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Girl Scout Shop

Great Start Sets for all age levels offer everything your Girl Scout needs for her next age level, including sash or vest, emblems, choice of Journey books, and a terrific canvas bag that’s FREE! Sets range from $22-36. Great Start Sets are the perfect way to “be prepared” for fall adventures and save 10-15%!

Bridging kits are popular options for busy leaders as they get ready for Court of Awards ceremonies. Available for each age level, bridging kits contain bridging patches, membership stars and discs, certificates, and other items as needed. Enjoy the convenience of having your year-end items pre-packed in a large resealable bag and knowing you have everything you need!

Please see our shop web page for detailed information about Great Start Sets and Bridging Kits.

Shop web page: www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/GirlScoutShop

Shop hotline: shoporder@gslakesandpines.org

Duluth: 218-726-4714 | 877-476-6748 (toll free)
Waite Park: 320-252-2952 x200 | 800-955-6032 (toll free)


Fund Development: Support Girl Scouts

 Girl Scout Leadership Lunch | Holiday Inn and Suites | Friday, May 13 | 200 West First St, Duluth | Noon-1:00 pm

Join us for the Girl Scout Leadership Lunch! Learn how Girl Scouts are making a difference in the communities we serve. The lunch is free. This event is a fundraiser, however; you will be asked to support our work. There is no minimum gift requested. Karen Salmela will be honored as a woman of Distinction for her work in our community supporting women and girls. To register contact Becky Reynolds, call 800-955-6032, email breynolds@gslakesandpines.org, or online, www.gslakesandpines.org. Please RSVP today!


Council Programs

For girls of all ages. Participate as an individual or with your Girl Scout Troop.  Visit http://www.gslakesandpines.org  for complete list.

“New” Featured Camp Session: Summer Sensation | Camp Roundelay  | June 26-July 1, 2011 | Grades 4-5  | Cost: $290

Spend a sensational week at camp.  Experience everything that camp has to offer in one week.  This is your time to try it all - horses, archery, swimming, nature, crafts and more.

“New” Featured Camp Session: Fun in the Sun | Camp Roundelay | July 24-29, 2011 | Grades 7-12 | Cost: $290

Do you love camp? Spend the week creating your own experience.  Your group will decide your activities each day.  Options include horses, geo-caching, community service or whatever you’ve been wanting to try.  Your counselor with help make the fun happen.

“New” Featured Camp Session: Jr. Jam | Camp Roundelay | July 31-August 3, 2011 | Grades 4-5 | Cost: $195

We’ll be jammin’ and crammin’ all the fun we can into 4 days.  Geared toward first time campers, this is your time to try it all at camp.

Check out more summer camp opportunities at http://girlscouts.le1.getliveedit.com/files/2239.pdf or register at http://girlscouts.le1.getliveedit.com/files/2061.pdf. Contact Outdoor Program Manager Kari Cromwell (kcromwell@gslakesandpines.org or 218-547-3535) for more information about summer camp.

Program Aide Training, a Program on the Go – two dates and locations! | Grades 6‐12 | $20 per girl/ adults observe free/ Girls may use up to $5 in Cookie Dough | 30 minimum/45 maximum capacity

The Program Aide Training prepares Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to effectively work with younger girls by providing skills relating conflict resolution, group facilitation, activity planning and safety.  This training provides an Outdoor Skills concentration and will focus on preparing girls to volunteer at area Day Camps. Breakfast and lunch as well as all training materials are provided.   Register using the form found at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/2317.pdf.  For more information please contact Program Manager Tricia Andrews at 800-955-6031 or tandrews@gslakesandpines.org

Sunday, May 15, 2011 | 9am-4pm | Janette Pollay Cabin, Duluth MN | Register by May 11|

Please note that Janette Pollay Cabin is also reserved the evening of Saturday, May 14 for groups interested in staying overnight prior to the training.  Limited to 36 girls and adults, groups are on their own for meals and must provide their own adult supervision. There is no additional cost.  Please note your interest on the form when registering.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 | 10am-5pm | Father Hennepin State Park, Isle, MN | Register by June 6|

Cars without State Park stickers may purchase $3 “group rate” park passes upon arrival.

Product Sales

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Sale. We would love to hear feedback from this year’s sale for best practices. Please send your ideas and any suggestions or comments to cweis@gslakesandpines.org.  

Just as a reminder for all troops with a balance due, a third ACH debit will be done on Tuesday, May 10. Please contact Deb at dsjogren@gslakesandpines.org or Valerie at vjohnson@gslakesandpines.org if you have questions regarding this withdrawal. 

In addition, for troops who have earned troop bonus, troop accounts will have an ACH credit on Friday, May 13 for the amount earned based on packages sold and returned by March 27. Troops with an outstanding balance as of March 31 forfeit troop bonus.

 Recognitions have been shipped to service units, so troops should be contacted soon to pick up the incentives for their troop. We do not have extras of any items at the council office, so no exchanges will be possible. 

Adult Volunteers & the Community asked us to let you know …

Spring Fling @ Hibbing Public Library | May 18 | 5-7pm

Join us and Celebrate Family Fun at the Library! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Book Give-Away for all children that attend by the Literacy Action Center. Entertainment by the Amazing Charles and local musicians. Hibbing Kiwanis Little Ones Indoor Park will be open. Let the City Council know the library is important! Sponsored by the Library Board and Friends of the Hibbing Public Library.

