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September 30, 2013


Dear Girl Scout Family  


Have you heard about our Girl Scouts in ACTION, our new after-school series for girls?  

Last September we rolled out our first ever series, Girl Scouts in ACTION (Agents of Change To Improve Our Neighborhoods), a 6-session after-school program for girls. During Girl Scouts in ACTION, girls meet with volunteers for two-hour sessions. Each session includes exercise, homework help, snack, and Girl Scout Journeys leadership experiences.  


Girl Scouts in ACTION is another a great option for girls who may not be able to commit to a full troop year or where there are no troop openings in her community. She can continue her Girl Scout experience when the series is over by attending other Girl Scout programs and events as well as attending camp. Girls who are currently involved in a troop can participate in a series, too! 


Are you interested in volunteering to bring a Girl Scouts in ACTION series to your community? Council staff are here to assist you by providing curriculum, supplies, marketing, scholarships for girls, and training. please contact us today for more information or visit the Series page of our website to learn about our current series locations.


Have a great week, Girl Scouts!


Lakes and Pines'
Girl Scouts In ACTION Committee

Tricia Andrews, Julie Svir-Peters, Leah Voss, Sandi Mackedanz, Vickie Strobel

National Girl Scout  

Recruitment Week

First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released this week by Girl Scouts of the USA. The video coincides with the launch of the organization's new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that is part of the Girl Scout experience.


First Lady Michelle Obama currently serves as Girl Scouts of the USA's Honorary National President. By accepting the position in 2009, Mrs. Obama took her place in a tradition stretching back to 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President of the Girl Scout Movement. Since then, each successive First Lady has served in this post.


View the video here: http://youtu.be/xkXmjhegqDo 



North Country Rock-N-Wilderness

To the wilderness and back again: Challenge yourself on this multi-sport adventure in the Northland! Picture yourself on a ropes course and scaling a rock wall, sea kayaking on a beautiful lake and then take off on a multi-day canoeing adventure through one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the country.


Lakes and Pines will once again be hosting a Girl Scouts of the USA  destination through our Northern Lakes Canoe Base. Girls from our council receive a special rate on this adventure. Learn more...




In the Shop

Price Rollback on Girl Scout Volunteer Resources!

Adult facilitator sets for all 18 grade-level Leadership Journeys are now reduced to $11.50 (reg $15). Facilitator guides give volunteers meeting outlines, supply lists, and most importantly - suggested activities that bring Journeys to life for girls. A Leadership Journey is so much more than sitting down and reading a book. Save yourself time and energy! Get the guide that lays out plans and sessions for you. Even includes how to involve girls in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience so our program is truly girl-led. Sets include one girl Journey book and one adult guide. Only $11.50!


Check out the new Fall Fun Patch Brochure!

Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.




Comfy Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the Comfy Giveaway drawing:  

  • Michelle Carlin
  • Christine Miller
  • Jade Johnson

Your gift certificates are in the mail.  


Thank you to Custom Comfort Beds of Waite Park for your generous support of Girl Scout programming with your donation!



If your business would like to talk with us about the benefits of making a donation or in-kind contribution to support Girl Scout programming, please contact us.  


In This Issue
National Recruitment Week
In The Shop
And the Winner is...
National Delegate Application
Volunteer Training
Contact us

National Delegate Application 


It's time to elect our National Delegates for the 2014 Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah,  October 16-19, 2014.


Visit the  National Convention page on our website if you are interested in serving as a National Delegate.  


Applications are due October 18, 2013. 

Volunteer Updates

Volunteer Training 
Our volunteer
learning sessions are designed to enhance your leadership experience and support your role as a volunteer. Sign up today!

Girl Scout Gold Award Workshop 

Grades 9-12  |  1-3 pm   

Oct 13, 2013  |  United Methodist Church, Mora  |  $4 girl/adults free 


Girl Scout Silver Award Workshop

Grades 6-8  |  3-4:30 pm

Oct 13, 2013  |  United Methodist Church, Mora  |  $4 girl/adults free


Girl Scout staff and knowledgeable volunteers provide the information girls and adults need to achieve Girl Scout's highest awards, the Silver and Gold Awards. Learn about the benefits of earning these awards, the role of adults, the project documentation and approval process, and the characteristics of a successful final Take Action project. Please register by Tuesday, October 8 using the Lakes and Pines' event registration form. More...


Region 1 Meeting and Learning Sessions 

10 am - 4 pm  l  Oct 19, 2013

Coleraine Public Library, 203 Cole Street, Coleraine  

Register by Oct 9, Minimum - 20  l  Luncheon, Food & Beverages & Fun provided  l  Free

One woman.  One kayak. 1007 lakes. Mary, the Kayak Lady, challenges us to "get inspired to follow your dreams. Start your own 101 List of the things you want to do before you die. Hear about Goldie, who at age 80, began her bucket list and has successfully accomplished 70% of her goals. If she can do it, so can you!" More... 



Region 2  

UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota 
Sunday, Feb. 9, 3:07pm 


The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is proud to welcome area Girl Scouts to be part of the 4th Annual "Girl Scout Day with the Bulldogs" as they host the University of North Dakota. UMD will also celebrate the 28th Annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" at the game. All Girl Scouts, family members, and friends are invited to attend this special event and experience the fun and excitement of women's college hockey! More... 


Important Volunteer Dates

Sept. through Dec. 2013

Region 2 volunteers, mark down these important dates in your calendar for future reference!



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


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