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Special Interest Groups

Join a River Valleys Girl Scout alumnae group! Each group is centered around a common interest or shared experience. New members are welcome. Contact the Girl Scouts River Valleys Alumnae Association for additional details on these groups.

Camp Northwoods Alumnae

Camp Northwoods alumnae including campers, CITs and staff meet to plan service work and opportunities to promote programming at Camp Northwoods and to keep alumnae connected. They organize a reunion every five years; the next one is scheduled for 2015. In addition to monthly meetings, the group also has a blog, Yahoo group and Facebook group.

Connections 2015 Adult Girl Scout Retreat

Adult volunteers and alumnae come together to attend various workshops to learn various Girl Scout activities and to create connections and camaraderie with their adult peers. Ask to request an invite from the secured site or send an email.

Save the date: March 27, 28, 29.

Friends Forever

Alumnae gather monthly for fellowship and breakfast. A River Valleys staff member attends meetings to share council updates on events, programs, and activities.

Good Turn Club

Alumnae come together to learn about making investments and actively participate in conversation and decision-making around investments by investing their money and making gifts to Girl Scouts with the proceeds. They meet quarterly in the Twin Cities metro area.

Heritage Committee

The Heritage Committee collects, organizes, and preserves the historical record of the council, including photos, memorabilia, uniforms, books, and oral histories. This committee displays and provides information to community historical centers, and at the North Star Museum. They also work to maintain the Girl Scouts River Valleys collection with Minnesota Reflections.

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math (STEM)

Meeting once a month, this group provides opportunities and connections for Girl Scout Alumnae to be life-long STEM learners and mentors.

Second Winds

Second Winds promotes outdoor fun within Girl Scouts. They provide assistance in outdoor skills and programs including planning, implementing, and staffing outdoor events like encampments and field days. They chair and staff three large older girl encampments every year, and award scholarships to girls within the council accepted to destinations. They meet three times per year in April, September, and December.

Songbirds

Alumnae from the legacy Greater Minneapolis Council gather for fellowship and the fun of keeping the Girl Scouts songs alive.

Spookamaga Crew

Members of the Witches Crew join the fun in creating the Spook-tacular extras that add to the excitement of fright sites built by the Girl Scouts. Crew members are needed before, during, and after the event. Learn more.

Tuesday Group

These alumnae meet the second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center Service Center to provide administrative volunteer support to the council.

Troop 1976

These alumnae from the legacy Greater Minneapolis council started meeting after the 1976 National Convention in Seattle. They continue to meet as a group and offer support to the council by volunteering the second Tuesday of the month at the Brooklyn Center service center.