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October 28, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family  


When I was a kid, hanging out at the roller skating rink was "the thing" to do on Saturday night. We would time our feet and hips to the beat of "Dancing Queen" while the disco ball flashed brilliant colors around the room.  Fun times...it makes me smile that another generation is getting introduced to this fun, healthy activity.

On November 16, just a couple of weeks away, Girl Scouts is kicking off our first Girls Night Out program in Superior, Wisconsin. It's being held at World of Wheels in Duluth and includes a roller derby presentation by the Harbor City Roller Dames (an all female roller derby club), plus dance music, games, a craft, and roller skating into the wee hours.
(I wonder if they still play "Dancing Queen"?)

There's a "sneak peek" evening program for girls in grades K-3 for only $8. Grades 4-12 costs $30 (and includes the overnight).

Check out all 5 Girls Night Out events and the different activities for each in our Program Events and Activities Guide on our website.  You'll also get to view the other activity choices happening around the council.  






Gluten Free Cookie Pilot  


Would you like to be part of our exclusive opportunity to sell the Girl Scouts' Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies?   


Because this is a pilot program, participation and sales are a little different than the rest of the Girl Scout Cookie lineup. If your troop wants to offer these cookies, you must apply now.  


Contact Jess Hoffmann for details or to apply today.  



Girl Scouts in Action

Girl Scouts in ACTION is another a great option for girls who may not be able to commit to a full troop year or where there are no troop openings in her community. She can continue her Girl Scout experience when the series is over by attending other Girl Scout programs and events as well as attending camp. Girls who are currently involved in a troop can participate in a series, too! 

Are you interested in volunteering to bring a Girl Scouts in ACTION series to your community? Council staff are here to assist you by providing curriculum, supplies, marketing, scholarships for girls, and training. please contact us today for more information or visit the Series page of our website to learn about our current series locations.



In the Shop
Big Savings on Girl Scout Resources! 
We're rolling back prices on the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for all six grade levels and Adult Journey Facilitator Sets effective Monday, Oct. 28. Save 25%! Girl's Guides now $16.87, and Adult Journey Facilitator Sets now $11.25! These resources bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life and build girls or courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Comparable savings on Volunteer Resource Pack and Great Start Sets with Girl's Guides. Every Girl Scout wants and deserves her own Girl's Guide! Sorry - no adjustments on purchases made prior to Oct. 28.


Save the date! Nov. 23, Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together!

Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.



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In This Issue
Gluten Free Cookie
Girl Scouts in Action
In The Shop
Have You Heard the News?
Contact us
Volunteer Training
Volunteer Updates

Volunteer Training 
Our volunteer
learning sessions are designed to enhance your leadership experience and support your role as a volunteer. Sign up today!

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Sanford Event Center

Bemidji January 8, 2014  


University of Minnesota-Morris January 10, 2014


Halenbeck Hall, St. Cloud, MN  

April 11, 2014


Amsoil Arena 

Duluth April 13, 2014   

(details pending, or call Toll free: 800-641-4667 X 146)

Exclusive Girl Scout Discount
Offer ~ Save up to $11.00 per

Purchase a Magic Pass with your game ticket and spend time on the court with the Globetrotters - shooting,
trying our ball tricks, autographs
and photos!

To order tickets contact Cole Schlesinger:

Toll free: 800-641-4667 X146
Direct: 602-707-7035
Fax: 602-258-5925
Or email your order to:

See if your Troop qualifies for interactive packages (minimum
ticket requirement applies -
Contact Cole for more information).

Deadline to order tickets:  

Friday, April 11th


Win FREE tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters performance compliments of GSMWLP and the Harlem Globetrotters.  


Are you a Girl Scout who likes to be on the go? Sign up for any dated activity advertised in our 2013-14 Leadership Program and Events Activity Guide between October 28-November 22 and you can register to win a family 4-pack of FREE Tickets to the Harlem  



Enter to win:

Sign up for any of the great program events or activities in the 2013-14 GSMWLP Leadership Program and Events Activity guide Let us know which Globetrotters show you're interested in by completing the online registration form below. One entry per girl program
Hurry! Contest closes
November 22, 2013.

Region 2  

April 13  |  2pm  |  AMSOIL
Exclusive Girl Scout Discount Offer ~ Save up to $11.00 per ticket!More...   
UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour
Feb. 9  |  3:07pm  |  AMSOIL Arena

The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is proud to welcome area Girl Scouts to be part of the 4th Annual "Girl Scout Day with the Bulldogs". More...



Region 4

Girl Scout Diva for a Day

Nov 9  |  Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN

1pm-5pm  |  Grades K-3

Cost: $15 girl/$5 adult 

Calling all divas to an exciting Girl Scout glam event! Bring your favorite party dress to change into and spend the day getting ready for a one-of-a-kind dance party. Create your own decorated mask, have your hair styled and nails polished to perfection, and make your own body glitter to bring home, while completing portions of the Dancer and My Best Self Badges. Then, be ready to sparkle on the dance floor!


Cost includes activity supplies, snack and patch.



Regional calendar with important dates!

Girl/Troop Opportunity
Work towards earning the "Support from the Heart Badge"  |  November 3  |  VFW 428 in St Cloud- downstairs
Girls will learn how to fold the American flag and the meaning of each fold. Solders will be sharing their experiences in the Military. For more information on the Support from the Heart Badge- go to: http://gslakesandpines.org/files/1144.pdf



For more information or to RSVP contact- Leah Voss

320-247-4565 or lvoss@gslakesandpines.org



FUN Service Opportunity

Veterans Day Parade 

St. Cloud VA Medical Center- Veterans Drive  |  St. Cloud, MN

All Grades  |  Nov 10, 2013 | Line-up Noon  |  Parade 1 pm


Come show your support for Veterans in the St. Cloud area by walking in the Veterans Day Parade! Your Troop and Girl Scout Families have  the opportunity to walk in the Veterans Day Parade and represent soldiers from St. Cloud who are currently serving around the globe.


Wear GS sashes and insignia to represent Girl Scouts and Dress appropriately for the weather.  This parade happens rain, shine, snow or wind. Parents/leaders should plan to occupy their girls while waiting for the parade to begin.


Soldier's names are available by request for girls to include on posters. Please contact the Girl Scout Interns for names and/or questions. | 320-252-2952 | Intern01@gslakesandpines.org 



Region 5--upcoming dates to remember!
Two important dates coming up to put on your calendars! The next regional meeting is scheduled for
November 19, 2013. For the core members of the Service Unit team and any troop leaders that are interested in getting more involved within their Service Unit.

Second, we have our annual
Training Date scheduled for
December 7, 2013. This day will be divided up into the Cookie Sale training and other training sessions offered for ALL Girl Scout volunteers.

Disney On Ice - Girl Scout offer
Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure is coming to the Xcel Energy Center the weekend of December 12. They are once again offering a special just for Girl Scouts! Check out the flyer here to order tickets,

Important Volunteer Dates

Sept. through Dec. 2013

Region 2 volunteers, mark down these important dates in your calendar for future reference!



Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
400 2 Ave S / Waite Park, Minnesota 56387 / 800-955-6032