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June 17, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,
Did you know that your community's Girl Scout Service Unit will receive a free 4 foot vinyl Girl Scout parade banner if 80% of all current Service Un
it girl and adult members re-register by June 30.


Be sure to Jump In and Join! Jump in and re-register now for 2013-14 Girl Scout year!  


Girl Scout families and volunteers can now use the online option to re-register for the 2013-14 membership. Online registration is:

  • Convenient
  • Fast
  • Easy

To thank troops for using the online registration process, we are offering a $5 per girl program voucher when 80% or more of the troop members register online by June 30.* This voucher can used toward camp or events.  

Plus, girls who are re-registered for Girl Scouts during this time ...  

  • Receive a FREE Jump Start patch.
  • Receive a FREE Camp T-shirt when they attend a camp session that costs $100 or more.  
  • Can register to win a FREE 4-pack of tickets to a Minnesota Twins Game  
Please jump in with electronic re-registration and reap the benefits by participating yourself and encouraging parents/guardians of the girls in your troop to do the same!


Sandi Mackedanz

Director of Membership



P.S. Remember, the Jump Start offers expire June 30, 2013, so re-register today!



*For complete details visit the Jump Start page on



Already got a Jump Start and re-registered for 2013-14 Girl Scout year? Awesome! Thanks!  





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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  

Girl Scout Jump Start Carnival

Hibbing, MN  |  First Presbyterian Church, 2201 2nd Ave E  |  6:00-7:30 pm, Friday, June 14, 2013

Bring a friend to join Girl Scouts this Friday at a Jump Start Carnival for all areas girls! Girl activities will be selected from the following: Carnival games, prizes and snacks, Belly Bump, giant bowling, face painting, parachute games and more.

Tell Your Story at Our World, Our Family September 6-8, 2013  |  Nisswa, MN

$45-115 per person, depending  upon length of stay  |  grades 1-12   

Registration deadline June 14  

OWOF Update! While the registration deadline is fast approaching, there is currently still space for all "length of stay" options at OWOF 2013. Unfortunately, the High Ropes and Climbing Wall activities have reached their max capacity.  Remember, a $2 per person late fee applies to registrations postmarked after June 14.  We hope to hear from you soon!



Region 2  Duluth Regional Center

Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices  

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices


Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center      

Scout Night at the Granite City speedway

June 23  |  Doors Open 3:00, Race at 5;30

We welcome all Central Minnesota Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts! It's Scout Night on June 23rd and all scouts in uniform, 17 or younger, get in for free for the races! Adult prices are $12, but Scout Leaders are still encouraged to dress in uniform with your scouts. Check out their website for more information   


Explore your world ...

Come to camp!

Make camp a special part of your summer!


Sign up for any camp session over $100 and receive a FREE CAMP T-SHIRT when you renew your Girl Scout membership for 2013-14 by June 30!


GSMWLP has many summer camp employment opportunities available, including kitchen staff and activities director at Camp Shingobee near Walker, MN.


For information about Summer Camp and employment opportunities, call your local Girl Scout office, leave a message here, or E-mail Outdoor Program Manager Melissa Garza.  


In This Issue
Camp Care Day
Make The World A Better Place
Contact us
In the Shop

They're back! They're irresistible.

Nestle Candy Bars

They're only here for the summer - Girl Scout Cookie inspired Nestle Crunch bars! Three different flavors of candy bars including Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Cr�me, and Caramel & Cr�me. Tax included they are $1 each!  Available now!  Get yours today!


Browse our virtual Spring Catalog!

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com 





Make The World A Better Place


Girl Scouts Invited to Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge on National Public Lands Day, Get a FREE Water Test Kit


For the fifth consecutive year, World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) is partnering with National Public Lands Day (NPLD) to encourage water monitoring on U.S. public lands.  WWMC has reserved 100 basic water quality test kits for FREE distribution to groups that participate in both WWMC and NPLD in 2013 (one kit per group).


NPLD is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The program's 20th anniversary will be held on Saturday, September 28.  WWMC is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.


Click here to learn more.



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


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  Waite Park 320 253-9403

  Duluth 218 726-4715  

  All other offices 866 295-3820


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Summer Hours Now through August 30

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Friday  |  8:30-12:30



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