January 2013
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Get to Know A Girl
Volunteer Voices
Everyones favorite time of year
Shop Savvy
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 Girl Scout Cadette Brooke

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Volunteer Voices
 "I love the expression on a girl's face when she tries something for the first time and is successful. The pride shows ... priceless."
 Girls In Action
Have news you'd like to share? Please send it to info@gslpg.org.
Brownie ElfAsk The Elf
What is Legislative Day and how does my daughter participate?
We've Made Some Changes
Welcome to our new hires.Some of them have been here for a few months, but this is the official welcome.
Amanda LaClair - Shreveport office, Membership Specialist
Megan Hodge - Monroe office, Membership Specialist
Daisy Nolan - Monroe office, Front Clerk
Lydia Earhart - Shreveport office, Fund Development Specialist
Marsha Miller - Shreveport office, Volunteer Services Specialist
Karen Williams - Lafayette office, Grant Writer
Don't Miss Out!

Everyone's favorite time of year ... COOKIE TIME!


What the girls are doing now?

Cookie Rally time. Girls are learning about the five skills and the safety guidelines for selling cookies. They are getting a glimpse of what it will be like to run their own company. This is the goal setting stage. There are also some decisions to be made.  Girls/troops should be setting goals and deciding how they will use the cookie proceeds, whether it be towards a take action project or to take a trip that helps them to learn along their Journeys.


What the girls will be doing in two weeks?

Girls will be taking pre-orders. This means that friends and families will be placing orders before the cookies arrive. This is where people skills and personal goal setting comes into play. Girls will have a pretty good idea of where they are with their personal goal after pre-orders.


What the girls will be doing in a month?

Girls will be delivering the cookies that were ordered and selling even more at the cookie booths. This is the time when the girls will get to put those money management skills and business ethics to work. Delivering the cookies when promised tells your customers you are professional and reliable. They are more likely to be return customers if they received excellent customer service.  When collecting money for the cookies sold, girls will get to use those math skills to ensure that it all balances out.


What the girls get for a lifetime?
Girls take away 5 essential business skills from running their own cookie business. Those skills  will last a lifetime. They will come in handy in the future. Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics are all things that adults use on a daily basis. There is more to those cookies than what is in the box.

Shop Savvy  

The new year is here and with it comes new savings. Check out the January Specials in the shops. Also, don't forget that Cookie Dough Expires January 31! It's never too late for a Starter Kit.

Council Level Adult Recognitions


At Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf, we know that Girl Scouts would not exist without the many wonderful volunteers we have. There are many ways to acknowledge people both within and outside of Girl Scouting for their contributions. One way is through council and board approved awards. Please nominate someone to show your appreciation for all they do for Girl Scouting. The deadline for these nominations is January 15, 2013.

Please contact Karen Gallaspy in the Lafayette office or Marsha Miller in the Shreveport office if you need assistance or have questions about council level awards.


Save the Date!! Camp Bon Temps will host the fifth annual Volunteer Palooza - a special weekend for adult volunteers - April 20 and 21. Discover new interests and  connect with friends old and new while experiencing a full day of outdoor enrichment classes plus outdoor education, archery, and Pines to the Gulf Basics. More information and registration forms will be available in February.

WANTED: Craftsters and Queens of the Outdoors! Call Karen Gallaspy at 1-800-960-2093 to volunteer to teach your specialty to your sister Girl Scouts at the Palooza. Whether your talent takes 30 minutes or 2 hours, we'll fit it into the schedule.


Thanks to everyone who gave to our Annual Holiday Appeal. If you didn't or couldn't make a gift, we welcome them at any time of the year, and they can make an impact, regardless of the amount. Please continue to share your success stories and pictures with our fund development department. If you have questions, please email Sbourgeois@gslpg.org or call Sharon Bourgeois at 1-800-960-2093. We look forward to a successful and productive 2013 year with your help.
Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf | 1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd | Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 | (337) 984-1142