<![CDATA[Region-3-Family-Update]]> <![CDATA[Twin Cities 2015]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Twin-Cities-2015/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Did you know that you don't have to be in a troop to participate in GSMWLP's exciting travel pathways? There is still time to register for the Twin Cities trip happening August 1st - 2nd of this year. Girls in grades 2 - 5 are invited to come and bring a friend, for a fun weekend packed with activities including dinner at the American Girl Doll Store! This all inclusive trip is only $190 per person, and cookie dough can be used on up to half of it. For more information go to http://gslakesandpines.org/pages/Events/ and then register online! More questions? Contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

<![CDATA[Early Bird Nest at Kaleidoscope!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Early-Bird-Nest-at-Kaleidoscope/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Ever wonder what sort of things the Early Bird hides in her nest? Bring your 2015-2016 Girl Scout membership renewal to Kaleidoscope on May 2nd for the chance to pick a surprise out of an egg! Contact Hannah McCabe at 218-302-3182 or hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org with questions.

<![CDATA[Zip Lining Anyone???]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Zip-Lining-Anyone/
   By Maureen Graham              (0) Comments

Kerfoot Canopy Tours just outside of Henderson, MN in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley is offering a Girl Scout Special at 50% OFF welcoming Girl Scout troops with groups of ten or more on their zip line tours.  Kerfoot Canopy Tours was recently named the best Minnesota Zip Line by WCCO 4 viewers.  Guests must be at least ten years old and weigh between 70-250 pounds. Girl Scout Special not available on Saturdays.  For more information visit www.KerfootCanopyTour.com.

<![CDATA[Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Minnesota-Lynx-Girl-Scout-Day/
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Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

<![CDATA[Girl Scout Dance at Camp Ripley]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girl-Scout-Dance-at-Camp-Ripley/
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Dance the night away with Troop 78 as the DJ plays music for a Frozen-themed Dance. 
A light dinner will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 4:00 - 8:30 P.M.

WHERE: Camp Ripley Training and Community Center  

COST: $15.00 per girl – adults are free          

Frozen activities will be:

·       Mask making

·       Make your own snow

·       Build your own snowman snack

·       Picture booth – 2.00 extra

Bring-a-Friend: Every girl bringing a friend, both the girl's and the friend’s name will be put into a separate drawing for a special prize.

<![CDATA[Travel Pathway Opportunities]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Travel-Pathway-Opportunities/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Have you been considering one of our international council trips, but just haven’t had time to register yet? Here’s a little incentive! If you register for Costa Rica 2016 or England, Ireland, Scotland 2017 before March 31st, you’ll save $200 off of the total tour price! Plus, you can use any expiring cookie dough if turned in before April 30th. For more information and to register, contact  Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302 – 3182.

<![CDATA[REMINDER! DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 6]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/REMINDER-DEADLINE-FRIDAY-MARCH-6/
   By Michelle              (0) Comments

Leaders Day Card Contest!
There is still time! We hope you have made a submission! 

See this link for all the details: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadersDay1/

<![CDATA[Free Being ME!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Free-Being-ME/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

March is already underway, so  now is the time to sign up for Free Being Me, a
program happening at Camp Shingobee on Saturday, March 28th. Girl
Scouts has partnered with Dove to create activities designed around positive
body image and self esteem. Come just for the day, or stay the night and
continue making friends and building confidence! Register online at https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/Default.aspx?pid=92.

Any questions contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302 – 3182.

<![CDATA[Free transportation to Kaleidoscope!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Free-transportation-to-Kaleidoscope/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Have you registered for Kaleidoscope yet? Would you like to travel with your troop and other girls from your area? Sign up today to catch a FREE ride from Brainerd to the University of Wisconsin – Superior and enjoy a worry free trip! Simply add the transportation option to your registration when you sign up online here: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Kaleidoscope/

Or contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182 with questions and to reserve your seat. Spaces are limited so register now to guarantee a spot!

<![CDATA[Atlanta and Savannah 2015]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Atlanta-and-Savannah-2015/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

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 hmccabe@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3182.

