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Girl Scouts Louisiana East offers a variety of adult learning enrichment opportunities to provide new knowledge and skills that you can apply to your own troop/group.

Advanced Outdoor Cooking

Participants will experience cooking in a hole, a vagabond stove, using a buddy burner and in a Dutch oven.  You will practice a few of the many recipes from “Pocket Stew!”
Prerequisite: Camping Skills
Capacity:  Minimum 1/ Maximum 15

American Red Cross Small Craft Safety

For: Registered Girl Scout adult volunteers and girls age 15 and older.

Perfect your canoeing skills while learning rescue and teaching skills for water activities.  This three-year certification allows you to oversee canoeing activities without the need for a lifeguard.

Prerequisite: Intermediate canoeing skills.  Pre-course reading assignment.
Bring: Swimsuit, water shoes, hat, sunscreen, change of clothes, sheets and sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, mess kit, and Friday night dinner.
Fee: $35
Note: Prior to attending the course, participants will receive a packet in the mail containing an assignment to complete before arrival.
Capacity: Minimum 8/Maximum 15.

New! American Red Cross Small Craft Safety Instructors Course

For: Registered Girl Scout adult volunteers currently holding a valid Small Craft Safety certification

This course will certify those currently holding a valid Small Craft Safety certification to become instructors for the course.  At the completion of this course, you will be able to facilitate the Small Craft Safety course.

Course No: SCINST
When: 6 p.m. Friday, April 11  to 12 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Where: Camp Whispering Pines
Fee: $150 per adult, and includes meals, materials and lodging in a camp environment.
Capacity: Minimum 2/Maximum 10
Registration Instructions: Complete the online registration form.
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2014
Staff Contact: Director of Volunteerism Kari Volz at or 225-927-8946, ext. 1224.


Required For: All leaders, interested registered adults, and girls (age 14+) working with Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors.

This training covers archery safety, equipment, and techniques.  Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to teach archery to the girls and check out the necessary equipment at Camp.
Learning objectives: 1. to increase the participant’s archery ability and knowledge; 2. to develop an increased joy in one’s physical self and in being with others; 3. to develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination.
Bring: Comfortable clothes and Adult Learning/Training Card.
Fee:  $5
Capacity:  Minimum 3/ Maximum 14


Ceremonies are an important part of the Girl Scout Program. We open and close meetings and events with ceremonies. Come learn the many ceremonies we share in Girl Scouting.

Fee:  None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20


Geocaching mixes the fun of scavenger hunting with satellite technology to create an exciting outdoor adventure. Today’s version of the treasure hunt – only instead of using a dilapidated map where “X” marks the spot, participants use Global Position Systems (GPS) units to navigate. Activity possibilities are endless from hunting for published caches in a region to looking for caches hidden on location during a campout or Girl Scout meeting.

Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Low-Ropes Challenge Course

The low ropes elements are structured activities that are literally low-to-the-ground. They are purposefully geared toward team building. Project Adventure is element-based activities in which participants either get to know one another better and/or learn how to work together to accomplish a challenge. After this session Adult Volunteers will be able to facilitate a troop or group of Girl Scouts on the Low Ropes Challenge Course at Camp Marydale.   We recommend two or more participants from each troop or Service Unit attend this class together.  Please note this is not training for the high ropes challenge course.

Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 10/ Maximum 16

Project Adventure

Project Adventure is element-based activities in which participants either to get to know one another better and/or learn how to work together to accomplish a challenge. Project Adventure activities and elements are designed to help develops an individual’s physical skills and teamwork ability.  

Capacity: Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Songs & Games

Learn a few games to help them get to know each other better and work as a team. This workshop will include traditional Girl Scout songs used in ceremonies along with fun ones to sing on a hike or in the car heading to an outing. (You might want to bring a tape recorder.)

Fee: None
Capacity: Minimum 5/ Maximum 25


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