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    September 2013                                                         Subscribe to this e-newsletter
In This Issue
Patch of the Month
Shop News
Equestrian Center Tees
Baton Rouge Alumnae Dinner
Wonder of Water Family Fun Day
On-time Re-registration Promotion
Women of Distinction Awards Dinner
2013-2014 Program Pathways
Fall Product Program News
Juliette's Club
eBiz Upgrade
Catholic Committee on Scouting
Activity Calendar
Adult Learning Opportunities
Quick Links

Patch of the Month   

sept 2013 patch September's patch says Be your Best You!! Check out the September Patch of the Month activity which has been uploaded to the website.  


Council Shop News   

Saturday council shop hours (the first Saturday of the month) begin in September - Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is on sale for $18.50 until Oct. 31 (reg. $22.50); Adult Journey Guide set on sale for $11.25 (reg. price $15); Bridging  patches are on sale for 0.99 cents while supplies last.  


The Volunteer Adult Resource Kit is perfect for every Girl Scout adult volunteer who is beginning the year working with girls on a Journey. The Kit includes Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting (sale $18.50 regular $22.50), Adult Insignia Tab, official Girl Scout Membership Pin, WAGGGS Pin, official Volunteer Pin, Adult Journey Guide Set (sale $11.25 reg. $15). TOTAL PRICE: $41.71 plus tax.


Click here for the Starter Kit Price List and Order Form!



Camp Marydale Equestrian Center
T-shirts available

equestrian tee  

Camp Marydale Equestrian Center T-shirts are now available upon check-in at camp! They cost $12 and sizes are YS,YM,YL,AS,AM,AL, AXL,AXXL. You must purchase them at camp, not as part of program or camp registration. 
Baton Rouge Girl Scout Alumnae Association Juliette Low Dinner
Join the Baton Rouge Alumnae Association for a Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low Dinner at  Zea's Rotisserie & Grill, 2380 Towne Center Blvd. in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. RSVP your attendance for the dinner (dutch treat) to Hillary Christiansen at 800-644-7571, ext. 2222. 
Wonder of Water Family Fun Day at CWP 

CWP slide  

Have you tried out the new water slide in CWP's lake? Wow! Sign up for the Wonder of Water Family Fun Day on Sun, Sept. 29. 
Fun for the whole family! 


Re-register your membership and save 50% off program of your choice


The new membership year begins October 1! Make sure to re-register your Girl Scout membership by September 30, and you'll receive a coupon for 50% off a council program of your choice, excluding trips and camp. The coupon must be used by the Girl Scout troop/girl between the time you re-register and December 31, 2013. 



 Join us at the 2013 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner and Champagne Reception, Friday, September 27 in Baton Rouge


Girl Scouts Louisiana East is honoring nine amazing women and their contributions to the community at the 2013 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on Friday, September 27, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.  Honorary chair is 2012 Woman of Distinction Ann Forte Trappey and sponsors include Valero, Whitney Bank, Georgia-Pacific, and the Louisiana Lottery with additional sponsor opportunities available.  


You are invited to this fundraising dinner and a pre-dinner champagne reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., with proceeds going to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana. Cost to attend the dinner is $75 per person and may be purchased online, with reserved tables of 10 available at $750. Cost to attend both the dinner and champagne reception is $85 per person. For more information about the dinner, contact Cerise McClendon at or 800-644-7571, ext. 2235.

 2013-2014 Program Pathways guide
being mailed this week


Program Pathways Program Pathways, our council's annual program guide, is available online and being mailed this week to all registered member households.  The website events calendar is also updated so you and your girls can plan your Girl Scout year! 


A special thank you to our Program Pathways sponsors who helped may this publication possible. We encourage you to check out the wonderful program opportunities available to you by our sponsors.

 Fall Product Program News

 large plush BeeThis year's Fall Product Program is October 4-27, with adult learning sessions, beginning September 14.  The Service Unit Fall Product Program Adult Learning Session is Saturday, September 14, at Ascension Parish Library, in Gonzales. Register now!  For new troop leaders, there are four Nut-e Fall Product Program Adult Learning Sessions from which to choose at council headquarters Sept. 17 or 24, or the regional service center in Baton Rouge, or Sept. 19 or 26.  


kindle fire

Be sure to check out the online Activity Link, the nuts & candy product line (16 products ranging from $5 to $8), and all of the wonderful recognitions girls can earn, including a Kindle Fire!


Join Juliette's Club loyalty program


Juliette's Club Be sure to register for Juliette's Club, the Council Shops' new Loyalty Program.  With your free membership, you will receive 1 pearl (point) per dollar spent in the shop, exclusive savings in store and any time you shop online at, and much more. Just for signing up, you will receive 50 pearls and 100 bonus pearls for completing your profile and signing up for the e-newsletter. At 100 pearls, you will receive 10% off your next purchase!

eBiz online membership system undergoes upgrade

The eBiz online Membership registration site was upgraded in August, and as part of the upgrade all existing accounts (user names and passwords) were deactivated. All adults will need to create a New Online Account to gain access to the system following the upgrade. You can re-use your older username and password when creating your new online account, if you choose.


Click here for instructions about creating a New Online Account.

