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By Hannah McCabe

Have you registered for Kaleidoscope yet? Would you like to travel with your troop and other girls from your area? Sign up today to catch a FREE ride from St. Cloud to the University of Wisconsin – Superior and enjoy a worry free trip! Simply add the transportation option to your registration when you sign up online here: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Kaleidoscope/

Or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182 with questions and to reserve your seat. Spaces are limited so register now to guarantee a spot!

 

 

By Hannah McCabe

Have you registered for Kaleidoscope yet? Would you like to travel with your troop and other girls from your area? Sign up today to catch a FREE ride from Brainerd to the University of Wisconsin – Superior and enjoy a worry free trip! Simply add the transportation option to your registration when you sign up online here: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Kaleidoscope/

Or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182 with questions and to reserve your seat. Spaces are limited so register now to guarantee a spot!



By Hannah McCabe

Have you registered for Kaleidoscope yet? Would you like to travel with your troop and other girls from your area? Sign up today to catch a FREE ride from Bemidji to the University of Wisconsin – Superior and enjoy a worry free trip! Simply add the transportation option to your registration when you sign up online here: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Kaleidoscope/

Or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182 with questions and to reserve your seat. Spaces are limited so register now to guarantee a spot! 

By Hannah McCabe

Girl Scout Leader’s Day is on April 22 and Girl Scouts are showing appreciation to the adult volunteers by participating in the Leader Day Thank You Card Contest.

Any girl member of Lakes and Pines' is eligible to participate.  Here’s how it works: 
1. Create a 3.5"x8" card representing Girl Scouts.

2. Write/draw some sign of your appreciation to Girl Scout volunteers on the front and leave the inside blank. Use as many colors as you like but no glitter, stamping, or computer generation. 

3. Include a description explaining why you chose your design, your name, address, troop number, and program level on the back of the card.

We are sorry, no cards can be returned. 

4. Mail your card and description to the Duluth office. 

       424 W Superior St Ordean Building Ste G3

       Duluth, MN 55802-1584

Entries must be received by March 6.
 
 

Staff will vote on their favorite card and that card will be sent out to all the troop leaders across the council to say thanks for helping build girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character

By Ben Carey

Are you an artist? Are you looking for a personalized way to say thank you to your troop leaderand all troop leaders accross Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin?
Girl Scout Leader’s Day is on April 22 and Girl Scouts are showing appreciation to the adult volunteers by participating in the Leader Day Thank You Card Contest.

Any girl member of Lakes and Pines' is eligible to participate.  Here’s how it works:
1. Create a 3.5"x8" card representing Girl Scouts.

2. Write/draw some sign of your appreciation to Girl Scout volunteers on the front and leave the inside blank. Use as many colors as you like but no glitter, stamping, or computer generation. 

3. Include a description explaining why you chose your design, your name, address, troop number, and program level on the back of the card.

We are sorry, no cards can be returned. 

4. Mail your card and description to the Duluth office. 

       424 W Superior St Ordean Building Ste G3

       Duluth, MN 55802-1584

Entries must be received by March 6.
 
 

Staff will vote on their favorite card and that card will be sent out to all the troop leaders across the council to say thanks for helping build girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character!

By Denise Paulisich

Entries must be received in the Duluth Regional Girl Scout Office by March 7 for the Leader's Day Card!  Make a design for this year's Leader's Day Card and you might be a winner!  Girl Scout Leader's Day is April 22.  Designs are due March 7, 2015.  Any girl member of Lakes and Pines is eligible to participate.

Here's what you do: 

1.  Create a 3.5" X 8" card representing Girl Scouts.

2.  Write a greeting to Girl Scout volunteers on the front.

3.  Leave the inside blank.

4.  Use as many colors as you like.  No glitter, stamping, or computer generation.

5.  Include a description explaining why you chose your design, your name, address, troop number, and program level on the back of the card.

6.  Mail to:  Girl Scouts of MN & WI Lakes and Pines, 424 W Superior St, Suite G#, Duluth, MN 55802

Sorry, card entries will not be returned to you.  One overall design will be chosen and used for the Leader's Day Card 2015.  One winner for each program level will be chosen.

