We're Imagining the best Cookie Program ever!
Girl Scouts are now taking orders for Girl Scout cookies! Cookies will be delivered beginning March 3 and will be sold at various booth locations 5 p.m. March 6 until March 22.
Please reassure your customers that Girl Scout cookies are safe! We've been in constant contact with both our baker, Little Brownie Bakers, and Girl Scouts of the USA who have reassured us that the peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning. None of our Girl Scout cookies are connected to the peanut producer linked to the salmonella outbreak. So encourage your girls to sell those Girl Scout cookies!
Win a troop camping weekend at camp
Girl Scout troops who distribute and collect the most completed alumnae cards during the booth sale will earn a free weekend at any of our camps. Cards will be available at the cupboards when picking up your troop cookie order.
GSUSA Board Chair to attend council's Annual Meeting
Our council is fortunate to have the Girl Scouts of the USA's National Board Chair Connie Lindsey attend our Council Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the GSLE Headquarters located at 841 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson. All Delegates and Delegates in case of vacancy are encouraged to attend this most important meeting. Please complete your delegate forms and return them to your Membership Executive or to the council headquarters immediately. Remember Delegate Caucus Trainings are scheduled for February 9 at the Regional Office in Baton Rouge and February 11 at the Council Headquarters at 6 p.m.
Adult recognition deadline February 13, Awards Brunch set for May 9
Is there someone who went above and beyond to help your service unit this year? Now is the time to thank them for all that they have done. We are accepting applications for the Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, Outstanding Religious Leader, and Outstanding Principal. The Council level recognition applications forms are online, and February 13, 2009 is the deadline. Let's make sure we recognize our volunteers!
They will be recognized at the council’s Awards Brunch on Saturday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Community Antioch Baptist Church, 10860 Highway 3125, in Gramercy.
First Ladies of Louisiana and Baton Rouge to speak at March 25 luncheon in Baton Rouge
Join us for the Our Girls Our Future fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, March 25, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on LSU's campus. We are honored to have Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana, as the keynote speaker, and Lois Holden, First Lady of Baton Rouge, as mistress of ceremonies!
Table captains (those who host a table at the luncheon made up of their friends) as well as luncheon sponsors are needed. The luncheon is free although cash and pledges will be solicited. Please contact Cerise McClendon at (800) 644-7571, ext. 222 for additional information or if you would like to attend.
World Thinking Day 2009: February 22
Each year on February 22, girls participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. The theme for World Thinking Day 2009 is girls worldwide say "we can stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and other diseases." World Thinking Day 2009 patches will be available for purchase in the council shops shortly.
World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. This year, girls voted and selected Costa Rica, Fiji, Ireland, Jordan and Kenya to represent the five regions of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but it is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Locally, Girl Scouts Louisiana East was selected to partner with the Girl Guides in Africa and Girl Scouts of the USA, in a global advocacy program. GSLE will participate in a five-year pilot program that will pair Girl Scouts from San Diego and Louisiana with their peers in Nairobi, Kenya. Participating girls will learn about HIV/AIDS and work with local organizations before taking their ideas and knowledge to a national and global level. Four girls from Louisiana have been selected to travel to the United Nations in late March.
Sign up for February & March events
Don't miss out on some great council events! Below is a list of activities set for February and March. 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.
2/7 - Arbor Day at Covington and CWP
2/13-2/15 - Council Destinations: Backpacking Adventure (Cad& up)
2/28 - Break a Leg (Brs)
2/28 - Daisy Day at Camp Marydale (Daisies)
2/28 - The Show Must Go On (Jrs)
2/28 - Ready, Set, Go Camping
at CWP (Jrs)
2/28-3/1 - Council Destinations: Lake Fausse Pointe (Cad & up)
3/7 - Carmen Opera Orientation (Cad & up)
3/7 - FULL Science Discovery Day at Oschner
3/7 - Silver & Gold Award Workshops (Cad & up)
3/7 - Goodwill Good Turn Day
(participating store locations are posted here)
3/7 - Girl Scout Night at the Hive
3/13 - Ivanov Gym Friday Fun Night (all ages)
3/14 - Daisy Day at Camp Covington
3/18 - Carmen Night at the Opera Performance (Cad & up)
3/27-29 - Older Girl Weekend at CWP (Cad & up)
3/27-29 - Program Aide Core Training
3/28 - Bronze Award Workshop (Jrs)
4/19 - Orleans Audubon Society Bird Watching Expedition
5/20 - Girl Scout Day at the State Legislature (details TBA)
Introducing the BTU Crew Energy Efficiency Program
Do you know what consumes energy? And what the greatest contributor to global warming is?
Sixty percent of all energy is used in buildings like the school or community building where your Girl Scout troop meets. And energy from lights, windows and heating and air conditioning that you’re currently using is the single greatest contributor to global warming!
Over the course of six lessons, troops can learn about energy – what energy really is, how to conserve it, careers and ways to take action. Girls will be given the opportunity to discover more about energy, connect with the environment and take action to preserve precious resources. Click here for more information!