2023 B.I.G. Event-September 23, 2023-SUNO Campus

2023 B.I.G. Event-September 23, 2023-SUNO Campus

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Date: Sat Sep 23, 9:30 AM CDT - Sat Sep 23, 2:30 PM CDT
  • Highest Awards,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Travel,
  • Life Skills,
  • Girl Training,
  • Adult Training,
  • Creative Arts,
  • STEM,
  • College Readiness,
  • Outdoor,
  • Community Service,
  • Healthy Living
  • Juniors,
  • Daisies,
  • Seniors,
  • Volunteers,
  • Cadettes,
  • Ambassadors,
  • Brownies

Open to girls grades K-12, Adults

Join 1,500 of your closest Girl Scout Sisters for a day of activities and presentations!! There will be so much to see and do for all age levels and all interests! More details coming soon! 

Please check your MyGS accounts for the B.I.G. Event optional class registration, click on My Events, then click on the B.I.G. Event, scroll down, it is located under Additional Documents

Confirmed Presenters

  • Acadian Ambulance
  • American Society of Civil Engineers of New Orleans
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting
  • Baton Rouge Zoo
  • Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chase
  • Child Advocacy Services
  • Dickerson Management & Associates
  • Dirt Coaster Academy
  • Electric Girls
  • Entergy
  • Fletcher Technical Community College
  • Girl Scouts Highest Awards
  • Girl Scouts Louisiana East
  • Heart N Hands
  • Katelyn Michele Gold Award Donation Drive
  • Louisiana 4-H STEM
  • Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
  • Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans
  • Louisiana State Engery Office
  • Office of Diversity & Community Engagment
  • MakerSpace
  • More than Just Cows and Plows
  • NASA Solar System Ambassadors
  • National Weather Service
  • Society & Soiutheastern Geophysical Society
  • New Orleans Steamboat Company
  • Department of Applied Sciences
  • Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office
  • Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office K-9 Presentation
  • Own Your Magic: Girl Scouts Fall Product & Cookies
  • Pontchartrain Conservancy
  • ProTek
  • School of Rock Band
  • Science on the Geaux
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • St. Tammany Parish Animal Services
  • SUNO Cybersecurity
  • SUNO Nursing
  • Team 1912 Combustion
  • The Blood Center
  • Tulane Center for K-12 STEM Education
  • Tulane University Arbovirology
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Army National Guard
  • VicTreeFi's Moneyville Platform for Girl Scouts
  • Women's Transportation Seminar
  • Woodlands Conservancy
  • Young Chef's Academy

Event Details

  • Location: SUNO Campus, 6400 Press Dr., New Orleans, LA 70126
  • Date/Time: September 23, 2023, 9:30 am - 2:30 am
  • Fee: $8 per girl, no fee for adults
  • Registration Deadline: September 17, 2023, 9 pm

Pet Supply Donation

  • BIG Event donation drive to benefit the GSLE Horses at Camp Marydale and area animal shelters, hosted by Katie, a Girl Scout in Covington, Louisiana. "I am hosting a Pet Supply Donation Drive as part of the Take Action portion of my Gold Award Project. My intent is to collect supplies and advocate the importance of my message, "Adopt, Don't Shop!" Bring your supplies to the BIG Event and help us make special toys for area animal shelters!" https://www.gsle.org/content/dam/gsle-redesign/documents/program/BIG%20Event%20Donations%20Wish%20List.pdf

Fireside Chat Panelist

  • Dr. Nina Reins, Coastal Engineer with focus on Sediment Transport, and Associate at Freese and Nichols, Inc., managing the New Orleans office. Dr. Reins is originally from Germany and came to the USA as an exchange student doing an internship at a firm in Houma, Louisiana, she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Applied Science in Oldenburg, Germany, her Masters at Tulane, and her PhD from UNO. 

  • Sydney Finn, Land Steward, with The Nature Conservancy - My masters degree is in conservation biology and I am especially passionate about studying the biology of the North American coyote. As a land steward with TNC, I am responsible for managing 9 of our nature preserves all west of the Mississippi River, over 10,000 acres, of bottomland hardwood forests, longleaf pine forests, Cypress/Tupelo swamps, chenier coastal forests, and calcareous forests/prairies to name a few. 

  • Sheriff Susan Hutson Orleans Parish Sheriff

  • Taiwan Brown--Vice President, Diversity and Workforce Strategies Entergy Corporation, She leads the center of excellence within human resources to further drive the companys overall strategies in advancing diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives. Browns team supports the companys efforts to increase its presence in and partnerships with colleges and vocational-technical schools for a stronger, more viable pipeline of future talent, while expanding efforts to increase employee engagement and overall organizational health within the current workforce.

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