<![CDATA[Region-2-Family-Updates]]> <![CDATA[Transportation Day at UWS!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Transportation-Day-at-UWS/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Hey girls, check out this great event put on by the University of Wisconsin-Superior next month! Learn about the many careers of women in the transportation industry, and find out about the journey your cookies go on before ending up in your booth. Register through UWS, then wear your vest to the event and meet new friends. Click on the flyer link for more information and to register, then contact Cassie at UWS with questions. UWS Transportation Flyer

<![CDATA[Early Bird Nest at Kaleidoscope!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Early-Bird-Nest-at-Kaleidoscope/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Ever wonder what sort of things the Early Bird hides in her nest? Bring your 2015-2016 Girl Scout membership renewal to Kaleidoscope on May 2nd for the chance to pick a surprise out of an egg! Contact Hannah McCabe at 218-302-3182 or hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org with questions.

<![CDATA[Zip Lining Anyone???]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Zip-Lining-Anyone/
   By Maureen Graham              (0) Comments

Kerfoot Canopy Tours just outside of Henderson, MN in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley is offering a Girl Scout Special at 50% OFF welcoming Girl Scout troops with groups of ten or more on their zip line tours.  Kerfoot Canopy Tours was recently named the best Minnesota Zip Line by WCCO 4 viewers.  Guests must be at least ten years old and weigh between 70-250 pounds. Girl Scout Special not available on Saturdays.  For more information visit www.KerfootCanopyTour.com.

<![CDATA[Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Minnesota-Lynx-Girl-Scout-Day/
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Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

<![CDATA[Opprotunity to SHOP!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Opprotunity-to-SHOP/
   By Ashley Rauwolf              (0) Comments

This Saturday, April 11th, the Duluth Shop will be open! It's a special opprotunity to give your daughter the chance to spend the last of her 2014 Cookie Dough, which expires in just a few weeks, on April 30th. Come down to the office and meet our newest team member, Donna Geirsdorf-Thompson, who is our new Retail Sales Manager. The new membership specialist, me (Ashley Rauwolf) will also be in the shop, so if you have any questions about registering for the 2015-2016 year, it will be a great opprotunity to stop in and ask while shopping!

If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 218-302-3184 or dg-thompson@gslakesandpines.org or Ashley at 218-302-3181 or arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org 

<![CDATA[Do you want to build a snowman?]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman/
   By Ashley Rauwolf              (0) Comments

Dear Families,

This years Frozen parties are an exciting opprotunity to celebrate a great year of Girl Scouting! They are a great time to celebrate with old friends and to make new friends...maybe your daughter can even introduce a new friend to the world of Girl Scouting!

At each Frozen party there will be a great drawing for a set of matching Girl Scout Barbies for any girl who brings a friend who is new to Girl Scouting. 

In addition, any girl who attends either of the Frozen Parties will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing for $100 family programming at one of our camp properties. 

The Frozen Parties are at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, April 14th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Good Shepard Church


Friday, April 17th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Piedmont Elementary School

Please Register by Friday, April 10th.

For questions, please contact Ashley at (218) 302-3181 or arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org.


<![CDATA[Duluth Frozen Parties!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Duluth-Frozen-Parties/
   By Ashley Rauwolf              (0) Comments

It's time to celebrate a great year of Girl Scouts and a fantastic cookie sale! All families from Duluth and the surrounding areas are invited to attend either of the Frozen-themed Girl Scout parties! 

Tuesday, April 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Good Shepard Church


Friday, April 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Piedmont Elementary School

There will be crafts, games, and Frozen-inspired snacks and photo booth!

Encourage girls to invite their friends and recieve matching Girl Scout jelly bands and entry into a drawing for matching Girl Scout Barbies! 

Please register by clicking on the Frozen patch on the home page of the website, by returning the membership form on the back of their invitation, or by giving their registration form to their leader.

All attendees will also be registered for a region-wide drawing for a $100 family program credit at any of the four council properties.

