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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 Michelle

Due to low registrations, we are currently in the process of selecting a new date for this event. 

We hope that you all can join us for a night of Hawaiian fun!

By Anastacia Schnabel

**Girl Scout Days at Powder Ridge in Kimball - discounted lift tickets! | January 11-12 and 18-19 | flyer for more information 

By Tricia Andrews

Harlem Globetrotters Come to Minnesota

Girls who registered this fall to attend Lakes and Pines events were entered into a drawing for tickets to upcoming Harlem Globetrotters games in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud and Morris.  The lucky winners were Destiny B and Jordyn C, Bemidji; Rachel H and Skye B, Cold Spring; Allie D, St. Cloud; Mariah H, Superior; Nina J, Duluth; Katilyn J, Becker; Jameela D, Sauk Rapids; Samantha M, Milaca, and Camilla D, Big Lake. Thanks to the Harlem Globetrotters organization for their support of Girl Scouts!

Discounted tickets are available to Girl Scouts and their families for the upcoming Harlem Globetrotters games:

Wednesday, January 8, Bemidj, Friday, January 10, Morris, Friday, April 11, St Cloud and Sunday April 13, Duluth.

 

 


 

 

By Denise Paulisich

Experienced leaders can find out what's new for Girl Scout policies and Safety Activity checkpoints by taking the Troop Leader Training. This course also updates everyone with new information about the GSUSA Leadership Experience. To register, go to our website at www.gslakesandpines.org and click on "Learning Development" under the tab " Volunteers".

The course is in person on January 14 in Virginia and January 28 in Grand Rapids.  Via teleconference, participants can take the course in three one hour segments on January 7, 14, and 21, 2014.  Questions - Denise at dpaulisich@gslakesandpines.org

By Tauna

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. The registration deadline is February 8.

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.  The registration deadline is February 8.

These events are filling up fast so get registered soon!  Bring a friend who is new to Girl Scouts and receive an “Add a Friend” patch and receive $5 off your registration.


 

By Tauna

Girl’s Night Out Sleepover | Girls in grade 4-12 | Irongate Plaza, Hibbing, MN | February 22-23, 2014 | 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. | $30/girl, $5/adult | Registration deadline is Feb. 8 | Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form
 
Sneak Peek Pajama Party | Girls in grade K-3 | Irongate Plaza, Hibbing, MN | February 22, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $8/girl, adults free | Registration deadline is Feb. 8 | Click here for a flyer with more details and a registration form

By Tricia Andrews

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes | Nomination deadline: April 15, 2014

Each year the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring young people across the United States who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.  The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education.  Submission are accepted beginning January 2 to April 15, 2014 for heroic actions that have taken place since April 15, 2013.  While all young people ages 8 to 18 are eligible, we especially encourage Girl Scouts who have undertaken meaningful Take Action projects to apply.  For more information or for nomination instructions, visit www.barronprize.org.

 

 

By Michelle

Teleconference Offered in Three Easy One-Hour Sessions

January 7, 2014 NLT 1

January 14, 2014 NLT 3

January 21, 2014 NLT 2

See session descriptions and register on our website: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LearningDevelopment/

By Michelle

Girl Scouts Day at Williams Arena! Gophers vs. Michigan State January 4th at 2 p.m.


Click here for the flyer.  

By Tauna

The Bemidji Axeman have invited the Girl Scouts to participate in a Human Tunnel on March 21, 2014! There would be no cost for Girl Scouts but tickets for family and friends would need to be purchased. Group ticket discounts are available (parties of 10+).  If your girl is interested in participating in the Human Tunnel or if you are interested in getting tickets please contact Shane Duehn at sduehn@bemidjiaxemen.com or 218-441-4044.  Click here for a flyer on group tickets and rates.

By Julie Bode

Hello fellow Girl Scouts and Families,

There is a great need for homebound and seniors with needs for shoveling out after snow storms. Read the message below from Julia of United Way. Part of Julia’s area covers all of Region 2 and she said area of need include the Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors and Hermantown/Proctor/Pike Lake and Cloquet areas. 

