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Email sponsor: Ivanov's
Re-register online by Sept. 1
Wood-burning skills needed
Shop for a Cause
Annual Family Giving
Fall Product Program
September Patch of the Month
Centennial Luncheon
LSU Student-Athlete Tailgate
Sept./Oct. events
Geek Squad Summer Academy
Quick Links
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Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy offers troops on their own Friday Night Fun Nights, the last Friday of the month beginning September 28!  They provide supervised gymnastics on bars, beam, vault, tumbling, tumble-track, games, music and fun...and a pizza dinner!

Click here for more! 
Re-register online by September 1 and receive a coupon for 15% off your shop purchase

Have you re-registered your Girl Scout membership yet? It's done through our eBiz membership system, and if you complete it online before September 1, you will receive a 15% off coupon for your entire shop purchase! Coupon must be used in either council shop by September 30, with a minimum $10 purchase. Visit and let's get started!

Girl Scout STEM Day featuring St. George Observatory is Oct. 6

Join us in Donner, LA and enjoy an afternoon/evening full of science experiments, technology, and engineering marvels as we explore our natural world and search the skies for what lies beyond! You'll use telescopes, microscopes, and plenty of hands-on experiments for everyone, including building and launching your own rocket. Other participating organizations include LIGO, SciPort, Society of Women Engineers, and much more!

Cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult (children 4 and under and adults 65 and older are free) with tickets available for purchase in the council shops or online at Contact Kevin Shipp for 504-733-8220, ext. 2243 for more information.

Wood-burning skills needed

We are looking for an individual with wood-burning skills for a project at Camp Whispering Pines. Please contact Carrie Thomas at 504-355-5885 for more information.

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!


 Send all your Girl Scouts to camp...FOR FREE!
2013 Family Campaign Video
2013 Family Campaign Video

If your Service Unit meets its Annual Family Giving Campaign goal by December 20, 2012, your Girl Scout Service Unit will receive a FREE Service Unit Encampment at any one of our three Girl Scout Camps - Covington, Marydale or Whispering Pines! Click here to learn more.  Check out our video, now on YouTube! 


 Get ready for Fall Product Program


patchPlan now to participate in the Fall Product Sale of nuts, candy, and magazines, October 5-28, and earn start-up money for your troop! Girl Scouts will need to be registered for the new membership year by September 14, in order to participate. The Service Unit Fall Product Sale Adult Learning Session is Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in LaPlace. Click here to register.  There are also Troop Fall Product Sale Learning Sessions on September 25 and 27 who cannot attend the Service Unit training, but want to know more about the sale.


This year's theme is What Can a Girl Do: Get Connected! 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 November 13-20.

 September Patch of the Month activity
patch nutBack by popular demand, the September Patch of the Month puzzle or activity has been uploaded to the website along with the answers. This month's activity relates to the fall product program. Leaders tell us this monthly activity is fun for girls to do as they wait for others to arrive at the troop meeting, etc. 
 Save the date for our Centennial Luncheon


Join us on Friday, November 2, at 12 p.m. as we celebrate Girl Scouting's Centennial at our fundraising luncheon being held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Tickets are $100 each, and sponsors include Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Homes & Cemeteries and Little Brownie Bakers. Expect to be inspired, at this heart-warming culmination of a year of celebration. For more information, contact Cerise McClendon at 504-355-5875.
  Geaux Tigers! Enjoy LSU Student-Athlete Tailgate followed by football game


LSU TailgateReady for some LSU Tiger football? Join LSU student-athletes for a tailgate and autograph session on Saturday, September 15, followed by the LSU-Idaho football game! Tailgate registration is $7 each (includes food/drink) and does not include the $25 football ticket group rate. Football tickets are available at a special $25 per member rate for Girl Scout troops and families, but tickets are limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis! Football ticket purchase is not required for the tailgating event (and vice versa). Register for the tailgate by completing the council's program event registration form and sending it in with payment. Football tickets can be purchased through Use promo code: 2012girlscouts
  Support Girl Scouts during our 100th year

If you're not already a member, join us during this historic Year of the Girl to create even more opportunities for girls to reach their full potential. Click here to learn more about a special membership promotion happening now.

Activities/events for September & October

While we work on finishing Program Pathways, the annual program guide, you can check the website calendar to see what September and October events have been planned.  Go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, grade levels, times, fees, etc.


Sept. 3 - Offices/Shops closed for Labor Day

Sept. 8 - Geek Squad Summer Academy (ages 9-14), Plaquemine

Sept. 13 - Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting, Archdiocese of New Orleans Informational Meeting (parents/leaders), Jefferson

Sept. 15 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Learning Sessions (grades 4-12), New Orleans

Sept. 15 - Lake Pontchartrain Beach Sweep (all ages), south and northshores

Sept. 15 - LSU Student-Athlete Autograph Tailgate and LSU football game (all ages), Baton Rouge

Sept. 22 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Learning Sessions (grades 4-12), Thibodaux and Mandeville

Sept. 28 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy Friday Night Fun Night & Parent's Night Out (ages 5-15), Metairie

Sept. 29 - Rain Garden at Camp Covington (all ages), Covington

Sept. 29 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Learning Sessions (grades 4-12), Baton Rouge

Oct. 5 - Fall Product Sale begins

Oct. 6 - Girl Scout STEM Day featuring St. George Observatory ( all ages), Donner

Oct. 6 - Garden Investigation Workshop at Longue Vue House & Gardens (grades 2-5), New Orleans

Oct. 6 - Girl Scout Day at Southern Food & Beverage Museum "Quick Pickling" (all ages), New Orleans

Oct. 7 - Family Picnic at Camp Marydale (all ages), St. Francisville

Oct. 13-14 - Paddle It Up! at CWP, (grades 4-12), Independence

Oct. 13 - Racecars & Hybrids-Tools for Success (grades 4-12), New Orleans

Oct. 13 - Wild Things (all ages), Lacombe

Oct. 14 - Family Picnic at CWP (all ages), Independence

Oct. 14 - Catholic Committee on Scouting Baton Rouge Rosary Patch Program and Emblem Counselor Training, Baton Rouge

Oct. 19-20 - Me & My Pal Weekend at Camp Marydale (grades 2-12 and pal age 21+), St. Francisville

Oct. 20 - It's Your Planet - Love It! Day at Fast Food Farm (all ages), Gramercy

Oct. 20 - Safe Environment & Counselors Training, Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting, Archdiocese of New Orleans (adults), Jefferson

Oct. 26-28 - Pathway Olympic Adventure (individually registered Girl Scouts all ages & guardian), St. Francisville

Oct. 28 - Family Picnic at Camp Covington (all ages), Covington

Oct. 28 - Fall Product Sale ends

Third Geek Squad Summer Academy added

Girls, ages 9 -14, are invited to a Geek Squad Summer Academy on Saturday, Sept. 8 - Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Iberville Math, Science & Arts Academy-West in Plaquemine. This two-day academy teaches girls how to: create digital photo masterpieces; use the internet to connect with friends; build a computer from basic parts; compose their own song; and direct their own video.


Cost is $35 and includes lunch, snacks, a bunch of cool techie stuff to take home. Registration is handled online at For more information, contact Jill Pollard at or 800-644-7571, ext. 2238.