For questions, please contact Ashley at arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3184. 

<![CDATA[Circle of Friends]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Circle-of-Friends/
   By Ashley Rauwolf              (0) Comments

At this point, most of you will have received an envelope from the Girl Scouts with three Circle of Friends program flyers. We are hoping that you are as excited as we are about this great way to keep your girl active in Girl Scouts over the summer. We are also hoping that your daughter will share those two extra flyers with friends and family! What a great way to welcome summer! You register by mailing the flyer to:

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
400 Second Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387

or by bringing it to the Duluth Regional Office. For questions, please contact Ashley at arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3181.

<![CDATA[Me and My Guy Dance ]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Me-and-My-Guy-Dance-/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Superior Girl Scouts are hosting a Girl Scout Birthday Party for Girl Scouts and their special guys! The dance will be held on March 28th, 2015, from 6-8 pm at 

Moose Lodge
66 E 5th St
Superior, WI

Cost is $8 with pre-registration, $10 at the door. There will be a DJ, snacks and beverages, professional portrait photography, and each girl will recieve a patch. 

For more information and to register online, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-scout-birthday-party-me-my-guy-dance-tickets-14978016651 

Questions? Contact Carrie Reno at 715-919-4849 or carriebraun76@yahoo.com

<![CDATA[Winter Animal Discovery]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Winter-Animal-Discovery/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Before spring melts away all the snow, come learn about
Wisconsin’s animals and how they survive the winter at the Hunt Hill Audobon
Sanctuary! Activities will include elements of the Junior “Animal Habitats”
badge, part of the aMuse Journey. Hunt Hill is located in Sarona, WI,a short
distance from Highway 53, between Spooner and Rice Lake; Only a 1 ½ hour drive
from downtown Duluth or Hinckley, 2 ½ hours from Virginia, and 2 ¾ hours
from St. Cloud.  Register here!

Any questions, contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or

<![CDATA[ Travel Pathway Opportunities]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/---Travel-Pathway-Opportunities/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Have you been considering one of our international council trips, but just haven’t had time to register yet? Here’s a little incentive! If you register for Costa Rica 2016 or England, Ireland, Scotland 2017 before March 31st, you’ll save $200 off of the total tour price! Plus, you can use any expiring cookie dough if turned in before April 30th. For more information and to register, contact  Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302 – 3182.

<![CDATA[Free Being ME!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Free-Being-ME/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

March is already underway, so  now is the time to sign up for Free Being Me, a
program happening at Camp Shingobee on Saturday, March 28th. Girl
Scouts has partnered with Dove to create activities designed around positive
body image and self esteem. Come just for the day, or stay the night and
continue making friends and building confidence! Register online at https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/Default.aspx?pid=92.

Any questions contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302 – 3182.

<![CDATA[STEM Workshop Opportunity]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/STEM-Workshop-Opportunity/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

 Are you a girl in 5th through 8th grade interested in STEM and the environment? Take a look at this FREE event happening at Vermilion Community Collge on Saturday March 21st! There will be a variety of workshops focusing on different topics, and lunch is provided. Contact information for the event can be found below.

2015 STEM* Workshops


Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Vermilion Community College



Free Event ~ Lunch will be provided


Registration 9:30-10 a.m. in VCC Classroom Bldg.

Please let us know if you are attending by Wednesday, March 18.

RSVP by email to


or call / text Jeanne Tomlinson at 235-8470



<![CDATA[Leaders Day Thank You Card Contest!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Leaders-Day-Thank-You-Card-Contest/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

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

<![CDATA[Roll This Way!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Roll-This-Way/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

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 

<![CDATA[Atlanta and Savannah 2015]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Atlanta-and-Savannah-2015/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

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.

