Owatonna Girl Scouts’ passport booths won first place at the annual Steele County Culturfest event. They had three different booths at the festival, representing Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Pictured with the girls is Kelly deBruin, member of the Diversity Network Committee, which organizes Culturfest. The second place winner was a Girl Scout Cadette troop from […]

Go Green Girl! Resuable Snack Kit

If you serve a snack at each troop meeting, put together a reusable snack kit. Items to include in the kit will vary depending on the type if snacks. Consider the following: reusable cups plates and eating utensils cloth napkins containers for serving the snack Place items in a carrying case or bag. Each troop […]

UPDATE: Girl Scouts Can Officially Raise Money for Haiti

GSUSA Communications Alert FROM: Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, GSUSA RE:  Fundraising for Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts The outpouring of support for the people of Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake last week has been remarkable, and Girl Scouts across the country have pitched in to help in many different ways. We know, however, […]

Girl Scout Court of Awards


Brownie Girl Scout Troop 13433, third graders out of out of Elm Creek Elementary, recently held their first Court of Awards. These 14 girls earned more than 47 Try-Its in the last few months. They have been working very hard and are in the process of planning a service project. Isabella, Anna, Rhiannon, Bailey, Abby, […]