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October 15, 2012

Dear Girl Scout Family,


Supporting financial literacy growth.

We're one week into the Fall Product Sale. Early indicators for magazines indicate the girl's sales are about 20% ahead of last year. Very EXCITING!

The Fall Product Sale, together with the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, offer great hands-on learning experiences for your Girl Scout. Working together with her troop, a girl learns 5 skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. She learns to earn money to pay for her activities, including educational programs and service activities.

We encourage you to support your girl's learning by...
  • Asking her questions.
  • Listen.
  • Never doing things for her she can do
    for herself.
  • Talking to her about what she learned
    each day.
  • Having fun with her!
Please extend my hearty congratulations to YOUR girl as she embarks on hands-on learning through Girl Scouts!


All Girl Scout offices will be closed November 8-9 for an all staff 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


What did you do today?
Whether your girl in 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!

Take a moment to check out a "She and I" event for girls in grades K-5 near Duluth October 27-28th. Today, October 15, this the last day to register!  Another fall  program for girls in 4th grade and older is coming up November 3.  An excellent college exploration program -check them both out!

Robo Girls  |  Bemidji State University
Grades 6-12  |  November 9-10  |  $45 girl / $10 adult
NEW! Along with Friday night activities at the Rec Center (like swimming and the climbing wall), girls will also take part in a dance workshop by a local instructor.  The dance YOU CREATE will be incorporated into Saturday's explorations of robotics as well as technology, art and design.  How fun to program a robot to do a dance that you created!

Fall Festivities |  Spicer, MN

Fall Festivities at Camp Sanderson  |  Spicer, MN 

Grades K-12 | November 2-4 | Prices start at $25 

NEW! Seeking adults to plan &/or facilitate activities with girls during this event. Adults who work at the event receive free admission. Learn more...   


 View all, learn more, & register  


Volunteers make the difference

Timely updates for GS volunteers.  



There has been an update to the dates and times for the Service Unit Delegate Training Sessions

Teleconference Delegate Training Sessions

Choose one:

Thursday, December 6, 6-8 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 6-8 pm

Dial: 866-477-6298   Enter PIN: 275465#

Please register as a delegate for the annual meeting


New Leader Training

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


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Join our staff team!

We currently have a seasonal part time opening for a Girl Scouts in ACTION Coordinator. This position is responsible for quality delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by working directly with schools and volunteers to coordinate a 6 week after-school Girl Scout Journey series culminating with a related Take Action event/project. 


We are still hiring for this position in the following communities: Duluth/Superior, Brainerd, Willmar, and Bemidji. 


We encourage current volunteers and family members to visit our website and learn more about this temporary part-time employment opportunity.  


In the Shop


Adult Guides/Journey Book Sets on SALE!  Adult Guide Sets


In support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops are happy to offer adult volunteers the tools they need to guide girls in their leadership Journeys. Beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 31, 2012, all age-level Adult Guides/Journey Book Sets are 33% off. Regularly $15, on sale $10. Buy for current and future needs - 18 titles available. Book set includes a leader guide (meeting outlines, supply lists, activities for bringing the Journeys to life) and a girl book. Save $5 during this special limited time offer! Visit us or contact your Girl Scout shop in Waite Park and Duluth to place an order.


Coming soon! Oct. 22 - Nov. 2
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October E-Shopper for Girl Scout Volunteers is now available! 



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