Why We Give to Girl Scouts

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Amy Kroll fondly remembers that her first experiences in making independent decisions and setting goals came through her participation in Girl Scouts. As she worked on badges, sold cookies, and collaborated with other girls on troop projects, Amy gained confidence in her ability to succeed at challenging tasks—and a future leader was born. Amy’s passion […]

Running Lean Is Good, But It’s Not the Whole Story

Three Girl Scouts

While Girl Scouts River Valleys runs with low overhead costs (20.4% of budget compared to an industry average of 36.9%*), this statistic isn’t the best way to determine the council’s success. Success should be evaluated by the girl who made lasting friendships in her troop when it was otherwise difficult for her to make social […]

The Good Turn Club

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There are a lot of ways to support Girl Scouts, and 22 women do so as members of the Good Turn Club. Everyone in the club makes a personal investment in stocks, bonds and securities that will benefit Girl Scouts River Valleys. The group meets once a quarter to discuss financial topics, give advice to […]

Share Our Women of Distinction Success

2013 Honorees

On Thursday, April 18, more than 700 guests came together to honor eight inspiring women for their leadership, professional accomplishments and community contributions at our Women of Distinction event. The $160,000 in donations will help to bring the power of the Girl Scout program to 10,600 girls, giving them the opportunity to grow as leaders […]

Silent Auction: Graceful Gold

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In 1912, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low sold her strand of pearls to launch the Girl Scout movement. In her honor, we are holding a silent auction prior to our Women of Distinction luncheon, and proceeds will provide financial assistance to Girl Scouts experiencing financial hardship. You will find all of the items below […]