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March 4, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,


March 12: Girl Scouts marks 101 Years


Next week we will join the 3.2 million Girl Scouts around the country celebrating the 101st anniversary of Girl Scouts. In 1912, when our organization was founded, many girls' paths in life were limited. Juliette Gordon Low created Girl Scouts so "... any American girl could expand her personal horizon by having fun while exploring new interests and contributing to society." Thinking about the Girl Scouts I know today, Juliette's vision is being carried out well in Lakes and Pines!


March is also a time when our country celebrates Women's History Month. At WomensHistoryMonth.gov I read little bit more about the celebration,  "...paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society." It's a nice connection for us to talk with girls about, isn't it?    


March is a month of celebrations. And while we're celebrating, I want to thank YOU for helping girls build leadership skills in Girl Scouting. Have a great week!



Regional Blogs

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 

New date! Saturday, March 23
New time! 10 am-2 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013  |  9 am -3 pm  
All Region 1 Adult Volunteers
Calling all adults from Nevis to International Falls, from Grand Rapids to Ely!  However you have been involved...


Region 2  Duluth Regional Center  


Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices



Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

Girl Scouts Health Fair 

Saturday, April 20, 10am-3pm

Grades 2-5 | $32/girl, $10/adult

Gorecki Center, College of St. Benedict


2014-2016 Travel Opportunities are HERE!


Timberwolves Dancers Clinic 

Saturday, April 6

$27/ticket for upper level package, $56/ticket for lower level package

Target Center


Empty Bowls Soup Feed Benefit

Sunday, March 24

Calvary Community Church


Baker in Training classes available 

Panera Bread, St. Cloud

Minimum group size: 10 Girl Scouts




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

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!

Day Camp 2013: Explore Your World

Each year generous volunteers host day camps throughout our service area at parks, camps, or other places in their community.  Read below to learn more about Day Camp ... and please contact us if you're interested in having a day camp in your area.  

  • Day camps can happen during the day or in the evening, whatever fits best for the girls and volunteers who are in charge of the camp.  
  • Day camp can last from three days to an entire week.
  • Day camps offer activities for girls entering grades 1-6 and leadership opportunities for girls entering grades 7-12.

Lakes and Pines offers the following support for council sponsored day camp:

  • Experiential curriculum with hands on activities based on the Girl Scout leadership experience
  • Promotional and registration materials (including flyers and news release, if requested)
  • Participants can use Cookie Dough (some exclusions apply)
  • Discount rates for T-shirts and Patches
  • Outdoor cooking supplies, such as pie irons, dutch ovens, water jugs, and more
  • Planning support, including "programs on the go" option. Popular program on the go options include Geocaching, First Aid (for girls), and Games, Songs, & S'mores.

Contact Anastacia Schnabel, 320 252-2952 to get started today!  



Check out our new and upcoming travel opportunities for girls! Go on a service learning trip to Costa Rica, do some camping in the Black Hills, or take in a luau in Hawaii! These are additions to what's listed in our Leadership Program & Events Guide. 




Volunteers make the difference

Timely updates for GS volunteers.    


ADULT RECOGNITIONS: This is the last week to nominate an outstanding volunteer for a Girl Scouts of the USA or Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines recognition.  


Girl Scout Cookie Sale Updates 

  • Families, please help make your troop cookie volunteer's day by getting information and money turned in on time.  
  • Troop cookie volunteers: March 9 is the last day to place a planned order through the Cookie Cupboards. If you have an upcoming Booth Sale at Sam's or Walmart, please read Sam's/Walmart Cookie Booth Agreement.   
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Upcoming Event

Join us at
Dreams to Reality! 

St. Cloud Area:  

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell



Twin Ports Area:  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013  

at the Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth 


Each 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 reception Hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, silent auction, and live entertainment!  

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit our website.  



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 Milk & Cookie Glasses


New at Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops


Enjoy your Girl Scout cookies and milk with our new specialty glasses! Set of 16-oz. glasses includes a Thin Mint pictured on one and  Shortbread cookie on the other, with the five skills girls develop by participating in the Girl Scout cookie program listed on the backs. Set of two, $12.00.


Girl Scout Centennial Silver Dollar is now available! Special order information 


Check out our new virtual



February E-Shopper for Girl Scout volunteers



Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30:

8 weeks + 1 day





From the community

Announcements and events we've been asked to share.  


The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes


Do you know a Girl Scout between the ages of 8 and 18 who has shown leadership through her involvement in a Girl Scouts Forever Green Take Action Project?

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes encourages Girl Scouts to apply for its 2013 awards! The Barron Prize, founded by author T.A. Barron, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people who have made a significant positive difference to people or the planet. Ten winners each receive $2,500 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline is April 30. For more information and to nominate, visit http://www.barronprize.org.





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