Help local Girl Scouts - and have fun

Submitted by Marcia Morris-Beck

Want a ticket to see this hot car in action? A free ticket? How about two free tickets?

The Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley is holding its first Girl Scout Day at the Races on Saturday, Aug. 12. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at Country Joe Racing in Lakeville, with lots of fun activities for the whole family.

Registration for this event has been overwhelming, with more than 500 kids coming -- and 57 of them from Northfield. There are so many scouts, we are looking for more volunteers to help supervise some of the day's activities. Each volunteer will receive two passes to attend the races that evening at Elko Speedway at 6:30 p.m., where you can cheer on the Girl Scout car.

Volunteers need to arrive at Country Joe Racing, 22222 Dodd Road in Lakeville, at 1 p.m. on August 12 for orientation and a tour of the facility. Here are some of the activities where we need volunteer help: field games like kickball, tug of war, obstacle course, croquet, archery. We also need assistance with arts and crafts, karaoke, orienteering, and at the petting zoo, inflatables, and registration.

If you can help for the whole afternoon or just a part of it, please contact Cori Sendle ( or 645-6603). Cori will give you more information on your volunteer responsibilities.

Thanks to all who can help and see you at the races!

Marcia Morris-Beck is the communications director of the Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley.