May 30, 2014 at 08:52am
At Girl Scouts, it’s not just that you get to go – you get to go together. All your adventures are even more special because your friends are right by your side…imagine what you’ll do next year.
Why wait? Claim your spot for another year of fun!
Enjoy another great year with Girl Scouts and Jump into spring with our spring membership renewal campaign Jump Start!
All the details to help guide you through the re-registration process were included in a mailing to all 01 Troop Leaders and Juliette families at the beginning of April.
Girls get a free Jump Start patch if forms are turned in to the Waite Park Regional Center by June 15, 2014!
· New this year for 01 Leaders: A Girl Scout shop gift certificate for your own Girl Scout polo shirt (comes in all sizes) if you return your completed troop roster as indicated and re-register all continuing girls and adults by June 15, 2014.
· Easiest renewal ever! Find your troop’s 2013-14 Troop Roster with a simple check off to renew membership that is included in the mailing.
· The simple steps to renew are included on your roster.
· Use this roster to have parents/guardians review, update information as needed and provide permission – then mail in with Dues Summary or go online as instructed and just update the information.
· Note: 01 troop leader’s can register the entire troop at one time with online registration if done prior to Sept. 30, 2014.
· Girls and families worked hard to sell cookies. Use those proceeds to pay their $15 membership fees! (It will be one less thing to pay for during back-to-school time!)
o Troops have always been encouraged to include membership renewal in their troop budget as part of being a self sufficient troop.
· Other great benefits to your troop and your Service Unit:
o Your troop will be ready to start right away in the fall and you will know who is returning!
o Placing new girls at fall registration is easy because troops know the number of new girls they can add to their troop.
o The recruitment of new adult leadership can start right away because you will know if an adult leader is not returning.
o A “Say You’ll Stay Response Form,” (#3603) is available on the council’s website for you to print and distribute at your next SU leader’s meeting to find out if volunteers will be returning.
If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance. We are happy to help!
Are you a fun loving person who loves Girl Scouts? Read on…
Your Membership Specialist is seeking volunteers who like to have fun to establish Recruitment Teams within each service unit.
What do SU Recruitment Teams do? They have fun getting the word out about Girl Scouts!
Where do you start?
1. Contact your Membership Specialist today to join your Service Unit’s Recruitment Team!
2. Share ideas to make recruitment in your school or town tons of fun for girls and families.
3. Partner with you Membership Specialist to set dates and plans for your Service Unit’s Fall Kick-off and your Fall Recruitment events.
Membership Stats as of May 27, 2014
We are 1,552 girls away from reaching our girl goal of 8,270.
We are 272 adults away from reaching our adult goal of 2,804
Total Membership 9,256
This includes 452 lifetime members.
May 23, 2014 at 03:53pm
Sample the learning and fun of college life at Bemidji State University! Get the inside scoop on how to get into the college of your dreams while experiencing the fun and excitement of college life, exploring the beautiful camps on the lake, touring a TV studio and staying in Tammarack Hall--the tallest buiding in Bemidji. For more details check out the flyer and registration found here.
May 13, 2014 at 05:49pm
Jump Starts are underway across our council! I request volunteers to complete
the Volunteer Self Assessment form which was included in the Jump Start packet
Completed forms can be returned to me your Volunteer Specialist!
To those of you who have completed the background check
‘Thank you” some of you have not and here is your gentle reminder to please go
to the website and authorize the background check now if you have not done so: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LetsGetStarted/
Volunteers who have authorized their background check this
year or the 2012-2013 Girl Scout year do not need to do the authorization.
Questions/concerns please pop me a e mail or give me call.
Thank you for all you do for Girl Scouts!
April 29, 2014 at 03:49pm
Love archery! Spend the night with some new friends at Space Adventure and then, on Sunday afternoon, learn the archery basics! Girls will be taught how to safely knotch, aim and shoot arrows, and have time to practice their new skill. This extra activity does not have an additional fee, and will include a light lunch.
Questions? Contact Amanda Strobel! firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29, 2014 at 09:01am
Looking for more information about the Gold Award? Any girl interested in completing her Gold Award can call in for the Gold Award Orientation Conference Call (Register here http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/). The call will include a detailed overview of the process and paperwork needed to complete the award, as well as information about interviews and project ideas.
If you are interested in starting this nationally recognized leadership journey, interviews for June 21, 2014, the Gold Award Proposal is due to the council by June 1, 2014. All of the paperwork must be complete when submitted, and it is recommended that you submit a few days before the deadline so you can make additional submissions if necessary. You can drop off physical copies or email them to email@example.com.
April 23, 2014 at 01:46pm
Summer is just around the corner, and the Program Team is hard at work planning and
getting ready for OWOF this fall. We hope that you are able to join us
this year, either as a family or with your troop, for a weekend full of
adventure and fun! Join over 1,000 Girl Scouts from all over the country
for this one of a kind weekend packed with traditions and new friends!
Remember to place your advance-order shirts and hoodies by July 11! All shirts and
hoodies will feature glow in the dark ink! Limited supplies of shirts
will be available in the shop during the weekend, but hoodies are only
available by advance order.
