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August 2009 In The Know

  1. 1. In the Know Girl Scouts of Louisiana — Pines to the Gulf August 2009 =================================================================================================== INFORMATION FOR ALL Girl Scout Juniors Visit our website Junior Jamboree If you want to learn basic camp skills, you will to view flyers for upcoming not want to miss this! The overnight event at program events. Camp Wawbansee in Simsboro begins Friday, September 18 at 6 p.m. and ends on Troop/Group Finance Report and the Sunday, September 20 at 10 a.m. The Troop/Group Treasury Information form are registration deadline is September 4. due September 30, 2009. Rockets Rock Troops can begin reserving a spot at any of Come build your own rocket plus much more! our camps beginning August 1, 2009 for An event for Girl Scout Juniors and Girl Scout September, October, November, and Cadettes is scheduled at Camp Bon Temps in December. Reserve your date with the camp Breaux Bridge on September 12. Register ranger. today as space is limited! Unregistered girls in grades 4 – 8 can blast into the world of Girl Your council shops will be open Saturday, Scouting through this pathway by paying an September 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The additional $12 to participate. The deadline is council shops WILL NOT be open any August 28. Saturday in August. All our shops have a 20% discount for the purchase of any two girl Open Studio – Lafayette or teen items featured in the new 2009 Attention Girl Scout Juniors and catalog from August 1 through October 15, all girls in grades 4 – 5 who 2009. would like to explore the world of art with us on September 26. The new “Adventures in Girl Scouting” Register today! There will be an additional program event guide will be ready August 1, $12 charge for girls who are not currently 2009. Please check it out as it is full of registered Girl Scouts. Share this information program events that the council will be with those you know – this is a great pathway hosting as well as program resources we offer opportunity. Girls can participate in a morning that you may do on your own with your troop. or afternoon session or both. Let us know See your membership specialist or our what art session you are interested in website for your copy. attending. Registration deadline is September 11. There will be a showcase after Girl Scout Daisies and the afternoon session to exhibit the artwork Brownies created by the girls – the public will be invited to attend – it will be great! Are you a ham in front of the camera when it comes to letting the world know how great Press Corp and Speakers Bureau Girl Scouting can be? We need Media Girls! If you are a budding media darling or have Flyers are available at your nearest service the scoop on your troop, call Darian Atkins at center or online! 1 800 960 2093 ext. 214 or email her at A flyer with more information can be viewed on our website.
  2. 2. Girl Scouts 11-17 If you are interested in dance, music, theatre be available for those interested in making or opera, either as a performer or behind the The Girl Scout Journey to London, Paris and scenes, PASA has an opportunity for you! Lucerne. PASA, the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana, is well known in the community for PROGRAM DEPARTMENT their annual presentations at the Heymann Center of world-renowned dance, music and Tip-A-Canoe theatre performances. One workshop has a few openings PASA Street team is responsible for helping remaining. It will be held on Saturday, PASA promote shows by placing posters and August 22 at Camp Wawbansee in flyers for upcoming shows at designated Simsboro. This is a beginner’s canoe places around town. This is a great way to get training for girls entering the 5th grade & to know the community and be part of a very up this fall. See website for details or important part of promoting PASA shows in contact Kara at the community. To be on the street team you or have to be at least 16 years of age or older. the council office. Call Apiyo Obala PASA Community Relations Camp Beverly Hills Director at (337) 237-2787 ext. 206 for more All potential, new and re-registered Girl details. PASA Ushers are mainly responsible Scouts and troop leaders are invited. for handing out programs the day of the Pecanland Mall in Monroe is hosting the show, and assisting guests with questions the overnight slumber party. Pick out your pj’s night of the performance. All volunteers go and slippers and get excited about the night. through a special training and in return have You must be registered by the deadline to the opportunity to assist PASA and see the attend. Do not delay, get your Program Event performance for free. Call Apiyo Obala, Registration form in by September 11. Community Relations Director, at (337) 237-2787 ext. 206 for more details Event Planner Workshops PASA volunteers can earn points during the All service units have volunteers who plan year to redeem for exciting rewards that events for the girls. Come to the workshop in include gift cards from area merchants, PASA your area so that you can get the paperwork series tickets and more. We need your help! that will be helpful in making each event a Sign up today! Call the PASA office for more success. We want to make event planning as information about our exciting volunteer easy for you as possible. We have a program! handbook full of ideas and a few necessary paperwork forms ready for you! Register one Adventure and Awards – All you need to week prior to the event on the new Program know! Event Registration Form found on the Register today and travel with us through the website. If you have questions, contact any opportunities and the process of Program Specialist. accomplishing that which you desire. You pick Shreveport Service Center the place (aka – destination) and we’ll help Aug.15, 9 a.m. - Noon you get there. New guidelines have been Lafayette Service Center introduced for the Girl Scout Bronze, Girl Aug.22, 9 a.m. – Noon Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards. We Lake Charles, Warren United Methodist will talk about the transition and girls who Church Aug.15, 9:00 a.m. – Noon have been there and done that will share their Alexandria, Rapides Foundation Bldg stories and knowledge. Paperwork will also Aug. 22, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  3. 