<![CDATA[Region-4-Family-Update]]> <![CDATA[Snowflake Adventure Program]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-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[Honoring Veterans]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Honoring-Veterans/
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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




<![CDATA[Prudential Spirit of Community Award]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Prudential-Spirit-of-Community-Award/
   By Amanda Morrow              (0) Comments

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.

<![CDATA[Attention Service Units 22 & 23 (and any other areas that wish to participate)!!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Attention-Service-Units-22--23-and-any-other-areas-that-wish-to-participate/
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Walk to support a violence free community!

8th Annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence
Tuesday, October 14th @ 5:00pm

Check out the details HERE! 

<![CDATA[Healing Hearts Run/Walk]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Healing-Hearts-RunWalk/
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Healing Hearts First Annual Run/Walk | September 27, 2014 | Register before September 1 to guarantee a T-shirt $20 fee | Register after September 1 T-shirt not guaranteed $25 registration fee | registration forms at healinghearts2014.weebly.com | More information at healing heartsmelrose@gmail.com or 320-285-7151

Kristen of Melrose High School is pursuing the Girl Scout Gold Award.  She invites community members to support her efforts to bring awareness of depression and suicide to the area, and to reach out to those who might be struggling with depression.  The purpose of the September 27 run/walk is to raise funds for her Healing Hearts Seminar to take place October 29 at Melrose Elementary Gym.  Additional details found here.  Best of luck, Kristen!

<![CDATA[Do you love winter adventures & camp?]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-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[Willmar Stingers Scout Night 2013]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Willmar-Stingers-Scout-Night-2013/
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The Willmar Stingers are excited to invite the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to a Stingers Camp Out! The inaugural camp out will be on Friday, July 19th following the Stingers game against the Mankato MoonDogs. All Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families are welcome to join in the fun!  Each person will receive a game ticket and a concession stand voucher for a hot dog, bag of chips, and can of soda. For those who are camping out after the game, the Stingers will have games, player and mascot appearances, and will provide a light breakfast in the morning. Tickets only $12.50/person and that includes the game and the food voucher. No additional cost for the overnight, but please RSVP so we have a head count. Click here for the flyer/ticket order information.

<![CDATA[Meet Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Meet-Minnesota-Vikings-Cheerleaders/
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Be Fit | Saturday, May 11 | 9am–2pm | Discovery Middle School, Alexandria MN | Expanded to Grades 2-8! | $22 girl/$10 adult/girls may use $10 Cookie Dough | Deadline extended to May 3rd - $2 per person late fee now applies. To register, just click here

Who knew getting fit could be so fun?  Dance your way into exercising with Zumba fitness.  Learn new cheers, play a sport, and make new friends. Finish the day by relaxing at the pool.  Plus - meet the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders!  Cost includes lunch, energy snack, program supplies and custom patch.

Bring a Friend Bonus: Bring a friend new to Girl Scouts and each receive $10 off!

<![CDATA[Registration Begins For Summer Camp!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Registration-Begins-For-Summer-Camp/
   By Linda Bear              (0) Comments

Dealing with the winter blues?  Take a peek at our up-coming summer camp opportunities.  These options will surely provide your Girl Scout (and her friends) several options to look forward to so she can beat those blues and look forward to SUMMER!  

Did you know that if your Girl Scout has a friend who is not currently registered that she can still attend camp?  Girls can experience our Camp Pathway and become a registered Girl Scout at any time by paying $12 for her membership fee.  So have your daughter check in with her friends and set some goals to plan a fun summer get away! 

Click on the following links for more information! --  Summer Camp or Troop Camp

Also, don't forget to utilize your Girl Scout's cookie dough.  This is a great Girl Scout member benefit.   

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Event Calendar

Check our calendar below for a complete list of events, trainings, and important dates.

Please check the Program Status Report for program updates

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013

Picture This!: You & Me Outdoor Photography

7:00 PM to 11:00 AM

Camp Sanderson, Spicer, MN
Bring your digital camera and an adult with you to camp this weekend.

More Info...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013

Girls Night Out: SPA-tacular Willmar Mall Sleepover

8:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Willmar, MN
Treat yourself to a Girl's Night Out!

More Info...

<![CDATA[Weekend Escape: Twin Cities Trip!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Weekend-Escape--Twin-Cities-Trip/
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This just in: a tour has been added to the Weekend Escape: Twin Cities trip!

