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Waite Park Regional Center
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.
August 6, 2013 at 10:36am
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.
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.
September 29, 2014 at 04:03pm
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!
August 14, 2014 at 04:33pm
The Fall Product Sale is a great way to earn start-up funds for troop activities. Girls run their own business: taking orders for nuts, chocolates, and magazines beginning in mid-September and delivering products in late November. Troops earn 20% profit from sales plus girls earn recognitions for selling as few as 10 nut/chocolate items or 2 magazine subscriptions!
We've got some exciting changes to the Fall Product Sale program this year which can help girls increase sales and earn more troop profit!
Every troop who wants to sell Fall Product needs to have an adult volunteer participate in the Training. Volunteers can come to any of the six locations listed below.
Fall Product Training Options
· St. Cloud, MN, Rasmussen College, Wed, September 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
· Brainerd, MN, Public Library, Mon, September 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
· Bemidji, MN, United Methodist Church, Tues, September 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
· Spicer, MN, Camp Sanderson, Tues, September 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
· Mora, MN, United Methodist Church, Wed, September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
· Duluth, MN, Ordean Building, Thurs, September 11, 6:00-8:30 pm
Please register today by clicking on the link on our calendar/home page, or contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist for more information. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing more details about the 2014 Fall Product Sale!
Get Your Troop on Board to Sell Gluten Free Trios!
We are participating in ABC Bakers’ gluten free cookie pilot program in 2015. Last year’s gluten free cookie sold out quickly. Please sign up now so your troop can say, “Yes, we do offer gluten free cookies!”
July 17, 2014 at 03:58pm
Region 4 Volunteer Girl Scout Kick Off!
Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30-8pm (6pm - Light supper will be served.)
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alexandria – Great Hall
- Fall Recruitment Training -Community Recruitment Packets Distribution
- Important Product Sales and Program Updates
- Fall/Winter Regional Event & Training Calendar
Service Unit Managers, Community Coordinators and volunteers who assist with recruitment events in their community are welcomed and encouraged to attend. RSVP to Linda Bear at email@example.com by Monday, August 4. RSVP’s are needed for training and food planning. Directions to meeting location will be emailed one week prior to meeting.