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Melisa Franzen

The Growing Girl Scout Family in Public Service

Did you know that nearly 70% of women in U.S. Congress are former Girl Scouts? Women in public office provide a great source of inspiration for girls, and we are ...more The Growing Girl Scout Family in Public Service

Money Earning for Hurricane Sandy

Money Earning for Hurricane Sandy

In response to the outpouring of concern and offers of assistance to aid sister councils affected by Hurricane Sandy, Girl Scouts of the USA has lifted fundraising restrictions. Girls are ...more Money Earning for Hurricane Sandy

Alexa on a farm

Gold Award Takes Alexa to Africa

For as long as she can remember, Alexa wanted to do service work in Africa. An active Girl Scout since the first grade and now a junior in high school, ...more Gold Award Takes Alexa to Africa

Star, Ellie, Kaitlyn and Rachelle outside the movie "BULLY"

Girl Scouts Take Action to Stop Bullying

Four Girl Scout Cadettes from Eden Prairie completed their Silver Award this fall by raising awareness about bullying. Together they created videos that were shown in Eden Prairie schools during ...more Girl Scouts Take Action to Stop Bullying

Cheradin's Girl Scout sisters push her across the bridge

The Value of Girl Scout Sisterhood

Bridging ceremonies are special events that signify a girl’s transition from one Girl Scout level to the next. In Zimmerman, MN this year, a bridging ceremony had special significance for ...more The Value of Girl Scout Sisterhood

GSUSA Closed + Website Down After Hurricane

GSUSA Closed + Website Down After Hurricane

Our thoughts are with our sister councils and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) while they and their communities recover from Hurricane Sandy. Headquartered in New York City, GSUSA is ...more GSUSA Closed + Website Down After Hurricane

Join River Valleys on Pinterest

Join River Valleys on Pinterest

Do you pin? Join us on Pinterest to find and share fun activities and resources for girls and troops along with celebration ideas, craft projects and Girl Scout history. New ...more Join River Valleys on Pinterest

Darby with Girl Scouts

Writer + Conservationist Speaks at Centennial Day of Service

Darby Nelson has been traveling throughout Minnesota to speak about his book, For Love of Lakes, and to discuss the problems facing our waterways. Nelson made a special stop on ...more Writer + Conservationist Speaks at Centennial Day of Service

Girl Raking Leaves

2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Girl Scouts who have recently earned Silver or Gold Awards are particularly good candidates. Girl Scouts can apply ...more 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Leader training equation

Join Us for New Leader Webinars

If you are a new troop leader, we encourage you to join webinars designed just for you! These webinars offer a chance to share information and experiences, ask questions of ...more Join Us for New Leader Webinars