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October 21, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family  


We hope you check out our Program Events & Activities Guide for a list of exciting (and educational) choices coming up just for you!  We've got a little incentive package going for people who register now ...

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines will be giving away family 4-packs of tickets to
Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure coming up at the Xcel Energy Center December 13-15. To be eligible for the drawing, girls must be current registered Girl Scouts for the 2013-2014 year, and sign-up for any council event or trip listed in our Program Events and Activities Guide. Does not apply to girls already registered for events/trips, and excludes programs on the go. Registration forms must be received by November 22, 2013. Drawing will take place on 11/25, winners will be notified via email.

We've got lots more exciting announcements coming up over the next few weeks so stay tuned ... and please, if you are having fun in Girl Scouts, tell your friends. If you're not, let us know what we can do to help!


Have a GREAT week, Girl Scouts! 







We announced in July that our council will be partnering with ABC Bakers in a pilot of a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie. At that time we asked troops to commit to case orders for this opportunity. The response was great. However, we are hearing from some folks who missed out on the initial announcement and we want everyone to know about this exciting news!


In late September the council placed its order for our only order of Gluten Free cookies - that's right, we will not be able to get more once they are gone. Good news, we ordered a few extra cases (beyond what troops have agreed to sell) which means we have a few cases for your troop, if you are interested and meet the criteria.


How can your troop participate? That's easy, send an email to Jess Hoffmann at jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org. We'll get some basic information, see if you meet the criteria, and then we'll let you know. For more information on the pilot cookie, councils who are involved in the pilot and product ingredients please visit http://www.abcsmartcookies.com/GF-cookie-councils  


The Gluten Free cookies will arrive with our traditional cookies in early February at your community delivery site. Cookie sales begin on February 8, 2014. Due to the increased cost of this product we are retailing the Gluten Free cookies at $5.00/package (all of the other eight varieties will remain at $4.00/package). Troops will earn $5.00 in Cookie Dough for each case, and $.75 per package in proceeds. As this is a pilot program, girls will not earn recognitions for this pilot cookie.



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.



In the Shop
Happy Birthday, Juliette Low! 

Girl Scouting's founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was born Oct. 31, 1860. Girl Scouts remember her birthday with a variety of celebrations and service projects. Choose from two fun patches to commemorate your event, or give our beautiful Juliette ornament as a gift to Girl Scout friend or yourself! Girls may also be interested in earning the Juliette Heritage council program patch. Click here for requirements.

  • Sew-on fun patch (left), 1.25
  • Iron-on fun patch, 2.00
  • GSMWLP Juliette Heritage patch, 1.50
  • Photo ornament (right), SALE 11.99 - reg. 25.00


Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Check out Fall Girl Scout Fun Patches.

Get started with our Great Start Set - for girls!

Get started with our Volunteer Resource Pack - for adults!

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.




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.]



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In This Issue
Gluten Free Cookie
Girl Scouts in Action
In The Shop
Misfit Sock March
Have You Heard the News?
Volunteer Training
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Volunteer Updates

Volunteer Training 
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learning sessions are designed to enhance your leadership experience and support your role as a volunteer. Sign up today!

Region 2  

3rd Annual Fall Workshop for Adult Girl Scout Volunteers
Jeanette Pollay Cabin 
3702 Jean Duluth Road, at the end of Evergreen Drive 
Duluth, MN 55804 
November 2, 2013  |  9:30am - 3:00pm 
Stay for the morning or all day and build your network of Girl Scout Friends and Mentors more...

Girls Night Out  |  World of Wheels
Superior, WI
November 16  |  7:00pm - November 17  |  7:00am

Grades: 4-12 *Daisy through 3rd Grade Girl Scouts are invited to join the event on November 16. They are invited to join from 7:00-10:00pm, the cost is $8.00 for girls and adults.

Shake things up by heading to a Girls Night Out filled with roller skating, dance music, games, and silliness to last the whole night through.

Cost: $30 girl | $20 skating adult | $5 observing adult 

Gluten Free Cookie Samples!
Get your Troop's sample of our new Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies!
The new cookie allows Celiac Disease sufferers and those avoiding gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them.
Stop by the Duluth Office to pick up your troop's sample pouch today! More...

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 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,


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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  Willmar   320 235-2125


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