[StBernard] Girl Scouts recruitment event is Aug. 30 in Chalmette

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Fri Aug 22 09:41:41 EDT 2014

Girl Scouts recruitment event is Aug. 30 in Chalmette
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on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM, updated August 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Girl Scouts Louisiana East is making its back to school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts in St. Bernard Parish. Girls and their parents/guardians in St. Bernard Parish are invited to a recruitment event August 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church of Chalmette, 305 E. St. Bernard Highway.

The event will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and to register their daughters in Girl Scouts, as well as for adults who are interested in volunteering with Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts develop leadership skills as they discover new interests, connect with others, and take action on issues that are important to them.

Membership is $15 per year for girls and adults, making it a positive and affordable option for today's families.

Some favorite areas of interest for girls and adults include camping, health and fitness, the arts, science and technology, travel, cookie-selling, and much more. Eighty-nine percent of parents say their daughter gets a greater variety of experiences from Girl Scouts than she does from other extracurricular activities, and the majority of parents feel Girl Scouts is a great value for the money compared to other extracurricular activities.

Girl Scouts is the country's premier leadership development organization for girls, with new data showing the organization's benefits for both girls and volunteers.  

Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with over 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in the K−5 age range show positive effects on members of all ages. Ninety-seven percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts has been a positive activity for their daughter, that she has had fun and exciting new experiences (95 percent), and that she has learned or tried something new (96 percent).

In addition, 94 percent of parents say that because of Girl Scouts their daughter feels special, has more friends (95percent), and is happier (89 percent).  The data shows volunteers benefit as well: 94 percent of volunteers have made new friends, 88 percent believe their life is better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts, and two-thirds believe their volunteer experience has helped them professionally. Ninety-five percent of Girl Scout volunteers are happy knowing they are making girls' lives better.  

For more information visit the Girl Scouts website or contact Tanya Palazzalo at 504-343-2934 or email stbernard428su at yahoo.com or contact membership executive Erica Spruille at 504-733-8220, extension 2236 or espruille at gsle.org

Submitted by Girl Scouts Louisiana East

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