Teenage Girl Scouts enjoy exciting travel opportunities
From exploring a haunted plantation to canoeing the dark waters of Mississippi’s Black Creek, teenage Girl Scouts enjoy the adventure of traveling to unique destinations. On Halloween, Girl Scout teens in southeast Louisiana will take a late night tour of Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, one of the most haunted places in the United States, during the first of several council Destinations being offered by Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Council Destinations provide opportunities for teenage girls to see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas.
“Teenage girls love to travel, exploring places they’ve never seen,” said Claire Dudenhefer, older girl program coordinator for Girl Scouts Louisiana East. “Girl Scouting is about giving girls the opportunity to seek new experiences based on their interests which in turn helps to develop their confidence, as well as leadership and decision-making skills.”
Girls who enjoy the great outdoors may wish to participate in the Black Creek Canoe Trip destination through De Soto National Forest November 6-8. A professional guide will lead the group along Black Creek, Mississippi’s only National Scenic River, where they will make camp, cookout, and sleep under the stars. Additional travel opportunities can be found on the council website calendar at www.gsle.org/calendar.
According to Dudenhefer, girls may join Girl Scouts at any age, even as a 17-year-old. “Frequently, a girl joins when a Girl Scout friend encourages that they attend a special trip or event together.” Annual membership in Girl Scouting is only $12, an affordable option for many families in today’s economy. For more information about Girl Scouting or volunteer opportunities, call the council office in New Orleans at (504) 733-8220, in Baton Rouge at (225) 927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org
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