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By Michelle

Join us ast the Westgate Mall for a little after-hours shopping and for tons of Hawaiian fun! Learn all about the 2015 GSMWLP rip to Hawaii and take time to think where YOU want to go.  Stay up late dancing and goal setting.

Bring your sleeping bag and your sense of adventure!

Cost includes program supplies, pizza snack, breakfast, and a patch.

The Girl Scout Traveling Shop will be at this event until 10:00 pm!


Place: Westage Mall, Baxter, MN

Grades:  4-12

Date
: Sat-Sun, March 15-16, 2014

Time: 8pm Saturday to 7am Sunday

Cost: $30 Girl Scouts |  $45 non-Girl Scouts  |  $5 Adults

Registration is preferred two weeks before the event!


Registration Form 

By Julie Bode

The Lakes & Pines council is working hard to bring up to date all volunteer background checks.

All volunteers please complete a background check by going to our website gslakesandpines.org. On the homepage, click volunteer in the green bar. In the dropdown box, click: Lets Get Started.

All information to complete the background check is there. The background check fees are covered by the council and completely confidential.

If you have any questions please email or call Martha (218) 302-3186 or Shelley (218) 302-3187.

The only volunteers that do not need to have their background check are those who completed one in Oct. 2013 to present date.

Thank you so much for your help,
Shelley Murphy 

By Tricia Andrews

GenerationOn  Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards | youth ages 5-18 | Nomination deadline February 25, 2014

Generation On, the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids and teens to make their mark on the world, is now accepting applications for its Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards.

By Tauna

We have extended the registration deadline for these events to February 12th!  $2 late fee applies for registration postmarked after February 8th.  Register over the phone today by contacting Kelsey Parker at 218-308-9051. 

Don't miss this year's World Thinking Day themed  Girls' Night Out Sleepover or Sneak Peek Pajama Party at the Irongate Plaza in Hibbing February 22-23! 

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to the Sneak Peek Pajama Party fo find out what the Girls Night Out tradition is all about!Girls will get to have a pizza and dance party, decorate their very own pillowcase to take home, play a game of Spanish chapas and make their own candy sushi! Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors are invited to the Girls Night Out Sleepover for a night filled activities such as origami, henna
tattoos, candy sushi, make your own worry doll, cabochon bookmark making, games from Africa, Russia and Spain and much more! 
Girls will also have a pizza party and dance the night away with a live DJ!  Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

By Tauna

We have extended the registration deadline for these events to February 12th!  $2 late fee applies for registration postmarked after February 8th.  Register over the phone today by contacting Kelsey Parker at 218-308-9051. 

Don't miss this year's World Thinking Day themed  Girls' Night Out Sleepover or Sneak Peek Pajama Party at the Irongate Plaza in Hibbing February 22-23! 

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to the Sneak Peek Pajama Party fo find out what the Girls Night Out tradition is all about!Girls will get to have a pizza and dance party, decorate their very own pillowcase to take home, play a game of Spanish chapas and make their own candy sushi! Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors are invited to the Girls Night Out Sleepover for a night filled activities such as origami, henna
tattoos, candy sushi, make your own worry doll, cabochon bookmark making, games from Africa, Russia and Spain and much more! 
Girls will also have a pizza party and dance the night away with a live DJ!  Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form. 

By Tauna

Troop 192 will be facilitating a 2014 Girl Scout Thinking Day Event on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 until 12:30 at the Bemidji Middle School.  

 

The event is open it up to all girls in the area.   Girls will learn about Egypt, Benin, Bangladesh and Armenia, do a fun craft project and share a lunch together.  Girls may come individually or as a troop.  

 

The cost of the event is $10 for registrations received by February 14th and $15 for registrations received after the 14th.  Troop 192 will take registrations at the door.  The registration and payment details can be found here.

By Tauna

 

Troop 192 will be facilitating a 2014 Girl Scout Thinking Day Event on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 until 12:30 at the Bemidji Middle School.  

 

The event is open it up to all girls in the area.   Girls will learn about Egypt, Benin, Bangladesh and Armenia, do a fun craft project and share a lunch together.  Girls may come individually or as a troop.  

 

The cost of the event is $10 for registrations received by February 14th and $15 for registrations received after the 14th.  Troop 192 will take registrations at the door.  The registration and payment details can be found here.

