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In the News - January

Annual Meeting

The 2018 Lakes and Pines Annual meeting is just around the corner. Be a part of Lakes and Pines’ democratic process, network with volunteers from around our council service area and honor Girl Scouts who have earned Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. 

WHEN: Friday Social - January 25th | Business Meeting and Recognition Celebration - Janaury 26th.

WHERE: Holiday Inn and Suites, Downtown Duluth, Duluth, MN

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New Badges and Where to Find Them!

Here's an easy resource to help you find badges and their requirements.


Welcome Emily Fairchild!

Emily Fairchild is the new Member Support Specialist for Region 1 and joins the Bemidji office. In this role, Emily will work with volunteers to provide trainings and support. Emily is a new transplant to the Bemidji area and Girl Scouts, originally from Iowa with a background in higher education. She is excited about becoming more familiar with northern Minnesota, working with volunteers, and singing camp songs! 

Contact: | 218.308.8881


Cookie Rallies!

Are you ready to cheer your heart out and kick off the Cookie Season? Let's fill the stadiums with Girl Scout green while we support some of Minnesota's best female hockey teams. Check out the sidelines for hands-on stations inspired by the Cookie Activity Pin.


St. Cloud, MN
Herb Brooks National Hockey Stadium
February 16, 2019 (Register by February 1) 

Duluth, MN
Amsoil Arena
February 9, 2019 (Register by January 25) 

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Cookie Pro 2019

Enter now for your chance to head to sunny California!

Calling all G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ entrepreneur superstars participating in the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world!

We know you’re out there shining bright like Girl Scouts do—working hard, taking the lead, crushing your goals, learning so many new skills, and changing the world all cookie season long. And we want to hear from you. 

Enter the 2019 Cookie Pro™ contest today by sharing your unique cookie story for a chance to head to sunny California and meet the DC Super Hero Girls™, who—just like Girl Scouts—are motivated, resilient, and determined to succeed!

That’s right. Girl Scouts and the similarly self-starting, passionate, and creative DC Super Hero Girls™ have teamed up to help young cookie entrepreneurs across the country unleash that unstoppable G.I.R.L. shine, share their cookie stories with the world like super heroes, and enter for a chance to win an epic adventure they’ll never forget!

Check out the Cookie Pro page to get started today!


Calling all Artists!

You can design the 2019 Leader's Day Card! Help us say thank you to our incredible volunteers by creating a design and submitting it to us by February 20th. As an added bonus, your volunteer will be entered to win a boquet of  flowers! So grab this template then bust out your crayons, colored pencils, or finger paints and send us your art today!


A glance at Girl Scout History 

Did you know you can take a step back in time to see Girl Scout History? The Waite Park Regional office has a library of historical Girl Scout items, articles, and unforms from our council's past that your troop can view and borrow. The collection spans decades of genres and styles including corporate records, personal writings, media, scrapbooks, gifts, memorabilia, awards and recognitions, and Girl Scout uniforms, badges and insignias.

Stop by the Waite Park office and ask about checking out the archives today!

Special thanks to the Green Hat Association for curating the collection.