Thanks for Giving
Girl Scouts Louisiana East is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of volunteers.Thank you so much for the giving of your time, talent and support of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouting would not exist without committed volunteers like you!
Annual Family Giving Brochures and Pledge Cards have been mailed to the homes of all registered Girl Scouts. Thank you to all our Girl Scout families who have made their contribution to the 2009 Annual Family Giving Campaign. Please remember to send in your donation. We are asking you to Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders by supporting Girl Scouts through our Annual Family Giving Campaign. It costs the council approximately $299 per girl each year to provide Girl Scouting throughout our 23-parish jurisdiction. Your $150 tax-deductible contribution to Girl Scouts Louisiana East will go a long way to helping us continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Your Girl Scout will receive this patch if you donate $75 or more.
Troops with 100% participation with at least $20 donated per registered girl will receive 10% back in Donor Dollars from their donations.
Photos needed for Just for Girls, GSLE Connections
Looking for all fall photos! The Communications department is working on the winter issues of Just for Girls, and GSLE Connections and NEEDS YOUR TROOP AND SERVICE UNIT PHOTOS! The photo deadline is December 1, but it's best to just forward them on as you go throughout the year. Email to email@example.com or mail to Girl Scouts, Attn: Communications Dept., 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121.
Mark your calendars for 2009 Cookie Sale
The 2009 Cookie sale is January 23 - March 22. In December and early January, Service Units will conduct Troop Product Sales Coordinator and Troop Leader Trainings (contact your S.U. cookie sale manager for S.U. training dates)
January 16-24 - Cookie rallies held at service unit level
January 23 - February 8 - Cookie Pre-Orders
February 9 – March 6 - Girls continue taking orders
March 3 - 6 - Cookie delivery begins
5 p.m. March 6 - March 22 - Direct Cookie Sale
Bronze and Silver Award Paperwork required
Submission of the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Award paperwork is required prior to receiving your award pins. Completed Bronze Award paperwork should be turned in to the Council shop, attention: Donna Dupre, younger girl program coordinator. The Girl Scout Silver Award paperwork must be approved by Claire Dudenhefer, older girl program coordinator, prior to purchasing your pins at the shop. The award paperwork is available online here for easy download. Remember each girl needs to fill out her own paperwork!
Questions regarding the Girl Scout Bronze Award for Girl Scout Juniors should be addressed to Donna Dupre at (225) 927-8946, and questions about either the Girl Scout Silver Award or Girl Scout Gold Award should be addressed to Claire Dudenhefer at (225) 927-8946. The next Bronze Award workshop is January 31 and the next Silver and Gold Award workshops are March 7 in New Orleans.
Sign up for December and January events
Don't miss out on some great council events! Below is a list of activities set for December and January. 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.
12/6 - Beginner Holiday Sewing Class (Jr) (morning & afternoon classes available)
12/6 - Travel Right (Br)
12/6 - FULL Linking Girls to the Land Day
12/6 - Pet First Aid (Cad & up)
12/6 - FULL Explore Scuba (Cad & up)
12/12-13 - Ready, Set, Go Camping (Jr) Still have openings!
12/13 - Program Aide Event Planning Training
12/19-21 - New Spur/Wrangler Training Weekend (ages 12 & up) Still available!
12/21 - New Orleans Bowl
1/3 - FULL Night Crawlers
1/17, 1/18 - Love, Hug & Groom (3rd grade Br)
1/17 - New Orleans Artworks (Jrs & up)
1/17 - Nursing Exploration Day at Lakeview Regional Medical Center
1/24 & 1/31 - Creative Theatre Workshop at Southern Rep (Jrs & up)
1/24 - Girl Scout Day at the Rivertown Museums (all ages)
1/31 - National WWII Museum Girl Scout Day (FREE to all Girl Scouts in Uniform)
Join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network
At the 2008 National Council Session, Girl Scouts launched its first ever Girl Scouts grassroots network (www.girlscouts4girls.org). Over 1,000 Girl Scout members, volunteers, staff and alumnae joined the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network to act on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures that are important to girls and Girl Scouts. This was a great start, but we need ALL Girl Scout staff, friends and supporters to become a part of this important effort.
By joining the Girl Scout Advocacy Network, you become part of a collective voice in the Girl Scout movement that responds to policy issues that impact girls and Girl Scouts. As a member, you will:
• Receive updates on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures;
• Be able to send customized messages to your elected officials;
• Have access to contact information for your elected officials; and
• Be a part of a growing grassroots network.
Log on to www.girlscouts4girls.org and become a member today!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Day is on January 19, 2009. In the United States, Martin Luther King Day is always observed on the third Monday of January and Girl Scouts of the USA are looking for some extraordinary tales of community service and leadership. Send any stories you think are appropriate to Marianne Addy at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5 and she will forward them to GSUSA.