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April 15, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,


Our hearts are broken for those affected by the tragedy in Boston yesterday. Girl Scouts everywhere mourn with all of America.

This morning there was an article in the Washington Post with tips for talking to children about tragedy. Parents may find this useful. Adult volunteers please get permission from parents before discussing sensitive topics like this in your troop meeting (see Volunteer Essentials, page 41).  


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 

Region 2  Duluth Regional Center   

Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices


Adult Volunteer Retreat 
SU 16 invites any adult volunteer to join them at Shingobee Timbers for a retreat!  They have space for 40! See the link for details and registration form: http://gslakesandpines.org/files/3873.pdf 
Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices

The Daisy Petal Power program is a special four month summer mail program designed for girls entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in the Fall of 2013.  Girls receive one packet per month, May - August, full of activities to do at home along with "get to know Girl Scouts" material for their family.

Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

Girl Scout Night with the MN Lynx 
Come out to the Target Center on June 1 for the 7pm game vs. the Connecticut Sun. Click here for ticket information! 

April 15  |  College of St. Benedict
The fashion show will demonstrate the career opportunities in the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Management Fields.
 New additions to the Girl Scout Health Fair!
Sessions are being finalized for the upcoming Girl Scout Health Fair! Yoga and Self-Defense are the newest ones confirmed - and good news for you that there's still time to register! Check out the flyer here  for more info.



There's still time to ... Add a friend 

Every girl who participates in our Add a friend campaign gets a patch ... one lucky girl will get $25 off Shop merchandise, program or camp registration (Day Camp excluded). Check it out

From the community:  

American Indian Scouting Association  

55th Annual Seminar   

Riverton, WY  |  July 20-24, 2013

Program Highlights include:

Parade of Traditional Clothing, Native Legends and Storytelling, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho History, Friendship and Sharing, Beading, Social Gatherings, Informative Cultural Awareness Courses, Scout Training Courses, Local Languages, Cook Out, and much more! Click here for registration information!    

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New Girl Scout Fun Patches for Spring!
2013 Spring Fun Patch cover

New fun patch titles include: Future Girl Scout, Girl Scouts Rock!, Girls Can Do Anything, Daisy Days, Awesome Dad, Amusement Park Visit, and many more. $1.25 - 2.00. Page through our Spring Fun Patch Catalog. Selected patches on hand; all available by special order. Please allow two weeks.


Cookie Dough earned in 2012 expires April 30, 2013!

Don't delay! We will do our best to respond to all customer inquiries received by 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. E-mailing/faxing a shop order or leaving a phone message after the close of business does not qualify as having submitted payment. Cookie dough will be honored for late shop orders and program/camp registrations only if it is postmarked by April 30th. Lakes & Pines cookie dough is specific to our council and cannot be redeemed online at www.girlscoutshop.com.


April E-Shopper for Girl Scout Volunteers

Check out our new virtual  Spring Catalog!


Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30.

2 weeks + 1 day




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


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400 2 Ave S / Waite Park, Minnesota 56387 / 800-955-6032