In the Know
Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf
Travelship Awarded to Crowley Troop Do you have a new co-leader? Did you move
Congratulations to Troop 2016 of Crowley on into a position of leadership with your troop this
being the recipients of a $300 travelship from summer? If you would like to get a jump on the
the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace to help with coming year and get your training done during
their expenses in traveling to Savannah this the summer, please call your local service
summer. Upon their return, they will share what center office and ask for the volunteer services
they have learned from their Destination. If your specialist. We will be happy to set up a training
troop or service unit is planning a trip to the for you.
birthplace in the future, you may contact
Kstagg@girlscoutspinestogulf.org for more Would you like to share your expertise with
information about applying for travelship funds. new volunteers? All new Girl Scout volunteers
must be trained in the basics of Girl Scouting.
Soon Time To Schedule Fall Campouts We do that through two courses, Leadership
Property Director Don Fontenot says Service Essentials and Pines to the Gulf Basics. These
Unit Coordinators may want to get their fall courses are offered throughout our council
campouts on the calendar soon. Camp site approximately 150 times a year at various times
managers will begin taking reservations for use and places in our 42 parishes. Last year 1,100
of the camps in the fall beginning August 1. Get volunteers were trained by our council’s three
your requests for dates into the site manager at Volunteer Services Department staff members
the camp you plan to visit. Those contacts are: and the volunteer trainers who assist them. We
Camp Bon Temps would welcome more volunteer trainers. If
Contact Don at 337-332-2630 you are interested, we will train you in how to
present the courses. The course for becoming a
Camp Wawbansee trainer (called Train the Trainer) will be
Contact Mike at 318-263-3941 presented once at each service center office.
Please contact Volunteer Services Director
Pinewood Camp Karen Gallaspy if you would like to be part of the
Contact Marilyn at 318-726-4777 training team. Train the Trainer will take five
hours on a Saturday, then you can choose how
Indian Creek Camp much time you can devote to doing training.
Contact Paula at 318-249-7193 You are the best trainers – the volunteers out
there who are already doing a great job. Take
Schedule some time for your girls to enjoy advantage of this opportunity to help new
our camps – they will make memories volunteers and become a leader in your council.
forever! We love our volunteer trainers – call Karen at
1-800-960-2093 to volunteer now!
Watch for the fall training calendar. It will Enrichment Fun in Shreveport
cover dates for training in the months of Looking for some fun and different crafts to do
August through December. It should be with the older Girl Scouts? Come to the
available in early August, trainings begin in Shreveport office for a class on how to make
late August. In addition to leadership Morse Code jewelry or the scented fizzy balls
training we offer outdoor education, that go in your bathtub. Homemade Bath
lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid, canoeing, and Bombs class will be July 8 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
other great courses to increase your skills as The cost is $4.00 to cover supplies.
a Girl Scout volunteer! Morse Code jewelry class will be Monday, July
20, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. There will be no
charge for this class but please bring your own
beads. A supply list can be emailed to you or Girl Scout Award Workshop and Destination
picked up at the Shreveport service center Informational Meeting
office. We will be hosting this in three locations this
year. We will cover the 2010 opportunities for
Outdoor Training July 11 travel through GSUSA and we will also be
By popular request, a training date has been discussing and registering for our council Girl
added for outdoor training at Camp Bon Temps Scout Journey to London, Paris and Lucerne.
in Breaux Bridge. If you would like to be part of Break out sessions will be held for girls wanting
this outdoor training (basic and advanced, to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Girl Scout Silver,
combined), please call Frieda at the Lafayette or Girl Scout Gold Award. Specific times and
Service Center to register and pay the $15 fee. locations will be announced later, dates are:
The training will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 in Alexandria
Saturday, July 11, at Camp Bon Temps. Call Saturday, August 8 in Lake Charles
today to save your spot and get trained so you Saturday, August 29 in Shreveport
can have camping fun with your troop!
Sew and Camp Workshop at Pinewood Camp
Event Planner Workshops Come to Pinewood Camp Program Center in
Service Unit Event Planner Workshops will be Sterlington to learn basic sewing skills with a
held in the fall at the following locations: sewing machine August 4 from 5 p.m. until
Shreveport Service Center, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – August 5 at 1:30 p.m. Each girl will provide her
Noon own pattern (McCall #5298), fabric, elastic, and
Monroe Service Center, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – Noon thread. There is a $15 fee which pays for lunch,
Lafayette Service Center, Aug. 29, 9 a.m. – dinner, snacks, breakfast and a sewing patch.
Noon The workshop has limited space. Girls must be
Lake Charles, Aug. 15, details TBA 11-17 years old. Please register by July 27 on
Alexandria, Aug. 22, details TBA our website or contact Celia Webb at
Space is limited so RSVP to the Program 318-325-2691 for more details.
Department no later than one week prior to the
event. You may call or email your RSVP. There Rain Barrels
is no cost for this training. There will be a What is that? It is a barrel constructed as part of
minimum of 3 and maximum of 15 participants at a storm water abatement program developed to
each location. For more information, contact help reduce the amount of water that enters our
any Program Specialist. bayous. This barrel will help to decrease the
pollution in our water ways and help our
Monroe Mall Lock-In environment. There will be a workshop in
Plans are being made for the Mall Lock-In at Lafayette on Saturday, June 27, from noon until
Pecanland Mall in Monroe. The event will begin 1:30 p.m. where girls will be able to make a
Friday, September 25, at 9 p.m. and will end barrel for themselves. The barrel can be taken
Saturday, September 26, at 6 a.m. Details are home and you will be instructed on how to set it
still in the works but watch the website for more up and use it. Registration is required; contact
information. If older girls or volunteers are Danica Adams at 337-769-7283 if you are
interested in serving on the planning committee interested. Workshop spaces are limited.
or volunteering at the event, please contact
Micki Blakeley at the Shreveport Service Center. Open Studio registrations and flyers have been
posted on the website for both the Lafayette and
Calcasieu areas. Please see the website for
In case of an emergency after hours, call more information.
1-800-960-2093 and follow the emergency
procedures. Someone will return your call.
Rockets Rock Early Bird Registrations and
This program, presented by NASA, is a special Membership Dues Increase
all-day workshop scheduled at Camp Bon In accordance with the vote of the National
Temps in Breaux Bridge. The flyer and Delegates taken in October at the 2008 National
registration form for Rockets Rock can also be Council Session in Indianapolis, annual Girl
found on the website. Scout membership dues for girls and adults will
increase to $12 beginning in Fall 2009. All
Cookie Dough – Don’t forget that Cookie currently registered girls and two adult members
Dough will expire at the end of December. in each troop will receive $2 off their annual
Don’t lose your cookie dough card – they are not registration dues. In addition, each troop
replaceable. Treat your card like cash, keep it in member who registers early will also receive an
a safe place. Early Bird 2009 patch. If you have not received
your registration packet, please contact your
Calcasieu Parish Area Meeting membership specialist. Deadline for Early Bird
All are invited to the planning meeting for the Registration is July 30.
new Girl Scout year. We will meet July 18 from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lake Charles Service Zoo Snooze is Back !
Center, 715 Ryan St., Suite 204, to plan events Overnight stays at the Monroe and Alexandria
for the new membership year. A light lunch will zoos are being planned for July. Please watch
be served. All leaders are invited. Bring your the website for dates and costs for these events.
great ideas and plan to help us make this a Cookie dough may be used to attend.
Questions? Call Pat Lore, 337-497-0791
or email firstname.lastname@example.org