By Michelle

WHEN: April 17th , 2015 | 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: First Lutheran Church, Little Falls

WE RECOGNIZE:
- Adult Award recipients
- Top cookie sellers
- Leader’s Day Card Contest winners
- Bronze, Silver & Gold Award Recipients!

Join us as we celebrate our year; enjoy a beverage and cake while we mingle!

RSVP to Bonnie 320-515-4187 or breeves@gslakesandpines.org

 

By Keri Lynn

Running Sap is cause for celebration in the Northland Sugarbush!  Did you know it takes 40-45 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of the delicious sweet stuff we love on pancakes and waffles – Maple Syrup ?!

 

There are at least one hundred species of maple trees in the world.  Fourteen are native to the United States, and in Minnesota four species are used for producing maple syrup!  They include Sugar, Red, and Silver Maples, as well as Box Elders.

 

The sap flows early in the spring when the daytime temperatures rise above freezing and drop back down below freezing at night.  In our region that could be anytime from mid to late February through March and early April.

 

Identify, tap and boil down your own maple syrup at our upcoming program Tap to Table!  Try your hand at making hard maple candy/taffy and earn a fun patch after attending this SWEET program.  Consider staying overnight on Friday or Saturday and enjoy a Ojibwe inspired meal and learn about the traditions during this time of spring renewal.  Find all the details on page 7 of the Program Guide, and sign up today!

By Michelle

WHEN: February 23, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brainerd Good Samaritan Society | 804 Wright St., Brainerd

A learning session to assist new troop leaders with the basic steps of how to get their troop meetings up and running and how to guide girls in their participation choices throughout their Girl Scout adventure.

Click here for all the details.

By Michelle

WHEN: March 7, 2015 | check-in at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: First Lutheran Church in Little Falls

Come for the day or choose the sessions you want to attend
Choose from:
* Ceremonies
* Troop Finance
* PB & J (Proficiency Badges & Journeys)
* Networking with Girl Scout Volunteers
 
Printable Agenda 

Questions? Contact Bonnie Reeves at breeves@gslakesandpines.org or 320-515-4187

Please register on-line. 

By Hannah McCabe

Have you registered for Kaleidoscope yet? If you were thinking about signing up for a session of swimming, now you can also look forward to trying out the log roll from Camp Roundelay! Camp staff will be on hand to teach you the tricks to staying upright while walking on water. For descriptions of all the sessions and to register online, check out our website! Questions? Contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182 

By Hannah McCabe

Interested in a Travel Pathway this summer? Register now for our Atlanta and Savannah trip to experience the rich histories of these two cities and tour Girl Scout First headquarters. Need more information? Check out this years Program Guide or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

By Hannah McCabe

Interested in a Travel Pathway this summer? Register now for our Atlanta and Savannah trip to experience the rich histories of these two cities and tour Girl Scout First headquarters. Need more information? Check out this years Program Guide or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

By Hannah McCabe

Interested in a Travel Pathway this summer? Register now for our Atlanta and Savannah trip to experience the rich histories of these two cities and tour Girl Scout First headquarters. Need more information? Check out this years Program Guide or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

By Hannah McCabe

Interested in a Travel Pathway this summer? Register now for our Atlanta and Savannah trip to experience the rich histories of these two cities and tour Girl Scout First headquarters. Need more information? Check out this years Program Guide or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

By Nikki

Join us for a fun night in New York City at the 3rd annual GNO and Sneak Peek at the Kandi Mall in Willmar.

Grades 4-12

Imagine life in New York City! Star in a Broadway production, decorate like a Cake Boss, paint Van Gogh style, make cards for our military, and dance in Times Square. Vote for your favorite New York production to watch on the big screen. Bring your glam to this special night out! Girl Scout Traveling Shop. Cost includes program supplies, patch, snack, and light breakfast.

