November 11, 2013
Dear Girl Scout Family
Guest blogger this week is Becky Reynolds, Director of Development.
As a member of our Girl Scout Family, you know the positive impact Girl Scouting has on girls' lives. Through our diverse Girl Scout programming, girls gain important leadership skills and self-confidence. I hope you feel inspired by all the amazing experiences your Girl Scout has taken part in during her journey to build leadership skills through courage, confidence, and character!
Girl Scouts reaches out to all girls with an experiential and cooperative learning philosophy to develop a girl's sense of self and values, while promoting team-building to inspire action. The values instilled in your Girl Scout through the Girl Scout Promise and Law are building blocks for her future and will develop her into a strong leader with the passion and the know-how to change the world.
This Thursday, November 14 - I ask you to join me in supporting Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines through the Great Minnesota Give Together - Give to the Max Day! - a day to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in the state of Minnesota!
Please say you value Girl Scouting by marking your calendar for November 14 and donating here to make a BIG difference in lives and futures of the young girls in your community!
One girl can make a difference; girls together can change the world.
In Girl Scouting,
|In the Shop
Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together!
Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together!
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Waite Park & Duluth Girl Scout Shops
Love to shop? Love to camp? This is the place for you! Join us Saturday morning, Nov. 23, for a shopping and camping get-together "open house." Girls can visit with camp staff about what's exciting for summer 2014 and memories from their past, make s'mores, laugh and sing camp songs while family members shop for Girl Scout gifts. Kick-off your holiday season with us. Check out our holiday specials!
Enter our great door prize drawings for an Adora Girl Scout doll wardrobe or Girl Scout Adora doll. Two prizes to be awarded at each shop. One entry per person Saturday, Nov. 23. One entry allowed for mail and phone orders received Friday, Nov. 22.
Prices rolled back!
Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting - now $16.87, was $22.50
Adult Journey Facilitator Sets - now $11.25, was $15.00
Save the date! Nov. 23, Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together!
Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.
Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.
From the mailbox
Carla Lasky is a Girl Scout Troop Leader from Duluth. Recently she sent in a letter showing appreciation for sister volunteer Shirley Balgaard who introduced her to new international aspects of Girl Scouting.We thought you might enjoy hearing some of the insights she shared.
"... Eleven years ago, I started my troop. We ran our meetings, did some of the council events and went to Camp Roundelay. Then I met Shirley Balgaard! She opened up the world of Girl Scouts to me. She taught me what Roperunners and SWAPaloozas were by letting me help her run one of each. She showed me how to have an International Festival for World Thinking Day. She signed our troop up with hers for Our World, Our Family camp, which is amazing!
Have you heard about our FREE Holiday Ornament offer?
Sign up now for Family Camp, She & I, or He & I and you will receive this FREE ornament. Limited supplies.
The new Girl Scout year has begun! Keep the fun rolling along ... re-register now!
At a Glance
Quick bits of news you can use!
COMMUNITY EVENTS VOLUNTEER TRAINING Our volunteer learning sessions are designed to enhance your leadership experience and support your role as a volunteer.Sign up today!Cookie Training Girl Scout Cookie Sale training for volunteers kicks off on November 21 in Alexandria. There will be sessions in Duluth, St. Cloud, Garrison, and Bemidji in early December.
Girl Scout Day at MN Zoo
March 1 | Discount tickets & activity stations hosted by GS throughout the state.
Wear your sash, vest or Girl Scout pin and be admitted for a discount ($8 per girl and $12 leader). Learn more ...
Coming to Duluth, St. Cloud, and Bemidji. Get a discount or win FREE tickets Learn more...
UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
Fill the Flyer Food Drive
December 9-14 | Various locations in St. Cloud
Respond by November 15 if you are interested.
Metrobus has invited Girl Scouts to hand out flyers and accept food donations at grocery stores and businesses in December. If you can help or would like additional information, contact
REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTSRegional blogs offer a updates from your local Girl Scout office.
Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia
Region 2 Duluth
Region 5 Waite Park
- Important Volunteer Dates Sept. through Dec. 2013
- Important Volunteer dates to remember!
- Regional meeting (for core members of the service team and any other volunteers interested) November 19, 2013.
Our phone system can transfer you to any office.
Waite Park 320 252-2952
Duluth 218 726-4710
Alexandria 320 759-1196
Bemidji 218 751-4886
Brainerd 218 828-3515
Mora 320 679-6807
Virginia 218 263-1596
Willmar 320 235-2125
Please help us keep our phone costs down by using the toll free number only when needed, 800 955-6032.
Waite Park 320 253-9403
Duluth 218 726-4715
All other offices 866 295-3820
Shop and Office Hours
M-F | 8:30-5:30
Please note: Girl Scout offices will be closed November 28-29, 2013; December 23-27, 2013; and January 1, 2014.
Lakes and Pines
Girl Scouts of the USA