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Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf

January 2012

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
World Forum 2012
Get to Know a Girl
Year of the Girl
Socialiste
Ask the Elf
Fun Fact
daisy booth saleIt's COOKIE TIME!
The 2012 Cookie Program is less than two weeks away, and we're getting excited!
The pre-order sale begins January 20 and ends on February 5.
Get your Girl Scouts involved today, and encourage them to learn essential skills that will help them become tomorrow's leaders. Check our website and facebook page for more information.  
January 2012
Kick off the New Year "Girl Scout Style" and attend one of these fun-filled events!  


Dad & Me (spots still available at Wawbansee and Indian Creek
 
Coming Soon....Family Fun Days:

Indian Creek - May 5

Wawbansee - March 24

Bon Temps - May 12

Pinewood - April 14

 

Check our website, facebook, and twitter for updates for events in your area.


The Girls' World Forum is the third and final event in a series of forums that are part of the WAGG's global centenary celebrations.  It is a girl-led event with an 18 member girl planning team working to develop the program and its activities.  The event will take place July 12-16, 2012 (travel days will be July 11 and July 17) in Chicago, IL. Our council will sponsor two girls.  Girls who apply must be ages 14-18 at the time of the event. The Girls' World Forum will focus on the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The MDG's embraces the WAGGS mission of empowering girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as engaged and responsible global citizens and address important issues that affect girls, young women, and their communities.  Some of the eight MDGs are ending hunger and poverty, empowering girls, and environmental sustainability.

 

The cost to the girls for this event will be $500 each.  An adult chaperone will take the girls to the event.  They will fly together out of a central area of our council.  All costs (hotel, flight, meals, and program activities) will be included in this price.  Council will subsidize the rest. 

 

The deadline to register for this event is January 25, 2012.  

Get to Know a Girl
Want to get to know your sister Girl Scouts? We thought so! Meet Kylie Scott, she is a recent Gold Award winner. Kylie has had many wonderful fun opportunities to experience leadership through Girl Scouts.  
read more here
Volunteer Voices

Volunteers make Girl Scouts possible, and it is always nice to hear their stories. Mary Stelly is Troop 2022's leader. Troop 2022 consists of 25 girls from Girl Scout Daisies to Girl Scout Cadettes. Mary currently serves as the event coordinator for Service Unit 219.  She has a long history with Girl Scout.  She was a girl member for four years and has now been an adult member for five years.  Mary's mom set an excellent example for Mary by serving as her Girl Scout troop leader.

"I remember all the memories that were made with my mom and I in Girl Scouts when I was a child.  I wanted to have those same memories with my daughter," says Mary.  read more...
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Celebrate 100 Years!

Sign up now!  You do not want to miss this fabulous event.  Come out and help us celebrate all things Girl Scouts on Saturday, February 25 in Alexandria at the Sai Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It's been a great road to 100 years.  Girls, parents, Girl Scout Alumnae, and community supporters come out and celebrate with us.  Everyone is invited.  Bus transportation is still available on a first-come-first serve basis.  Click here for more information.  SEE YOU THERE!

Girl Scouts Declares 2012 the Year of the Girl
If you are a Girl Scout who wants to share your story, willing to smile on cue, likes having her photograph taken, and is willing to receive training on how to deal with the media, then you can be a Socialite. read more here...

 

Ask the ELF 
Experienced leader friend
Brownie Elf

 What is the difference between the My Promise, My Faith Awards from the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and the Religious Recognitions from PRAY?  answer here...

Did you Know...
Although a giraffe's neck is
1.5 - 1.8 meters long it contains the same number of vertebrae at a human neck. 
We would like to hear from you! If you have questions, comments or suggestions for this newsletter, please send them to info@girlscoutspinestogulf.org.