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Girl Scouts Louisiana East is the leading organization for leadership development of girls, grades K to 12, in 23 parishes of southeast Louisiana. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, last year Girl Scouts Louisiana East served over 7,800 girls, 3,100 adult members. 

Click here for the  Council Fact Sheet.

Why Girl Scouts? You want a brighter, happier tomorrow for your
girl—and that’s exactly what we want, too!

Volunteers are the strength of Girl Scouting, and our volunteers are the greatest support team for girls, bringing their talents, energy, and dedication to Girl Scouting.  Women and men interested in volunteering in a variety of capacities are encouraged to contact us today.

The Council is governed by a volunteer policy-making Board of Directors, led by Chair Lyndia Jones. Operations are managed by a paid chief executive officer, Rebecca Pennington, Ph.D., with a staff of about 40 full- and part-time women and men.

The GSLE headquarters is in New Orleans, and a regional service center is located in Baton Rouge. Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves 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 the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Among its properties are three camps: Camp Marydale in St. Francisville, Camp Whispering Pines in Independence, and Camp Covington in Covington; McFadden Cabin, located in New Orleans’ City Park; a Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge which houses regional offices and a program/training center; and the Council Service Center in New Orleans, which houses the Council’s corporate headquarters and a training center.

Corporate Headquarters

841 S. Clearview Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: 504-733-8220
Fax: 504-733-8219

Regional Service Center
545 Colonial Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-927-8946
Fax: 225-927-8402

Office Hours
Our council offices and shops are closed to the public until further notice. Employees are working remotely, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please visit our Council Shop page for information on placing a shop order for curbside pickup.


Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.

We are an EEO/AA organization. Underrepresented racial and ethnic populations and those with disabilities are encouraged to join. Council services are funded by voluntary philanthropic contributions, the cookie and fall product sales, fees for events, troop and resident camps, and United Way allocations in selected parishes. Girl Scouts is open to all girls, grades K to 12, and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.