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Upcoming registration nights in your area! For more info, contact Allison.




Region 5 Events

Check back often for upcoming events and links for Region 5: St. Cloud and surrounding areas. These could be council-sponsored or just something cool to check out in the community!


08/28/2014

Sartell Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saint Francis Xavier
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/9/2014

Sauk Rapids Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sauk Rapids Middle School
Girl Scout Recruitment Night
More Info...
09/15/2014

Eden Valley/ Watkins Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Eden Valley Event Center
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/16/2014

Royalton Recruitment Night

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Royalton Elementary
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/16/2014

Rice Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Rice Elementary
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/18/2014

Becker Recruitment Night

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Becker Primary
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/18/2014

Big Lake Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saron Lutheran Church
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/23/2014

Sartell Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sartell Middle School
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...
09/25/2014

Sauk Rapids Recruitment Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
Girl Scout Recruitment
More Info...



Region 5 Team Members


Leah Voss

Volunteer Specialist, Team Lead

Waite Park Regional Center

 

Allison Hand

Membership Specialist

Waite Park Regional Center

 

Jess Hoffmann 

Product Sales & Finance Specialist

Waite Park Regional Center



Region 5

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


Family Updates


By Allison Hand

You are officially invited to celebrate 25 years of serving the Central Minnesota community! Pedal.Play.Party! will be a family-friendly
festival, celebrating our volunteers, community partners, and partner families.

 The event will include...
  • Playhouse Raffle
  • 25 Mile Bike Ride in Collaboration with the statewide Habitat 500
  • 2.5 Mile Family Bike Ride
  • Fun family activities including inflatables, games, crafts, live entertainment etc.
  • Food Vendors     
     For more information on this event, click here
By Allison Hand

Since we have met our minimum participation for this event, we have decided to accept registrations until July 15th!!
Interested in joining Girl Scouts or know someone that is? Come out to Art As You Like It on Thursday, July 17th! Have fun painting a plate, bowl or mug with a friend. Open to ALL girls. Girls that register or re-register as a Girl Scout at this event will be given a special welcome gift! All participants will recieve a patch. Cost is $14.00. Click here for the registration form

By Allison Hand

This summer, our region has several activities planned and some still in the works!  The following events have been planned so far:

Thursday, July 17th- Girl Scout "Try It" Event Held at Art as You Like It!

Saturday, August 2nd- Girl Scout Night with the St. Cloud Rox Girl Scouts can camp out on the field.  

Sunday, August 10th- Girl Scout Night at Granite City Speedway Girl Scouts ages 17 and under wearing uniform will have FREE enterance!

Wednesday, August 13th- Summertime by George! Girl Scouts will have a booth.  

Wednesday, August 27th- Summertime by George! Girl Scouts will have a booth.  

Volunteer opportunities are available for these events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leah or Allison at: 320-252-2952.   

Also, don't forget that there are PLENTY of CAMP options!  Some camps are just $10 a day. Check them out here!
      

By Allison Hand

Join Marcus Theaters Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10AM, June 15 - August 13 to view your favorite family flicks for just $2.00! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatres® location!

Wanna snag FREE tickets to the show? It’s easy – visit a participating agent at American Family Insurance, and you can receive two FREE tickets to your choice of this year’s titles!

  • June 15, 16, 18– The Lego Movie
  • June 22, 23, 25 – The Nut Job
  • June 29, 30, July 2 – Despicable Me 2
  • July 13, 14, 16– Turbo
  • July 20, 21, 23 – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • July 27, 28, 30 – The Croods
  • August 3, 4, 6– Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • August 10, 11, 13– Rio 2

