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July 29, 2013


Sandi Mackedanz, GSMWLP Director of Membership, is our guest columnist for today's issue of E-Weekly.



Dear Girl Scout Family 

With the approach of August, temps are starting to cool. Anticipation for fall - and back to Girl Scouts - is building! Volunteers and staff are getting ready for a GREAT year with exciting new programs and activities.    


Our theme for this year is "I can't wait to ..."    I Can't Wait tref stkd

Because when you can't wait for what you'll do next, you can do anything. At Girl Scouts, girls count down to the next adventure to go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. With Girl Scouts, girls make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show how exciting the world is, and how awesome each girl is, over and over again. Let the fun continue --Re-register online today!


Have a great week Girl Scouts!




Gluten Free Cookies
NEW! Gluten Free Cookie Pilot Program

How many times has a customer asked the girls in your troop, "Do you have gluten free cookies?" Now, for the first time ever, if chosen to participate in the pilot program, the girls in your troop can proudly say, "Yes, we do offer gluten free cookies!"

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines has agreed to participate in the ABC Baker pilot program to test a gluten free cookie during the 2014 cookie program.  A select number of troops with previous direct cookie sale experience will have the opportunity to sell the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie! 

Troops must meet criteria and apply to participate. If your troop is interested, please visit http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/CookiesforVolunteers/.



Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity | Anna Maries Alliance- St. Cloud 

Anna Maries is in need of 2-4 volunteers to cook lunch and/or dinner on Saturdays and/or Sundays at the shelter. They provide the food; you or your Troop can come in to prepare a meal for the residents. After the meal is served, volunteers may choose to dine with the residents. It is a 3 hour commitment that can be something you repeat. The team leader must also attend a 30 minute kitchen orientation. Children must be at least 13 years old and be supervised by a parent or guardian for the entire volunteer experience.  If you are interested, please contact Marj at MarjG@annamaries.org or call (320) 253-6900.


Take a Day *OFF Volunteers Needed Saturday, August 10
Stearns Co. Mississippi River Park | Rice, MN

The Take a Day OFF(Outdoor Fun for the Family) event offers free hands on instruction in a variety of outdoor recreation activities for youth and families.  Each year the planning group  seeks volunteers to assist in the day's activities, no experience necessary. Training is provided the day of the event. You can assist with ... archery, geocaching, shoreland fishing, kids games, face painting, parking, and more. Contact Kimberly Thielen Cremers at takeadayoffstearnscounty@gmail.com or 320-251-7800 ext 161




Working on a leadership service project? Check this recognition opportunity out!


ABC Summer of Service Awards

The ABC Summer of Service Awards recognize young people who are creating positive change through volunteering and service. Winners receive an award to assist them in continuing their good work. Young change-makers, ages 5-18, who live in and around ABC-affiliate communities are eligible to apply by midnight on September 1, 2013. Girls who have initiated a take action project or have earned their Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award this summer are encouraged to consider applying for an ABC Summer of Service Award. Up to 200 $1000 awards will be presented to allow youth to continue their projects. Visit www.YSA.org/ABC for more details and to submit an application.





In This Issue
Gluten Free Cookie
Volunteer Opportunity
Leadership Service Project
Work With Us
In The Shop
Contact us
Work With Girl Scouts



The Program Specialist assures programs are developed, planned, delivered and evaluated in a manner that recruits and sustains membership within an assigned geographic area of the council. She/he represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, networking, and ensuring the Girl Scout program is accessible throughout assigned jurisdiction as well as across demographic groups.  


Please see our website for a complete description: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Workwithus/


Please submit resumes to kkoester@gslakesandpines.org until 5PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.



In the Shop
Treat Yourself! 
Nestle GS Candy Bars  

Nestl� Crunch Girl Scout Cookie "inspired" Candy Bars are here for the summer months in the Waite Park and Duluth shops. Three yummy varieties: Thin Mint; Caramel & Coconut; Peanut Butter Cr�me. $1.00 each. Enjoy!


There's still time to order a camp care package to 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? Please call for special arrangements.




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