Girl Scout Troop 4256 to hold Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Event | For young women and teens | May 21, 2011 | Lake Superior College | Duluth, MN | Contact: Tessa at (218) 393-8012 or Lubov at (218) 733-9662 or email shadesofpinkduluth@yahoo.com

Join Girl Scout Troop 4256 for "Shades of Pink:  What Young Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer".  This event is free and open to the public. Come and learn about how breast cancer affects young women and teenagers, and ways to help recognize it.

This event will feature Alane Davis, breast cancer survivor and Program Manager of the Young Survival Coalition, speaking on "the knowledge factor" of the risks and types of breast cancer that can affect young women. Survivors will share their stories. Health care professionals and advocates will promote prevention, resources, and healthy living. Create a pink breast cancer awareness bracelet, and make a quilt square for a quilt to be donated to a local breast cancer organization. Other highlights will include refreshments, vendors, and a silent auction. Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts who attend will qualify to receive the "In the Pink" Interest Project Patch.

“Wicked” Girl Scouts Day on Broadway | Manhattan, New York | Saturday, June 2, 2012

This just in from the Emerald City! The Wonderful Wizard of OZ has granted Girl Scouts from across the country a NEW opportunity to see Wicked in 2012! The StudentsLive & Wicked "For Good" Girl Scouts Day on Broadway Workshop and Show tickets are now available! Click your heels three times and call StudentsLive at 212-220-6000 for your tickets to our exclusive Wicked Girl Scout events. Tickets are available immediately and going fast. Package includes Interactive Workshop, Interactive Resource Guide, Special WICKED Girl Scout Patch, Preferred Seating to the Show, and a chance to win a Backstage Tour. To learn more about this event as well as other ways to enhance your visit to NYC, contact  info@studentslive.net, www.studentslive.net,  Facebook: StudentsLive Broadway Education Programs” – Twitter: StudentsLive BEP.

Wanted! Homes for Exchange Students! | St. Cloud Area

Three young women are looking for families to stay with during  the next school year.

Barbora: Czech Republic. Age 18. Interests: Playing the piano, harmonica, flute: Scout group, classical and fold dancing, volleyball, spending time with the dog. Quote: “I am very interested in nature. When I was a small girl my mother brought me to the Scout organization and now I am very grateful to her. The Scouts opend my life to new horizons, We often go camping in the countryside.”

Carolin: Germany. Age 16. Interests: Playing the violin; gymnastics, meeting with friends, reading, shipping, skiing, snowboarding, singing, Scouting, music, theater. Quote: “I also go camping with my family on our bike trips, Almost every year in our summer vacation we go biking for 2 or 3 weeks. I always enjoy it very much to bike in the sun through fields and let my mind wander.”

Maria Beatriz: Portugal. Age 17. Interests: Playing the guitar; horseback riding, Scouts, singing, choir at church, camping, youth group, intends to be a doctor. Quote: “ I belong to the youth groups of the parish. We are the biggest parish of Portugal. I’m going to the World Youth Day in Madrid, It’s the greatest event of the church with young people.”

If you or someone you know are interested in hosting an exchange student, please contact Susanne or Richard Barkalow. E-mail Susanne.barkalow@charter.net or call 320-259-1289 or 320-250-4867.

Valleyfair Scout Day | Valleyfair, Shakopee, MN | June 4

Valleyfair is offering a special discount ticket price to all Scouts and their families during our annual Scout Day. Admission allows you one-day unlimited access to rides, shows, Planet Snoopy and Soak City Waterpark! Food, merchandise, games, some attractions and Challenge Park are extra charges.

Regular Admision­: $21  (48” and taller)

 Junior/Senior Admission: $9.99  (3 years & older and less than 48” tall or 62 years and older)          

Tickets may be purchased at the specially marked Scout Day windows at the Group Sales Building, located to the right of the main entrance gate. You must print off the Scout Day flyer (http://www.valleyfair.com/_upload/VF11-054%20Scout%20Day%20Flyer.pdf)  and bring it to the Group Sales Booth to receive the discount. Tickets must be purchased by 4pm. Rate is valid June 4, 2011 only. Cash or credit card only. Save $18.99 off regular admission.

New Moon Girls | Nominate a girl you know who exemplifies real beauty

From New Moon Girls Magazine: Real Beauty is not about how we look. It's about who we are and what we do.

New Moon Girls say the word beauty shouldn't make a person feel bad about who she is. Help us change the meaning of beauty by honoring girls (and women) who are beautiful being themselves! Nomination form: http://www.newmoon.com/form/94/beautiful-girl-nomination

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Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops have new special gifts to honor Girl Scouts who have earned the highest awards for their age levels. Our selections include:

·          Stylish token necklace for Juniors completing the Bronze Award, $11.00

·          Frosted mug with metallic Silver Award symbol for Cadettes completing the Silver Award, $18.00

·          2½” gold medallion with symbol for Senior or Ambassadors completing the Gold Award, $19.95


See more Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold award accessories, magnets, and bumper stickers at  www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/GirlScoutShop, or call and we will be happy to help you choose just the right gift. Some items available by special order only. Please allow two weeks.


Shop hotline: shoporder@gslakesandpines.org

Duluth: 218-726-4714 | 877-476-6748 (toll free)
Waite Park: 320-252-2952 x200 | 800-955-6032 (toll free)

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