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 March 2012                                                        Subscribe to this e-newsletter
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March Patch of the Month
Teen Advisors
Program Volunteers
Adult Learning
Happy 100th Anniversary
Centennial Extravaganza
Summer 2012
100th Anniversary Fundraising Events
Painting with a Purpose
March/April Activities
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March Patch of the Month
March patch

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts is the theme for the March Patch Puzzle of the month - now on the council website! 

Girls, grades 9-12, become a Teen Advisor

Girl Scouts Louisiana East needs you to tell us what YOU are interested in and what activities YOU and your friends would like to see happening for ALL the girls in our council next year. 


Review the advisor description, and attend an upcoming regional meeting to meet, share your ideas, AND help us develop and implement council, regional, and community activities!


2012 - 2013 GSLE Teen Advisors - Program Development Meeting:

 First United Methodist Church, 1255 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, Thurs., April 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.;
Regional Office - Program Center, 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, Tues., April 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm;
Council Headquarters - Conference Room, 841 S. Clearview Parkwary, Jefferson, Tues., April 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; St .Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, Thursday, April 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Calling all future Program Volunteers!

If you've been wanting to volunteer to develop and implement council, regional, and community activities - Check out the NEW positions available for: Series, Events, Travel, AND Camp Pathways! 

Please click the positions listed below to see the  description and mark your calendars to attend ANY of the regional meetings in April to meet, share your ideas, AND help us develop and implement council, regional, and community activities!


 Series Pathway Coordinator (Council Level Volunteer)

Series Advisor (Regional Level Volunteer)

Lead Series Advisor (for a specific series or special interest group - i.e. Wranglers/Spurs)

Events Pathway Coordinator (Council Level Volunteer)

Event Advisor (Regional Level Volunteer)

Travel Pathway Coordinator (Council Level Volunteer)

Camp Pathway Coordinator (Council Level Volunteer)

Camp Advisor (Regional Level Volunteer)

Girl Scout Take Action and Awards Committee Chair


Adult Learning News

Tired of paying for a facilitator for Archery? Identify one or more volunteers (parents, women or men) in your service unit (or troop/ group) who can take our next Archery adult learning session and then they can manage the classes for you! 


To register for a session, check the website at
 The last chance for classes this membership year are March 24, April 14, or May 19.

Identify a volunteer to take the Facilitator training for Low Ropes/Challenge Course at Camp Marydale This will help you manage the "team building" elements at your next Service Unit or troop/group campout.

Last adult learning session is April 14.

 Happy 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts - come celebrate with us!

Juliette LowOn March 12, 1912, the Girl Scout Movement began with just a handful of girls.  Fast forward 100 years and 50 million Girl Scout alumnae later, Girl Scouts across the country are celebrating their Movement's centennial, with events ranging from tree plantings to star-studded galas. 


Locally, Girl Scouts Louisiana East has a calendar of activities including three events that fall during Girl Scout Week, March 11 - 17: a rededication ceremony of Troop Louisiana, the honorary troop of women legislators, and cake cutting at the State Capitol on Monday, March 12, prior to the opening of the 2012 Louisiana Legislative Session; our spring fundraising luncheon in Baton Rouge on March 15; and our Centennial Extravaganza for girls and their families on March 17 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.  Please join us as we celebrate the first 100 years of Girl Scouting!

Join us March 17 at the Centennial Extravaganza

Girls and their families or troops - Don't miss the council's Centennial Extravaganza on Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (carnival rides remaining open until 9 p.m.) at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Presenting sponsor is Winn-Dixie.  The public is invited, so bring a friend!


Centennial Extravaganza Activities include:

11 a.m. - Doors Open (100 years of Girl Scouting and Main Stage area); 12 p.m. Opening Flag Ceremony/Welcome. Mistress of ceremonies: WAFB Channel 9 News Reporter Cheryl Mercedes.


