Meet Kaleigh Porcelli

Kaleigh Porcelli recently joined The Scout Guide as the new editor/owner of The Scout Guide Baton Rouge, and will be launching Volume 5 in May 2021. Kaleigh was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to which she attributes her colorful personality and enjoyment of live music and delicious food. Her husband’s career in medicine led them on a journey around the country for several years until a recent opportunity landed them back in her home state, except this time in Baton Rouge! With two young daughters at home, the area’s family-friendly culture and sweet, southern charm immediately drew her in and sparked the desire to permanently plant her family roots in Louisiana’s capital city. Kaleigh says the path to The Scout Guide is just icing on the cake.

Between her degree in Marketing, previous work experience at a magazine in New Orleans, and also growing up watching and admiring her mother successfully publish a wedding magazine of her own for many years, it was not surprising that Kaleigh was thrilled to learn about the opportunity to take on the role of editor/owner of The Scout Guide Baton Rouge. Kaleigh is beyond excited for this new journey and feels honored to highlight the most talented artisans, experts, and entrepreneurs in the city she’s so proud to now call home.

Kaleigh’s Favorite Reasons to Visit

Reason 1

The entertainment. “Whether you’re in town visiting or just exploring as a local, there is a wide variety of things to see and do in Baton Rouge! From taking in historical attractions like the state capitol building (old and new!) to touring our local brewery or visiting Mike the Tiger on LSU’s campus, there are plenty of activities for every age!”

Reason 2

The history. “Baton Rouge, French for ‘Red Stick,’ dates all the way back to 1699 when French settlers were traveling up the Mississippi River and noted a red cypress tree and marked it for hunting purposes, thus Baton Rouge was born! Now Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge is known for its stunning river views and is considered one of the major economic and educational hubs of the American South. The rich culture and history are just some of the many characteristics that make up the charm and allure of Baton Rouge.”

Reason 3

The shopping. “Baton Rouge has an abundance of shopping options to suit every budget and style. From antique stores in our charming suburban towns to high fashion boutiques in the middle of the city, we have it all!

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” —Oscar Wilde