Prairieville Girl Scouts gear up for new year of Girl Scouting

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

There are more ways for girls, grades K through 12, to participate in Girl Scouts than ever! To learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and to register your daughters in Girl Scouts, come to any of the four recruitment events Prairieville Girl Scout Service Unit 131 has scheduled in Aug.: on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Spanish Lake Primary School, 13323 Bluff Rd., in Geismar; on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Carpenters Chapel United Methodist Church, 41181 Highway 933, in Prairieville; on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 224 W. Constitution St. in Gonzales; and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Prairieville Primary School, 40228 Parker Rd., in Prairieville.

In addition to joining a Girl Scout troop which is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and make a difference through community service, Girl Scouts offers other "Pathways" for girls who may not be able to participate over a span of 9 to 12 months, or who are interested in certain themes or topics. Interested in robotics? Join Girl Scouts Louisiana East's First LEGO League Robotics team! Love to camp and spend time outdoors? Participating via a Camp Pathway may be just right for you. Does the lure of travel interest you? The Travel Pathway presents girls with opportunities to prepare, plan, money-earn, and participate in travel opportunities through group travel, council-sponsored trips, or nationally sponsored excursions.

"In Girl Scouts, we recognize that girls have different interests, and as they grow older, they may wish to spend more time doing one particular activity, whether it's participating in our Wrangler horseback riding program, or a Financial empowerment or Science-related series of activities," said Robin Guillmette, Chief Operations Officer at Girl Scouts Louisiana East. "While joining a Girl Scout troop is still a tried and true approach to Girl Scouting, we want to attract girls who may wish to pick and choose from a menu of events and activities. The possibilities are endless."

The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In partnership with caring adult volunteers, girls 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 busy families. No girl is For more information, please contact the council office in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, or by emailing info@gsle.org.