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Office/Shop Closures
Happy Holidays
Annual Giving Update
Register for Training
Hornets Special Offer
Jan Activities
Quick Links
Office and Shop Closures
Don't forget the council headquarters and regional service center will be closed for the holidays from December 23 - January 2, reopening Monday, January 3. The New Orleans Shop is currently closed for inventory/holidays: December 190January 9, reopening Jan. 10. The Baton Rogue Shop is closed for inventory/holidays: December 12 - January 2, reopening January 3.

Just for Girls is at the Printer!
The Just for Girls newsletter will be in the mail to you after Christmas, but in the meantime, you can click here and check out our online version, which includes Cookie Program recognitions, information, and a lot more!
Just for Girls Winter 2011

GSLE Connections will be mailed in early January.
Introducing the Eliteperks partnership
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Girl Scouts Louisiana East is partnering up with area businesses through an amazing new group-buying, daily deal website, Register on their website, and get a great local deal emailed to you every day. Purchase things you love at up to 90 percent off, and Girl Scouts Louisiana East will received 30 percent of the net proceeds from your purchase.

Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts

On behalf of Girl Scouts Louisiana East, let us wish you and your families a safe and joyous holiday season. Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to Girl Scouting. May the New Year bring you and your family happiness and prosperity.

Annual Family Giving Campaign Update

Congratulations to Service Units 450 Algiers, 448 Belle Chasse, 428
 St. Bernard/Arabi, 408 Metairie/Kenner, 380 Covington, 116 Baton Rouge Crestville, 435 New Orleans Gentilly/Lakeview, 415 Metairie/River Ridge, 270 Patterson/Morgan City, 442 New Orleans Uptown/Central City, and 120 McKinley/South Baton Rouge for exceeding their Annual Family Giving Campaign goals. Your generous financial support makes it possible for Girl Scouts Louisiana East to provide the types of programs that build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world thermometera better place. We hope you will enjoy the free service unit encampment at Camp Whispering Pines!

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to the Family Campaign. Currently, we have achieved 35% of our goal of $68,000. It's not too late to make your end-of-the-year contribution. All gifts made to Girl Scouts Louisiana East are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Thank you again for all you've done to help support the mission of Girl Scouts Louisiana East this year.  We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a new year filled with joy and hope.

Register for Training


Leadership Essentials Training
Train the Trainer
eBudde Cookie Computer Training  (January 9, 15, or 17 options for troop cookie managers, and Jan. 15 for service unit cookie managers)

A Special Hornets offer for Girl Scouts


Through our relationship with the Hornets, supporters of Girl Scouts Louisiana East have exclusive access to tickets for select Hornets games this season, with a portion of each ticket purchased donated back to Girl Scouts Louisiana East.

Tickets are available for the Jan. 22 Hornets Spurs game, the March 12 Hornets Kings game, and the April 3 Hornets Pacers game.  This is a separate offer the April 3 Dance Clinic (also being offered). Click here for ticket prices/location, and to purchase your tickets online, with no online ticket fees.
Sign up for January events 
Don't miss out on some great council events this coming January! 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.
1/8 - Forever Green Girls (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
FULL 1/8 - USS Kidd overnight
1/14 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy Friday Night Fun Night (Br-Amb), Metairie
FULL 1/14 - LRMC Nursing Exploration Day
1/15 - Puppet Pizzazz (Br and Jr sessions), New Orleans
1/15-17 - Holiday Horse Rider Core Camp (Cad-Amb), Camp Marydale
1/22 - Ceramics & Clay (Jr), baton Rouge
1/22 - Architecture Badge Day at LCM (Jr), New Orleans
1/22 - National World War II Museum Girl Scout Day (all), New Orleans
1/26 - The Pearl Fishers Night at the Opera (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
1/28-29 - Night Crawlers (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
FULL 1/29 - Science in Action Day at Oschner (Br), Kenner