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.
June 9, 2013 at 03:28pm
Jump Start Carnival | First Presbyterian Church, 2201 2nd Ave E, Hibbing MN | 6:00-7:30 pm, Friday, June 14, 2013
Bring a friend to join Girl Scouts this Friday at a Jump Start Carnival for all areas girls! Girl activities will be selected from the following: Carnival games, prizes and snacks, Belly Bump, giant bowling, face painting, parachute games and more. Admission is your paid 2014 Girl Scout registration. Registration and financial aid forms will be available on Friday. Already registered? No problem, the event will be free if you bring your receipt to show you are registered for 2014 - or let us know, and we can simply look up your name. Interested in volunteering with Girl Scouts? Join us to find out more. For more information about the Girl Scout Carnival or about troop or camp options for girls and adults, please contact Volunteer Specialist Denise Paulisich at 218-208-0236 or 800-955-6032 ext 0236.
June 9, 2013 at 03:18pm
Tell Your Story at Our World, Our Family | September 6-8, 2013 | Nisswa, MN | $45-115 per person, depending upon length of stay | grades 1-12 | Registration deadline June 14
OWOF Update! While the registration deadline is fast approaching, there is currently still space for all "length of stay" options at OWOF 2013. Unfortunately, the High Ropes and Climbing Wall activities have reached their max capacity. Remember, a$2 per person late fee applies to registrations postmarked afer June 14. We hope to hear from you soon!
May 14, 2013 at 10:17pm
College Sampler | Grades 4-12 | Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN | July 30-Aug 1, 2013 | 10 am-4 pm | $85 girl/ $50 adult / Girls may use up to $40 in Cookie Dough| Deadline July 14| Minimum: 20 Maximum: 50
All girls are invited! Sleep in the dorms, eat in the college dining hall and experience college life. Girl Scouts and Bemidji State have teamed up to create a memorable and fun 3 day College Sampler program. Girls may attend on their own or with a parent or other adult. Chaperones provided to unaccompanied girls.
Special offer for girls in Service Unit 1 (Bemidji, Cass Lake, Blackduck, Red Lake, Ponemah, Laporte) Through funds generated by the 2012 Juliette LowGirl Scout Tea, girls from Service Unit 1 (grades 4-12) who were registered Girl Scouts for the 2011-2012 and the 2012-2013 years are elegible to receive an additional $20 off the College Sampler fee.If girls use $40 Cookie Dough, they only pay $25! Contact Becky at the Bemidji Girl Scout office to receive this discount.
Also, 21st Century Learning Program participants from ISD 31 may attend this event at no cost. Please indicate this on your registration form or contact Becky Dean at 218-308-8880 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is never too soon to check out your local college and what it has to offer. Remember that girls may bring a friend to this event …it is going to be a quality program and a great time!!! Sign up today! To register, click on College Sampler.
May 10, 2013 at 03:16pm
If you haven't already done so make sure to register now for the 2013-2014 Girl Scout year. New this year is online registration via the GSMWLP website. Paper registration forms are also available. Girls who sign up by June 15th will receive a free patch. Watch for Jump Start events in your area.
May 10, 2013 at 11:22am
Explore Your World during the annual Northern Lights Camp. Join us from 12:30-7 pm on August 6, 2013 for fun for everyone! Registration before June 10 is required. Non-Girl Scouts, grades 1-5 welcome to come too and have fun with current Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Teen and adult helpers needed. For more information, contact Amy at 218-966-7323 or Debbie at 218-780-0871. To get more information, including cost, and a registration form contact Denise at 218-208-0236 or email@example.com.
May 10, 2013 at 11:14am
Volunteers are needed in the Quad City (Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Mt. Iron) area and in towns located in the Mesabi East School District to help with Girl Scout tasks and events other than being a Girl Scout Leader. Please contact Denise at 218-208-0236 for more information.
Girl Scout Leaders are needed for the following, starting Fall 2013:
all Bemidji Schools
grades K through 3 and grade 5 Cook School
K 1st, 3rd, and grades 5 through 12 Chisholm Schools
all Hibbing elementary schools
K, grades 4, 5, and 7-12 at Mesabi East
K at Parkview, Franklin, and Merritt Schools
grades 1-2 and grade 4 at Franklin
grades 1-4 at Merritt
grades 2 and 3 at Parkview
all grades at Roosevelt
Tower all grades
Babbitt K, grades 1,3,5, and 6
To find out more about being a leader and/or to get trained this summer, contact Becky at 218-308-8880 or Denise at 218-208-0236.
