Working Together Works Better


At Wacky Inventors, Girl Scouts used their imaginations and their planning skills to solve engineering challenges. Young inventors warmed up their minds by sharing creative movement ideas and building towers from newspaper, as they imagined great ways to improve tools they use every day. Then they were ready for the main challenge – a chain reaction or Rube Goldberg […]

Get Ready for Summer Hours at the Shop


Summer hours will begin at all River Valleys shops on Monday, June 16. St. Paul Service Center (Headquarters) Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm Friday: 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brooklyn Center Service Center Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm Friday: 10:00 am–3:00 pm Burnsville Satellite Shop Closed Chanhassen Satellite Shop Closed Mankato Satellite Shop Closed Northfield Satellite Shop Closed […]

Eating is the Easy Part


Several local troops got a hands-on lesson about the farming cycle on Saturday, May 3. Troops 44607 (4th grade), 44735 (5th grade), and 44923 (5th & 6th grade) helped remove hay from garlic plants at Earth Dance Farm, an organic farm in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The girls also enjoyed a tour of the farm where they […]

Volunteer Recognized for Lifetime of Service


When GSRV Development Officer, Steve Sanders arrived in Cannon Falls to meet with Colleen Schultz, he came bearing gifts. To the surprise of Colleen, she was presented with a letter of appreciation, a 60-year pin as a lifetime member, and of course, boxes of cookies. Surrounded by friends and a reporter from the Cannon Valley […]

What’s a Boomwhacker? Our Juniors know!


Girl Scout Juniors attended Musician Badge Day at The Works in Bloomington on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  At this event girls learned about music instruments and three instrument families:  strings, percussion and wind. They experimented with xylophones, metal slinkies and boomwhackers (percussion tubes) to make different sounds. A highlight for the girls was designing and […]