Cost:

$30 girl,

$5 Adult

Date:

March 14-15, 2015,

from 8 pm-7 am

Grades K-3

Spend the night in ―New York City,‖ including a dance party in our Times Square. Girl Scout Traveling Shop. Cost includes program supplies, patch, and snack.Please eat supper before the arriving. Only snacks are provided.

Cost:

$8 girl, adult free


Date:

March 14, 2015,

from 6:30 -8:30 pm

 

By Michelle

* Come as you are or dress in costume.
* Discover ways to break Elsa's spell and melt the ice.
* Create movie-inspired arts and crafts.
* Strike a pose in a Frozen-themed photo shoot.
* Make Girl Scout Cookie icecream sandwiches.
* Receive a FROZEN patch (shown on flyer).
* Pizza available for $1 per slice. 
 
WHEN: Friday, February 27 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
**Doors open at 5:15 for check-in

WHERE: Osakis School, High School Entrance
 
COST: Current Girl Scouts - $5 
          Bring a Friend -  $5 + $15 annual membership to Girl Scouts
          - more information about bring-a-friend on the flyer   
    
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 23

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer and registration form.

By Nikki

The Society of Women Engineers
(SWE) will be hosting the 25th Annual Horizons Conference on March 21 at St.
Cloud State University. This conference is an outreach event for junior high
to high school age girls
, with the aim to motivate their interest in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is a one-day event
that includes hands-on workshops and team projects. We are asking your support
in spreading the word about Horizons, which has always been a wonderfully fun
day for the girls. Women can do very well in engineering and science, but many
girls may not know or believe this. SWE would like to change
that!    

Workshops this year include
competing with a robot to learn about the magic of robotics, using the
scientific method to experiment with light and lasers, and learning the
basics of video game design and creation through cooperation and computer
programming.

Registration is open! For more information click the link below.
http://goo.gl/forms/sAkP3bvYMb

By Ben Carey

Celebrate World Thinking Day with Service Unit 28 Saturday, February 28, from 9:00am - 3:30pm at St Francis Xavier School in Sartell.

Girls will fill out their passport as they travel from country to country through the school participating in games and activities from other countries. Many of these activites will be led by exchange students!

Cost is $8 per attendee and lunch is provided.

Register by 2/19/15 by contacting Wendi Haas at
wendijhaas@yahoo.com.

Would you like to have your World Thinking Day event highlighted on your Regional Blog? contact your regional support team. Just click on their names to the left for their emails!

By Tricia Andrews

Gold Award Workshop| Monday, February 16 | Noon-2 PM | Waite Park Regional Center | Girls grades 9-12/ interested adults | Cost: Free

Have some free time on President's Day?  Interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, including the role of adults, the approval process, and the characteristics of a successful Take Action project? This is your chance to learn more about the Gold Award and get feedback on your project ideas.  RSVP with Director of Program Tricia Andrews, 320-252-2952 ext 8879 or tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

Girls must attend a Gold Award orientation before they submit their project proposa. While we offer monthly telephone conferences as a convenient way to fulfill this requirement, this in-person meeting also meets this requirement.  Additional details are at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/.

By Tricia Andrews

Gold Award Workshop| Monday, February 16 | Noon-2 PM | Waite Park Regional Center | Girls grades 9-12/ interested adults | Cost: Free

Have some free time on President's Day?  Interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, including the role of adults, the approval process, and the characteristics of a successful Take Action project? This is your chance to learn more about the Gold Award and get feedback on your project ideas.  RSVP with Director of Program Tricia Andrews, 320-252-2952 ext 8879 or tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

Girls must attend a Gold Award orientation before they submit their project proposa. While we offer monthly telephone conferences as a convenient way to fulfill this requirement, this in-person meeting also meets this requirement.  Additional details are at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/.

By Maureen Graham

Buy 5 Boxes for a chance to WIN Girl Scout Cookies for a Year! 

Girls can sell more cookies all at once by sharing information about the Buy 5 Promotion with each of their customers and by inviting them to buy five packages for a chance to win five cases of Girl Scout Cookies!  Four winning entries will be selected, one winner from each of our four regions.  Each winner will receive 5 cases of their favorite Girl Scout Cookies – cookies for a year! 

