Connect + Learn at FALL Conference

Volunteers at a conference tableGet ready for the last volunteer learning conference of the Centennial year. The 2012 FALL Adult Education Conference will be held on Saturday, November 10 at Loyola High School in Mankato. Join us and help celebrate the FALL Conference theme, “Education for the Next 100 Years.


More than 170 volunteers registered for FALL Conference in 2011. This year our goal is to reach more than 200. We hope to see you there!


  • Opening ceremony
  • River Valleys Resource Fair and lunch
  • Children’s book drive for Read Indeed (a girl-led organization) and Reach Out and Read
  • “Name the 2013 Conference Theme” contest


Choose from over 40 unique enrichment training sessions for new, returning and service unit volunteers (some required trainings are also available). Following are some examples of session topics:

  • STEM—Making Science Cool
  • Leadership Progression—Best Practices for Cookie Success
  • Outdoor Awareness—Teaching Emergency Survival to Girl Scouts
  • Healthy Living—Go Team!
  • Building Girl Scout Connections—Girl Scout Traditions: Day Camps
  • Cultural Literacy—Treasures in a Trunk: Bringing Girl Scout History to Troops


FALL Conference is planned by a committee of volunteers from across River Valleys’ jurisdiction: Jennifer Sakellariou (chair), Jeanine Kiefer (vice chair), Julia Miller (past chair), Don Lee, Roberta Peterson, Kimberly Rowland, Deb Tenold, Julie Wendland and Donna Young. The conference theme artwork was designed by volunteer, Bert Jones. Help us thank and recognize these individuals for their hard work and creativity.

Bring Your Girl Scout Cadettes

If you’re a leader of Girl Scout Cadettes, bring them along to the Cadette Getaway—a separate event held at the same time and location as FALL Conference.