Justice Wright’s Path to the Supreme Court


Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Wilhelmina Wright to the Minnesota Supreme Court in September, making her the first African American woman to serve on the court. During her career as an attorney, prosecutor and judge, Wright has received many awards: the Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Myra Bradwell Award from […]

Young Alumnae Networking Group Officially Launched

Two young alumnae+

On November 14, the Young Alumnae Networking Group launched with an event at Billy’s on Grand in St. Paul. This group has formed to connect young alumnae who are just starting their careers. Whether an alumna spent a year as a Girl Scout Brownie or participated through Girl Scout Ambassadors, all are welcome to join. […]

From Girl Scouts to Teach For America

Sara Mahle

Girl Scouts played an important part in Sara Mahle’s life—it taught her to be a good listener, to take risks and to persevere in tough situations. These are the lessons she says make her a good leader today at Teach For America (TFA) in her role as Senior Vice President of Recruitment. Originally from Golden […]

The Growing Girl Scout Family in Public Service

Melisa Franzen

Did you know that nearly 70% of women in U.S. Congress are former Girl Scouts? Women in public office provide a great source of inspiration for girls, and we are always proud when another Girl Scout alumna is elected. Minnesota 2012 Elections As the election season wraps up, River Valleys is taking a moment to […]

Juliette Gordon Low Society Luncheon

JGL glass, flower and program

Founded in 1984, Juliette Gordon Low Society honors individuals, foundations and organizations who demonstrate a deep commitment to the future of Girl Scouting by contributing to Girl Scouts River Valleys’ endowment fund or including River Valleys in their estate planning. Every year its members and guests gather together to celebrate their promise to girls and […]