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By Amanda Morrow

Join council staff and fellow Region 2 volunteers to learn the ins and outs of the 2015 cookie sale!  Training is on Tuesday, December 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd,1325 N 45th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55804.

Please RSVP with your name, troop, service unit, town, email address and date/place attending to either Maureen Graham: mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4571, or Jess Hoffmann:  jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.orgor 320.247.4563.  We will also have an online training available at www.smartcookieu.combeginning Friday, December 12. RSVP today. We look forward to hearing from you! 

By Tauna

On Sunday, November 9, 50 girls marched in the Veteran's Parade in St. Cloud and participated in a social event. The girls brought about 50 family members, volunteers, and members of the Green Hat Society to join them. Girl Scouts were one of 35 different community groups involved in this event, held annually on the campus of the VA Medical Center and Apollo High School, supported by the St. Cloud Times. 

There was a short program during the line up time where girls sang songs, heard about what's soldiers eat when they are deployed (MRE), and reflected about the contributions our veteran's have made. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

 

veterans day parade 2014

veterans day parade 2014

 

 

 

By Amanda Morrow

Calling anyone who has completed a Take Action project...check out Map It! You can add your achivement to this interactive map that shows how Girl Scouts all over are changing the world. Whether it’s Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Forever Green, or Journey Take Action projects, browse what girls are doing to get inspiration and share your story with us.

It’s a great way to get inspiration for your Girl Scout year or just see what other girls are doing to change the world!

By Maureen Graham

COOKIE SALE PROGRAM

COOKIES arrived this week in the CouncilCan you believe it?  Cookie Sale Program trainings begin in just one week.  Have you signed up yet? We suggest that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.  It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable information, sample the cookies, and network with other volunteers.

 

·         Camp Sanderson, Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Brainerd, Thursday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         St. Cloud, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

·         Grand Rapids, Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Duluth, Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Please RSVP with your name, troop, service unit, town, email address and date/place attending to either Maureen Graham:  mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4571, or Jess Hoffmann:  jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4563.  We will also have an online training available at www.smartcookieu.com beginning Friday, December 12. RSVP today. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM

THANK YOU to all who participated in any way in this year’s Fall Product Sale Program.  The Council order has been sent to our Fall Sale vendor and delivery information has been sent to community product sales managers.  Some of the important sale dates remaining:

 

·         Product delivery to service units: November 12 – 17

·         Girls deliver product to customers: Beginning November 12

·         Family Money due to troops: December 1

·         Troop deposits money into troop account: by December 2

·         Council debits troop account for 100% of balance due: December 10

 

Fall recognition awards are shipped to community product sales managers at the end of November/early December.  Give recognitions to the girls after they have delivered products and turned in all money.

 

Questions about the Fall or Cookie Sale Programs? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.

By Maureen Graham

COOKIE SALE PROGRAM

COOKIES arrived this week in the CouncilCan you believe it?  Cookie Sale Program trainings begin in just one week.  Have you signed up yet? We suggest that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.  It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable information, sample the cookies, and network with other volunteers.

 

·         Camp Sanderson, Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Brainerd, Thursday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         St. Cloud, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

·         Grand Rapids, Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Duluth, Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Please RSVP with your name, troop, service unit, town, email address and date/place attending to either Maureen Graham:  mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4571, or Jess Hoffmann:  jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4563.  We will also have an online training available at www.smartcookieu.com beginning Friday, December 12. RSVP today. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM

THANK YOU to all who participated in any way in this year’s Fall Product Sale Program.  The Council order has been sent to our Fall Sale vendor and delivery information has been sent to community product sales managers.  Some of the important sale dates remaining:

 

·         Product delivery to service units: November 12 – 17

·         Girls deliver product to customers: Beginning November 12

·         Family Money due to troops: December 1

·         Troop deposits money into troop account: by December 2

·         Council debits troop account for 100% of balance due: December 10

 

Fall recognition awards are shipped to community product sales managers at the end of November/early December.  Give recognitions to the girls after they have delivered products and turned in all money.

 

Questions about the Fall or Cookie Sale Programs? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.

By Maureen Graham

COOKIE SALE PROGRAM

COOKIES arrived this week in the CouncilCan you believe it?  Cookie Sale Program trainings begin in just one week. Have you signed up yet? We suggest that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.  It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable information, sample the cookies, and network with other volunteers.

 

·         Camp Sanderson, Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Brainerd, Thursday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         St. Cloud, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

·         Grand Rapids, Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Duluth, Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Please RSVP with your name, troop, service unit, town, email address and date/place attending to either Maureen Graham:  mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4571, or Jess Hoffmann:  jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4563.  We will also have an online training available at www.smartcookieu.com beginning Friday, December 12. RSVP today. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM

THANK YOU to all who participated in any way in this year’s Fall Product Sale Program.  The Council order has been sent to our Fall Sale vendor and delivery information has been sent to community product sales managers.  Some of the important sale dates remaining:

 

·         Product delivery to service units: November 12 – 17

·         Girls deliver product to customers: Beginning November 12

·         Family Money due to troops: December 1

·         Troop deposits money into troop account: by December 2

·         Council debits troop account for 100% of balance due: December 10

 

Fall recognition awards are shipped to community product sales managers at the end of November/early December.  Give recognitions to the girls after they have delivered products and turned in all money.