Please pass on this information from Julia to all of your Girl Scout families or any friend/s that may be able to help.  Contact should be made directly to her, and she will connect you with a family, elderly person you can help. 

See the message below:

"Hello GSMWLP,

My name is Julia and I work for United Way 2-1-1, a nationwide information and referral service for health and social services. My
call center is particularly for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Currently we are getting many calls for help with shoveling from individuals who are seniors or disabled and have limited income. We are running out of places to refer people, and were reaching out to ask for help from your Girl Scout volunteers. 

They can get in touch with me by calling (218)726-4773 and leaving a message.

Thank you so much for your help! 

Warm regards,

Julia Johnson
(218)726-4773"

By Julie Bode

Cookie Training Phone Conference

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Did you miss out on your Regional 2014 Cookie Training? Join the Product Sales team for information on the Initial Order process. Bring any questions that you have about the Cookie Program. Please RSVP to receive the details of the call.

RSVP to Julie:

jbode@gslakesandpines.org

By Julie Bode

Snowflake Adventures

Do you love winter adventures & camp?

Join Girl Scouts as we go outside and explore winter adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers.  Try your hand at winter sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and depending on the weather ice skating!  We will spend most of our time outside but will have time to create a wintery craft and Minnesota sweet treat!  All participants sleep in a heated dormitory style four season program center! Girl Scouts can sign up for this program with a friend who is new to Girl Scouts—each girl will get a $5 discount off the program cost!

Place: Camp Shingobee Timbers, Walker, MN

Grades: 2-8 Overnight Program; K-8 Day Program

Date :

Day Program: Feb 8,  9am-4:30pm

Overnight Program: Feb 8 – 9, 2014 9am Saturday – 11am Sunday

Cost:

Day Program: $25 per girl / $10 per adult / $5 per volunteering adult

Overnight Program: $35 per girl /$25 per adult/$10 per volunteering adult

Non-Girl Scouts are welcome!  Please add $15 for annual membership.

Register by Friday, January 24, 2014!

Questions? Contact Melissa “Gator” Garza at 218-302-3183 or mgarza@gslakesandpines.org

By Julie Bode

Snowflake Adventures
Do you love winter adventures & camp?
Join Girl Scouts as we go outside and explore winter adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers.  Try your hand at winter sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and depending on the weather ice skating!  We will spend most of our time outside but will have time to create a wintery craft and Minnesota sweet treat!  All participants sleep in a heated dormitory style four season program center! Girl Scouts can sign up for this program with a friend who is new to Girl Scouts—each girl will get a $5 discount off the program cost!

By Julie Bode

Snowflake Adventures

Do you love winter adventures & camp?

Join Girl Scouts as we go outside and explore winter adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers.  Try your hand at winter sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and depending on the weather ice skating!  We will spend most of our time outside but will have time to create a wintery craft and Minnesota sweet treat!  All participants sleep in a heated dormitory style four season program center! Girl Scouts can sign up for this program with a friend who is new to Girl Scouts—each girl will get a $5 discount off the program cost!

Place: Camp Shingobee Timbers, Walker, MN

Grades: 2-8 Overnight Program; K-8 Day Program

Date :

Day Program: Feb 8,  9am-4:30pm

Overnight Program: Feb 8 – 9, 2014 9am Saturday – 11am Sunday

Cost:

Day Program: $25 per girl / $10 per adult / $5 per volunteering adult

Overnight Program: $35 per girl /$25 per adult/$10 per volunteering adult

Non-Girl Scouts are welcome!  Please add $15 for annual membership.

Register by Friday, January 24, 2014!

Questions? Contact Melissa “Gator” Garza at 218-302-3183 or mgarza@gslakesandpines.org

By Julie Bode

Snowflake Adventures

Do you love winter adventures & camp?

