Happy Birthday, Juliette Low!
As most Girl Scouts know, Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low was born on Halloween, 1860. So here's a "shout-out" to her and Girl Scouts everywhere as we remember her on her birthday Saturday!
Silver & Gold Lagniappe Weekend - Deadline approaching!
The registration deadline for the Silver & Gold Lagniappe weekend is rapidly approaching. The deadline for all shirt orders is October 30 and the deadline to register is November 4! As a reminder, this weekend is for all registered Girl Scout adult volunteers and is a great way for you to develop your skills with a variety of enrichment courses and activities! You can register for the entire weekend (11/13 – 11/15) or just Saturday (11/14) if you can’t make it the entire weekend. Also, you do not have to be troop camping certified to attend! Register today! Click here for the brochure and registration form!
Fall Fundraising Luncheon is November 11, Veterans Day
This year's council fall fundraising luncheon will have a patriotic theme as it's set for Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Luncheon Sponsors are Baptist Community Ministries, Capital One, Harrah's New Orleans, and Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries
Though the luncheon is free, requests for donations or pledges are solicited at the event. Those interested in attending please RSVP to Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2222.
Fall Product Sale news
The Service Unit and Area Cookie Management Training (not troop level) will be Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Click here to register online!
Thank you to all the troops that participated in the Fall Product Sale which ended Sunday. If you're unsure how to enter Fall Product Sale girl orders in the Nut-E Online Ordering System, check out the online Training Video we created to assist you!
Additional questions, contact Alisha Moore, Product Sales Director, at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2241.
Resident Camp Stocking Stuffer
Looking for the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer? How about ensuring a place for your Girl Scout camper in resident camp by placing a deposit (any denomination, non-refundable) toward any 2010 resident camp session! Deposits will be receipted at both office reception desks. Details, contact Allison Pastor at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2234.
November's patch of the month
As part of her high school Senior Project Girl Scout Ambassador Victoria is highlighting a fun patch each month that can be purchased in our council shops. Each patch has a fun activity that the girls can complete on their own or as part of a troop meeting. November's fun patch is a Thanksgiving patch, and activities are by grades (K-5th grade, 6th-12th grade). Click here for the patch puzzle of the month web page which includes links to activities and answer keys.
Service Unit Team Training
Service Unit Team Training is being held Saturday, Dec. 5 at council headquarters in New Orleans and Saturday, December 12, at the Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge. Both trainings will be held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information about the Service Unit Team Training please click here to visit our website and register to attend!
The fall issue of GSLE Connections is in the mail, but click here for a sneak peak! Photos for the Winter Just for Girls and GSLE Connections are being accepted through November 16. We're especially interested in photos from camping trips, community service projects, or whatever you've been doing in your community. Email jpegs as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop prints off at either office. Please do not send links to your photo albums - we would rather you select the photos yourself rather than look through 200 in your online album! Please note printed photos may not be returned, so if it's your only original get a copy made first.
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.
Sign up for November-December events
Don't miss out on some great council events this November and December! 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.
10/31 - 11/1 - Council Destination: Myrtles Mystery, St. Francisville
11/1 - LSU Volleyball & Mike the Tiger, Baton Rouge First 200 kids get free purple “gold digger” t-shirts.
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 - Service Unit Cookie Management 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
12/5 - Beginners Holiday Sewing Class (Jrs), Baton Rouge
12/5 - Bayou Rebirth Planting Day (Cad-Amb), New Orleans
12/11 - Elmwood Cheerleading Academy Cheer & Pizza Night (all ages), Harahan
12/12 - Silver & Gold Workshops (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
12/13 - Girl Scout Shout Out at LSU Lady Tiger Basketball,
12/19 - Daddy Daughter Date Day at LSU Basketball
12/19 - Program Aide Core Training & Program Aide Event Planning Specialization Training (Cad-Amb) New Orleans
NEW! 1/30 clinic and 2/5 game - Girl Scout Hornets Dance Clinic (girls 5-12). Deadline to register is December 1.
NEW! 2/20 clinic and 2/26 game - Girl Scout Hornets Dance Clinic (girls 5-12). Deadline to register is December 1.