Fall Product Sale begins Friday!
The Training for the council's Fall Product Sale of nuts, candies, magazines, and address booklets which starts this Friday (October 2) through October 25 went great, but if you didn't get a chance to make the training and your troop wants to participate in the sale, check out the troop fall product training video on the website!
Contact your Service Unit fall product manager for additional girl packets, or Alisha Moore, Product Sales Director, at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2241.
The sale is a great way to earn start-up money for your troop! All orders are prepaid, and there are no booth sales. The troop earns $1 for every item sold and $2 for every address booklet completed (one per girl) and $2 for every magazine sold.
Troop numbers are now five digits!
Important: When entering fall product sale information in the Nut-e website, please be sure and use your five digit troop number. All troops in the council are now five digits long. Troop numbers were expanded to include their region number first then their troop number. This was done since there were troops with the same number after the realignment. For example Troop 592 in New Orleans is now Troop 40592 since New Orleans is located in Region 4. Troop 53 in Baton Rouge for example would now be Troop 10053 since Baton Rouge is located in Region 1. Click here to see region designations.
Lagniappe Weekend is November 13-15
Expand your leadership knowledge at GSLE's first Lagniappe Weekend for all registered Girl Scout adult volunteers being held this year at Camp Whispering Pines Friday evening, November 13 - Sunday, November 15 (Saturday Only option is available). Choose from a variety of exciting workshops and trainings! You do not even have to be Troop Camping-certified because food and lodging are being provided for you. Click here for additional information, including schedule, workshop descriptions, registration forms, etc. Questions, contact Adult Development Director Matthew Chustz at (225) 927-8946, ext. 1224.
Prudential Spirit Community Award
Nominations are being sought for the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Girls in grades 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 can be nominated for the award. Girl Scout who have recently earned Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards would be excellent candidates. Girl Scouts can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.principals.org/prudential. The application must be completed, printed out, signed and submitted to the council, Attention: Vice President of Program no later than November 2, 2009. For more information about this award visit http://spirit.prudential.com
Annual Family Giving Campaign
The Annual Family Giving Campaign is in full swing. Thank you to the many families who have donated. You are the reason why Girl Scouts Louisiana East can provide the best program for our girls, but we still are a long way from achieving our goal. Now, for a quick couple of questions!
How proud would your girls feel to carry their troop flag?
Each troop has the opportunity to receive a troop flag when the troop meets their campaign goal!
Troop goals, troop tally sheets (which each troop completes and turns in to their Service Unit Giving Captain) are all located on the council website here!
Have your troop’s parents seen the Annual Family Giving Campaign video?
Each Troop Campaign Manager should be making a campaign presentation to the parents of our Girl Scouts. We've even added the video to the website! You can even donate online! Please make sure to include your favorite Girl Scout’s troop number and service unit number, if known.
Are you a member of Club 49?
All families, who donate $49 or more, are members of the club. Many have already received vouchers to our program events. Join today! Don’t miss out on all the fun!!
Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Some of you may think our girls are too young to learn about this disease, but many of our girls have had family friends, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, older sisters, and yes, even mothers diagnosed with breast cancer. Your troop can help spread awareness by making posters, making pink ribbons; Older girls can also complete the “In the Pink” interest project at www.studio2b.org/lounge/gs_stuff/ip_pink.asp.
Catholic Committee on Scouting News
The Catholic Committee on Scouting - Diocese of Baton Rouge has a series of upcoming activities including Religious Emblems Counselor Training for Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leaders on November 15 at Our Lady of Mercy in Baton Rouge, and a youth retreat the same day. Click here for CCOSBR application to become a Girl Scout Religious Emblem Counselor.
For more information visit the Baton Rouge area's website at www.ccosbr.org.
Join GSLE's online community on Facebook
Girl Scouts Louisiana East now has a page on Facebook and encourages you to "become a fan" and follow what's going at our council, start a discussion, leave a comment, etc. Recent figures from Nielsen show social networks and blogs have surpassed email in popularity, making "member communities" the front-running online communications tool worldwide. Click here for the council's newly created social media guidelines for volunteers and staff.
Sign up for October-November events
Don't miss out on some great council events this September and 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, cost, etc.
10/2 - Fall Product Sale begins!
10/3 - FULL Daisy Day at Camp Covington
10/3 - Explore Scuba (Cad-Amb), Metairie
10/3 - Colors and Shapes (Br), Baton Rouge
10/3 - Loyola Volleyball Clinic/Game (all ages), New Orleans
10/3 - Night at the Opera Orientation (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
10/4 - Paddle Fest (Cad-Amb), Camp Whispering Pines
10/7 - Tosca, Night at the Opera (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
10/10, 10/11 - Love, Hug & Groom (2nd & 3rd grade Brs), Camp Marydale
10/14 EJGH Healthy You Workshop (Jrs), Metairie
10/16 - Night at LSU Women's Soccer (all ages), Baton Rouge
10/17 - Defend Yourself (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
10/17 - Bronze Award Workshop (Jrs), New Orleans
10/17 - Tulane Cheer Clinic/Game (all ages), New Orleans
10/18 - Heritage Trail Day (Br-Amb), New Orleans
10/23-10/24 - Me and My Pal Weekend (Br-Amb), Camp Marydale
10/24 - Daisy Fitness Fun, Baton Rouge
10/24 - All Fired Up (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
10/25 - Fall Product Sale ends
10/25 - NEW Feather Your Nest at LA State Archives (Jrs), Baton Rouge
10/31 - 11/1 - Council Destination: Myrtles Mystery, St. Francisville
11/1 - LSU Volleyball & Mike the Tiger, Baton Rouge
Black Creek Canoe Trip (Cad-Amb), Mississippi
A Lark in the Park (Br), St. Francisville
11/7 - Fall Festival Celebrating Juliette Low's Birthday (all ages), Camp Whispering Pines
11/13-15 - Silver & Gold Lagniappe Weekend (adult volunteers), Camp Whispering Pines
Twilight Paddle (Jrs-Amb), near Mandeville
11/14 - Flower Power (Daisies), Baton Rouge
Architecture Badge Day (Jrs), New Orleans
Life in the Great Outdoors (Jrs), St. Francisville
11/14 - Girl Scout Day at Longue Vue
11/14 - Cookie Training
Roméo et Juliette - Night at the Opera (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
- Older Girl Weekend: Camp Marydale (Cad-Amb)
Art to Wear (Jrs), Baton Rouge
Stress Less (Jrs), Baton Rouge
Garden Tea Party at Oakley (Da), St. Francisville
11/21 - 11/22 -
St. George Observatory Girl Scout Sleepover (Br-Amb),
11/22-24 - Holiday Horse Rider Core Camp (Jrs - must be 9 yrs & up), Camp Marydale
11/24 - Healthy You Workshop (Cad-Amb), Metairie
11/28 - Beyond the Red Carpet Movie Industry Workshop (ages 13-17), New Orleans