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By Amanda Morrow

The College 101 Road Trip has been rescheduled!  Join us on July 23-25 for a tour of the colleges in the Duluth-Superior area.  Get the nitty-gritty on financial aid, applications, and scholarships; find out the differences between public, private, and community colleges; and talk to students about what to expect your first year.  Campus tours include St. Scholastica, University of MN-Duluth, Lake Superior College, and University of WI-Superior. Stay overnight in the dorms at UWS.  Girls may attend on their own—chaperones provided.  Cost includes transportation from selected locations and during college tours, as well as overnight accommodations,  meals and program supplies.  For girls entering grades 6-12, $75 per person (girls can use $35 in cookie dough), Register by July 1.

Questions?  Email program specialist Amanda Morrow at amorrow@gslakesandpines.org. 

By Lisa Lundberg

 

Summer is just around the corner, and the Program Team is hard at work planning and
getting ready for OWOF this fall.  We hope that you are able to join us
this year, either as a family or with your troop, for a weekend full of
adventure and fun!  Join over 1,000 Girl Scouts from all over the country
for this one of a kind weekend packed with traditions and new friends!

 

Remember to place your advance-order shirts and hoodies by July 11!  All shirts and
hoodies will feature glow in the dark ink!  Limited supplies of shirts
will be available in the shop during the weekend, but hoodies are only
available by advance order.

 

The Teen Volunteer Program is filling up quickly! Get your registration in as soon
as possible if you would like to be a part of this program just for girls who
are looking for a new way to experience OWOF! This is a great option if you are
thinking about being a CIT in the future or if you are looking for ways to take
on leadership roles. If you have questions about TVP, please email Program
Specialist Amanda Strobel (astrobel@gslakesandpines.org).

 

The Program Team, as well as the whole staff, would also like to thank a few of our
volunteers who were not on our original list: Russ Bennett, Mary Wyman-Goenner,
Kristen Gangl, Christine Benson, Maddison Moyer, Lolita Meyers, Leave No Trace,
Katie Koester, Morgan Carlson, Crow Wing County Master Gardeners, Vicki Foss,
Laura Billman, and Wynn Podratz. We would not be able to offer so many choices
to girls without all of your efforts and we cannot thank you enough!  Our
volunteers make OWOF possible!

If you are interested in being a volunteer or have questions about volunteering,
please email Program Specialist Nikki Revier (nervier@gslakesandpines.org).

By Amanda Morrow

We have extended the deadline for our upcoming Duluth Two trip to June 1--so there's still time get registered! 
 

Duluth Two 2014 | June 27-29
 

Calling all adventurous girls! Stay for two nights in Duluth, MN as your choose your own adventure. Options include Great Lakes Aquarium, Lake Superior Zoo, Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse!  Cost includes transportation during Duluth excursions, all meals, overnight accommodations at the College of St. Scholastica, entrance fees, t-shirt and patch.


Girls  entering  grades 6-12| $140 per person, girls may use up to $70 in Cookie Dough | $30 deposit |  Registration deadline extended to June 1 

 

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 Amanda Morrow

Our Kaleidoscope event is just around the corner and it promises to be a day full of inspiration and fun!  To celebrate we are counting down the days with a series of sneak peeks at the available sessions.

Steph Love from Positive Energy Outdoors will be teaching an adult track class on teambuilding that promises to be action-packed! 

By Michelle

May 17, 2014 | McGregor

Attention adventurous girls!  You are needed to explore a new planet!  Join your fellow explorers to discover a new star, and use your team’s outdoor and team work to solve the challenges you encounter!

Day Program:
Grades K-12 | 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$20 girls and adults | $5 safety-ratio adults
Includes a special space dinner, program materials and a patch.

Saturday Overnight:
Grades 4 – 12 | 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$30 Girls and Adults | $5 Safety-Ratio Adults

Register by 2 May 2014.

Questions? Ask Amanda! astrobel@gslakesandpines.org | 320-252-2952

By Michelle

Sunday April 27, 2014 | Brainerd

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 includes training, supplies, and light meal.  Girls will enjoy up to 4 hours of programming.

