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A quarterly newsletter for South St. Paul Girl Scout Troop Leaders and Assistant Leaders


Low-Down Archives

Spring 2006

Summer Day Camps

A number of summer day camps still have spots available. Check out the council website for up to date session information, and encourage your girl scouts to register soon if they are interested! Click here.

Scout Day at Valleyfair

Valleyfair Family Amusement Park is offering reduced admission to all scouts and their families on their Annual Scout Day: May 20, 2006. You must register to participate in this event. Complete the registration process online by going to the South St. Paul Service Unit website to download a registration form. 

Minnesota Dreams Jamboree 2007

Escape to Minnesota July 18 – 22, 2007 for the Minnesota Dreams Girl Scout Jamboree in Northfield. The event is open to all registered Girl Scouts who have completed 6th grade and Girl Guides who are between the ages of 12 – 18 by the date of the event. Several housing options are available. Visit the website at for additional information, updates and forms.

Summer Events for Girl Scouts                          
Please see the council website for more information about summer events for girl scouts. Discounted tickets are available for MN Lynx games, MN Twins games, and MN Saints game, among others. Take advantage of all the Girl Scouts organization has to offer!

Early Registration for 2007

The early registration process is already underway!
Packets were distributed at the April leader meeting. If you have not received your packet yet, please contact

We encourage all troops to register early to allow for a smoother transition in the fall. Remember that early registration is one of the requirements for Super Troop. And, as an additional incentive, turn in your completed registration forms at the Leader Appreciation Dinner on 5/1, and you will get your name entered into a special drawing for a fabulous prize.
Plan of Works Meeting

A team of SSP Girl Scout leaders will be meeting on Monday, June 5th at Cheryl's house to plan the 2006 – 2007 Girl Scout calendar for the service unit. This meeting is an important component for understanding how service unit decisions get made for the upcoming year. As such, all leaders are welcome to attend. To RSVP, or for directions, please email Cheryl.

Leader Appreciation Dinner

All SSP Girl Scout leaders are invited to attend our annual leader appreciation dinner on May 1, 2006. Please see the attached invitation for more information including location, time, etc. Special awards will be presented to recognize leader accomplishments. We would love to see you there!

SSP Service Unit Encampment

Mark your calendars! The South St. Paul Service Unit has scheduled Encampment 2006 for August 11 – 13, 2006. This year’s event will be held at Camp Rolling Ridges, just outside of Hudson. More information will be coming soon. Please note that registration is required, and all participants will be asked to pay a nominal fee for a weekend packed full of great activities. Leader assistance is needed in planning for this event. If you are interested, please contact email Sue.

SSP Service Unit Ice Cream Social and Recognition Event: May 15, 2006

Invitations will be sent out soon for our 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social and Recognition Event on Monday, May 15th. A number of troops will be bridging, and several girl scouts will receive bronze awards. Please plan on attending and recognizing these girls for their accomplishments!

Upcoming Events Calendar       
5/1/06  Leader Appreciation Dinner
(see attached invitation)      
5/15/06 Ice Cream Social and Recognition Event
Each family will receive an invitation 
6/5/06  2006 – 2007 Plan of Works meeting
6:30 PM at Cheryl's home (call for directions)   
6/23/06 Kaposia Days Parade
Contact Cheryl S. if your troop is interested in participating      
6/30/06 Early Registration Packets Due to Sue B.
8/11 – 8/13     SSP Service Unit Encampment
More information forthcoming