Girl Scout Josie Goes Green to Earn Silver


When Girl Scout Cadette Josie was looking for an appropriate project for her Girl Scout Silver Award, she didn’t have to look any further than her own Birchwood neighborhood. She noticed three issues that needed correcting: older neighbors not recycling, possibly because of difficulty carrying recycling bins to the curb; recycling items were blowing out […]

Girl Scouts Learn About Nuclear Science and Technology


Nearly 90 River Valleys’ Girl Scouts attended the recent council-sponsored event Behind the Scenes — Nuclear Science and Technology, where they toured the Xcel Energy Nuclear Power Plant in Monticello, MN. A reporter from the Saint Cloud Times was on hand to cover the exciting event that empowered girls to learn about engineering, physics and […]

Centennial Day of Service – Learn the Facts that Fuel the Project

Leaves + water = algae = dead fish Leaves, grass and pet waste release phosphorus into our lakes and rivers, which feeds algae. When this kind of organic debris isn’t bagged and properly composted, it runs through storm drains and directly into our waterways, turning our clear water green. This depletes the oxygen in the […]

Girl Scout Days with Little Farm Hands at the MN State Fair


Girl Scouts River Valleys invites your troop or family to volunteer at Little Farm Hands for a three-hour shift on Saturday, September 1 or Sunday, September 2. Before and after the shift, you can enjoy the State Fair for free! To sign up for a shift, email Virginia R. Mold, Agriculture Specialist Minnesota State Fair […]