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   October 2013                                                         Subscribe to this e-newsletter
In This Issue
Patch of the Month
Shop News
Accepting Summer Camp Staff Applications
Baton Rouge Alumnae Dinner
Cadette Field Day Badge Workshop
Kids Day at LSU Volleyball
Equestrian Center Tees
Girl Scout Recruitment Week
New Membership Year
Fall Product Sale, Oct. 4-27
Juliette's Club
Horseback Riding Opportunities
Annual Family Giving Campaign
Activity Calendar
Leave No Trace Trainer Course
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Patch of the Month   

October''s patch is all about Cancer Awareness. Check out the October Patch of the Month activity which has been uploaded to the website.  


Council Shop News   

The Council Shops will be open for Saturday hours (the first Saturday of the month) on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


The Council Shops will be celebrating founder Juliette's birthday with a one day sale on October 31 for Juliette's Club Members (15% off entire purchase in-store and online)

Online Code: Daisy


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).


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!


Now Accepting Summer 2014 Camp Staff Applications


Positions available at Summer Camp are: Camp Director, Counselors, Lifeguards, Equestrian Staff, Unit Leaders, and Nurses (RN, MD). Applications can be requested by email from Angela Arneal ( Volunteer positions accepted for the RN/MD position only. 


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. 

Cadette Field Day Badge Workshop


From friends playing in the park to countries competing against one another at the Olympics, games unite us all. 

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40035 of Metairie is hosting a workshop for the Cadette Field Day badge on Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McFadden Cabin in New Orleans City Park.  Cost is $5 per Cadette and includes a t-shirt. Bring a bag lunch and refillable water bottle. Limited to 50 girls. For more information, contact leader Karen Dawson at

Kids Day at LSU Volleyball vs Texas Match, Oct. 5


Join the fun at a pre-match kids zone with inflatables and facepainting at Kids Day, Saturday, Oct. 5 at LSU's Maravich Center. Free Admission, and all kids will have the opportunity to serve a ball over the net following the LSU-Texas Volleyball match.

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. 
 It's Girl Scout Recruitment Week!


First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts
First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released Sunday by Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National President. Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Mrs. Obama's video coincides with the launch of the organization's new national campaign, "I Can't Wait to be a Girl Scout," to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout experience.


 Please share the video on your social media pages, so we can get more volunteers and girls involved in Girl Scouting!
 The New Membership Year begins October 1

The Girl Scout Membership year runs from October 1 - September 30, so if you are a returning troop who has not yet re-registered, it is important you register ASAP!  


The annual membership fee increased to $15 for the 2013-2014 membership year. This $3 increase, determined at the 2011 National Council Session, is the first increase in four years. The $15 Girl Scout membership fee is sent directly to the Girl Scout national headquarters in New York to cover the cost of insurance, program development, and other services of the national organization. This money is not retained by our council. No part of your registration helps pay for the direct service your daughter receives.

 The Fall Product Sale is October 4 - 27

The council's Fall Product Sale of nuts, candies, magazines, and address booklets begins October 4, with a theme of Be Your Best You! This is a friends and family sale, with nuts and candy $5-$8 each, and the troop making $1 for every food item sold and 10% of the price of each magazine sold - 15% for online sales. Orders are prepaid so the troop receives the proceeds immediately. The products will be delivered by the girls Nov. 13-16.


kindle fire

Be sure to check out the online Activity Link, the nuts & candy product line, 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.  The Council Shops will be celebrating founder Juliette's birthday with a one day sale on October 31 for Juliette's Club Members (15% off entire purchase in-store and online) Online Code: Daisy

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!


 Love horses? Check out these Horseback riding opportunities

October 2 is the deadline for the Horseback Rider Weekend on October 18 - 20.  Join the fun as the group travels to the Angola Rodeo, then enjoys overnight trail rides, and cookouts.


The Horse Lover Weekend (for girls grades 7-9, Nov. 22-24) and Hoof Pick Horse Camp (for girls grades 4-6, Nov. 24-26) are approaching - over the Thanksgiving holiday! Registration for these events opens October 23, and these camps fill up quickly. Adults and campers welcome. Campers do not need an adult or other campers to attend these weekends!

The Annual Family Giving Campaign is underway!

