LAST UPDATED 6/8//2022

What is the Lakamaga Conference?

The Lakamaga conference is the longest running volunteer-led educational experience in 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?

You! 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 everyone!

This sounds amazing! Where can i register?

Click on the registration tab above!

Registration opened on June 5th, 2022 and close July 30th, 2022.

When is the conference? 

The conference is always the third Saturday in August. This year’s conference will be on:

Saturday August 20, 2022 

 

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 the classes, lunchtime networking sessions, access to the silent auction, troop boutique, waterfront time, camp tours and the patch! 

Will there be lunch/food served?

In order to best meet everyone’s dietary needs all attendees (participants and facilitators) are asked to bring their own lunch/snacks.

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 and credit card accepted.

Phat Phil's Menu 

Mini Donuts $5 

French Fries $3

Cheese Curds $6

Walking Tacos $5

Pickle Chips $6

Corn Dogs $3 

Lemonade $3

Assorted Pop/Water $2 

 

What are the COVID guidelines of the conference?

The Lakamaga committee has decided to follow the GSRV recommendation of have pods/tracks as part of covid mitigation best practices.

Please click here for current GSRV COVID guidelines

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: track class 1

10:30-12:00pm: track class 2

12:00-2:00pm: free time/lunchtime/troop boutique/waterfront/camp tours/food truck

2:15-3:45pm: track class 3

4:00-5:30pm: track class 4

5:45pm: closing flag

As mentioned above, the conference will be utilizing a track system. Participants will select the track they want to follow for the day. Click here to see the tracks

You will be with that group for the day. You will have the opportunity to eat lunch and mingle with other adult volunteers during the 12-2:00pm “free time”  

I am unable to stay the whole day/need to leave early/ can't come until later may I come for part of the day? 

We understand that there are many reasons why people might not be able to stay they whole day. If you need to leave early or come later, you are able to do so, we ask that you sign in/out and the check in/out table when you do so. The cost of the conference is $20 regardless of how long you stay or when you come. We still ask that you sign up a track even if you're only able to come for one class. 

 

Will there be an overnight option?

An overnight option will be available for Friday night only. See registration for details.

 

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 checks or credit cards payment (minimum purchase amount required) 

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 on property

 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 somewhere” 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 they can enjoy them too?

No. The conference is just for adults. You will need to make arrangements for childcare

 

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If you weren’t able to find the answer to your question above, please email us at lakamagaadultreg@gmail.com