<![CDATA[Gold Award Workshop]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Gold-Award-Workshop/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Gold Award Workshop| Monday, February 16 | Noon-2 PM | Waite Park Regional Center | Girls grades 9-12/ interested adults | Cost: Free

Have some free time on President's Day?  Interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, including the role of adults, the approval process, and the characteristics of a successful Take Action project? This is your chance to learn more about the Gold Award and get feedback on your project ideas.  RSVP with Director of Program Tricia Andrews, 320-252-2952 ext 8879 or tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

Girls must attend a Gold Award orientation before they submit their project proposa. While we offer monthly telephone conferences as a convenient way to fulfill this requirement, this in-person meeting also meets this requirement.  Additional details are at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/LeadershipAwards/.

<![CDATA[Girl Scout Gold Award Committee Training]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girl-Scout-Gold-Award-Committee-Training/
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Girl Scout Gold Award Mentor Committee Training | Saturday, April 18 | 9 AM-4:30 PM |Caribou Coffee, St. Cloud

Why consider being part of the Girl Scout Gold Award committee?  Those who are already on the committee will tell you that it is fun.  Really!  They might also tell you how rewarding it is to see girls develop through the Gold Award process.  We see such a transormation. Something magic happen between their first sometimes shaky interview  with the committee to that final meeting several months later.  When girls return to present  their final report, we see articulate, poised and confident young women.  Young women who know that through their hard work, creativity and determination, they truly and concretely made the world a better place.  

We are seeking additional committee members from all corners of our council; consider joining us April 18 in St. Cloud to part of this dynamic and purposeful goup.  Meals and volunter mileage reimbursement provided. For more information, please contact Director of Program Tricia Andrews at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.

<![CDATA[Share your talents at OWOF!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Share-your-talents-at-OWOF/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments


Volunteer Opportunity | Our World, Our Family | Camp Lake Hubert | Nisswa, MN | September 11-13, 2015

Have skills to share, such as tree identification, water craft, fishing, geocaching, art, or jewelry making?  Or do you simply like the idea of committing one weekend this fall to making a difference in the lives of girls?  Close to 1,000 girls and adults from Minnesota and Wisconsin come to our Our World, Our Family, Lakes and Pine’s largest signature event, and you are needed!  For more information and volunteer options, please contact program specialist Nikki Revier at nrevier@gslakesandpines.org, 800-955-6032 ext 2109 or 320-403-2109. 


<![CDATA[2015 Service Unit Day Camp]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/2015-Service-Unit-Day-Camp/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

Calling all interested day camp directors! The curriculum and information packets have been printed and are ready to be sent out. If you would like to put on a day camp in your service unit this summer, please contact Hannah McCabe at hmccabe@gslakesandpines.orgwith questions or to request a packet. Previous day camp directors keep an eye on your mail, 2015 packets are being mailed to you!

<![CDATA[Stars on Ice]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Stars-on-Ice/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

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. 

<![CDATA[Mark your Calendars!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Mark-your-Calendars/
   By Hannah McCabe              (0) Comments

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.

<![CDATA[Don't Miss Out on Snowflake Adventure!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Dont-Miss-Out-on-Snowflake-Adventure/
   By Amanda Morrow              (0) Comments

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. 

<![CDATA[Win Free Lift Tickets!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Win-Free-Lift-Tickets/
   By Tricia Andrews              (0) Comments

Win Free Lift 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

<![CDATA[Snowflake Adventure Program]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Snowflake-Adventure-Program/
   By Amanda Morrow              (0) Comments

Coming February 6-8, 2015: 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.

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

<![CDATA[Community Service Opportunity ]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Community-Service-Opportunity-/
   By Michelle              (0) Comments

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 

<![CDATA[Do you love winter adventures & camp?]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Do-you-love-winter-adventures--camp/
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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


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

<![CDATA[Girls' Night Out]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girls-Night-Out/
   By Tauna              (0) Comments

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!

<![CDATA[Family Event at Jack's House in Brainerd]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Family-Event-at-Jacks-House-in-Brainerd/
   By Michelle              (0) Comments

"Looking for some family fun this Saturday?  Join us at Jack's House in Brainerd from 11:00am to 2:00pm for family fun!  $8 per person covers two games and shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Community Coordinator Laura (ly679@brainerd.net) as soon as possible!"   Link to Flyer

<![CDATA[Be a Friend First Overnight]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Be-a-Friend-First-Overnight/
   By Michelle              (0) Comments

Be a Friend First Overnight!