 

Questions about the Fall or Cookie Sale Programs? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.

By Maureen Graham

COOKIE SALE PROGRAM

COOKIES arrived this week in the CouncilCan you believe it?  Cookie Sale Program trainings begin in just one week. Have you signed up yet? We suggest that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.  It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable information, sample the cookies, and network with other volunteers.

·        Camp Sanderson, Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·        Brainerd, Thursday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·        St. Cloud, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

·        Grand Rapids, Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·        Duluth, Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Please RSVP with your name, troop, service unit, town, email address and date/place attending to either Maureen Graham:  mgraham@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4571, or Jess Hoffmann:  jhoffmann@gslakesandpines.org or 320.247.4563.  We will also have an online training available at www.smartcookieu.com beginning Friday, December 12. RSVP today. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM

THANK YOU to all who participated in any way in this year’s Fall Product Sale Program.  The Council order has been sent to our Fall Sale vendor and delivery information has been sent to community product sales managers.  Some
of the important sale dates remaining
:

 

·        Product delivery to service units: November 12 – 17

·        Girls deliver product to customers: Beginning November 12

·        Family Money due to troops: December 1

·        Troop deposits money into troop account: by December 2

·        Council debits troop account for 100% of balance due: December 10

 

Fall recognition awards are shipped to community product sales managers at the end of November/early December.  Give recognitions to the girls after they have delivered products and turned in all money.

 

Questions about the Fall or Cookie Sale Programs? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist.

By Tricia Andrews

Girls in grades 2-5 join the Headwaters Science Center on December 5-6 from 6pm to 9am for a rocket ride to outer space.  Star gaze under the Star lab dome then calculate the trajectory on a rocket YOU build and take home.  Plus, girls explore the HSC exhibit floor and gift show, and finish the evening with a movie and popcorn.  Cost includes snack, light breakfast, and activity patch.  Cost is $32 girl, $8 adult.  Register by November, 21.

By Tricia Andrews

Scout and 4-H Ski Days | December 20 & 21, 2014, March 7, 2015 | Buena Vista Ski Area, Bemidji MN | All Girl Scouts and their families | $17 Lift Ticket | $12 Ski Rental | $20 Board Rental |  Reservations reccomended

All Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the slopes of Buena Vista Ski Area north of Bemidji.  To make a reservation, call 218-243-2231 or contact groups@bvskiarea.com.  Additional details at www.bvskiarea.com or click here.

By Michelle

Nov 10th 6-9 pm
The Center (Card Room) Brainerd

Nov 18th 6-9 pm
Mora Mini Mall

Registrations accepted 7 days prior to training.
If you miss the registration deadline contact Martha to see if you can still attend:
mlivingston@gslakesandpines.org

By Michelle

Join Bonnie and some of her Women of Today Friends who are helping facilitate the BFF at the Teen Center in Mora. This BFF has a bonus as it includes a component on careers!

Contact Bonnie with questions please register by Nov 17-Hope to see you there!

 This BFF is an overnight adventure.  BFF stands for Be A Friend First! 

 

When a girl is bullied, she feels alone.

When a girl sees
someone else being bullied, she feels helpless.

But you have the power to change that!

 

Sign up today for the BFF (Be a Friend First) series and learn to:

_ Recognize bullying

_ Deal with mean girls and cliques

_ Be a better friend 


Printable Flyer    

  

By Michelle

Help keep local women safe by collecting old cell phones! The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center is a nonprofit organization providing services to battered women and their children.  They provide advocacy, a 24 hour live crisis line, and shelter for women and children.  They need cell phones to give to women they support.

If you are interested in collecting phones, please contact Gina W. at 218-828-1216.  For more information about the Women’s Center, visit www.womenscenteronline.org .


Printable Flyer 

By Michelle

While you are wrapping up your Fall Sale, take a peek at our travel opportunities (http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/4281.pdf), and see where Girl Scouts can take you!  Girls can use Cookie Dough, Adventure Points and the money their troop earns toward a trip!

Our council group of both National Delegates as well as visitors just returned from their trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 53rd National Convention.  The National Convention happens every three years, and we hope that you include the 2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio in your troop’s plans.  Every three years, Girl Scouts from all over the world gather together in sisterhood to share their passions, learn new skills and decide the future of Girl Scouting! Mark your calendars and register today!

To celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday this month, try out some of these fun ideas;  play a game that Juliette would have played
as a girl—try charades or telephone; bake your own Girl Scout cookies, like girls did decades ago; learn more about Juliette and put on a skit for your troop; or throw a birthday party for Juliette!

By Tricia Andrews

Sunday, November 2nd

2-4 PM

Bemidji waterfront and downtown

This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from Chippewa National Forest, and Girl Scouts are invited to be part of the celebration.  Area Girl Scout troops are invited to lead an ornament making activity to be held at the Senior Center.  For more information check out the Chamber of Commerce website here: http://business.bemidji.org/events/details/2014-bemidji-tree-to-dc-12041.   

