Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week at the Shop

Volunteers, join us at any Girl Scouts River Valleys council shop for free gifts, a discount, and fun events during Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21–25.

While you’re there, learn about new programs, and check out resources for Early Registration, bridging, award ceremonies, and planning your year.

Stop in for…

  • A free River Valleys tote, box of chocolates, and patch.
  • Meet-and-greet with Troop Support staff:
    • Brooklyn Center and St. Paul – Monday, April 21, 11 am–2 pm
    • Chanhassen – Tuesday, April 22, 11 am–2 pm
    • Mankato –Tuesday 4/22 from 11am-2pm
    • Northfield – Wednesday, April 23 11 am–2 pm
    • Burnsville – Wednesday, April 23 noon–4 pm
    • Redwood Falls and Rochester – Thursday, April 24, 3–5 pm
    • 15% off select volunteer gifts, including planners, pens, journals, and polo shirts.
    • An example of a fun, do-it-yourself bridge for bridging ceremonies (there will be one at each location).
    • Tips for making your very own bridge for a bridging ceremony.

Please remember to check our location hours before you visit one of our shops.


  1. Janet Maddalena says

    Are you aware of the misspelling of the word “Appreciation” in the patch shown above?

    • Girl Scouts River Valleys says

      Hi Janet, thanks for pointing that out. We’re in the process of revising it.

  2. Amanda Briggs says

    Do you realize that all of these times are during the day. It doesn’t show much appreciation for those that work full time AND volunteer. I will happily cointue being a troop leader for my daughters troop, but honestly, feeling a little under-appreciated when activties like this are during my scheduled work hours.

  3. Kim Anderson says

    I have to agree with Amanda. I work full-time during the day. The closest GS shop is an hour away from my home. I love working with the girls and the service unit I’m with, however not feeling appreciated.

  4. Girl Scouts River Valleys says

    Hi Amanda and Kim, first and foremost, thank you for being such dedicated volunteers. We are sorry to make you feel under-appreciated – that’s the last thing we’d want to do. We’ll definitely keep your feedback in mind for future events like this. We wanted to make sure that you knew that although the meet-and-greets won’t fit into your schedule, our Troop Support team is almost always available on-call to come and talk to you when you visit the shop. You can ask whoever is working in the shop at the time if one of our Troop Support staff members can stop by. Also, the free gifts, discount, bridging example, and additional support materials will be available during all shop hours of Volunteer Appreciation Week. We hope you’ll have some time to take advantage of these items created for volunteers like you.