Deadline to attend Council Adult and Girl Recognition Brunch extended to May 1
It's not too late to support our outstanding volunteers and graduating high school seniors and Girl Scout Gold Award recipients by attending the council’s Recognitions Brunch! Deadline to register is 4:30 p.m., May 1. The Brunch is set for Saturday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Community Antioch Baptist Church, 10860 Highway 3125, in Gramercy. Cost is $15 per person, although brunch is free for those being recognized. Volunteers being honored are receiving council-level recognition or 20+ years of service pins. Click here for the registration form.
Follow your Own Trail at Resident Camp 2009 !
Don't forget to register your Girl Scout(s) for summer resident camp at Camps Marydale and Whispering Pines. Resident camp is open to girls including non-Girl Scouts, ages 6-17, from June 7 to July 17 with sessions lasting three to 13 days and costing from $125 to $325.
Camp brochures were mailed to all registered member households in late March, but additional copies may be picked up in either council office or downloaded from the council website at www.gsle.org/camping/residentcamp09.asp Some sessions fill up more rapidly than others so don’t delay in registering girls as soon as possible. Confirmation packets will be mailed starting April 29. For more information call the Girl Scouts Louisiana East at (504) 733-8220 or 1-800-644-7571. Registration questions and session availability, ask for Lerin Amos (ext. 256). Resident camp program questions, ask for resident camp director Marissa Baham. (ext. 233).
Leader Magazine survey
Please give a few minutes of your time to
answer the questions in the Girl Scouts
Leader magazine survey. Girl Scouts of the USA values your opinion and your feedback will help them shape the future of Leader magazine.
Once you fill out the survey, you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a free tour of Europe! To take the survey, click here.
Sign up for May, June & July events
Don't miss out on some great council events! Below is a list of activities set for May and June. On the website calendar, go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, age levels, times, etc.
Summer activities in Baton Rouge (known formerly as Happy Days camps) are also located in the activities and events calendar. Click on June and July!
5/2 - Preserving Our Past (Jrs)
5/2 - Program Aide Core Training (grades 7-12)
5/2 - Program Aide Day Camp Training (grades 7-12)
5/16 - Oakley Overnight (Cad & up)
5/16 - Horse Badge Day at City Park's Equest Farm (Jr-Amb)
5/20 - Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature (Cad & up)
5/22 - Me & My Pal Weekend (Br and up) Only 10 openings remaining
5/23 - Program Aide Day Camp Training (grades 7-12)
5/29 - Girl Scout Family Night with the New Orleans Zephyrs (game is all ages, sleepover is for Jr - Ambassador troops only)
5/30 - Twilight Paddle (Jrs & up)
Volunteers needed for golfing program! 6/1-5 - Girls Go Golfing (completed 1st-6th grade)
6/8-12 - A Stitch in Time (Advanced Sewing) (completed 5th-12th grade)
6/15-19 - Sew Easy, Sew Fun (completed 3rd-12th grade)
7/13-17 - Tennis Anyone? (completed 1st-6th grade)
7/13-17 - Digital Photography (completed 6th-12th grade)
Go Green! Monthly Challenge
Did you know?
The average person produces four and a half pounds of trash every day and 75% of the trash is recyclable!!! Here is a list of some easy things that we can do to Go Green! By the time you receive your next monthly challenge, see if you can check off these items! Make it a point to change your everyday life in order to make this a simple everyday routine! This is a fun and easy way to Go Green and have some fun!
- Bring a tote bag to the grocery store instead of accepting the plastic bags there. Many grocery stores and even the Girl Scout council sells reusable bags! You can bring your lunch to school or lunch on a Girl Scout outing in a reusable bag instead of a plastic bag that will be thrown away!
- Use your own water bottle instead of purchasing bottled water at the grocery. You can use a filter on the kitchen sink and have filtered water right from home!
- Learn about the numbers on recyclable items and start recycling! You can watch your recycling box grow and feel good that your trash is not in a land fill! To find recycling companies in your area, check out www.Earth911.com
Please send in your Go Green ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps your Go Green idea will be in next month’s newsletter!
Summer Training available
There will be two special Saturday training days on June 6 and 20 to help Girl Scout volunteers prepare for the 2009-2010 Girl Scout year. Register online at www.gsle.org/learning/training.asp soon because only a limited amount of spaces are available.
A Service Unit Teams in Training (T’nT) will be held Saturday, June 27 at the corporate headquarters in New Orleans from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. T’nT is an exciting opportunity for Service Units to prepare for the upcoming year in Girl Scouting. The day will be include the following:
- Several breakout sessions with specific information for Service Unit team members (training chair, publicity chair, annual giving chair, product sales chair, membership chair, and program events chair)
- A preview of Pathways – the new, flexible, and consistent way for girls to benefit from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in six pathways – camp, events, special interest, troops, travel, and virtual.
- A roundtable discussion on various topics.