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October 14, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family  


Going places with Girl Scouts.  


There's one more week of the Fall Product Sale.  Here's hoping your special girls are enjoying running their own business!  As a staff member, it's such a delight to watch the girls grow and learn over the years.  


I've known Rachel since she was in kindergarten. I was surprised when she stopped in to take my order how TALL she'd gotten over the past year! She smiled politely and nodded at my "you're so tall" comment and handed me the order card.  


"I'll take Chocolate Covered Raisins to tuck in with my mom's gift, Gummie Berries for my kids - yes, they need their own, and Mint Penguins to keep on hand- just in case..."  I told her as I worked to get my green ink in the boxes.  


Before she left, I asked Rachel what her troop was going to do with their proceeds this year. I loved hearing that with my support Rachel is earning her way on one of Lakes and Pines' educational trips, likely Chicago. 


It's so fantastic to be a part of helping women develop business and life skills as part of the product sales programs ... and to see them doing their part to "earn their way" toward programming. It just makes me feel good all over.  


A special thank you to our Product Sales volunteers who provide the support to make this program amazing.  



P.s. If your Girl Scout is interested in going places with Girl Scouts, check out our 2013-14 program guide!

Inspire girls around the nation!

This just in! QSP invites girls to be part of their Girl Scouts' Be a Reader poster which will be shared around the nation. If you know a girl who would like to be considered for participation, complete the application and send to Vickie Strobel at the Girl Scouts' Waite Park office by Friday, October 18. Sorry, no late submissions can be accepted.



The Misfit Sock March

We are all different, but sometimes our differences can make us feel like we don't fit in or don't m

atter, especially when we are bullied because of those differences. Join the Million Misfit Sock March to inspire millions to embrace their inner misfit and wear their misfit socks on Friday, October 25.  


Tell your friends, family, classroom, church, and community and take the pledge to participate. Post your pictures on your wall and share freely!


[Thanks to Terry Swanson for sharing this idea! Visit http://misfitsockmarch.wix.com/misfit-sock-march for more info.]



In the Shop
Put Girl Scout books in the hands of every girl!

 Leadership Journey books and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting convey the "Girl Scout Leadership Experience."

  • Girls love the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting! It's written for girls - not adults. It's colorful and fun.
  • Girls deserve their own books. Ownership and benefit from the program increase when girls have their own books.
  • Girls can earn badges and awards on their own or with their families by following directions from the books. Girls learn to lead by doing!
  • Books are memory-keepers with spaces for girls to journal, scrapbook, log their own ideas and accomplishments. They become genuine keepsakes.
  • Girls learn Girl Scout traditions and history. They know they belong to a big sisterhood of girls and women who are changing the world!
  • A girl develops a strong, personal connection to Girl Scouting through her own books.

Buy your Girl Scout books at Lakes & Pines council shops in Waite Park and Duluth!


Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Get started with our Great Start Set - for girls!

Get started with our Volunteer Resource Pack - for adults!

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.




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Girl Scouts in Action

Girl Scouts in ACTION is another a great option for girls who may not be able to commit to a full troop year or where there are no troop openings in her community. She can continue her Girl Scout experience when the series is over by attending other Girl Scout programs and events as well as attending camp. Girls who are currently involved in a troop can participate in a series, too! 

Are you interested in volunteering to bring a Girl Scouts in ACTION series to your community? Council staff are here to assist you by providing curriculum, supplies, marketing, scholarships for girls, and training. please contact us today for more information or visit the Series page of our website to learn about our current series locations.



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Inspire Girls Around the Nation
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In The Shop
Have You Heard the News?
Girl Scouts in Action
Volunteer Training
National Delegate Application
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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!

Region 2  

The SHARE Drive!

Oct 26  |   2 hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Who: Everyone!
What better way to spend a Saturday than giving back to your community through service?!
Collect food donations at all of the local grocery stores. More...

April 13  |  2pm  |  AMSOIL
Exclusive Girl Scout Discount Offer ~ Save up to $11.00 per ticket!More...   
UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour
Feb. 9  |  3:07pm  |  AMSOIL Arena

The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is proud to welcome area Girl Scouts to be part of the 4th Annual "Girl Scout Day with the Bulldogs". More...



Region 3

Region 1 Meeting and Learning Sessions 

10 am - 4 pm  l  Oct 19, 2013

Coleraine Public Library, 203 Cole Street, Coleraine  

Register by Oct 9, Minimum - 20  l  Luncheon, Food & Beverages & Fun provided


One woman. One kayak. 1007 lakes. Mary, the Kayak Lady, challenges us to "get inspired to follow your dreams. Start your own 101 List of the things you want to do before you die. Hear about Goldie, who at age 80, began her bucket list and has successfully accomplished 70% of her goals. If she can do it, so can you!" More...   



Region 4

Girl Scout Diva for a Day

Nov 9  |  Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN

1pm-5pm  |  Grades K-3

Cost: $15 girl/$5 adult 

Calling all divas to an exciting Girl Scout glam event! Bring your favorite party dress to change into and spend the day getting ready for a one-of-a-kind dance party. Create your own decorated mask, have your hair styled and nails polished to perfection, and make your own body glitter to bring home, while completing portions of the Dancer and My Best Self Badges. Then, be ready to sparkle on the dance floor!


Cost includes activity supplies, snack and patch.



Regional calendar with important dates!

Two important dates coming up to put on your calendars! The next regional meeting is scheduled for
November 19, 2013. For the core members of the Service Unit team and any troop leaders that are interested in getting more involved within their Service Unit.

Second, we have our annual
Training Date scheduled for
December 7, 2013. This day will be divided up into the Cookie Sale training and other training sessions offered for ALL Girl Scout volunteers.

Disney On Ice - Girl Scout offer
Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure is coming to the Xcel Energy Center the weekend of December 12. They are once again offering a special just for Girl Scouts! Check out the flyer here to order tickets,

Volunteer Opportunity

Kids and Parent Expo

River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud  |  October 19


Seeking Adults/Troops/Girls  


The Kids' and Parents Expo is right around the corner!  The Girl Scout booth will be featured at this event!  We are looking for girls, troops, and adults to help with the activity stations!  Stations will include a Fishing Pond where participants will win prizes, a photo op station where girls can get their picture taken, and a Campfire and Songs station, where we would love Girl Scouts to sing songs!  If you can come for the day, or just for a short 1 hour shift we would love to have you be a part of this exciting event! 


If you, your troop, or your girl is interested in volunteering for the day or for a shift, please contact Leah Voss



Important Volunteer Dates

Sept. through Dec. 2013

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



National Delegate Application 


It's time to elect our National Delegates for the 2014 Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah,  October 16-19, 2014.


Visit the  National Convention page on our website if you are interested in serving as a National Delegate.  


Applications are due October 18, 2013.   



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