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September 9, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family 


I just got back from Our World, Our Family, Lakes and Pines' largest program event of the year, and to be honest, I'm just glowing about being a Girl Scout.  Here are some of my personal leadership reflections on the event ...  

  1. 1,000 people raising their hands and saying the Girl Scout Promise and Law together is a great reminder of how many lives are touched in Girl Scouting.  
  2. Everybody needs a "spare mustache" now and again. I was seating people for dinner and a sweet, sweet girl -- seeing I was sweating, no doubt, tucked a  SWAP into my hand. It was a "spare moustache" tattoo in a bag with a pin. It stopped me from being so serious and reminded me to enjoy the moment. I've looked at it several times since then and gotten the same smile.    
  3. I'm super proud of our girls. A girl was partway to the first platform on the high ropes when I walked over to observe. Her mom was videotaping and I whispered, "Is this her first time?" Mom nodded. I watched as the girl worked her way to the platform where she let out a sigh of relief. She promptly got nervous about stepping onto the rope. With encouragement, she worked through the challenge. When she finally stepped onto the rope, my eyes welled with tears and my heart swelled with pride. One of the Camp Lake Hubert staff  whispered, "What's her name?" I shrugged and turned to ask her mom. (If you're reading this, Hi, Katelynn). 

Please extend my thanks to the girls for inspiring us all and thanks to the adults who made Our World, Our Family so much fun!  I look forward to seeing you throughout the year! 




p.s. Remember to keep the fun coming! The Girl Scout membership year is coming to a close at the end of this month. Please re-register today!

Fall Product Sale
Is your troop ready?

Lakes and Pines 2013 Fall Sale kicks off on October 1 with the email portion, while in person order taking begins on Saturday, October 5, is your troop ready? The Product Sales Team will be offering phone training on Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. for anyone who missed out on the in person trainings. Contact your Product Sales Specialist to "sign up". Community Product Sales Managers sale materials - girl packets and special print - arrived here last week. If yours hasn't arrived yet, please let us know.  


Cookie Program:

The Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread sample cookies arrived on September 5! Each troop will receive a sample package - regardless of the troop's participation in the pilot program. Please visit our Gluten Free webpage for more information; it's not too late to participate in the pilot, sign up today!  


Community Product Sales Managers...It's that time of year again, are you able to hold this position again for the 2014 Cookie Program? If you haven't held the position before and you are interested in learning what's involved, please contact your Product Sales & Finance Specialist. We need to forward contact information to our baker by September 25.



In the Shop
Price Rollback on Girl Scout Volunteer Resources!  

Adult facilitator sets for all 18 grade-level Leadership Journeys are now reduced to $11.50 (reg $15). Facilitator guides give volunteers meeting outlines, supply lists, and most importantly - suggested activities that bring Journeys to life for girls. A Leadership Journey is so much more than sitting down and reading a book. Save yourself time and energy! Get the guide that lays out plans and sessions for you. Even includes how to involve girls in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience so our program is truly girl-led. Sets include one girl Journey book and one adult guide. Only $11.50!


Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.




In This Issue
Fall Product Sale Training
In The Shop
Volunteer Training
Contact us
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!
  Coleraine  |  Oct 19, 2013 Save the Date!

Meeting and Training 

10 am - 4 pm  l  Saturday, October 19, 2013

Coleraine Public Library

Registration will open on Sept 13 & close Oct 9

Minimum - 20

Luncheon, Food & Beverages & Fun provided! No cost to you--

Your input is valued!  We will provide opportunities to discuss and to learn. More...

Region 2 Important Volunteer Dates

Sept. through Dec. 2013

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



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Our phone system can transfer you to any office. 


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  Duluth   218 726-4710


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  Bemidji   218 751-4886

  Brainerd   218 828-3515

  Mora   320 679-6807  

  Virginia   218 263-1596

  Willmar   320 235-2125


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Duluth 218 726-4715  

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