Rewards of Volunteering Come in Quiet Moments + Hugs


  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 […]

Girl Scouts Badge Extravaganzas


As the troop leader for both a Girl Scout Daisy and a Junior troop, Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteer, Danielle knows that girls are busy, and the key to success is keeping them interested. To make the most of the time the troops have together, Danielle has developed what’s become known as the Girl Scout […]

New Resources are Available for Troop Leaders


Looking for help with troop operations, STEM, or planning your troop year? New resources are available to help you with a number of activities. Troop Support Specialists These River Valleys staff members specialize in specific areas of Girl Scout knowledge. They can assist you with questions regarding troop operations, program level resources, STEM, higher awards […]

First Lady’s Special Girl Scout Message


Watch this exciting video from Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) that features Honorary Girl Scouts National President, Michelle Obama. Please share it with your friends and networks. The First Lady emphasizes the important role that volunteers play in the Girl Scout movement, and encourages everyone—moms, dads, aunts, uncles and neighbors—to step up and make […]

Leading Girls for 11 Years + Beyond

Nancy with troop

When Nancy Bollweg’s daughter first enrolled in Girl Scouts, her troop was in need of another leader. Nancy graciously volunteered to help lead the group of Girl Scout Daisies. It has been 11 years since Nancy became a troop leader and she couldn’t be more proud of the eight girls she still leads today. She […]