1.       Customer purchases five packages of Girl Scout Cookies in a single transaction between February 14 and March 22. (All transactions qualify whether direct from a girl, at a booth sale, or through COCOdirect.) 

2.       Customer receives a code from the Girl Scout.

3.       Customer enters their information by March 25 at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/5for5Program/

4.       Four winning entries selected week of March 30; winners notified by April 6, 2015

So, as a troop leader, you’re wondering, “What is this mysterious code that my girls will be sharing with their customers?”  It’s simple.  Please use the following formula to create unique codes for each customer. Use your troop number, followed by the girl’s initials, followed by the customer number.  So, for example, if you are from Troop 45321, and Maggie Lemonade is the name of the girl who has three customers who each purchased five packages of Girl Scout Cookies, the codes she will distribute to them will be as follows:  Customer #1 – 45321ML1, Customer #2 – 45321ML2, Customer #3 – 45321ML3.  Have two girls with the same initials in your troop? No problem.  Just add their middle initial or another letter to distinguish the two, for example MEL or MML.   

 

A good way for your troop to prepare to implement this promotion would be to have business cards or slips of paper printed up with the website link, then a line for each girl to write her individual code – adding a 1, 2, 3, etc., at the end of her code for each customer that she has that purchases five packages.  Girls can give a slip to each customer that qualifies. 

 

Questions?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.   

 

Service Unit Finance Reports DUE February 15.

 

Just a friendly reminder that your Service Unit Financial Report is due to your Product Sales and Finance Specialist by February 15.  You can find the form here:  http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/FinanceForms.  The instructions are there as to how to use this writable form, otherwise you can print it out and fill it in before sending.  Thank you!

 

By Maureen Graham

Buy 5 Boxes for a chance to WIN Girl Scout Cookies for a Year! 

Girls can sell more cookies all at once by sharing information about the Buy 5 Promotion with each of their customers and by inviting them to buy five packages for a chance to win five cases of Girl Scout Cookies!  Four winning entries will be selected, one winner from each of our four regions.  Each winner will receive 5 cases of their favorite Girl Scout Cookies – cookies for a year! 

1.       Customer purchases five packages of Girl Scout Cookies in a single transaction between February 14 and March 22. (All transactions qualify whether direct from a girl, at a booth sale, or through COCOdirect.) 

2.       Customer receives a code from the Girl Scout.

3.       Customer enters their information by March 25 at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/5for5Program/

4.       Four winning entries selected week of March 30; winners notified by April 6, 2015

So, as a troop leader, you’re wondering, “What is this mysterious code that my girls will be sharing with their customers?”  It’s simple.  Please use the following formula to create unique codes for each customer. Use your troop number, followed by the girl’s initials, followed by the customer number.  So, for example, if you are from Troop 45321, and Maggie Lemonade is the name of the girl who has three customers who each purchased five packages of Girl Scout Cookies, the codes she will distribute to them will be as follows:  Customer #1 – 45321ML1, Customer #2 – 45321ML2, Customer #3 – 45321ML3.  Have two girls with the same initials in your troop? No problem.  Just add their middle initial or another letter to distinguish the two, for example MEL or MML.   

 

A good way for your troop to prepare to implement this promotion would be to have business cards or slips of paper printed up with the website link, then a line for each girl to write her individual code – adding a 1, 2, 3, etc., at the end of her code for each customer that she has that purchases five packages.  Girls can give a slip to each customer that qualifies. 

 

Questions?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.   

 

Service Unit Finance Reports DUE February 15.

 

Just a friendly reminder that your Service Unit Financial Report is due to your Product Sales and Finance Specialist by February 15.  You can find the form here:  http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/FinanceForms.  The instructions are there as to how to use this writable form, otherwise you can print it out and fill it in before sending.  Thank you!

 

By Maureen Graham

Buy 5 Boxes for a chance to WIN Girl Scout Cookies for a Year! 