We will be including a stop at the North Star Scout Museum to check out artifacts from early Girl Scouts as well as check out the 100th Anniversary exhibit there! Other destinations on this December 8th-9th trip include the State Capitol, a show at the Children’s Theatre, dinner downtown Minneapolis, the Holidazzle parade, fun at the Water Park of America, shopping at the Mall of America, and a tour/lunch date with the Rainforest Café! Check out all the details here and find out how to register: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/index.php?mod=Calendar&event_id=1807

<![CDATA[Programs At Camp Sanderson]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Programs-At-Camp-Sanderson/
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Check out these great programs at Camp Sanderson in Spicer!  Click here to register

We are also looking for volunteers who would like to assist at these programs.  If you are interested please contact Jessica Kershner at jkerschner@gslakesandpines.org.  Jessica is also to the person to contact if you have any questions specific to these programs. 

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

Come celebrate autumn at Camp Sanderson! Join us for a Friday Fall-themed dinner. Spend the night in the
Program Center, and the day celebrating the season with pumpkins, squash, and scarecrows. Price includes dinner, breakfast, lunch, snack, lodging, program materials and a fun patch. Deadline to register is October 12 and space is limited.


Fall Festivities—Day Only|
Spicer, MN

Grades k-adult | November 3, 9am-4:30pm | $25 girls, $15 adults, $5 volunteering adults and program aides

Come celebrate autumn at Camp Sanderson! Join us for a day of pumpkins, squash, and scarecrows. Enjoy the
colors of fall during a craft session, and songs and games to celebrate the season. Price includes lunch, snack, program materials and a fun patch. Deadline to register is October 12 and space is limited.


Haunted Harvest| Spicer, MN

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

Join us Saturday for the daytime Fall Festivities, then we’ll enjoy an autumn-themed dinner, and when the sun
goes down we’ll haunt the campground. Take a haunted stroll through camp, go spider sniffing, and learn about things that go “bump” in the night. Be sure to bring your favorite scary stories to the campfire. Cost includes lunch, snack, dinner, breakfast, lodging, program materials and a fun patch. Deadline to register is October 12 and space is limited.

<![CDATA[Welcome]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-4-Family-Update/Welcome/
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The 2012-2013 Girl Scout year begins on October 1, 2012.   Recruitment events are held late August, September and the beginning of October.  Click here find a recruitment event near you!  Feel free to refer back to this link as additional dates will be added. 


Girl Scouts provides incredible opportunities for girls to develop qualities that will serve them all their lives. Girls develop leadership skills, lifelong friendships and earn meaningful awards. Through Girl Scout programs girls learn the importance of responsibility, goal setting, team work and flourishing in a unique, all-girl environment. Girl Scouts help girls expand their knowledge to provide opportunities that excite them and enhance their lives.  These activities may include: troop/group meetings, council programs, sports, camping, arts and crafts, money management, preparing for college, travel and making a difference in their community and world! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouting is open to every girl in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade who accepts the Girl Scout Promise and Law and pays $12 in annual membership dues.

Through Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls grow and learn new skills in an environment where they feel safe and accepted. Adults are trained to put the needs of girls first, develop strong girl-adult partnerships, encourage girls to share their ideas and provide mentoring, encouragement and coaching. The girl-led activities focus on learning by doing and working together. As girls mature, their level of leadership responsibility expands.

It's never too late to join Girl Scouts. A girl can join at any time of the year and at any age level. If you have questions feel free to contact me, Linda Bear, Region 4 Membership Specialist at lbear@gslakesandpines.org.


• Girl Scout Daisy

Kindergarten and Grade 1

• Girl Scout Brownie

Grades 2 and 3

• Girl Scout Junior

Grades 4 and 5

• Girl Scout Cadette

Grades 6 to 8

• Girl Scout Senior

Grades 9 and 10

• Girl Scout Ambassador

Grades 11 and 12

Adults are also invited to become members and volunteers. To learn more about being a volunteer contact Marge Hanson, Region 4 Volunteer Specialist at mhanson@gslakesandpines.org.

Many Ways to be a Girl Scout

Girls participate in Girl Scouting in many ways. When a girl joins, she can choose one, two, or all of these ways to participate:

  • Join a troop with a group of girls her age
  • Become an independent Girl Scout member and enjoy a variety of activities outside traditional troop settings
  • Travel to regional, national and international destinations
  • Attend Girl Scout day or resident camp
  • Join a series that focus on a particular topic – careers, engineering, sports, theater, etc. – with the same group of girls
  • Come to single day events and meet different girls at every one
  • Experience virtual programs delivered in a secure environment  


The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls to discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.  To check out up-coming Council programs click here.