3. Open Studio – Calcasieu Rain Barrels This event, to be held September 19, is open What are they? It is a barrel to Girl Scouts in grades 4 – 12 as well as girls constructed as part of a in the community who would like to be storm water abatement creative. Girls who are not currently program developed to help registered will pay an additional $12 fee and reduce the amount of water then they will have access to all that Girl that enters our bayous. Scouting offers during the 2010 membership This barrel will help to year. Share this opportunity with everyone decrease the pollution in our waterways and you know. Two sessions are being offered, help our environment. There will be girls can participate in one or both and their workshops in Lafayette until all kits have been works of art will be showcased after the adopted. The barrel can be taken home and completion of the second session. Silk you will be instructed on how to set it up and painting and photography are a couple of use it. Registration is required; contact options; to see what else is being offered, Danica Adams at 337-769-7283 if you are take a peek at the flyer online. Be sure to get interested. your registration in by the deadline, which is September 4. Mom and Me We will have two events this fall for girls and Volleyball Anyone? their moms (or significant female figure in We have many young girls their life over 18) on October 10-11, 2009 at interested in volleyball and even Girl Scout Camp Indian Creek in Chatham playing on teams throughout our and October 17-18, 2009 at Girl Scout Camp council. Saturday, September 26 Bon Temps in Breaux Bridge. Cost is $20 per at 7 p.m., University of Louisiana person. See flyer for details or check out our at Lafayette has invited website. Registration deadlines are 2 weeks registered Girl Scouts and their prior to each event or when event fills up. families to a game. Two adults Register early as they fill up quick. per troop will get in free. Adults and family members will pay a Help Needed small fee at the gate but they will In order to hold events in your area and to reap much because spending time together keep costs down, the Program Dept. needs builds bonds of friendship. Let us support the your help. We are looking for older girls or female athletes who inspire our younger girls volunteers not attending the upcoming Mom to be active in sports! Return the Program & Me events as participants to help us at Event Registration Form to the Lafayette these events. If interested, fill out the handout office so we will know how many you will be and turn in to your membership specialist or bringing with you that night. local Girl Scout office. Any questions about attending or volunteering Build Up! A Tool Kit for Learning at these events, contact Kara Guillory at Grades 5-8 Have you ever stopped to watch a bulldozer or 1-800-960-2093 ext. 312 at work or peered through a fence to see a building under construction? How do you Groovy story telling inspired by African, design bridges and what makes them so modern ballet and hip-hop as told by strong? This kit provides a fun way to explore Evidence Dance Company. A dance construction and even become a builder workshop taught by a local professional yourself. Contact a program specialist if you dancer and the opportunity to see a live would like to check this out and work with performance in Lafayette. Girls in grades 4 – your girls. 12 can attend. Registrations are required and space is limited so check out the flyer on our website and be sure to get your registration in
  4. 4. soon! This, too, can be a pathway into Girl Product Sales Scouts for non-Girl Scouts. They simply pay the $12 Girl Scout registration fee in addition The QSP theme for 2009 is to the event registration fee and they can GSI “Girl Scouts Investigate” participate in any Girl Scout events in the Training Dates are as follows: 2010 membership year. Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in Shreveport Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Monroe MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT Wednesday, Sept. 16 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. in Lafayette ALL Calcasieu Parish Service Team Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in Alexandria Members will meet August 10, 2009 at the Training locations to be announced soon. United Way Building, Conference Room, Pre-orders begin October 12 and end on Third Floor located at 715 Ryan Street November 6, 2009. Lake Charles, LA This meeting will be for all people who are “Inspired by U” 2010 Cookie Sales interested in joining the service unit team. Pre-order sales begins January 15, 2010 and We will learn about service team positions ends January 31, 2010. and plan some events for our area. Deliveries and Direct Sales start on For more information contact: Pat Lore at Feb. 26, 2010 and end on March 14, 2010. or calling The training dates, times and locations are to her at extension 310. be announced. For more information, contact Barbara Moran, Product Sales Director at Northern Lights Service Unit (Shreveport) will have their first service unit meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at the Shreveport Service Center located at 3921 VOLUNTEER SERVICES Southern Avenue. We are kicking off the new Girl Scout year with food, fun, giveaways and Lifeguard and Canoe Course Training new service unit news and leaders. Dates Announced Do you want to get your lifeguard The Shreveport Service Center 2009-2010 certification? Would you like to take your Girl Scout Kickoff Event troop canoeing? Both courses are offered Thursday, August 13, 2009, at the Sci-Port this fall in the Lafayette area. If interested, Discovery Center located at 820 Clyde Fant hold the following dates: Parkway. This free event will inform girls about all that Girl Scouts has to offer as well Lifeguard Red Cross Certification Class as the different things that the Sci-Port Lafayette on the following dates: Discovery Center has to offer. For more September 11, 5 - 9:30 p.m. information, call Lisa Tomkies at 318-868- September 12, 1 - 9:00 p.m. 7322 ext. 402. September 18, 5 - 9:30 p.m. September 19, 5 - 9:30 p.m. All four dates must be attended. The cost is $75. This same course, when taken at your Service Unit Team Updates! local Red Cross office, costs $200. Be sure Your council has updated the volunteer to sign up for the council training and get big position descriptions for all service unit savings! We only offer this course twice a team members. The new descriptions will year. Clear your calendar and call the be ready for the upcoming year. Lafayette Service Center to register. More information will be available very soon!