Did you know that none of your $15 membership fee remains with the council locally? The Annual Family Giving Campaign is your opportunity to make a financial contribution directly benefiting our girls. This council-wide request for financial contributions from family and friends, helps to underwrite the cost of providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to every girl member of our council (it costs us $227 per girl).


This year's Annual Family Giving Campaign goal is nearly $53,000 and to reach this goal, we are encouraging each service unit to hold a fundraising event. At S.U. meetings, discuss what type of event your girls would enjoy and contact Hillary Christiansen (at or 504-355-5875) to further brainstorm your ideas or if you have any questions regarding the Annual Family Giving Campaign.


Service Unit Incentives

If your service unit makes its goal by May 15, 2014 the service unit will receive EITHER a free Service Unit Encampment* at any of our Camp Properties during the 2015 membership year OR a Service Unit Pizza party. Your Unit will also be recognized at the Annual Meeting, in our Council's publications, as well as meet fund development criteria of the President's Award. *Camp Fees will be waived. All other fees apply, i.e. activity and facilitator fees, food, etc.


Individual Donations

Every Dollar Donated Helps. All donations over $10 will receive a recognition letter for tax purposes and donations over $50 will be recognized on our website. Also, be sure to check with your employer to see if they offer Matching Gifts! To Donate online click here.
Activities/events for October-November

Check out the website calendar to see what October-November 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.

Oct. 4- Fall Product Sale begins
FULL Oct. 5 - Longue Vue Brownie Insect Investigation Workshop (grades 2-3), New Orleans
NEW Oct. 5 - LSU Volleyball vs Texas Kids Day (all ages), Baton Rouge
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
FULL 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
NEW Oct. 13 - Around the World with Kappa Delta (Daisy-Jr), Baton Rouge
Oct. 18 - 20 - Horseback Rider Weekend (ages 14-17 experienced riders), St. Francisville
NEW Oct. 19 - Super Science Saturday (all ages), Baton Rouge
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. 22 - Baton Rouge Alumnae Assoc. Juliette Low Dinner (adults), Baton Rouge
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) and Religious Emblems Counselor Training (adults) Baton Rouge
Oct. 30 - Jefferson Performing Arts Society All-Access Tour & Preview Performance (grades 3-12), Metairie
Nov. 2 - Longue Vue Daisies Our Flower Garden Workshop (grades K-1), New Orleans
NEW Nov. 2 - Girls in STEM at Tulane (grades 5-7), New Orleans
Nov. 2 - Business Owner (grades 4-5), Baton Rouge
NEW Nov. 3 - Art to Wear with the Kappa Deltas (Daisy-Jr), Baton Rouge
Nov. 3 - Get the 411 on International Travel (grades 5-12), New Orleans
Nov. 9 - Girl Scout Nuclear Science Day at Riverbend Nuclear Plant (grades 6-12), St. Francisville
Nov. 10 - LA-SPCA Animal Guardian Workshop (all ages), New Orleans
Nov. 10 - Travel On! (grades 7-12), LaPlace
Nov. 16 - Girl Scout Tour at Longue Vue House & Gardens (grades K-12), New Orleans
Nov. 16 - Do-Si-Do Challenge (grades K-12 and families), Covington
Nov. 16 - Junior Achievement Financial Empowerment workshop (grades 9-12, and adults), New Orleans
Nov. 16 - Woodworker Workshop (grades 6-12), New Orleans 
Nov. 22 - 24 - Horse Lover Weekend (grades 7-9), St. Francisville
Nov. 22 - 24 - American Red Cross Small Craft Safety (ages 15 and older and adults), Independence
Nov. 23 - Savvy Shopper (grades 4-5), New Orleans
Nov. 24 - 26 - Hoof Pick Horse Camp (grades 4-6), St. Francisville 
New! Leave No Trace Trainer Course

The newly added Leave No Trace Trainer course assists participants in learning more about minimal impact camping using the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT).  You will learn the concept of LNT and how to facilitate LNT curriculum in a variety of settings. Once the course is completed, you'll have a certification to teach LNT techniques and ethics to peers, children, friends, family, and communities as a LNT Awareness Workshop Facilitator.


The first course scheduled is Saturday, Dec. 7 - Sunday noon, Dec. 8 at Camp Whispering Pines. Click here to learn more and to register.