LAST UPDATED 5/4/2022

WHAT IS THE LAKAMAGA CONFERENCE?

THE LAKAMAGA CONFERENCE IS THE LONGEST RUNNING VOLUNTEER-LED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITHIN GSUSA.

SINCE 1969 A VOLUNTEER LEAD COMMITTEE HAS PLANNED AND EXECUTED A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT FOR ADULT GIRL SCOUT LEADERS.

IT FEATURES CLASSES ON ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT TOPICS TAUGHT BY OTHER GIRL SCOUT VOLUNTEERS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS.

FROM TRADITIONS, SONGS AND GAMES, MANAGING CONFLICT IN YOUR TROOP, TO LEARNING NEW SKILLS AND CREATING CRAFTS, LEARNING A NEW STEM ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR TROOP OR SIMPLY NETWORKING WITH OTHER LEADERS, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

WHO IS THE CONFERENCE FOR?

ANY REGISTERED GIRL SCOUT ADULT VOLUNTEER IS ABLE TO ATTEND.

WHETHER YOU’RE A NEW LEADER OR A VETERAN ONE, THERE’S SOMETHING AT THE CONFERENCE FOR YOU!

WHEN IS THE CONFERENCE? 

THE CONFERENCE IS ALWAYS THE THIRD SATURDAY IN AUGUST.

THIS YEAR’S CONFEFRENCE WILL BE ON:

SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 2022 

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023: SATURDAY AUGUST 19, 2023

 

WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE? 

CAMP LAKAMAGA 

12303 LAKAMAGA TRAIL N, MARINE ON ST CROIX, MN 55047 

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE CONFERENCE? 

THE COST OF THE 2022 CONFERENCE WILL BE $20.

THIS INCLUDES: 

*CLASSES

*LUNCHTIME NETWORKING SESSIONS,

*SILENT AUCTION

*TROOP BOUTIQUE,

*WATERFRONT TIME

*PONTOON RIDES

*CAMP TOURS

*CUSTOM PATCH! 

WILL THERE BE LUNCH/FOOD SERVED THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE?

IN ORDER TO BEST MEET EVERYONE’S DIETARY NEEDS ALL ATTENDEES (PARTICIPANTS AND FACILITATORS) ARE ASKED TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH/SNACKS. REFRIGERATION IS NOT AVAILABLE NEITHER IS 

COFFEE AND TEA WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE AM. BRING YOUR OWN MUG!

A WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION IS AVAILABLE.  

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND PHAT PHIL’S FOOD TRUCK WILL JOIN US FROM 11AM-2PM FOR FRENCH FRIES, CHEESE CURDS, MINI DONUTS, AND MORE! CASH/CARD ACCEPTED.

THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! WHERE CAN I REGISTER?

CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION TAB ABOVE! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 5TH, 2022 AND CLOSE JULY 31ST, 2022.

 

WHAT ARE THE COVID GUIDELINES OF THE CONFERENCE?

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT GSRV COVID GUIDELINES

THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE WILL USE THE RECOMMENDED GUIDANCE OF A TRACK SYSTEM FOR THE CLASSES. 

FINAL GUIDELINES WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL A WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT.

 

WHAT DOES THE DAY LOOK LIKE?

7:45AM CHECK IN

8:15AM OPENING FLAG

8:45-10:15AM:  CLASS 1

10:30-12:00PM: CLASS 2

12:00-2:00PM: FREE TIME/LUNCHTIME/TROOP BOUTIQUE/WATERFRONT/CAMP TOURS/FOOD TRUCK

2:15-3:45PM: CLASS 3

4:00-5:30PM: CLASS 4

5:45PM: CLOSING FLAG

****SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE UTILIZING A TRACK SYSTEM. PARTICIPANTS WILL SELECT THE TRACK THEY WANT TO FOLLOW FOR THE DAY. 

YOU WILL BE WITH THAT GROUP FOR THE DAY.

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORUNITY TO EAT LUNCH AND MINGLE WITH OTHER ADULT VOLUNTEERS DURING THE 12-2:00PM “FREE TIME”  

 

WILL THERE BE AN OVERNIGHT OPTION?

AN OVERNIGHT OPTION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY. SEE REGISTRATION FOR DETAILS.

