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Announcing: VLSU's T-Shirt Design ContestHey, girl scouts, here's your chance to excel at creativity and help design a new t-shirt for our Service Unit!
Next Leader Meeting is January 9 - See You There!Troop Leaders & parents, please plan to attend. We meet monthly at the Timbers in Apple Valley (140th & Pennock):
Service Unit Events & Activities
Please join Troop 55340 in Caroling at the Timbers!
VLSU Fun Skate at Skateville!
Troop 54086 is sponsoring a fun skate for all Valley Lake Girl Scouts, friends, & family. See details, the linked flyer, and registration form below:
Get ready for the cookie season by taking part in the 2014 Cookie Rally! on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Valley Middle School. More details to come!
Volunteer opportunity at Feed My Starving Children!
Troop 50633 is sponsoring a volunteer day at FMSC for all Valley Lake Girl Scouts, friends, & family. See details below:
Back by popular demand: Pop Tab Challenge Celebration: 'Pulling For A Purpose!'   Save the date: Saturday, April 12 (10a - 1p) at Greenleaf Elementary. If you aren't already saving those pop top tabs,
get started now! The competition is on - to collect over 1,000,000 tabs! This is a great effort to help kids at the Ronald McDonald House. Please click for details and complete registration info.
Bobbie from Troop 51323 is working on her Gold Award: please help particpate in her project, titled: 'Remember You Are Loved' (Recuerda que eres amado). Click the following links to view her Gold flyer and website with crafting details: No-Sew Fleece Pillow.
Troop 14403 is working on their Silver Award by collecting books and donations to purchase books. Donations will go to people in need in orphanges, children's hospitals, military organizations, and senior centers. If you wish to donate, contact Cary Suriono at email@example.com. Deadline is April 1, 2014.  Save the date for special invitation to the 2014 Yule Log!
Community Events for Girl Scouts
Passport to Adventure, Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14: Want something fabulous to do on Friday the 13th? Xcel Energy Center's Girl Scout special for Disney on Ice is back again this year! Ticket includes commemorative patch; plus Friday night admission includes post-show event clinic, featuring Disney-on-Ice skaters as they share behind-the-scenes insights. Wow! (Saturday night's ticket includes meeting 2013 Miss Minnesota's 'Outstanding Teen' Corrina Swiggum - 5:30-6:30pm). Complete event details will be sent with your ticket purchase. Here is the link! Tickets are $16. Hurry - offer expires December 1.
Ready for a Brand New Adventure? Perfect for a troop outing, Wolves, Woods & Wildlife is located just off Dodd Road & 235th Str W (1 mile from Cty 70, Lakeville). Wolves Woods & Wildlife is exciting & educational, and will help you earn your Habitat badge. Visitors will enjoy up-close encounters with a large variety of northern wildlife, including: foxes, cougars, bobcats, wolves, skunks, goats, and more! For just $7.50/person admission, you can visit a toasty bonfire, enjoy free cocoa & popcorn, plus shop at the mini-trading posts, all in addition to a full guided tour!
Register for one of these excellent Winter programs for Girl Scouts--all at Lebanon Hills Regional Park (click on Programs & Events):
Course #4639: Saturday, January 11 (2-4pm) - Brownies-Hiker (ages 6-9) Learn how to prep for a hike & read a map, then take a hike with a naturalist to earn your Hiker Badge.
Course #4641: Saturday, March 8 (2-4pm) - Juniors-Geocacher (ages 8-11) Learn how to use a GPS unit and find geocaches in our park, while earning your Geocacher Badge.
Namaste.  It's time for Yoga! Registered Yoga Instructor Jennifer Holzer is excited to announce an offer for Girl Scouts (4th grade & older) to try a yoga class at her new 3-in-1 Yoga studio in Lakeville. Groups of 5 to 6 can be accommodated at her home; or she is willing to travel to your designated (space-allowing) troop location to teach her 50-minute class. Class fee is just $30 for any number of participants. Leaders, please contact Jennifer at (952) 431-8892, to make arrangements ahead of time. Girls should dress in comfortable clothing and bring their own yoga mat (she has a few extras, if needed).
Visit our Fotki Site for Valley Lake Photos
Click on this link to see all the VLGS photos of our amazing girl events.
Password required. (See Nicole Junker if you have not received the password). In keeping with GS-USA guidelines, no G.S. photos placed on-line will be identified. Please restrict the use of our Valley Lake password to leaders,
Girl Scouts, and parents of registered Girl Scouts. Click on 'view album' and enter the psw as prompted (no need to attempt login).
Need Ideas for Your Troop?
- This Web Site - It's always available and it's updated OFTEN. Make sure to check frequently for up-to-date announcements, & to find flyers & registration for MANY troop activities/events throughout the year.
- Leader Meetings - Held the first Thursday (usually) of each month, Sept. through May, at the Timbers (Pennock & 140th, Apple Valley). Meetings begin at 6:30pm. Leader meetings are a great way to meet and learn from other leaders in our area, ask questions, get answers first-hand.