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 June 2011                                                        Subscribe to this e-newsletter
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Cookie Hall of Fame
Adult Learning Summer Sessions
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Vote for Cookie Incentives
Summer Opportunities
Tupperware Fundraiser
Family Giving Kick-Offs
June-July activities
Quick Links
 
Cookie Hall of Fame

A shout out goes to the 186 girls who entered the 2011 Cookie Hall of Fame for selling 500 or more boxes of cookies, although every girl participating in the Cookie program deserves a special thank you!
 
A complete list of topsellers will be included in the GSLE Connections currently being produced for mailing later this month. Click here for the news release and list of names (first names only on Internet).

Have any photos you've been meaning to email to the council for the newsletter? Please submit to maddy@gsle.org no later than 6/6.

 
Adult Learning summer sessions

Summer courses in Leadership Essentials, First Aid/CPR, Troop Camping, as well as the Facilitating Adult Learning are now listed on the website and open for online registration.

 

 
Join the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Girl Scout Team

 Applications are currently being accepted for Girl Scouts age 9 to 14 to join the Girl Scout FIRST LEGOŽ League teams. Teams will be advised by members of the Society of Women Engineers to build a robot for competition. The council currently has established teams in Baton Rouge and  New Orleans consisting  of approximately 10 girls, with specific meetings/times needed  to prepare the robot for the competition in November. A strong commitment to the team is required in order to participate in this program. All girls must be present

at meetings which will be set according to the availability of the team. Teams will meet periodically through the summer (Baton Rouge currently meets once/month), then begin meeting at least once, possibly twice, a week starting in September until the competition in November.

 

Click here for additional information.

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Cookie Stars... cast your incentive vote today!

 

cookie starGirls, let us know what kind of Cookie Program incentives you'd like for the 2012 Cookie Program! The council's online recognition voting tool is live until July 1. Click on the Cookie Star ad on the council website or here. You can only vote once - so please choose carefully.

Girl Scout Summer Opportunities

Girl Scouting doesn't have to stop in the summer time!  We still have some resident camp session openings, Happy Days June program openings in Baton Rouge, as well as Day Camp openings.

 

Day Camp Crawfish has found a location!  This day camp is August 1-5 in Belle Chasse, although it is open to any girl regardless of georgraphic location. Their next information meeting is Saturday, June 4, at 4 p.m. at St Philip's, 3643 Aurora Drive in Algiers. Day Camp Down in Da Parish is still taking girl registrations for day camp, and the Days of Discovery day camp in Houma is still taking girl registrations as well as needing additional adult volunteers. Each volunteer-led Day Camp is listed along with contact information on the Day Camp web page. 

 

Purchase Tupperware and support Girl Scouts

Tupperware Consultant and Girl Scout Alumna, Lori Zeringue, is generously providing us the opportunity to shop for great gifts while supporting our council. Throughout June, purchase any items and Tupperware will donate 40 percent of the proceeds to Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Click here to shop.

 Let's kick-off Family Giving with food, fun, and prizes!

Join us for one of our 100th Anniversary Annual Family Giving Campaign kick-offs this July. We will provide pizza, drinks, and door prizes to some lucky participants. Kick-offs are set for Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Council Headquarters in New Orleans, and Thursday, July 21, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge. This training is required for Service Unit Giving Captains and Service Unit Administrators. Please register for either kick-off online at www.gsle.org by July 13. For more information, please contact Carrie Thomas, Fund Development Associate, at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2245.

 

 June - July activities & events

Please check the calendar regularly since we're still adding new events and activities, even in the summer. 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 June and July! 

June 4 - Girl Bullying Seminar (adults), New Orleans

June 4 - New Orleans Blaze Girl Scout Night, Girl Scouts ages 11-18, Algiers

June 4 - Father's Day Gifts from the Garden, (all ages), New Orleans

FULL June 6 - Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature, (Girl Scouts entering grades 5-12), Baton Rouge

June 7 - Champions of Service Youth Summit, (youth ages 13-16), New Orleans

June 6-10 - Sew Easy, Sew Fun I for Beginners, (Girl Scouts entering grades 4-12), Baton Rouge

FULL June 11 - Go NASA! Girl Scout Workshop (Jr-Cad), Slidell

June 13-17 - Sew Easy, Sew Fun II for Intermediates, (Girl Scouts entering grades 5-12), Baton Rouge

June 13-17 - Day Camp On Da Bayou, (all ages), Patterson

June 13-17 - Days of Discovery Day Camp, (all ages), Houma

June 17-19 - Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus, New Orleans

June 20-24 - Fitness, Fun, and Swim, (Girl Scouts entering grades 5 - 7), Baton Rouge

June 20-24 - Day Camp Sunshine, (Daisies-Juniors), Covington

June 20-24 - Day Camp Moonbeam, (Cad-Amb), Covington

July 11-15 - Tennis Anyone? (sessions for Girl Scouts entering grades 2-3 and grades 4-7), Baton Rouge

July 11-15 - Day Camp Tangi, (all ages), Independence

July 18-22 - Dream & Dance, (Girl Scouts entering grades 1-7), Baton Rouge

July 25-29 - Day Camp Down In Da Parish, (all ages), Chalmette

July 25-29 - STEM Camp at Holy Cross School, (Girls ages 8-13), New Orleans

August 1-5 - Day Camp Crawfish, (all ages), Belle Chasse

 News Briefs 

Did you know that the World War II Museum in New Orleans has a vintage Girl Scout uniform on display?  It's in recognition of the Girl Scouts upcoming 100th anniversary and how the Girl Scout cookie sale was affected by the sugar rationing during World War II.  Next time you are there, be sure to get your photo in front of it and post it on the council's Facebook page.

 

On June 1, the council held a Girl Scout Gold Award reception and ceremony at the Governor's Mansion for 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients.  Check out the photos are posted on the council's Facebook page, and be sure to LIKE our page, so you can receive news updates and status reports on what's going on in Girl Scouts Louisiana East.