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By Amanda Morrow

We are so excited to present a full line-up of fun and exciting sessions for this year's Kaleidoscope, happening May 2, 2015.  More information can be found on the Kaleidoscope page.  If you would like copies of the brochure and registration form mailed to you, please email Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org.

By Amanda Morrow

Check out this great opportunity to see the UMD Basketball Team play on February 21.  Girl Scouts who wear their uniforms will get free admission!

By Allison Hand

The Girl Scouts from Service Unit 28 would like to invite you to their annual cookie kick off! Join them for a fun filled evening where girls will learn about selling cookies, and goal setting. They will move from one station to the next, collecting cookie charms for their bracelet. The event is FREE to currently registered Girl Scouts and only $15 (registration fee) for new girls.  This is all happening on Friday February 6th, from 6:30 to 8:00pm.  The event will be held at St. Francis-Xavier School in Sartell.  For more information or to register, check out the flyer!

By Tricia Andrews

 

President's Volunteer Service Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. To qualify, youth volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to YSA, and they verify the service and award the PVSA.  Girls may apply the time they spend on a Take Action project, including the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, toward the Preseident's Volunteer Service Award.  For details, visit http://www.ysa.org/pvsa.

 

By Tricia Andrews

Stars on Ice | xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Sunday, March 22 | 4 pm | $13.50 per person (reg. $27.50)

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the 2015 Stars on Ice "Dancing for Joy" Tour, celebrating our love of dancing on ice with many of the top medalists of the past two Winter Olympic games.  This year's tour features 2014 Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the hearts of fans with their near perfect performances in Sochi last February. Click on Stars on Ice for ticket info and special incentives for large groups. 

By Tricia Andrews

Stars on Ice | xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Sunday, March 22 | 4 pm | $13.50 per person (reg. $27.50)

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the 2015 Stars on Ice "Dancing for Joy" Tour, celebrating our love of dancing on ice with many of the top medalists of the past two Winter Olympic games.  This year's tour features 2014 Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the hearts of fans with their near perfect performances in Sochi last February. Click on Stars on Ice for ticket info and special incentives for large groups. 

By Tricia Andrews

Stars on Ice | xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Sunday, March 22 | 4 pm | $13.50 per person (reg. $27.50)

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the 2015 Stars on Ice "Dancing for Joy" Tour, celebrating our love of dancing on ice with many of the top medalists of the past two Winter Olympic games.  This year's tour features 2014 Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the hearts of fans with their near perfect performances in Sochi last February. Click on Stars on Ice for ticket info and special incentives for large groups. 

By Tricia Andrews

Stars on Ice | xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Sunday, March 22 | 4 pm | $13.50 per person (reg. $27.50)

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to the 2015 Stars on Ice "Dancing for Joy" Tour, celebrating our love of dancing on ice with many of the top medalists of the past two Winter Olympic games.  This year's tour features 2014 Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the hearts of fans with their near perfect performances in Sochi last February. Click on Stars on Ice for ticket info and special incentives for large groups. 

By Hannah McCabe

Coming March 28th to Camp Shingobee Timbers:

GSUSA has partnered with Dove to offer Free Being Me, a
program developed to build self esteem and confidence surrounded by fellow Girl
Scouts. Participate in workshops and spend time outdoors in this day or
overnight program for girls in grades 4-12. Seniors and Ambassadors, consider
joining us March 27th for Volunteer in Training, then put your new
skills to work at Free Being Me! Contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or
(218) 297-4867 for questions, volunteer opportunities, and registration.

By Nikki

Art Explorer

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Paramount Theater, St. Cloud, MN                                                                                                                                                              
Grades 2-8         

Join us at the Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts
Center to experience different aspects of art!
Girls will get the chance to try out the pottery
wheel, create a watercolor masterpiece in the
painting/drawing studio, make a pendant out
of fused glass, and create a ceramic platter.
Cost included all art supplies and professional
instruction.

Participants provide: a sack lunch.

Cost:       $30 girl, $5 adult

Date:      April 18, 2015, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Register by: April 1, 2015

By Nikki

Art Explorer

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Paramount Theater, St.Cloud, MN                                                                                                                                                              
Grades 2-8         

Join us at the Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center to
  experience different aspects of art! Girls will get the chance to try out the
  pottery wheel, create a watercolor masterpiece in the painting/drawing
  studio, make a pendant out of fused glass, and create a ceramic platter. Cost
  includes all art supplies and professional instruction.

Participants provide: a sack lunch.

Cost:       $30 girl, $5 adult

Date:      April 18, 2015, from 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Register by: April 1, 2015

By Nikki

Art Explorer

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Paramount Theater, St. Cloud, MN                                                                                                                                                               
Grades 2-8          

Join us at the Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center to
  experience different aspects of art! Girls will get the chance to try out the
  pottery wheel, create a watercolor masterpiece in the painting/drawing
  studio, make a pendant out of fused glass, and create a ceramic platter. Cost
  includes all art supplies and professional instruction.

Participants provide: a sack lunch.