The Teen Volunteer Program is filling up quickly! Get your registration in as soon
as possible if you would like to be a part of this program just for girls who
are looking for a new way to experience OWOF! This is a great option if you are
thinking about being a CIT in the future or if you are looking for ways to take
on leadership roles. If you have questions about TVP, please email Program
Specialist Amanda Strobel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Program Team, as well as the whole staff, would also like to thank a few of our
volunteers who were not on our original list: Russ Bennett, Mary Wyman-Goenner,
Kristen Gangl, Christine Benson, Maddison Moyer, Lolita Meyers, Leave No Trace,
Katie Koester, Morgan Carlson, Crow Wing County Master Gardeners, Vicki Foss,
Laura Billman, and Wynn Podratz. We would not be able to offer so many choices
to girls without all of your efforts and we cannot thank you enough! Our
volunteers make OWOF possible!
If you are interested in being a volunteer or have questions about volunteering,
please email Program Specialist Nikki Revier (email@example.com).
April 9, 2014 at 08:31am
May 17, 2014 | McGregor
Attention adventurous girls! You are needed to explore a new planet! Join your fellow explorers to discover a new star, and use your team’s outdoor and team work to solve the challenges you encounter!
Grades K-12 | 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$20 girls and adults | $5 safety-ratio adults
Includes a special space dinner, program materials and a patch.
Grades 4 – 12 | 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$30 Girls and Adults | $5 Safety-Ratio Adults
Register by 2 May 2014.
Questions? Ask Amanda! firstname.lastname@example.org | 320-252-2952
April 9, 2014 at 08:26am
Sunday April 27, 2014 | Brainerd
Grow your leadership skills and become prepared for summer Day Camps and to take the lead at Girl Scout events and programs.
Details are in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, page 30. In order to become a certified Program Aide, girls complete the Leader in Action award, attend this Program Aide training, then work directly with girls for an extended period of time.
Cost includes training, supplies, and light meal. Girls will enjoy up to 4 hours of programming.
$20 girl, adult free
April 1, 2014 at 05:35pm
It's really me your Volunteer Specialsit for R03! I've been crisscrossing our Region and Region 4 offering New Leader Training! It's been awesome meeting new volunteers and seeing the committment of Mom's who are recruiting friends and Grandmothers or former Girl Scouts to come back and help lead a troop! Can you beleive we are still recruiting new volunteers?!!
I will be offering another New Leader Training in Brainerd April 26th, 10am-1pm - check out the website to regsiter:http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LearningDevelopment/
Join us for our third Annual Regional Celebration April 24th 6:30-8:30 at the Brainerd High School. RSVP to Bonnie
We will recognize twenty adult award receipents, R03 top cookie sellers, three honorable mentions for the Leaders Day Card Contest and any girl or troop who earned their Bronze, Silver ot Gold Award. Girls or Troops who earned the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award and want to be recognozed should contact Bonnie!
Aslo note if you haven't done so it's not to late to nominate a business or service group for the Beacon Award: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/
You are winding down on the cookie sale and I'm hearing that girls did a fantastic job selling cookies. A special Thank you to the Mom's and Dad'd who helped make it happen.
I hope you take a moment to check out the Kaleidoscope Events being offered in Duluth and Bemidiji - these events were planned as a direct reposne to volunteer feedback. The programming is awesome!
I hope you take a moment to reflect on the postive impact you are making on girls and don't forget to enjoy your own journey!
I'll be seeing you soon!
February 27, 2014 at 03:20pm
Troops in Superior: Did you know the City of Superior’s Environmental Services Division can partner with you for a program? Their staff can bring these or other water-related activities to your troop meeting, or perhaps you’d like to set up a joint event with the other troops at your school--especially if you’re working on the Brownie WOW or Daisy Flower Garden Journey. Options include:
- Water Cycle game . . . A fun, active game where you are the water droplet--roll the dice and learn where the water goes.
- Water cycle bracelets . . . Make a bracelet where each bead represents a water reservoir (lake, stream, ocean, etc.)
- Puppet show! Themes such as keeping water clean and mercury bioaccumulation
- Make seed paper. . . Make paper with native plant seeds. Use the paper as you wish – bookmark, cards, etc. Then you can tear a piece off, plant it, and watch your seeds sprout!
- Wastewater treatment tour . . . Get behind the scenes to find out how sewage is treated.
Because of funding, these programs are only available to troops and groups based in Superior. For more info or to set up a program, contact Ada Tse, Research Assistant, at 715-394-0392 x1018 or email@example.com
February 20, 2014 at 11:15am
Daisies & Brownies learn Girl Scout songs and games! Have fun singing old favorites and learn new ones. Girls and adults will have a blast playing games and making a special snack. Girls will enjoy up to 3 hours of programming.
Cost: $6 girl, adult free
Date & Time: March 23, 2014 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: First Lutheran Church, 2100 Riverview Drive, Little Falls
February 20, 2014 at 11:09am
I know it's a really busy time of year... Hope you are working on Adult Recognitions please submit by March 1st if you are wanting to present at spring recognitions. Remember you can nominate someone for an award any time of the year.
