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By Nikki

Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe, study acting on Broadway in New York City, or spend the week at Space Camp with NASA? With Destinations all of these things are possible, plus many more opportunities. But, time is running out to apply for these life changing experiences through Destinations and Getaways for 2015. Please contact Nikki Revier at nrevier@gslakesandpines.org or 320-403-2109 for more information by November 15, 2014.

By Michelle

Nov 10th 6-9 pm
The Center (Card Room) Brainerd

Nov 18th 6-9 pm
Mora Mini Mall

Registrations accepted 7 days prior to training.
If you miss the registration deadline contact Martha to see if you can still attend:
mlivingston@gslakesandpines.org

By Michelle

Join Bonnie and some of her Women of Today Friends who are helping facilitate the BFF at the Teen Center in Mora. This BFF has a bonus as it includes a component on careers!

Contact Bonnie with questions please register by Nov 17-Hope to see you there!

 This BFF is an overnight adventure.  BFF stands for Be A Friend First! 

 

When a girl is bullied, she feels alone.

When a girl sees
someone else being bullied, she feels helpless.

But you have the power to change that!

 

Sign up today for the BFF (Be a Friend First) series and learn to:

_ Recognize bullying

_ Deal with mean girls and cliques

_ Be a better friend 


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By Michelle

Help keep local women safe by collecting old cell phones! The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center is a nonprofit organization providing services to battered women and their children.  They provide advocacy, a 24 hour live crisis line, and shelter for women and children.  They need cell phones to give to women they support.

If you are interested in collecting phones, please contact Gina W. at 218-828-1216.  For more information about the Women’s Center, visit www.womenscenteronline.org .


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By Michelle

While you are wrapping up your Fall Sale, take a peek at our travel opportunities (http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/4281.pdf), and see where Girl Scouts can take you!  Girls can use Cookie Dough, Adventure Points and the money their troop earns toward a trip!

Our council group of both National Delegates as well as visitors just returned from their trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 53rd National Convention.  The National Convention happens every three years, and we hope that you include the 2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio in your troop’s plans.  Every three years, Girl Scouts from all over the world gather together in sisterhood to share their passions, learn new skills and decide the future of Girl Scouting! Mark your calendars and register today!

To celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday this month, try out some of these fun ideas;  play a game that Juliette would have played
as a girl—try charades or telephone; bake your own Girl Scout cookies, like girls did decades ago; learn more about Juliette and put on a skit for your troop; or throw a birthday party for Juliette!

By Amanda Morrow

The registration deadline for the Sneak Peek/Girls Night Out at World of Wheels in Superior is coming up quick--Saturday, November 1!  Please register at the Duluth office or send your registration forms to program@gslakesandpines.org this week.  You can also email registrations to our Waite Park office as per usual. Questions?  Call Amanda Morrow at 218-302-3182.  Thanks!

By Tricia Andrews

Sunday, November 2nd

2-4 PM

Bemidji waterfront and downtown

This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from Chippewa National Forest, and Girl Scouts are invited to be part of the celebration.  Area Girl Scout troops are invited to lead an ornament making activity to be held at the Senior Center.  For more information check out the Chamber of Commerce website here: http://business.bemidji.org/events/details/2014-bemidji-tree-to-dc-12041.   

By Amanda Morrow

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac, WI
Bay-Lakes Council, BSA, and the Alumni of the Fond du Lac Scouts are proud to invite you to the Winter Amidships (WAM) co-ed Scouting event to be held on February 15, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac. 

The event includes dinner, an award presentation, dance and event patch. Pre-registration is required.

Learn more: http://www.baylakesbsa.org/document/wam-flyer-2014/131303

By Amanda Morrow

We are so excited to announce that Duluth is hosting the 2014 US Capitol Christmas Tree...and the community needs the help of local Girl Scouts to pull off the celebration!  Troops and families both are welcome to participate in the free event celebrating the Capitol Christmas tree as it passes through Duluth from the Chippewa Forest on its way to Washington DC.  

The community-wide celebration will take place Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN.  For more information about the event, click here

You can be an important part of the celebration!  Girl Scouts and adult volunteers are needed to help with the ornament decorating station at the event. Volunteers will earn a free specially-designed, one-of-a-kind Capitol Christmas Tree patch, compliments of Advantage Emblem.

Want to volunteer?  Please contact Amanda Morrow at amorrow@gslakesandpines.org or 218-302-3182. 

By Amanda Morrow

You are invited to the second annual Night with the Bulldogs, a partnership with UMD Women's Hockey, on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  Girl Scouts and their families are invited to take advantage of free tickets for kids 12 and under and $4 tickets for people age 13 and up.  Check out the flyer for more information!

By Tricia Andrews

March 7, 2015

Join us for a special day dedicated to Daisy through Ambassador Girl Scouts. Wear your sash, vest or Girl Scout pin and be admitted for a discount ($9 per girl and $13 leader).

Additional family members pay regular admission. Zoo memberships will be honored. Parking for non-members is $7.00 per car.

No registration necessary.

There will also be special activity stations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. designed for various levels of scouts. All scouts can earn an exclusive Minnesota Zoo patch by completing an activity sheet during their visit (patches cost $3.00).

Sign up for a Girl Scout Day badge station for 2015!

Hosts Needed! Tables are available for scouts who would like to host their own activity station. Those hosting a station (maximum of five scouts per station) will earn a free patch for participating and be admitted free! Please plan on hosting your station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information call 952.431.9331.

