader Pin?  Is there a volunteer in your Service Unit that deserves the Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin or Thanks Badge?  Would you like to receive your Years of Service Pin for your years as a volunteer with Girl Scouts?  Every year volunteers nominate each other for various recognition awards.  This is the time of year for volunteers to begin thinking about who they would like to recognize.  Be sure and check out our website for a list of Adult Recognitions and a description of each award!   
New Orleans Hornets Girl Scout Scrapbooking Night, December 3



Don't miss the chance to watch CP3 and the Hornets as they take on the New York Knicks for a night full of excitement and entertainment for the whole family! You'll want to come early and join the Honey Bees for scrapbooking fun on the concourse before the big game. Choose between two scrapbook packages which include everything you'll need to create your personal scrapbook of memories!

All Girl Scout troops will enter the New Orleans Arena through the East VIP Doors at 6 p.m. where they will meet the Honey Bees for scrapbooking fun, and then on to the big game at 7 p.m. 
The $40 scrapbooking package includes a $15 scrapbooking kit and a $25 upper corner location game ticket. The $88 package includes a $15 scrapbooking kit and a $73 lower corner location game ticket. The kit includes ready-made paper bag scrapbooks, colored and design cards, Christmas Basketball and Dancing stickers, and a glue stick.Game tickets include a $5 meal voucher. Accompanying family and friends may purchase game tickets only.
Scrapbook package and game tickets must be ordered prior to the game by choosing the $40 or $88 scrapbook package and number of tickets for the desired location, completing the Girl Scout Scrapbook Night order form, and sending with payment to: Trish Snider, New Orleans Hornets, 1250 Poydras, 19th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113. For more information, contact Trish at 504-593-4740 or 
Annual Family Campaign update

Less than 2 months are left to earn a free Service Unit encampment for reaching your Family Campaign goal. Get your donations in today by donating online. Any size contribution makes a difference and everyone can help support the Girl Scout program with a financial gift.
It costs the council $223 per girl for one year of Girl Scouting. Please give any amount you feel comfortable giving. It is your decision how much you contribute, and it is entirely confidential. Please know that any size gift is appreciated and will make a difference. We hope every one of you will participate in some way.
Also, a great way to enhance your gift is through matching gift funds. Check with your employer to see if they will match your contribution to Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Questions, contact

 Carrie Thomas at 504-355-5885.

 National Girls Day
Sign up for November-December events 
Don't miss out on some great council events this November and December! 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.
FULL 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
11/7 - Catholic Committee on Scouting Rosary Patch Program (all), Baton Rouge
11/12 - 11/14 - Family Camping at Camp Covington
FULL 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
FULL 11/13 - First Aid Workshop (Jr), Baton Rouge
11/14 - Kappa Delta National Girls Day (Da-Jrs), Baton Rouge
11/14 - Dancercise with Kappa Alpha Theta (Br), New Orleans
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
11/20 - Program Aide/Specialization Training during Older Girl Weekend
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
FULL 11/21-11/23 - Holiday Horse Rider Core Camp (Jrs 4th grade & up), St. Francisville
12/3 - Elmwood Cheerleading Academy Cheer & Pizza Night (all), Harahan
12/3 - New Orleans Hornets Girl Scout Scarpbook Night (all), New Orleans
12/4 - Beginners Holiday Sewing Class (Jr), Baton Rouge
12/4 & 1/8- American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness IP 2-Day Workshop (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge 
12/4 - Daisy Day at McFadden Cabin, New Orleans
12/4 - Art of Bread Making at SFBM (all), New Orleans
12/11 - Baton Rouge Christmas Parade (all)
12/18 - New Orleans Bowl (all)
Service Unit Publicity Reps needed

Did you take some great photos of your Girl Scouts at a recent program or community service event? Please remember to send them to your service unit publicity rep so she can submit them to your local newspaper. Don't have a SU PR in your area? Send your photos and info to Cathy Pottschmidt at the council, and help us recruit a volunteer from your area.
If your service unit or area is listed below and you have an interest in submitting news worthy articles and photos to the newspaper about the great things Girl Scouts are doing in your area, then sign up for one of the training classes being held on November 9 at 6:30 p.m. the Baton Rouge Regional Service Center, or on November 11 at New Orleans headquarters. Any registered adult who likes to write and wants to increase Girl Scouts' visibility in the media is encouraged to register today and become part of your service unit's team!

Publicity Reps are needed in the following service units: 101 Baker/Zachary/E Feliciana; 109 Woodlawn (Baton Rouge); 111 Valleydale (Baton Rouge); 112 Sherwood (Baton Rouge); 114 Kenilworth (Baton Rouge); 116 Crestville (Baton Rouge); 118 S. Highlands (Baton Rouge); 120 McKinley/S. Baton Rouge; 121 Bluebonnet (Baton Rouge); 144 Port Allen/Plaquemine; 151 West Feliciana; 202 Assumption Parish; 216 St. Charles Parish; 217 St. John Parish; 218 St. James Parish; 235 Donaldsonville; 263 Upper Terrebonne Parish; 265 Houma/Lower Terrebonne Parish; 270 Patterson/Morgan City; 323 Livingston; 382 Hammond/Ponchatoula; 384 Franklin/Bogalusa; 385 Amite; 405 Metairie; 408 Metairie/Kenner; 438 Mid City/Carrolton (New Orleans); 442 Uptown/Central City (New Orleans); 448 Belle Chasse; 450 Algiers

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