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Overnight Camp Openings
Troop Paperwork Due
Take Action at Camp Covington
Shop for a Cause
FOREver Green Golf Tournament
Family Staycations
Cookie Awards Online Voting
Rhapsody in Green Gala
Chuck E. Cheese Scouting for Supper
Day Camp Dates
Other June Activities
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Didn't register for overnight camp? A few openings are left!

We still have a few spaces available in some of our summer resident camp sessions. From Camp Marydale's horse camps to Camp Whispering Pines rock wall and zip line, our campers are bound to have an unforgettable summer vacation. Make your plans today to have the outdoor adventure of your summer. 

Troop Paperwork due June 1 for Troop Audit

On June 1 the end of the year troop leader paperwork is due to your service unit team. Each troop leader is responsible to complete and turn in the following: final troop budget, updated troop outing form with community service hours, bank account verification and looking ahead form. Due to the end of the year activities/schedules service unit teams may schedule an earlier due date than June 1.

Covington Girl Scout Service Unit to build stairs to river at Camp Covington June 10

Covington Service Unit 380 successfully raised the money needed for its 100th Anniversary Take Action project: building steps down to the bank of the Bogue Falaya River at Camp Covington, but still needs volunteer labor! If you can assist on Sunday, June 10, please contact Debbie Melancon at 985-893-2133. There will be a general clean up of the camp so even younger Girl Scouts can participate. 

Shop for a Cause
Shop for a Cause at Macy's on August 25

Girl Scouts Louisiana East is partnering with Macy's to Shop for a Cause on Saturday, August 25! Purchase a Shopping Pass for $5 from either Council shop, beginning June 4, to receive 25% off ALL DAY on regular, sale, and clearance items and save 10% on electrics/electronics, furniture, mattresses, and rugs/floor coverings in every Macy's store and online at  


If you would like to sell these passes at your service unit meetings, please contact Carrie Thomas at 504-733-8220, ext. 2245. Sell them to your friends and family members or purchase one for yourself. Please do not give them away!


 Give the perfect Father's Day gift to your Girl Scout dad - a Saturday morning of golf in the FOREver Green 9-Hole Golf Tournament


Registration is now open for the FOREver Green 9-Hole Golf Tournament two-person scamble, Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. tee time, Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans.


Enjoy nine holes of golf on a beautiful course at Stonebridge on the westbank of New Orleans.  It's just $120 for a twosome, with food and adult beverages provided. Miller Lite and Coors are golf tournament sponsors, and additional tournament sponsors are needed. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Louisiana East.



Take a family staycation this Fourth of July

Not sure what to do this Fourth of July? Why not take a Family Staycation at Camp Covington or Camp Whispering Pines! Enjoy a firework display over Timber Lake at CWP July 4! At a cost of only $45 for a family of five per night, families can enjoy swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, easy to moderate hiking trails, fitness stations, outdoor games and stargazing, with a trained staff onsite each day to help facilitate activities.  Click here for more info.


With the staycation option, families can take full advantage of our properties including the Whispering Pines pool, lake, and rock climbing wall and zip line. You can also venture off site during your stay. The Northshore is a fun place to explore, and there are some great excursions nearby including horseback riding stables and Global Wildlife Safari.

 Help select the 2013 Cookie awards

Girls, let us know what kind of Cookie Program incentives you'd like for the 2013 Cookie Program! The council's online recognition voting tool is live until July 1. Click here to vote. You can only vote once - so please choose carefully.

 Buy your tickets for the Rhapsody in Green gala by May 31 and save $25

Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, a silent auction, food, open bar, and much more at the Rhapsody in Green Centennial Gala, on Saturday, June 23, from 8- 11 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Music is Gina Brown and Anutha Level, and mistress of ceremonies is Fox 8 News Anchor Nancy Parker. TIckets are $100 each with two tickets for $150 if purchased by May 31, two tickets for $175 after May 31. Call the Hilton at 504-584-3959 and ask for Girl Scouts Rhapsody in Green block for a discounted hotel room rate of $139. Contact Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2222. for more information. Gala sponsors include AT&T Louisiana, Whitney Bank, Valero, Total Graphics & Printing, Clear Channel, Fox 8 WVUE TV, Uptown PR, and additional sponsors are needed.

 Scouting for Supper at Chuck E. Cheese on July 19

chuck e cheeseOn Thursday, July 19, from 3 - 9 p.m., join us at one of six locations of Chuck E. Cheese, and 15 percent of all food, merchandise, and token sales will  be donated to the Girl Scouts! Just mention Girl Scouts Louisiana East while making your purchase. Tokens must be purchased at the counter in order for Girl Scouts to get credit. A flyer to receive 10 free tokens is available on the council website by clicking here.  


For more information, please contact Carrie Thomas at 504-733-8220, ext. 2245 or click on the Scouting for Supper link.

 Have fun at Summer Day Camp

Is your region or service unit holding a day camp?  Some camps are still in need of volunteers as well as have openings for campers. Click here for additional information.

May 28-June 1 - Camp Camellia Day Camp, Slidell

June 11-15 Camp Crawfish Day Camp, Belle Chasse

June 18-22 - Camp on Da Bayou Day Camp, Patterson

June 18-22 - Camp Sunshine Day Camp & Camp Moonbeam Twilight Camp, Covington (Mandeville SU 381)
June 25-29 - Camp Loblolly Day Camp, Covington 

OPENINGS! July 9-13 - Camp Tangi Day Camp, Independence

July 16-20 - Days of Discovery Day Camp, Thibodaux

July 23- 27 - Camp Down in Dah Parish, Chalmette





 Additional activities/events for June

Please visit the website calendar frequently to get the latest information. Go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, age levels, times, cost, etc. 
June 1 - New Orleans Zephyrs Lights Out game & overnight (game all ages, overnight Jrs-Amb), Metairie

CANCELED June 2 - ARC Masters of Disaster Hurricane Awareness Day (Br-Amb), Baton Rouge 

June 9 - Tennis Anyone? (ages 6-14), Baton Rouge
June 16 - Tennis Anyone? (ages 6-14),Thibodaux

June 23 - Tennis Anyone? (ages 6-14), Slidell

June 23 - FOREver Green 9-Hole Gold Tournament (adults only), Gretna

June 23 - Rhapsody in Green Centennial Gala (adults only), New Orleans
June 30 - Tennis Anyone? (ages 6-14), Luling