  • Discover World Thinking Day, WAGGGS, and the international sisterhood of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides 
  • Get this party started with David Vincent's Martial Arts and an energetic healthy living message and exercise routine
  • To Get Her There Panel of female community leaders talk about following their dreams, girl empowerment, goal setting, and more! 
  • LEGO LEAGUE Robotic Presentation
  • Painting with a Twist from 6 - 8 p.m. Use the link to reserve your spot.
  • Inspirational sign language ensemble presented by River Road African American Museum and a guest appearance by Madame C. J. Walker
  • Come join the experiments taking place in The STEM Cell!
  • Learn what life was like for a girl during World War II
  • West Baton Rouge Museum presents the life and times of Juliette Gordon Low
  • Get cooking with the Southern Food and Beverage Museum as they deliver their culinary secrets to you...and much more!

Tickets to the Extravaganza are $10 per person, and available through the Council shop, the online shop, and at the door. Carnival Riding Bracelets for $5 each will be available on location for unlimited riding. Children 3 and under and senior citizens 70 and older will be admitted free. Discounted $5 tickets are available to troops/girls/adults working as presenters, who will also receive free event patches as well as special Worker Bee patches. Games and food items will be available for individual purchase at carnival booths.


Get set for Summer fun

Summer Fun
Summer 2012
promises to be more exciting than ever with NEW, fantastic choices to match every girl's interests. We are offering day camps, resident camps, special events AND travel.


Resident Camp - Our summer overnight camps offer something for every age and interest. Your girl could go horseback riding, climb a rock wall, ride a zip-line through the pines, learn to canoe or kayak, explore nature or hit a bull's-eye on the archery range. She may learn to cook a new dish in a box oven, develop babysitting skills, take swim lessons, paint a mural on a horse or star in a campfire play! Many girls start with a short 3-day overnight camp where they can play outdoors with a friend from their troop, or a new buddy. Soon they look forward to a week or two of camp that increases their independence and offers unparalleled opportunities.

NEW for Summer 2012 - Family Staycations - from first-time campers to seasoned pro's - an affordable opportunity to break away from the "everyday" and experience the adventure, learning, fun & friendship of the out of doors!

Special Events - Here's a math equation for you! No school equals time for fun! There will be lots to choose from for this summer vacation! Girls will be swimming, playing tennis, conducting experiments, doing AMAZEing things!

Travel - Add memories for a lifetime and experience different cultures and cuisines throughout the United States. Click on Travel and check out the variety of trips offered throughout the summer geared for girls entering 6th -12th grade. 

This year Girl Scouts Louisiana East goes GREEN by utilizing online information and fillable registration forms for our Summer 2012 activities.

 100th Anniversary Fundraising events

Spring Luncheon, March 15, 12 to 1 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge

Don't delay in RSVPing for the council's 100th anniversary fundraising luncheon as seating is limited! To RSVP (Friday is the last day), register online or contact Cerise McClendon at (800) 644-7571, ext. 2222. Corporate sponsors include Albemarle Foundation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, DeCuir Clark & Adams, Baton Rouge Printing, Gulf Coast Office Products, LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, Williams Olefins, and media sponsors Clear Channel Baton Rouge and WAFB Channel 9The luncheon is free to attend, but donations will be solicited.


FOREver Green 9-Hole Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. tee time, Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans


This is the perfect Father's Day gift for those Girl Scout dads!  You'll get to play nine holes of golf on a beautiful course at Stonebridge, before getting ready for our Rhapsody in Green gala.  It's just $120 for a twosome, with food and adult beverages provided. Miller Lite and Coors are golf tournament sponsors, and additional tournament sponsors are needed.


Rhapsody in Green 100th Anniversary Gala, June 23, 8 - 11 p.m. Hilton Riverside New Orleans


Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, a silent auction, food, cocktails and much more! TIckets are $100 each with two tickets for $150 if purchased by May 31, two tickets for $175 after May 31. Gala Tickets will go on sale on April 30. Call the Hilton at 504-584-3959 and ask for Girl Scouts Rhapsody in Green block for a discounted hotel room rate of $139. Contact Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2222. for more information. Gala sponsors include AT&T Louisiana, Whitney Bank, Waldemar Nelson and DeCuir, Clark, & Adams, LLP. and additional sponsors are needed.