Garrison, MN

January 31- February 1, 2014

5:30 pm – 1:00 pm

$54 girls

Join us for a night of fun as we dive into the aMAZE journey and the Be a Friend First (BFF) anti-bullying series.  Girls will complete the journey and start planning for their very own Take Action project. 

If you are interested, please email Amanda (astrobel@gslakesandpines.org)

<![CDATA[Girls On The Go ]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girls-On-The-Go-/
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Join local Girl Scouts for some fun in the sun this summer!  We will go swimming, learn about bugs and visit the zoo!  Each Session will be held at a different location with our final session in St. Paul. Girls will also plan part of our last session-they will be in charge of deciding how we will spend the day.

At every session, snack will be provided.  Each girl will receive a patch and get to see what being a Girl Scout is really like!

Girl Scouts!  Bring a non-registered Girl Scout friend and receive $5 off of your total fee!

Not a Girl Scout? No problem! Just fill out the registration form!

Session One – Swimming/Ice Cream Party – Monday, Jul y 8

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us at Lum Park for a day of fun at the beach!  Ice cream treats and water provided.

Session Two – Arboretum Visit – Monday, July 15

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet at the Northland Arboretum and learn about bugs and plants!  Plant your own plant in a recycled container to bring home! Snack and water provided.

Session Three – Como Zoo Trip – Monday, July 22

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The bus leaves from Brainerd  Girl Scout Office at 8:30 a.m. for Como Zoo!!  Girls will plan their day at the zoo, as well as an optional activity to do during the day.

Bring a Bag lunch and a beverage!  We will spend the day at the Como Zoo in St. Paul and plan on arriving back at the Brainerd Girl Scout Office at 7:00 p.m.

 Only $40! (Zoo only $30)

Register by July 1, 2013!!!

Call or email Amanda Strobel or Monica Husen

if you would like to register for summer fun!


218-297-4867  astrobel@gslakesandpines.org

218-270-4859 mhusen@gslakesandpines.org

<![CDATA[Girl Scout Day at Paul Bunyanland]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girl-Scout-Day-at-Paul-Bunyanland/
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Girl Scout Volunteers in the Brainerd area invite you to participate in this special event ...

Calling all Girl Scouts and Families!

You are invited to

Paul Bunyan Land for a day of fun!


On June 9 starting at 10:30 am.

Paul Bunyan’s hours are from 10-6.         You can stay as long as you want.

Prices are $12.95 for all Girl Scouts. $7.50 for all Leaders attending.

 One admission includes all day enjoyment of Paul Bunyan Land, Paul's Petting Barn, This Old Farm Pioneer Village and all attractions therein.

Paul Bunyan Land is located east of Brainerd. Learn more here: http://www.paulbunyanland.com/

Any Questions call or email me.

Please RSVP Sarah Jungels

by 10 am  June 8th.

daisy56472@yahoo.com   Or 218-821-8638

Thanks again!

<![CDATA[Daisy Petal Power]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Daisy-Petal-Power/
   By MonicaHusen              (0) Comments

The Daisy Petal Power program is a special four month summer mail program designed for girls entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in the Fall of 2013.  Girls receive one packet per month, May – August, full of activities to do at home along with “get to know Girl Scouts” material for their family.

<![CDATA[Join us for a day at Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Join-us-for-a-day-at-Rice-Lake-Wildlife-Refuge/
   By Bonnie Reeves              (0) Comments

Planet Plan-It | Saturday, April 20th, 2013 | 9am-5pm | Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, McGregor, MN | Grades K-12 | $25 girl/$5 adults/girls may use $10 Cookie Dough | Deadline Extended to April 8 - to register, just click here                                                                                                                                                                                           After an outer space adventure with your friends, you find you’ve all landed on an unnamed planet. Spend the day exploring Planet ‘X’ and working together to get through the Silent Swamp, Frozen Fissure, Gravity Gap and Memory Mountain. Your expedition team will create a map, decode a language, break down barriers, and befriend the locals. Cost includes lunch, snack, program materials and patch.                                                         

Bring a Friend Bonus: Girl Scout fee: $15 / Friend who is new to Girl Scouts: $27 ($25 +$12 membership fee = $37, minus $10)

<![CDATA[Ultimate Camper Event Update]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Ultimate-Camper-Event-Update/
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Ultimate Camper Event | Now open to girls in grades K-5! | Camp Roundely, Minong, WI | April 27-28, 2013 | 10 am-1 pm | $35 per person; girls may use $15 Cookie Dough | Register by April 1

Get ready for another season of camping!  Jump start your camping season with tips and tricks from the pros.  Review old skills and add new skills to your toolbox.  Expect to spend time cooking over a fire, canoeing, setting up tarps, tying knots and much more!  Click here to register.  Questions?  Contact the Bemidji Girl Scout office at tandrews@gslakesandpines.org.  See you at camp!

