Girl Scouts invited to "Go Green" at annual Extravaganza
Girl Scouts of all ages and their families are invited to come celebrate the beginning of the Girl Scout membership year at the annual Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) Extravaganza on Saturday, September 26, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, LA. This year’s “GSLExtravaganza Goes Green!” event will have an environmental focus as the southeast Louisiana Girl Scout council introduces girls to the second series of Leadership Journeys, “It’s Your Planet – Love It!,” which challenges girls to take the lead in protecting the planet.
“We’re challenging every girl, troop/group, and service unit to create and implement a ‘Go Green’ community service project that will improve their community,” said Yvette Hairston, Vice President of Program at GSLE. Many of the 50 + community organizations will have interactive tables, exhibits, presentations and performances to educate and inspire girls to take action for a greener community. Exhibitors include Stennis Space Center, Elmwood Cheer & Y2Kids, Hilltop Arboretum, and Louisiana State Museum, to name a few.
Some of the activities include museum interactive tables, science and space exhibits, environmental presentations, fitness fun, raffles and games, and a DJ, with a special performance by Hunter Hayes, the 17-year-old singer/songwriter sensation from Breaux Bridge who has performed for U.S. presidents and hometown crowds.
Girl Scouts are also encouraged to participate in this year’s service projects benefitting the American Red Cross and Arc of Greater New Orleans. Packing stations will be set up for Girl Scouts to pack comfort kits to be given to victims of disasters, with personal troop greetings and as many different items from the donation list which can be found here. Additionally, Girl Scouts are asked to bring old Mardi Gras beads to be recycled by the Arc of Greater New Orleans.
The Extravaganza costs $5 per person, and while pre-registration is encouraged, it is only required for girls/troops using early bird troop discount vouchers. Registration forms can be found on the council website here. Concession stands will be open throughout the day.
Girl Scouting’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls 5 to 17 in 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. For more information about the GSLExtravaganza, call Kevin Shipp in New Orleans at (504) 733-8220, or Baton Rouge at (225) 927-8946, or visit the council website at www.gsle.org.
For more information about joining Girl Scouts in southeast Louisiana, call the council office in New Orleans at (504) 733-8220, in Baton Rouge at (225) 927-8946, or email email@example.com.
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