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 September 2011                                                        Subscribe to this e-newsletter
In This Issue
Leisure Learning Weekends
Pixie List
Pocket Stew
Program Pathways
Sept. Patch of the Month
Art Contest
Fall Product
Annual Family Giving
Fall Luncheon
Fall Craft Fair
Rhapsody in Green
Sept/Oct Activities
Quick Links
Leisure Learning Weekends

Calling all adult Girl Scouts! All Girl Scout adult volunteers registered for the current Girl Scout membership year are invited to participate in any or all of these great learning opportunities. Whether you are a volunteer looking to brush up on skills, or a Girl Scout Alumna who wants to reconnect with camp and make friends, you won't want to miss these exciting weekends.

Oct. 7 - 9 at Camp Covington

Nov. 18 - 20 at CWP

April 27 - 29, 2012 at Camp Marydale

Click here to download the registration form which includes session information, etc.


Shop News

The Council shops in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are open the first Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. - May!


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Starter kits are now available for every age level. These kits are ideal for a new Girl Scout or girls who have just bridged. Click here to see the list of items included in each kit and pricing. Buy a starter kit and receive a free cinch sack!


Pre-order The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, due in the shops in October.  Want to know more about The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting? View the video at or click here for frequently asked questions.


News Flash! The council shop will be online in September, making Girl Scout shopping easier than ever!


Introducing our "Pixie List" - the council's new online classified listings!

The Pixie List at is an online "classified" listing for community members, Girl Scouts, parents, and volunteers in our 23-parish jurisdiction. It gives girls (with adult supervision) and adults the ability to post "ads" as an easy way to offer volunteer services, find help, get or offer supplies for a Girl Scout project, promote an event, find location space for troop meetings, special events, etc.! 

Submit recipes for commemmorative issue of Pocket Stew cookbook

We want your favorite outdoor recipes for inclusion in the new edition of Pocket Stew. Click here for a fillable form and submit it no later than October 31, 2011.

Purchase the current edition of Pocket Stew 
from both council shops for only $5 (50 percent off its retail price of $10).


Support the Girl Scouts with a Tupperware purchase


Tupperware Consultant and proud mom of two Girl Scouts, Danielle Hoover, is generously providing us the opportunity to shop for great gifts while supporting our council. Through Saturday, September 17, purchase any items and Tupperware will donate 40 percent of the proceeds to the Girl Scouts Louisiana East council. To shop online or place an order, please click here.


Join Philanthropic Committee in Baton Rouge


Are you 'out 'n about' in your community and interested in helping develop a spirit of philanthropy for Girl Scouts in the Greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas? Join Cathy Pottschmidt in creating a new development committee of volunteers and learn how you can use your talents and skills to take the lead for Girl Scouting in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Contact Cathy at or 225-927-8946, ext. 1238.


Photos needed for newsletters

 It's time to submit photos to the council's newsletters! We're especially interested in seeing what summer activities your Girl Scouts enjoyed. Send all photos to Marianne Addy at by Sept. 9.



Time to begin planning your year with annual Program Pathways  


Program PathwaysProgram Pathways (formerly Program Power), the annual program and adult learning guide for troop leaders and assistant leaders, is now available online. It's also at the printer and will be mailed to registered 01s and 02s shortly, but in the meantime you can download it to your computer. Take a look at all of the great program and adult learning opportunities available as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting!  


The website events calendar is also updated (and in fact there are already events on the calendar not included in Program Pathways), so check back often, as you and your girls plan your Girl Scout year! 


A special thank you to our Program Pathway sponsors who helped may this publication possible. We're working on a sponsor page with links to our sponsors' websites, and will share this page via social media, website, and email shortly.

 September Patch of the Month activity

September 2011 patchBack by popular demand, the September Patch of the Month puzzle or activity has been uploaded to the website along with the answers. Leaders tell us this monthly activity is fun for girls to do as they wait for others to arrive at the troop meeting, etc.   

