June 10, 2013
Dear Girl Scout Family,
Do you remember attending Day Camp when you were young? I fondly remember making "nature" art projects, playing active games, and connecting with kids I hadn't seen since the last day of school (& making new friends!).
We're nearing the Day Camp season for Girl Scouts. Volunteers and parents come together to plan Girl Scout Day Camps in the summer, with the support of our council staff. Please take a moment to view our upcoming Day Camps
and consider signing up your daughter and even getting involved yourself! Your daughter might even want to bring a cousin or special friend -- we welcome all girls to join us!
I can't resist sharing one of my Day Camp nature craft. It was called Cat's Eye, though I've also seen them called
God's Eye, too. You take two equal size sticks from the ground and hold them together in the shape of an X. Wind rows of yarn around the stick then to the next, forming a spider web (only the yarn is close together). I faintly remember making oodles of Cat's Eyes that summer and giving them as gifts.
Help pass on the fun outdoor traditions of Girl Scouting to your girl this summer by encouraging her to attend camp!
p.s. Has your Girl Scout re-registered for next year yet? Just for participating, girls can receive: 4 Minnesota Twins tickets, $5 coupon for programs, a FREE camp t-shirt, and a special commemorative patch! Visit the Jump Start page in the Join Us section of the Lakes and Pines website for details.
2014 Girl Scout Cookie Recognitions
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!
Duluth Regional Center
Region 3 Brainerd & Mora offices
Region 5 Waite Park Regional Center
Jump in & Win!
We're giving away Minnesota Twins Tickets 4-packs for the July 31, 2013 game! There will be 12 given in all! Each pack has a $68 value and includes tickets for 4 people. Watch the Twins take on the Kansas City Royals at Target Field, Minneapolis. Game time is
7:10 p.m. Click here to enter now...
Explore your world ...
Make camp a special part of your summer!
JUMP IN & GET A FREE T-SHIRT
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 the Shop
Our World, Our Family Apparel!
Is your troop or group attending "Our World, Our Family" in September? If you're not sure what OWOF is, read all about it here.) Many participants choose to pre-order event t-shirts at a discount. Our sky blue t-shirts may be ordered by July 12 for $8.50 each, available in sizes youth small - adult 3X. A limited number of t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the event for $12.00.
New this year is an OWOF hoodie! The event logo is featured on a Kelly green pullover hoodie for $30-33. Same size availability. Pre-orders only.
See page 6 of the registration packet (linked above) to place your order by July 12. See you Sept. 13-15 at Camp Lake Hubert!
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