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Email Newsletter Sponsor: Playmakers of Baton Rouge
Shop News
Day Camp
Responding to Disasters
Resident Camp
Thin Mint Sprint
On Time Promotion
Council Survey
Alumnae Card Contest winners
Lego Robotics Workshops
June - July events
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 Playmakers Presents: The Wizard of Oz 
June 14 - 23.

Come join us over the rainbow, in this classic theatrical experience that will touch kids of all ages. Lions and tigers and bears and much, much more! Tickets are available at the website or through their box office line at 225-578-6996. It's not too late to come play with Playmakers Summer Camp! You can browse camps and register at

We hope to see you this summer!


Council Shop News   

We've reduced the prices of our starter kits to help new and bridging troops! Click here for the starter kit flyer with pricing for both council shops. Starter kits include: 1 uniform item of choice (tunic, sash, or vest), council ID, wavy flag, insignia tab, membership pin, WAGGGS pin, 100th anniversary pin, 5 troop numbers, Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, 1 journey book of choice. Starter kits are not sold through the online shop. 

Join us at Day Camp this summer!
GSLE Winter 2013 Connections  

Are you going to one of the council's volunteer-run day camps?   


At day camp, girls get a taste of camp, make new friends, and learn new skills, without spending the night. Check out the variety of locations and specialized themes developed and delivered by our regional volunteers.


Responding to Disasters
GSLE Winter 2013 Connections  

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is all about helping girls be leaders in their daily lives while preparing them for future leadership roles. Click here for tips for Girl Scout volunteers on how to appropriately guide girls who want to know how they can help after a disaster.


Click here for the girl-friendly tip sheet, "What Can a Girl Scout Do When Disaster Strikes?"

 There's still time to register for camp!

beach ballResident camp is about to begin, but there are still some openings, so register today! Campers at resident camp participate in fun activities that vary based on session selection, and may include canoeing, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, building a raft, building a fire, Geocaching, cooking in a box, investigating a mystery, taking pictures or taking a moonlit scavenger hunt. Click here for session descriptions and registration form.

 Thin Mint Sprint is this Sunday, June 2!

Thin Mint dudeIt's not too late to register for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1 mile Daisy Dash fun run being held on Sunday, June 2 in New Orleans City Park. This non-competitive, family-friendly run is for runners and walkers of all ages. Click here for registration times, fees, form, and schedule. Registration is also being held the day of the run. Run sponsors include Design the Planet and Baptist Community Ministries. See you there!

 Re-register your membership and receive 50 percent off a program* of your choice!

It's time to re-register your Girl Scouts and troops for the upcoming membership year! We're offering an on-time promotion for troops and individually registered Girl Scouts between now and September 30. Re-register your Girl Scout membership and receive a coupon for 50% off a council program of your choice, excluding trips.  The coupon must be used by the Girl Scout troop/girl between the time you re-register and December 31, 2013.

Complete the Council Survey by June 1 and you may win a GSUSA Silver Dollar

Silver dollarGirl Scouts Louisiana East is gathering input to aid us in a decision regarding the finances of our local Girl Scout council. Short surveys for volunteers and parents/ guardians are available online at  

Please complete the survey by June 1, 2013, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar (valued at $55.95). A winner from each survey category will be selected.

Announcing the Alumnae Card Contest winners

Congratulations to the following winners in the Once a Girl Scout Always a Girl Scout Alumnae Card Contest and who will receive free troop camping trips for their hard work!

     Brownie Troop 10324 from Baton Rouge

     Junior Troop 20920 from Houma

     Junior Troop 32021 from Covington

     Junior Troop 40717 from Metairie


While the competition is now over, we are still actively collecting Alumnae Cards and are working towards establishing Regional Alumnae Associations. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help organize the Alumnae Associations should contact Hillary Christiansen at or 800-644-7571, ext. 2222.

Join us for a Lego Robotics Workshop!

Robots are totally cool, right?  Girls, ages 9-14, are invited to spend a day building and programming a robot to complete its mission! Women engineers from the Society of Women Engineers will assist in teaching you about the Lego Mindstorms robot, the same robot being used by Girl Scouts in our FIRST LEGOŽ League teams this fall. This workshop is totally hands-on, so YOU will be doing the building and programming! If you're interested in finding out what FIRST LEGOŽ League is all about or just want to do some cool stuff with robots, please join us at one of the two workshops:


Event Code: LR3401

When: Saturday, June 22, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch included

Where: Girl Scouts New Orleans Training Center, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA

Fee: $10 per Girl Scout. 


Event Code:LR4101

When: Saturday, July 27, 2012, 9 am to 2 pm, lunch included

Where: Girl Scouts Baton Rouge Training Center, 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

Fee: $10 per Girl Scout. 

Registration:Complete the GSLE Program Event Registration form for each troop (including troop roster on back) or individual and fax with credit card payment or mail with check or credit card payment to: Girl Scouts Louisiana East, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121 / Fax: 504-733-8219.

Notes:  Event is limited to only 20 girls on a first come, first serve basis. For information about the FIRST LEGOŽ League, visit; about the Society of Women Engineers, visit

Activities/events for June - July

Check out the website calendar to see what June - July 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.

June 2 - Thin Mint Sprint 5K & 1 Mile Daisy Dash (all ages), New Orleans
June 3 - 7 - Camp Camellia Day Camp (campers entering K-7th grade, aides 8th - 12th), Slidell
June 10 - 14 - Camp Crawfish Day Camp (campers entering K-6th grade, aides 7-12th), Belle Chasse
NEW June 15 - Girl Scout Night at the New Orleans VooDoo (all ages), New Orleans
NEW June 22 - LEGO Robotics Workshop (ages 9-14), New Orleans
CANCELED June 23 - FORE! LEadership Golf Tournament
June 24 - 28 - Camp Loblolly Day Camp (campers entering 1-6th grade, aides 7-12th), Covington 
NEW June 24 - 28 - Sew Easy Sew Fun Sewing Camp (girls finishing 3rd grade and up), Baton Rouge
July 8 - 12 - Day Camp Tangi (campers entering K-12 grades), Independence
July 8 -12 - Days of Discovery - Lafourche Day Camp (campers completing K-12), Thibodaux
July 8 - 12 - Camp Moonbeam Day Camp (campers entering 6-12 grades), Camp Covington
July 16 - 18 - Camp Aspire Day Camp (campers entering K-7th, aides 8-12 grades), Metairie
July 22 - 26 - Camp Down in Da Parish Day Camp (day campers entering K-8th; overnight campers entering 4-12th grades), Chalmette
NEW July 27 - LEGO Robotics Workshop (ages 9-14), New Orleans