Two helpful resource publications for volunteers include Volunteer Essentials and Program Power.
Click here for newly updated Volunteer Essentials!
Other publications produced and distributed by either Girl Scouts Louisiana East or Girl Scouts of the USA include:
Girl Scouts of the USA:
Blue Book of Basic Documents The “Blue Book” is the GSUSA publication that includes national constitution, by-laws, policies, and credential information.
Volunteer Essentials, our volunteer handbook, devotes an entire chapter to volunteers' responsibilities for protecting girls' emotional and physical well being. It also includes the one-page "Girl Scout Safety Guidelines" for volunteers.
Safety Activity Checkpoints, on our web site, offers in-depth safety guidelines and tips that adult volunteers use for Girl Scout sports and activities, ranging from canoeing to surfing to selling cookies. Girls can also use these checkpoints to ready their group for a girl-led activity. **Safety-Wise has been discontinued, but Girl Scouts is covering safety from all angles.
Girl Scout Catalog: Girl Scout uniforms, insignia, official items, unofficial novelties. Mailed annually to all registered members in the summer from GSUSA and also available at the Council Shop.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East:
Annual Report: The Council yearly report to the community, complete with a financial statement, membership data, highlights of the year, and list of donors. The annual report is distributed in the spring prior to the Annual meeting to donors, community, religious organizations, schools, etc.
Council ENews (Monthly Electronic Newsletter): Monthly email newsletter sent to volunteers and employees who request inclusion in the Email list. Announces new program activities and events, community service opportunities, calendar reminders and other pertinent information.
GSLE Connections: Council newsletter published tjhree-four times a year. The member newsletter is mailed to registered Girl Scout members, donors, community and collaborative organizations. The Council encourages submissions of photos of troops in action or stories of interest.
Program Pathways: Council membership year program calendar with program notes and reminders for great program activities each month. Distributed to all troops/group leaders (01s).