Girl Scouts with Power Tools

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On April 2, more than 100 Girl Scout Cadettes spent the day swinging hammers, drilling drywall, and clamping scaffolding under the guidance of professional women carpenters from the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Girls heard first hand from these women about the variety of carpentry career opportunities available to them. They also had […]

Vibrant Gold Award Project Calms Patients in Need

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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 […]

Charting a Course and Going for It

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Kitty Harris, now in her fourth year as a leader in Burnsville, Minnesota for her daughter’s very “spirited” Cadette troop, knows well the significance of helping girls chart their own course. From seemingly small practices like trying new snacks each meeting to setting larger goals like topping their cookies sales year-to-year and fundraising for a […]

Leadership + Lay Ups

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 Last month, over 150 Girl Scouts attended the Leadership and Lay Ups event, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy. The girls, whose program levels ranged from Daisies to Ambassadors, participated in a variety of activities which focused on basketball and leadership skills, on and off the court. Girl Scouts […]