Girls can sell more cookies all at once by sharing information about the Buy 5 Promotion with each of their customers and by inviting them to buy five packages for a chance to win five cases of Girl Scout Cookies!  Four winning entries will be selected, one winner from each of our four regions.  Each winner will receive 5 cases of their favorite Girl Scout Cookies – cookies for a year! 

1.       Customer purchases five packages of Girl Scout Cookies in a single transaction between February 14 and March 22. (All transactions qualify whether direct from a girl, at a booth sale, or through COCOdirect.) 

2.       Customer receives a code from the Girl Scout.

3.       Customer enters their information by March 25 at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/5for5Program/

4.       Four winning entries selected week of March 30; winners notified by April 6, 2015

So, as a troop leader, you’re wondering, “What is this mysterious code that my girls will be sharing with their customers?”  It’s simple.  Please use the following formula to create unique codes for each customer. Use your troop number, followed by the girl’s initials, followed by the customer number.  So, for example, if you are from Troop 45321, and Maggie Lemonade is the name of the girl who has three customers who each purchased five packages of Girl Scout Cookies, the codes she will distribute to them will be as follows:  Customer #1 – 45321ML1, Customer #2 – 45321ML2, Customer #3 – 45321ML3.  Have two girls with the same initials in your troop? No problem.  Just add their middle initial or another letter to distinguish the two, for example MEL or MML.   

 

A good way for your troop to prepare to implement this promotion would be to have business cards or slips of paper printed up with the website link, then a line for each girl to write her individual code – adding a 1, 2, 3, etc., at the end of her code for each customer that she has that purchases five packages.  Girls can give a slip to each customer that qualifies. 

 

Questions?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.   

 

Service Unit Finance Reports DUE February 15.

 

Just a friendly reminder that your Service Unit Financial Report is due to your Product Sales and Finance Specialist by February 15.  You can find the form here:  http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/FinanceForms.  The instructions are there as to how to use this writable form, otherwise you can print it out and fill it in before sending.  Thank you!

 

By Maureen Graham

Buy 5 Boxes for a chance to WIN Girl Scout Cookies for a Year! 

Girls can sell more cookies all at once by sharing information about the Buy 5 Promotion with each of their customers and by inviting them to buy five packages for a chance to win five cases of Girl Scout Cookies!  Four winning entries will be selected, one winner from each of our four regions.  Each winner will receive 5 cases of their favorite Girl Scout Cookies – cookies for a year! 

1.       Customer purchases five packages of Girl Scout Cookies in a single transaction between February 14 and March 22. (All transactions qualify whether direct from a girl, at a booth sale, or through COCOdirect.) 

2.       Customer receives a code from the Girl Scout.

3.       Customer enters their information by March 25 at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/5for5Program/

4.       Four winning entries selected week of March 30; winners notified by April 6, 2015

So, as a troop leader, you’re wondering, “What is this mysterious code that my girls will be sharing with their customers?”  It’s simple.  Please use the following formula to create unique codes for each customer. Use your troop number, followed by the girl’s initials, followed by the customer number.  So, for example, if you are from Troop 45321, and Maggie Lemonade is the name of the girl who has three customers who each purchased five packages of Girl Scout Cookies, the codes she will distribute to them will be as follows:  Customer #1 – 45321ML1, Customer #2 – 45321ML2, Customer #3 – 45321ML3.  Have two girls with the same initials in your troop? No problem.  Just add their middle initial or another letter to distinguish the two, for example MEL or MML.   

 

A good way for your troop to prepare to implement this promotion would be to have business cards or slips of paper printed up with the website link, then a line for each girl to write her individual code – adding a 1, 2, 3, etc., at the end of her code for each customer that she has that purchases five packages.  Girls can give a slip to each customer that qualifies. 

 

Questions?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.   

 

Service Unit Finance Reports DUE February 15.

 

Just a friendly reminder that your Service Unit Financial Report is due to your Product Sales and Finance Specialist by February 15.  You can find the form here:  http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/FinanceForms.  The instructions are there as to how to use this writable form, otherwise you can print it out and fill it in before sending.  Thank you!

 




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March 12, 2015 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

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