March 18, 2013
Dear Girl Scout Family,
Last Tuesday was the Girl Scouts' 101 Birthday and I was busy.
My day started at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. I talked about how our girls are making the world a better place and emphasized that girls can join anytime and attend an event, camp, or series. "There's many ways for girls to be involved in Girl Scouting, not just troops" I emphasized. The presentation closed with a reflection about Founder Juliette Gordon Low and the 18 girls who began this movement in the United States.
Back at the office, I met with our membership, program, and volunteer directors talking about what's coming up this year and next for our girls and their friends (more about THAT next week).
Amidst this schedule I got a visitor. Nadia was born on March 12, 2012 -- the Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary. Her mom, Diana, and her little brother came in to spend a few minutes of her birthday with us. Nadia enjoyed a Thin Mint and listened intently as I cooed and visited with her family for a few minutes. I took a picture and shared it on our Facebook page ... but it wasn't until after she left that it hit me. Nadia is the future. Everything I do today is setting up this program I care about so deeply for Nadia, her daughters, and her granddaughters. It's a powerful thought -- and one I keep going back to. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the busy-ness of our lives that we forget that our efforts truly will make the world a better place for generations to come. Thank you, Nadia, for that powerful reminder.
Happy Birthday again, Girl Scouts! Have a fantastic week filled with powerful moments!
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.
Check out our blogs for updates from your regional staff team. Click on your region # below for updates specific to your area, or check out what's happening around the council. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.
Region 1 Bemidji/Hibbing offices
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
Planet Plan-It | Saturday, April 20
Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, McGregor, MN
Central Lakes College-Cafeteria
Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices
| Saturday, May 11 | 9am-2pm
Discovery Middle School, Alexandria MN
Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center
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
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.
A Special Thank You
to all who attended and donated to the 7th Annual Dreams to Reality Event last week!
Work With Us!
Interested in working with Girl Scouts?
Current openings are posted on our website
Resumes are currently being accepted for the
CES Database Technician located in the Waite Park office.
Resumes postmarked by 5:00PM CST on Friday, March 22, 2013
|In the Shop
Your online purchases now brings revenue to Lakes & Pines. Cookie dough cannot be used online.
Shop at Duluth or Waite Park council shops to redeem your 2012 cookie dough by April 30, 2013.
Girl Scout Centennial Silver Dollar is now available! Special order information
Check out our new virtual
Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30:
6 weeks + 1 day
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
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
All Girl Scout Offices will be closed April 9 for an all staff meeting.
Lakes and Pines
Girl Scouts of the USA