 

By Julie Bode

A location for the Duluth Cupboard has been secured. The location is the former Freestyle of Duluth, the building has a red awning with yellow lettering. The first open day for the Duluth Cupboard is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9:00-Noon. 

Physical Address: 28 N 3rd Ave W, Duluth, MN 55802

Hours: 
Wednesday-Friday 8:30-5:30; Saturday 9:00-Noon

*Any Planned Orders are to be submitted on Snap by Saturdays @ 10:00pm. Orders will be ready for pick up the following Friday. 

Parking: There are loading zones in the alleyway next to the building. There is also metered parking on both sides of the street. Metered parking cost $0.25 for twenty minutes with a max of 1 hr. and 20 mins.

From the North (North Shore):

 

·         Take I-35 S toward Duluth           

·         Take exit 256B toward 5th Ave W (0.4 mi)

·         Continue straight (0.2 mi)

·         Turn right onto S 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the South:

 

·         Take I-35 N toward Duluth.

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the Northwest (Iron Range):

 

·         Take US-53 S

·         Keep left to continue on MN-194 E/US-53 S

·         Continue to follow MN-194 E

·         Turn right onto Mesaba Ave (0.3 mi)

·         Turn left onto W 7th St (394 ft)

·         Take the 1st right onto N Lake Ave (0.5 mi)

·         Turn right onto W Superior St (0.3 mi)

·         Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the East (Wisconsin):

 

·         Get to US-53 N 

·         Take the ramp onto I-535 N/US-53 N - Entering Minnesota

·         Take the Interstate 35 N exit toward Minnesota 61 (0.3 mi)

·         Merge onto I-35 N (0.5 mi)

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

By Julie Bode

A location for the Duluth Cupboard has been secured. The location is the former Freestyle of Duluth, the building has a red awning with yellow lettering. The first open day for the Duluth Cupboard is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9:00-Noon. 

Physical Address: 28 N 3rd Ave W, Duluth, MN 55802

Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 8:30-5:30; Saturday 9:00-Noon

*Any Planned Orders are to be submitted on Snap by Saturdays @ 10:00pm. Orders will be ready for pick up the following Friday. 

Parking: There are loading zones in the alleyway next to the building. There is also metered parking on both sides of the street. Metered parking cost $0.25 for twenty minutes with a max of 1 hr. and 20 mins.

From the North (North Shore):

 

·         Take I-35 S toward Duluth           

·         Take exit 256B toward 5th Ave W (0.4 mi)

·         Continue straight (0.2 mi)

·         Turn right onto S 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the South:

 

·         Take I-35 N toward Duluth.

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the Northwest (Iron Range):

 

·         Take US-53 S

·         Keep left to continue on MN-194 E/US-53 S

·         Continue to follow MN-194 E

·         Turn right onto Mesaba Ave (0.3 mi)

·         Turn left onto W 7th St (394 ft)

·         Take the 1st right onto N Lake Ave (0.5 mi)

·         Turn right onto W Superior St (0.3 mi)

·         Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

 

From the East (Wisconsin):

 

·         Get to US-53 N 

·         Take the ramp onto I-535 N/US-53 N - Entering Minnesota

·         Take the Interstate 35 N exit toward Minnesota 61 (0.3 mi)

·         Merge onto I-35 N (0.5 mi)

·         Take exit 256A toward Superior St (0.4 mi)

·         Continue on the ramp and merge onto W Superior St (0.5 mi)

·         Turn left onto N 3rd Ave W

Destination will be on the right

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.  

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 Michelle

The Winter Camping at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona, WI has been cancelled.

 

By Michelle

The deadline to attend the Girl Scout National Convention has been extended to March 1!  Read more about it on page 17 of your Program Guide or at the following link:  http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/4154.pdf

By Michelle

It’s that time of year again!

Submit your Leader’s Day Card Contest entries at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadersDay1/

By Michelle

Bonnie has not seen any Adult Award Nominations yet.  We accept nominations year round and there are many deserving volunteers out there.  Please, check out the Awards 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 Anastacia Schnabel

St Cloud State University is hosting a National Women and Girls in Sports Day on Saturday, February 1st with free admission for girls age 14 and under for the basketball and hockey home games! Free giveaways, prizes, activity stations, and more! Check out the flyer for more information and to order your tickets today!!

