Volunteer at the Essence Festival
Volunteers are needed to help staff the Girl Scout booth during the Essence Festival being held at the New Orleans Convention Center in July. If you can help staff any of the following shifts, please contact Yvette Hairston or Kevin Shipp. Volunteers are needed Friday, July 4, 1- 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 5, 1 – 6 p.m; and Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Girl Scout booth will serve as an information sharing site with cards available for festival attendees requesting information about Girl Scout volunteer and alumnae opportunities.
Before or after their shift, volunteers may attend any of the free empowerment seminars being held during Essence, or visit the multitude of different exhibits. Click here for information about seminar sessions and presenters.
Please be aware that parking and traffic will be an issue, especially for the afternoon shift, so if possible, arrange to be dropped off or allow for adequate time to arrive on time. Thank you!
Save the Date
Service Unit Team training is set for Friday, July 25, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. location TBA. Learn best practices as you meet other volunteers from across our 23-parish Council, review the new Leader resource guide and prepare your team for the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Each service unit team will ideallly have 4-5 members in attendance so team members can choose among the different sessions being offered. For more information, contact your membership executive or Adult Development Director Anna Haldane. Register online today.
The launch event of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is Saturday, August 9. Stay tuned to www.gsle.org for more details to follow.
Fall Product Sale training will be held following the GSLE Journey launch. More information will be available shortly.
Go Green! theme for Fall Product Sale
Girl Scouts Louisiana East is sponsoring a Fall Product Sale of nuts, candies, and address booklets September 13-October 5. The family and friends sale differs from the cookie sale in that all orders are pre-paid and there are no booth sales. The troop earns $1 for every item sold and $2 for every address booklet (only one per girl) completed. Girls deliver the orders in November, and since the money is pre-collected, the troop receives their proceeds immediately.
Girls must be registered by September 1 for the new membership year in order to participate in the sale. The sale is for all age levels including Girl Scout Daisies- an arrangement that is new this year. As always, participation in the fall product sale is entirely voluntary.
Dairy Qeen's Girl Scout Appreciation Week, July 7-13
As part of the promotion surrounding the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard during the month of July, Dairy Queen is declaring the week of July 7 to 13 “Dairy Queen’s Girl Scout Appreciation Week” and salutes Girl Scouts for their community service and leadership. Coupons for the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard Treat or Cake are available in the Service Centers' reception area.
Camp sessions still available
Resident Camp is in full swing, but there are still some spaces available at both Camp Whispering Pines and Camp Marydale. CWP availability - contact Stephanie Harper at (504) 733-8220, ext. 256; Marydale availability - contact Wendy Harris at (225) 927-8946.
Council holds fundraising gala
It was a Night of Glitz, Glamour, and Girl Scouting during the Council's fundraising gala, Rhapsody in Green, held last Saturday at the Louisiana Children's Museum in New Orleans. Special thanks go to Senior Sponsors, AT&T and Valero St. Charles Refinery, Brownie Sponsor Patrick F. Taylor Foundation as well as our Daisy Sponsors and those who donated items for the silent auction. Thank you for supporting our event which in turn will help fund ongoing programs for Girl Scout Louisiana East.