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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.

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.


Alumnae from the legacy Greater Minneapolis Council gather for fellowship and the fun of keeping the Girl Scouts songs alive. This past year, they took part in a Thinking Day Ceremony with the Camden Wirth Service Unit and alumnae, the Great Girl Gathering, and they led the singing at the Alumnae S’mores event.

Camp Northwoods Alumnae

Camp Northwoods alumnae including campers, CIT’s 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.

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 was especially important during the centennial year with the displays at the mall, community historical centers, and at the North Star Museum. They also work to maintain the Girl Scouts River Valleys collection with Minnesota Reflections.

Friends Forever

Alumnae from the legacy St. Croix Valley 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 by investing their money and make gifts to Girl Scouts with the proceeds. They meet quarterly in the Twin Cities metro area.

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.

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.