Adventure awaits at Camp Whispering Pines this summer
Pack your bags and come join the Adventure at Camp Whispering Pines this summer. We've just added some awesome new session choices including a couple short sessions with horseback riding options. Register now before it's too late to join in the CWP Adventure. Click here to read up on all our options at Camp Whispering Pines.
For more information call the Girl Scouts Louisiana East at (504) 733-8220 or 1-800-644-7571. Registration questions and session availability, ask for Lerin Amos (ext. 2256). Resident camp program questions, ask for resident camp director Marissa Baham (ext. 2233).
Cookie Hall of Fame Cookie Caper
Congratulations to every girl who participated in our first annual Cookie Sale as Girl Scouts Louisiana East. With your help we also were able to send cookies overseas to our active military through our council's "Troops Helping Troops" Gift of Caring program.
This year's Cookie Hall of Fame will induct over 300 girls and will be held on Saturday, June 13 at Camp Marydale. This year’s program will have a mystery theme called the "Cookie Caper." Girls will work together to gather clues and solve the mystery while having fun participating in various activities throughout camp. Each inductee has been mailed an invitation and request to RSVP by Monday, June 7.
Calling All Service Unit Teams!
It's time to unite, share, learn, and get ready for a new year in Girl Scouting! Service Unit T'nT Training is set for Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the council’s corporate headquarters in New Orleans (841 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson). Activities include: Introduction and sharing of GSUSA’s new Volunteer Essentials, breakout sessions with specific information for Service Unit team members, a preview of Pathways, and a sneak peek at the new Journey coming this fall: "It’s Your Planet – Love It!" Register by June 12, and bring your own brown-bag lunch.
Sign up for Summer events
Don't miss out on some great council events this summer! 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.
6/1-5 - Girls Go Golfing CANCELLED
6/1-5 - Girl Scout Day Camp Camellia (Slidell)
6/8-12 - A Stitch in Time (Advanced Sewing) (completed 5th-12th grade)
6/8-12 - Girl Scout Day Camp Days of Discovery (Houma)
6/15-19 - Girl Scout Day Camp Crawfish (N.O. Westbank)
6/15-19 - Sew Easy, Sew Fun (completed 3rd-12th grade)
7/13-17 - Tennis Anyone? (completed 1st-6th grade)
7/13-17 - Digital Photography (completed 6th-12th grade)
7/20-24 - Girl Scout Day Camp Tangi (Independence)
7/27-31 - River Parishes Girl Scout Day Camp (Destrehan)
8/3-7 - Girl Scout Day Camp Down in Da Parish (St. Bernard)
Here are some Outdoor activities to think about for the month of June. Get outdoors and have some fun this summer.
Girl Scout National Trails Day Flyer
National Trails Day – June 6
National Get Outdoors Day – June 13 - www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org
Great American Backyard Campout – June 27 - www.backyardcampout.org/girlscouts
Alumnae Potluck Dinner
Join us on Tuesday, June 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Council Corporate Headquarters in Jefferson for a potluck dinner. We will be discussing the upcoming events of the Girl Scout Alumnae Association, and the reasons for forming this group. Please email Brandi the dish you will be bringing, so there's no duplicates. RSVP by Thursday, June 25.
Remember Girl Scout Dads for Father's Day
Did you know there's a DoDad Patch Program designed for girls and their dads to complete together? Check it out here!
Give your Dad a gift for Father's Day that shows how you appreciate his help with Girl Scouts! The Council shops have a men's denim cap embroidered with 'Girl Scouts Proud Dad' for only $9.99
Dairy Queen Blizzard time this June and July
Back by popular demand, Girl Scouts and Dairy Queen are teaming together this summer with a special promotion that includes the introduction of the new Girl Scouts Tagalongs® Blizzard Treat as the July Blizzard of the Month and the return of the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard in August. Last year the Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard became one of the most popular Blizzards of all time, selling more than 10 million in a one month period!
Troops are encouraged to contact their local Dairy Queen directly to see about scheduling a visit along with a behind-the-scenes tour of the DQ store. They will receive tips from the Dairy Queen owner and operator about how to run a successful business, gain insight into the product development process, and enhance their financial literacy skills while learning how a restaurant makes a profit.
Girl Scout alumnae are invited to the Metairie Dairy Queen on Saturday, August 1, from 2-3 p.m., where we'll indulge in Thin Mint Blizzards!
Click here for store locations and contact information.
Click here for Girl Scout Tagalongs Blizzard coupon flyer good July 1-31.
The Essence Festival is July 3-5 in New Orleans. Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers to help work the Girl Scout Alumnae booth. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carrie Thomas.