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August 19, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family 


Preparations for fall continue throughout the council. The new "I can't wait to .." Fall Recruitment campaign is being incorporated into many of our 100 registration nights as volunteers and staff plan fun activities that fit with the  text of the campaign (such as hula hoops, super-capes, and more).   


In and amidst the excitement, I've connected with some amazing alumnae who are helping "behind the scenes."



Please join me in thanking all the women (and men) who lend their experience and time "behind the scenes" to make this organization great!




Fall Product Sale Training

Adult Volunteers: Save the Dates!

Fall Product Sale Trainings happening August 21-27.  


Many troops find participation in the Fall Product Sale is a great way to earn start-up funds for activities the girls to participate in during the year.   


Get the latest information about this year's Fall Product Sale at training happening later this month. We encourage at least one adult volunteer from each troop to attend either a council training or a training offered by your Community Product Sales Manager.  


The council is offering five Fall Product Sale trainings this year. Choose the training which bests fits best for you: 


Wednesday, August 21
First United Methodist Church
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Agenda includes a light supper, Fall Product Training, and regional updates RSVP

Thursday, August 22
Calvary Lutheran Church
6:00 - 8:30 p.m
Agenda includes a light supper, Fall Product Training, and regional updates.
Monday, August 26
Girl Scout Office, Brainerd 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Agenda includes Fall Product Training only. 

Monday, August 26

St. Cloud Public Library
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  
Agenda includes a light supper, Fall Product Training, regional updates, and  distribution of Fall Recruitment packets for each troop.



Tuesday, August 27

Kanabec Count Court House

6:30 - 8:30

Agenda includes Fall Product Training only.  



The 2013 Fall Product Sale order taking happens October 5-20. Watch upcoming newsletters for more information about the Fall product Sale.  


In the Shop
 Great Start Sets! Easy and Convenient! 
Pink & Black Starter Bags

Girls Scouts who have bridged to a new level and girls who are new to Girl Scouts - this is for you! We offer starter kits with everything you need for your Girl Scout journey. A free canvas bag is included with our Great Start Sets too! Options include choice of uniform - tunic (for Daisies only), sash, or vest and choice of Journey book - World, Planet, or Story. The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting (girls love this book!) and membership pins can also be added to your set. Get all the details here and get ready for a great year in Girl Scouting!


Browse our virtual Fall Catalog

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com





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Senior Fund Development Position

Position Summary

The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin
Lakes and Pines Senior Fund Development position is responsible for developing
and implementing goals, plans and strategies to achieve the council's financial
goals and objectives. The Senior Fund Development position is also responsible
for the direct supervision of Cooperate and Foundation Specialist, Fund
Development Assistant and GSIA Coordinators.   

Send resume and cover letter to:


Julie Svir-Peters, COO

Duluth Regional Center

424 W. Superior St

Duluth, MN 55802

or email to: Julie 


Resumes will be accepted until 5:00PM on Friday, August 30, 2013.




Contact us

Our phone system can transfer you to any office. 


  Waite Park    

    320 252-2952 

  Duluth   218 726-4710


    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



Summer Hours Now through August 30

Shop and Office Hours

M-Thurs  |  8:30-5:30

Friday  |  8:30-12:30



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400 2 Ave S / Waite Park, Minnesota 56387 / 800-955-6032