New Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Green gala is June 21
Join us for a Night of Glitz, Glamour, and
Girl Scouting at the second annual Rhapsody in Green gala on Saturday, June 21, at the Louisiana Children's Museum
in New Orleans. Guests will enjoy performances by both Wanda
Rouzan and Kermit Ruffins, as well as a silent auction &
raffle, and delicious hors d'ouevres and open bar. Discounted hotel
accommodations are being arranged for those desiring to spend Saturday night in New Orleans. Tickets are $100 per
person, but currently registered adult Girl Scouts can
purchase tickets for $75 per person (limit two). Invitations
have been mailed, but if you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gala tickets can also be purchased
by credit card online.
It's not too late to sign up for resident camp this summer!
Resident camp spaces are still available at Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) and Camp Marydale, but are filling up quickly! This year's international staff include camp counselors from the United Kingdom, Columbia, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Thailand! To check out resident camp session
information at CWP, click
here. Camp Marydale resident camp information is available
Exciting new programs at camp are being planned! Make sure to visit the new website for important dates and fun programs for all. The annual Me and My Pal weekend at CWP was such a success that we are planning three more for the upcoming year! Make sure to always turn in forms ASAP as programs sometimes fill up before the published deadline!
Girl Scouts National Council Session/51st National Convention
The 2008 Girl Scout National Council Session/ 51st Convention will take place from October 30-November 2, 2008 in Indianapolis, Ind. This event takes place every three years and is the largest event on the Girl Scout calendar! More than 14,000 girl and adult members and nearly 200 exhibitors and sponsors will converge for the event, each committed to developing girls' leadership skills.
During this event, the National Council of Girl Scouts will make important decisions critical to the continued success of the organization. We will celebrate the dramatic changes and accomplishments of the Movement, since initiating a new business strategy in 2004.
Click here for more information and to review the six proposals that will be considered during the National Council Session.
Sign up for some fun events this summer
Don't forget to sign up early since
programs fill up fast. Just a few of the events include:
Orleans Zephyrs Family Night & Troop campout - Friday,
June 6. $8 per person (game only). $25 per girl or adult
camper package. Deadline to register: May 28.
Tammany Arena Fun and Fit Days - June 28/July 19/August
23. Designed for Junior Girl Scouts, but open to all Girl
Scouts. $25 per girl per three-day June-Aug schedule.
Girl Scout Adventure Race coming this fall
A Girl Scouts Louisiana East Adventure Race is planned for October 25 in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville. Adventure racing is a team sport where participants bike, hike and paddle their way through a course full of adventure and exciting challenges.
Teams consist of 3-4 members with one member a registered Girl Scout ages 9-17. Friends and family members (male or female) are welcome and encouraged to participate. Any team with members ages 9-11 must include at least one member 18 years of age or older.
Cost: $25 per person if registered prior to September 5, 2008. Click here for additional details.