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 May 2011                                                        Subscribe to this e-newsletter
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Shop News
Diva Destination Deadline
Zumba in Thibodaux
Facilitate Adult Learning
Patches of the Month
Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature
Say No to Bullying June 4
Scouting for Supper
Summer camping
Volunteer Appreciation Signs
Adult Recognition Party
May-June activities
I Can Be an Architect
Quick Links
Council Shop News
tote bag

Super Summer Special- Girl Scout Peace, Love, & Cookies Tote Bag with Flip Flops $4.99 (was $6.95) Great for sleepovers, Girl Scout events, and outdoor parties. Comes with matching Flip Flops:  flip Girl's Youth Shoe Sizes XS (1-4) Adult Shoe Sizes S/M (5 - 7) M/L (8 - 10). LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE. Some totes available in orange cookie print.


Fun Patch Sale: Baton Rouge Shop only! Hundreds of fun patches all $0.50 ea. Great assortment! All sales final.  Come in to BOTH shops for your Bridging items and end of the year awards and gifts!

Which Diva Destination did you select? Request deadline is May 6

Attention Girl Scout Cookie Divas (the 186 council topsellers who sold 500+ boxes of cookies)!  Deadline for submitting your Cookie Diva Destination request is midnight, May 6.  Click here and complete your request via Survey Monkey.Girls unable to complete the request online should contact the Product Sales Department before May 6 by calling 504-733-8220 ext 2241 or emailing Alisha Moore at

Interested in seeing what this year's Diva Destinations were? Click here!

Zumba in Thibodaux

Grab your Girl Scout daughter, sister, or the whole troop and join us Saturday, May 7 for a morning of fitness fun. Girl Scouts and 409 Fitness Studio invites you to learn how to Zumba, an aerobics fitness exercise. The cost is 5 per Girl Scout (includes a Fitness Fun patch); $3 per adult. Deadline to register is when maximum capacity is reached. Click here for registration information.


NASA is coming to Slidell, June 11

Are your Girl Scout Juniors & Cadettes interested in participating in rocket building, rocket launching, lunar rover, and mission patch design activities? NASA Education has designed a program for that focuses on aspects of space-related projects with an emphasis on engineering and science. Click here for the flyer

and register early for this event because it's sure to fill up quickly!


Facilitate Adult Learning sessions set for July 23 and August 13


Registration is now open for Facilitating Adult Learning (formerly Train the Trainer) this summer with sessions being presented by Cathy Buss, National Operation Volunteer (NOV) and Volunteer Facilitator for Girl Scouts of the USA.  Click here for additional information and to register.



April and May's Patches of the Month


earth girlDoes your troop enjoy completing the patchSailing patch puzzle each month?  One leader writes, "Our troop depends on it as busy work fun as the girls arrive before the meeting starts." What a great idea! April's Patch is Earth Girl, and for the May Patch your girls will Sail Around the World with Girl Scouts! Check them out at the Patch of the Month web page.


Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature


Girl Scouts (completing 4th - 12th grade) across southeast Louisiana are invited to visit the Louisiana state legislature in Baton Rouge on Monday, June 6, for Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature. Enjoy a day of government interaction as girls meet members of our honorary Girl Scout Troop of women legislators and other elected representatives and discuss with them exactly what they want the government to do in their community and what's important to today's girls. Girls will tour the Capitol and learn how and why laws are created and changed. Lunch will be provided for this free event. For more information and to register, click here.

 Say no to Girl Bullying!  Attend June 4 seminar for $25!

girlbullyingJust recently two eighth grade girls in Minnesota were bullied to the point of suicide. Learn tools and techniques to stop female bullying in your troops, classroom, or family by attending our one-day seminar "Girl Bullying: From Awareness to Action," Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Orleans Mariott at the New Orleans Convention Center. Pre-registration is only $25 per person, and onsite registration is $35 per person. Troop leaders may use troop funds for registration costs fee only (i.e. no hotel) The seminar is funded in part by the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund and being made available to leaders, parents, educators, and community leaders state-wide. 


If paying by credit card, you may register online by clicking here


If paying by check, click here for the registration form to be completed and mailed with payment.

Raise some dough for Girl Scouts at Domino's Pizza

Scouting for Supper

Scouting for Supper in May?  Order anything off the Domino's menu on Thursday, May 26 for lunch and dinner, and Domino's will donate 20 percent of the sale proceeds to Girl Scouts Louisiana East!  In order for us to receive the proveeds you must mention Girl Scouts and the code, SNGRL. Click here for the flyer. Make sure you let all your friends know!!


