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First Aid/CPR
LEGO Robotics
Shop for a Cause
Geek Squad Summer Academy
Program Product Update
Kenilworth Independence Day Parade
Online Registration
Chuck E. Cheese Scouting for Supper
Summer Activities
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First Aid/CPR Courses added

Additional First Aid/CPR courses are now being offered in July and August. Click here for dates, locations and to register.


Get the New Official Red Cross First Aid App
With the official American Red Cross First Aid App for your smart phone you now have expert advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.

The American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council recommends this essential app for anyone taking a Red Cross course. Download this free app either by texting "GETFIRST" to 90999 or by searching 'American Red Cross' in the iTunes or Google Play App stores.

LEGO Robotics Workshop July 21

Don't let your Girl Scout be bored this summer - why not spend a day building and programming a robot to complete its mission at a LEGO Robotics Workshop on Saturday, July 21, at the Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge. Women engineers from the Society of Women Engineers will assist in teaching girls, ages 9-14, about the Lego Mindstorms robot, the same robot the Girl Scouts will be using in their FIRST LEGOŽ League teams in the  fall. Fee is $10 per girl, and includes lunch and materials. Click here on how to register.

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!



 Geek Squad Summer Academy is coming
to Baton Rouge, August 2 & 3



Summer just got a little "cooler" for girls interested in the latest in technology. Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy is being offered to girls (including non-Girl Scouts), ages 10 to 14, in Baton Rouge on Thursday, August 2 -Friday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The council, who is hosting the two day academy in partnership with McKinley Middle Magnet School, was selected as one of only 23 partners nationwide, through a competitive application process.


Team building activities include a PC build, digital music, programming, and digital photography. Girls will learn some of the most popular music creation techniques with music creation software, as well as picture-taking techniques through advance photography methods used by professional photographers.

The fee is $25 which includes supplies, sports backpack, T-shirt, 1 gig USB drive, lunch and snack both days.  Deadline to register is July 19, and space is limited. Registration is handled online at Once registered the guardian will be directed to complete a student permission form, with forms and fees to be mailed to: Girl Scouts Louisiana East, Attn: Jill Pollard, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121.

 Product Program Update


Girls, let us know what kind of Cookie Program recognitions 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.


Mark your calendar with our council's 2012 Fall Product and 2013 Cookie Program dates! The council's fall product sale to friends and family will be October 5-28, with delivery of nuts and candy November 13-20, and service unit fall product training September 15. The 2013 Cookie Program will be January 18-March 17.


Nestle USA, in license agreement with GSUSA, is offering a limited-edition Nestle Crunch Girl Scout candy bar inspired by the flavors of Girl Scout cookies, April through September 2012. They are being sold in grocery stores, convenience stores, and mass-market retailers. The candy bars do not contain any Girl Scout cookies as ingredients: rather, their flavors replicate the most popular Girl Scout cookie flavors: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Creme, and Caramel & Coconut.



Kenilworth Independence Day Parade theme celebrates Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

Come celebrate our nation's birthday at the Kenilworth (Baton Rouge) parade on Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. A group of local Girl Scouts will march to lead the parade, which features military and civic groups, bagpipers, antique cars, buggies, elected officials, horse groups, and more.

Girl Scouts interested in marching with their delegation as the lead "Grand Marshal" unit for the parade should contact the regional service center at 225-927-8946. Don't forget to bring water, even though there are water stations along the route!

 Girl Scouts can now re-register online

In an effort to reduce paperwork and simplify member registration, Girl Scouts can now re-register as members online, using the council's eBiz link on the council website at Annual national membership dues for the 2013 membership year are $12 per person, and troops are always encouraged to participate in council

fall product program and to re-register using troop funds.


Re-registration gives your Girl Scout top priority with regards to placement, especially in areas with few adult volunteers, and gives her and her troop a jumpstart in the fall. It also allows the council to plan for next year, work on placement issues over the summer, and helps determine the number of new leaders needed. Girls may also register as individually registered Girl Scouts. For more information, please email

 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.

 Summer activities for July/August
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.

July 4 - Council offices & shops closed for Independence Day

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

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

NEW July 21 LEGO Robotics Workshop, ages 9-14, Baton Rouge

July 21 - Tennis Anyone?, ages 6-14, Baton Rouge

July 23- 27 - Camp Down in Da Parish, Chalmette
NEW August 2-3 - Geek Squad Summer Academy, ages 10-14, Baton Rouge