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March Updates


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New Girl Scout Cookie Program Incentives

You work hard to sell cookies. Besides learning the 5 life skills and raising funds to plan all sort of new adventures, you can earn awesome recognitions, too! T-shirts, electronics, stuffed animals, summer camp experiences, patches, and much more await you. The more you sell, the more you earn!  CLICK HERE to see the latest update!

Curious about other faiths? Join us for a special event series!

If you want to learn more about how your own faith connects to your Girl Scout experience, we have just the thing! Our new virtual event series for girls in grades 4-12, Girls of Faith: Celebrating Together, will feature:

  • An inspiring interfaith celebration
  • Girl Scouts and faith speakers sharing their views about what makes their faiths unique and what we have in common—all faiths welcome!
  • Fun, interactive activities
  • A very special series kick-off message from GSUSA interim CEO Judith Batty

Join your sister Girl Scouts and faith leaders to celebrate your own faith, learn about other faiths, and take steps to earn your My Promise, My Faith pin

RSVP today, and invite a friend to come along too! Choose from three events —come to one or come to all. You can even submit your questions for speakers ahead of each event. 

Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith During Girl Scout Week

March 7-13, 2021

Each year, Girl Scout Week is celebrated in March to align with Girl Scouts’ birthday on March 12. Girl Scouts has long-standing traditions of celebrating with faith communities during this week. We do this to share information about Girl Scouts and its benefits, to thank faith partners and adult volunteers for the support they have provided over the past year, and to give girls the opportunity to be recognized in their places of worship as Girl Scouts. Celebrations with faith communities typically include participation in worship services and pre- and/or post-events with the faith community. They can also include community service projects. Partnering with faith communities exposes more people to the benefits of Girl Scouts, strengthens relationships with faith leaders and adult volunteers, shows girls how to connect the principles of Girl Scouting to their faith, and builds the Movement’s diversity. Celebration dates for 2021 include:

  • Girl Scout Sunday – Sunday, March 7
  • Girl Scout Jummah – Friday, March 12
  • Girl Scout Sabbath – Friday, March 12 - Saturday, March 13

There are lots of ways to celebrate with your faith partners. Celebrate with worship services, pre- and post-service events, or service projects. Get started with resources to help you plan, including tips for celebrating virtually.

Support Local Girl Scouts with During the Month of March through the Walmart Round Up Program

Starting March 1 through March 30, you can round up your walmart.com or in-app transaction to the nearest dollar to benefit Girl Scouts. Look for the Round Up option at checkout. These small donations can add up to make a BIG difference for Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines.

Support Local Girl Scouts with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines when you select our organization as your preferred charity.

Programs & Events

JUST ADDED!

  • Junior Detective Weekend – Camp Shingobee Timbers | March 27 – 28, 2021
  • Kaleidoscope – NEW LOCATION AND REGISTRATION OPTIONS COMING SOON  |  May 1, 2021
  • Spring Badge Fling – Camp Sanderson  |  May 21 – 22, 2021
  • Older Girl Retreat – College Road Trip  |  August 27 – 28, 2021

Waitlists are available for:

  • Springapalooza – Camp Sanderson  |  March 12 – 13, 2021
  • Tap To Table – Camp Shingobee Timbers  |  April 9 – 11, 2021
  • Older Girl Retreat – Jeanette Pollay Cabin  |  May 14 – 15, 2021

Register for any of these programs or events on Ebiz today!

Girl Advisory Board to GSUSA Accepting Applications NOW!

Girl Scouts of the USA is excited to announce that a new national group of older girl leaders is forming! The Girl Advisory Board of GSUSA will work with the national office on key projects aligned with national strategy—providing critical insight and innovative ideas for serving girls in the 21st century.

Members of the board will make recommendations, contribute to key initiatives, and influence decision-making at Girl Scouts’ national office. They’ll gain valuable experience as they support and drive change at a national nonprofit organization and receive hands-on training and professional development.

All Girl Scouts who will be in grades 8–12 in fall 2021 are eligible to apply. 

Girls apply online by answering several questions and submitting a video.

Please share the application link and application information sheet with eligible girls.

Virtual Travel Info Night: March 18th at 6:30 CT

March 18th Meeting Registration URL: https://bit.ly/3tOAzVr 

(RSVP to receive the meeting URL) 

Join Hannah McCabe and EF Staff to learn more about the incredible opportunity that awaits Cadettes+ in 2023! In this half-hour presentation followed by Q&A, you will learn about our trip to South Africa, pricing, and how travel is possible through money-earning! What makes South Africa special? No country has a more compelling combination of history, culture, and wildlife than South Africa. In Johannesburg, the painful years under apartheid are gone but never forgotten. Game drives during a safari take you within shouting distance of elephants, lions, rhinos, and more. And...Cape Town is a favorite destination for many, thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and stunning scenery (not to mention penguins!)

Adult Retreats April 16-18 and April 23-25

Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines is offering adult only Training Retreats at Camps Roundelay, Sanderson, and Shingobee Timbers this spring. These overnight weekend sessions provides Basic and Advanced Outdoor Skills for getting girls outside and interacting with nature. Sessions are flexible, but typical offerings include: First Aid and CPR, Finance, Teaching Songs & Games, Conflict Resolution, and Digital Tools for Girl Scouts.

Space is limited, so sign up today!