December 17, 2012
Dear Girl Scout Family,
It's hard to believe that this is the last issue of E-Weekly for 2012! This year has flown by. Here are a few highlights from this year ...
2013 promises to be an even bigger an brighter year as we kickoff our Cookie Sale Financial Literacy Training January with 5 Cookie Rallies and the It's Your Business, Run It series, followed by the Cookie Program in February.
- We joined our sisters around the nation in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting at local, regional, and national events both in person and online;
- Our largest council program was Our World, Our Family, held in September with nearly 1,100 in attendance;
- Girl Scouts of the USA launched the ToGetHer There cause campaign for girl leadership;
We thank you again for making Girl Scouts the premiere leadership development organization for girls and look forward to serving you in 2013!
All Girl Scout Offices will be closed Dec 24-Jan 1.
E-Weekly will also take a break--no issues Dec 24 & Dec 31.
Check out our blogs for updates from your regional staff team. Click on your region # below for updates specific to your area. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.
Region 1 Bemidji/Hibbing offices
Region 2 Duluth Regional Center/Wisconsin
Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices
Tuesday Tips with Jessica: Tips and Tricks for offering great girl programming.
Volunteer Application Process: A review the steps for getting new volunteers involved.
Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices
NEW! It's Your Business, Run It! Series coming to 3 Willmar Schools & 1 Alexandria School this February!
Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center
Every girl who participates gets a patch ... one lucky girl will get $100 off her Summer Camp adventure! 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!
Murder Mystery Party | December 29, 4-7 p.m. | Grades 4-8 | $20/girl, adults free (includes dinner)
Girls get assigned a character, come dressed up as that character, and try to figure out who-dun-it. Register by 12/18.
Harlem Globetrotters | The Sanford Center, Bemidji MN | Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tickets for Girl Scouts AND family members are still available! More Info
Animal Fun Hang out with all kinds of animals, visit the Girl Scout Shop, have some pizza, and receive an Animal Fun patch! More Info
Join us for the It's Your Business, Run It Series
Explore Your World Art Contest
When you think of Explore Your World and Camp, what comes to mind? Jot down your ideas on a picture or make a computer generated image using Explore Your World as your inspiration and send it in. Your design could be used on Camp T-Shirts or Patches!
Join us for fun interactive games to help girls learn about operating their own Cookie Business. Only $4 per girl! 5 locations to serve you better! Register today!
This just in! The St. Cloud Cookie Rally will feature an appearance by the MN Vikings Cheerleaders! Register today and plan to join us on January 5.
You can also join us in Brainerd, Duluth, Hibbing, and Sauk Centre.
Volunteers make the difference
Timely updates for GS volunteers.
Check out the latest edition of the Service Unit News (SUN) with important updates for all GSMWLP Volunteers. Read SUN News
New Leader Training
Learning sessions help you in your role as a Girl Scout volunteer. Session dates & registration
Special Note to Troop Cookie Volunteers
Initial orders are due January 4. This order is how girls get cookies to sell for the first 2-3 weeks of the sale. Don't miss out! Troops wishing to return cookies must place an initial order that includes at least an average of 120 packages per girl selling. These troops can return up to one unopened, bakery-sealed case per girl selling towards the end of the sale.
For more details about the 2013 Cookie Program check out the Answer Book distributed at Training or visit the Cookies for Volunteers page of our website.
Work With Us
Join our Team
We currently have several staff openings.
- Director of Finance and Technology
- Director of Program
- Outdoor Program Manager
Application deadline has been extended to January 4. More info
In the Shop
Perfect Gift for Girl Scouts!
The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting makes a perfect gift for your Girl Scout any time of the year. Girls love the fun, eye-opening activities and the all-in-one badge book and handbook format. Beautifully designed, these binders are divided into three sections: handbook, badges, and "My Girl Scouts" where there's space to personalize her own book. It will become a keepsake as she journals, scrapbooks, and records her memories of Girl Scouting. The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting complements the Girl Scout Journeys by helping girls build skills to become successful and gain the confidence to do amazing things! Six editions for all grade-levels, Daisy - Ambassador. $22.50
Just a few days remain to take advantage of discounted prices on Adult Journey Guide Sets! Save $5 through Friday, Dec. 21. Adult Journey Guide Sets offer detailed meeting plans, activities that bring the Journey to life for girls, and even supply lists - needed by every troop leader! On sale now for $10, regularly $15.
Volunteers: Check out our most recent edition of "E-Shopper"
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
Please help us keep our phone costs down by using the toll free number only when needed, 800 955-6032.
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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