Lakeville Girl Scouts

Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

WELCOME!

The Lakeville Service Unit is part of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. There are almost 500 registered Girl Scouts and 200 Volunteers in our area! 

2020-2021 GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP

Early Bird Registration for 2021 is NOW OPEN! The Early Bird session runs from May 1st to June 30th, 2020. There are SO many benefits to registering early. To learn more, check out the GSRV website.


If your daughter is a current member of Lakeville Girl Scouts, please be sure that her membership is renewed by Sept. 30th.


NEW TROOPS - Please remember that we can only form New Troops with New Leaders!! All troops are led by adult volunteers. If you want to guarantee a troop for your daughter, please consider starting and leading a New Troop. We'd love to help you get started...

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

Lakeville Girl Scouts Day Camp is going virtual!  Deadline to sign up is June 15. 


This Summer, CAMP is Where You Make It!  


Camping is a Girl Scout tradition and we are excited to offer a Virtual Camp experience for our Lakeville Girl Scout community!  Click here for a fun video on 2020 camp.


This virtual camping experience will give girls and families a chance to connect with each other and the camp Program Aides through a common love for camp and the outdoors. This event aims to bring you the magic and traditions of camp from home.


We encourage you to share your virtual camp experience on social media with the hashtag #LakevilleGSCamp2020.  Whether you pitch a tent in your yard, craft s'mores in the microwave, construct a dreamy blanket fort, or sing a song with your troop over video chat, your at home camping creations will inspire other girls to try it out themselves!


Girls can get together to complete activities if social distancing rules can be followed.  This might be the time to invite a neighbor who hasn’t tried camping to try something new and have some fun together!


To sign up for 2020 Lakeville Girl Scout Day Camp go here and click on "Register Now".


Cost: $30 for Campers (Going into 1st-6th grade), $35 for PAT (Program Aide in Training)


Each camper will receive a box prior to camp start date that will include a t-shirt, patch, mini songbook, welcome and agenda, access to a website with all resources necessary to complete the activities successfully, and most supplies needed to complete crafts, etc.  Boxes will be available for pickup in Lakeville the week prior to camp.

VIRTUAL GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITIES

You can keep your girl scout or troop busy during the COVID-19 pandemic by utilizing online resources. Our council, Girl Scouts River Valleys (GSRV), has a new patch opportunity called "Girl Scouts @ Home 2020"


You can also access virtual badge opportunities for girls from Daisy-Ambassadors here.(scroll down) 


Did you know there is a podcast just for Girl Scouts? GIRL Talk is a podcast for girls, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys. Girl Scouts is there to support all girls, wherever and whoever they are.This is a great time to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring and courageous and strong!

GIRL SCOUT RIVER VALLEYS: 2020 CAMP UPDATES

Girl Scouts River Valleys has cancelled the following:


  • All Girl Scouts River Valleys in-person program events scheduled for the month of June
  • All Girl Scouts River Valleys facility rentals through August 31
  • All Girl Scouts River Valleys summer camp programming, including:
    • Resident camp
    • Family camp
    • Troop camp
    • Edith Mayo day camp
    • Volunteer-led day camp
    • Mentored Troop day camp
    • ConnectZ camp
    • Bike Club


The following continues to be suspended until further notice:

  • All Girl Scouts River Valleys shops, service centers, and camps are closed to visitors.
  • All in-person Girl Scout activities, including Service Unit events and troop meetings.

PAN-O-PROG 2020 

Lakeville's annual community festival Pan-O-Prog has made the difficult decision to move the celebration to an abbreviated version from July to Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27. 

Is your Girl Scout or troop working on a Service Award?

In addition to the Silver and Gold Awards, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (grades 6-12) have a special opportunity to earn two different type of service awards:


Community Service to Girl Scouts


This award is earned when a girl/troop completes 20 hours of volunteer service to Lakeville Girl Scouts. Volunteer Service can include:


  • Volunteering at a Lakeville Service Unit Event (Daisy Days, Cookie Rally, World Thinking Day)
  • Helping another younger troop/girl with an activity or badge
  • Help develop and lead an event (small or big) for girls in the Lakeville Service Unit


Girls/troops keep track of their service hours "on their honor" on this form and parents or troop leader/s should contact Kim Heiar when they have reached 20 hours. 


Community Service to Community


This awards requires a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service in an area of interest for the girl/troop. There is an online form the needs to be completed prior to volunteer service for our council Girl Scouts River Valleys to approve the non-profit charity or cause where the girls will perform the service. 


Once the non-profit is approved, volunteer hours can be tracked on this log. Please email Kim Heiar when they have reached 20 hours.


In May, at a service unit celebration, we would like to recognize all Lakeville Girl Scouts who have earned either their 'Service to Community' pin or their 'Service to Girl Scouts' pin.

Troop 25701 Bronze Award: Is Your Pet Legal?

Lakeville Troop 25701 wants to make sure owners stay connected with their pets if they get lost. 


Did you know your dog needs a license? According to Lakeville Police, approximately 50% of dogs in Lakeville do not have a license.


To find out more, watch this video, created by Troop 25701.