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April 22, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,

Today Girl Scouts honor adult volunteers who help them build courage, confidence, and character in Girl Scouting. 


In their troop meetings, girls are encouraged to present  handmade expressions of their appreciation and say thank you. In addition, with the help of Amanda Unger, a cadette from Baxter, MN, a card has been sent to all adult volunteers with a vinyl window cling, "Girl Scout Volunteers Rock. " Staff are hosting recognition celebrations for volunteers.   


Date: April 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

At: Central Lakes College Cafeteria, Brainerd

Date: April 27, 12-1 p.m.

At: Rasmussen College, St. Cloud


Date: April 29, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

At: Jeanette Pollay Cabin, Duluth


(Volunteers, please RSVP.) 


Volunteers make the Girl Scout leadership experience happen. Please join me in thanking all Girl Scout volunteers today ... and every day.  



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  

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal Update

Lakes and Pines Girl Scouts in 9th through 12 grades who are interested in pursuing the Girl Scout Gold Award - along with adults supporting those girls - are invited to register for one of our monthly Gold Award Conference Calls  


Membership Dues Increase

Effective for the 2013-14 membership year, Girl Scouts of the USA annual membership dues are increasing to $15.00.  The last dues increase was in 2009.  At $15.00, membership remains a great value.


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! 


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

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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
Girls Can Do Anything!
Girls Can Do Anything Patch

Believe it and show it with Girl Scout gear from Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops! New "Girls Can Do Anything" merchandise includes: t-shirts for girls and adults 16.00-22.00, car magnet, 6.00; iPad cover, 20.00; charm, 6.25; patch, 3.00; and pencil, .60. 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 30. 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.

8 days! 




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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 M-F  |  8:30-5:30




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