- Families & Volunteers
Girl Scouts Louisiana East is the leading organization for leadership development of girls, grades K to 12, in 23 parishes of southeast Louisiana. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, in 2014 Girl Scouts Louisiana East served over 14,100 girls, with 5,800 adult members. Together with committed adult volunteers, who partner with girls to guide and inspire their growth and achievement, Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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Volunteers are the strength of Girl Scouting, and our volunteers are the greatest support team for girls, bringing their talents, energy, and dedication to Girl Scouting. Women and men interested in volunteering in a variety of capacities are encouraged to contact us today.
The Council is governed by a volunteer policy-making Board of Directors, led by Chair Robyn Merrick. Operations are managed by a paid chief executive officer, Jackie Alexander, with a staff of about 40 full- and part-time women and men.
The GSLE headquarters is in New Orleans, and a regional service center is located in Baton Rouge. Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
Among its properties are three camps: Camp Marydale in St. Francisville, Camp Whispering Pines in Independence, and Camp Covington in Covington; McFadden Cabin, located in New Orleans’ City Park; a Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge which houses regional offices and a program/training center; and the Council Service Center in New Orleans, which houses the Council’s corporate headquarters and a training center.
Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.
We are an EEO/AA organization. Underrepresented racial and ethnic populations and those with disabilities are encouraged to join. Council services are funded by voluntary philanthropic contributions, the cookie and fall product sales, fees for events, troop and resident camps, and United Way allocations in selected parishes. Girl Scouts is open to all girls, grades K to 12, and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.