Cost:
$20 girl, adult free

By Amanda Morrow

Hello Girl Scouts and Families,
 

The UWS World Student Association has a fun event to share with you—the International Cooking Demo!

International students and other members of the UWS community cook recipes from their home countries to share with guests. The students prepare the dish for sampling and explain how the recipe is made and how the dish would be served. This event is free and open to the public, and children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 

When: Saturday, April 12 from 12-2
Where: Pilgrim Lutheran Church
 

Try something new!

 

By Bonnie Reeves

Hello! 

It's really me your Volunteer Specialsit for R03!  I've been crisscrossing our Region and Region 4 offering New Leader Training!  It's been awesome meeting new volunteers and seeing the committment of Mom's who are recruiting friends and Grandmothers or former Girl Scouts to come back and help lead a troop!  Can you beleive we are still recruiting new volunteers?!!


I will be offering another New Leader Training in Brainerd April 26th, 10am-1pm - check out the website to regsiter:http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LearningDevelopment/


Join us for our third Annual Regional Celebration   April 24th 6:30-8:30 at the Brainerd High School. RSVP to Bonnie

We will recognize twenty adult award receipents, R03 top cookie sellers, three honorable mentions for the Leaders Day Card Contest and any girl or troop who earned their Bronze, Silver ot Gold Award.   Girls or Troops who earned the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award and want to be recognozed should contact Bonnie!


Aslo note if you haven't done so it's not to late to nominate a business or service group for the Beacon Award: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/

You are winding down on the  cookie sale  and I'm hearing that girls did a fantastic job selling cookies.  A special Thank you to the Mom's and Dad'd who helped make it happen.   


I hope you take a moment to check out the Kaleidoscope Events being offered in Duluth and Bemidiji - these events were planned as a direct reposne to volunteer feedback.  The programming is awesome!

I hope you take a moment to reflect on the postive impact you are making on girls  and don't forget to enjoy your own journey! 
 
    
I'll be seeing you soon!   

Bonnie

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 http://gslakesandpines.org/files/4546.pdf or contact the Girl Scouts’ Bemidji office for details.

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

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 Julie Bode

On May 3, 2014, Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines will be offering a region-wide event called Kaleidoscope at University of Wisconsin - Superior. This is a girls and adults' event filled with inspiration, laughter, and learning. Choose from girl or adult sessions facilitated by community experts with tips to help you care for yourself, try a new physical challenge, express your inner artist, and more.

Open to girls in grades 2-12 and women.
Kaleidoscope will start with registration at 11:30am-7:00pm.

The girl session topics include rock climbing, art, science, rugby 101, dance/cheer, storytelling, and much more!

The adult session topics include leather crafting, college 101, teambuilding, and a hands-on session with Eileen Brown, the owner of How Sweet It Is! Bakery and many more!

The evening will include dinner, recocnitions, and entertainment by Hannah Ray, a local musical performer who grew up in Two Harbors, MN.

Registration Here!



 

By Keri Lynn

The Northern Minnesota Red Cross reached out to us with the following request:

 

We will be holding a Flood Canvassing event in the St. Cloud area on Thursday, March 27th.  A youth group in the area will be canvassing neighborhoods leaving behind resources and information at each household.  We are looking for another group of volunteers who would be willing to stuff the bags that will be left on people’s doors. 

By Keri Lynn

Please help us get the word out, by sharing this information with any local business or organization who may be interested!

 

On April 12, 2014, Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines will be offering our region-wide event called Kaleidoscope at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. This event offers over 200 girl and adult participants a conference experience filled with activities and seminars showcasing information on healthy relationships and communication, entertainment, and FUN!

