As part of her Gold Award project on Brain Injury and Stroke Recovery, Erin Hill presented staff and patients of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital with seven body socks. These bright, stretchy tools apply pressure on the central nervous system, which can calm individuals and assist with sensory regulation. Often, patients need body socks […]
“None of us are immune from life’s challenges. Sometimes these challenges are small, and sometimes [they are] large, but they are often unexpected, unplanned, and sometimes even unimagined. But what if we thought differently? What if we expected these challenges and anticipated how we might be better prepared?” –Sophia Goettke, a River Valleys Gold Award Recipient It […]
Each year, Girl Scouts River Valleys honors its Gold and Silver Award recipients with a special ceremony. Family and friends gather to recognize the service and leadership of girls who earned Girl Scouting’s highest awards. This year we are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout […]
Girl Scouts in grades 5-12 who earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award this year, would make a great candidate for a Prudential Sprit of Community Award. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by […]
Four girls from Girl Scout Troop 12771 in Plymouth, Minnesota found a creative way to inspire patients at Hennepin County Medical Center. Girl Scout Cadettes Lexi Fresh, Stephanie Garvis, Soronny Lee, and Devika Narayan completed their Silver Award, aiming to bring hope and positivity to the HCMC Cardiac Floor.