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March 25, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,


Ah, spring is in the air: my favorite season. Birds are returning, the snow is melting (a little bit), and soon we'll hear the waves lapping at the shore.

I'm pretty sure I saw an eagle this weekend. I was alone, but when I'm with someone during a sighting, I regularly stop whatever is going on and acknowledge it. This has opened up great conversations with friends and strangers. Like me, it seems a lot of people have a special place in their heart for eagles. Each of the stories is unique but there's a common appreciation for this amazing bird.

It's sort of like Girl Scouts, isn't it my friends? No two Girl Scout experiences are exactly alike. In appreciating this diversity, we continue to grow leadership together. 

Remember to check out the regional updates below to learn about the wide variety of opportunities available for Girl Scouts ... and have a great week!


Camp Guide Updates
There have been some minor changes/updates to both the Resident and Troop Camp Guides. The changes have been made directly to the Camp PDFs and posted on the website. We apologize for the mis-communication.

Regional Blogs

Check out our blogs for updates from your regional staff team. Click on your region # below for updates from regional staff or check out what's happening around the council. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.  


Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia offices 

April 13  |  Bemidji
All Girl Scout volunteers are invited to join us for FREE classes and workshops. 

 Girl Scout Display at the Depot The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting display at the Depot in Duluth will be taken down the second week in April. Remember to visit this once in a lifetime  

display before it closes!


Region 2  Duluth Regional Center

April 6  |  Camp Roundelay, Gordon, WI.

Spring Jump Start is right around the corner! Each spring, troops have the opportunity to register early for next year. Some communities have fun events to get girls together and to get the forms turned in. If your community is planning a Jump Start Event, let the Region 2 Team know all about it!

Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices


First Aid/CPR American Heart Association
Garrison l 9-noon  l  $8.00

Planet Plan-It  |  Saturday, April 20 
Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, McGregor, MN 

Region 3 Volunteer Celebration
  l  Thursday, April 25
Central Lakes College-Cafeteria

Region Three Basic Outdoor Skills/Advanced

Outdoor Skills (BOS/AOS) TBD

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices 
The Daisy Petal Power program is a special four month summer mail program designed for girls entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in the Fall of 2013.  Girls receive one packet per month, May - August, full of activities to do at home along with "get to know Girl Scouts" material for their family.

Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

April 15  |  College of St. Benedict
The fashion show will demonstrate the career opportunities in the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Management Fields.
Program Aide Training 
Grades 6-8  |  Register 2 weeks prior to training

The details have been set for our upcoming Region 5 Spring Training Day on April 27th!  



There's still time to ... Add a friend 

Every girl who participates in our Add a friend campaign gets a patch ... one lucky girl will get $25 off Shop merchandise, program or camp registration (Day Camp excluded). Check it out

In This Issue
Contact us
Upcoming Event

Join us at
Dreams to Reality! 

Twin Ports Area:  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013  

at the Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth 


Event runs from 5:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. and is an opportunity to celebrate and support leadership development for girls. Please join us for the reception, Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and live entertainment!  

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit our website.   



Dreams to Reality Event
A Special Thank You
to all who attended and donated to the 7th Annual Dreams to Reality Event in Sartell March 14! 



In the Shop
Arriving this Week at Lakes & Pines Shops!
Cookie Jar

I LOVE Girl Scout Cookies Jar! $25.00

28 oz., holds 1-2 pkg. of cookies


Give our Girl Scout Cookie Jar as a thank you gift, or indulge yourself! Supply is limited.


March E-Shopper for Girl Scout Volunteers.


Check out our new virtual  Spring Catalog!


Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30:  

                5 weeks + 1 day







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



All Girl Scout Offices will be closed April 9 for an all staff meeting.




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