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Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.We focus on what girls need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
- Science and Technology. Activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math now account for over half of all Girl Scout awards. And we introduce more girls to inspiring role models in scientific fields than any other organization.
- Financial Literacy. Millions of girls now learn their economic ABCs in Girl Scouts. Setting goals, budgeting, and saving are vital life skills. Sooner or later, 90 percent of all women will have to be financially self-sufficient.
- Healthy Living. Girl Scout programs recognize that physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem are all connected. We support the “whole girl.” Nine out of ten girls say our uniquely ME! program helps them make positive changes in their lives.
- Environmental Leadership. Girl Scouts combines environmental education with community action.
- Global Citizenship. Girl Scouts makes the world smaller and the girl bigger. Through the world’s largest organization of girls, she can have a global impact and a global voice.
One in every ten girls in the Lakes and Pines service area is a Girl Scout. We serve more than 9,000 girls each year.
Lakes and Pines is among more than 100 councils nationwide connected to Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s leading girl organization. Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members when it first started in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, to 2.8 million members in the United States and more than 90 countries.
Lakes and Pines is funded by donations and community support through Annual Giving, Family Partnership, United Way, grants, product sales, and program fees.