 

Our Kaleidoscope event is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your merchandise and/or services. We would like to invite you to take part in our marketplace by setting up a booth during the afternoon program and activity sessions from 11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Please contact either Jess Hoffman at 320.247.4563 / jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org or Nikki Revier at 320.403.2109 / nrevier@gslakesandpines.org

By Keri Lynn

Attention all Region 5 Troops!  We are looking for a troop to provide a Flag Ceremony at the River’s Edge Convention Center for a Conference on August 4!  Details are below.  Please contact Leah Voss for more details or to get involved | lvoss@gslakesandpines.org 320-247-4565

 

Date: Mon. Aug 4th

Approximate Time: 8:30-9:00am (we will confirm as date gets closer)

Place: River’s Edge Convention Center

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!


 

By Keri Lynn

Just added!  Girl Scout Juniors and troop volunteers, we hope you'll join us for the Junior First Aid program on the go. 

 

Sunday, April 27 | 11:00-2:00 | Sauk Rapids | $11 per girl includes snack, adults free

 

Find out more about the program here and sign up using the Program Registration Form.  Questions?  Contact Nikki at x2109 or nrevier@glsakesandpines.org.

By Julie Bode

Volunteer Recognition Submissions Deadline has been extended to Friday,March 28.

Please help us recognize Girl Scout volunteers in your ocmmunity. Nominate them for National Recognition. visit our volunteer Recognition page on our website to get a nomination form.

Link: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/

By Keri Lynn

The Stars on Ice tour is coming to Xcel Energy Center in May, and they are offering a special ticket rate to Girl Scout troops.  This family-friendly show features skaters who just competed in the Winter Olympics! 

 

Stars on Ice | May 4, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

If you are interested, you can order your tickets through the Xcel Center.  Check out the flyer for more info and ticket order form.

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 Keri Lynn

Troops in Superior: Did you know the City of Superior’s Environmental Services Division can partner with you for a program?  Their staff can bring these or other water-related activities to your troop meeting, or perhaps you’d like to set up a joint event with the other troops at your school--especially if you’re working on the Brownie WOW or Daisy Flower Garden Journey.  Options include:

 

  1. Water Cycle game . . . A fun, active game where you are the water droplet--roll the dice and learn where the water goes.
  2. Water cycle bracelets . . . Make a bracelet where each bead represents a water reservoir (lake, stream, ocean, etc.)
  3. Puppet show!  Themes such as keeping water clean and mercury bioaccumulation
  4. Make seed paper. . . Make paper with native plant seeds. Use the paper as you wish – bookmark, cards, etc. Then you can tear a piece off, plant it, and watch your seeds sprout!
  5. Wastewater treatment tour . . . Get behind the scenes to find out how sewage is treated.

 

Because of funding, these programs are only available to troops and groups based in Superior.  For more info or to set up a program, contact Ada Tse, Research Assistant, at 715-394-0392 x1018 or tsea@ci.superior.wi.us

By Keri Lynn

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 Keri Lynn

Girls in Junior High--the Horizons Science & Engineering Conference at SCSU is back this year: Saturday, March 22, 8-3:30.  For $10 you can attend a full day of workshops and activities to learn about science.  Get more info and sign up through St. Cloud State--click here for a flyer with contact info. 

By Michelle

Daisies & Brownies learn Girl Scout songs and games!  Have fun singing old favorites and learn new ones.  Girls and adults will have a blast playing games and making a special snack.  Girls will enjoy up to 3 hours of programming.

Cost: $6 girl, adult free

Date & Time: March 23, 2014  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: First Lutheran Church, 2100 Riverview Drive, Little Falls

Registration Form 

By Michelle

Hello Friends!

I know it's a really busy time of year... Hope you are working on Adult Recognitions please submit by March 1st if you are wanting to present at spring recognitions.  Remember you can nominate someone for an award any time of the year.

Leader's Day Card Contest entries are due to the Duluth Office March 1st.  Will Region 3 have another winner?

Save the Date and stay tuned for details - Region 3 Celebration will be held at the Brainerd high School on April 24th.

Check our website for updated trainings.

I'll be doing a New Leader Training March 29th in Cromwell.  it's ok to register if you are a tried and true volunteer who wants a refresher!

Thank you for volunteering for Girl Scouts!

~Bonnie Reeves 




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