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November 4, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family  


This past weekend my daughter came home from college to help me work on a special project for Girl Scouts. While our hands kept busy, we chatted about Girl Scout memories. There was the time we were doing our Adopt a Highway project in the rain, moving cases of cookies on the dolly (and getting a "ride" back), and silly camp songs. Of all the things I love about being a Girl Scout, special family times are the dearest to my heart.  It makes me so happy that even though my daughter is grown our Girl Scout fun times continue.

I sincerely hope you are building your own cache of wonderful memories in Girl Scouts. If you're willing to share a  special moment, please post to our Facebook page, Leadership Stories Blog, or just reply to this e-mail.

Today we open the first of our summer camp sessions: Family Camp, She & I, and He & I. We chose to open the camp season early for families (and grandparents)  who may want to give the gift of time together in the outdoors this summer. We are offering a FREE commemorative ornament who register (supplies limited). We will also be offering a FREE t-shirt for girls who participate in early bird registration.

Troop Camp, Resident Camp, and Wilderness Canoe Trip sessions which will be available in early January. If you would like to gift a Gift Certificate, let us know.

Three cheers for great Girl Scout (family) memories: Hip, Hip ... !




Give to the Max Day!

What if you could help Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines win $1,000 just by giving 10 bucks? Well you can THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 14 - by taking part in the Great Minnesota Give Together - Give to the Max Day! - a day to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in the state of Minnesota!


As a member of our Girl Scout Family, you know the positive impact Girl Scouting has on girls' lives. Through our diverse Girl Scout programming, girls gain important leadership skills and self-confidence. We hope you feel inspired by all the amazing experience your Girl Scout has taken part in during her journey to build leadership skills through courage, confidence, and character! Click here to learn more about the differences our Girl Scouts are making in your community! 


Worried You'll Forget?! Click Here to SCHEDULE a Donation for November 14 and make a promise to girls, so every girl in this generation-wherever she lives and whatever challenges face her-will reach her fullest potential.




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
Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together! 

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Waite Park & Duluth Girl Scout Shops

Love to shop? Love to camp? This is the place for you! Join us Saturday morning, Nov. 23, for a shopping and camping get-together "open house." Girls can visit with camp staff about what's exciting for summer 2014 and memories from their past, make s'mores, laugh and sing camp songs while family members shop for Girl Scout gifts. Kick-off your holiday season with us. Check out our holiday specials! 


Enter our great door prize drawings for an Adora Girl Scout doll wardrobe or Girl Scout Adora doll. Two prizes to be awarded at each shop. One entry per person Saturday, Nov. 23. One entry allowed for mail and phone orders received Friday, Nov. 22.


Prices rolled back!

Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

- now $16.87, was $22.50Adult Journey Facilitator Sets - now $11.25, was $15.00


Save the date! Nov. 23, Holiday Shop & Camp Get-Together!


Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.



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  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


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In This Issue
Gluten Free Cookie
Girl Scouts in Action
In The Shop
Have You Heard the News?
Contact us
Volunteer Training
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Harlem Globetrotters
Exclusive Girl Scout Discount PLUS! You could win FREE ticketsto a Harlem Globetrotters performance with our DOUBLE DRIBBLE Contest offer Learn more... .

Region 2   

UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour
Feb. 9  |  3:07pm  |  AMSOIL Are

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 

Were you hoping to register & didn't get a chance? Contact Nikki.  


Regional calendar with important dates!

FUN Service Opportunity

Veterans Day Parade 

St. Cloud VA Medical Center- Veterans Drive  |  St. Cloud, MN

All Grades  |  Nov 10, 2013 | Line-up Noon  |  Parade 1 pm


Come show your support for Veterans in the St. Cloud area by walking in the Veterans Day Parade! Your Troop and Girl Scout Families have  the opportunity to walk in the Veterans Day Parade and represent soldiers from St. Cloud who are currently serving around the globe.


Wear GS sashes and insignia to represent Girl Scouts and Dress appropriately for the weather.  This parade happens rain, shine, snow or wind. Parents/leaders should plan to occupy their girls while waiting for the parade to begin.


Soldier's names are available by request for girls to include on posters. Please contact the Girl Scout Interns for names and/or questions. | 320-252-2952 | Intern01@gslakesandpines.org  



Region 5--upcoming dates to remember!
Regional meeting (for core members of the service team and any other volunteers interested)
November 19, 2013.

Annual Training Day
his day will be divided up into the Cookie Sale training and other training sessions offered for ALL Girl Scout volunteers.
December 7
, 2013. T


Service Opportunity:

Fill the Flyer Food Drive 

December 9-14  |  Various locations in St. Cloud

Respond by November 15 if you are interested.

Metrobus has invited Girl Scouts to hand out flyers and accept food donations for their annual food drive at grocery stores and area businesses in December. Donations will be put directly on a bus parked outside of the business. If you can help or would like additional information, contact Berta Hartig, 320 252-1010 or bhartig@stcloudmtc.com.




Important Volunteer Dates

Sept. through Dec. 2013

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



Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
400 2 Ave S / Waite Park, Minnesota 56387 / 800-955-6032