Centennial Day of Service News (Updating)

Girls cleaning up leavesIt’s here! Centennial Day of Service is today and thousands of Girl Scouts are out cleaning up organic matter to prevent phosphorous from polluting our lakes and streams.

Throughout the day, we will be updating this post with news about Centennial Day of Service. Keep refreshing the page to see the newest updates. You can also follow the #CDOS hashtag on Twitter to find news from us and volunteers working today.

Please call 800-845-0787 with any immediate questions. Staff are available from 8 am to 5 pm.

7:13 am — Share Your Story

We are receiving the first posts on our Facebook wall from people getting ready this morning, and we’d love to hear from you too. Post your pictures and stories today, so we can all share the experience. If you tweet or check-in, include the #CDOS hashtag to join the conversation.

9:08 am – First Pictures Coming In

Volunteers are starting to share pictures of their CDOS activities. You can see all of our images as they come in on our Flickr page.




10:31 am – Girl Scouts on the KARE11 Morning Show

Viewers of the KARE11 Morning Show learned about the Centennial Day of Service and the activities of Girl Scouts throughout the council this morning.



11:19 am – Don’t Forget To Report Your Activities

River Valleys is working with our partners at the Freshwater Society to track the impact of today’s activities. Use this form on their site to share what you and your girls did today.

1:37 pm – Morning Activities Wrapping Up

Many of the Centennial Day of Service events are starting to wrap up, but there are still a few ongoing through the afternoon. Still send in pictures to our Facebook page, and watch our Flickr set for new pictures. Make sure to complete your activity report to show the full impact of today’s work.

6:15 pm – Thank You Everyone!

The Centennial Day of Service was a great success! Thank you for all of your hard work and support. Keep watching our Flickr and Facebook feeds to see new pictures as they are updated. Watch our site over the coming days and weeks for details about today’s impact. Put your email address into the field at the top right to have our new blog posts sent to you right as they’re published.

Thank you!


  1. D Lavender says

    Elmore Troop #33838 is off to a great start raking in the town park. The weather may be chilly, and the skys cloudy with rain threatening, but the leaves are piling up and the pink bags filling as the girls and volunteers work together. As one new Daisy put it – ‘We gotta work hard. The fish can’t do the raking, so we get to!”

  2. Troop 24306 says

    Our troop marked storm drains and raked leaves in Lakeville. It was very fun, but very hard work! We were glad we helped nature here in Dakota County. Some brownies told us “Rakers coming through!!!” You could tell they were proud of themselves, and so were we.

  3. Orono-Westonka Service Unit says

    Had a great day here on the west side of the metro. Raked leaves at local churches, schools and parks. All the girls felt like they made an effort to the community. Some girls even said that they wanted to do this again and some took bags and flyers home to help out their neighborhood! 🙂

  4. Troop 13951 says

    We loved being part of the Centennial Day of Service in Rogers! We are excited that we got to help the community and we learned so much.

  5. Troop 13749 says

    We had a GREAT day helping the town of Plymouth! So many hands to help, young and old! Everyone with smiles on, and energy to spare! Fun for all, and making the world a better place!

  6. Service Unit 179 Westonka-Orono says

    We had a great CDOS event on Saturday.. the rain held and got our storm drain markers down just in time in three neighborhoods in Medina. Raked many bags of leaves in Independence Beach, Hilltop school, Shirley Hills school and surrounding neighborhood, Church of St George–more bags to come as girls still wanted to continue raking and even marking!! Many door hangers distributed too!!
    They celebrated in style afterward with lunch and pumpkin decorating,t-shirt designing, scrapbook page to remember the day. 15 troops stepped up and marked a day in GS history for River Valleys!!!

  7. Troop 15293 says

    We had a great CDOS event We cleaned up Akin Park in Anoka MN. We cleaned up TONS and TONS of bags or leaves. So proud of my brownie troop and the adults who helped out. Even though it was raining, they keeped on going until the area we were responsible for was cleaned up.