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Renew your troops, membership by September 19 for B.I.G. opportunity


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Imagine a day of robots and horses, rocket ship skateboards and big explosions, sweet Girl Scout Cookies and ooey gooey slime! Girls won’t want to miss this. Join us for our annual B.I.G (Believe in G.I.R.L.) Event for Girl Scouts across Louisiana and their families to kick-off another year of Girl Scouting, at the University of New Orleans on Saturday, September 29.

Renew your troops and membership to participate in this huge day of hands-on activities and presentations by organizations that consistently foster and encourage Girl Scout involvement throughout the year. Girls and their guests will explore nearly 100 different fun-filled displays and demonstrations that focus on Girl Scout initiatives, such as STEM, Healthy Living, Financial Literacy and the Outdoors. Fireside chats will be hosted by special guests: creator of NOLA Fashion Week Tracee Dundas; Audubon Species Survival Center Veterinarian Priscilla Joyner; a female chef and more.

Activities and presentations are provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Electric Girls, Fit NOLA, UNO’s Biology Department, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the Louisiana SPCA, Small Fry’s Cooing, the LSU Museum of Natural Science, Delgado Community College’s Automotive Department, Empower Your Cents, the Association for Women in Science and much more.

Families are encouraged to participate in the community service project to donate items to the local Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, CASA. Wish list items should be new and includes: school supplies, blankets, pajamas, hats, socks, coats, jackets, gloves, overnight bags, ethnic beauty supplies, basic hygienic kits, make-up, wipes, books, coloring books, board games, sports balls, gift cards, paper towels, paper plates, Kleenex, hand soap and toilet paper.

The B.I.G Event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 for girl members and registration deadline is September 19. Girl members who renewed their membership before April 30 received a code for the discounted price of $3 and must register for the event by September 5 if they wish to use the discount. The first 1,500 girls to register will receive a free fun patch.  Adults are free. Bag lunches are encouraged for picnics on campus.

Register today!

Girl Scouts unites the best of its legacy experiences in outdoor adventure, camping, and the Cookie Program with exciting programming in STEM, computer science, cybersecurity and more.  The exciting, modern programming meets the needs and interests of today’s girls, in both the outdoor and digital worlds, and helps them become the builders of tomorrow.

For additional information, please contact Kevin Shipp at kshipp@gsle.org or 504-355-5888.