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July 8, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,
A couple of weeks ago I went to the BWCA Wilderness for a week with two women friends. This is the fifth annual trip for me.

One of the neat things about camping -- and especially wilderness canoe tripping --  is  creative problem-solving without a superstore nearby. For instance, when one person's sleeping mat goes flat on the second night of the trip, what do you do: a. turn around, b. take turns sleeping on the flat mat, or c. other? Our group decided c... turn the mats sideways. Everybody slept with mat under head and torso (the two areas you need it the most, trust me). 

We overcame other challenges together, some rather large (like getting a 3 person canoe with gear across a beaver dam) and others rather small (like where to set up the rain fly "just in case").

Being in the outdoors can be a life-changing experience. I encourage everyone to take time to spend time outdoors this summer! There's still time to come to Girl Scouts' Resident Camp, Troop Camp, or BWCA Wilderness Canoe Tripping.

Thank you for being a part of our Girl Scout family!




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


Healthy Kids Day!

Sartell, MN  |  July 16  |  1-6 pm  |  FREE

161 19 St S, Suite 101

Totally FREE, Totally COOL Healthy Kids Day!

Vision and scoliosis screenings, dental information, fitness challenges, karate demonstrations, NuVal/Blend nutrition information, fingerprinting by the Sartell Police Dept., a fire truck to explore from the Sartell Fire Department, inflatables, Healthy PIZZA from Flying Pig Pizza, snacks....all kinds of fun! Call 257-0360 for details.


In This Issue
Camp Care Day
Volunteer Request
Contact us
Help ABC Bakers provide the resources we need


GSMWLP have been selected by ABC Bakers - the company who bakes our Girl Scout Cookies - review their website. 


They are looking to get feedback from a minimum of 100 respondents per test linked below. This test will only be open the week of July 8.    


These tests should only take a couple of minutes to do and the results will help ABC Bakers to improve their services for us during the 2014 Cookie Sale! 


  1. Mockup Version 1 homepage, multi-click test: http://verifyapp.com/u/39663
  2. Mockup Version 2 homepage, multi-click test: http://verifyapp.com/u/39664
  3. REPEAT: Mockup Version 1 vs Mockup Version 2 homepage preference: http://verifyapp.com/p/396  
In the Shop
Summer Clearance!
6 Adora Dolls

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

Sale runs through July 22. 


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




Explore your world ...

Come to camp!

Make camp a special part of your summer!

We still have a few spaces at camp!  

Sign up today!



Volunteer Request
The St. Cloud YMCA is hosting USAC Finals on July 13 & 14 at SJU, and they are in need of volunteers for all 4 sessions. Girl Scout volunteers would assist with stop watch timing of races. Length of shift approximately 4 hours--morning or afternoon.

Any help we would be appreciated, as  approximately 40 volunteers are needed per session. Contact Evan, Head Swim Coach at the YMCA.


Call 320.253.2664, or  

email swimteam@scymca.org 




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


Toll Free

Please help us keep our phone costs down by using the toll free number only when needed, 800 955-6032.



General inquiries 



  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



Summer Hours Now through August 30

Shop and Office Hours

M-Thurs  |  8:30-5:30

Friday  |  8:30-12:30



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