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June 24, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,

Girl Scouts is an important part of your girl's education and development. Our leadership experience aims to enhance critical thinking skills, encourage cooperation and team building, and empower girls to identify community needs and act accordingly.


As a member of our Girl Scout family, I invite you to make an investment in your special girl to help her grow strong in courage, confidence, and character!


Did you know...none of the $12 membership fee stays with our local council? It all goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA for program development, insurance coverage for your Girl Scout, and support services.


It currently costs Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines $256 to provide a comprehensive leadership experience for each girl member! The Cookie and Fall Product programs support $178 of this cost, leaving $78 to be provided by contributions from participating Girl Scout families and community partners. These dollars stretch a long way to cover volunteer development, communication & ongoing council support, scholarships for girl members, camp & program opportunities, and access to local Girl Scout offices.


Help ensure Girl Scouting is available for your Girl Scout, and every girl who is her peer, classmate, or friend and join our Family Partnership Circle by making a donation today! 


Becky R. 

Development Manager






2014 Girl Scout Cookie Recognitions

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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   

Tell Your Story at Our World, Our Family September 6-8, 2013  |  Nisswa, MN
$45-115 per person, depending  upon length of stay  |  grades 1-12   

Registration deadline June 14  

OWOF Update! While the registration deadline is fast approaching, there is currently still space for all "length of stay" options at OWOF 2013. Unfortunately, the High Ropes and Climbing Wall activities have reached their max capacity.  Remember, a $2 per person late fee applies to registrations postmarked after June 14.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Region 2  Duluth Regional Center

Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices

Girl Scout Summer Fun!
Join local Girl Scouts for some fun in the sun this summer! We will go swimming, learn about bugs and visit the zoo!  Each Session will be held at a different location with our final session in St. Paul. Girls will also plan part of our last session-they will be in charge of deciding how we will spend the day. At every session, snack will be provided.  Each girl will receive a patch and get to see what being a Girl Scout is really like!


Girl Scouts!  Bring a non-registered Girl Scout friend and receive $5 off of your total fee! More... 

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices


Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center      



Explore your world ...

Come to camp!

Make camp a special part of your summer!


Sign up for any camp session over $100 and receive a FREE CAMP T-SHIRT when you renew your Girl Scout membership for 2013-14 by June 30!


GSMWLP has many summer camp employment opportunities available, including kitchen staff and activities director at Camp Shingobee near Walker, MN.


For information about Summer Camp and employment opportunities, call your local Girl Scout office, leave a message here, or E-mail Outdoor Program Manager Melissa Garza.  


In This Issue
Camp Care Day
Volunteer Request
Contact us
In the Shop

Sure to Bring Smiles!

Camp Care Package Contents

All new, all fun for summer 2013! Our camp care package will be delivered to your camper attending resident camp at Shingobee Timbers, Roundelay, or Sanderson. Contents include plush monkey, s'mores craft kit, bead & feather hair clip, character bend-a-pen, color-changing mood cup, and a personal enclosure note from you - all packed in a vinyl tote bag. Let your camper know you're thinking about her and wishing her a super-fun time at camp. All for $14.00.


Camp care package orders must be placed in advance. Order form and more information here. Going to troop camp? Call for special arrangements.


Browse our virtual Spring Catalog!

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com 




Volunteer Request


The St. Cloud YMCA is hosting USAC Finals on July 13 & 14 at SJU, and are in need of volunteers for all 4 sessions.  Girl Scout volunteers would assist with stop watch timing of races. Length of shift approximately 4 hours--morning or afternoon.

Any help we would be appreciated, as  approximately 40 volunteers are needed per session. Contact Evan, Head Swim Coach at the YMCA.


Call 320.253.2664, or  

email swimteam@scymca.org 




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


Shop and Office Hours

 M-F  |  8:30-5:30



Summer Hours Now through August 30

Shop and Office Hours

M-Thurs  |  8:30-5:30

Friday  |  8:30-12:30



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