Girl Scouts Louisiana East going virtual

Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) is currently offering opportunities for girls to join in-person and virtual troops across the council’s 23-parish footprint. The council is hosting virtual recruitment events for girls and their parents to learn more about the unique experiences and opportunities provided to girls through Girl Scouts. A variety of recruitment activities are available on multiple dates and times to accommodate family schedules and the variety of school schedules this year due to the challenges of the pandemic.

Current planned recruitment activities:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. – Outdoor Art Party
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. – Robot Building Party
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Toy Business Designer Party
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. – Outdoor Art Party
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Be-You-Tiful Party

*The list of recruitment events will continue to be updated on GSLE’s website and Facebook page.

While the new troop year may look different, GSLE wants to show girls and their families how amazing Girl Scouts is—even online! Troop leaders across southeast Louisiana are equipped with Zoom licenses and are prepared to provide the traditional troop experience from the comfort of home. Girls who participate virtually will still be able to earn badges, participate in engaging activities and even sell cookies to help raise troop funds for a variety of projects and endeavors.

Studies show that Girl Scouts earn better grades, have higher academic aspirations, and desire to pursue careers in STEM, business, or law; industries in which women are underrepresented. (The Girl Scout Impact Study, Girl Scouts Research Institute)

“We are excited for all the new ways girls can get involved with Girl Scouts this year and we look forward to welcoming new girl and adult members to our council despite the pandemic,” says GSLE CEO Rebecca Pennington.

Girl Scouts serves girls in grades K-12. Annual membership is just $25 and financial assistance is available. To search troop opportunities in the GSLE service area, visit gsle.org/join. The council is also looking for caring, trusted adults to serve in a variety of volunteer roles. Visit gsle.org/volunteer for more information.

Too busy for Girl Scouts? Great news! Girls can always join the Movement solo as Juliettes—or individually registered members. As an individual, girls participate in all Girl Scout activities that are age/grade level-appropriate, earn awards, sell cookies and much more. Come make new friends with Girl Scouts!

Want to help make a difference in girls’ lives? Have questions about registering your girl for Girl Scouts? Need help finding a troop? Contact the council’s Customer Engagement team at 1-800-644-7571 or customercare@gsle.org to get started.

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