Nominations Open for Forever Green Awards

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Forever Green Awards are given to alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, exceptional service, and an extraordinary dedication to the Girl Scout Movement over time. They are alumnae whose leadership, initiative, and energy have strengthened Girl Scouting, making a significant contribution to the mission and who exemplify the true spirit of Girl Scouts. Five awards […]

Camping + Laughter Lead to a Lifetime of Connections

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Laughter comes easily for mother and daughter Therese and Mary Britts, especially when the two start talking Girl Scouts. Therese is the matriarch of an exceptional family of Girl Scouts that includes eight daughters and five granddaughters. In her decades volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, Therese mentored more than 100 girls in Robbinsdale, MN. […]

Girl Scout Celebrates 50 Years of Membership

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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

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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 […]