Destinations Trip Fuels Love of Science + Travel


  As twins, Ally and Mary have spent their lives sharing both the small and big moments with one another, and last summer was no different when the teens added weightlessness to their list of special moments. The Lewiston, MN Girl Scout Cadettes experienced the feeling of weightlessness during a six-day Space Camp® experience at […]

Rewards of Volunteering Come in Quiet Moments + Hugs


  As an engineer at Donaldson Companies, hugs are not part of Kay Hatlestad’s standard greeting, but they are exactly what she is swarmed with anytime she stops by Edgerton or Harambee Elementary in Maplewood to see her Girl Scout troop. As a leader for her daughter’s troop for 10 years, Kay Hatlestad loved every […]

Cookie Skills Translate to Life Skills


Almost everyone knows Girl Scout Cookies, but some don’t realize that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world. Through learning by earning, Girl Scouting aims to empower girls through the development of five cookie skills: Goal setting Decision-making Money management People skills Business ethics The skills that girls learn through […]

Share Your Cookie Spirit on Social Media


Support your favorite Girl Scouts this year with these cover and profile images for your social media accounts! Click on any of the images to open the full-sized version – the full-sized version will have a black background to the page. Right-click on the larger image, and select “Save as…” to download it to your […]

2014 National Young Women of Distinction


National Young Women of Distinction is a special honor awarded by Girl Scouts of the USA to ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had measurable and sustainable impacts, and addressed local challenges that related to national and/or global issues. Application Details To apply, please complete the application form. The deadline […]