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May 6, 2013

Dear Girl Scout Family,

As Court of Awards season begins and the Girl Scout meeting year draws to a close, let me be the first to say THANK YOU to everyone who works "behind the scenes" to make Girl Scouting possible. From parents who said "yes" when their girl said "can I..."; to adult volunteers who said "yes" to sharing their time and talents; to the generous businesses and organizations who said "yes" to opening their doors for meetings and tours; and the friends and family who said "yes" to cheering the girl on. For every membership star that's given, every badge that's earned, and every "aha" moment a girl experiences, there's a network of support. You are making a huge difference in the life of a girl ... and, your efforts are making your community (and ultimately the whole world) a better place.

Thank you for saying "yes"!


p.s. Help the fun continue by saying "yes" to being involved in Girl Scouting next year! Participate in our Jump Start campaign!  Get the best deal when you re-register now.   

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  

Program Aide Training 

Saturday, May 11  |  Camp Shingobee Timbers

10 am-2 pm  |  Grades 6-8  |  $25 per girl, observing adults free  |  Girls may use up to $10 in Cookie Dough  |  Late registrations accepted through Wednesday, May 8;  $2 late fee now applies

Get ready for summer Day Camps and to take the lead at Girl Scout events and programs!
Page 30 of the Cadette: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting provides information on how to earn a Leader in Action award and your Program Aide award. Remember that as part of the new criteria established by GSUSA, girls need to complete the Leader in Action award prior to attending a Program Aide training. To sign up, just fill out the

GSMWLP Events Guide registration form.

An optional overnight is offered Friday, May 10 for $15 per girl. Please contact the 800-955-6032 ext 8879 or 8880 for details or email tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.


Region 2  Duluth Regional Center  


Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices

Region 4 Alexandria & Willmar offices


Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center

Wisconsin Dells trip 
June 24-28, 2013  |  girls in grades 4-12
$575/person  |  register by May 15

The deadline is fast approaching for the Weekend Escape: Wisconsin Dells trip! Don't miss out on this fun trip to the waterpark capital of the world. Click here for a peak of the itinerary! Contact Anastacia for questions.

Wisconsin Dells, fill out this form  to register.

Girl Scout Night with the MN Lynx 
Come out to the Target Center on June 1 for the 7pm game vs. the Connecticut Sun. Click here for ticket information!


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 15!

Have you already participated in Jump Start Registration for Girl Scouts 2013-14? Simply send  

in your completed camp registrationtoday with applicable payment. more...


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

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Work With Us

Work at camp and make a difference in a girl's life.

Summer camp is the kind of work where you give your all every day, learn about yourself, and have the opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of girls. 


Seasonal positions for each camp are available, as well as the
Camp Maintenance Worker. The position descriptions are listed on our website.




In the Shop
A Sweet Deal for Mom!
Cookie Jar
Mom will love our personal-size
"I Love Girl Scout Cookies" cookie jar - now on sale for $19.99. It's the perfect gift for Mother's Day, May 12.

Two-tone ceramic, rubber seal lid, 28-oz. capacity. Holds 1-2 boxes of cookies. Jar measures 5" x 5 1/4" x 6". On sale through May 24; regular price, $25.00. Perfect for all kinds of treats, especially a box of Girl Scout cookies! Of course, this cute cookie jar is ideal for other gift-giving occasions too. Thank and acknowledge troop helpers, cookie moms (or dads), service unit volunteers, and top sellers with a gift from Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops.


Troop leaders: Our bridging kits are so convenient, making it easy to prepare for your bridging ceremony. $2.75 - 5.60 depending on grade level. Order yours today.


Check out our virtual Spring Catalog!




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 Begin May 31 

Shop and Office Hours

M-Thurs  |  8:30-5:30

Friday  |  8:30-12:30

May 31-August 30



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