Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Service Unit 122, which covers troops in Denham Springs, Walker and Watson, will hold recruitment days for aspiring Scouts over the next two weeks, beginning Aug. 15 and ending Aug. 27.

Girl Scouts Service Unit 122, which covers troops in Denham Springs, Walker and Watson, will hold recruitment days for aspiring Scouts over the next two weeks.

Beginning Aug. 15 and ending Aug. 27, the recruitment days will provide parents and guardians with information on how to sign their children up for the country’s largest girl-led program.

Local troops fall under the umbrella of Girl Scouts Louisiana East, which is comprised of more than 6,000 Scouts in 23 parishes across the southeastern portion of the state, including Livingston Parish. Girl Scouts are broken into six levels based on grade: Daisy, grades K-1; Brownie, grades 2-3; Junior, grades 4-5; Cadette, grades 6-8; Senior, grades 9-10; and Ambassador, grades 11-12.

Headquartered in New Orleans with a regional service center in Baton Rouge, Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s leadership development program is for girls in grades K-12 and offers a plethora of outdoor activities, STEM programs, and the annual cookie program, the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program.

Last year, Scouts sold more than 1.1 million cookie boxes in Girl Scouts Louisiana East, with the girls averaging 179 boxes each. Those numbers increased in Service Unit 122, where 23 local troops sold approximately 58,476 cookie boxes, averaging 2,542 cookie boxes per troop and 233 per Scout.

For more information on recruitment, contact Mary Stringfellow, administrator for Girl Scouts Service Unit 122, at (225) 266-7651 or via email at marystringf@yahoo.com.

Listed below are the dates, times and locations for the upcoming Girl Scout recruitment days.

  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15; Livingston Driving Academy, 34674 La. Hwy. 16, Denham Springs
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17; Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. Hwy. 16, Denham Springs
  • 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19; Life Academy Church, 9010 Florida Blvd., Walker
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20; Immaculate Conception Church (Admin Building Small Hall), 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs
  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22; First Walker United Methodist Church, 30167 Stump Road, Walker
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24; Immaculate Conception Church (Admin Building Small Hall), 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27; LaBarre & Associates, 8383 Rushing Road, Denham Springs

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