<![CDATA[Share Your GS Cookie Recipes!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Share-Your-GS-Cookie-Recipes/
   By Jessica Kershner              (1) Comments

When I was a Girl Scout, my mom highly encouraged me to write a Thank You note to every person who bought at least a box of cookies from me, explaining my appreciation for their support of my goals. One year, I decided to get creative and add a GS cookie recipe to each Thank You note--I did try to include a recipe for at least one of the varieties that person had purchased. Amazingly, this had an unintended effect of boosting my sales, as many of my customers decided to buy extra boxes to try out the attached recipe.

Encourage your Girl Scout to find her own creative inspiration this cookie season. Have her consider the option of personalized Thank You notes for her customers.  

Please share your GS cookie recipes in the comments section of this post. Those who share before Dec. 31st will be entered in a drawing for a special cookie prize, so share your secret recipes today!  

Photo Courtesy of Scapoholics:   http://scrapaholics.com/how-to-sell-more-girl-scout-cookies

<![CDATA[Pumpkin Chili]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Pumpkin-Chili/
   By Jessica Kershner              (0) Comments

Many of you have been asking for the pumpkin chili recipe used at Shingobee and Sanderson's Fall Festivities and Haunted Harvest (as well as shared at some other regional meetings). Here it is: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Pumpkin-Chili. Enjoy it! This is a great time of year to use it.

<![CDATA[Bring a Friend]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Bring-a-Friend/
   By MonicaHusen              (0) Comments

Talk with your daughter about bringing a friend to her next troop meeting or G.S. event. Her name gets put in a drawing and both girls recieved a Bring A Friend patch. For more info on Bring a friend contact Monica Husen at 218-270-4859

<![CDATA[Picture This!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Picture-This/
   By Jessica Kershner              (0) Comments

Would you like to know how to avoid getting "red-eyed" pictures? Do you want to know how to keep the flash from reflecting off of someone's glasses? Want to learn more about all of the buttons on your digital camera? If you answered yes to any of these questions, team up with an adult in your life (mom, dad, troop leader, grandma, uncle, etc) and sign up for Picture This! at Camp Sanderson on January 18th-20th.

If you have additional questions about outdoor and/or digital photography, write your questions below so we can be sure to answer them during the weekend.  

Click for more information. 

<![CDATA[Girl Scout shopper]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Girl-Scout-shopper/
   By MonicaHusen              (0) Comments

Read the Lakes & Pines “E-Shopper” for Girl Scout volunteers! News of council shop promotions and timely information regarding Girl Scout merchandise will keep you in the know. October 2012 “E-Shopper” highlights: What every Girl Scout volunteer needs; What every girl needs; order forms; troop leader t-shirts; Welcome Set special offer; Citizen badges. Enjoy!

<![CDATA[Ice Cream Social and Vintage G.S. fashion show]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Ice-Cream-Social-and-Vintage-GS-fashion-show/
   By MonicaHusen              (0) Comments

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, 2 to 4 p.m.
Edgewood Vista in Brainerd
$1.00 donation
any qustions call Susan at 218-829-9754

<![CDATA[Camp Pathway Programs]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Camp-Pathway-Programs/
   By Jessica Kershner              (0) Comments

There's something for everyone camp! Take a look at all of the fun coming your way.


Fall Festivities|
Walker, MN
Grades 2-5 (adults are welcome, too!) | October 26-27, 5:30pm-4:30pm| $35 girls, $25 adults, $10 volunteering adults and program aides

Fall Festivities--Day Only|Walker, MN
Grades k-adult | October 27, 9am-4:30pm| $25 girls, $15 adults, $5 volunteering adults and program aides

Haunted Harvest| Walker, MN
Grades 6-12 | October 27-28 9am-11am| $35 girls, $25 adults, $10 volunteering adults 


Fall Festivities
| Spicer, MN
Grades 2-5 (adults are welcome, too!) | November 2-3, 5:30pm-4:30pm| $35 girls, $25 adults, $10 volunteering
adults and program aides

Fall Festivities—Day Only
|Spicer, MN
Grades k-adult | November 3,
9am-4:30pm | $25 girls, $15 adults, $5 volunteering adults and program aides

Haunted Harvest| Spicer, MN
Grades 6-12 | November 3-4 9am-11am|$35 girls, $25 adults, $10 volunteering adults


<![CDATA[Program]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-3-Family-Update/Program/
   By Jessica Kershner              (0) Comments

Check out a complete list of upcoming council activities at our website.