SINCE WE ARE AT CAMP, DOES THAT MEAN THE CAMP STORE WILL BE OPEN? 

YES! 

THE CAMP STORE WILL BE OPEN FROM 12-2PM 

WILL THERE BE A SILENT AUCTION THIS YEAR? 

YES!

AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS THE SILENT AUCTION WILL BE RETURNING.

THE SILENT AUCTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE CONFERENCE AND IS IN PERSON (NO ONLINE BIDDING) 

BIDDING STARTS AT 11AM AND CLOSES AT 2PM 

PLEASE CLAIM YOUR ITEM BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE CONFERENCE 

THE LAKAMAGA SILENT AUCTION ACCEPTS CASH OR CHECK.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK (LAKAMAGA ADULT CONFERENCE) TO GET PREVIEWS OF SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!

CAN I DONATE AN ITEM/ITEMS TO THE SILENT AUCTION? 

YES!

YOU CAN BRING YOUR ITEM THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE OR CONTACT US AT LAKAMAGAADULTREG@GMAIL.COM TO COORDINATE A DROP OFF/PICK UP OF THE ITEM IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

 ITEMS DO NOT NEED TO BE GIRL SCOUT RELATED. THINK OF THINGS YOU MIGHT SEE AT A PTA SILENT AUCTION AND YOU’LL BE GOOD.

NO ALCOHOL, TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR E-CIGARETTES ARE ALLOWED 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOUR ITEM/ITEMS ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THE AUCTION, EMAIL US!

WHERE DO THE FUNDS FROM THE SILENT AUCTION GO? 

FUNDS ARE USED FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT CAMP LAKAMAGA

WHAT IS THE TROOP BOUTIQUE? 

THE TROOP BOUTIQUE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CADETTES, SENIOR, AND AMBASSADOR LEVEL GIRL SCOUT TROOPS OR JULIETTES TO SELL THEIR HANDMADE GOODS TO THE ADULT VOLUNTEERS AT THE CONFERENCE.

THE BOUTIQUE IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE ALONG THE PATH OUTSIDE OF THE ANNIE PAPER DINING HALL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE TROOP BOUTIQUE PAGE HERE

WILL THERE BE A FREE TABLE THIS YEAR?

YES! IT IS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE!

I’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE CONFERENCE, WHAT IS THE FREE TABLE?

A GIRL SCOUT MUST “USE RESOURCES WISELY”

PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING ITEMS THEY THINK OTHER GIRL SCOUT LEADERS/VOLUNTEERS MIGHT LIKE SUCH AS: BADGE BINDERS YOUR TROOP HAS AGED OUT OF, BOOKS, CRAFT MATERIALS, CLOTHES AND MORE!

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL THEN HAVE THE CHANCE TO PICK ITEMS FROM THE TABLE.

YOU CAN BRING YOUR ITEMS TO THE CONFERENCE THE DAY OF OR IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE BUT HAVE ITEMS, YOU CAN CONTACT LAKAMAGAADULTREG@GMAIL.COM TO COORDINATE A DROP OFF/PICK UP.

 

WILL THERE BE SWAPS?

OF COURSE! THE CONFERENCE WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT THIS GIRL SCOUT TRADITION!

WE ENCOURAGE ATTENDEES TO MAKE AND BRING SWAPS TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.

I’M A NEW LEADER, WHAT ARE SWAPS?

SWAPS ARE “SPECIAL WHATCHAMACALLITS AFFECTIONATELY PINNED SOMEHWERE” THEY ARE SMALL TOKENS OF FRIENDSHIP THAT GIRL SCOUTS CAN EXCHANGE WITH EACH OTHER. EACH SWAP UNIQUELY REFLECTS A FELLOW GIRL SCOUT, THEIR TROOP, OR A MEMORY OF A SPECIAL EVENT.

NEED IDEAS? GOOGLE AND PINTEREST HAVE TONS OF IDEAS!

 

WOW THESE CLASSES LOOK GREAT? CAN I BRING MY CHILD WITH ME SO SHE CAN ENJOY THEM TOO?

NO. THE CONFERENCE IS JUST FOR ADULTS. YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILDCARE

 

I HAVE A QUESTION ON……

IF YOU WEREN’T ABLE TO FIND THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION ABOVE, PLEASE EMAIL US AT LAKAMAGAADULTREG@GMAIL.COM