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By Ben Carey

Are you an artist? Are you looking for a personalized way to say thank you to your troop leaderand all troop leaders accross Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin?
Girl Scout Leader’s Day is on April 22 and Girl Scouts are showing appreciation to the adult volunteers by participating in the Leader Day Thank You Card Contest.

Any girl member of Lakes and Pines' is eligible to participate.  Here’s how it works:
1. Create a 3.5"x8" card representing Girl Scouts.

2. Write/draw some sign of your appreciation to Girl Scout volunteers on the front and leave the inside blank. Use as many colors as you like but no glitter, stamping, or computer generation. 

3. Include a description explaining why you chose your design, your name, address, troop number, and program level on the back of the card.

We are sorry, no cards can be returned. 

4. Mail your card and description to the Duluth office. 

       424 W Superior St Ordean Building Ste G3

       Duluth, MN 55802-1584

Entries must be received by March 6.

Staff will vote on their favorite card and that card will be sent out to all the troop leaders across the council to say thanks for helping build girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character!

By Hannah McCabe

Interested in a Travel Pathway this summer? Register now for our Atlanta and Savannah trip to experience the rich histories of these two cities and tour Girl Scout First headquarters. Need more information? Check out this years Program Guide or contact Hannah McCabe at or (218) 302-3182.

By Nikki

Join us for a fun night in New York City at the 3rd annual GNO and Sneak Peek at the Kandi Mall in Willmar.

DJ Jason will be coming to this event! He also came to GNO in St. Cloud! Come dance the night away with your favorite songs!!  

Grades 4-12

Imagine life in New York City! Star in a Broadway production, decorate like a Cake Boss, paint Van Gogh style, make cards for our military, and dance in Times Square. Vote for your favorite New York production to watch on the big screen. Bring your glam to this special night out! Girl Scout Traveling Shop. Cost includes program supplies, patch, snack, and light breakfast.


$30 girl,

$5 Adult


March 14-15, 2015,

from 8 pm-7 am

Grades K-3

Spend the night in ―New York City,‖ including a dance party in our Times Square. Girl Scout Traveling Shop. Cost includes program supplies, patch, and snack.Please eat supper before the arriving. Only snacks are provided.


$8 girl, adult free


March 14, 2015,

from 6:30 -8:30 pm


By Nikki

The Society of Women Engineers
(SWE) will be hosting the 25th Annual Horizons Conference on March 21 at St.
Cloud State University. This conference is an outreach event for junior high
to high school age girls
, with the aim to motivate their interest in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is a one-day event
that includes hands-on workshops and team projects. We are asking your support
in spreading the word about Horizons, which has always been a wonderfully fun
day for the girls. Women can do very well in engineering and science, but many
girls may not know or believe this. SWE would like to change

Workshops this year include
competing with a robot to learn about the magic of robotics, using the
scientific method to experiment with light and lasers, and learning the
basics of video game design and creation through cooperation and computer

Registration is open! For more information click the link below.

By Ben Carey

Celebrate World Thinking Day with Service Unit 28 Saturday, February 28, from 9:00am - 3:30pm at St Francis Xavier School in Sartell.

Girls will fill out their passport as they travel from country to country through the school participating in games and activities from other countries. Many of these activites will be led by exchange students!

Cost is $8 per attendee and lunch is provided.

Register by 2/19/15 by contacting Wendi Haas at

Would you like to have your World Thinking Day event highlighted on your Regional Blog? contact your regional support team. Just click on their names to the left for their emails!










Dreams to Reality

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


Click logo above for more information and to purchase tickets!   




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