By Amanda Morrow

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac, WI
Bay-Lakes Council, BSA, and the Alumni of the Fond du Lac Scouts are proud to invite you to the Winter Amidships (WAM) co-ed Scouting event to be held on February 15, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac. 

The event includes dinner, an award presentation, dance and event patch. Pre-registration is required.

Learn more: http://www.baylakesbsa.org/document/wam-flyer-2014/131303

By Amanda Morrow

You are invited to the second annual Night with the Bulldogs, a partnership with UMD Women's Hockey, on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  Girl Scouts and their families are invited to take advantage of free tickets for kids 12 and under and $4 tickets for people age 13 and up.  Check out the flyer for more information!

By Tricia Andrews

March 7, 2015

Join us for a special day dedicated to Daisy through Ambassador Girl Scouts. Wear your sash, vest or Girl Scout pin and be admitted for a discount ($9 per girl and $13 leader).

Additional family members pay regular admission. Zoo memberships will be honored. Parking for non-members is $7.00 per car.

No registration necessary.

There will also be special activity stations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. designed for various levels of scouts. All scouts can earn an exclusive Minnesota Zoo patch by completing an activity sheet during their visit (patches cost $3.00).

Sign up for a Girl Scout Day badge station for 2015!

Hosts Needed! Tables are available for scouts who would like to host their own activity station. Those hosting a station (maximum of five scouts per station) will earn a free patch for participating and be admitted free! Please plan on hosting your station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information call 952.431.9331.

Scout Activity Packets – We also have Daisy/Brownie and Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Activity Packets available online. Click here to print copies. Scouts will want to print a packet if they wish to do the Activity Packet on Scout Day. Please be green and share a copy with a person or two.

By Michelle

Our Region 3 Day of Training is on the website; check it out- please register!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register Here!

By Michelle

Fall is a great time to plan out the programs that your girls want to attend this Girl Scout year—check out the Program Guide to see all of the great events and programs your troop has to chose from!  In November, we have two Girls’ Night Out events to pick from, in Superior and in St. Cloud.  As always, there are Programs on the Go, where the program comes to you!

Be sure to celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday at the end of the month!  Bake a cake, play a game that Juliette would have played or just have some great Girl Scout fun!

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Do you know a girl who has completed an exceptional volunteer project?  Encourage her to check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Girl Scouts in grades 5 through 12 who are making a difference through volunteer service are eligible for this prestigious award, which includes up to $11,000 in prize, scholarship, and DC-travel money combined.

 

Click here to apply. The deadline November 4 deadline is just around the corner!

 

Questions?  Please contact Amanda Morrow, program specialist, at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org.

By Tricia Andrews

Gold Award Training | Friday, October 17, 2014 | 5 pm-7 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | Girls grades 9-12, adults | Cost: Free | Please register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

Girls in grades 9-12 who plan to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award are required to attend an orientation to learn about the Gold Award approval process and the characteristics of a successful final project. While this step may be completed by taking part in a Gold Award Conference call held the 3rd Tuesday of each month (details at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/), this in-person training gives girls and adults a chance to also share ideas and learn from one another.   Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

By Tricia Andrews

Silver Award Discussion| Friday, October 17, 2014 | 3 pm-4 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | Girls grades 6-8, adults | Cost: Free | Please register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

Girls and adults interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Silver Award are invited to attend an informal discussion facilitated by Girl Scout program staff.  Please plan to attend this informal session to find out about the Silver Award approval process, the difference between a community service project and a Silver Award Take Action Project, and how to document your accomplishments.  Space is limited to 20 participants.  more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org. Register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

 

 

By Tricia Andrews

Program Aide Training Program on the Go| Friday, October 17, 2014 | 10 am-2 pm | Waite Park Regional Center Conference Room | $20 girls grades 6-8, free to adults accompanying girls | $5 Cookie Dough may be used | Register or RSVP by October 16

Troop 379 of Augusta invites area Girl Scout Cadettes s to join them for a Program Aide Training arranged as a Program on the Go delivered by GSMWLP program staff.  When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. As teen mentors, girls gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens – some of their favorite people! This four hour training completes one of the steps to become a Program Aide.  Please note that girls are expected to complete the Leader in Action award before attending this training.  Space is limited to 30 participants. The cost includes training supplies, lunch, and the Program Aide pin. For more information or to RSVP contact Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org. Register by October 16 using the GSMWLP Events Registration or register online.

 

By Tricia Andrews

Powder Ridge Ski and Snowboard Days | Kimball, MN | Saturdays December 12, 2014, December 20, 2014 and January 3, 2015 | Discounted rates for Girl Scout,  Boy Scout and 4-H groups

 

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area offers discounts to Girl Scouts on  tickets, equipment,  lessons, and pizza during selected dates in December and January.  Advanced online registration is required. Powder Ridge also offers to Girl Scout and Boy Scouts Sunday tubing specials on  December 21, 2014 and Jan 11, February 8, and March 1, 2015. Click here for details.  For more information visit www.powderridge.com or call (320) 398-7200.




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