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Shelley Murphy

Volunteer Specialist, Team Lead

Duluth Regional Center

 

Jamie Sands

Membership Specialist

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Amanda Morrow

Program Specialist

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Product Sales & Finance Specialist

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Region 2

The latest news for Girl Scouts in Duluth, northeast Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and surrounding areas. Do you have something to share? Contact any member of our Regional Team.


Family Updates


By Amanda Morrow

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!

 

By Amanda Morrow

We are so excited to announce that Duluth is hosting the 2014 US Capitol Christmas Tree...and the community needs the help of local Girl Scouts to pull off the celebration!  Troops and families both are welcome to participate in the event celebrating the Capitol Christmas tree as it passes through Duluth from the Chippewa Forest on its way to Washington DC.  

The community-wide celebration will take place Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN.

Girl Scouts and adult volunteers are needed to:

-Help with the ornament decorating station at the event
-Create sample ornaments for the public to use as examples as they decorate their own ornaments
-Cut birch tree coins (this would be a job for an adult with a wood shop and/or saw) 

Questions?  Want to volunteer?  Contact Amanda Morrow at amorrow@gslakesandpines.org or 218-302-3182. 

By Amanda Morrow

Are you a family interested in Girl Scouts and looking for more information?  Would you like to find out more about becoming a troop leader or an adult volunteer? For the first year ever, GSMWLP is hosting community recruitment events and you are invited!  

There are two dates to choose from:

Thursday, October 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Learning Center, Northland College Campus
1411 Ellis Ave S, Ashland, WI 54806

  • Learn how to enroll your daughter in Girl Scouts and how to become a troop leader or adult volunteer.
  • Are you a new volunteer who has completed your background check and application?  Sign up for New Leader training!
  • Girls will take part in special environmental education programming provided by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Learning Center.

This event is FREE, but we need an accurate headcount.  Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16 to Amanda Morrow, amorrow@gslakesandpines.org or 218-302-3182.


Monday, October 27, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Open House format)

Janette Pollay Cabin, Jean Duluth Road, Duluth MN

Drop by and find out how to get your daughter into Girl Scouts and how to become an adult volunteer.  Bring your girls for fun activities!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 21 to Amanda Morrow, amorrow@gslakesandpines.org or 218-302-3182.

Adult volunteers and current Girl Scouts are welcome!  Come prepared to share your experiences and have a great time.  

Hope to see you there!


By Amanda Morrow

Great opportunity coming up September 27, 2014.  Check out the flyer for more information!

 

By Amanda Morrow

We can't wait to partner again with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Reserve for our wonderful Girls in Science program. Join successful women scientists in hands-on, real life outdoor experiences that will show you how science helps the natural world. Experience the St. Louis River freshwater estuary by providing assistance with an outdoor research project. Come with an inquiring mind and be prepared to get wet, dirty and have a blast.  

Girls in Science will take place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and costs $12 per girl.  Since it takes place so early in the Girl Scout year, it's vital that you make plans to attend early and be sure to register.  Questions? Contact Amanda Morrow with questions at amorrow@gslakesandpines.org. 

Ready to register? Great!  Click here for the program registration form.  

Hope to see you there!



Volunteer Updates


By Maureen Graham

The 2014 Fall Product Sale Program has begun, but it’s not too late to DIVE IN and BE ACTIVE!!!  Girls can earn recognition credit until October 19 by selling nuts and chocolates, magazines and photo keepsakes.  Troops earn 20% in proceeds on items sold; an easy way to gain start up funds for your troop!  Interested? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist today to get started. 

 

Volunteers who took the Fall Product Sale Program Training received a certificate for FREE Digital Troop Photo Book for their troop.  If you have tried to redeem your troop’s certificate and have gotten an error message – do not be alarmed.  There are some delays as the vendor gets this exciting new program up and running.  Missed one of the council’s in person Fall Sale Trainings and interested in receiving a certificate for a FREE Digital Troop Photo Book?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist to find out how – while supplies last!

 

In search of excellent Express Cookie Cupboards! Looking ahead to the 2015 Cookie Sale Program, we find that there are a number of openings for Cookie Cupboards in our council.  Consider volunteering to take on this vital role of our Cookie Sale.  Hosting an Express Cookie Cupboard does not take a great space or time commitment.  Receive a cookie shipment once a week during the sale, only when your area troops place a planned order and choose your cupboard as their pick up site.  After delivery, troops come and pick up just the cookies that they ordered and there is not much more to do for the week.  If troops do not place any orders that week, no cookies are delivered.  And there is no additional product on hand to store!  This volunteer position would be great for retired or work/stay-at-homes with internet access.  Interested? Know someone who could host an Express Cupboard?  Need more information? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

 

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the new gluten free Trios cookie for the 2015 Cookie Sale.  Did your troop miss the opportunity to place a pre-order and participate in this year’s pilot program?  It’s not too late!  We still have a limited number of cases available.  Interested in participating in the Gluten Free Cookie Pilot Program?  See all of the details on our website and contact us today!

By Amanda Morrow

Help Needed:  Troop willing to decorate 1 to 6 large collection boxes for the LSS Crisis Nursery December Diaper Drive.  These will be used by businesses who are collecting donated diapers and wipes from employees or the general public.

Boxes (you can get them or we can provide them) should say "December Diaper Drive" on them, and can be done in baby/diaper themes in any media you want.  We can provide you later in the year with a flier via email that you can print off and use on the box to identify it.

We can give you names and locations to drop the various boxes off at the end of November or we can pick up and deliver.

Contact:  Laura Zahn, Diaper Drive volunteer organizer, 728-1445, or email DiaperDrive@aol.com

 
Upcoming community events to check out: 

Free Family Day
Saturday, September 27
11AM - 2 PM
DAI Lincoln Center for Education
Make and take projects for all ages and abilities – for the young and young at ART.

Bugs are being featured throughout October at the Duluth Children's Museum!  A great idea if your Brownies are working on their bug badges.

 

By Amanda Morrow

Attention Girl Scout troops!  CHUM needs some help with the SHARE Food Drive which will take place on Saturday, October 25.  Shifts are available at SuperOne, Whole Foods Co-op, and Cub Foods.  Please contact Meg at 218.727.2391 or megkearns@chumduluth.org for more information or to sign up.  What a great way to help out an important cause!

 

By Amanda Morrow

Join us Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for the third annual Shop & Learn at the Duluth Girl Scouts office!  Shop at the Girl Scout Shop and meet with Region 2 team members to discuss:

  • Exciting council program opportunities
  • Membership registration, forming troops, and troop pathways
  • Questions about troop finance, fall product, cookie program and troop sponsorships
  • New Leader training begins at 9:30 am (Advanced registration required for training, sign up here 
  • And more--bring your questions!
By Amanda Morrow

The 2014-2015 Program Events & Activities Guide will arrive in the mailbox of last year's troop leaders and Girl Scout Juliettes as well as to currently rgistered adults and Juliettes in early September. For a quick peek, check out the publication on our website - or click here.   Please use and share this guide as you brainstorm and plan with girls this fall.
Your program team is very excited to begin another year of Girl Scouts, and we look forward to seeing you at our events and programs. For assistance with planning Service Unit events or organizing a Program on the Go, just check in with any member of your regional team or contact us at programs@gslakesandpines.org. 



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