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March 11, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,


As the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is coming to a close, we thank you for supporting the girls' Cookie Businesses. At the end of this week we will be processing recognitions orders to be distributed to girls in April. That's a pretty quick turnaround for the great number of rewards girls have earned!  This timing is important so girls can have their "Cookie Dough"  as they make their plans for attending camp this summer and receive their other recognitions quickly.  


We also express appreciation to those who are helping  with Cupboard Clean Up Sales over the next two weeks. As you can imagine, a significant amount of resources are invested in ensuring there's a full selection at our 40+ cupboards during the initial weeks of the Sale and now is the time to reduce that inventory. 


Learning valuable life skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls become successful business leaders, now and in the future. Thank you for your part in making it happen!



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


As I've talked with volunteers I often hear that girls have so many choices by the time they are a Junior that we often loose them to other activities: dance, sports.....Well I read an article this morning and I'd like to share part of it with you.
Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices

Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

St. Cloud State is hosting a Soccer Clinic on Saturday, April 13th for girls and boys ages 6-12

Did you know that Texas Roadhouse has a special offer just for Girl Scouts during Girl Scout Week?

Buca di Peppo & Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts, 10 and under, can get a FREE kids meal March 10 - 16th, 2013 OR you can get $10 off any purchase.  You must bring in or wear your Girl Scout uniform, and don't forget to print off your coupon.


Coupon link:  http://offers.bucadibeppo.com/Coupons/GirlScouts2013/ 


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

Volunteers make the difference

Timely updates for GS volunteers.    


Girl Scout Cookie Sale Updates  

  • Reminder to troop cookie volunteers: troops may return one case per girl selling of unopened full cases to a cookie Cupboard one time only between March 11-14 only if they placed an initial order with a minimum 120 package average per girl selling by January 4. See the Answer Book, page 24, "Council Cupboards" for details.   

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.




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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 Trefoil Sale Ad

Free shipping March 7 - 17 (min. $30 order, online shop only).  


Shop www.girlscoutshop.com!

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:

7 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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