The Audubon Council of the Girl Scouts serves ten parishes in southeastern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities. These parishes have absorbed more than a quarter million evacuees, with 100,000 expected to become permanent residents of the region. While the most basic needs such as food and shelter have been provided for, many evacuees, especially children, continue to face challenges in adjusting to their new lives. Extracurricular programs that help connect children with each other and build community are critically important to help kids cope. The Girl Scouts are meeting this outstanding need by providing after-school, weekend, and summer programs for any girl in the region, regardless of their financial situation.