Region 3 Team
Membership Specialist, Team Lead
Outdoor Program Specialist
Camp Shingobee Timbers
Product Sales & Finance Specialist
Waite Park Regional Center
The latest news for Girl Scouts in Brainerd, Mora, and surrounding areas. Do you have something to share? Contact any member of our Regional Team.
April 8, 2013 at 01:49pm
The Daisy Petal Power program is a special four month summer mail program designed for girls entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in the Fall of 2013. Girls receive one packet per month, May – August, full of activities to do at home along with “get to know Girl Scouts” material for their family.
March 13, 2013 at 02:04pm
Planet Plan-It | Saturday, April 20th, 2013 | 9am-5pm | Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, McGregor, MN | Grades K-12 | $25 girl/$5 adults/girls may use $10 Cookie Dough | Deadline Extended to April 8 - to register, just click here After an outer space adventure with your friends, you find you’ve all landed on an unnamed planet. Spend the day exploring Planet ‘X’ and working together to get through the Silent Swamp, Frozen Fissure, Gravity Gap and Memory Mountain. Your expedition team will create a map, decode a language, break down barriers, and befriend the locals. Cost includes lunch, snack, program materials and patch.
Bring a Friend Bonus: Girl Scout fee: $15 / Friend who is new to Girl Scouts: $27 ($25 +$12 membership fee = $37, minus $10)
February 22, 2013 at 12:59am
Ultimate Camper Event | Now open to girls in grades K-5! | Camp Roundely, Minong, WI | April 27-28, 2013 | 10 am-1 pm | $35 per person; girls may use $15 Cookie Dough | Register by April 1
Get ready for another season of camping! Jump start your camping season with tips and tricks from the pros. Review old skills and add new skills to your toolbox. Expect to spend time cooking over a fire, canoeing, setting up tarps, tying knots and much more! Click here to register. Questions? Contact the Bemidji Girl Scout office at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at camp!
December 18, 2012 at 11:44pm
When I was a Girl Scout, my mom highly encouraged me to write a Thank You note to every person who bought at least a box of cookies from me, explaining my appreciation for their support of my goals. One year, I decided to get creative and add a GS cookie recipe to each Thank You note--I did try to include a recipe for at least one of the varieties that person had purchased. Amazingly, this had an unintended effect of boosting my sales, as many of my customers decided to buy extra boxes to try out the attached recipe.
Encourage your Girl Scout to find her own creative inspiration this cookie season. Have her consider the option of personalized Thank You notes for her customers.
Please share your GS cookie recipes in the comments section of this post. Those who share before Dec. 31st will be entered in a drawing for a special cookie prize, so share your secret recipes today!
Photo Courtesy of Scapoholics: http://scrapaholics.com/how-to-sell-more-girl-scout-cookies
December 12, 2012 at 12:17pm
Many of you have been asking for the pumpkin chili recipe used at Shingobee and Sanderson's Fall Festivities and Haunted Harvest (as well as shared at some other regional meetings). Here it is: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Pumpkin-Chili. Enjoy it! This is a great time of year to use it.
March 13, 2013 at 02:00pm
Would like to share a couple reminders and updates-
Recognitions - Adult, Beacon Award or Year of Service Pins please see our website: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/ or you can contact Bonnie
Region 3 Celebration Save the date l Thursday April 25th l 6:30-8 pm l Central Lakes College-Cafeteria
Join us as we honor and recognize adults in our Region. Maureen will have some special R03 recognitions for top girl cookie sellers and Bronze, Silver and Gold Award precipitants will be recognized Cake and punch will be served.
Region 3 Spring Training l 1st Aid/CPR American Heart Association l Garrison l 9-noon l $8.00
This reduced cost has been made available by the generosity of Tabitha Witthuhn from SU14
Region Three Basic Outdoor Skills/Advanced Outdoor Skills (BOS/AOS) TBD
Outdoor Education book available for $9.50 with pre orders.
March 5, 2013 at 11:13am
Well over the months as I’ve talked with volunteers I often hear that girls have so many choices by the time they are a Junior that we often loose them to other activities: dance, sports….. Well I read an article this morning and I’d like to share part of it with you.
" There’s lots of buzz about how third-grade reading levels are predictors of high school success. Our National Program Portfolio is of course tied to curriculum standards. Have you shared this information? With whom? Are you making sure all Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are going home from Girl Scouts with their own books…and that their parents know how valuable it is to spend even a few minutes reading with their daughters?"
Goodness what a bonus I think you all know I feel strongly about recruiting the parent right along with the girl. Next time I hear how girls/parents are choosing dance or sports over Girl Scouts well I think I’ll be more prepared with an awesome comeback. What parent doesn’t want success for their child? Reading with or to their girls is something most parents can do and learn about Girl Scouts at the same time. I’m betting the parent reading to their child would want to volunteer too! Girl Scouts isn’t just another activity we are helping pave the path for their successful future.
It’s not to late to nominate a deserving adult for an award. Check out the criteria and let me know if you need assistance. I’d be happy to help: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/
Thank you for being awesome volunteers!
February 25, 2013 at 11:40am
You may have noticed in your last Connections publication details to enter the Leaders Day Card Contest
The submission deadline is March 5th so there is still time to enter!
Girl’s say “Thanks” to great volunteers by entering the Leaders Day Card Contest
1. Create a 3.5" x 8" card representing Girl Scouts.
2. Write a greeting of appreciation to Girl Scout volunteers on the front and
leave the inside blank.
3. Include a description explaining why you chose your design,
your name, address, troop number, and program level on the
back of the card. Sorry, cards cannot be returned.
4. Use as many colors as you like
(no glitter, stamping or computer generation).
5. Mail by March 5, 2013, to:
Girl Scouts Duluth Regional Center
424 W Superior St, Ordean Bldg, Ste G3
Duluth, MN 55802
One prize will be awarded for each program age level, and one grand prize
design will be featured on the front of this year’s Girl Scout Leaders Day
Card, distributed to all Girl Scout adult members April 22.
I had a so much fun contacting the families in our region who won last year. I hope we have some submissions from R03 again!
February 22, 2013 at 11:54am
Please place your planned orders in Snap by 10 p.m. on Saturday evenings to have delivery to your cupboard by the following Friday. What you need to know: as a council we rely on troops placing planned orders to determine how many cookies to order each week and to send these cookies where they need to go. Please help us help you by placing planned orders whenever possible. Please refer to page 26 of the pink Answer Book for Troop Product Sales Managers for complete instructions. Remember to order in package quantities.
Please continue to put your booth requests each week in Snap. For instructions see the previous blog article on this topic. Cookie Booths continue through March 10.
The first ACH debit was February 20. If your ACH debit did not go through for any reason, please contact me about making alternate payment plans. Remember to collect and deposit money from your families each week. The next ACH debit will be March 20 at which time 50% of your remaining balance owed will be due.
Girls in Snap
You may have noticed some changes to your troop’s listing of girls in Snap. This past week we did an upload of girls from our membership system to Snap. This is the only upload of information we plan to do for this sale. Please check your listing to make sure it is correct and remove any duplicate names. You will need to verify that this list is correct before transferring packages to girls or placing a recognition order later on. If you have any questions, please contact me.