Council Facts & Map
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 2018 Girl Scouts Louisiana East served over 12,300 girls, with 5,100 adult members.
Click here for the 2019 Council Fact Sheet.
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 Lyndia Jones. Operations are managed by a paid chief executive officer, Rebecca Pennington, Ph.D., with a staff of about 45 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
841 S. Clearview Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Regional Service Center
545 Colonial Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The council shops are open the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the school year (September-May).
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.