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August 5, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family 


Thank you to everyone who participated in Jump Start, our council's online membership registration program.  


Based on your feedback (and from adults around the nation whose councils are also participating), we have been making improvements to the online membership registration.   Below this article, you can take a look at some of the improvements coming in the next few months.  


Online membership registration was a benchmark for our council in offering online registration for all council programs, camps, and membership. Over the coming membership year we'll be continuing to implement online registration which will ultimately improve our services to you.    


Our goal is to keep you updated every step of the way. We're glad you've chosen to be a Girl Scout family!




Online Registration Upgrades  

By the end of 2013, you will notice the following upgrades:


For Troop Leaders (01 position code):

  • View council programs, camp, and membership information for every girl in their troop.
  • Update meeting dates/locations online instead of having to process through the Girl Scout office. 

Girl Scout Families:

  • Register and update contact information for every member of the family with one account.   
  • View family registrations for council sponsored programs, camp, and membership. 

As a result of these changes, we will be asking adults (both parent/guardians and volunteers) to re-create a new username and password in the next few weeks. More information will be forthcoming.   


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our helpdesk.  

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
New! Official Girl Scout Polos! 
Polo Shirts

Attractive uniform shirts at a great price for all Girl Scout age levels. Slightly shaped, white cotton/polyester pique knit. Grade-level logo embroidered at upper left. Regular and plus sizes, $12 each.


Place your pre-order for Girl Scout polo shirts by Aug. 15, and they will be ready for pick-up or delivery in early September and the busy back-to-troop season. Payment required in advance. Contact Nicole in the Waite Park shop at 320-247-4557, or Julie in the Duluth shop 218-302-3184; or e-mail shoporder@gslakesandpines.org.



In This Issue
Save The Date
In The Shop
Gluten Free Cookie
Leadership Service Project
Contact us
Gluten Free Cookies
NEW! Gluten Free Cookie Pilot Program

How many times has a customer asked the girls in your troop, "Do you have gluten free cookies?" Now, for the first time ever, if chosen to participate in the pilot program, the girls in your troop can proudly say, "Yes, we do offer gluten free cookies!"

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines has agreed to participate in the ABC Baker pilot program to test a gluten free cookie during the 2014 cookie program.  A select number of troops with previous direct cookie sale experience will have the opportunity to sell the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie! 

Troops must meet criteria and apply to participate. If your troop is interested, please visit http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/CookiesforVolunteers/.



Working on a leadership service project? Check this recognition opportunity out!


ABC Summer of Service Awards

The ABC Summer of Service Awards recognize young people who are creating positive change through volunteering and service. Winners receive an award to assist them in continuing their good work. Young change-makers, ages 5-18, who live in and around ABC-affiliate communities are eligible to apply by midnight on September 1, 2013. Girls who have initiated a take action project or have earned their Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award this summer are encouraged to consider applying for an ABC Summer of Service Award. Up to 200 $1000 awards will be presented to allow youth to continue their projects. Visit www.YSA.org/ABC for more details and to submit an application.




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



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