Girl Scouts Louisiana East has been selected to participate in a national community action project, Forever Green! Join us as we help girls develop and use their leadership skills to impact the environment in their schools and communities to improve air quality, energy use, water use, waste management, and use of green space. Click here to get more ideas to stay Forever Green.
Peer pressure, body image, bad grades, boys ...it can be a lot for a girl to manage, and it can take a toll on her sense of well-being. Click here to learn more about Healthy Living.
The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living (2006) brings voice to girls’ perspectives on health, obesity, nutrition, and body image.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities that are relevant to everyday life. Click here for more information about STEM.
The current economic crisis has highlighted the need to improve financial literacy among all Americans. With youth controlling more than $172 billion in spending, and one in three carrying a credit card, we must ensure that all youth – including girls – have the information they need to properly save, spend, budget, and invest. Moreover, as women are more likely to earn less, work fewer years and live longer on smaller retirement benefits than men, teaching girls personal finance early is crucial to helping them avoid financial insecurity as they mature.
From the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program – often girls’ first introduction to business planning and entrepreneurship– to innovative programs like CentsAbility and The Penny Project, Girl Scouts has a long history of working with girls to deliver informal financial education and ensure their financial literacy. It’s important that we ensure that all girls have solid financial literacy skills by providing real-world financial literacy experiences for girls.