Girl Scouts ConnectZ College Tour

ConnectZ Girls at Century CollegeWith so many higher education institutions in Minnesota, choosing the right place after high school can be a tough decision for students. Girl Scouts ConnectZ is making the decision easier for many high school Girl Scouts by planning college tours at schools like St. Catherine University, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Century College, Augsburg Collge and Rasmussen College.

The most recent stop on the Girl Scouts ConnectZ tour was at the technical campus of Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. Century College is the largest two-year school in the state with over 10,000 students enrolled. Ten Girl Scouts from Como Park High School and White Bear Lake High School learned about education and scholarship programs at the college.

After hearing a presentation from an admissions representative, the girls had the opportunity to tour the campus and interact with Century students. They learned about several programs degrees including dental, nursing, photography, engineering and more. While not all are seniors, the tour got the girls excited about attending college after graduation.

This spring, Girl Scouts ConnectZ will visit Augsburg College (March 6) and Rasmussen College (March 15). If you would like to join the tour, please contact Debra Pridgen for more information.


  1. Kathy Fluegel says

    It may be helpful for young college candidates to know that certain colleges, such as St. Catherine University, offer scholarships that reward recipients of the Girl Scout Gold or Silver Awards. When my daughter Elizabeth applied to St. Kate’s in 2008, she was offered a scholarship based on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award–as she walked through the door at a St. Kate’s admission event! My daughter ultimately decided to attend a college in outstate Minnesota, which does not have a specific Girl Scout scholoarship. However, that college, Gustavus Adolphus, took into account her Girl Scout accomplishments in awarding her their Presidential Scholarship. Kathy