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By Tauna

We have extended the registration deadline for these events to February 12th!  $2 late fee applies for registration postmarked after February 8th.  Register over the phone today by contacting Kelsey Parker at 218-308-9051. 

Don't miss this year's World Thinking Day themed  Girls' Night Out Sleepover or Sneak Peek Pajama Party at the Irongate Plaza in Hibbing February 22-23! 

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to the Sneak Peek Pajama Party fo find out what the Girls Night Out tradition is all about!Girls will get to have a pizza and dance party, decorate their very own pillowcase to take home, play a game of Spanish chapas and make their own candy sushi! Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors are invited to the Girls Night Out Sleepover for a night filled activities such as origami, henna
tattoos, candy sushi, make your own worry doll, cabochon bookmark making, games from Africa, Russia and Spain and much more! 
Girls will also have a pizza party and dance the night away with a live DJ!  Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

By Tauna

Troop 192 will be facilitating a 2014 Girl Scout Thinking Day Event on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 until 12:30 at the Bemidji Middle School.  


The event is open it up to all girls in the area.   Girls will learn about Egypt, Benin, Bangladesh and Armenia, do a fun craft project and share a lunch together.  Girls may come individually or as a troop.  


The cost of the event is $10 for registrations received by February 14th and $15 for registrations received after the 14th.  Troop 192 will take registrations at the door.  The registration and payment details can be found here.

By Julie Bode

A location for the Duluth Cupboard has been secured. The location is the former Freestyle of Duluth, the building has a red awning with yellow lettering. The first open day for the Duluth Cupboard is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9:00-Noon. 

Physical Address: 28 N 3rd Ave W, Duluth, MN 55802

Wednesday-Friday 8:30-5:30; Saturday 9:00-Noon

*Any Planned Orders are to be submitted on Snap by Saturdays @ 10:00pm. Orders will be ready for pick up the following Friday. 

Parking: There are loading zones in the alleyway next to the building. There is also metered parking on both sides of the street. Metered parking cost $0.25 for twenty minutes with a max of 1 hr. and 20 mins.

From the North (North Shore):


·         Take I-35 S toward Duluth           

·         Take exit 256B toward 5th Ave W (0.4 mi)

·         Continue straight (0.2 mi)

·         Turn right onto S 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right


From the South:


·         Take I-35 N toward Duluth.

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right


From the Northwest (Iron Range):


·         Take US-53 S

·         Keep left to continue on MN-194 E/US-53 S

·         Continue to follow MN-194 E

·         Turn right onto Mesaba Ave (0.3 mi)

·         Turn left onto W 7th St (394 ft)

·         Take the 1st right onto N Lake Ave (0.5 mi)

·         Turn right onto W Superior St (0.3 mi)

·         Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right


From the East (Wisconsin):


·         Get to US-53 N 

·         Take the ramp onto I-535 N/US-53 N - Entering Minnesota

·         Take the Interstate 35 N exit toward Minnesota 61 (0.3 mi)

·         Merge onto I-35 N (0.5 mi)

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

By Denise Paulisich

Experienced leaders can find out what's new for Girl Scout policies and Safety Activity checkpoints by taking the Troop Leader Training. This course also updates everyone with new information about the GSUSA Leadership Experience. To register, go to our website at and click on "Learning Development" under the tab " Volunteers".

The course is in person on January 14 in Virginia and January 28 in Grand Rapids.  Via teleconference, participants can take the course in three one hour segments on January 7, 14, and 21, 2014.  Questions - Denise at

By Tauna

Girl’s Night Out Sleepover | Girls in grade 4-12 | Irongate Plaza, Hibbing, MN | February 22-23, 2014 | 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. | $30/girl, $5/adult | Registration deadline is Feb. 8 | Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form
Sneak Peek Pajama Party | Girls in grade K-3 | Irongate Plaza, Hibbing, MN | February 22, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $8/girl, adults free | Registration deadline is Feb. 8 | Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form

By Julie Bode

Cookie Training Phone Conference

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Did you miss out on your Regional 2014 Cookie Training? Join the Product Sales team for information on the Initial Order process. Bring any questions that you have about the Cookie Program. Please RSVP to receive the details of the call.

RSVP to Julie:

By Julie Bode

Secure valuable information to help the Cookie Sale Program run smoothly for your troop. All adult members are invited to attend Cookie Training. This training will be especially helpful for Troop Product Sales Managers (aka “Cookie Moms”), Troop Leaders, and Community Product Sales Managers. It’s suggested that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.

Region 1’s Cookie Sale Training has been set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th at Beltrami Electric (4111 Technology Dr NW, Bemidji, MN).  Please allow about two hours for the training, plus additional time for asking questions, networking, and cookie sampling.

Please RSVP to Julie if you plan to attend this important training. If this training date does not work for you, please see the full list of available Cookie Trainings on our website.

By Julie Bode

Check out some Fall Product Recipes here:*

Recipes include Peanut Butter Bear Banana Bread, Minty Penguin Cupcakes, and more!  

*Courtesy of Eastern Missouri

By Tricia Andrews

 DEA Red Ribbon Week | October 23-31, 2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Girl Scouts as well as Boy Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse.   Patches will be given to the first 15,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts. 

By Keri Lynn

At our recent cookie trainings, we've been discussing the importance of communicating clearly with the parents in your troop and sharing expectations before the cookie sale begins.  I strongly recommend troop leaders or cookie managers share a flyer/letter with each family, outlining the timeline of the cookie sale, describing the troop's goals, giving payment due dates, and explaining the troop's policy for handling unsold cookies that families may have.  It will help the parents to have something in writing that they can put on their fridge or near their calendar for reference.  When each family has received a clear schedule and directions before the cookie sale begins, you can hold them to those expectations.  If each parent has seen in writing that the deadline for returning unsold cookies to the troop is March 1, it is fair if you are not able to accept a return from a family on March 15.  As you know, each unsold package takes a bite out of the troop's profits and affects ALL the girls in the troop. 

Here is a sample of a parent letter that you can download.  It opens as a Microsoft Word document.  You can "save as" to your computer and customize with your own troop's goals, schedule, and guidelines.  If you're using it after you've already placed the initial order, you can delete those lines and still use it at a family meeting held in January. 

Thanks to troop leader Kelly Martin from Hinckley for the template that was my starting point for this letter!

By Tricia Andrews

Read the Lakes & Pines “E-Shopper” for Girl Scout volunteers! News of council shop promotions and timely information regarding Girl Scout merchandise will keep you in the know. October 2012 “E-Shopper” (or highlights: What every Girl Scout volunteer needs; What every girl needs; order forms; troop leader t-shirts; Welcome Set special offer; Citizen badges. Enjoy!









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