 Painting with a Purpose on March 25

Corks and Canvas and Painting with a Twist have teamed up for a night of Painting with a Purpose on Sunday, March 25, (unless specified) to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to our council. The event is open to the public, so it's the perfect opportunity to invite your friends to enjoy an evening of fun, while supporting Girl Scouts. Children, under 21, are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent. Click here to see the paintings, times, and to register.  

Locations include: 1900 Lafayette St. Suite 2A, Gretna; 204 E. Thomas St., Hammond; 488 Corporate Dr. Suite 3, Houma; 17535 Airline Hwy. Suite I, Prairieville; 2132 East Gause Blvd., Slidell; 711 Jefferson Hwy. Suite 3A, Baton Rouge; 2689 Florida St., Mandeville; 119 Focis St., Metairie; 4524 Magazine St., New Orleans.

 Activities/events for March - April

Please visit the website calendar frequently to get the latest information. Go to the appropriate month and day, and click on the link for details including registration deadlines, age levels, times, cost, etc. New events are added all the time!

March 9-11 - Family Camping at CWP
March 10 - Goodwill Good Turn Day (all ages), many locations
March 10 - Girl Scout Tea and Fashion Show at Longue Vue (all ages), New Orleans
March 10 - Model for a Day at Longue Vue (Br-Amb), New Orleans
NEW March 10 - Youth Symposium (ages 11-18), Baton Rouge
March 10 - Children's World's Fair (Brs-Jrs), New Orleans

March 15 - 100th Anniversary luncheon (adults), Baton Rouge
March 17 - GSLE Centennial Extravaganza (girls and their families), Gonzales
March 23 - Me & My Pal Overnight at CWP (Brownies & older) 
March 24 - Girl Scouts at Pointe Coupee Ag Day (Daisies- Cad) New Roads
March 25 - Painting with a Purpose (adults), many locations 

March 30 - Elmwood Cheer & Pizza Night (all ages), Harahan
April 14 - Daisy Day at Camp Marydale, St. Francisville
FULL April 14 - Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

April 15 - Honeybees Dance Clinic & game (all ages), New Orleans
April 15 - Camp Open House at Camp Marydale, St. Francisville
April 20-22 - Family Camping at Camp Covington
April 20 - Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy Friday Fun Night (Br-Amb), Metairie
April 21 - Breath Session #2: Engineering Everything (Cad), Mandeville

April 21 - Nature Nuts (Br), New Orleans

CANCELED April 21 - Audubon Oakley Plantation
April 21 - Daisy Garden Adventure, Baton Rouge

April 21- Camp Covington Open House (all ages)

April 21 - Yoga & Pilates (Cad-Amb), Baton Rouge
April 22 - Camp Open House at Camp Whispering Pines, Independence

April 25 - Night at the Opera Pagliacci/Carmina Burana (Cad-Amb), New Orleans

April 27-29 - Leisure Learning Weekend (adults), Camp Marydale

April 28 - Twilight Paddle (Jr-Amb), Mandeville



 Great Amazing Race for Youth / New Orleans

Flying Colors Sports is proud to present the GREAT AMAZING RACE to help build healthier and more active families! The race is a fun and memory-making activity for parents to do with their child. From start to finish, it's the most invigorating outdoor activity for families ever! Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience they will never forget! This is a great activity for father-daughter and mother-son teams!


Who: Teams of 2 = adult/kid or kid/kid.

Where: Southern University of New Orleans, New Orleans LA

When: Sunday, March 18, 1 or 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to first 20 teams to register.

Register: To secure a free pass, go to click on NEW ORLEANS, follow the links to Registration Page, complete the form entering (Courtesy of GIRL SCOUTS) in the Comments Box.

Contact: If you have any questions, feel free to contact the event director at 513.518.0528 or Note: Patterned after the popular television show The Amazing Race, teams will race around a 1 mile cross country course that includes up to 8 fun-filled stations with clues provided at each station to direct the team to perform a task, either together or be a single member, before proceeding to the next station. The tasks will include games, relays, obstacle courses and more. The team that completes the tasks and reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time is declared the winner.