 Catholic Committee on Scouting information


Are you a Catholic Girl Scout interested in participating in a Catholic Girl Scout religious recognition program?  There are two active Catholic Committees: the Baton Rouge Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting ( which is affiliated with the Diocese of Baton Rouge serving both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and the Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting, under the direction of the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.


Each year the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting holds several events in Baton Rouge to promote Catholic Scouting. This year the Luminous Mysteries Rosary patch program and a Religious Emblems Counselor Training is Sunday, October 27 at Our Lady of Mercy. For more information contact committee secretary Barbara Sicard at 225-769-7781 or or religious emblems chairman Patricia Mathurin at 225-931-1498.


The Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting which oversees the Catholic religious recognition program for Girl Scouts in the Archdiocese of New Orleans is having a meeting on October 5 which will include religious award registration and religious recognition counselor training. Interested adults should confirm attendance by emailing girlscouts@ or calling Cecilia Matherne in the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry office at 504-227-3221. Questions may be directed to John Smestad, Jr., CYO Director, at 504-227-3223 (direct line.)

Activities/events for September-October

Check out the website calendar to see what September-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. 6 - 8 - Wrangler/Spur Weekend (girls 12 and up), St. Francisville
Sept. 7 - 8 - Geek Squad Summer Academy (girls 9 - 18), Hammond
FULL Sept. 7 - BSI Comics presents Comic Artist Workshop (grades 4-12), Metairie
Sept. 14 - ABC's of Babysitting, (Cadettes-Ambassadors), Metairie
Sept. 20 - 21 - American Red Cross Small Craft Safety (adults & girls 15 and older), Independence
Sept. 21 - STEM Extravaganza (girls who early bird registered), New Orleans
Sept. 21 - Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Beach Sweep (all ages), South and North shores of Lake Pontchartrain
Sept. 28 - Premier Lanes Girl Scout Bowling (all ages), Gonzales
Sept. 28 - Woodworker Workshop (grades 6-12), New Orleans
Sept. 29 - Wonder of Water Family Fun Day (all ages), Independence
Oct. 4- Fall Product Sale begins
Oct. 5 - Longue Vue Brownie Insect Investigation Workshop (grades 2-3), New Orleans
Oct. 5 - Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting Informational Meeting (adults), New Orleans
Oct. 5 - Budgeting (grades 6-8), New Orleans
Oct. 5 - Loyola Volleyball Clinic and Game (all ages), New Orleans
Oct. 5 - Longue Vue Juniors Gardener Exploration Workshop (grades 4-5), New Orleans
Oct. 6 - LA SPCA Animal Guardian Workshop (all ages) New Orleans
Oct. 9 - Marschner's The Vampire Night at the Opera (grades 6- 12), New Orleans
Oct. 12 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Learning Sessions (grades 4- 12), New Orleans
Oct. 12 - Louisiana Renaissance Festival Theater Workshop (grades 2-12), Hammond
Oct. 12 - Stay Connected (grades 6-12), New Orleans
Oct. 13 - Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Learning Sessions (grades 4-12), Baton Rouge
Oct. 18 - 20 - Horseback Rider Weekend (ages 14-17 experienced riders), St. Francisville
Oct. 19 - Paddle It Up! at CWP (grades 5 - 12), Independence
Oct. 19 - Junior Achievement Financial Empowerment Workshop (adults and girls grades 9-12), New Orleans
Oct. 19 - Kayaking (grades 6-12), Independence
Oct. 25 - 26 - Me & My Pal Weekend (girls, grades 2-12, and appropriate male age 21 or older), St. Francisville
Oct. 26 - It's Your Planet-Love It! Day at the Fast Food Farm (all ages), Gramercy
Oct. 26 - Comparison Shopping (grades 6-8), New Orleans
Oct. 26 - Tulane Athletics Good Sportsmanship Day (all ages), New Orleans
Oct. 27 - Luminous Mysteries Rosary Patch program (all ages) Baton Rouge
Oct. 30 - Jefferson Performing Arts Society All-Access Tour & Preview Performance (grades 3-12), Metairie
Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities

It's Fall (almost) and time to register for some upcoming adult learning opportunities.  Additional information is available at 


Registration ending Wednesday, September 4:

  • Girl Scouting 301 - Tuesday 9/10/13, 6 - 8 p.m. at HQ-Training Center
  • Leadership Essentials - Saturday 9/14/13, 9  a.m. - 12 p.m. at HQ-Training Center
  • Train In - Saturday 9/14/13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Dutchtown Baptist Church, Prairieville

Registration ending Friday, September 6:

  • ARC Small Craft Safety - Saturday-Sunday 9/20-21/13,
    6 p.m. (Fri) - 6 p.m.(Sat) at Camp Whispering Pines

Registration ending Wednesday, September 18:

  • Basic Camping - Saturday 9/21/13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Camp Covington
  • Girl Scouting 201 - Tuesday 9/24/13, 6 - 8 p.m. at HQ-Training Center
  • Leadership Essentials - Thursday 9/26/13, 6 - 9 p.m. at HQ-Training Center

Registration ending Wednesday, October 2:

  • Girl Scouting 301 - Tuesday 10/8/13, 6 - 8 p.m. at HQ-Training Center
  • Basic Camping - Saturday 10/12/13, 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Camp Covington
  • Basic Camping - Saturday-Sunday 10/19-20/13, 9. a.m. (Sat)-12 p.m. (Sun) at Camp Marydale

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