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April 8, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,


Girl Scout Leader's Day is April 22. The theme this year is Girl Scout Volunteers Rock! Leader's Day is the time when we say a thanks to all of our great volunteers. Please help us extend our appreciation by encouraging girls to say "thanks" to the adults who give time to make their Girl Scout experience meaningful.

In addition to the appreciation from the girls, all registered adults are getting a card designed by Girl Scout Cadette Amanda, with a message from our Board Chair Ruth Molloy and CEO Leigh Ann Davis.  The staff volunteer team is planning recognition events for volunteers. It's important to note that volunteers can attend any event, simply RSVP (it doesn't have to be the one closest to them): 
  • April 18, 6-8 p.m. | Rasmussen College, St. Cloud. RSVP to Leah.  
  • April 20, 12-3 p.m. | Shingobee Timbers, near Walker (there's also attend a free overnight event for volunteers on Friday, April 19).
    RSVP to Denise.  
  • April 25, 6:30-8 p.m. | Central Lakes College, Brainerd. RSVP to Bonnie.  
  • April 29, 6-8:30 p.m. | Janette Pollay Cabin, Duluth. RSVP to Shelley
Thanks for choosing to be a part of Girl Scouting. Together we are building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.



Volunteers Rock! 


Regional Blogs

Check out our blogs for updates from regional staff teams. We've highlighted updates of interest to multiple areas.  


Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia offices 


Ultimate Camper 

Camp Roundelay, Minong, WI Girls grades K-5  |  10 am April 27- 1 pm April 28  $35 per person  |  Registration extended to April 15; $2 per person late fee now applies  |  Girls may use $15 Cookie Dough

Get ready for another season of camping! Jump start your camping season with tips and tricks from the pros

Region 2  Duluth Regional Center


Ultimate Camper
Camp Roundelay, Minong, WI Girls grades K-5  |  10 am April 27- 1 pm April 28  $35 per person  |  Registration extended to April 15; $2 per person late fee now applies  |  Girls may use $15 Cookie Dough

Review your skills and add new skills to your camping toolbox.


The International Cooking Demo

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap Street, Superior  |  noon  |  Saturday, April 13  

Guests observe the preparation of several international dishes at different cooking stations and then sample the tempting fare!  Members of the World Student Association offer this gift to the community each year.


Family Fun Day

Yellowjacket Union Atrium, 1600 Catlin Avenue, Superior  |  Sunday, April 14  |  3:00-6:00 p.m.
A drumming circle of students from Nettleton Elementary School in Duluth will perform along with international crafts, games, and storytelling.  Light snacks will be available. 


There is no charge for either event.  However, those wishing to take home an international recipe booklet are invited to make a small contribution to support the Superior Sister City Commission's summer exchange program with Ibaraki, Japan.


No RSVP is required but if you are bringing a large group, please email Carol Knoble cknoble@uwsuper.edu so that we will be sure to have adequate supplies available. 



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! See the link for details and registration form: http://gslakesandpines.org/files/3873.pdf 
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.
 New additions to the Girl Scout Health Fair!
Sessions are being finalized for the upcoming Girl Scout Health Fair! Yoga and Self-Defense are the newest ones confirmed - and good news for you that there's still time to register! Check out the flyer here  for more info.



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

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Top Seller at the Girl Scout Shops!
Tie Dye backpack
This colorful, tie-dye bag is a new favorite with girls! Screen-printed "I Love Girl Scouts" with nylon drawstring and solid pink back. Polyester, fully lined, 11�" x 15�". $15.00.

Cookie Dough earned in 2012 expires April 30, 2013!

Don't delay! We will do our best to respond to all customer inquiries received by 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. E-mailing/faxing a shop order or leaving a phone message after the close of business does not qualify as having submitted payment. Cookie dough will be honored for late shop orders and program/camp registrations only if it is postmarked by April 30th. Lakes & Pines cookie dough is specific to our council and cannot be redeemed online at www.girlscoutshop.com.


April E-Shopper for Girl Scout Volunteers

Check out our new virtual  Spring Catalog!


Countdown till 2012 cookie dough expires on April 30.

3 weeks + 1 day






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

  Mora   320 679-6807  

  Virginia   218 263-1596

  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



All Girl Scout Offices will be closed April 9 for an all staff meeting.




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