ConnectZ Alumnae Becomes ConnectZ Leader

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Cearah Hamilton recently joined the Girl Scouts staff as a Community Engagement Specialist, serving as a troop leader and mentor to dozens of young women who participate in our Girl Scouts ConnectZ program. Cearah couldn’t be more perfect for this role – she was a Girl Scout in a ConnectZ troop herself as a girl.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

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As part of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our volunteers. River Valleys relies on nearly 11,000 dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers like you to lead our troops, help at camp, teach workshops, and more. We wouldn’t be the same without you.

Adult Award Nominations

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Formal adult awards recognize exemplary service that goes above and beyond what is expected in a volunteer role. You may know a volunteer who does exceptional work and are encouraged to acknowledge outstanding service by submitting a nomination for a board approved award. Nominations can be submitted by parents, girls, or peers. Nomination deadline is […]

The Troop Support Team Is Here For You

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Are you a volunteer with a question about Journey Awards, council-sponsored events, or Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards? Troop Support Specialists have you covered. They’re available to talk you through topics ranging from troop planning and STEM activities, to Cookies and Summer Camp. Here is what volunteers are saying about the new Troop […]

Rewards of Volunteering Come in Quiet Moments + Hugs

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  As an engineer at Donaldson Companies, hugs are not part of Kay Hatlestad’s standard greeting, but they are exactly what she is swarmed with anytime she stops by Edgerton or Harambee Elementary in Maplewood to see her Girl Scout troop. As a leader for her daughter’s troop for 10 years, Kay Hatlestad loved every […]