100th Anniversary Art Contest


Girl Scouts Louisiana East, in partnership with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, is holding a 100th Anniversary Art Contest for Girl Scouts, ages 5 to 17. Share artistically what it means to be a Girl Scout today, and/or reflecting 100 years of Girl Scouting, and your artwork could be exhibited at the Ogden Museum on January 5, 2012!


Winners will be chosen in three categories: ages 5-8, 9-12, and 13-17. From these, one overall "best of show" will be selected. The winners will be chosen by a panel of artists, educators, and others. All artwork must adhere to the guidelines. Click here for entry requirements!

 Get ready for Fall Product program

Plan now to participate in the Fall Product Sale of nuts, candy, and magazines, September 30- October 23, and earn start-up money for your troop! Girl Scouts will need to be registered for the new membership year by September 16, in order to participate. The Service Unit Fall Product Sale Adult Learning is Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in LaPlace. Click here to register.


This year's theme is Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow. Check out the product sale incentives, as  well as the online activities available for girls.

The Fall Product Sale is a friends and family sale (nuts and candy only $5 - $7) with all orders prepaid so the troop receives the proceeds immediately. Product is delivered by the girls in mid November.




 The Annual Family Giving Campaign is underway!

Did you know that none of the annual $12 membership fee remains with the council locally? The Annual Family Giving Campaign is your opportunity to make a financial contribution directly benefiting our girls. This council-wide request for financial contributions from family and friends, helps to underwrite the cost of providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to every girl member of our council (it costs us $204 per girl).


This year's Annual Family Giving Campaign goal is nearly $57,000 and to reach this goal, we recommend each service unit hold a fundraising event. At S.U. meetings, discuss what type of event your girls would enjoy. Example events include: Saints/LSU party, Pajama Party, Me and My Best Gal Tea, Me and My Pal Dance, Fish Fry, Hoe Down, Halloween Costume Party, Birthday Party for Juliette, Family Picnic, or a local Scouting for Supper - NEW! Questions regarding the Annual Family Giving Campaign, contact Carrie Thomas at 504-355-5885.


Service Unit Incentives

If your service unit makes its goal by Dec. 16, 2011, the service unit will be recognized at the annual Adult Recognition event, Connections newsletter and website, as well as meet fund development criteria of the President's Award. The S.U. will also receive EITHER a free service unit encampment* at CWP or Camp Covington (expires December 2012) OR 10 percent of the amount donated, back in Donor Dollars that can be used in the Council Shops. *Camp Fees will be waived. All other fees apply, i.e. activity and facilitator fees, food, etc.


Individual Recognitions

window clingIndividuals who donate a minimum of $25 will receive a Girl Scout car window cling!  Individuals who donate $100 or more will receive a car decal AND this commemorative lapel pin, designedlapel pin specifically for Girl Scouts Louisiana East $100+ donors, and only available during the 2012 membership year. Don't wait to be asked, donate now by clicking here.  

Save the date for Fall Luncheon

Girl Scout volunteers, alumnae, and friends of Girl Scouting are invited to attend GIrl Scouts Louisiana East's fall fundraising luncheon on Thursday, 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. WWL-TV morning news anchor and Girl Scout alum Sally-Ann Roberts will serve as mistress of ceremonies. If you're interested in being a sponsor, table captain, or attending the luncheon, please contact Cerise McClendon at 504-733-8220, ext. 2222.

 Fall Craft Fair vendors needed

Become a vendor at the council's Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the council headquarters, 841 South Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson. Inside and outside booth spaces are $125 and $50, respectively and are limited. Troops wanting to sell items as a money earning activity will receive a discounted price of $30 for an outside booth. No discounts will be given for inside booths. Click here for the Vendor application.  Additional information can be found here, but if you have any questions, please contact Carrie Thomas at 800-644-7571 ext. 2245 or Bobby Mayo at 225-571-2081.


Rhapsody in Green gala

  Activities/events for September & October

Do you visit the website calendar frequently?  Go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, age levels, times, cost, etc.

