About the Northern Lakes Canoe Base

The Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base is a place where girls over the age of 12 and adults are able to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) on 3-10 day trips. The base is operated through the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council.

About the Alumni Association

The purpose of the Northern Lakes Canoe Base Alumni Association (NLCBAA) is to provide a continuing interest in, and support for, the mission and programs of the Northern Lakes Canoe Base in keeping with the policies of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

The NLCBAA is a non-profit organization made up of past canoe guides along with past participants, community members, and other friends of the base. Our goal is to guarantee that the program we all love continues to inspire new generations of girls by instilling in them a love of nature, a compassion for others, and a sense of self-worth.

Current News & Announcements

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Date News
August 12, 2015 Board elections are happening at the Annual Meeting on Saturday August 15th! Board members Liz Thapaliya and Elena Gustafson are running for another term, and Beth Beckel is running for her first term. Stay tuned for an email (if you are a current member) about how to vote by proxy if you cannot call in on Saturday.
August 10, 2015 *The first-ever online auction is live! If you can't make it to the reunion (or even if you can, but you just want to try to get your hands on those AWESOME pieces the 2015 guide staff made), you have until noon on Saturday the 15th to bid. A gorgeous selection of handmade items, photography and a timeshare in Colorado are available for bidding at http://is.gd/nlcbaaauction. Payment options are explained on the auction site - you don't pay directly through that site.
August 10, 2015 The Annual Member Meeting is this Saturday, August 15th! If you are at the reunion, you'll have a group call in as part of your scheduled activities. If not, join us for the call from 2-4 pm CST, Dial in number 605-475-2090, access code 793251. Join us for updates from the NLCBAA board about finances, membership, newsletters, and participant recruitment, plus reports from Canoe Base director Ann McNally, discussion on ways to further the NLCBAA\'s goals for the base, and a vote on board members. If your are a current member, you will receive an email later this week on how to vote by proxy if you cannot call in.

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2015 Reunion!

Registration for this year's reunion is now open. For information about the reunion, please visit our Events Page.

Canoe Base Mural