Keeping the Spirit of Christmas Alive

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When Lonsdale Girl Scout Stacey and her six-person family lost their home, they were grateful for the support they received to get through tough times. After her family got back on its feet and moved into another home, Stacey felt it was time to give back. She recalled the support her family received to make […]

Support Girls Like Sara


Eight-year-old Sara recently became one of River Valleys’ 45,000 Girl Scouts. Last year, Sara’s parents divorced and she had to move to a new neighborhood, where she started a new school and left her friends behind. Every day, Sara went to school with her head down and feet dragging. She worried about sitting alone at […]

Animal Habitats Badge Day for Girl Scout Juniors


Visit the Minnesota Zoo and discover a variety of animal habitats. Explore the differences between domestic dogs and wolves, and learn how animals care for their offspring. Trek through the tropics, investigate what life is like for creatures living in danger and find out how animals adapt to environmental changes. Girls will leave prepared to […]

Justice Wright’s Path to the Supreme Court


Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Wilhelmina Wright to the Minnesota Supreme Court in September, making her the first African American woman to serve on the court. During her career as an attorney, prosecutor and judge, Wright has received many awards: the Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Myra Bradwell Award from […]