Join us for the GSLE Extravaganza,
a free event on October 12
Come celebrate with us as we kick start our new high capacity council into high gear at this FREE event! We’ll have interactive tables and exhibits, presentations and performances, live entertainment, and much, much more!
Discover new aspects of Girl Scouting and connect with the many different things your troop can take action on in the upcoming year! Take part in the Second Harvest Scare Away Hunger food drive – start your collection now and bring your donations to be dropped off at the event.
Don’t miss the GSLE “Fashion DIVAS” as they showcase the new “GS Style” for this year! To see a list of some of the many fun activities, registration details and directions, visit the council website at www.gsle.org/events/extravaganza.asp.
Just for Girls newsletter
The fall issue of Just for Girls is in the mail, but click here for a sneak peak!
Last call for photos for the fall issue of GSLE Connections, our council's member/donor newsletter. We're especially interested in photos from troops' summer trips, community service projects, but send photos of what you've been doing in your community. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/2.
Take Our Daughters to the Polls
A “Take Our Daughters to the Polls” campaign has been launched to call on all parents to take their daughters to the polls when they vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The Girl Scouts has joined the “Take Our Daughters to the Polls” coalition created by the White House Project, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in the United States, and supported by numerous national organizations. The purpose is to encourage adults to speak with their daughters about the importance of voting and to show them how to participate in the electoral process.
Click here for a “Take Our Daughters to the Polls” pledge card. For more information about the campaign, visit www.thewhitehouseproject.org/ daughters
Sign up for October and November events
Did your troop get Program Power, the council's annual program activity guide and calendar? An online copy is also available. Below is a list of activities set for October and November. 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.
10/4 - Drawing & Painting
10/4 - Night at the Opera Orientation
10/4 - Paddle Fest
10/11 - Break a Leg
10/11 - The Show Must Go On
10/12 - GSLE Extravaganza
10/14 - Opera Performance
10/17 - Elmwood Cheer & Pizza Night
NEW! 10/18 - Art to Wear (Brownies)
10/18 - Bronze Award workshop
10/18 - Twilight Paddle
10/25 - Silver Award Workshop
10/25 - Gold Award Workshop
10/25 - Explore Scuba
11/1 - Bronze Award Workshop
11/1 - Life in the Great Outdoors
11/7 - Ivanov Gym Friday Fun Night
11/8 - Stress Less
11/8 - Fall Festival Celebrating Juliette Low's Birthday
11/14-11/16 - Older Girl Weekend at Marydale (this is an individual girl event - register individually versus as a troop)
11/14-11/16 - Program Aide Core Training
11/15 - Fun & Fit
11/15 - Tulane Cheer Clinic/Game
11/16 - Catholic Girl Scout Tour at St. Joseph Cathedral
11/22 - A Lark in the Park
11/22 - New Orleans Hornets Girl Scout Dance Clinic
11/23-11/25 Holiday Horse Rider Core Camp
11/24 Audubon Zoo Twilight Trek
11/29 - Program Aide Arts & Crafts, Songs and Games Training
11/29 - St. George Observatory Girl Scout Sleepover
NEW! The Program Department now has a Program Hotline that will be updated weekly with any program changes. The hotline will consist only of the upcoming events in two week intervals. The message will mirror any updates that we place on the website to assist those that are without internet access or if someone needs to check on an event due to weather concerns. The number is 1-800-644-7571 option #6.