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Tricia Andrews

Director of Program

Bemidji Office

 

Denise Paulisich

Volunteer Specialist

Virginia Office

 

Becky Dean

Membership Specialist

Bemidji Office

 

Valerie Goerlitz

Product Sales & Finance Specialist

Duluth Office


Region 1

The latest news for Girl Scouts in Bemidji, Hibbing, and surrounding areas. Do you have something to share? Contact any member of our Regional Team.


Family Updates


By bdean

Bemidji:  Girl Scouts is hosting Kaleidoscope, a conference and recognition event open to Girl Scouts and all girls in grades 2-adult. Participants choose a variety of activities focused on helping them strengthen their relationships with others. Sessions options range from archery to doll making to self defense.  Evening entertainment will include performances by Minneapolis based singer and songwriter Ann Reed and a celebration message from adventurer, author and photographer Mary Shideler of Grand Rapids. Visit http://gslakesandpines.org/files/4546.pdf or contact the Girl Scouts’ Bemidji office for details.

April 26, 2014, 11am-7:30pm | Bemidji State University
Registration fees begin at $25

By Tricia Andrews

GenerationOn  Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards | youth ages 5-18 | Nomination deadline February 25, 2014

Generation On, the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids and teens to make their mark on the world, is now accepting applications for its Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards.

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 Tricia Andrews

 

Bemidji State University Hockey | 4:07 PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 | Sanford Center, Bemidji | $1 admission

In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Bemidji State University invites all Girl Scouts and their  families to cheer on BSU’s Women Ice Hockey team as they take on Minnesota Duluth.  Admission is only $1, hotdogs and pop will also be only $1 each. Tickets available at the door. 

By Julie Bode

UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
Sunday, Feb. 9, 3:07pm
AMSOIL Arena


The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is proud to welcome area Girl Scouts to be part of the 4th Annual "Girl Scout Day with the Bulldogs" as they host the University of North Dakota on Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Duluth. In conjunction with the event, UMD will also celebrate the 28th Annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" at the game. All Girl Scouts, family members, and friends are invited to attend this special event and experience the fun and excitement of women's college hockey!

UMD is offering discount tickets for all Girl Scouts and their guests when purchased in advance. All Girl Scouts and fans ages 12 & under will receive FREE tickets. Girl Scouts and fans ages 13 & older will receive discounted $4 tickets. Discount tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance by ordering online athttps://umdbulldogs.d.umn.edu/cart/index by Thursday, February 6, 4:00pm. Orders will be held at will call and available on game day at the AMSOIL Arena Will Call ticket window between 1:30pm and game time.

If discount tickets are not ordered by February 6, full price $12 tickets will be available for purchase at AMSOIL Arena on game-day. For additional ticket information, contact the UMD Athletic Ticket Office at (218) 726-8595.

Girl Scout troops in attendance will receive a special welcome on the AMSOIL Arena videoboard and a troop photo opportunity with UMD's mascot, Champ at the start of the 3rd period. Please bring your own camera. The first 100 Girl Scouts in attendance will also receive a free team schedule poster! Don't forget to wear you uniforms!

*If you or your troop is interested in being a part of the Flag Ceremony at this event, please contact Julie.

By Tricia Andrews

Girl Scout Gold Award Telephone Orientation | Grades 9-12 | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 7-8:30 pm

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond.

During this informal and informative call, learn about the NEW online web app, the benefits of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,  the role of adults, the project documentation and approval process, and the characteristics of a successful final Take Action project. To register, simply sign up at  http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/

By Tricia Andrews

Harlem Globetrotters Come to Minnesota

Girls who registered this fall to attend Lakes and Pines events were entered into a drawing for tickets to upcoming Harlem Globetrotters games in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud and Morris.  The lucky winners were Destiny B and Jordyn C, Bemidji; Rachel H and Skye B, Cold Spring; Allie D, St. Cloud; Mariah H, Superior; Nina J, Duluth; Katilyn J, Becker; Jameela D, Sauk Rapids; Samantha M, Milaca, and Camilla D, Big Lake. Thanks to the Harlem Globetrotters organization for their support of Girl Scouts!

Discounted tickets are available to Girl Scouts and their families for the upcoming Harlem Globetrotters games:

Wednesday, January 8, Bemidj, Friday, January 10, Morris, Friday, April 11, St Cloud and Sunday April 13, Duluth.

 

 


 

 

By Tauna

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. The registration deadline is February 8.

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.  The registration deadline is February 8.

These events are filling up fast so get registered soon!  Bring a friend who is new to Girl Scouts and receive an “Add a Friend” patch and receive $5 off your registration.


 

By Tricia Andrews

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes | Nomination deadline: April 15, 2014

Each year the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring young people across the United States who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.  The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education.  Submission are accepted beginning January 2 to April 15, 2014 for heroic actions that have taken place since April 15, 2013.  While all young people ages 8 to 18 are eligible, we especially encourage Girl Scouts who have undertaken meaningful Take Action projects to apply.  For more information or for nomination instructions, visit www.barronprize.org.

 

 


Volunteer Updates


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

Hours:
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 www.gslakesandpines.org 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 dpaulisich@gslakesandpines.org

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:

jbode@gslakesandpines.org


By bdean

 

Fall registration has been going well. Thank you to all of the new and returning leaders. Without you there wouldn’t be Girl Scouts!

 

By bdean

 

Fall is upon us and that means Girl Scout registration nights are happening across our council.  Be sure to check our website to find a sign up date in your region.  If you've already signed up, that's great!  Your girls leader will be contacting you soon.  Is your girl wanting to be a part of Girl Scouts but she wants to participate in other ways besides being in a troop?  Check out additional ways for girls to be involved.  They're called pathways. Learn more at www.gslakesandpines.org

By Tricia Andrews

Hello to Region 1 volunteers and families!  Girl Scouts of MN and WI Lakes and Pines has launched regional blogs to give us all an easy way to pass along timely updates and to stay connected to one another.  You will see two categories in our Region 1 blog. One is geared towards adult volunteers and the other one for family updates such as upcoming events and programs. We hope you find this a useful communcations tool, and that you share your own updates and questions as this blog develops and grows.  We hope to hear from you! 
Your Region 1 staff,
Tricia, Denise, Becky and Keri Lynn 



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