  5. 5. Canoe Training Class in Lafayette We’re looking for volunteer trainers! October 16, 5 - 10 p.m. Experienced volunteers are needed to help October 17, 1 - 8 p.m. facilitate one or two classes in their Service October 24, 1 - 8 p.m. Unit area. What a great way to pass on your You must attend all three dates! expertise and enthusiasm to new leaders in The charge for this class is $50. your own parish! Our team will be holding a Experienced canoeists may want to challenge Train the Trainer class in the Shreveport the course, rather than attend all the Service Center and Lafayette office sessions. If so, the challenge course will be September 19 and in the Monroe service run on October 24. If you have any questions center on August 29. To sign up for the about the canoe training or doing the training at the Shreveport Service Center, call challenge, call Karen at the Lafayette Service Claire Schroeder. For the Lafayette or Center for more info. Monroe trainings, call Karen Gallaspy at the Lafayette Service Center. There is no charge Fall Adult Learning Course Schedule for this training and lunch will be provided. Coming Soon The Volunteer Services Team is lining up Shreveport First Aid /CPR Courses dates, locations and adult learning facilitators If you need to get your American Red Cross for the fall 2009 courses as this In The Know certification or to be recertified, come by the goes to press. Watch the website – it will Shreveport Service Center first and pay your soon be posted there. training fee ($25). We will fax your information over to the Red Cross office and this will reserve your spot on the class roster. Volunteer Pledge I promise to keep my volunteer hours in check, to keep my spirit and my family first and, to make sure I ask for help when I start to feel overwhelmed. I vow to compare myself to no one - my time and contributions are my own special gift and, to feel proud that only I can do what I do. I vow to compare no one to myself, to recognize everyone gives to their best of their time and abilities and, to always remember it is the pieces that make the whole. I pledge to accept less than perfect, to always remember I am a volunteer and, to celebrate the joy in making a difference! By Liz Ripke
  6. 6. DATES TO REMEMBER AUGUST 1 Reserve a fall/winter camping spot at one of our Girl Scout camps. 6 Northern Lights SU Meeting 8 First Aid/CPR @ Red Cross of Shreveport You must preregister. 10 Calcasieu SUT informational meeting 13 Shreveport Girl Scout 2009/2010 Kickoff Event 14 Deadline, Adventures and Awards, Shreveport 15 Event planner workshop at the Shreveport Service Center Event planner workshop at the Warren UMC, Lake Charles 19 First aid/CPR @ Red Cross of Shreveport You must preregister. 21 Deadline, Dance Workshop/Performance 22 Event planner workshop at the Lafayette Service Center Event planner workshop at First UMC, Pineville First aid/CPR @ Red Cross of Shreveport You must preregister. Tip A Canoe 28 Deadline, Rockets Rock registration 29 Train the Trainer at Monroe Service Center Adventures and Awards, Shreveport SEPTEMBER 4 Deadline, Open studio for grades 4-12 in Calcasieu Deadline, Junior Jamboree 5 Dance Workshop in Lafayette Deadline, Junior Jamboree at Camp Wawbansee Council shops are open from 9:30 - 1 p.m. 11 Deadline, Camp Beverly Hills, Pecanland Mall, Monroe Lifeguard Red Cross Certification Classes start, Lafayette Deadline, Open Studio Lafayette 12 Rockets Rock, Camp Bon Temps 13 ULL Scout Night Soccer 16 Adult canoe certification class starts 14-17 QSP Fall Product sale trainings
  7. 7. September cont. 18-19 Junior Jamboree, Camp Wawbansee 19 Open Studio, Calcasieu Train the Trainer in Shreveport and Lafayette service center offices 20 Dance Performance in Lafayette 25-26 Camp Beverly Hills, Monroe 25 Deadline, Mom & Me, Indian Creek 26 Open Studio, Lafayette ULL Volleyball Scout Night 30 Troop/Group Finance form and Treasury form due today. OCTOBER 3 Council Shops are open from 9:30 – 1 p.m. 10 ULL Scout Night Football Mom & Me, Camp Indian Creek 15 Last day for 20% off sale in service center shops 17 Mom & Me, Camp Bon Temps