Gold Award Project Builds Rain Garden Awareness

Michelle and volunteers stand behind completed rain garden.

Last summer, Girl Scout Michelle Smeaton built a 300-square-foot rain garden in Brooklyn Park. She installed it on public land because she wanted to educate her community about rain gardens and preventing water pollution. Located adjacent to a parking lot in River Park near the Mississippi River, the garden takes rainwater runoff from the parking lot and hard […]

Making a Difference Through Gold + Silver Awards

Girl Scout with Linda Keene and Deb Wilkinson

In 2013, 569 remarkable young women from Girl Scouts River Valleys completed their Girl Scout Gold and Silver Award projects, contributing more than 30,000 hours to their local and global communities. This represents a seventeen percent increase in higher award participation compared to last year. To receive the Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awards, girls […]