Welcome to the Valley Lake Service Unit!  Miss our last Leader Meeting? What a fantastic list attendees put together for sharing their favorite Troop Events of the year! Click here to see all the wonderful ideas (plus review the May 2 meeting minutes).
Community Events for Girl Scouts
New! Cupcake Decorating Event: Sam's Club invites all troops to sign up for fun (free!) Cupcake Decorating! Deadline to register is May 20; activity must be completed by June 30. Contact Jesse Mack at the Apple Valley Sam's Club for more info and to schedule your troop event: 952-432-1200. (For the Eagan Sam's Club, contact Katie Adams at: 651-405-0079).
Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic: Saturday, June 1, 1-2:30pm. In partnership with Great River Energy, the MN Twins PlayBall MN Youth Clinic is coming to Farmington. The clinic is designed to teach basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing for girls and boys, ages 6-16, while also providing participation with positive messages about staying in school & away from drugs and alcohol.
Register for these excellent programs for Girl Scouts (click on Programs & Events):
Course #4429: Saturday, July 13 (2-4pm) - Brownies-Bugs (ages 6-9) Explore the world of bugs.
Course #4431: Saturday, Sept 14 (2-4pm) - Juniors-Flowers (ages 8-11) Discover how flowers make your world healthier.
Early Bird Registration
Our Girl Scout year has been humming right along ... and it's time for 2014 Early Registration:
Way to Go, Girl Scouts - You Made A Difference!  Kudos to all the volunteers who packed meals on President's Day: Valley Lake's three shifts included 157 Girl Scouts + 47 adults & family members. This totalled 75% of the day's volunteers. Here are the details:
Valley Adventures DaycampIt's time for some Fun in the Sun! Valley Adventures Daycamp is back with another great summer program planned for June 17-21 at Camp Sacajawea in Apple Valley. Registration is now closed - camp is full. However, please contact Gretchen Simpson to check for any cancellations if you would still like to find room for your camper. For complete information, click here for camp flyer. Here are the forms:
VLGS T-Shirts & Patches...
Visit our Fotki Site for Valley Lake Photos
Just click here to see shots from all of our amazing girl events.
Password required. (See Arlys Thompson 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.
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's 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.