Girl Scouts in ACTION: an after-school series

Join us in Girl Scouts in ACTION and become an Agent of Change To Improve OurNeighborhoods!


If you are a girl in Kindergarten through Grade 5, we want you to be a part of our fun weekly after-school program!  Your group will meet for about two hours each week.  Hands-on activities include life skills, fitness fun, and homework help, plus each semester you’ll get to earn a different Girl Scout badge, Journey Award, or other award!

  • Only $69 per semester–typically 6 sessions, but individual sites’ schedules may vary.  (This fee includes your $15 annual Girl Scout membership.)
  • Partial scholarships are available.
  • Your Girl Scout membership is good through September 30, so you can also come to more Girl Scout events or camps!


Are you already a Girl Scout registered for the 2014-15 school year?  You can join us for Girl Scouts in ACTION, too!  Cost is $54 per girl, and you can pay your way with up to $25 in Cookie Dough coupons.


Thank you to United Way for sponsoring Girl Scouts in ACTION scholarships.

Spring 2015

Get a taste of what it’s like to run a Girl Scout Cookie business with Girl Scouts in ACTION, “It’s Your Business – Run It!”  In 6 afterschool sessions you’ll team up with other girls to set goals, serve customers, and everything you need to run a business.  Then, set up cookie booth and do a service project together with the money you earn.



·        Each girl receives The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for her grade level.  Girls love this colorful portfolio, which includes handbook, badges, and scrapbook.

·        Earn and receive financial literacy and cookie business badges, and

·        Enjoy a healthy snack, homework help, and exercise time.


Bemidji Area Sites

United Methodist Church
Tuesdays, 3 – 5pm              Feb 10, 17, 24 | Mar 3, 10, 17

Red Lake Elementary
Wednesdays, 3:10 – 5pm     Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 18, 25|
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 | Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Cass Lake-Bena Elementary  
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30pm          Jan 14, 21, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 |
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 | Apr 1, 8, 15
Ponemah Elementary
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5pm           Jan 15, 22, 29 | Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 |
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | May 7, 14

Duluth Sites

Myers-Wilkins Elementary     (Registration Closed–Join us next semester!)
Tuesdays, 2:15 – 5pm             Feb 3, 10, 24 | Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 |
Apr 14, 21, 28 | May 5

Myers-Wilkins Elementary       (Registration Closed–Join us next semester!)
Thursdays, 2:15 – 5pm              Feb 4, 11, 25 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 |
Apr 2, 16, 23, 30 | May 7 

Laura MacArthur Elementary
Wednesdays, 4 – 5pm              Feb 4, 11, 25 | Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Boys & Girls Club, Dave Goldberg Branch
Thursdays, 4 – 5pm                    Feb 5, 12, 26 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26


St. Cloud Area Sites

Cold Spring Elementary
Mondays, 3 – 5pm                     Mar 16, 23, 30 | Apr 6, 13, 20

Madison Elementary
Mondays, 3:10 – 5pm                Mar 16, 23, 30 | Apr 6, 13, 20

Eastside Boys & Girls Club
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm                 Mar 16, 23, 30 | Apr 6, 13, 20

Southside Boys & Girls Club (grades K-3)
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5pm                Mar 17, 24, 31 | Apr 7, 14, 21

Lincoln Elementary
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5pm                  Mar 17, 24, 31 | Apr 7, 14, 21

Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm           Mar 18, 25 | Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Discovery Elementary
Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm       Mar 18, 25 | Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Oak Ridge Elementary
Wednesdays, 2:45 – 4:45pm           Mar 18 | Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Southside Boys & Girls Club (grades 4-5)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5pm                Mar 19, 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, 23

Mississippi Heights Elementary
Thursdays, 2:25 – 4:25pm            Mar 19, 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, 23

Westwood Elementary
Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm           Mar 19, 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, 23


Want Girl Scouts in ACTION in YOUR town?

We are looking for schools, community organizations, and Service Units to partner with us to bring this program to more locations.  We offer support and training for your volunteers, as well as publicity, supplies, and curriculum activities with correlated step-by-step facilitator booklets.


For more information, or to get started, contact us today!  You may emailsmackedanz@gslakesandpines.org or give us a call at 320-252-2952.


Days she’ll remember all her life

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines events, camp, and travel pathways offer flexible ways to participate in Girl Scouts.

The experience can be as individual as each girl. Girl Scout troops are still the most common (and recognized) form of Girl Scouting. But with today’s Girl Scouts, girls can choose to participate in all events and activities individually or with their troop.

Getting started. Below you’ll find the Program Events and Activities guide for 2014-15.  Click on the image to view/download/print the guide. When you find the activity that interests your daughter (and she meets the age requirement) simply complete the registration form and send it to our Waite Park office.  You can check availability on our Program Status Report (updated weekly).  NEW!  Online program registration is now available.


Quick links: Registration form | Scholarship Form | Register Online

Featured Event: Tap to Table

Running Sap is cause for celebration in the Northland Sugarbush!  Did you know it takes 40-45 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of the delicious sweet stuff we love on pancakes and waffles – Maple Syrup ?!


There are at least one hundred species of maple trees in the world.  Fourteen are native to the United States, and in Minnesota four species are used for producing maple syrup!  They include Sugar, Red, and Silver Maples, as well as Box Elders.


The sap flows early in the spring when the daytime temperatures rise above freezing and drop back down below freezing at night.  In our region that could be anytime from mid to late February through March and early April.


Identify, tap and boil down your own maple syrup at our upcoming program Tap to Table!  Try your hand at making hard maple candy/taffy and earn a fun patch after attending this SWEET program.  Consider staying overnight on Friday or Saturday and enjoy a Ojibwe inspired meal and learn about the traditions during this time of spring renewal.  Find all the details on page 7 of the Program Guide, and sign up today!

Thank you to our 2015 Event Sponsors!



Newly-added programs:

Saturday, May 2, 2015


9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

University of Wisconsin, Superior
Have you been to our newest signature event?

More Info…


Does your daughter want to travel? Many Girl Scouts do. When they see and experience new things, it’s an adventure they’ll never forget! Check out travel options closer to home in the Program Guide.

In addition the the Lakes and Pines sponsored travel, girls may also wish to:

  • Check out Girl Scout Destinations (A Destination is a nationally sponsored trip exclusively designed for Girl Scouts. After reviewing the Destination options, send in your application by November 1 to the Program Specialist at GSMWLP’s Waite Park Regional Center.)
  • Plan a trip with their Girl Scout troop. Adults, Volunteer Essentials’ Appendix for Travel Volunteers has important information about planning trips and travel with girls.

Short Trip Application        Extended Trip Application

2015-2017 Travel Opportunities

Are you currently planning how to use your Girl Scout Cookie proceeds? Ever consider a council-sponsored trip in your goals? You could go on a service learning trip to Costa Rica, do some camping in the Black Hills, or take in a luau in Hawaii! Click here to view a flyer with all our 2015-2017 Lakes and Pines trips–share your favorites with your friends and sign up today!


Sign up early to reserve a space and be a part of the planning process!  Please see the Program Status Report (updated weekly) to check availability.

Council Sponsored Trips 2013-14

 Chicago Fountain group


The 2013-14 membership year saw our Girl Scouts going to lots of exciting destinations, like Duluth, Chicago, New York City, and Salt Lake City!  We hope to see you on one of our upcoming trips!


Travel Opportunities through GSMWLP in 2015, 2016, and 2017


Registration Form