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Help us say thanks to volunteers

April 22 is Girl Scout Leader’s Day. Each year we send a card thanking volunteers for their service. The front of the card is designed by a Girl Scout – would you like to give it a try? Use our Leader’s Day Card Contest submission form to create a design. In addition to having the winning design on the front of the card, we’ll be drawing from all entries to deliver flowers to the volunteer at her office. 


Deaf Awareness Activity Patch Program 

Girl Scout Volunteer Marie Pank is a Minnesota Hands and Voices Northeast Regional Parent Guide. She recently developed a Deaf Awareness Activity Patch program to help raise awareness and understanding of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

If your Girl Scout or troop would like to learn more about earning this activity patch, see page 4 of the Minnesota Hands and Voices newsletter.


Request a complete list of activities/order patches at with the subject line: Deaf Awareness Patch.


Our World, Our Family

Submit a design for the Our World, Our Family T-Shirt Contest and your artwork could inspire the theme for OWOF 2018.


Girl Scout Day at the Minnesota Zoo

Saturday, March 17

9am - 4pm

Join us for a special day dedicated to ALL Girl Scouts!  Visit stations and earn a patch, enjoy an animal demonstration, or just come to see all the other sights and sounds of the Minnesota Zoo with your family or sister scout members.

  • Earn a Zoo Patch
    • All Scouts can earn a patch ($3) exclusively from the Minnesota Zoo by completing an activity sheet unique to the Zoo environment.
  • Activity Packet
    • Scout activity packets that can be completed during your visit are available online. 
  • Discounted Admission for Girls and Leaders
    • Wear your uniform and receive discounted admission!
      • $9 per scout and $13 per leader. 
    • Additional family members pay regular admission. Memberships honored. $7 parking fee per car for non-members
  • Hosts needed! Help Your Sister Scouts Earn a Badge!
    • Girl Scouts who host a station (max of five per station) admitted free. If you’d like to host a station, call 952-431-9331 to reserve one today! 
  • Ready for your trip to the Zoo?
    • No pre-registration necessary unless you would like to host a table
    • For more information call 952-431-9331 or go online at

Shout out to Cookie Business Owners

We hope you’re having a blast with the 2018 Cookie Program. In addition to have fun (and learning) you’re also earning proceeds for your troop, recognitions/cookie dough for you, and supporting your council. WOW, right? 

Troop Proceeds

In addition to the money you get for your troop, if the AVERAGE cookie sales for each girl is 250 packages (or more), every girl in your troop gets a FREE T-shirt and earns Adventure Points you can use to celebrate together later this spring or summer. 

Plus, there’s these great things you’re earning for yourself – Recognitions and Cookie Dough Credits. This year’s recognitions lineup includes an American Girl Doll, Travel Hammock, and much more!  

The cool thing about our recognitions program is that recognitions are “cumulative” … so you get something from every level you’ve achieved. For instance, if you sell 750 packages of cookies you can choose American Girl Doll, Starry Room Light, Hoodie, Beach Towel/Wet/Dry Bag, Ella the Elephant plush animal, Bandana, a silicone ring, and a patch! Plus, you’ll get $230 worth of cookie dough to use at camp, programs, or in our council shops. 

Are you a Cookie Pro?

This cookie season, six girls nationwide (one per Girl Scout grade level) will be named GSUSA’s Top Cookie Pros and get the EPIC Chance to be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie Box! Apply today

If you have any questions, please let us know! We’re here to help!