Leader's Day Card Contest entries are due to the Duluth Office March 1st. Will Region 3 have another winner?
Save the Date and stay tuned for details - Region 3 Celebration will be held at the Brainerd high School on April 24th.
Check our website for updated trainings.
I'll be doing a New Leader Training March 29th in Cromwell. it's ok to register if you are a tried and true volunteer who wants a refresher!
Thank you for volunteering for Girl Scouts!
February 20, 2014 at 11:02am
Girl Scouts in ACTION, the popular new afterschool program takes to the field when girls in grades K-5 participate in GirlSports, 3 sessions of afterschool fitness, fun, and learning plus a full Sports Field Day!
We make fitness fun through activities to strengthen your body and improve flexibility. Girls set goals and track progress in their fitness jouirnal while strengthening team building skills and forming healthy friendships.
Each session is led by trained, caring facilitators and includes healthy snacks and homework help. Girls receive a Journal, GirlSports patch, water bottle and activity supplies for 3 sessions + Field Day.
Cost: only $54 for all 3 sessions and Field Day, plus annual Girl Scout membership if not currently registered. Partial scholarships are available. NEW! Join us for the field day only, $20. Register today!
Location: The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3:15pm - 5:15pm March 4, 11, 18 + Field Day
*NO RIDE TO THE CENTER? LET'S TALK.
Field Day: Saturday, 9am - 3pm March 22 at Central Lakes College Gymnasium
Parents/Caregivers provide transportation to/from the GirlSports Field Day and are welcome to stay and watch their girls try a variety of sports and fun fitness activities with the help of local fitness experts.
Questions? Contact Amanda at 218-297-4867 or Monica at 218-270-4859
February 20, 2014 at 09:01am
Join us ast the Westgate Mall for a little after-hours shopping and for tons of Hawaiian fun! Learn all about the 2015 GSMWLP rip to Hawaii and take time to think where YOU want to go. Stay up late dancing and goal setting.
Bring your sleeping bag and your sense of adventure!
Cost includes program supplies, pizza snack, breakfast, and a patch.
The Girl Scout Traveling Shop will be at this event until 10:00 pm!
Place: Westage Mall, Baxter, MN
Date: Sat-Sun, March 15-16, 2014
Time: 8pm Saturday to 7am Sunday
Cost: $30 Girl Scouts | $45 non-Girl Scouts | $5 Adults
Registration is preferred two weeks before the event!
January 31, 2014 at 11:12am
The Winter Camping at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona, WI has been cancelled.
January 31, 2014 at 10:46am
Bonnie has not seen any Adult Award Nominations yet. We accept nominations year round and there are many deserving volunteers out there. Please, check out the Awards page on our website for descriptions and criteria: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/
You may also request numeral year pins from our website on the same link! Remember to include your years as a girl when you are adding them up!
January 21, 2014 at 09:37am
The BFF Overnight in Garrison has been cancelled due to low registration. No alternate date is planned at this time.
January 9, 2014 at 01:07pm
Due to low registrations, we are currently in the process of selecting a new date for this event.
We hope that you all can join us for a night of Hawaiian fun!
December 19, 2013 at 04:53pm
Teleconference Offered in Three Easy One-Hour Sessions
January 7, 2014 NLT 1
January 14, 2014 NLT 3
January 21, 2014 NLT 2
See session descriptions and register on our website: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LearningDevelopment/
December 17, 2013 at 10:26am
Do you love winter adventures & camp?
Join Girl Scouts as we go outside and explore winter adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers. Try your hand at winter sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and depending on the weather ice skating! We will spend most of our time outside but will have time to create a wintery craft and Minnesota sweet treat! All participants sleep in a heated dormitory style four season program center! Girl Scouts can sign up for this program with a friend who is new to Girl Scouts—each girl will get a $5 discount off the program cost!
Place: Camp Shingobee Timbers, Walker, MN
Grades: 2-8 Overnight Program; K-8 Day Program
Day Program: Feb 8, 9am-4:30pm
Overnight Program: Feb 8 – 9, 2014 9am Saturday – 11am Sunday
Day Program: $25 per girl / $10 per adult / $5 per volunteering adult
Overnight Program: $35 per girl /$25 per adult/$10 per volunteering adult
Non-Girl Scouts are welcome! Please add $15 for annual membership.
Register by Friday, January 24, 2014!
Questions? Contact Melissa “Gator” Garza at 218-302-3183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 12, 2013 at 10:55am
Are you looking for some tropical fun this winter? Escape the snowy blues and join us at the Westgate Mall in Baxter, MN on January 11, 2014 for an evening of Hawaiian games and crafts!
Bring a new friend (new to Girl Scouts) and you each get $5 off of your fee!
December 5, 2013 at 09:00am
Hi Everyone! This is your official invitation to the adult retreat/camp care weekend at Shingobee Timbers. Please share this with all registered Girl Scout adults in our council and register today to be part of this great weekend! Space is limited to the first 40 registrations so don’t delay! Click HERE for the registration form.