Sept. 2 -4 - Family Camping at Camp Covington

Sept. 10 - Southern Food and Beverage Museum - Pretzel Dough (all ages), New Orleans

Sept. 17 - Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Beach Sweep (Br-Amb), north and south shores

Sept. 17 - Fitness Fun (Jrs), Baton Rouge

Sept. 17 - Daisy Day  at Camp Whispering Pines

NEW Sept. 17 - Art to Wear (Br), Baton Rouge

NEW Sept. 19 - LSU Soccer Pink Game/Girl Scout Night, Baton Rouge

NEW Sept. 22 - Scout Night - Alligator Festival, Luling

NEW Sept. 24 - Spa Day for Girl Scouts (Br - Jrs), Baton Rouge

Sept. 24 - Daisy Garden Adventure, Baton Rouge

Sept. 24 - East Jefferson General Hospital ABC's of Baby Sitting (Cadettes ages 11-13), Metairie

Sept. 24 - It's your Planet Love It! Day at Entergy Riverbend Nuclear Plant (Cadettes), St. Francisville

Sept. 24 - Yoga & Pilates (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge

Sept. 24 or Oct. 1- Show Me the Smart Money (Cad-Amb), Metairie

Sept. 30 - Fall Product Sale begins (all ages)

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 - Ready-Set-Go Camping for Brownies, Camp Covington

Oct. 1 - Mother/Daugher Sewing (grades 4-12), Baton Rouge
Oct. 1 - Longue Vue Plant Investigation Workshop (Br-Jrs), Metairie

Oct. 1 - St. Tammany Arena Fun and Fit Skate Day (all ages), Madisonville

Oct. 1 - New Orleans Night at the Opera orientation (Cad-Amb), New Orleans

NEW Oct. 8 - Audubon State Historic Site - Oakley Plantation (Jrs), St. Francisville

Oct. 8 - It's Your Planet Love it! Day at the Fast Food Farm (all ages), Gramercy

Oct. 8 - Louisiana Renaissance Festival Theater Workshop (Br-Jrs), Hammond

Oct. 8 or 9 - Love, Hug and Groom (Br sessions), Camp Marydale

NEW Oct. 8 - Breathe Session: Engineering Everything (Cad), Madisonville

NEW Oct. 8 - Breathe Session: Science - So Much More than Dissecting a Frog (Cad), Metairie

NEW Oct. 9 - CCOS Rosary Patch Program (all ages), Baton Rouge

Oct. 14 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy Friday Night Fun Night (Br-Amb), Metairie

Oct. 14 - Night at the Opera-Turnadot (Cad-Amb), New Orleans

Oct. 14 - 15 - Me & My Pal Overnight at Camp Marydale (Br-Amb)

Oct. 15 - Fitness Fun (Daisies), Baton Rouge

Oct.15 - Tulane Green Wave Cheer Clinic & Half time performance (all ages), New Orleans

Oct. 15 - Twilight Paddle (Jr-Amb), Mandeville

Oct. 15 - Wild Things, Bayou Lacombe

Oct. 15 - Scouting for Supper at McAlister's Deli

Oct. 18 & 20- Baton Rouge Symphony 101 (Br-Jrs), Baton Rouge

Oct. 22 - COMPLETEly YOU Workshops  (separate Daisies & Brownie workshops), Baton Rouge

Oct. 22 - Strike Up some F-U-N at Circle Bowl and Celebrate Juliette Low's Birthday (all ages), Baton Rouge

Oct. 23 & 25 - Loyola Volleyball Clinic & Game (all ages), New Orleans

Oct. 28-30 - Family Camping at CWP

NEW Oct. 29 - Friends Don't Bully (Jr), Baton Rouge

NEW Oct. 29 - American Heart Assoc.'s Simple Cooking with Heart (Br and Jr sessions), Baton Rouge

Oct. 29 - Daisy Day at Camp Covington