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Dear Girl Scout Family

Staff are in the season of preparation -- getting things ready for the next membership year. I thought you might enjoy an update this week about some exciting changes we have for 2013-14. 


The big news comes from our Product Sales department. Vickie and her team are working on the 2014 Cookie Sale. Two big announcements to share right now:


One: Cranberry Citrus Crisps: ABC Bakers announced a new cookie is coming for the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale. "A crispy cookie, made with whole grain, fully of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus flavor." Cranberry Citrus Crisps will sell for $4 per package.



Lakes and Pines has is pleased to announce we have been selected as a pilot council for the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie! This cookie will sell for $5 per package.



IMPORTANT PART: If your troop wants to participate in the pilot program for the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread, visit the Cookies for Volunteers page on our website to find out how to apply.  Note that NOT EVERY GIRL will be able to sell this cookie ...


Other projects happening right now ... 


Program and Events Guide: chock-full of day, overnight, and travel activities for girls. Plus, registration forms to rent Lakes and Pines camps for your next troop or service unit event and more... Scheduled for publication on our website in mid-late August.  


Volunteer Essentials: the "go to" publication for all things Girl Scouting for volunteers. This year we're integrating into our training program for new volunteers!


Connections newsletter: back to troop news and updates for Girl Scout families. Scheduled for print publication in August.  


Fall recruitment: When a girl says, "I can't wait to," you know that what's coming next is something she's excited about. Whether she's talking about tomorrow's field trip or the big game next Saturday, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of childhood. This year's recruitment campaign theme for girls K-5 is "I can't wait to..."


Thanks for letting me share my summer projects with you. Let me know what you're working on this summer. How's it going? Anything to share with your Girl Scout sisters?  




Regional Blogs

Check out our blogs for updates from regional staff teams. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.  


Region 1 Bemidji / Virginia offices      

Duluth Huskies Girl Scout and Boy Scout Night
K-12  |  August 3-4  |  Wade Stadium, Duluth, MN  $10 person, order deadline 9 am July 26, 2013 at www.vac-bsa.org
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines and Voyageurs Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have teamed up with the Duluth Huskies baseball team to present Scout Night
with the Huskies! Girl Scouts and their families (or troop or group) are invited to watch the Huskies play the Alexandria Blue Honkers then head to the field after the game for a campout. More...        


Region 2 Duluth Regional Center


Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices  

Girl Scout Summer Fun!
Join local Girl Scouts for some fun in the sun this summer! We will go swimming, learn about bugs and visit the zoo! Each Session will be held at a different location with our final session in St. Paul. Girls will also plan part of our last session-they will be in charge of deciding how we will spend the day. At every session, snack will be provided. Each girl will receive a patch and get to see what being a Girl Scout is really like!


Girl Scouts! Bring a non-registered Girl Scout friend and receive $5 off of your total fee! More... 

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices


Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

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Volunteer Opportunity
In The Shop
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Work with Girl Scouts

Corporate & Foundations Specialist

responsible for the research, writing, and tracking of funding proposals designed to generate revenue, meet all council funding goals, while building and maintaining successful partnerships with businesses, corporations, foundations, government institutions, United Ways, and Girl Scouts of the USA; and providing support to the council's overall fundraising program.  Responsible to meet the council funding goals. The Corporate and Foundation Specialist works collaboratively with regional team(s) to promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to grow and sustain membership.



Volunteer Opportunity

Girl Scout Week at Casa Guadalupe Camp- Cold Spring, MN   |  Adults or Program Aides  |  July 29-Aug 1  |  12:30-3:30pm

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate activities, supervise youth, and create a positive environment for learning! The programming will focus on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas. Come help for the day, or all week!

For more information on how to get involved: Contact Leah Voss- Volunteer Specialist | lvoss@gslakesandpines.org  |  320-247-4565



In the Shop
New for future Girl Scouts!
Future Girl Scouts  
Cuddly and soft and pink for your little Girl-Scout-to-be!
  • Bib, 7.50
  • Onesie, 12.00
  • Toddler T-shirt, 12.00

Call or visit Lakes & Pines Girl Scout shops or shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.


Summer Clearance continues through July 22nd!


GSMWLP specials at our Waite Park and Duluth council shops include:

Adora Girl Scout dolls, 18" - now 56.00, regular 70.00 - limited to supply on hand

  • Daisy Chloe (blonde), Daisy Abigail (brunette), Daisy Lily (black hair)
  • Brownie Abigail (brunette)                                                  
  • Junior Chloe (blonde), Junior Abigail (brunette), Junior Lily (black hair)

Cookie Shoelaces with Cookie Charms - now 6.99, regular 10.00

LOVE Cookies Magnet, 5�"x5" - now 2.99, regular 4.50

Trefoil Accessory Bag - now 7.50, regular 10.00

Music for girls by Teresa, choice of 2 CD's - now 9.99, regular 18.00


Check out the bargains at www.girlscoutshop.com! Save 25-50% on selected items.




Explore your world ...

Come to camp!

Make camp a special part of your summer!

We still have a few spaces at camp!  

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Contact us

Our phone system can now 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


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  Waite Park 320 253-9403

  Duluth 218 726-4715  

  All other offices 866 295-3820


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