Cost:       $30 girl, $5 adult

Date:      April 18, 2015, from 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Register by: April 1, 2015

By Maureen Graham

Welcome!

·         We have a new Product Sales and Finance Specialist for Regions 1 & 2!  April Rasmussen is now officially on board and working at the Duluth office.  Please take a moment to welcome her. We are excited to have her here in time for the 2015 Cookie Sale!

Cookie Sale –

·         SNAP ARCHIVE REPORTS.  ABC is currently working to fix an issue with their Snap Archive Reports.  If you need to see a copy of your troop’s Initial Order Report from last year prior to placing this year’s initial order, please contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist and we will get a copy to you.  Hopefully they will get this fixed quickly!

·         Cookie Cupboard Locations/Help Needed.  The council is currently looking to secure locations for council cookie cupboards in Duluth and Waite Park/St. Cloud.  If you are aware of the perfect location, let us know! We are also looking to hire temporary cookie cupboard employees at both council cupboard locations.  Flexible hours optional. Please contact Vickie Strobel (320-247-4568) if you can assist us with either a cupboard location or would like to apply to work during the cookie sale.  THANK YOU!

 Keep reading for more important Cookie Sale updates!

By Maureen Graham

Welcome!

·         We have a new Product Sales and Finance Specialist for Regions 1 & 2!  April Rasmussen is now officially on board and working at the Duluth office.  Please take a moment to welcome her. We are excited to have her here in time for the 2015 Cookie Sale!

Cookie Sale –

·         SNAP ARCHIVE REPORTS.  ABC is currently working to fix an issue with their Snap Archive Reports.  If you need to see a copy of your troop’s Initial Order Report from last year prior to placing this year’s initial order, please contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist and we will get a copy to you.  Hopefully they will get this fixed quickly!

·         Cookie Cupboard Locations/Help Needed.  The council is currently looking to secure locations for council cookie cupboards in Duluth and Waite Park/St. Cloud.  If you are aware of the perfect location, let us know! We are also looking to hire temporary cookie cupboard employees at both council cupboard locations.  Flexible hours optional. Please contact Vickie Strobel (320-247-4568) if you can assist us with either a cupboard location or would like to apply to work during the cookie sale.  THANK YOU!


Keep Reading for more important Cookie Sale updates! 

By Maureen Graham

Welcome!

·         We have a new Product Sales and Finance Specialist for Regions 1 & 2!  April Rasmussen is now officially on board and working at the Duluth office.  Please take a moment to welcome her. We are excited to have her here in time for the 2015 Cookie Sale!

Cookie Sale –

·         SNAP ARCHIVE REPORTS.  ABC is currently working to fix an issue with their Snap Archive Reports.  If you need to see a copy of your troop’s Initial Order Report from last year prior to placing this year’s initial order, please contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist and we will get a copy to you.  Hopefully they will get this fixed quickly!

·         Cookie Cupboard Locations/Help Needed.  The council is currently looking to secure locations for council cookie cupboards in Duluth and Waite Park/St. Cloud.  If you are aware of the perfect location, let us know! We are also looking to hire temporary cookie cupboard employees at both council cupboard locations.  Flexible hours optional. Please contact Vickie Strobel (320-247-4568) if you can assist us with either a cupboard location or would like to apply to work during the cookie sale.  THANK YOU!

 Keep reading for more important Cookie Sale Updates!
 

By Kelsey Parker

Caitlin Cowan leader for troop 15046 in Minneapolis says, "We'll purchase a large number of Milkweed seed packets from SaveOurMonarchs.org Save and then set up tables at neighborhood festivals this spring to teach people about monarchs and the girls will hand out seed packets."

 

SaveOurMonarchs.org distributes Milkweed seed packets to help to save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction.  Milkweed is the ONLY sustenance that the Monarch caterpillar can consume.  

 

Troop 15046 is working to save monarachs as the project for their Bronze Award.  They are trying to raise awarness and invite other Girl Scout troops to do the same.  For more information or to join them in their campaign contact Caitlin Cowan at 612-385-2331or by email at girlscouttroop15046@gmail.com.

 

 

 

By Kelsey Parker

Girl Scouts have been invited to come and lead the pledge of allegiance at an upcoming Bemidji Axeman game!  The currently have the following games available for Girl Scouts to participate:

Sunday February 8th
Saturday February 28th
Friday March 13th
Saturday March 21st
Saturday April 18th
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 31st

Participation includes a complimentary ticket to the girls. If there is more then ten family members or friends that also wish to attend they can also offer a discounted ticket to them as well. 

They do ask that there is a minimum of one adult per four children.

To sign up or if you have any questions contact Sam Navratil at 952-358-1084 or by email at snavratil@bemidjiaxemen.com

By Allison Hand

As all of the staff members come back from the holidays, we are gearing up for the upcoming cookie season!  Many of our leaders recieved troop rosters of their registered members.  We appreciate those of you that took the time to update them!  If you did not receive a roster, or still haven't registered all of your troop members, please contact your Membership Specialist. We hope that all of you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for being a part of the Girl Scout family!