April 23, 2013 at 09:36am
Petal Power is a special four-month summer mail program designed for girls entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2013. The cost is $30.00. The fee includes four months of Girl Scout programming by postal mail, GSUSA membership/activity insurance through September 30, 2013 and from October 1 through September 30, 2014, free admission to the Petal Power Party plus a Girl Scout Daisy fun patch. Need more information? Contact the Petal Power Hotline at 800-955-6032.
April 18, 2013 at 11:28am
Effective for the 2013-14 membership year, Girls Scouts of the USA annual membership dues are increasing to $15.00. The last dues increase was in 2009. At $15.00, membership remains a great value.
April 18, 2013 at 05:37am
Are You Ready to Make a Difference in the World?
Lakes and Pines Girl Scouts in 9th through 12 grades who are interested in pursuing the Girl Scout Gold Award - along with adults supporting those girls - are invited to register for one of our monthly Gold Award Conference Calls. During this call, you will get a better understanding of the characteristics of a successful final Take Action Project, the role of adults in the Gold Award process, and Lakes and Pines' application and interview schedule. Along with the scheduled 7 pm Tuesday, May 28th conference call listed on our website, an additional Gold Award Conference Call is scheduled for 7pm Tuesday, May 14. To register for either May session, simply sign up online on the May 28th date.
The next project proposal/final report deadline is June 1, with the interview to take place the third Saturday in June, June 15th. The location will be determined in early June. Other interview months are January, March, September and November. Again, details about the application and interview process are covered in the monthly conference calls.
Lastly, community adults willing to share their knowledge of project development, community networking and leadership are invited to consider the Girl Scout Gold Award Mentor Committee. For details about this exciting and rewarding way to mentor and support our teen girls, please contact Director of Program Tricia Andrews.
April 1, 2013 at 08:26pm
Ultimate Camper | Camp Roundelay, Minong, WI | Girls grades K-5 | 10 am April 27- 1 pm April 28 | $35 per person | Registration extended to April 15; $2 per person late fee now applies| Girls may use $15 Cookie Dough
Get ready for another season of camping! Jump start your camping season with tips and tricks from the pros. Review your skills and add new skills to your camping toolbox. Expect to spend time cooking over a fire, canoeing, setting up tarps, tying knots, and explore beautiful Camp Roundelay. Become an ultimate camper! Details at our website's event calendar.
May 10, 2013 at 10:56am
New Leader Orientation and Training (NLOT) Dates are listed below. Questions: Denise at 218-208-0236 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless a town is listed, in Region 1 only, we take the town that the 1st registrant for the training lists and that becomes the location for the training. If you do not see a date and place that works for you, please contact Denise. Registration must be done online. No online access? Contact Denise to get registered. In Region 1, all evening NLOT start at 6:30 pm and end between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. Exceptions and Saturday times will be listed with the online information at www.gslakesandpines.org.
May 20 - Bagley
May 21 - Virginia
Aug 12 - tentative Kelliher
Aug 13 - Bemidji
Aug 20 - Virginia
Region 1 Fall Trainings in Grand Rapids and Park Rapids will include New Leader Orientation and Training. See other Blog post for more information.
May 10, 2013 at 10:46am
Basic Outdoor Skills (BOS) will be held in Bemidji from 11 am - 2 pm, Saturday, October 12. Required: register on, or before, October 2, 2013, minimum number of participants is 5. Advanced Outdoor Skills (AOS) will be held in Bemidji from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 12. Required: register on, or before, October 2, 2013, minimum number of participants is 3. Ready to register? Go to www.gslakesandpines.org. Click on Volunteers, Learning Development. Questions: Denise at 218-208-0236 or email@example.com.
May 10, 2013 at 10:40am
Fall is a great time to add information to your volunteer knowledge and to learn new skills that you can share with your Service Unit or troop. Dates are already set for Saturdays, Fall 2013. Mark your calendar now and plan to join others like yourself for fun and networking! October 19 - Grand Rapids and November 2 - Park Rapids. Have suggestions of what you would like offered? Contact Denise at 218-208-0236, firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 13, 2012 at 01:31pm
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!
October 2, 2012 at 02:43pm
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 http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/3346.pdf) highlights: What every Girl Scout volunteer needs; What every girl needs; order forms; troop leader t-shirts; Welcome Set special offer; Citizen badges. Enjoy!
October 2, 2012 at 09:04am
Fall registration has been going well. Thank you to all of the new and returning leaders. Without you there wouldn’t be Girl Scouts!
September 11, 2012 at 04:22pm
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
August 15, 2012 at 03:03pm
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