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November 26, 2012

Dear Girl Scout Family,


Be part of the great Girl Scout Democratic experience.

Annual Meeting | January 25-26, 2012 | Holiday Inn, Duluth


Like many non-profits, Lakes and Pines operates through a democratic process. We have an annual meeting where the Board of Directors is elected by delegates from each of our service areas. The board is responsible for policy-making and overseeing council operations through our Chief Executive Officer, Leigh Ann Davis.   


The 2013 Annual Meeting will kick off with an open-house Social on Friday Night. There will be appetizers, networking, and lively conversation. Registration begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. The Business Meeting commences at 9 followed by lunch and a short Recognition Celebration featuring girls who have earned their Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards over the last year.


We have negotiated discount hotel rates and budgeted funding to help our volunteer delegates who are traveling. Check out the "delegates" page on our website for details.   


Beyond the "work" at the annual meeting, there's also special relationships we build as we come together to share our own Girl Scout experience. It reminds us that we're part of something bigger than us, our troop, our town,  our service unit, or our region.  


Most of our staff will be in attendance to welcome you at the Annual Meeting. I am personally looking forward to connecting with Girl Scout Sisters (& brothers) who I see in person just this one time each year but who work alongside me all year long to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place in Girl Scouting.  


Please save the date and sign up today to join us at the Annual Meeting.  



Blog Network

Check out our blogs for updates from regional staff teams:

Region 1 Bemidji/Hibbing offices

Region 2 Duluth Regional Center/Wisconsin

Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices

Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center      

Fall Product Sale
Congratulations to all of our young entrepreneurs who ran their own Fall Product sale business! Delivery should be wrapping up now. All money should be turned in to your troop for deposit by November 30. If you have questions about all product, please contact us today.

Add a friend

Don't forget about our Add a Friend program. When your Girl Scout invites a friend to join, complete & send in this form with the application and each girl receives a free patch (plus gets entered into a drawing for other valuable prizes!). Check it out...  
What did you do today?
Whether your girl is involved in a troop or participates in events, camp, or series, Lakes and Pines offers an array of activities to help her discover, connect, & take action in Girl Scouting. View all council sponsored programs....

Below are exciting updates for our coming events!  

Cookie Rallies
There are 5 council-sponsored Cookie Rallies being planned. Cost is only $4 per girl for fun interactive games to help girls learn about operating their own Cookie Business. We are currently seeking adult and teen volunteers in all areas to help plan and/or be part of the events. More information will be forthcoming, but we hope you will SAVE THE DATE & plan to join us!

High School  |  Brainerd MN

January 5, 1-4 p.m.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church  |  Duluth MN

January 28, 530-8 p.m.


Lincoln Elementary School  |  Hibbing MN

January 12, 12-230 p.m.


Senior High School Gym  |  Sauk Centre MN

January 12, 12-3 p.m.


Rivers Edge Convention Center  |  St Cloud MN

January 5, 1-4 p.m


Ready to register? Use the Council Program Registration form     


Volunteers make the difference

Timely updates for GS volunteers.  


Want to be a part of the democratic process of our Girl Scout Council?  Perhaps you would serve as a delegate representing your area. Learn more...


New Leader Training

Learning sessions help you in your role as a Girl Scout volunteer. Session dates & registration...  


Fall Regional Training Day | December 8 

Let us treat you to lunch and workshops that enhance your volunteer experience! Session choices include:
  • Program level training
  • Travel & event planning
  • Cookie Sale training
  • Leadership Awards
  • Rainy Day activities
  • ... and much more!
Plus, bring in extra supplies for our supply swap, Daisy's Closet.


Don't miss this! Register today!  


NEW! GSMWLP Finance Policies have been updated Guidelines for everything from  managing the Girl Scout Bank Account to securing sponsors. 
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FREE GIFT with $45 Purchase! Free Gift with Purchase

Receive a free Girl Scout 6" plush pal ($6.25 value) when your purchase from Lakes & Pines Girl Scout shops totals $45, now through Dec. 21. Choose from assorted styles including: panda, giraffe, frog, tiger, black bear, wolf, pig, buffalo, and alligator. Keep your free gift or share it with a Girl Scout friend!


20% off Holiday Gifts for Girl Scouts!

  • All Adora 18" Girl Scout dolls and fashion outfits - 20% off!
  • All Precious Moments Girl Scout figurines - 20% off!
  • All Colorbӧk Girl Scout craft kits - 20% off!

Holiday shopping is fun and affordable at Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops!


November "E-Shopper" for Girl Scout Volunteers




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

  Hibbing  218 263-1596

  Mora  320 679-6807  

  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




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