Girl Scout Celebrates 50 Years of Membership

Head and shoulders photo of Elaine, smiling.

Growing up in the 1950s as the oldest girl of seven children in southern Indiana meant Elaine Orlando’s days were full of family responsibilities, leaving little time for her to pursue her own interests. The one activity Elaine was able to do was Girl Scouts. Those activities allowed her to just be a kid and […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Since its origination in 1926, Black History Month has served as a time to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of African American individuals during the month of February. Girl Scouts River Valleys celebrates Black History Month and is especially proud to highlight the contributions of our African American Girl Scouts who fill our community […]

A 30-Year Volunteer Still Giving Back

Gerri Fitzloff

Gerri Fitzloff joined Girl Scouts for the first time as an adult when her daughter came home asking to be a Girl Scout Brownie in 1978. She has been a Girl Scout leader since then, working with girls of all grade levels. Some of her most memorable moments in Girl Scouts were attending the National […]

Photographer with Girl Scout Roots

Rebecca as a Girl Scout

When viewing Girl Scouts River Valleys’ website, Facebook page or publications, it’s likely that you’ll come across the beautiful work of professional photographer Rebecca Pavlenko. Rebecca photographs many Girl Scouts River Valleys events, capturing the Girl Scout spirit while at the same time, enjoying a personal nostalgia. Rebecca was a Girl Scout in Troop 425 in […]

Forever Green Breakfast

Girl Scout Alumnae

Join fellow alumnae over breakfast to reconnect and share Girl Scout memories. Last year’s breakfast was so successful the River Valleys Alumnae Association would like to continue this special event, highlighting alumnae and celebrating our connection to Girl Scouts. When: Saturday, March 16, 9–11 am Where: Great Room, Mall of America Cost: $25 (please also […]