April 1, 2013
Dear Girl Scout Family,
I'll admit it. Large gatherings of Girl Scouts make my eyes mist a little bit. It's that part about Girl Scouts being a Movement, something larger than each of us.
Girls get a taste of what it's like to come together as a Girl Scout Movement in many ways right in their home community, such as ...
- doing a Thinking Day project,
- participating in the Flag Ceremony at Court of Awards, or
- singing songs at day camp.
Our council also offers opportunities to amplify the feeling of being part of a Movement through summer camp
, program events
, and travel
Today the Our World, Our Family Registration Packe
t was released. This September camping weekend draws together more than 1,000 girls and adults and is by far our council's most popular single event. There's more than 60 sessions to choose -- from art to science, fitness to history.
If you've never attended Our World, Our Family or the other council sponsored events or camp, I encourage you to go right now to our website and check out the options. We have something fun for every girl.
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.
Check out our blogs for updates from regional staff teams. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.
Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia offices
Tell Your Story at Our World, Our Family September 6-8, 2013 | Nisswa, MN | $45-115 per person, depending upon length of stay grades 1-12 | Registration deadline June 14
If you have not experienced Our World, Our Family (OWOF), this is your chance to kick off your Girl Scout year in grand fashion. The 2013 theme, "Tell Your Story at Our World, Our Family" reflects a focus this year on the It's Your Story - Tell It! Leadership Journey, giving girls a chance to bring their creativity, imagination and energy to Lakes and Pines' biggest event of the year!
Grades 7-12 | $800 per person | July 19-28, 2013 | REgister by April 1, 2013, $100 deposit (included in cost)
April 1 deadline has been extended to May 1st!
Girls may use up to $400 in Cookie Dough for this trip. Join us as we visit some of the USA's most treasured national parks!
Region 2 Duluth Regional Center
April 6 | Camp Roundelay, Gordon, WI.
Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices
Adult Volunteer Retreat
SU 16 invites any adult volunteer to join them at Shingobee Timbers for a retreat! They have space for 40!
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.
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 the Shop
Get ready for Bridging!
Bridging kits are now available at Lakes & Pines council shops. Kits include items Girl Scouts receive when they bridge to the next age level. Just write girls' names on the enclosed special certificates, and troop leaders are ready to present awards at the bridging ceremony. Each kit is packed in a large, resealable bag; other badges and patches can readily be added. So easy and convenient!
April E-Shopper for Girl Scout Volunteers
Check out our new virtual Spring Catalog!
Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30th:
4 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