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November 2012                                                         Subscribe to this e-newsletter
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Shop News
November Patch of the Month
Membership Reminder
Annual Family Giving
Happy Birthday, Juliette Low
Cajun Country Corn Maze
Fall Product & Cookie Program
Scouting for Supper at Domino's
Council Patch Contest
Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Learning Sessions
Nov./Dec. events
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Shop News



Enjoy 10 percent off your total purchases ($10 minimum shop purchase) for the month of November as our thank you to our volunteers!  This offer is available online by typing in the coupon code TYVOL to receive 10 percent off. Unlimited use throughout the month of November.

Don't forget the Council Shops will be open this Saturday, November 3 (first Saturday of the month), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.!


November Patch of the Month activity


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We're proud to be Americans, and know your Girl Scouts are too! Check out the November Patch of the Month activity which 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.


Membership Reminder



Just a quick reminder to all returning troop leaders that the new membership year began October 1 and if you have not submitted your troop members' registration forms the troop should not be meeting until you do.  If you are experiencing any issues with the online registration process your Membership Executive can provide you with paper registration forms.

Annual Family Giving Congratulations

Congratulations to the following Service Units that have already met their Annual Family Giving Campaign goal and will receive a FREE Service Unit encampment at one of our three camps! Brava!

415 Metairie/River Ridge

144 Westside/Port Allen

147 Pointe Coupee

435 Gentilly/Lakeview

  Happy Birthday, Juliette Low!



Juliette LowAs most Girl Scouts know, Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low was born on Halloween 1860, so here's a "shout-out" about her to Girl Scouts everywhere as we remember her birthday today!
Girl Scout Day at Cajun Country Corn Maze

cornmaze  Pack up the family and join us at Cajun Country Corn Maze this Saturday, November 3 for Girl Scout Day. You'll have a blast navigating your way through the giant maze design that celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Louisiana. A Scout patch will given free of charge to all Girl Scouts and their leaders. Girl Scouts and their family members will receive $2 off of their admission to the maze during Girl Scout Day if each person brings in a non perishable food item that will be given as a donation to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Kitchen. The Corn Maze will also give back to Girl Scouts Louisiana East $1 from each admission collected that day. Cajun Country Corn Maze is located on Hwy 16 one mile east of Pine Grove, and five miles west of in Montpelier. Visit for directions.


Click here for more information.


 Fall Product and Cookie Program Update

A big thank you to all who participated in the Fall Product Sale of nuts, candy and magazines.  Delivery of the nuts and candy items will be November 12-16 to the service unit fall product managers who will let troops know when and where to pick up the nut and candy orders.  The incentives will be shipped in December to the service units.


Smart Cookie USmart Cookie U registrations are coming in and space is filling up fast, so register today 


Registration is also going on for the Service Unit Cookie Management Training on Saturday, November 10, at the First Community Antioch Baptist Church in Gramercy. This training is for service unit cookie managers only.


A first time participant to the Cookie Program?  There are four sessions of (New!) Cookie Rookie Training being offered in December and January, that's designed to give volunteers the tools needed for a successful cookie program. This training will also prepare leaders to train parents and general knowledge of eBudde. Click here for dates, locations and to register!

  Scouting for Supper at Domino's

Order pizza, sandwiches, or pasta dishes for lunch or dinner on Thursday, November 15 at any Domino's Pizza location in New Orleans, Northshore, Bayou, and Baton Rouge, and 20 percent of your total purchase will be donated to the Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Be sure to mention code SNGRL!

  Enter the Council Patch Contest

Become a part of Girl Scouts Louisiana East's history! Submit a patch design by December 31 (extended from Nov. 15) celebrating the uniqueness of our council. The contest winner's patch will be worn by thousands of girls in our council, and the winner will receive a free patch.  Click here for rules and entry form.


 Additional Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award learning sessions added over Thanksgiving break

Due to overwhelming interest, the council has added two additional Bronze, Silver and Gold Award trainings over Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 19, at the Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge and Tuesday, November 20, at the council Headquarters in New Orleans.  Both nights will be formatted as follows:  Bronze Award discussion begins at 5:30 p.m., Silver Award discussion begins at 6:30 p.m., Gold Award discussions begin at 7:45 p.m. Please register by November 16, 2012. 

Activities/events for November & December

Check out the website calendar to see what November and December 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.


Nov. 2 - Centennial Luncheon & Women of Distinction Awards (Adults), New Orleans

New Nov. 2 - Girl Scouts Father/Daughter Night at the Hive Hornets game (all ages), New Orleans

Nov. 2 - 4 - Camporee Weekend at CWP (grades 4-12), Independence

Nov. 2- 4, Leisure Learning Weekend (adults), Covington

Nov. 3 - Our Flower Garden Workshop at Longue Vue House and Gardens (grades K-1), New Orleans

Nov. 3 - Cajun Country Corn Maze Girl Scout Day (all ages), Pine Grove

Nov. 3 - Night at the Opera Orientation (grades 7-12), New Orleans

Nov. 4 - Fun & Fit,( grades 2-8), Baton Rouge

Nov. 4 - Meet U There (grades 7-12), New Orleans

Nov. 9 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Friday Night Fun Night (all ages), Metairie

Nov. 10 - Girl Scout Day at Southern Food & Beverage Museum "Orange Pomanders" (all ages), New Orleans

Nov. 10 - Paddleboard Experience (grades 7-12), New Orleans

Nov. 10 - Money Matters: Savvy Shopper (grades 4-6), New Orleans

Nov. 14 - Barber of Seville Night at the Opera (grades 7-12), New Orleans

Nov. 17 - Tulane Green Wave Cheer Clinic & Halftime performance (grades K-12), New Orleans

Nov. 17 - Girl Scout Day at Longue Vue House & Gardens (grades K-12), New Orleans

Full Nov. 18 - 20 - Holiday Horse Camp (grades 4-6), St. Francisville

Nov. 18 - International Girls Day, Baton Rouge

Nov. 19 - Take Action -Travel-Destinations Combination Learning Session (grades 7-12), Baton Rouge

New Nov. 19 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Learning Session (grades 4-12), Baton Rouge

New Nov. 20 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Learning Session (grades 4-12), New Orleans

Nov. 20 Take Action -Travel-Destinations Combination Learning Session (grades 7-12), New Orleans
Nov. 22-23 - Council offices closed for Thanksgiving

Nov. 30 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Friday Night Fun Night (all ages), Metairie

Dec. 1 - Money Matters: Your Entrepreneur Within (grades 4-8), Covington

Dec. 2 - Meet U There (grades 7-12), Baton Rouge

Full Dec. 5 - Baton Rouge Little Theater Tour & Sneak Peek
Dec. 7 - 9 - Wrangler/Spur Weekend (ages 12 & up), St. Francisville
Dec. 22 - New Orleans Bowl (all ages), New Orleans
Dec. 28 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Friday Night Fun Night (all ages), Metairie