April 29, 2013
Dear Girl Scout Family,
The Brownie Smile Song
"I've got something in my pocket, it belongs across my face,
I keep it very close to me in a most convenient place.
I'm sure you couldn't guess it if you guessed a long, long while,
So I'll take it out, and put it on, it's my great big Brownie Smile."
I don't know about you but when I hear that song I smile ... and think to the excitement of being a Girl Scout Brownie. Brownies love hanging out with their friends, doing service to the community, and every project they do makes their eyes sparkle.
That excitement was certainly the spirit I felt when I talked with our Top Cookie Seller, Audrey, this week. Audrey got a bit of a shy smile when she told me she sold 1,500 packages. She wasn't shy about her strategy or sharing tips for other Cookie Sellers. Read an interview with Audrey & her mom Nancy ...
I saw the dancing eyes in many adults this week as I attended the Volunteer Recognition Celebrations in Brainerd and St. Cloud. It made my eyes misty more than once! So many amazing volunteers sharing their time and talent with Girl Scouts. Three cheers for our adult volunteers! Hip ... Hip...
There's really no doubt about it, Girl Scout Volunteers ROCK! That's the theme for our Volunteer Recognition Campaign as established by Girl Scout Cadette Amanda from Baxter (who I also got to meet this week!). Today, Jackie, from Duluth won our prize package for submitting a photo showing us how she's using her vinyl window cling. We will be choosing winners each week throughout the month of May. Volunteers check your Leader's Day card for details. Feel free to contact me
May every single day of your week make you feel as excited about Girl Scouting as a second grade Brownie! Have a great week, Girl Scouts!
Check out our blogs for updates from regional staff teams. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.
Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia offices
Petal Power is a special four-month summer mail program designed for girls entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2013. The cost is $30.00. The fee includes four months of Girl Scout programming by postal mail, GSUSA membership/activity insurance through September 30, 2013 and from October 1 through September 30, 2014, free admission to the Petal Power Party plus a Girl Scout Daisy fun patch. Need more information? Contact the Petal Power Hotline at 800-955-6032.
Region 2 Duluth Regional Center
Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices
Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center
Girl Scout Night with the MN Lynx
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
Work With Us
Work at camp and make a difference in a girl's life.
Summer camp is the kind of work where you give your all every day, learn about yourself, and have the opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of girls.
Seasonal positions for each camp are available, as well as the
Camp Maintenance Worker. The position descriptions are listed on our website.
|In the Shop
girlsports Gear for Active Girl Scouts!
Stay fit and look great with our girlsports accessories:
Duffle bag, 16.00
Water bottle, 6.00
Fun patch, 1.25
Many items currently on hand in our shops; 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!
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
Please help us keep our phone costs down by using the toll free number only when needed, 800 955-6032.
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
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