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     and character, who make the world a better place.



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Linda Bear

Membership Specialist, Team Lead

Alexandria Office

 

Maureen Graham

Product Sales & Finance Specialist

Waite Park Regional Center

 

Nikki Revier

Program Specialist

Willmar Office



Region 4

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


By Nikki

May 9, 2014
Alexandria, Mn
Calvery Lutheran Church
3:30-6:30 p.m.    

Grow your leadership skills and become prepared for summer Day Camps and to take the lead at Girl Scout events and programs. 

Details are in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, page 30.  In order to become a certified Program Aide, girls complete the Leader in Action award, attend this Program Aide training, then work directly with girls for an extended period of time.  

Cost:
$20 girl, adult free

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 gslakesandpines.org or contact the Girl Scouts’ Bemidji office for details.

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

By Nikki

Girls in Grades K-5 Join us for GirlSports

Girl Scouts in ACTION, the popular new afterschool program takes
to the field when girls in grades K-5 participate in GirlSports, 3 sessions of
afterschool fitness, fun, and learning plus a full Sports Field Day!

We make fitness fun
through activities to strengthen your body and improve flexibility.   Girls
set goals and track progress in their fitness journal while strengthening team
building skills and forming healthy friendships. 

Each session is led by trained, caring facilitators and includes healthy snacks and homework help.
Girls receive a Journal, GirlSports patch, water bottle and activity supplies for 3 sessions + Field Day.

Cost: only $54 for all 3 sessions and the Field Day, plus annual Girl Scout membership if not currently registered.  Partial scholarships are available.  Complete the form on the reverse side and send in today!

Roosevelt Elementary*           
Mondays,3:15 – 5:15pm            April 7, 14, 21 +Field Day

*Girls from Kennedy Elementary will be bused to
Roosevelt through the KAT bus.

GirlSports Field Day in Willmar (exact location to be announced)

9am – 3pm Saturday, April 26

Parents/Caregivers provide transportation to/from Field Day and are welcome to stay and watch their girls try a variety of sports, including dance from the Willmar Cardettes, Zumba, family bike ride, plus many other fun fitness activities.


*Not in the Willmar area? If you would like more information on how to host GSIA Girlsports in your area please contact Program Specialist, Nikki Revier.  


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Family Updates


By Linda Bear

Welcome

The 2013-2014 Girl Scout year begins on October 1, 2013.   Recruitment events are held late August, September and the beginning of October.  Click here find a recruitment event near you!  Feel free to refer back to this link as additional dates will be added. 

Membership
Girl Scouts provides incredible opportunities for girls to develop qualities that will serve them all their lives. Girls develop leadership skills, lifelong friendships and earn meaningful awards. Through Girl Scout programs girls learn the importance of responsibility, goal setting, team work and flourishing in a unique, all-girl environment. Girl Scouts help girls expanding their knowledge to provide opportunities that excite them and enhance their lives.  These activities may include: troop/group meetings, council programs, sports, camping, arts and crafts, money management, preparing for college, travel and making a difference in their community and world! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouting is open to every girl in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade who accepts the Girl Scout Promise and Law and pays $15 in annual membership dues.

Through Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls grow and learn new skills in an environment where they feel safe and accepted. Adults are trained to put the needs of girls first, develop strong girl-adult partnerships, encourage girls to share their ideas and provide mentoring, encouragement and coaching. The girl-led activities focus on learning by doing and working together. As girls mature, their level of leadership responsibility expands.

It's never too late to join Girl Scouts. A girl can join at any time of the year and at any age level. Refer to Linda Bear's, Membership Specialist, contact link on left side of this page.

• Girl Scout Daisy

Kindergarten and Grade 1

• Girl Scout Brownie

Grades 2 and 3

• Girl Scout Junior

Grades 4 and 5

• Girl Scout Cadette

Grades 6 to 8

• Girl Scout Senior

Grades 9 and 10

• Girl Scout Ambassador

Grades 11 and 12

Adults, both women and men, are also invited to become adult members and volunteers. To learn more about being a volunteer contact Marge Hanson, Region 4 Volunteer Specialist. Note contact links on left side of page.

Many Ways to be a Girl Scout
Girls participate in Girl Scouting in many ways. When a girl joins, she can choose one, two, or all of these ways to participate:

  • Join a troop with a group of girls her age
  • Become an independent Girl Scout member (Juliette Girl Scout) and enjoy a variety of activities outside traditional troop settings
  • Travel to regional, national and international destinations
  • Attend Girl Scout day or resident camp
  • Join a series that focus on a particular topic – careers, engineering, sports, theater, etc. – with the same group of girls
  • Come to single day events and meet different girls at every one
  • Experience virtual programs delivered in a secure environment 

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls to discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.  

 


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Volunteer Updates


By Linda Bear

Are you thinking about a spring or summer camping trip with your troop?  What a great way to do some team building and make memories you and your girls will always treasure.  NOW is the time to get your GSMWLP Basic Outdoor Skills training so you'll be ready. 

 

Whether you're just getting started or have been camping all your life, the Basic Outdoor Skills (BOS) training is designed to prepare you to lead a safe and successful Girl Scout camping trip, so we require at least one adult on your trip to have completed our BOS training.  Plus, you'll get to enjoy some delicious food cooked over a campfire!

 

GSMWLP Basic Outdoor Skills

March 22, 2014

Camp Sanderson - Spicer MN

10:00am - 2:00pm

Cost: $10

Deadline to register: March 19

Questions? Contact Leah Voss | 320-247-4565 | lvoss@gslakesandpines.org

Sign up today!

By Linda Bear

You are invited to the adult retreat/camp care weekend at Shingobee Timbers.  Please share this with all registered Girl Scout adults in our council and register today to be part of this great weekend!  Space is limited to the first 40 registrations so don’t delay!  Click HERE for the registration form.

By Linda Bear

We accept nominations year round for the many deserving volunteers who strive to provide the best Girl Scout experience for girls in Girl Scouting! Check out the recognition page on our website for descriptions and criteria:  http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/

You may also request numeral year pins from our website on the same link! Remember to include your years as a girl when you are adding them up!

By Maureen Graham

Secure valuable information to help the Cookie Sale Program run smoothly for your troop. All adult members are invited to attend Cookie Training. This training will be especially helpful for Troop Product Sales Managers (aka “Cookie Moms”), Troop Leaders, and Community Product Sales Managers. It’s suggested that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.

Region 4’s Cookie Sale Training has been set for Thursday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street, Alexandria.  Please allow about two hours for the training, plus additional time for asking questions, networking, and cookie
sampling
. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a friend to share in the fun and learning!

Please RSVP to Maureen by Monday, November 18 if you plan to attend this important training.  If this training date does not work for you, please see the full list of available Cookie Trainings on our website.  See you there!



By Maureen Graham

Fall Product Sale Training by conference call will be offered on Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. for those who did not attend in person trainings.  This training is suggested for Troop Product Sales Managers, Troop Leaders, and Community Product Sales Managers.  The training will be approximately one hour in length.  To sign up and receive call in information, please contact Maureen Graham by email mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or phone 320-247-4571 by noon on September 23. Please join us!



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