Welcome to the Valley Lake Service Unit
Top VLSU Website News:
- Our VLSU website is getting a new look! It will feature an all- new design, but house the same content.
- One of the first GS events this fall has been announced: The Valley Lake Girl Scouts Mud Run! Get registered now!
- Scroll down for more details and to see how you can be involved.
Show your VLSU pride!
This design by Jada from Troop 55094 is available for order on a large
variety of apparel options from tank tops and tees to hoodies and backpacks.
To see Jada's original design, click here.
If you are interested in purchasing VLSU apparel, please contact Sara Garoutte at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
There are VLSU Patches too!
Valley Lake patches (specially designed by one of our very own Girl Scouts) are still available for just $1.25 each. Get yours today! Why not make sure everyone in your troop
has one too? Patches will be for sale at upcoming Leader Meetings - or contact Liz Rein
to purchase at your convenience.
Next Leader Meeting is on September 11th!
Thank you to all the leaders and parent volunteers that help make the Valley Lake Service Unit and girl scouting so great! Leader meetings are
finished for the 2013-2014 Girl Scout season. In the fall, leader meetings will resume, beginning on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
All meetings run from 6:30-8:00p and are held (usually) the first Thursday evening of each month during the school year.
Come & get the scoop about what's new in Girl Scouts, hear the
latest re: events, ideas, training, girl-happenings, cookie-sales & much more. You need this info to stay up-to-date on leading your troop(s)!
Let's hear your ideas, comments & suggestions. Our Share Ideas page of this website needs your clever input to inspire other leaders! Is there a topic you'd like to include on the meeting agenda? Contact Amy Fewell, Service Unit Manager.
Meeting is held in the Chapel area (main floor, rear of building). Please note that sign-in at the door is required for all attendees (this is a secure, senior-living building). Also note that if you must bring a child along to the meeting, they MUST sit quietly & remain within the meeting room at all times.
Share Your Troop's talents, accomplishments & projects--troops are welcome to hold a flag ceremony, discuss their recent service projects or activities, or even teach everyone a new song!
Miss the May Meeting?Click here to view the meeting minutes.
Service Unit Events & Activities
Troop 55092 is hosting the first ever Valley Lake Girl Scouts MUD RUN!!
This will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - RAIN or SHINE - at a yet-to-be- determined
location donated by Pahl's Market. All details will be posted as they become available and registration will open this weekend, on www.girlscoutmudrun.com.
This event is Troop 55092's Bronze Award project. The troop will be collecting any muddy sneakers at the end of the vent (or sneakers you'd like to donate)
to be used to make playground equipment thanks to Nike!
This event has gotten A LOT of interest in the surrounding communities, so once registration goes live, be sure to register as soon as possible. This
event is open to EVERYONE. Adults are welcomed and encouraged to participate. We are planning different heats.
Be sure to check the website for details to come!
When: November 15 & 16, 2014
Times: 10 a.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. Sunday (overnight optional)
Where: Camp Lakamaga: 12303 Lakamaga Trail N., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Who: Valley Lake Service Unit Leaders and their daughters
Why: To enjoy special "mother-daughter" time with each other
Cost: $40 per volunteer/daughter for the day plus $5 for each additional girl OR $45 per volunteer/daughter for the overnight plus   $5 for each additional girl
Please submit registration by Friday, October 10, 2014. The registration form can be found here
Yule Log Registration Form.
See the informational flyer for even more details: Yule Log Informational Flyer
Save the date for a special invitation to the2014 Yule Log!
Community Events for Girl Scouts
Date: July 29-31
Location: St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, MN
Registration deadline is July 9, 2014.
Date: July 15-17
Location: St.James Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN
Registration deadline is June 25, 2014.
Go to River Valleys Robotics Day Camp and become an ace engineer by designing, building, and programming robots.
Use sensors, gears, levers, and pulleys to create and operate a vehicle and a structure. Test your imagination and work in a team. No experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know.
Program includes snacks, lunch and swimming. No adult chaperone is needed. Parent/guardians who want to attend will be placed in a volunteer position,
no prior experience is needed. This day camp is for girls in grades 4-12 and costs $130 per scout. Financial assistance is available.
There are two opportunities to attend:
See the informational flyer for even more details: Robotics Flyer.
Registration forms can be found here. Financial Assistance is available.
Join a traveling wagon train across the frontier,sing cowboy songs, cook over campfires,
pan for gold, make pioneer crafts, learn to square dance, and more. Westward ho to Wild, Wild West Day Camp!
When:July 28-August 1, 2014
Where: Camp Sacajawea in Apple Valley, MN
Schedule: Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thursday dropoff at 9am, stay overnight, and Friday, pick up at 12pm
For the flyer and registration form click here or for more information, please contact: Cathy McCoy, Volunteer Director at
651-423-3294 or email: email@example.com
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
World Thinking Day
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?
Check out the Idea Incubator page of this site for great Girl ideas . . . and don't forget to submit your own!
Also head on over to the Links page of our site for crafts & games ideas, plus other helpful links.
To learn about upcoming events, please join us at the monthly leader's meetings.
- Main avenues of communication within our Service Unit:
- 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.
Be sure to check out the Info for Leaders
link on our site for more Girl Scout info.