Girl Scouting in the summer is FUN!

Not quite sure what summer holds for your Girl Scout?  Check out the council's popular Happy Days summer programs in Baton Rouge in addition to our volunteer-led Day Camps being held in Slidell, Covington, Houma, Chalmette, Independence, Patterson. Hours vary, but most of the programs run five days from 8:30 or 9 a.m. until 3 - 5:30 p.m. with varying prices. We've listed each Day Camp along with contact information on the Day Camp web page. 


Resident Camp sessions at Camps Marydale, Whispering Pines, and Covington are filling up!  Session information and availability can be found online.  

Has one of these shown up in your yard?

Surprise that awesome Girl Scout volunteer whom you can't thanksign enough for her patience with the girls, for going on those camping trips, or handling all those cookies. Recognize that special Girl Scout volunteer by purchasing a yard sign for only $25 (yes, this is a fundraiser too)! The yard sign will show up in that special volunteer's yard by surprise!  A card will be mailed or placed in the recipient's mailbox acknowledging the purchaser. Click here for the order form. Contact Carrie Thomas at 800-644-7571, ext. 2245 with any questions.


 Join us for the this year's Volunteer Recognition event - a Garden Party, May 21!

Join us Saturday, May 21, for a Garden Party and Girl Scout Adult Recognition Event since it's "Hats off to our Volunteers!"  The council's annal adult recognition event will be held outside under tents from 2 to 4 p.m. at McFadden Cabin, in New Orleans City Park (behind the New Orleans Museum of Art). Volunteers and community leaders receiving council-level recognitions will be recognized, so come out to honor those outstanding Girl Scout volunteers! Please wear your finest hat or head adornment with garden party attire, for this free event. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for the fillable registration form, and return by the May 12 deadline to the council, attention Jill Pollard. There's limited seating, so don't delay in registering your attendance. Outstanding Volunteer and Outstanding Leader awards are recognized at service units, not at this event, since they are service unit level awards.

 May-June activities & events

Please check the calendar regularly since we're adding new events and activities weekly. 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. Here's events for May and June!

5/5 - 5/8 - Disney on Ice Toy Story 3, Baton Rouge

5/6 - 5/8 - Family Camping at CWP

5/6 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy Friday Fun Night (Br-Amb), Metairie

5/7 - Bass Fishing Rodeo (Br & up with adult partner), Camp Whispering Pines

5/7 - Daisy Day at Camp Marydale

5/7 - Girl Scouts Zumba (all ages), Thibodaux

5/7 - The Art of Peanut Butter Ball Candies at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (all ages), New Orleans

NEW 5/12 - 5/14 AIA I Can be Architect Barbie Workshops (Br age 7-9), New Orleans

5/13 - 5/15 - Water Front Fun Weekend at CWP (Jr-Amb)

5/13 - Skating with the Roller Girls from Red Stick Roller Derby (all ages), Baton Rouge

FULL 5/14 - Daisy Day at CWP

5/14 - Fitness Fun (Jrs), Baton Rouge

5/21 - Adult Recognition Garden Party, McFadden Cabin, New Orleans

5/22 - Bridging Brownies Day at Camp Whispering Pines

5/27 - 5/28 New Orleans Zephyrs Girl Scout Camp Out (Jr-Amb), Metairie

6/4 - Girl Bullying Seminar (adults), New Orleans

NEW 6/6 - Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature (Jr-Amb), Baton Rouge

6/6-6/10 Sew Easy/Sew Fun I for Beginners (entering 4th-12th grade), Baton Rouge

NEW 6/11 - Go NASA Girl Scout Workshop (Jr-Cad), Slidell

6/13-6/17 - Sew Easy/Sew Fun II for Intermediates (entering 5th-12th grade), Baton Rouge

6/20 - 6/24 - Fitness, Fun and Swim (entering 5th-7th), Baton Rouge

 I Can Architect Barbie!

The American Institute of Architects is partnering with Mattel to pre-launch the "I Can Be.... Architect Barbie" during AIA's national convention in New Orleans, May 12-14. Girl Scout Brownies, ages 7 - 9, are invited to participate in workshops where they will interact with a real architect about what it takes to become an architect in a fun and educational environment. Girls will learn about the first female architect recognized by the AIA over 125 years ago and will get to 'create' their very own Dream House. All participants in the workshop will leave with a gift bag including their own Architect Barbie and a special Barbie notebook inspiring girls to write their own dreams and realize that no dream is too big. Deadline to register for this free event is May 2.  Click here for additional information.