Girl Scout Leader's Day Aboard the Steamboat Natchez
Girl Scout leaders (no girls) are invited to explore the mighty Mississippi on Saturday, August 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Harbor cruise boarding at 2 p.m. in New Orleans.) Learn about the River Heritage Patch Program for Girl Scouts while aboard the Steamboat Nachez! Cost is free for leaders (lunch available at additional cost, $10 per additional guest.) Contact Dane Bono at (504) 569-1484 or Dane@VisitNewOrleans.com. Space is limited, so reserve yours today.
Fall Product Sale to kick off in October
Attention Girl Scout Investigators(GSIs)! Is your Girl Scout troop interested in a money-earning activity that's easy and provides start up funds for the troop right away? The council's Fall Product Sale of nuts, candies, and address booklets will be held this fall from October 2-25, and to participate in the sale, girls must be registered for the new membership year by September 1.
This friends and family sale differs from the cookie sale in that all orders are prepaid, and there are no booth sales. The troop earns $1 for every item sold and $2 for every address booklet (one per girl). Girls deliver the orders in mid-November, and since the money is pre-collected, the troops receives the proceeds immediately. The sale is for all age levels, but is, as always, entirely voluntary. Training will be held in August.
Call for Annual Giving volunteers
The Annual Family Giving Campaign is here! We’re looking for volunteers to serve as Service Unit Giving Captains and Troop Campaign Managers.
We are looking for one person per service unit to be Service Unit Giving Captains. This position requires a small time commitment with a big purpose. The primary responsibilities are:
- To supply training and support to Troop Campaign Managers
- To monitor and report troop campaign activity
- To cooperatively work with the Annual Family Giving Chair to meet the Service Unit’s giving goal
On a troop level, we need one Troop Campaign Manager per troop. This position requires a small time commitment and should be filled by someone dedicated to achieving the troop’s giving goal. The primary responsibilities are:
- To communicate the benefits of the Annual Giving Campaign to girls’ families
- To succeed in obtaining donations sufficient enough to reach attainable troop goals
- To work cooperatively with Service Unit Giving Captain.
We have two Annual Giving Kick-offs scheduled:
- Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30-8:30pm at Council Headquarters in New Orleans
- Thursday, July 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge
We recommend that Service Unit Administrators attend the kick-off, along with the Service Unit Giving Captains and Troop Campaign Managers, to keep informed of the upcoming campaign, especially if no Service Unit Giving Captain is in place.
Service Unit Giving Captains, Service Unit Administrators, and Troop Campaign Managers can register online before July 10. For more information call Carrie at 504/355-5885 or email email@example.com.
Go Green! Monthly Challenge
Avoid Fast Food! Fast food is over packaged which means more trash! By avoiding fast food whenever possible, you’ll help reduce this needless waste- not to mention it’s not healthy to eat too much fast food! Instead, use your reusable tote bag and water bottle and pack a healthy meal or snack!
Bike instead of Ride whenever possible. Riding your bike instead of riding in a car saves energy and reduces pollution! It’s a great way to get outdoors and it’s also fun! That makes it a double benefit!
Clean up a waterway or a park. Get your Girl Scout troop together to find a waterway or a green space that needs some TLC! Make sure to check with the proper local authority in charge of the stream or park to get permission first! You will also feel good about your community service efforts!
Please send in your Go Green ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Green ideas are posted on the website here!
Table Captains needed for Molding Girls, Making Leaders luncheon
Girl Scouts Louisiana East will hold its “Molding Girls, Making Leaders” luncheon on Wednesday, November 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. The annual fundraising luncheon, which falls this year on Veteran’s Day, will have a patriotic theme.
Table captains, who are those who host a table of their friends at the luncheon, are needed as well as sponsors. The actual luncheon itself is free to attend, but cash and pledges will be solicited.
For more information about becoming a table captain or
receiving an invitation to the luncheon, contact Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2222, (800) 644-7571 or email@example.com.
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.
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)
SAVE THE DATE! 9/19- Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Beach Sweep
Girl Scouts Participating in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Encouraged to Monitor Water
World Water Monitoring Day, being celebrated September 18, is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.
In order to encourage more NPLD groups to also take part in World Water Monitoring Day, the program is offering a FREE water test kit to the first 100 groups that register on the WWMD website and identify themselves as being associated with National Public Lands Day. For more information about WWMD or the free test kit offer, please contact Lorien Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.