<![CDATA[Girl Scout Gold Award Committee Training]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Girl-Scout-Gold-Award-Committee-Training/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Girl Scout Gold Award Mentor Committee Training | Saturday, April 18 | 9 AM-4:30 PM |Caribou Coffee, St. Cloud

Why consider being part of the Girl Scout Gold Award committee?  Those who are already on the committee will tell you that it is fun.  Really!  They might also tell you how rewarding it is to see girls develop through the Gold Award process.  We see such a transormation. Something magic happen between their first sometimes shaky interview  with the committee to that final meeting several months later.  When girls return to present  their final report, we see articulate, poised and confident young women.  Young women who know that through their hard work, creativity and determination, they truly and concretely made the world a better place.  

We are seeking additional committee members from all corners of our council; consider joining us April 18 in St. Cloud to part of this dynamic and purposeful goup.  Meals and volunter mileage reimbursement provided. For more information, please contact Director of Program Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

<![CDATA[Cirque Ziva Comes to Duluth]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Cirque-Ziva-Comes-to-Duluth/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Cirque Ziva Special Offer for Girl Scouts! | Mitchel Auditorium, 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth MN | Saturday, February 14, 2015 | Doors Open 7 PM, Show 8 PM | Girl Scout Discount $5 off per Girl Scout or adult family member (regular prices children $19.50 adults $39.50)  | Contest for two free tickets – details below!

The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States since its creation in 2011, is offering a special Girl Scout discount for its February 14th Duluth performance. The Girl Scout discount will be honored via phone at 800-447-5444 or in person, 1200 Kenwood Ave, as well as at the box office day-of show. Just mention that you are a member of Girl Scouts or are a member of the Girl Scout community when purchasing your tickets.

Ticket Contest: Lakes and Pines have  TWO FREE Cirque Ziva tickets to any girl or adult registered to attend Kaleidoscope coming up  May 2nd in Duluth.  To qualify for the contest, just sign up for Kaleidoscope by 9 AM Thursday, February 12; tickets will be drawn at 11:00 that morning.  Our thanks to JADE PRESENTS for their generous support of  Girl Scouts!

<![CDATA[2015 Service Unit Day Camp]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/2015-Service-Unit-Day-Camp/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Calling all interested day camp directors! The curriculum
and information packets have been printed and are ready to be sent out. If you
would like to put on a day camp in your service unit this summer, please
contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org
with questions or to request a packet. Previous day camp directors keep an eye
on your mail, 2015 packets are being mailed to you!

<![CDATA[Girl Scout Basketball Game]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Girl-Scout-Basketball-Game/
   By Amanda Morrow              (0) Comments

Check out this great opportunity to see the UMD Basketball Team play on February 21.  Girl Scouts who wear their uniforms will get free admission!

<![CDATA[Stars on Ice]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Stars-on-Ice/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Stars on Ice | xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Sunday, March 22 | 4 pm | $13.50 per person (reg. $27.50)

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the 2015 Stars on Ice "Dancing for Joy" Tour, celebrating our love of dancing on ice with many of the top medalists of the past two Winter Olympic games.  This year's tour features 2014 Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the hearts of fans with their near perfect performances in Sochi last February. Click on Stars on Ice for ticket info and special incentives for large groups. 

<![CDATA[Win Free Lift Tickets!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Win-Free-Lift-Tickets/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Win Free Lift Tickets!

Each person who registers to attend one of our three outdoor winter programs will be entered into a drawing to win two free lift tickets compliments of Buena Vista Ski Area

<![CDATA[40th Winter Amidships]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/40th-Winter-Amidships/
   By Amanda Morrow              (2) Comments

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

<![CDATA[Kaleidoscope Update]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-2-Family-Updates/Kaleidoscope-Update/
   By Amanda Morrow              (0) Comments

Exciting Kaleidoscope preview: author Erin Soderberg Downing will be presenting “The Magic of Writing: Turning Your Life into Stories”!  Check out her awesome series The Quirks, and don’t forget to register for the second annual Kaleidoscope, happening May 2, 2015 in Superior, WI.

Join us for Kaleidoscope on May 2, 2015 in Superior!  More information and registration materials are here.  $5 early bird registration runs through December 1!