Consider using your Program Aide or Volunteer in Training skills to help at council-sponsored activites--most are offered at a reduced price to volunteers.

NOVEL Ideas Mini-Series| Hinckley, MN

Grades 6-12 (adults are welcome, too!) | October 6 (9am-Noon), October 27 (9am-10:30am), November 10 (9am-10:30am)  |Registration Deadline: September 28th, 2012| $10

Join author of The Seeing Stone, Karlajean Becvar for 3 Saturday sessions to complete the Senior Novelist Badge from the It’s Your World—Change It! journey series. You’ll spend time with a local author to learn what it takes to write a book, visit the Hinckley Fire Museum to connect with the inspiration behind events in the book, develop you own plot, and, by completing some activities at home, you’ll earn the Novelist Badge for Senior Girl Scouts. Price includes: snacks, supplies, entrance to the Hinckley Fire Museum, free copy of the book The Seeing Stone by local author Karlajean  Becvar and the Novelist Badge. Additional books can be purchased for $10 each. Contact Jennifer Schmitt (jjsgschmitt@dishmail.net) for more details or to register.

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Growing up in Girl Scouts, I sometimes felt that the older I got, the less programming I was offered. I hope as older girls in Girl Scouting today you don't think this is still the case. I want to highlight some older girl adventures coming your way:

Mentoring Awards:

Juniors: Check out page 33 of Junior: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for information on how to earn your Junior Aide award.

Cadettes: Check out page 30 of Cadette: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for information on how to earn a Leader in Action award and your Program Aide award. (Please note: you'll have to complete one Leader in Action award before you'll be eligible for Program Aide Training). Keep your eyes open for details of upcoming Program Aide Trainings--they'll be offered in each region starting in the Spring of 2013.

Check out page 32 of Senior: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for information on how to earn your Volunteer in Training and your Counselor in Training awards. Keep your eyes open for details of upcoming Volunteer in Training courses offered in the Spring of 2013. Counselor in Training courses are offered at select camp properties during the summer camp season.

Check out page 29 of Ambassador: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for more information on how to earn your Volunteer in Training, Counselor in Training, and Counselor in Training II awards. Volunteer in Training courses will be offered in the Spring of 2013. Counselor in Training courses are offered at select camp properties during the summer camp season.

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Tricia Andrews, from the Bemidji Girl Scout Office, will present a Program On The Go for Cadette Scouts and their leaders who wish to complete the Silver Award. 

She will present the orientation in Brainerd on Monday, October 1, from 6:30-8:30, at the Girl Scout Office/Room across from Monica’s office on the corner of Kingwood and 8th St.

Tricia would like this form used for registration:  http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/2317.pdf. It’s also under the program page at the www.gslakesandpines.org website.  The cost is $5 per girl, adults free. Girls and adult receive the Silver Award Guidelines and Forms and other handouts that help them learn about the Silver Award process and what makes for a successful final project. The deadline for having the forms in to Tricia will be the Friday before the event. That would be September 28th. They need to be mailed or faxed to Tricia Andrews at the Bemidji office. She would like a minimum of 20 participants. 


If anyone has any questions, they can call me, Pam Stock at 828-9110 or email me at lpsstock@msn.com.

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Registration nights are starting , girls will be bringing home flyers from school.
Some ask what if we can not make it to the registration night, you can still become a member of Girl Scouts, on each flyer is a contact perosns name
amd phone number, give them a call and they will get your  girls registered and conected with a troop.

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Healthier Girls ... Be One | Northland Arboretum | Brainerd MN

Girls Ages 11-15 & adults | Wed August 29 | Free


Use this link for more information or to RSVP today!

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Check back next week for dates on upcoming registration nights and watc our website at www.gslakesandpines.org for dates and times.