Scout Activity Packets – We also have Daisy/Brownie and Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Activity Packets available online. Click here to print copies. Scouts will want to print a packet if they wish to do the Activity Packet on Scout Day. Please be green and share a copy with a person or two.

By Nikki

Girl's Night Out

Grades 4-12

Join us at this special Girls Night Out as we partner with SCSU Science Express to push boundaries challenge ourselves and look at the world in a new way. Get energized with pool time, a dance party, and fun activities. We will also be making lava lamps, silly putty, and other fun activites as we party into the night. Don't miss out on this GNO!!

 

Cost includes program supplies, patch, snack, pizza, and light breakfast.

Cost: $30 girl, $5 adult

Date: November 22-23, 2014,

from 8 pm-8am

 

Sneak Peek Pajama Party

Grades K-3

Daisies and Brownies do not have to miss out on the fun. Come for a Sneak Peak into some of the most exciting GNO activities, such as swimming, dancing, and silly science! Experiment with sparkly silly putty and put an egg-in-abottle,have a pool party, and dance.

 

Cost includes program sessions, snack, and pool party.

 

Cost: $8 girl, adult free

Date: November 22, 2014

from 6 pm-8:30 pm

 

By Nikki

Sign up for a once in a lifetime trip to sunny Hawaii before
it is too late! During this all inclusive trip we will be participating in the
annual King Kamehameha Dayu Parade, spending time at the Dole Plantation,
touring Pearl Harbor, along with just relaxing at Waikiki Beach.

We are in the process of ordering our plane tickets and do
not want to leave without you on June 11, 2015 for this seven day adventure.
Make sure to invite your friends as the more participates the cheaper the trip,
including up to $700 off when 50 participates sign up! Don’t let this trip pass
you by, contact Nikki at nrevier@gslakesandpines.org
to save your spot.

By Michelle

Our Region 3 Day of Training is on the website; check it out- please register!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register Here!

By Michelle

Fall is a great time to plan out the programs that your girls want to attend this Girl Scout year—check out the Program Guide to see all of the great events and programs your troop has to chose from!  In November, we have two Girls’ Night Out events to pick from, in Superior and in St. Cloud.  As always, there are Programs on the Go, where the program comes to you!

Be sure to celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday at the end of the month!  Bake a cake, play a game that Juliette would have played or just have some great Girl Scout fun!

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Our annual Girls Night Out is just around the corner!  Back by popular demand, join us at World of Wheels in Superior, WI to skate the night away!  Roller skate into the wee hours, boogie down at a dance party, play games and learn about fitness and teamwork.  Be ready to rock--and roll!  Cost includes skate rental, snack, activity supplies, breakfast and patch.

New this year--the facility will be closed to the public.  Girl Scouts only!

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014; 6 pm to 9 pm Sneak Peek for girls in K-3; 7 pm to 7 am for girls in grades 4-12.
Where: World of Wheels, Superior, WI
Cost: Overnight $30 per girl, $20 per adult, $5 for observing adult; Sneak Peek $8 per girl; skating adult, observing adult free

For more information, click here: Sneak Peek or Overnight.  To register, click here.

And for a "sneak peek" of the Girls Night Out patch...

By Tricia Andrews

Gold Award Training | Friday, October 17, 2014 | 5 pm-7 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | Girls grades 9-12, adults | Cost: Free | Please register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

Girls in grades 9-12 who plan to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award are required to attend an orientation to learn about the Gold Award approval process and the characteristics of a successful final project. While this step may be completed by taking part in a Gold Award Conference call held the 3rd Tuesday of each month (details at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/), this in-person training gives girls and adults a chance to also share ideas and learn from one another.   Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

By Tricia Andrews

Silver Award Discussion| Friday, October 17, 2014 | 3 pm-4 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | Girls grades 6-8, adults | Cost: Free | Please register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

Girls and adults interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Silver Award are invited to attend an informal discussion facilitated by Girl Scout program staff.  Please plan to attend this informal session to find out about the Silver Award approval process, the difference between a community service project and a Silver Award Take Action Project, and how to document your accomplishments.  Space is limited to 20 participants.  more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org. Register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

 

 

By Tricia Andrews

Program Aide Training Program on the Go| Friday, October 17, 2014 | 10 am-2 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | $20 girls grades 6-8, free to adults accompanying girls | $5 Cookie Dough may be used | Register or RSVP by October 16

Troop 379 of Augusta invites area Girl Scout Cadettes s to join them for a Program Aide Training arranged as a Program on the Go delivered by GSMWLP program staff.  When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. As teen mentors, girls gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens – some of their favorite people! This four hour training completes one of the steps to become a Program Aide.  Please note that girls are expected to complete the Leader in Action award before attending this training.  Space is limited to 30 participants. The cost includes training supplies, lunch, and the Program Aide pin. For more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org. Register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

 

By Tricia Andrews

Powder Ridge Ski and Snowboard Days | Kimball, MN | Saturdays December 12, 2014, December 20, 2014 and January 3, 2015 | Discounted rates for Girl Scout,  Boy Scout and 4-H groups

 

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area offers discounts to Girl Scouts on  tickets, equipment,  lessons, and pizza during selected dates in December and January.  Advanced online registration is required. Powder Ridge also offers to Girl Scout and Boy Scouts Sunday tubing specials on  December 21, 2014 and Jan 11, February 8, and March 1, 2015. Click here for details.  For more information visit www.powderridge.com or call (320) 398-7200.




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