By Amanda Morrow

Get out and explore the winter wonderland we call home! Use the gear at Camp Shingobee Timbers or bring your own to snowshoe, ski, sled, and skate your way to a winter adventure. Let’s have some “Frozen” fun! Pin the carrot on Olaf, make frozen popcorn, and have Karaoke time with your favorite Elsa and Anna songs. Activities dependent on weather.

3 choices: Friday overnightSaturday day program and Saturday overnight. Deadline is January 23, 2015.

Questions? Contact Amanda Morrow at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org. 

By Amanda Morrow

Get out and explore the winter wonderland we call home! Use the gear at Camp Shingobee Timbers or bring your own to snowshoe, ski, sled, and skate your way to a winter adventure. Let’s have some “Frozen” fun! Pin the carrot on Olaf, make frozen popcorn, and have Karaoke time with your favorite Elsa and Anna songs. Activities dependent on weather.

3 choices: Friday overnightSaturday day program and Saturday overnight. Deadline is January 23.

Questions? Contact Amanda Morrow at 218-302-3182 or amorrow@gslakesandpines.org. 

By Kelsey Parker

Calling all Brownies and Juniors!  Join your fellow Girl Scouts for a fun weekend getaway this summer to the Twin Cities.  YOU get to help decide what we will do during our time together.  We could visit the Science or Mill City Museum, check out the animals at the zoo, attend a Twins game, shop at the Mall of America, go swimming, take a group photo at the Sculpture garden, have a picnic, the choices are endless!  Register by March 1st to vote on our locations during the trip. 

For all the details click here

Ready to sign up!?  Final registration deadline is June 1st.  Registration form (printable) or Register Online

By Nikki

Make the most of the snow!

 

Join us at our upcoming program, Winter Challenge, to learn
all kinds of fun ways you can be active and have fun outside this winter. 
We will try out snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.  Beginners are
welcome!  We’ll also learn survival skills and cook our own lunch
outside.  Do you think you can build a fire in the snow?? 

 

Sign up as a troop, or girls can come with mom or another
special adult.  All girls attend with adult chaperones.  You can add
to the fun by sleeping over at Camp Sanderson the night before, at no
additional cost.  Camp Sanderson’s Program Center has a kitchen, heat and
hot showers, a fireplace, and space to sleep on the floor (mattresses
provided).  Wake up and look out the big windows to see your own winter
wonderland woods. 

 

Date: January 30-31, 2015

Location: Spicer, MN (about 1 hour from St. Cloud)

For girls in grades 4-8

Cost: $35 per girl | $5 per adult

Sign up today!  Registration deadline: Jan. 16

Registration
form
or Register Online

By Tricia Andrews

Ice Castles | Eden Prairie, MN | All Ages | Admission $6.95-$12.95, kids 3 and under free | Opens December 26 |

Imagine a magical collision of the Apostle Island ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers, formed into towering organic archways, tunnels, canyons and thrones.  By day this frozen wonderland glimmers with glacial blues and frosty whites.  After dark the ice formations cast a multi-colored glow with the help of thousands of LED lights embedded within the ice.  Experience Ice Castles with your family or Girl Scout troop! Visit www.icecastles.com for fees, hours and directions.  Groups of 11 or larger may contact groupsales@icecastles.com for group rates. For more information contact Amanda Roseth, director of event operations, at 952-240-9316 or amanda@icecastles.com.

By Tricia Andrews

Worlds Toughest Rodeo | January 31, 2015 | Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN | Girl Scouts and their families | Orders due January 21 and are based on ticket availability | Ticket prices range from $10.25 to $25.25 for youth 12 and under, adult discounted tickets $13 to $43

Hang on to your cowgirl hasts for a special Girl Scout Saturday Night Rodeo at the Xcel Energy Center!  The special offer includes a ticket and access to the "Cowgirl Camp" prior to the rodeao (5:30-6:30 PM.  Girl Scouts will also receive a patch.  Download the event flyer here or go to excelenergycenter.com/girlscouts.  For more information call 651-312-3486.

By Tricia Andrews

Win Free Lift Tickets!

Win free list tickets! Each person who registers to attend one of our three outdoor winter programs will be entered into a drawing to win two free lift tickets compliments of Buena Vista Ski Area.   Sign up now for one of these great programs: Snow Much Fun January 9-10 at Buena Vista Ski Area just north of Bemidji, Winter Challenge at Camp Sanderson and Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer January 30-31, and Snowflake Adventures at Camp Shingobee Timbers near Walker the weekend of February 8th. Depending upon the program you decide to attend, you’ll have a chance to cross country or downhill ski, go snowboarding, tubing, skating, snowshoeing, or sliding, or learn survival skills.  Be ready for indoor fun and games as well.  The tickets will be drawn on January 23rd.  Check here for event and registration details.  Let’s go play in the snow!





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River's Edge Convention Center | St. Cloud, MN
March 12, 2015 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

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