By Tricia Andrews

 

Bemidji State University Hockey | 4:07 PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 | Sanford Center, Bemidji | $1 admission

In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Bemidji State University invites all Girl Scouts and their  families to cheer on BSU’s Women Ice Hockey team as they take on Minnesota Duluth.  Admission is only $1, hotdogs and pop will also be only $1 each. Tickets available at the door. 

By Julie Bode

UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota
Sunday, Feb. 9, 3:07pm
AMSOIL Arena


The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is proud to welcome area Girl Scouts to be part of the 4th Annual "Girl Scout Day with the Bulldogs" as they host the University of North Dakota on Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Duluth. In conjunction with the event, UMD will also celebrate the 28th Annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" at the game. All Girl Scouts, family members, and friends are invited to attend this special event and experience the fun and excitement of women's college hockey!

UMD is offering discount tickets for all Girl Scouts and their guests when purchased in advance. All Girl Scouts and fans ages 12 & under will receive FREE tickets. Girl Scouts and fans ages 13 & older will receive discounted $4 tickets. Discount tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance by ordering online athttps://umdbulldogs.d.umn.edu/cart/index by Thursday, February 6, 4:00pm. Orders will be held at will call and available on game day at the AMSOIL Arena Will Call ticket window between 1:30pm and game time.

If discount tickets are not ordered by February 6, full price $12 tickets will be available for purchase at AMSOIL Arena on game-day. For additional ticket information, contact the UMD Athletic Ticket Office at (218) 726-8595.

Girl Scout troops in attendance will receive a special welcome on the AMSOIL Arena videoboard and a troop photo opportunity with UMD's mascot, Champ at the start of the 3rd period. Please bring your own camera. The first 100 Girl Scouts in attendance will also receive a free team schedule poster! Don't forget to wear you uniforms!

*If you or your troop is interested in being a part of the Flag Ceremony at this event, please contact Julie.

By Tricia Andrews

Girl Scout Gold Award Telephone Orientation | Grades 9-12 | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 7-8:30 pm

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond.

During this informal and informative call, learn about the NEW online web app, the benefits of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,  the role of adults, the project documentation and approval process, and the characteristics of a successful final Take Action project. To register, simply sign up at  http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/

By Michelle

The BFF Overnight in Garrison has been cancelled due to low registration.  No alternate date is planned at this time.

By Anastacia Schnabel

Thinking about joing us on our upcoming New York trip this June? Seats on the bus are starting to fill up, custom merchandise is going to the designer, and the itinerary is almost finalized! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to see all the sites in one of the most iconic places in our country! New details added: we'll participate in a Broadway clinic where we'll get to meet some actors and learn how they put on a show! Then we'll get to see it all put into action in Cinderella on Broadway!! Check out the rest of the itinerary here!

Check out this picture from our last trip to DC/NY of the girls in Times Square!
New York Times Square picture 

By Anastacia Schnabel

Cookie season is fast approaching us and we have a wonderful opportunity for a Seasonal Cookie Cupboard Assistant in the Waite Park and Duluth Cupboards.  We are looking for applicants to work, with Product Sales staff, at both of our Council run Cookie Cupboards.  We are open to having one or two Cupboard Assistants, in each location, for a total 35 hours a week from February 8 – March 14, 2014.  Hours will be Tuesday-Friday’s 8:30-5:30 and Saturday’s from 9-12, February 8 – March 8. 
This is a paid position that requires lifting, as well as use of a computer and phone, and lots of counting.  Interested parties, please submit a letter of intent to Vickie Strobel at vstrobel@gslakesandpines.org.

By Julie Bode

Volunteers, here is a new resource that we hope will help you partner with your girls to create and carry out a Take Action Project, whether as part of a Journey or a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.  As you know, we believe in giving girls the opportunity to take the lead in creating a project that is close to their hearts, using their creativity to find a lasting solution to a problem, and carrying out the steps to complete the project.  What does this process look like for our youngest girls?  How can we challenge our older girls?  How can we convert an idea for a temporary help to a lasting solution?  Check out this flyer for ideas!

By Julie Bode

Volunteers, here is a new resource that we hope will help you partner with your girls to create and carry out a Take Action Project, whether as part of a Journey or a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.  As you know, we believe in giving girls the opportunity to take the lead in creating a project that is close to their hearts, using their creativity to find a lasting solution to a problem, and carrying out the steps to complete the project.  What does this process look like for our youngest girls?  How can we challenge our older girls?  How can we convert an idea for a temporary help to a lasting solution?  Check out this flyer for ideas!




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