Click here for additional information

By Allison Hand

Hello! My name is Allison Hand and I am the new Membership Specialist for Region 5. I live in Sartell with my husband and three girls.  We also have a male maltese/ shish tzu dog named Gus  to try to balance the ratio at home.
 I have spent the last year as the Service Unit Manager for Service Unit 28 as well as an active parent volunteer for the last two years with Girl Scouts. I have enjoyed seeing just how Girl Scouts has encouraged my daughter to overcome her fears and adopt an “I can” attitude. In my free time, I enjoy cooking (especially baking), reading and spending  time with my girls.  I look forward to recruiting more members and meeting all of our wonderful volunteers that make Girl Scouts who we are!  Please feel free to contact me about Jump Start, Recruitment, or any other items!
I can be reached at: (320) 247-4567 or by e-mail: ahand@gslakesandpines.org


Volunteer Updates


By Allison Hand

Albany Area Girl Scouts will be participating in the Albany Heritage Day Parade on August 2nd.
To join in, or for more information please contact Diana Brown DBrownie@clearwire.net

By Allison Hand

The Product Sales staff recently road tripped to Interbake Foods (ABC Bakers) in North Sioux City, SD to continue planning our next Cookie Sale Program. While there, we were able to see how our cookies are made.  Interbake has 500 employees, and runs three shifts, six days a week.  One third of what they make there is Girl Scout cookies. It’s no wonder we could smell Thin Mints when we walked in the building!

Summer is when we do most of our planning for the upcoming year for both the Fall and Cookie Sale programs. At this time we are beginning to contact our past Community Product Sales Managers (CPSM) and Cupboard Managers to see if they are willing to assist us this coming year with either the Fall or Cookie Sales or both.  Thank you to all who have worked with us in the past – we hope you will continue to help girls with their upcoming product sales programs! So far we know of several openings around the council for these volunteer positions.  If this is something you are interested in, please contact your Product Sales and Finance
Specialist for more information.  

Fall Product Sale Program dates have been set and there are some new changes to the program which we think will be helpful to troops. 

By Allison Hand

The Membership Department needs your help!  We need to meet our goal!  If you have yet to register for the new Girl Scout year, we ask that you be “on time” and renew your membership before October 1, 2014, the official start of the 2014-15 Girl Scout year.

2,063 girls and 627 adults participated in the Spring Jump Start Renewal Campaign.  Girls participating earned their 2014-15 Jump
Start patch for renewing their membership early by June 15. A total of 177 Troop Leaders earned a Girl Scout shop gift certificate for a free Girl Scout polo shirt for registering their troop and submitting their updated troop roster. Interested to see how your Service Unit did?  Check out your numbers here!

Missed the Jump Start deadline for your troop?  Please read on….

By Allison Hand

Attention all Girl Scouts!  The Common Ground Garden at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph is offering the following opportunities for girls to work on badges, learn about gardening, and have fun with their friends this summer. 
All sessions will meet from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  The Garden requires a minimum of 7 participants to schedule a program. 
Cost is $5.00 per participant, chaperones are free of charge.  Please schedule your session at least two weeks in advance. 
Call to schedule your troop for some summertime fun!  For scheduling contact Kate Ritger @ 262-339-7737 or ommionground@csbsju.edu | For questions or more information contact Ann @ anickmcgee@msn.com

Dates

Monday July 14 | Junior Badge “Gardner”

Monday July 21 | Brownies Badge “Bugs”

Monday July 28 | Junior Badge “Flowers”

Monday August 4 | Brownie Badge “Painting”

Monday August 11 | Junior Badge “ Digital Photography” (girls need to bring digital camera)

By Tauna

Texas Roadhouse in Waite Park invites all Girl Scout Troops take a field trip to their restaurant. While there, your troop will learn a line dance, bake bread, and play a game! There is no charge, but you must pre-register by contacting Tiffany Mason at store_stcloudmn@TexasRoadhouse.com or calling 320 253-7427 (e-mail preferred).

A big THANK YOU to Texas Roadhouse for sponsoring this member benefit! 

Do you know of other businesses who offer benefits for Girl Scout members? Please let us know so we can spread the word!


 


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