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 […]

Alumnae Creative Arts Day

Pottery project

Are you a Girl Scout alumna with skills in crafting activities like knitting, textile arts, painting, ceramics and beading? Come share your talents with other Girl Scout alumnae. Show your work to appreciative eyes or find tips for new craft projects. Supplies will be available, but please feel free to bring your own as well. […]

Troop 430’s 1959 European Camping Tour

Troop 430 at Our Chalet

Girl Scout Troop 430 started in 1949 with a group of second graders in South Minneapolis. Some of the first few badges the girls earned taught them how to be self-sufficient in the wilderness. They built a fire with tinder, kindling and fuel, and cooked angel wing pastries at the local park. For several summers, […]

Girl Scout Alumna Now a Nonprofit Leader

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas is a Girl Scout alumna and 2013 Women of Distinction honoree. She’s the manager of the Mosaic Company Foundation, where her role is to coordinate the global giving program and build global NGO partnerships. She has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for over 18 years and loves working with organizations to identify […]