Join Girl Scouts as we go outside and explore winter adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers.  Try your hand at winter sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and depending on the weather ice skating!  We will spend most of our time outside but will have time to create a wintery craft and Minnesota sweet treat!  All participants sleep in a heated dormitory style four season program center! Girl Scouts can sign up for this program with a friend who is new to Girl Scouts—each girl will get a $5 discount off the program cost!

Place: Camp Shingobee Timbers, Walker, MN

Grades: 2-8 Overnight Program; K-8 Day Program

Date :

Day Program: Feb 8,  9am-4:30pm

Overnight Program: Feb 8 – 9, 2014 9am Saturday – 11am Sunday

Cost: 

Day Program: $25 per girl / $10 per adult / $5 per volunteering adult

Overnight Program: $35 per girl /$25 per adult/$10 per volunteering adult

Non-Girl Scouts are welcome!  Please add $15 for annual membership.

Register by Friday, January 24, 2014!

Questions? Contact Melissa “Gator” Garza at 218-302-3183 or mgarza@gslakesandpines.org

By Tauna

Get up close and personal with the many animals that inhabit the Headwaters Science Center.  Hold soft and fuzzy critters as well as more unusual creatures like snakes and lizards, tarantulas, rabbits, chinchillas, amazing insects, and beautiful birds of prey.  This exciting program is offered January 17-18 and January 31-February 1.  Click here for a flyer with more details!

By Tauna

Don't miss out on having Snow Much Fun at Buena Vista Ski Area and Village January 3-4!  Dress warmly and be ready for outdoor snow games and challenges, sleigh rides and a stop at the Lumberjack Hall of Fame.  Girls will tube, ski or snowbaord (if snow conditions allow)--equipment rental included in the fee.  Register by December 20th.  For more information check out the flyer found here

By Tauna

Are you looking for some tropical fun this winter? Escape the snowy blues and join us at the Westgate Mall in Baxter, MN on January 11, 2014 for an evening of Hawaiian games and crafts! 

 

Grades K - 3 will start at 6:30 pm, enjoying games and activities at the Sneak Peek Pajama Party until 9pm. $8 Girl Scouts, adults free

Grades 4 - 12 will arrive at 8:00 pm and leave at 7:00 am. ($30 Girl Scouts, $5 adults)

 

All ages are invited to shop late at several mall shops that will stay open late just for us, as well as at the Girl Scout Shop, that will stay open until 10:00 pm. Join us for lots of fun and a great service project that will benefit a local women's shelter. 

               

Bring a new friend (new to Girl Scouts) and you each get $5 off of your fee!

Register today!

By bdean

Get rewarded for helping Girl Scouts grow

The 1-2-3 Grow Your Troop campaign rewards troops with an open-door spirit who welcome new girls by January 15, 2013.  There are valuable merchandise discounts and program rewards.  Any Girl Scout troop who has increased their girl membership over last year is automatically enrolled. In addition, all troops who grow by 1, 2, or 3 girl members by January 15 will also be rewarded. Plus we have a “Bonus!” program for troops welcoming 4+ new girl members.  Visit our webpage at:  www.gslakesandpines.org for more information or contact Becky at 218-308-8880.

By Michelle

Hi Everyone!  This is your official invitation 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 Anastacia Schnabel

Hello Region 5! We wanted to thank those of you that were able to make it to our regional meeting this last November 19th! We would love to share the notes with everyone - please click here for the minutes! let us know if you have any questions!

By Anastacia Schnabel

**Girl Scout Night at the College of St. Benedict | December 4th | FREE admission to the women's basketball game, and free pre-show clinic with the athletes! Here's the flyer for more information!
**Girl Scout Days at Powder Ridge in Kimball - discounted lift tickets! | January 11-12 and 18-19 | flyer for more information  

By Anastacia Schnabel

Don't miss this year's Hawaiian themed event at Midtown Square Mall on December 14-15! We'll have a pool party, play authentic Hawaiian games, dance to a DJ, have a pizza party, and get to hang out in the mall! Check out the flyer here for more information and to get registered! Don't wait, spots are filling up fast - registration deadline is 11/29.




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