GSLE Extravaganza is October 12
Make History and be a part of Girl Scout Louisiana East's Extravaganza on Sunday, October 12, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, as we celebrate the birth of our new Council! Make New Friends as we gather together - 23 parishes strong - and learn of the many activities and fun events on store for 2008-2009. You and your troop will get a sneak peak at upcoming Program Power activities, while participating in other hands-on and interactive activities throughout the day.
For more information and how to register for this free event or to volunteer to help, visit the council website at www.gsle.org/events/extravaganza.asp. See you there!
Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders
It's time to get ready for the 2009 Annual Family Giving Campaign. Annual Giving Captain training is set for Baton Rouge: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Blue Room, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge.
Northshore: Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., St. Peter Catholic School, Cafeteria, 130 East Temperance St., Covington.
Bayou: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Nicholls State SLEC, 310 Ardoyne Drive, Thibodaux,
New Orleans: Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Council Training Center, Jefferson.
Register online today!
Troop Appreciation Awards for the campaign are listed on the council website. Girls also directly benefit from their family's generosity. Even though the suggested gift is $150 per family, a girl will receive a patch if her family contributes $75 or more. For additional information about the Annual Family Giving Campaign, please contact Carrie Thomas at (504) 733-8220, ext. 245.
The Every Girl, Everywhere luncheon is Wednesday, November 12 in New Orleans, and table captains are needed! A table captain hosts a table made up of their friends, family, and co-workers as the council shares about Girl Scouting through testimonials and other presentations. This fundraising luncheon is free, although gifts and pledges are solicited. To volunteer as a table captain or for additional information, please contact Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220, ext. 222.
Sign up for September and October events
Program Power, the council's annual program activity guide and calendar, is off to the printer and will be posted online shortly. Below are a list of activities set for September & October. 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.
9/13- LA Renaissance Festival Theater Badge Workshop
9/13 & 20 - Southern Rep Creative Theatre Workshop
9/13 - Colors and Shapes
9/13 - The Show Must Go On
9/13 - Break a Leg
9/20 - Save Our Lake Beach Sweep
9/20 - All Fired Up
9/27 - Orleans Audubon Birdwatching Expedition
9/27 - Ceramics and Clay
9/27 - Girl Scout Day at Rivertown Museums
9/27 - Westwego Swamp Wildlife Adventure
9/27 - Explore Scuba
10/4 - Drawing & Painting
10/4 - Night at the Opera Orientation
10/4 - Paddle Fest
10/11 - Break a Leg
10/11 - The Show Must Go On
10/12 - GSLE Extravaganza
10/14 - Opera Performance
10/17 - Elmwood Cheer & Pizza Night
10/18 - Bronze Award workshop
10/18 - Twilight Paddle
10/25 - Silver Award Workshop
10/25 - Gold Award Workshop
10/25 - Explore Scuba
11/8 - Fall Festival Celebrating Juliette Low's Birthday
Fall Product Sale begins September 13
The Fall Product Sale of nuts, candies, address booklets and magazines is set for September 13-October 5. All orders are pre-paid and there are no booth sales. The troop earns $1 for every item sold, $2 for every address booklet (only one per girl) completed, and $2 for every magazine sold. 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.
Calling all "Fashion Divas"
The program department is looking for girl and adult volunteers to be models for the fashion show at the GSLE Extravaganza on October 12. You will be modeling the new uniform and casual pieces that are being offered in the council shops and the GSUSA catalog. So, if you have style and grace and definitely not camera shy, contact Yvette Hairston at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer today.